The Bulletin’s Where to GO! in Central Oregon survey grew again this year, drawing hundreds more nominations and thousands of additional votes in 70 categories.

The online nominations were opened in October, and 531 people made nearly 3,700 suggestions for live music venue, sports bar, barbershop, tattoo studio, beer, marijuana bargain buds, used bikes, happy hour deals, cold brew coffee and many more. The number of nominations increased by 1,200 compared to last year, and 265 more people participated in naming their favorites for Where to GO! in Central Oregon.

The top nominees rose to the top and were sent to the voting round. When the polls closed and the top choices were made, the number of votes tallied exceeded last year’s total by almost 10,000.

The Bulletin vetted all the entries throughout the nomination and voting process to keep the results honest.

The Bulletin’s Where to GO! staff couldn’t be happier to see the increased participation and enthusiasm from voters.

Congratulations to all the winners!