About Us

Here at 3rd Street Beverage, we continue to service our customers.

Say hello to our staff

From the folks that know the basics of every spirit, every beer and every wine… we are the ones that know.

Lisa Sprauer

Sales Associate

Hello, I am Lisa Sprauer.I have lived in central Oregon since 1994 and graduated from Redmond High School as did all three of my boys. I am a proud mom of three young men and four dogs that I parent with my exceptional husband, Aaron. I enjoy going to concerts and spending time with the dogs and family in my free time. I also have a passion for rock hounding! If you ever need a tip on where to find the best obsidian, let me know and I am your gal!! I work seven days between two jobs and can always give a good tip on where to eat, drink or stay! I hope to see you at 3rd Street Beverage during your next visit.

Favorite Phrase: "Shut the front door".
I am obsessed with: Food, Dogs and stickers.
Cats or Dogs?: Dogs!!

Franklin Gordon

Beer Buyer

Originally from Georgia, I lived at the beach on the Florida panhandle for 14 years before moving to Central Oregon in 2020. I love outdoor activities, cooking, and pairing beer with meals, and making whiskey cocktails. My ambition is to be a Master Cicerone in 5 years!

Favorite Phrase: I say “right on” a lot.
I am obsessed with…. Cooking pork low and slow.
What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Snowshoeing! I moved here from Florida, so it is a unique experience for me.

Jaddah Smith

Manager

My name is Jaddah, a born and raised Oregonian. I have worked in liquor stores for over 16 years. Outside of work I can be found enjoying the outdoors with my daughter, Bella. We enjoy camping, motorcycles, concerts, BBQs and of course, a good IPA! I am also very active in fundraising for local charities through the motorcycle community.

1. In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a surfer.
2. If I was a pasta shape, I would be a Orecchiette (small ear shaped pasta) because I have small
ears.
3. My favorite beverage is a margarita, just because they taste so darn good!

Craig Moore

Sales Associate

My name is Craig and I am a proud Oregon native. I moved to Bend over thirty years ago to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that central Oregon offers. When I’m not hunting or catching up on the latest political news, I am playing catch with my German Wirehair, Miss B.

1.The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to open your own mail and count your own money and write your own checks.
2.When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a professional basketball player.
3.My favorite beverage is iced tea, just because I like it and it tastes good!

JD Weedman

Owner

I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest, from Bellingham WA, to Longview WA, Vancouver WA, Portland OR and finally found my home here in Bend Oregon in 1994. I have worked in the “Beverage” industry for 25 years in both distribution and now retail. When I’m not at the shop you are likely to find me hanging out with my #1 wife in the world and my kids. I LIKE BEER TOO......

1. Cats or Dogs? Dogs, but only Ernie!
2. The most important thing I learned before high school was to work hard and try to be a good person to all.
3. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a professional football player, like my dad did, but I didn’t make it.......Oh well!

Betsy Weedman

Owner

I am a proud, lifelong Oregonian and Bendite. I feel very fortunate to be able to live here and raise my kids in this great place. I have a lifelong love of working hard and doing good for our community. My kids and my husband are my life and I am so proud of each of them and their unique personalities. In my personal time, I enjoy getting outside for a good hike, making a great meal for the family or curling up on the couch for a great movie!

1. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would buy an island. And, you know, keep working at 3rd Street Beverage.
2. If I was a superhero, my superpower would be to make the world the happiest place!
3. My favorite beverage is Pepsi or Chardonnay. Duh.

Mark Merrick

Owner

I was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon. I was fortunate to spend some great years on the East Coast and abroad in my younger years. But seven of the greatest years of my life were at University of Oregon. Go Ducks! In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my two awesome kids, Katherine and John!

1. In another life I think I was a very tall tree, deep in the forests of Oregon.
2. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would start a re-insurance business, headquartered in Bermuda.
3. The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to not ever quit!

Noah Weedman

Wholesale Account Delivery Specialist

My name is Noah Weedman, I was born in Bend and graduated from Mt. View High school and am now attending Central Oregon Community College. I love sports and was team captain of the Mt. View High School Men’s State Champion water-polo team. I also coach water polo for Mt. View High girl’s team in my spare time. The Portland Trailblazers are my team and I love my DUCKS! In my spare time I like to hang out with friends and family.

CJ (Christine Jackson)

Sales Associate

My name is Christine, or CJ for short. I am an Oregon native, born and raised in Portland and moved to Bend a couple of months ago. In my free time you can find me exploring Central Oregon, playing video games, or rocking out to music. I am also a huge foodie, so I cannot wait to delve into the local food scene!

My secret talent is: My secret talent is nail artistry!
What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? My favorite Central Oregon activity is kayaking the Deschutes!
Cats or Dogs? Cats! My cat Buster is my baby!

Michael D’Errico

Wine Buyer

Originally from St Louis, Missouri I moved to bend in 2018 with my wife, Chelsea, with hopes of a fresh start. While I studied music theory and vocal performance in Nashville, my career turned a corner when I was introduced to the world of wine. My first job in the industry was for a local vineyard in Missouri, then in Oregon I became a salesman for a fine wine distributor. Despite my passions mostly focused on the wine world, I am also a beer, tequila, and whiskey fanatic! Now I find myself buying and curating wine in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and hope to make your wine experience just as great as mine!

My secret talent is; I am a trained singer and musician.
What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Floating the Deschutes River with a beer!
What is one talent that you possess that blows people away? I can do a back flip!

Zach Morgan-Owens

Sales Associate

I was born and raised in Bend Or. I graduated from Mountain View High and Oregon State University in 2015. In my free time, I enjoy a good gin and a Stephen King book. I have 4 pets, 3 geckos and a frog that I’ve had all for over 10 years.

1. Favorite Phrase: Take it easy
2. What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Trail hiking
3. A most embarrassing moment? Being called to speak at a school assembly, unexpectedly.

Sherrie Albert

Sales Associate

1. What is your favorite Central Oregon activity: Rafting
2. If you had a super power what would it be?: To make people better drivers
3. Cats or Dogs: Dogs
Bio: I enjoy going to rock concerts, gardening, and I love dogs.

Reece Burri

Sales Associate

1. Favorite Phrase: The whole world looks different on a full stomach.
2. Favorite Childhood Book: Harry Potter or Brave Story
3. Cats or Dogs?: Cats I have Meg & Meow Meow Kitty
Bio: Hi my name is Reece: I’ve been in Bend since 2007. I like to play video games and watch movies. I am often accompanied by my old blind cat Meg. I also have a white cat named Meow Meow. I was born in Pennsylvania.

Sam Bourgeois

Sales Associate

I moved to Central Oregon in 2015 and have enjoyed every year. I come from Southern Idaho. I have 3 first names and a difficult last name to pronounce. I enjoy the great areas and options to snowboard. I attend lots of high school sporting events around the area as often as I can. Also am a season ticket holder for the Bend Elks baseball team.

Favorite movie quote: May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Cats or dogs?: Cats! I have 2
If I win the lottery: Dream, would like to rebuild my high school baseball field.

Penny Meister

Sales Associate

I am a Bend native. And I love our “local” everything! Beverages/Spirits of all kinds have long been a passion for me. I can shake a perfect margarita every time. And Big Dog, well actually dogs of all sizes are something that I’m passionate about as well. “Love Your Life”!

Secret Talent? I can knot and string pearls
Cats or Dogs? Dogs but I like kitties too, mostly
Favorite word? Cocktails!

Marcy Biboux

Sales Associate

My name is Marcy. I am an Oregon native, born and raised in Klamath Falls. And moved to Bend with my family in 2011. In my free time I am baking delicious goodies or homemade sourdough bread, and when I’m not doing that I’m enjoying the nice weather out on the water. I have 3 wonderful children along with 2 bonus children entering my life thanks to my wonderful fiancé.

What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Kayaking on all the beautiful lakes and rivers.
Cats or Dogs? Both! I have 4 dogs & 2 cats
What is one talent you possess that blows people away? My baking skills

Ernie Weedman

My name is Ernie Weedman and I pretty much run the entire shop! I love red wine and long walks and on occasion like to sip Tequila – just kidding. I just really love when someone brings me a treat. I love saying hello to all of our awesome customers at 3rd Street Beverage.

Get Drinking!

3rd Street Beverage boasts one of the largest beverage stores in Oregon - that is, the largest in square footage, as well as selection.

Come see us!

Our Location

740 NE 3rd St Suite 5

Bend, OR 97701

Store Hours

Mon-Sat 10AM–8PM

Sun 11AM–7PM

Contact Us

(541) 797-0028

info@3rdstreetbeverage.com

Beer questions or inquiries?

beer@3rdstreetbeverage.com

Wine questions or inquiries?

wine@3rdstreetbeverage.com