One of Central Oregon's biggest gatherings of local restaurants happens this weekend at COCC's Mazama Gym with the Taste of the Town. The event which features food from Thyme, Anthony's 10 Below, Tate and Tate and Deschutes Brewery among others is a fundraiser for the COCC foundation that provides scholarships to students in Central Oregon. Last year more than 1,000 people attended the Taste even at the college.
Admission is $30 advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at Newport Market, Whole Foods and the COCC box office. The event runs from 6-10 p.m. on Friday and Sat. night with music by the River Pigs and Mosley Wotta.