This past Christmas Eve the Wall Street Journal gave some Bend, Oregon restaurants the holiday gift of an endorsement. Reporter Adam Thompson wrote a piece for Off the Beaten Path on what to do, where to stay and where to try Deschutes County's local brews.
Among the list are some of my personal favorites including two businesses for whom I've created art: Deschutes Brewery and Jen's Garden. Though it's not a brew pub, Jen's Garden made the list, an accomplishment it fully has earned.
Many years ago I created the holiday Jubilale label for Deschutes Brewery (the second year of their annual artist label).
The painting "Jen's Garden" is in the restaurant above the fireplace.
It's been an honor to be involved with these two very creative companies. I recommend you visit both restaurants when visiting Bend.