Do our veggies taste better than other places? Thanks to Good Earth Farms, they ARE better!

04/27/2012

The Good Earth Farmers!

Central Oregon is blessed to have a wide variety of organic and environmentally minded farmers. Recently, Tetherow has partnered with Bend’s Good Earth Farms to fulfill a variety of our produce needs. The pairing happened naturally. Good Earth Farms discovered Tetherow when they expanded their farm this year. They had heard about us through other restaurants in town and were intrigued by our desire to work with local businesses. Tetherow is thrilled with their service, outstanding product and their delivery system.

 

As the season progresses, they will provide nearly half of Tetherow’s produce needs. We are hoping to have Good Earth Farms raise our pig for the annual Tetherow luau on Friday, August 10.

 

Good Earth Farms uses sustainable, organic, holistic and biodynamic growing practices and provide heirloom vegetables in an array of tastes, colors, sizes and shapes. Their fields, barns, greenhouses, livestock and place of processing are open for inspection by customers at any time. All livestock are raised on grass-based pasture systems in a sustainable manner and no chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

A new face and flavor to Thump—11R’s Bobby Grover

03/23/2012

A lot of changes are happening at Thump coffee! As of February 20th, Bobby Grover, Tetherow member and 11 Roasters owner, is now the official owner of one of downtown Bend’s most bustling and popular coffee shops.

 

Grover has owned 11 Roasters Coffee since 2007 (originally started up with former Patriots Quarterback Drew Bledsoe), and now, along with new ownership, he is also roasting a new Thump Coffee brand alongside 11R. Both coffees will be featured in the Thump location, which still has the same inviting look and feel as before the transition.

 

The main motivation behind purchasing Thump was so Grover could “control the coffee from farm all the way to the cup. A coffee bean starts out with so much potential.” He explains that each step of the process, from roasting to grinding and brewing to keeping the machinery clean and keeping the coffee fresh, all play a part in preserving the bean’s  integrity.

 

“By buying Thump, I feel I can keep the coffee in the 90th percentile of its full potential.” Grover now has the opportunity to serve coffee in which he can maintain and oversee this entire coffee spectrum.

 

As Grover is honing the art of coffee roasting, he loves to sip on a single origin macchiato. His favorite cup of good old fashioned Jo is Central American. “African coffees are fun and have bright big nuances, but the balance and drinkability of Centrals are where it’s at.”

 

So say goodbye to Stumptown Coffee and say hello to two meticulously crafted, local coffee brands at Thump.  Congratulations, Bobby, and we look forward to trying out some of your new coffee offerings in the same, cozy atmosphere that the Bend community has grown to know and love.

 

-Kelsi Shelton

Your dream is closer than you think at Tetherow!

02/24/2012

2017 seemed like the distant future to Bend’s Tim Williams and his family. When they planned out their future, it looked like 2017 was the year they could fulfill their desire of living in Tetherow, a growing community on Bend’s Westside. Patiently waiting, they spent three seasons as guests of the Tetherow Golf Club, enjoying the Scottish links style golf, outstanding dining and a variety of social and family events. As the young family grew, so did their eagerness to live in such a convenient, growing area.

In 2011, the Williams family learned about Tetherow’s Jr. Executive Membership, which is available to those under 46 and includes a family membership to the Athletic Club of Bend for just $390 a month. It was the ideal opportunity to join Tetherow. When they saw an opportunity to purchase a beautiful homesite at a great price in late 2011, they realized they could build a home and actually make their dream come true within the next year instead of having to wait!

“The entire staff is so cohesive and you can tell they really enjoy their jobs. It makes such a difference when the staff is happy at a Club. We also love the other families living there, and the views and prime location to everything Bend has to offer just can’t be beat,” said Williams.

The Williams family is hardly alone in their migration to Tetherow. This budding community has experienced impressive growth the past 12 months. Tetherow welcomed 30 new families into the membership last year alone! With its ideal location – nestled between the Southwest edge of Bend and the Deschutes National Forest – the full Cascade Mountain views and award-winning golf, this renaissance is hardly a surprise.

Since January of 2011, 12 real estate contracts have been written, eight of which have closed with a property sale while the remaining four are pending. Construction begins on three custom homes between now and May. Additionally, local builders Greg Welch and Ryan Duble are both designing showcase homes that will begin construction this spring. They will boast mountain and fairway views, and range from $599,000 to $775,000. With a blend of primary residences and second homes, Tetherow is growing in leaps and bounds.

Tetherow’s Tripleknot Townhomes, which are in the first stage of construction, have already sold the model and construction should be complete by April, when the golf course opens for play.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty (CSIR) continues to represent real estate at Tetherow. Deb Tebbs, owner of CSIR, says the trend there is not unique. “Built inventory around Central Oregon is drying up. Buyers recognize that they may not find their dream home already built. With reasonable property prices and construction costs, many buyers are taking the opportunity to create their own dream home.”

A variety of membership options are available at Tetherow, with or without real estate purchase. The David McLay Kidd course is open April through October, while the Tetherow Grill is open year round, seven days a week. The facility is also available for weddings, events and meetings.

Tetherow is located on Century Drive, on the way to Mt. Bachelor, just past the Reed Market roundabout. Stop in for a bite and check out the stunning mountain views!

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