A new pub will open its doors in Bend next Monday. The "Platypus Pub" on northeast third will have a basement pub and a retail shop with beer supplies upstairs. Owner Tom Gilles explains how they came up with the name. “The name came about because we were searching for a name and many were taken. So we decided on Platypus Pub because two of my partners are Beaver fans and two of us are Duck fans and that kind of made a platypus.” The Platypus Pub is the former Ernesto’s Restaurant. The new pub will be open Sunday through Monday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. to midnight.