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.

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!

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.

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.

CJ (Christine Jackson)

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!

Feliciti Mullins

Sales Associate

I was born and raised in Bend, OR, I've lived my my whole life. I have a very large family, I am the oldest of 11 (but we aren't all full blood). One of my favorite hobbies that I have had since I was really young has always been writing; I've always wanted to be a published writer.

1. Favorite Childhood Book? Harry Potter
2. What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Hiking the trails or floating down the river
3. Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Tim Armstead

Sales Associate

My name is Tim, and I am from Portland, but I have been in Bend for more than 10 years. I prefer snow over rain, which is probably why I haven’t left. If I am not working, I’m hanging with friends and family, enjoying all Bend has to offer.

1. My secret talent is sleeping.
2. My favorite movie quote is, “Mmmmm that’s a tasty burger.”
3. Cats or Dogs? Dogs!

Sherrie Albert

Sales Associate

I’m from Sweet Home, Oregon, where I graduated from high school and went on to attend Linn-Benton Community College where I earned an Associate Degree. I have been in Central Oregon for about a year and a half.

1. What is something very few people know about you? I eat peanuts with the shell on.
2. Cats or Dogs? I love all animals, but I don’t have a pet currently.
3. If I win the lottery tomorrow… I would pay off all of my bills and go traveling.

Jonathan Fredricks

Sales Associate

I’m a born and bred Bendite. I am a retired Navy Veteran and I enjoy recording and producing new music. I would always be a waterpark if I had the choice.

1. Favorite Phrase: “Help the other Fellow.”
2. What is your favorite Central Oregon activity? Disc Golf!
3. What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Be yourself, enjoy your teammates, and no question is a stupid question.

Michael Andeel

Sales Associate

I was born in the desert and raised in a lion’s den. I like stones and bones and making art, learning and sharing songs on guitar.
1. My secret talent is; cartooning.
2. I’m obsessed with; Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan & Neil Young.
3. Favorite movie quote; “I’m half man and half dog! I’m my own best friend!” -John Candy, Spaceballs

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

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Our Location

740 NE 3rd St Suite 5

Bend, OR 97701

Store Hours

Mon-Sat 10AM–8PM

Sun 11AM–7PM