Tuesday, February 26, 2008

at least it goes with the dog

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3/18: Bistro Corlise French Regional Food & Wine Journey

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, March 18

Dinner Celebrates Food & Wine of France’s Southwest Region: Bistro Corlise Presents A Five-Course Journey Through Beam, Quercy, Gers and Basque Country

(BEND, OR) Bistro Corlise’s Chef Jason Logan presents an evening of culinary delights from the southwest region of France on Tuesday, March 18. Seating is limited for this special five-course meal paired with regional wines and liqueur.

“Gastronomically, this region is defined as the Bearn, the Quercy, the Gers, and the Basque country; areas south of Bordeaux, north of the Pyrenees Mountains, and west of Languedoc,” explains Chef Logan. “With enough diversity and tradition to fill a lifetime of cooking, eating, and drinking, we take an evening to travel through this area of culinary treasures and amazing regional wines.”

The menu for the evening includes a first course of soupe (fish soup, fish mousseline) paired with Domaine Brumont, Pacherenc Du vic Bilh Sec, 2005. Second course is langue d’agneau (lamb tongue, cabbage, lentils, potato, lamb daube) paired with Domaines Jouffreau, Clos du Gamot, Cahors, 1989. Third course is canard (pan roasted duck breast, crépinette of duck leg, yellow foot chanterelles, cauliflower, sauce bigarade) paired with Domaine Brumont, V.V, Madiran, 2002. The fourth course pairs Domaine Brumont, Pacherenc Du Vic Doux Brumaire, 2004 with gâteau de noyer (walnut cake, prune curd, orange gelée). And for the finish, fromage (Roquefort cheese, golden raisin) and Bernard Boutinet, NV, Pineau des Charentes Blanc.

Certified by the International Sommelier Guild, Chef Logan lets wine lead the way through the cuisine. “We will be featuring three of Alain Brumont’s wines, a famed winemaker from the Madiran, says Logan. “Jean Jouffreau’s 1989 Clos du Gamont Cahors is another delightful find for this evening; the Jouffreau family has been making wine since 1610, passed down from father to son. Finishing the evening will be a Pineau des Charentes, an unfermented grape juice added to cognac, thus making a beautiful ‘vin de liqueur’.”

Cost for the Southwest France dinner is $125.00 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, please call 385-6979 or visit www.bistrocorlise.com. Bistro Corlise is located downtown Bend at 916 NW Wall Street.

Read Laurie Rice's review in The Source Weekly, "Avec Bon Gout: Corlise will take you to the heart of Parisian cuisine," December 2007.

Here's a sneak peek inside during the day:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Tip - Pine Mountain Sports

This is another in the series of ads we produced on a shoe-string budget for Pine Mountain Sports in Bend, Oregon. I like the public service announcement feel of these spots - they're more about providing useful, valuable information than promoting products in an overt way. -hoc

Here's a print ad featuring a different tip.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Backcountry Safety Tip - Pine Mountain Sports

This is one of a series of ads we produced on a shoe-string budget for Pine Mountain Sports in Bend, Oregon. I like the public service announcement feel of these spots - they're more about providing useful, valuable information than promoting products in an overt way. -hoc

Here's the print ad version.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

winterfest + february @ thump

WinterFest Festivities @ Thump Coffee

Friday-Monday, 2/8-2/11: "What's A Thump" Contest
Draw, write or otherwise describe your idea of "What's A Thump." The winner scores a bag of beans and gets his/her work posted on our website and newsletter.

Friday 2/8, 5-9pm: Sternkopf Artist's Reception, Tumbleweed Bead Co.
Come meet photographer Carol Sternkopf at an artist's reception for the "The Danger Show" (see below) hanging this month at Thump.

And toast the launch of Thumpista Jessica Russell's new website for her own Tumbleweed Bead Co. and see her latest custom, handmade jewelry designs. Check out her work.

Enjoy special desserts from the Bittersweet Kitchen.

Saturday 2/9, 3-9pm: Stumptown Cupping, Music by Mark Ransom + Pat Pearsall
3pm: Join Latin American "Cup of Excellence" coffee judge and former NW Regional Barista Competition champion Stephen Vick and NW Regional Barista Competition judge Chrissy Hoag as they take us on a tour of Colombian coffees, comparing them side by side.

6-8:30pm: Mark Ransom, former owner of A Cup of Magic, singer/ songwriter and leader of acclaimed local jam band the Mostest plays what he describes as an "acoustic coffeehouse folk-set...think New York City in the '60s...Bob Dylan and sh*t...." He's joined by über bassist and fellow Mostest member Pat Pearsall. It's a future so bright you gotta wear shades!

Enjoy special Desserts by the Bittersweet Kitchen.

Sunday 2/10, Stumptown Cupping + Barista Champs
9-11am: Vick on the Bar: Latte art and other creations from Stumptown's Stephen Vick, a champion barista and international coffee judge.

11am: Cupping w/ Stumptown Staff: Join Latin American Cup of Excellence Coffee judge and former NW Regional Barista Competion Champion Stephen Vick and NW Regional Barista Competion judge Chrissy Hoag as they take us on a tour of Colombian coffees, comparing them side by side.

ART: Stars by Sisters Quilt Show Director, Carol Sternkopf Photos, Young Artists, 2008 Wish Planks

ART: Kite Paper Stars by Ann Richardson
Ann Richardson, executive director of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, displays precisely constructed translucent paper stars made from colorful kite paper during February. The stars are hung in the front windows, allowing light to shine through these quilt-inspired pieces.

"They appeal to me because the designs are very quilt-like," says Richardson. "I make them every few years, when the mood strikes me. Always around the winter solstice, because their color and design, enhanced by the returning sunlight, makes me think of brighter, longer days."

ART: Carol Sternkopf "The Danger Show"
The conceptual thread linking Bend-based photographer Carol Sternkopf's exhibition at Thump Coffee this month stems from two ever-vigilant characters from her youth: The Robot from the classic '60s TV show, "Lost in Space," and her mother Harriet. Both figures seemed to find "Danger! Danger!" everywhere.

"This series is to honor fear, whether real, fictional, or somewhere in between," says Sternkopf. "These photos explore the risks we take throughout life. Bungee jumping, ice climbing, swimming with sharks, boarding an airplane, or simply taking on love - there's potential loss that might happen from doing any of it."

Sternkopf dedicates this show to her recently deceased mother, "even though I'm pretty sure she cannot possibly be resting in peace." See more of Carol's work.

ART: Bear Creek Elementary Young Artists, Pt. 2
As a continuation of the Bear Creek Elementary Young Artists exhibit hanging from the coffeehouse ceiling, for February the handmade gift boxes have been swapped with snowflakes crafted from coffee filters. Hazel (a former elementary school teacher) has been working with Bear Creek fifth grade students and their teachers to create and exhibit their artwork.

ART: Wish Planks - Last Chance to Make Yours!
Now through the end of February, you're invited to come by and create a new "Wish Plank" for 2008. Artist Mark Bernahl encourages people to take their new plank of wood home to work on it if they choose. The new wishes will be hung at the end of February.

Read more about Mark Bernahl.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

David Wachs Landscape Paintings at Tetherow

Through 2/27
(Franklin Crossing Bldg.)

550 Franklin Avenue
monday - saturday 9-5
sunday 11-4


Local artist David Wachs brings a truly original perspective to painting the dramatic landscapes of the High Desert. I've had the fun and privilege of accompanying him on trips through Oregon's Cascades and its vast and sparsely populated southeast corner, where he uses his off-pavement motorcycle and a maze of old dirt roads to access areas seldom seen by most. On these frequent sojourns through the Oregon/Nevada/Idaho "Outback," he shoots photos and sketches profusely to gather new raw material for what will become paintings on canvas, paper or board in his Tumalo studio.

For the first time since the demise of the Sunbird Gallery in downtown Bend, Wachs has a solo show of recent paintings hanging locally in the elegantly modern sales office of the Tetherow development (in the new Franklin Crossing building on the corner of Franklin and Bond in downtown Bend, Oregon).

Here's his statement about the show, and a few pictures from it. -hoc

My paintings are about the scenes that you might see out of the corner of your eye or that the clouds might reveal for a moment between squalls moving over the horizon. I love Oregon and have lived most of my life in our great state. 14 years in the same house here in Tumalo is proof as I have never lived in one place as long as I have here. Working in a converted dairy barn on our property is a dream come true for me.

During art school at Montana State, I made a lifelong commitment to the landscape as my subject matter and have faithfully retained this approach to my content. I am inspired by the places I’m so lucky to visit - those canyons, mountains, sage covered hills, basalt cliffs/breaks and dry deserts are the impressions that become my work. I know when I see a painting in the countryside, and bring those emotions back to my studio to create the images you see here. As an outdoorsman I am able to spend time on and amongst our majestic volcanoes skiing and climbing, in the summer and fall I enjoy gathering images from the high desert to the east and south into Nevada on the back of an Austrian made off-road motorcycle. Some of the most beautiful country in the western United States I have been fortunate enough to visit only because I travelled on 2 wheels, usually alone. It truly is the next best thing to flying.

Paintings shown by appointment, site specific commissions welcome.

David Wachs

Wachs Studio
Tumalo Reservoir Road
Bend, Oregon 97701

Skiing Pilot Butte

Update: 2/6/08 The Source Weekly articles: Schralping PB + Bend Borealis Resort Crashes WinterFest

Last Sunday, February 3, two local skiers summited and skied Pilot Butte in the middle of Bend, Oregon. Sam Hillson of Borealis Resort Development documented the moment on cell-phone video, as Ralph Tadday of Wildland Property schralped PB on tele skis. Although their epic descent was daring, it surely was not the first . . . Nor will it be the last . . . -hoc

Monday, February 4, 2008

Carol Sternkopf Photographer Site Launch

The new site for Carol Sternkopf Photographer is up and live now. My role in the site re-development for this talented Bend, Oregon-based photographer was mostly to help organize the content and to be a sounding board and editor. Sternkopf, like many of my artist friends, is a very good writer and communicator. She's best at telling her story, and my job was simply to help her with that process. My colleague Carlos Perez at Perez design here in Bend, Oregon is the genius behind the interface design (we've collaborated on Thump Coffee, the Jackalope Grill, Wonderworman and other projects). -hoc


WonderWorman: Waste-Fighting, Worm-Composting Superhero

Just helped launch a website for Bend, Oregon-based WonderWorman (aka, Laurie the Red Wiggler Merchant). My role was primarily organizing and writing content. It's fun stuff - and it will only evolve and get better over time, as we continue to add photos, content and hone our messages. If you want to turn your trash into treasure, let WonderWorman and her legions of Red Wiggler sidekicks help you get started with worm composting. This poop don't stink! -hoc