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.

Kate Fitzpatrick

Hi, my name is Kate, and I have been in retail sales and services for over fifteen years. Retail is definitely my forte and is something I enjoy doing as a career. When I am not working, you’ll find me at home cooking a good meal or jamming to some good music with family and friends.

In the warmer months you will see me toolin’ around town on my e-bike!

1. The best piece of advice I ever received was to never give up.
2. The most inspiring part of my job are the people, because they keep me smiling.
3. My favorite beverage is wine because it just tastes good!

Emily Bena

My name is Emily. I have been in the retail industry for 9 years and have been in the beverage industry for about one year. I enjoy learning and tasting our wine, beer and spirits!

When I am not at work you will most likely find me out exploring a trail or a park with my husband and our Golden Retriever, Cowboy.

1. The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is, the older you get, the faster it goes, so enjoy every second that goes by!
2. If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve puppies!
3. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I would be a horse trainer when I grew up.

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!

Nathan Mansfield

I was born and raised in Oregon. From Coos Bay to Eugene and eventually, Bend. I was recognized as the youngest Supercross Semi-Pro Racer in the USA at age 13. However, I had a horrible accident and was in the hospital for 8 months. Needless to say, I move on from Supercross to fast motorcycles and cars. My passion now is my 2 awesome children, Luna and Syrius. They are my life and my focus. “Play hard, pay hard, but never die wondering “what if”?

1.In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a professional race car driver.
2.What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team? That you’re not just joining a team of superstars, but you’re a part of a family, our family, and you will get back what you put in!
3.If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be a stripper.

Chris Oatman

Cork Dork (Wine Buyer)

I drink champagne.... If I’m alone or with someone. Save water, drink champagne! You can’t drink champagne all day if you don’t start in the a.m. Start your day with a smile and end it with champagne! I hope to arrive at my death late, in love and a little drunk! And, I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not!

1.In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a pirate! Argh!
2.The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to have good tires on your rig!
3.My favorite word in the English language is “f*#k”!

Eric Dzezinski

I’ve spent my life searching. I don’t know what I’m looking for, if I will ever find it, or if it even exists. I’ve spent time travelling our world. I’ve found that we’re all just as alike as we are different.

1.The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is that in the end, all of existence will turn to dust, nothing matters, so you might as well try to have a good time.
2.My favorite word in the English language is “hella”.
3.The most important thing I learned before high school was that most people cope by projecting; don’t take anything personal.

Craig Moore

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

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.

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 is one of the largest beverage stores in the state of 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