Special Events & Hours
10/2 Fall Art Hop – First Friday, open late until 8:00
We’ll be open late to take in great art by Lori LaBissoniere. Join us for coffee, wine and sweet seasonal treats offered by The Bittersweet Kitchen!
10/8-10/11 BendFilm Festival “Flash Your Ticket!”
Get your thump on before or after a BendFilm movie. Show us your ticket stub from any movie and get 50% off a beverage of your choice (during the Festival only)!
Trad Cap Happy Hour – Every Friday from 2:30pm – Close
Join us every Friday for a celebration of the classic Italian espresso drink, the Traditional Cappuccino. During TradCap Happy Hour – or Cappy Hour, if you will – enjoy half-priced traditional espresso drinks, dopios, macchiatos, and traditional cappuccinos. Many people have never ventured to try these delightful little drinks. No syrup, no chocolate, just espresso and perhaps a small embrace of milk steamed to sweet, velvety perfection!
Cupping: Sun., 10/25, 1:30-2:30pm
What’s up in the cup? Come join us on a journey of the senses, as we discover the ins and outs of tasting coffee.
ART: Lori LaBissoniere’s “Transitions” Paintings
Local painter Lori LaBissoniere’s “Transitions” show of recent works is on exhibit at Thump Coffee in downtown Bend throughout October. LaBissoniere explains that this collection of paintings “deals with the inevitable and ever-changing transition of seasons that have a significant effect on our psyche here in the Northwest.”
“As the bright notes of yellow summer fade into the fall and on to the icy blues of winter,” she says, “our mood tends to shift along with the progression of the seasons. We begin to reminisce upon life as it was and anticipate the seasons to come.”
LaBissoniere says these paintings were created in hopes of “transporting the viewer to various times of the year, reminding them of the importance of the transformations of nature and the often significant effects of the changing seasons.”
LaBissoniere received her B.A. in Fine Art from Gonzaga University in 2002. Her inspirations include travels in France, Italy and Australia, studying the works of artists and masters of the past, and a love of the. “My creativity is most alive when I’ve just visited a snow-capped mountain, a sun-kissed oceanside, or felt God’s inspiration shining down from the crack in a stormy sky.”
Since relocating to the Bend area from her hometown of Yakima, Washington, LaBissoniere has been involved with Poethouse Art, where she has been a resident artist and art class coordinator. Visit her studio at Poethouse Art, or go to www.lorilynnart.com.
Featured Cup: El Salvador Kilimanjaro Organic, Direct Trade
This coffee is produced by Aida Battle, a female coffee farmer and Cup of Excellence competition winner, a prestigious accomplishment awarded to coffee producers whose meticulous farming practices yield outstanding coffees and record prices at auction. Stumptown describes the flavor as “perfume and rose petal aromatics introduce flavors of rainier cherry, blackberry and champagne grapes with a caramel finish.”
Seasonal Bites & Sips
Apple Spice Bread
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Coffeecake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Nancy P’s Blueberry & Marionberry Scones
Chocolate & Almond – Filled Croissants
Blackberry Spice Bread
Nancy P’s Classic Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Frankly Naturals Gluten Free Bars
El Salvador Kilimanjaro Organic, Direct Trade Coffee
Crème Caramel Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hot Ginger Tea
Organic /Fair Trade Loose Leaf Teas
Hot Lips Fruit Juice Sodas