Columbine Quillen Press

Bend’s Master Mixologist Columbine Quillen Scours the High Desert for New Ingredients
Mix Magazine
March 11, 2011
Cover Story


Eight Thumbs Up for 10 Below
Cascade Arts and Entertainment
March 2011
“We ended our meal with desserts and a flight of innovative adult beverages created by bar manager Columbine Quillen, who makes her own fruit purees, bitters and more. Our favorite was the Hauté Maté, made with Ava Maté cured vodka, Prana Maté nectar, Shanti tincture, fresh squeezed lemon, a dash of absinthe, and egg white. It was unexpectedly superb, just like the rest of our meal.”

Does Bend Have the Best Bartender in America?
The Bulletin
February 5, 2010
“She tells a story through her drinks,” Gavin McMichael said. “She’s whimsical, technical. She’s very, very good.”

Nightclub and Bar Magazine’s Finalist for Bartender of the Year
Nightclub & Bar Magazine
February  2010

Best Cocktail List (The Blacksmith Restaurant) 2009
Runner up Best Cocktail List (28) 2009
Runner up Best Bartender, Columbine Quillen 2009

The Source
August 7, 2008

Shake It Up Las Vegas, Nevada
Nightclub & Bar Magazine
April 2009
“Columbine Quillen took 4th place with $700 with her drink Epic Absinthticity”

Scene on the Scene
On the Go Go Magazine
February 2009
“Columbine Quillen is the cocktail diva.”

Best Bar 2008
Best Late Night Cocktail 2008
Runner up Best Cocktail 2008
Runner up Best Mixed Drink 2008
Runner up Best Bartender, Columbine Quillen 2008

The Source
August 7, 2008


Best of Bend Editor’s Pick Best Place For a Cocktail 2008

Bend Living
Summer 2008
“Home to the city’s best mixologist”

Lucky Number
Go Magazine
May 9, 2008
“Quillen is a master mixologist.”

Top 100 Bars in the Country
Nightclub & Bar Magazine
January 2008

Midnight Munching
Go Magazine
January 4, 2008
“28 known for its small plates and fine fine cocktails.”

Bar Hopping High Desert Style
Cascade East
Winter 2007-08
“Great bar, Quillen makes it feel very warm and sophisticated.”

Winter Cocktails
Gusto
Winter 2007 – 08
“Hot Godiva”

Raising the Bar, Bend’s bartenders mix a stiff drink and lend a caring ear
Bend Living
February 2007
“Quillen is approachable, funny, and direct.”

Best Bartender Columbine Quillen at 28
The Source
August 2006
“Because I’m the best!”

Best Bartender 2004 Columbine Quillen at Benson’s
The Mountain Mail
“Quillen even received votes on the back of coasters!”

The Bite
Westward-Denver, CO
March 2000
“Don’t miss Martini Mondays at the Fourth Story for live jazz and
great martinis.  Ask bartender Columbine Quillen for a lemondrop.
She might just make the best in town.”