Snow Hasn’t Slowed Down Progress on Fitness Facility

It’s slated to open Memorial Day Weekend By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow’s new fitness center won’t be complete for another three months, but that hasn’t stopped Project Manager Erin van der Velde from joking that she wants the upstairs corner office in the building. The facility – set to open Memorial weekend – has three exercise rooms and several offices that overlook the Deschutes National Forest to the south and have an unobstructed view of Mount Bachelor to the west. “The views from the second floor (are) drop-dead,” van der Velde said. The building is meant to work in concert with Tetherow’s onsite pool and hot tub. Men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with their own sauna and steam room, are located on the first floor,… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Crowd Favors the Hometown Team

Crux and Silver Moon defeated Fremont and Georgetown in third annual event By McKenna Brown   Tetherow’s third annual Brewery Smackdown, on January 27th, pitted two of Bend’s favorite breweries — Silver Moon Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project – against Seattle’s Fremont Brewing and Georgetown Brewing. The breweries teamed up in a beer pairing competition, working together to choose the most appropriate beer to go with each of the five courses. Diners were given a sample of each beer and asked to vote on their favorite pairing, but they didn’t know which brewery supplied which beer – red and green ribbons around the bottom of the glasses were the only identifier. It was hailed as a clash of beer titans, but… Read More

No Bones About It, Tetherow Is Dog Country

Four-Legged Friends Abound Among Our Membership By Yoko Minoura   Bend was crowned “Dog Town USA” by Dog Fancy magazine in 2012 – and it seems that canines (and their human parents) have decided Tetherow is one of the best neighborhoods in town to call home. Several Tetherow members said their dogs seem to have as many, or possibly more, friends – both two- and four‑legged – among the membership as their human counterparts. “If I show up in a lot of the places I frequent in Bend and they don’t see Sarge, that’s the first question,” Member Joe Gallagher said of his service dog. “It’s not, ‘Hey Joe, how are you doing?’ It’s ‘Where’s Sarge?’” Members said their dogs are… Read More