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I don’t think I am alone in being astounded that it’s August already. It seems like all of 2021 has involved waiting for something—waiting for a change in leadership, for a vaccine to arrive, for a summer that looked more like ones we have known in the past… and then August arrives and it seems like summer is already winding to a close. Perhaps the one bright light is that soon school will be back in session (or at least we can hope it will) and with it, more child care needs being met for workers, and as a result, more labor shortages being eased. So again, more waiting! To bring us back to the present, this week’s issue is packed with great stories. Our Feature page tells the tale of a local man’s modern-day miracle, while our Culture and Chow pages highlight the meaningful work of local chefs, artists and makers. And of course, our calendar is, as always, packed with fun events! Have a great week.


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t this point in the year, it’s safe to say the weather is not the only thing that’s boiling hot. Politics have hit a fever pitch, and that temperature extends across numerous branches of government. Failed Bend-La Pine school board candidates who didn’t bother to speak to anyone but Fox News during their candidacy are now speaking out and packing school board meetings, causing a ruckus over masks in schools and the fear that a more accurate portrayal of American history might land rent-free in their kids’ heads. Meanwhile, the Deschutes County District Attorney is at odds with Bend cops over flimsy arrests made during the clearing of a local houseless camp. The spat between DA John Hummel and Police Chief Mike Krantz is pushing the political temperature up at the moment. Bend Police sought charges of trespassing against several protesters and a houseless individual while clearing the encampment at NE Second and Emerson Avenue on June 23. As is the case in any of these situations, the Bend Police tasked the DA to file the charges against individuals they arrested in course of those duties. In this case, DA Hummel didn’t file those charges. The houseless person on the scene had asked to use the port-a-pottie, and when officers refused, the man ran toward the bathroom, a letter from Hummel to Krantz detailed. Cops then tackled him and took him into custody, allegedly fearing there was a weapon inside the port-a-pottie. Hummel declined to charge the man, saying “fear-based policing prevailed over common-sense and humane policing.” In the case of the protesters, Hummel’s letter alleges that only members of one group of protesters were targeted for arrest and/or surveillance, while those not known to be associated with the group were not cited or arrested. “A 62-page detailed report for what amounts to allegations of trespassing, is shockingly long,” Hummel wrote in his July 16 note to Krantz, obtained by OPB. “I venture to say it’s the longest trespassing report in the history of the City of Bend. I would love to see domestic violence allegations receive the level of investigation and documentation that

these trespassing allegations received.” The six-page letter goes on to describe Hummel’s justification for declining to charge each of the individuals targeted by Bend Police. At the end of the letter, Hummel invites Krantz to work “with your critics to make the Bend Police Department the most ethical, just, and effective police department in the country,” and invites Krantz to work with him to make that happen. Transparency and accountability are buzzwords that most of us have heard a time or two over the past several years. They are words to live by, to be sure. In a very public way, Hummel is holding the local police department to a higher standard. The local DA, elected by the public to uphold the law and to evaluate not just the actions of alleged criminals but also the people who arrest them, is, in this instance, defining the rules of engagement around the increased activism we are seeing in this community. That’s appropriate, but to be fair to Krantz, the letter is hyperbolic and tinged with shades of grandstanding. Our current DA has been outspoken about being a criminal justice reformer, committed to reducing recidivism among those in the criminal justice system. Local law enforcement will need to conform to the DA’s style of management. Hopefully Krantz and Hummel can have a less-public conversation about policing so activists don’t needlessly get arrested, and we can all feel confident were making progress on the kind of reforms our community wishes to see. We expect to see more activists pushing back against actions they disagree with. That’s their role. Our police chief is new to this community and is, with incidents like this, being taught the role of his department. Our hope for the future is that the teaching is done in a more collegial manner. These times we find ourselves in are hot across all levels of the political spectrum, to be sure, and with that comes a feeling of instability. We’d prefer to see less instability, however, from the two entities tasked with managing criminal—or not-so-criminal—activity in the community. The community deserves better policy and better communication from both sides. 





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So much in life today and so many families suffering Like never before and this killer virus is here to stay And we were all caught and unaware and it’s sadness In the air and Isolated from our loved ones every day And there’s no happiness or joy in our lives today It’s just an other loved one who’s sadly passed away And coronavirus walks among us every day And we try our best to struggle through This horrible coronavirus storm Trying to stay safe and keep ourselves warm And the pain and hurt it’s brought us and There’s nothing much to gain and our Peace and love has all gone away And it’s just a lonely tear rolling down my face and I’ve been Crying inside this cold lonely old place And all the pain running though me every day Coronavirus coronavirus when will you ever Just go away and I cry for the loved ones who’s sadly Passed away and I’m still cocooning away and Every day and I’m lost without you in my life and The world has changed so much Coronavirus every day in our life And the darkness surrounds the world today And it’s so cold and painful every day and I feel the chill up and down my spine every day And our warm hugs and soft kisses Have just all faded away and

Just like our loved ones fading away And nobody to hold at night And nobody to whisper I love you goodnight And as a lonely tear rolls down my face I try to smile and remember your beautiful face As coronavirus has slowly taken you away And I promise you all I’ll love And pray for everyone Who’s been suffering from coronavirus Every day. —David P. Carroll


“We see this as a thinly veiled form of racism.” that a joke? Not wanting overpopulated neighborhoods has absolutely nothing to do with “racism.” As a homeowner I have experienced the quality of my neighborhood go DOWN because of not only traffic congestion, but also the riff raff that multi units naturally bring. Brown, black, white or purple, doesn’t matter. It’s detrimental to the quality of our neighborhoods. Keep drinkin the kool aid, Source. —Kyla Nolte, via

It started in Berkeley, California to exclude minorities from owning property and it grew from there. Understanding history to better understand the current situation is critically important. Thank you again for your well-written article. —Katherine Austin, via

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Katherine: When I wrote you to correspond about your letter and found out that you are a licensed architect who also sits on the city’s Affordable Housing advisory committee and the HB 2001 stakeholder group, your comment only carries more weight in my eyes. Thanks for writing in, and come on down for your gift card to Palate! —Nicole Vulcan

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My wife and I recently returned from the Three Creeks Lakes area. While camping, we took a hike up to Tam McArthur Rim. We knew that a hiking permit was required, but felt it must be included for anyone camping in the area. Why camp if you can’t hike? Halfway to the top we encountered a Forest Service employee who asked for our permit. Because this is the first season that a permit system has been implemented for many wilderness trails, people like us will push the envelope. We explained that we were camping in the area and thought it should qualify us for hiking experiences. She explained that a percentage of the permits are reserved for late registrants…yet are available a week in advance. Disappointed, we headed down the hill. Up the trail came a couple who were hiking to the top. We asked if they had permits. Yes, they did and told us that they had two extra …so up the hill we went to speak with the ranger. She asked us to stay together for the entire trip. Forty-five minutes later we reached the observation point of the Tam McArthur Rim trail and posed for pictures with our new hiking friends. We learned a few things on this expedition. One, the new permit system is being enforced. Two, if you don’t have a permit, make friends at the trailhead with folks who may have an extra! Don’t be shy. —Mike and Pam Johnson

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Out Of The Junipers, a Proposed New Camp for the Unhoused A village is in the works for unhoused people living on public lands east of Redmond By Jack Harvel




rban and rural houselessness often don’t look the same and have different solutions. In more-urban Bend, the rising population of unhoused has inspired both great acts of compassion from houselessness advocates and drawn ire from NIMBYs who want unhoused camps out of sight and out of mind. In rural Redmond, houseless populations aren’t as acutely visible, but a growing community does exist out in the junipers. “If you have an off-road bike, or a 4X4 or for whatever reason you’re out in the junipers, you will come across the camps, but there aren’t that many folks that go east,” said Bob Bohac, a board member and outreach director for the nonprofit Jericho Road. The camps there aren’t like the tented and tarped ones seen in cities, and are more likely to be made up of makeshift wooden structures or RVs, but the hurdles transitioning the residents to shelters are often the same. Unhoused people are wary of leaving their belongings for too long out of fear they’ll be stolen. Shelters often don’t accept pets and high barriers to entry can exclude people who use drugs or alcohol. To meet these needs, the Redmond Village Team was created over three years ago under the umbrella of Jericho Road, informed by the success of Rogue Retreat’s Hope Village in Jackson County, where volunteers had successfully created a village for unhoused people. The team unveiled a rough design of the proposed village on July 28.

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Oasis Village renderings show the tiny bedrooms, storage and facilities for the proposed community for unhoused people.

“We’ve had situations in the past where individuals either wanted to get out or just absolutely needed to get out of the junipers, and when we tried to get them into Bethlehem [Inn, a local shelter] they couldn’t pass a blood test,” Bohac said. “Bethlehem is certainly needed. It’s high barrier, howev-

“In the end, everyone, every community that we’ve investigated, most importantly in Medford and Eugene, once the village is up and running the situation within the community with houselessness improves.” —Bob Bohac “When we started doing this, we simply said we had to create a safe, secure environment, and that meant bringing people out of the camps,” Bohac said. “It’s a lot easier to get a person into recovery to change their habits when they aren’t anxious everyday about their safety or whether their goods will stay with them.” The concept is called Oasis Village, and current plans consist of 10 to 12 individual single-bedroom units, a kitchen facility, a shower trailer, a restroom trailer and a lounge area on an acre-and-a-half lot.

er, so there’s a good percentage of the folks out there that can’t take advantage of the temporary sheltering that Bethlehem Inn has.” Guests at the village will be able to stay anywhere from six months to two years as long as they are making progress on the goals they set in their individualized programming. “They have to agree to make successful steps, whether it’s in terms of acquiring identification, working on an alcohol or drug problem, mental health issues and most importantly finding stable housing,” Bohac said. “And it’s

sliding. If someone fails to make progress, they will be asked to leave the village. We’re trying to help those who wish to help themselves.” Programs at the village are planned to be tailored to the individual needs of the guest, and the village will hold workshops on relevant topics like accessing social security benefits, applying and interviewing for jobs and budgeting. It will also make it easier for social services to consistently meet with clients. “To us, that’s an essential part of what the village would be. It’s not just a physical location for folks to move out of the junipers, but even more importantly, it’s the ability to work with individuals who can help actually help them access social services much more easily,” Bohac said. The pieces are there for the Oasis Village project. Jericho Road will source the funds, and the nonprofit has made connections with Hayden Homes and conducted a lot of consultations with Rogue Retreat; now it just needs a location. The Redmond Village Team said it has been in contact with both the City of Redmond and Deschutes County to find a suitable piece of land that’s close to needed services like grocery stores and other nonprofits, but not too close to residences that would cause a backlash. “Especially the first time something like this comes into a community there

can be a fair amount of resistance simply because it’s new,” Bohac said. “But in the end, everyone, every community that we’ve investigated, most importantly in Medford and Eugene, once the village is up and running the situation within the community with houselessness improves.” Though nothing is set in stone yet, and no outreach has yet been done to people living east of Redmond, Bohac said once a site has been found they will hopefully be able to proceed quickly into the building process. “Once we have that piece of property, judging from the timeframe at Opportunity Village and at Hope Village, we believe that within nine to 12 months we would be having opening week with the partners that we have right now, we would be able to proceed fairly quickly at raising funds,” Bohac said. After being built the village could be scaled up from 10 units if Oasis Village finds there is the need and is able to successfully fund and staff the project. “We’re looking for a piece of property that would be at least an acre and a half, so that we could build eventually to somewhere between 30-40,” Bohac said. “Once we have a tract of land, and we are ready to dedicate and start construction, then we will certainly spread the information and start talking with people who are in the junipers.” 


Noticias en Español Está en obra un sitio para personas sin hogar que viven en terrenos públicos al este de Redmond Por Jack Harvel / Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar sacar a las personas de los campamentos,” dijo Bohac. “Es más fácil lograr que una persona se recupere para cambiar así sus hábitos al no estar ansiosa a diario con lo que respecta a su seguridad o a que si sus bienes permanecerán con la persona.” El concepto se llama Oasis Village y los planes por el momento consisten en tener 10 a 12 habitaciones individuales con solo una cama, una cocina, un remolque con regadera, un remolque con baño y una zona de descanso en un terreno de un acre y medio. “Hemos tenido situaciones anteriormente en donde las personas querían salir o simplemente necesitaban salir de la zona donde se localizan los enebros y cuando intentamos llevarlos a Bethlehem Inn, un albergue en la región, no pueden pasar la prueba de sangre, “dijo Bohac. “Bethlehem Inn es un albergue bastante necesario. Pide varios requisitos para ingresar, por lo que hay un alto porcentaje de personas que no pueden aprovechar del albergue temporal que provee Bethlehem Inn.” Los huéspedes de la aldea podrán quedarse entre seis meses a dos años,

siempre y cuando estén progresando junto con sus objetivos propuestos en su programa individualizado. “Tienen que estar de acuerdo en tomar pasos exitosos, ya sea obtener una identificación, trabajar en un problema de alcohol o drogas, problemas de salud mental y lo más importante encontrar una vivienda estable,”

Village dijo que ha estado en contacto tanto con la ciudad de Redmond como con el Condado de Deschutes para encontrar un terreno apropiado que este cerca de los servicios necesarios como los supermercados y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro, pero no tan cerca de las viviendas que causarían una reacción violenta.

“Es más fácil lograr que una persona se recupere para cambiar así sus hábitos al no estar ansiosa a diario con lo que respecta a su seguridad o a que si sus bienes permanecerán con la persona.” —Bob Bohac dijo Bohac. Si alguien no logra avanzar, se les pedirá salir de la aldea. Estamos tratando de ayudar a aquellas personas que desean ayudarse a sí mismos.” Jericho Road obtendrá los fondos y la organización sin fines de lucro ha establecido relaciones con Hayden Homes y ha realizado consultorías con Rogue Retreat; ahora solo necesita una ubicación. El equipo de Redmond

“Estamos buscando un terreno que sea de por lo menos un acre y medio para poder construir entre 30-40,” dijo Bohac. “Una vez que tengamos trazado el lugar y estemos listos para tomar el tiempo y comenzar a construir, entonces compartiremos la información y comenzaremos a hablar con las personas que se encuentran localizadas entre los árboles de enebro.” 



as personas sin hogar en zonas urbanas y rurales a menudo no tienen el mismo aspecto y constan de soluciones diferentes. En la zona más urbana de Bend, el aumento en la población de personas sin hogar ha inspirado grandes actos de compasión por parte de las personas que abogan por las personas sin hogar y ha suscitado la ira por parte de los simpatizantes de NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), quienes quieren desaparecer de vista los campamentos. En la zona rural de Redmond, la población sin hogar no es tan visible, pero una comunidad creciente vive alrededor de los árboles de enebro. Para satisfacer sus necesidades, el grupo de Redmond Village se creó hace más de tres años bajo la coordinación Jericho Road, orientado por el éxito de Rogue Retreat Hope Village en el Condado de Jackson, en donde los voluntarios habían creado con éxito una aldea para personas sin hogar. El 28 de julio, el grupo Redmond Village revelo un diseño preliminar de la aldea propuesta. “Cuando hicimos esto, simplemente dijimos que teníamos que crear un ambiente seguro y eso significaba

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Emerson’s Cleared. Now What?

The City’s after-action report from the closing of a camp on Emerson Avenue could guide future closures on City-owned rights of was


By Jack Harvel

Camps, now cleared, line both sides of Emerson Avenue in Bend. On June 2, Bend City Council adopted policies that set criteria for the camp’s removal.


n June 23 the Bend Police Department, in coordination with social services agencies, closed and cleared Emerson Avenue, where 40 to 50 unhoused people were living on City rights of way, using a City policy uniquely tailored for Emerson that could guide how unhoused encampments are swept in the future. At the Bend City Council meeting approving the policy on June 2, Councilor Anthony Broadman called it a “dress rehearsal” for problems in the community, as the number of unhoused people continues to increase yearly. At the City’s first council meeting since Emerson was cleared, service providers gave an after-action report to the Council, noting what City officials think went well and what could be improved. City leaders believe they’re on the right track in regard to cooperation with service providers who were able to communicate set timelines for the closure, make provisions and referrals for campers, assist in sorting, packing and relocating belongings in the camp and set up a station at the nearby Shepherd’s House shelter for any additional help. “I think one of the things we really learned was the importance of clear consistent messaging, and that we were committed to a date so there wasn’t a lot of shifting of dates so that we could bring that information to folks that were living on Emerson,” said Stacey Witte, executive director of REACH, during the after-action report-out. “That was so vitally important, especially because we couldn’t offer them another place to actually move their homes.”

In its written report the City claimed that police officers on-site were calm and professional in their conduct, which Witte echoed in her comments. Others were critical of the police’s actions that day, namely Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, who declined to prosecute any of the five people arrested by Bend PD on Emerson during the closure. Hummel wrote a letter to Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz criticizing the police’s use of force in detaining camp resident Darren Hiatt for attempting to use a port-a-pottie. “Yes, your officers were authorized to arrest him for trespassing, and when he refused their orders to stop and continued to advance toward the port-a-pottie, they were authorized to tackle him to take him into custody,” Hummel wrote. “They also had the choice to allow him to use the port-a-pottie. Unfortunately, they chose the latter.” Hummel also criticized the police for what he saw as deliberate targeting of the Central Oregon Peacekeepers, an activist organization that provided aid for those living on Emerson and who have frequently criticized Bend PD. “In previous conversations with you, I’ve shared my impression that your department evinces disdain towards people associated with the Peacekeepers,” Hummel wrote. “After reviewing the 62-page report of the Emerson road incident, I now consider your department to be obsessed with them.” Krantz disagreed with Hummel’s assessment of the situation and defended officers’ actions in an email to OPB. The City’s after-action report also detailed what City staff believe could

be improved: Having lawful, permanent spaces for unhoused people, designating clear defined roles between service providers and mutual aid groups, providing improved storage systems, having funding for critical resources and service providers, allowing service providers more time than the two-weeks minimally mandated in the Emerson closure order and including a weather impact review when making decisions on closures. “Ideally we won’t have any closures until we have more choices for where people can go because that’s really the

down towards DRW [Deschutes River Woods] area, so they have dispersed and many have moved two, three and four times since the closure of Emerson because every time they get settled somewhere they can’t stay there.” An Emerson evictee, Joseph Davis, was one of two deaths that occurred on Hunnel Road on June 27 along with Alonzo “Lonnie” Boardman during an unprecedented heat wave. Their deaths were suspected to be caused by the extreme heat, but the Oregon state medical examiner later reported they died of non-heat-related causes.

"Ideally we won’t have any closures until we have more choices for where people can go because that’s really the number one issue" —Donna Burklo number one issue,” said Donna Burklo, program director at Bend Family Kitchen, at the Council meeting. “Many did use the shelter, that has been noted that the shelter numbers have gone up but not everybody is going to want to take that option.” Service providers said since the closure of Emerson, many of the street’s residents had moved to other areas. “I think that most of our numbers are more anecdotal. I know that we had a fair amount of people go over to Hunnel Road,” Witte said. “They have dispersed among the city, over towards railroad, canal areas and DOT [Department of Transportation] land, I do have a handful of folks that left Emerson and went

The administrative order that allowed the camp’s removal was targeted specifically to Emerson, and any future removals on City rights of way will have to be discussed and approved by the Council. The order also only applies to the City, and doesn’t affect other entities that can carry out camp closures. “I think there’s a lot of confusion in the community; this is on City right of way. That policy only applies to right of way; there are many private property owners or other public agencies that adhere to other policies,” Bend City Manager Eric King said. “I just don’t want the impression that camp removals will never occur in Bend because we don’t control all that property.” 


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FEATURE Rasmussen on the summit of Uhuru Peak in Tanzania. Africa's highest point and the world's highest free-standing mountain. Courtesy Jeff Rasmussen



From the Wheelchair to the Mountaintop A three-time Ironman champion’s journey from brain cancer to the Andes


very morning Jeff Rasmussen wakes up, looks himself in the mirror and says the same thing: “How am I still here?” “It’s insane. I literally shouldn’t be here,” he says. In November 2012, Rasmussen collapsed in his living room in Palm Desert, California. His girlfriend and her two children happened to be in the room with him and called 911. His son, Chris, 24 at the time, ran every light on the way to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and beat the ambulance there. The doctor arrived within 15 minutes and ran an MRI. They discovered that Rasmussen had glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer that occurs in one in 10,000 cancer cases and is almost always lethal. The tumor had grown so big that it had crushed Rasmussen’s brain stem, causing him to collapse and go into a coma. Doctors performed an emergency craniotomy to relieve the pressure and a surgery to remove most of the tumor. But they warned Chris Rasmussen that even if his father woke up, he would most likely be paralyzed, or lose his ability to speak or see. He was in a coma for six or seven days. Then one day, he woke up. “I woke up, looked at my son and

By Maggie Miles said, ‘Where the hell am I?” He was not used to being in this setting. He was a world traveler, a threetime Iron Man champion and had just climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, part of the Seven Summits Challenge. When he found out his diagnosis, he read the statistics on survival. “It was dismal,” he says. According to statistics, he had two, maybe three months to live. According to the stories he read online, most of the people died within a year. He read about one person who had just been diagnosed with the same thing and had moved to Oregon to schedule their own death. “I read all of that and was like, ‘Oh hell no, I’m going down swinging,” says Rasmussen. “Because to me…this is heaven on Earth. I mean, yeah, there’s a lot of catastrophe down here in this mortal experience, but I mean…it’s beautiful. I was never the kind of guy who needed the cancer-death-bed lesson to learn how awesome and precious life is.” Before he found out he had cancer, he would sit out on his patio, drink his coffee and enjoy the hummingbirds visiting his bird feeder. He would look at a strawberry and think about how it was the only fruit with the seeds on the outside.

“And you’re looking at that strawberry, like, wow—everything is a miracle. To me either everything is a miracle or it’s one big accident,” says Rasmussen. His best friend of 20 years, Christan Nguyen, a psychotherapist based out of Huntington Beach who happens to be a happiness researcher and is current-

buy something to eat, even if it meant he couldn’t eat himself. “I would say, 'Jeff, you’ve got to stop giving away your money to other people. You need to eat too!'” he says. Rasmussen would always tell him that it was OK, that he had enough money to buy some bananas. According to Nguyen, Rasmussen would con-

"I read all of that and was like 'Oh hell no, I’m going down swinging.'" —Jeff Rasmussen ly getting his Ph.D. in the subject, has been searching the world for the happiest people on Earth, and Jeff, he says, is one of his prime subjects. “And I’m really picky about who I consider truly happy,” he says. “But Jeff has been consistently happy for 20 years.” He and Rasmussen were roommates at one point, and he says part of the reason he thinks Rasmussen is so happy is his selflessness, which Nguyen experienced many times while living with him. He often saw him give away all of his money to others to be able to

stantly live off of nuts and bananas so that he could make sure other people could eat. Once Nguyen said he gave Rasmussen his Lexus, and Rasmussen ended up giving it away to someone else. Rasmussen would visit with Nguyen’s mother for hours just sitting with her and watching TV so she wasn’t alone while Nguyen was traveling for work, just to make sure she was OK. “She didn’t speak any English, and he didn’t speak a word of Vietnamese. But it didn’t matter. He was happy to just sit there with her and keep her

Courtesy Jeff Rasmussen

“I was like, ‘No, no, no. I feel great! Are you guys out of your gourd?'” says Rasmussen. So, he went down the street to Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for a second opinion. “Everything looks fine to us,” they told him. After battling a deadly cancer for the past year and a half and quitting all Western medicine, he walked out of that hospital with a clean bill of health. So, what does one of the happiest people on earth do when they cheat death? “Finish climbing the seven highest summits,” Rasmussen says. Obviously. And he went straight back to it. He started with a smaller peak in Australia called Mount Kosciuszko, followed by the highest peak in South America, Mount Aconcagua in the Andes. During that trip he got stuck at the bus station in Chile for three days because they had a 50-year, record-breaking snowstorm. While at the bus station, all of his belongings got stolen, including all of his mountaineering gear. He ended up homeless in the bus station with only his phone to his name. Then he was detained at a police station for three days. The storm finally ended, Nguyen sent him money and Rasmussen headed to Mendoza, Argentina, where he restocked and began his ascent. Did he make it to the summit? Of course he did. “Most people would cry and go home at that point, but that’s not Jeff,” says Nguyen. “He has something that other people don’t have in them. A kind of fearlessness.” Rasmussen lived in Thailand for the next eight years, kept climbing Courtesy Jeff Rasmussen

Jeff Rasmussen with his son Chris, drinking margaritas to mark Jeff’s departure from the hospital and the first time father and son could be together since the advent of COVID-19.


company. That’s the kind of person he is. He is selfless, and appreciates the simple things, and he’s always happy, even when he has a brain tumor,” Nguyen said. So how do you stay happy when you find out you have a deadly brain tumor? Rasmussen says adversity is an essential part of the blessing. “I think the blessing, when you are dealt a weird disease or these ailments, is the contrast. The best part of life is the contrast. If your life was always smooth sailing and blue skies, and it’s like retirement all of the time, no problems, you might not realize that. But when you have such a contrast between where you were in the dumps, and then the recovery or the success, or your life moving on to greener pastures, if you have that contrast, that’s what makes everything even more special and vivid,” he says. “It’s like the old saying ‘The sweet ain’t sweet without the bitter.’” So, he decided to treat his diagnosis like his next Iron Man Triathlon. He went through radiation, chemotherapy and a year and half of oral chemo, until one day he had a revelation at church that he should get off all Western medicine. He started taking Rick Simpson cannabis oil, changed his diet to only things you could find in the ground or pick off of a tree, drank alkaline water and experimented with cancer-fighting superfoods like apricot kernels. He went back to the hospital, and they told him he needed more chemotherapy and more surgeries. At that point he was walking, talking and felt fully back to his same old self.

Jeff Rasmussen with his physical therapist, Amy Musgrave. Rasmussen’s “Whatever it takes” shirt came from Musgrave’s son, an Oregon State University football player, who was inspired by Rasmussen’s story.

mountains and traveling the world. Last year, about a year after moving to Bend to be closer to his son, he found out his cancer had come back. He had to get another emergency surgery, and again was told he only had a couple of months to live. Since it was during COVID, this meant a lot of time being alone, not getting to spend time with his son or his son’s girlfriend, Genna Salmon. Chris actually proposed to her outside of Jeff ’s hospital window right after his surgery so he could be a part of it. Local news cameras were there to film it. He had a lot of complications throughout the year; at one point he was read his last rights. He had blood clots, water on the brain and temporarily lost his ability to walk. He was only allowed one visitor at a time, so his son and soon-to-be daughter-inlaw would rotate. Salmon was his fiercest advocate, finding resources and fighting for him to have the best care possible. His son provided the comic relief Rasmussen relies on to keep an upbeat attitude. Between the two of them and their support, an emergency shunt surgery, his son’s “boot camps” where he would get him to walk even a few steps a day outside, and an extremely intensive rehabilitation therapy that requires one to meet the very specific criteria of being extremely determined to get through, Rasmussen was walking and talking normally by January of this year. He’d defied a deadly brain tumor not once, but twice.

Rasmussen recently had two small tumors reappear and is again receiving chemo. But the fact that he is walking and has full cognitive ability after what he went through in the last year—the fact that he is alive—is a miracle in itself. His doctors in California would call him “The Rhino” because of his resistance to sedatives. His doctors in Bend now call him their “Outlier.” They can’t believe their eyes. His physical therapist Amy Musgrave and Rasmussen formed a special bond during his rehabilitation during the past year, and she agrees that his outlook on life is what keeps him going. “He is, without a doubt, extraordinary. He embraces everything he can do and enjoys it to his fullest – that is what continues to move him forward,” she said. “The thing with Jeff is he has something that a lot of us don’t have: when we get catastrophic news or adversity we get totally derailed, like, oh my god, done, over. And Jeff has this ability to pivot. He pivots, shifts his goals, shifts to a new plan and does whatever it takes.” What’s next for Rasmussen? First, after finishing chemo, he wants to walk down the aisle as groomsman in his son’s wedding this month. Then, because he believes where the mind goes, the body will follow, Rasmussen plans on climbing Denali, the next mountain on his list. And after that? ”Everest,” says Rasmussen. “Whatever it takes.” 




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Get your Thirsty Thursday fix with JoAnna Lee at Oregon Spirit Distillers. Enjoy the rockin’ sounds of this Austin and Portland-based singer-songwriter with local spirits on an outdoor patio. Thu., Aug. 5, 6-8pm. Oregon Spirit Distillers, 740 NE First St., Bend. No cover.





Get loud with local rock band, LeftSlide. Lyrics that are straight up, thick riffs and twitchy rhythms full of bounce. Fri., Aug. 6, 6pm. On Tap, 1424 NE Cushing Dr., Bend. No cover.

A summer block party in Redmond featuring a cornhole tournament, live music from Kaden Wadsworth, Casey Hurt and more. Satisfy your cravings and stop by the Proust Coffee Drink Station or the guest food carts. Sat., Aug. 7, 11am-Midnight. In the alley behind Kobold Brewing/The Vault Taphouse, 245 SW Sixth St., Redmond. Free.




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Going Left Music and FVZZ Records present a dynamic duo of fun with Jeshua Marshall and Danny Attack. Pay what you can in support of the development of local musicians through nonprofit FVZZ Records. Sat., Aug. 7, 6-9pm. Thump Coffee – NW Crossing, 549 NW York Drive, Bend. $15.



Food trucks, local businesses, games, music and raffle prizes. Admission costs one meal ticket, one drink of choice, and one raffle ticket. Bring the whole family down for an afternoon of fun by the river. Thu., Aug. 5, 3-6pm. Old Mill District, 805 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. $10-$20.

A trio of the most hilarious, gut-busting touring comics based out of Portland. Get laughing with Nariko Ott, Amanda Arnold and Adam Pasi. Sat., Aug. 7, 8-10pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20.







Fend off the Sunday scaries with comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression and widely varying influences. Sun., Aug. 8, 6-9pm. Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill, 190 E Cascades Ave., Sisters. No cover.

MONDAY 8/9 IT TAKES A VILLAGE: SUMMER NIGHTS AT BUNK + BREW ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN BEND MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES WITH LASSEN AND FRIENDS SCREENING “STAND BY ME” MOVIE SCREENING + DISCUSSION Local singer-songwriter Kelcey Lassen kicks off August in the Beer Garden with her amazing vocals. Break in the new dance floor patio with some moves or just kick it with craft beer and eats from the on-site food trucks! Fri., Aug. 6, 7-10pm. Bunk + Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave., Bend. No cover.

An evening with “Stories of Us: Camp Second Chance” filmmaker Melinda Raebyne. Stay after for a chat discussing managed camps and how to implement them in your area. Sat., Aug. 7, 7-10pm. Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Catch this classic film on the lawn under the stars! Snack on pizza or candy and sip wine by the bottle at this outdoor movie event. Wed., Aug. 9, 8-10pm. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne. $10.










Highlighting new music from Beyond the Lamplight, Mic Capes & more

It’s that time again—a Source Material music recap for the month of July. The past month has really hit home for me that the pace at which we consume and talk about music is just at a stupidly fast rate. Albums and songs released at the beginning of the month seem like they came out ages ago now, even though it’s only been a couple of weeks. If you’re on social media at all or read music publications, you’ll notice the immediateness in reviews or even the need to call back to an album that hasn’t even been out for that long. This came through for me in a tweet from Billboard on Aug. 1, where they stated, “Billie Eilish dropped her album ‘Happier Than Ever’ on Friday, and fans are still not over it.” Her album came out July 30. That was only a two-day span—why would her fans be over it already? Because of how frequently we move onto the next thing, we are moving on from albums faster than ever. I believe it’s important to sit with music longer than just a day or two, and here’s to hoping we can slow down that pace and just enjoy something without feeling pressured to get on with it. We can all start with these album and song highlights below, which were some of my favorites from July.


Beyond the Lamplight EP - Beyond the Lamplight What happens when members of Larry and His Flask spin off into a new band? Apparently even more kick-ass music. This self-titled EP marks the first from Beyond the Lamplight, a band featuring the likes of Flask singers Ian Cook (guitar, bass) and Andrew Carew (banjo, trombone, piano), Brandon Prinzing of The Old Revival on acoustic guitar/vocals, Dayne Wood of local studio the Firing Room on drums and Sam Fisher from the Courtesy Beyond The Lamplight Roof Rabbits on bass. The project also features an assist from Kirk Skatvold on mandolin and trumpet. With the four-track EP, Beyond The Lamplight has landed a knockout punch by dipping its toes into bluegrass, rock, folk and jazz. From the fast-paced finger picking, group harmonies and their high-octane energy, Beyond the Lamplight really lets it all fly with an explosion of sound. The top two tracks, “What’s Done is Done” and “Drink It On Down” are perfect examples of the band’s ethos and how Beyond The Lamplight is going to get down— which is to say that they get down hard.

Five For The Rotation “A Piece of Your Mind” - Jelani Aryeh “Are You With That?” - Vince Staples “Oh!” - The Linda Lindas “Last Day On Earth” - Beabadoobee “Stay High” (Childish Gambino Version) - Brittany Howard & Childish Gambino


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‘In Spite Of...’ - Mic Capes

The latest effort and fourth album from North Portland’s Mic Capes is special. Don’t take my word for it; just look at the stats. “In Spite Of…” went so far as to climb to #2 on the iTunes hip-hop album charts. Numbers don’t lie, baby. It isn’t hyperbole to say he’s one of the best rappers in Portland and all of the West Coast—hell, even the country at this point. Courtesy Mic Capes This project is an ode to the grind. He spits with passion about making his way and earning his keep on “Hunger,” reflects on his journey and why he raps on “Reminders,” and rips off a braggadocious (rightfully so) freestyle on “Reloaded,” featuring samples from Damian Lillard’s interview with Narduwar where he dubbed Capes as the best rapper in Portland. There’s clear growth present on the album, and a certain realization from Capes himself when he opens up about on his place in the rap scene. It’s beautiful to see and beautiful to hear. No doubt Mic Capes will be around for a while.


I Used To Think ForeverEP - Porsh Bet$ Harlem’s Porsh Bet$ is crafting his own version of alt-pop. At 21 he’s already showing that spark of uniqueness and forward-thinking music. His first ever EP, “I Used To Think Forever,” highlights the innovative spirit of Porsh and his ability to switch between styles seamlessly. There are hints of R&B, punk and rap intertwined with Porsh’s catchy but thoughtful lyrics. “Peanut Butter” is Porsh’s biggest song yet and a no-brainer to open the EP. It’s a summertime crush-fueled jam that you’ll find yourself singing hours later. Another standout is the closer Courtesy Porsh Bets “November Rain,” which is the polar opposite of “Peanut Butter.” It’s a melancholic track about the end of summer, and the fear of changed feelings as the seasons move away from the moment of a relationship. With his versatility and ear for striking emotion into sound, Porsh Bet$ should find himself with a good career in music ahead. 



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4 Wednesday Bend Brewing Company StealHead at Bend

Brewing We are playing above the Deschutes River at Bend Brewing Downtown Bend. Come join us for solid jams and fun! Bring your family! 6pm. No cover.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Kenny Hadden Join us for live music in the garden with Kenny Hadden. 6-9pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke Come down for karaoke and fun at Hub City! Friday nights include DJ and dance music along with your karaoke. 8pm-Midnight. Free. Worthy Brewing Summer Sessions: The

Silvertone Devils Join us on the patio for live music with The Silvertone Devils! 7-9pm. No cover.

5 Thursday Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night

at Bridge 99 Join us each Thursday at six, for live UKB Trivia at Bridge 99 Brewery. Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! . Free!.

Bunk+Brew Amateur Karaoke League The hot-

test show in town.. You! Backyard karaoke all night in The Yard@Bunk+Brew. Enjoy local craft beer, food trucks, and the full array of vocal talent. Pick your song and sing with friends, or alone. All skills welcome. it’s as easy as that ! 6-10pm. Free.

Drake Park Munch & Music Every Thursday

for 6 weeks in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don’t worry, you’ll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors or sip on a Deschutes Brew to quench your summertime thirst while you browse local artisans and craftspeople’s booths. 5:30pm. Free.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Live

Music at the Vineyard: Michael John & Rob Fincham Join us for “Thirsty Thursday,” from 5-8pm for the sounds of Michael John & Rob Fincham. Advance ticket purchase required $15 each. Every Thursday in July and August, 2021 5pm. $15.

General Duffy’s Waterhole One Mad Man LIVE Based out of Bend, Spencer Snyder sets the bar for creating powerful, original music

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live. 28-year old Snyder loops together multiple instruments to create moody, driven backdrops accompanied by smooth vocals. Hip-hop style drums drive funk-inspired bass followed by electrifying sounds from his keyboard and guitar. 6pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke Come down for

karaoke and fun at Hub City! Friday nights include DJ and dance music along with your karaoke. Aug. 4-6, 8pm-Midnight. Free.

Midtown Ballroom Hobo Johnson Midtown

Events is proud to present Hobo Johnson in the Annex. This is a 21+ event 7:30pm. $20.

while you soak up the tunes. To find us, look for the orange barn! 64649 Wharton Ave. 5:30-7:30pm.

Bunk+Brew Summer Nights Series w/

Lassen & Friends Kelcey Lassen - a Bend native - will kick off August in the Beer Garden with her amazing vocals and singer-songwriter styles. Enjoy food trucks, craft beer, and maybe some dancing on our new dance floor patio ! 7-10pm. No cover.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Live

at the Vineyard: Reno & Cindy Join us as this amazingly talented duo entertain you. Reno & Cindy can play any request. Wood Fired Pizza, Wine, and Beer available for purchase. Tickets are $10 and an advance ticket purchase is required. 6-9pm. $15.

Old Mill District Rockin’ by the River Rockin’ by the River will feature local food truck and libations, strategic partner booths, music, games, and raffles. Your paid admission includes 1 meal ticket, 1 drink of choice, and 1 raffle ticket. Additional food/drink/raffle tickets will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend! 3-6pm. Free.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Sleepless Truck-

Oregon Spirit Distillers Thursday Live Music at Oregon Spirit Distillers Live music on Thirsty Thursday at Oregon Spirit Distillers with the rockin’ sounds of Austin and Portland-based singer-songwriter JoAnna Lee. Enjoy live music and local spirits on our spacious outdoor patio in midtown Bend. 6-8pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke Come down for karaoke and fun at Hub City! Friday nights include DJ and dance music along with your karaoke. Aug. 4-6, 8pm-Midnight. Free.

River’s Place The Uncharted Project Vocalist Cassia Dawn and jazz guitarist John 4tune, featuring an exciting new sound of soulful jazz, rhythm&blues & indie folk 6-8pm. No cover. Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon!

Voted Best Trivia in Bend by Bend Magazine 2018 and 2019! Come play Trivia with us at Silver Moon Brewing every Thursday. Bring your friends, test your knowledge and compete for Silver Moon gift cards and prizes. 7-9pm. Free.

Spoken Moto Long Tall Eddy Long Tall Eddy is

a two-piece band from Central Oregon with a Texas twang and an all-original first set, followed by a set of covers from Queen, The Beatles, The Monkees, T-Rex, Badfinger, others. 6-8pm. No cover.

6 Friday Bend Cider Co. Devils and She Trio Leah

Naftalin, Bill Powers and Evan Mullins take the stage with guitar, keys and fiddle. Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy an ice cold cider in our garden

ers The Sleepless Truckers bring outlaw country, Americana, southern rock and red dirt to the West, throwing in a Central Oregon Smokey twist for a redneck tilt-a-whirl experience you won’t soon forget. 7:30pm. $10.

Initiative Brewing Trainwreck First Friday favorite Trainwreck is back again to rock our patio at Initiative Brewing the first Friday of every month through September! 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse

Casey Hurt - Summer Concert Series Join us at The Vault Taphouse every Friday evening this summer for live music by accomplished musician Casey Hurt! All original. All evening. No cover charge. 6-9pm.

On Tap LeftSlide Rock music, Fun and loud, with lyrics that are straight up and brutal, thick riffs and twitchy rhythms full of bounce. 6pm. No cover. Spoken Moto Circle of Willis 6-8pm. No cover. The Capitol Comedy at The Capitol:

Monica Nevi IP is bringing the laughter back to The Capitol with another night of great comedy. Headliner: Monica Nevi. A collegiate basketball player, after injuries ended her career she decided to move forward with the other thing people love for women to do and pursue her strong interest in stand-up comedy. Years later, Monica is an internationally touring stand-up comedian, performing in festivals, clubs and colleges all over. 7-9pm. $15. Courtesy Paul Eddy

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Burnin’

Moonlight on the Patio Spirited bluegrass, blues, swing and more from Scott Foxx, Jim Roy & Maggie Jackson - guitars, resonator, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass 6-8pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theater Pub The Cult of Tuck Presents: Deb’s Dollhouse Drag Show The Cult of Tuck is thrilled to be coming back to VTP for a very special show! It happens to be your Cult Mother’s birthday and Deb has hand selected a group of performers that give a variety of styles of drag for what she thinks will be the perfect show! As many of you know, Deb also tends to take a liking to some old fashioned and hilarious reading of her amazing performers and will be offering a select few longtime Cult members the opportunity to ROAST her a happy birthday. 8-9pm. $20.

7 Saturday Bendistillery Distillery & Tasting Room

Safe Summer Nights: featuring The Woodsmen Join us at the Tumalo distillery for a fun, safe, socially distanced outdoor concert! The 5th in a series, Aug. 7 will feature Central Oregon’s The Woodsmen as our entertainment for the evening. 5pm. $15-$25.

Bunk+Brew Summer Nights Series w/ Mike Wayock Total Request Live! Mike Wayock will heat up the summer playing live music according to audience requests all night in the beer garden. 7-10pm. No cover. Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy at Craft: Monica Nevi Saturday nights are made for laughter at Craft. Headliner: Monica Nevi. Years later, Monica is an internationally touring standup comedian, performing in festivals, clubs and colleges all over. 8-10pm. $15. Elk Lake Resort 8th Annual Music on the Water Join us for our 2021 Music on the Water Summer Series sponsored by Boneyard Beer and Crater Lake Spirits and enjoy free great music by our extremely talented local and regional bands! Aug. 7 - The Abluestics. 5pm. No cover. General Duffy’s Waterhole Old Revival Hailing from Bend, The Old Revival is a five-piece band that believes in meat and potatoes rock ’n' roll with their own flavor of soaring harmonies and intricate instrumentation. 6:30pm. $10.

Hardtails Bar & Grill Washed in Black: Excellent Tribute to Pearl Jam Playing to full clubs and venues since inception, the reception to this Seattle Based project has been nothing short of amazing. Washed in Black – A Pearl Jam Tribute, one of the highest attended and in demand tributes in the country, brings the most authentic live Pearl Jam experience outside of Pearl Jam themselves. Between the set design, performance/stage craft, the live music authenticity. 8-10pm. $20. High Desert Music Hall Mienne (PDX) Mienne has been involved with Portland’s dance culture over the past decade. She’s always been a performance artist; initially as a belly dancer, her natural sense of movement and rhythm translated gracefully into her journey as a DJ. Whether it’s G-house or West Coast Bass, you can expect to see smiling faces and feel your booty wiggle. 8pm-Midnight. $5.

Your favorite decades and beyond hit the stage with Long Tall Eddy at Spoken Moto this Thu., Aug. 5 at 6pm.

Hub City Bar & Grill Braving the Fall at Hub City Bar & Grill Braving the Fall plays original music, as well as covers by artists such as: Ozzy, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, Pantera, Heart, Primus, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, System of a Down, Dio, Guns ‘N Roses and many more! 8pm.

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Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse Redmond North Block Summer-

fest Join the Businesses of the North Block in the Alley between Grace & Hammer Pizza And Kobold Brewing “The Vault” Taphouse off 6th and Cascade ave. Tons of Kick Ass Summer FUN! 11am-midnight.

Pump House Bar & Grill Superball A Juju

Eyeball spin-off, Superball plays rockin’ hits from 70s. In bell-bottoms. 6-9pm.

Silver Moon Brewery Oregon Fryer Rockin’ homegrown country blues to lift your spirits and your heels!! Come on down and get your good times on. 6-8pm. No cover. Sisters Depot Eric Leadbetter Eric Leadbetter

lives in Central Oregon and plays gigs constantly in the Pacific Northwest. Whether solo, duo, or full band, he is always gigging. 6-8:30pm. $5.

Thump Coffee - NW Crossing

Thump Lot Party 8/7 - Jeshua Marshall & Danny Attack Going Left Music and FVZZ Records Presents: Jeshua Marshall and Danny Attack. Pay what you can at door (All profits go to supporting the development of local musicians in Bend, through the 501c3 non-profit FVZZ Records). 6-9pm. $15.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Savages Comedy Tour At Volcanic SAVAGES is a trio of the most hilarious, gut-busting touring comics based out of Portland. 8-10pm. $20. Worthy Brewing Shady GroOove at Worthy

Brewing Join Shady GroOove next Saturday night at Worthy Brewing for a special night of some kickass music! We’ll be starting things off with the SG power trio of Kyle Pickard, Patrick Ondrozeck, and Mike Beaulieu, and then the inimitable Stacie Lynne Johnson (Stacie Dread and Mystic, Broken Down Guitars) will be joining us for what promises to be a groOovy night of the highest order. 7-9pm. No cover.

8 Sunday Elixir Wine Bar & Tasting Room Wine

Down Sunday Jazz Elixir wines now presenting live jazz Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm. Free.

The Greenhouse Cabaret New Moon Ceremony **Open to All Who Identify as a Woman** I invite you to come celebrate the magic of the New Moon in Leo. This is a time for us to hold space for one another as we set intentions, explore the gifts of darkness, and learn healing properties from medicinal plants. You will leave with a medicinal body oil, which we will prepare together during the ceremony. Tea, water, and handouts will be provided. 7-9pm. $22. Initiative Brewing The ABluestics Sunday

afternoon at Initiative Brewing Join us this Sunday at Initiative for live music from The ABluestics playing some old time blues and other sonic treats! 6:30-9:30pm. No cover.

Les Schwab Amphitheater Brantley Gilbert 7pm. $49.50.

your team and join us for this fun competition of the mind. Free to play and prizes to win! Mimosas are plentiful as well as brunch options from the trucks. A perfect Sunday Funday! Noon-2pm. Free.;

River’s Place Silvertone Devils The Devils play roots rock 'n' roll- there’s a love of good old country music as well that comes out along with the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and EC. 6-8pm. No cover.


Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s

Bingo Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back at Silver Moon Brewing! We host our famous bingo event every Sunday morning for good times and a chance to win some cold hard cash! 10am-1pm. Free.

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Summer Sunday Nights: The Brothers Reed Join us for Summer Sunday Nights on the patio with The Brothers Reed. With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained. 6-9pm. No cover.

9 Monday Bridge 99 Brewery Monday Night Trivia Now playing Mondays (Thursdays too!) at six it’s live UKB Trivia at Bridge 99 Brewery. Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! 6-8pm. Free!.

Bunk+Brew Open Mic Mondays Open mic nights every Monday all summer !! From 6pm, the mic is yours to do whatever you want. Become a star in the beer garden today! 6pm. Free.

10 Tuesday The Commons Cafe & Taproom StoryTell-

er’s Open Mic “The best open mic in town!” -said by many. Come to play or come to listen, you won’t be disappointed either way. Hosted by local musician Bill Powers, sign-ups start at 5pm sharp, mic goes live at 6. Outdoors with plenty of room and views. Sponsored by Bend Cider Co. 6pm. Free.

Initiative Brewing Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond! It’s free to play with prize cards to win! 6pm. Free.

11 Wednesday Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Kenny Hadden

Join us for music in the garden with Kenny Hadden. 6-9pm. No cover.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Tea Cer-

emony- Intro to Chaozhou Led by Somewhere That’s Green’s Jonathan, the Intro to Chaozhou is a Chinese tea ceremony that lasts approximately 40 minutes. You will learn about western medical analysis of tea and Chinese philosophy behind it. You will go home with a ceremony’s worth of tea and resources for your own home setup. 9-9:45am. $36.

Pine Theater Handsome Naked in Prineville Handsome Naked is an award-winning,



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River’s Place Sunday Brunch & Trivia Grab


at High Desert Music Hall

Get ready for some funny this weekend with the Savages Comedy tour, hitting Volcanic Theatre Pub this Sat., Aug. 7 at 8pm.

critically acclaimed comedy hip-hop group from Chicago that made their TV debut on NBC’s Bring the Funny. 7-9pm. $10.

Pioneer Park, Prineville Picnic in the Park -

High Street Band We are excited to welcome back The High Street Band - a “Party Band” known nationwide for playing the hottest dance hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and Top 40!! Bring a chair, a friend, and join us! 6-8pm. Free.

Sam Johnson Park Music on the Green:

Erin Cole-Baker Erin Cole-Baker was born in the USA and raised in the beach-filled rural Northland of New Zealand. Her songwriting and live delivery comes from a place of great honesty and beauty, lead by her gorgeous silvery voice and extraordinary sense of melody. Erins’ songs are deep, gritty reflections on being human, guided by rich velvety vocals on both electric and acoustic guitars. 6pm.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Agent Orange w/ Spice Pistols at Volcanic The Original Southern California punk/surf power trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands that have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast punk scene. A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American Punk Rock. 8-11pm. $15.

MUSIC The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-pro-

duced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Stories, anecdotes, chart information, interview clips and trivia complement the recognized, the long forgotten and the seldom heard rock’n’soul records of that memorable period. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Ukulele Meetups Do you play ukulele ? Want

to learn? Bunk+Brew is hosting weekly Ukulele meetsups for all skill levels with songbooks and light instruction from skilled players. All skill levels welcome and extra ukulele’s available for rent from the beer garden. Come join the weekly jam sessions all summer! Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend. Free.

DANCE Adult Tap Join us Thursday nights for ABC’s open level tap class! All levels of experience welcome, including those looking to try tap for the first time! Instructor will teach to all levels in the class. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Through Aug. 26. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: $87.50. Silver Swans: Adult Ballet Class Silver Swans is an open-level class for all adults 35+. Muscles get a thorough warm-up to build strength and flexibility using ballet form and technique. Developed by the Royal Academy of Dance, this program is founded on research into dance practices for older dancers. Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15pm and Fridays, 8:45-9:45am. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: $20.

FILM EVENTS Drive-in Movie Night Join us for some family

fun under the stars! We will be showing a family friendly movie that the viewers get to choose! There will be 3 polls & then the top 3 movies will go head to head! Aug. 6, 9-11pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond.

Monday Night at the Movies: “Stand by Me” Showing of “Stand by Me” on the lawn under

the stars. Pizza, wine by the bottle, and candy available for purchase. No outside food or beverages allowed. Aug. 9, 8-10pm. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne. $10.





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Country, rock and the blues unite for a stomping show from Oregon Fryer at Silver Moon, Sat., Aug. 7 at 6pm.

ARTS & CRAFTS Contemporary Realist Fine Artist David Kreitzer In the tradition of Turner and

Cezanne, Master Oil & Watercolorist David Kreitzer exhibits exquisite & stunning landscapes, figure, fantasy, California Oak Hills and Nishigoi koi oils through summer 2021 at the Wooden Jewel Gallery downtown Bend & the Betty Gray Gallery at the Sunriver Lodge. Mondays-Sundays, 11am-5pm. Betty Gray Gallery, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.

Equality & Justice Mini-Mural Festival

Three local artists painting murals that express their hopes for equality and justice. Fri, Aug. 6, Sat, Aug. 7 and Sun, Aug. 8. Tin Pan Alley, Off Minnesota, between Thump and the Wine Shop, Bend. Contact:

First Friday Art Walk ​First Friday Art Walk in Bend, is held in Downtown Bend, the historic core and heart of the City. Join hundreds of other locals and visitors in celebrating art the first Friday of every month in Downtown Bend! First Friday of every month. Through Sept. 3. Downtown Bend. Free. Just Try It - Wheel Throwing Geared for the

beginner, in this hands-on, three-part class you’ll experience all the steps of completing a pottery bowl. Week one you’ll get to experience throwing clay on the wheel. Week two you’ll learn trimming and embellishing your surface. Week three you choose from selected glazes to glaze your pot. Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Through Aug. 24. Pottery By Yvonne, 65093 Smokey Butte Dr, Bend. Contact: $130.

Local Artists Hold Art Show and Reception to Raise Continuing Awareness for the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Fused Glass Artist, Mel Archer, and award-winning Watercolorist, Terri Dill-Simpson, will host a reception on Aug. 6 from 5– 7pm. The artists will be donating 50% of the sale proceeds from two special pieces of art inspired by the Santiam Canyon. Fri, Aug. 6, 5-7pm and Fri, Aug. 27, 3-7pm. Sisters Art Works Building, 204 W. Adams Ave., Sisters.

Nomadica Futura: Paintings by Ryan Harris Local popsurrealist painter's first Bend

ongoing showing. Come check out his brand new body of work at Revolvr Men’s in historic Downtown Bend. Aug. 3-Sept. 1, 10am. Revolvr Menswear, 945 NW Wall St. Suite 100, Bend. Free.

Know Strings - Tassel Necklace Takeand-Make Craft Registered participants will

receive information on kit pickup prior to the program. Learn to make a colorful tassel necklace on an adjustable clasp-free cord. Julie Bowers is a community librarian with Deschutes Public Library. Aug. 4, 6-7pm. Free.

Scalehouse Gallery New Exhibition: Be Nice White ... You’re in Bend Produced

by local BIPOC artists and aims to highlight the lived experience of BIPOC in the community and challenge the idea that Central Oregon is an area with “no diversity.” Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6pm. Through Sept. 25. Scalehouse Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend.

Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale Colorful quilts hung outdoors on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 to 4 at the Village at Sunriver. Handcrafted items and quilts for sale. Sponsored by Mountain Meadow Quilters and the Village at Sunriver. Aug. 7, 9am-4pm. The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver. Contact: Free.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS In Time’s Hum: The Art and Science of Pollination In Time’s Hum dives into the world of

pollinators, with a focus on the flowers essential to their survival. May 22-Oct. 24. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend.

WORDS Current Fiction Book Club: "The Other Black Girl" We will be discussing "The Other

Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris. Option to meet in the store or via zoom. Aug. 4, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Free.

Not Your Average Book Club: Game Changer Intergenerational Book Club. All ages

welcome! We will be discussing "Game Changer" by Neal Schusterman. Aug. 9, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Free.

ETC. Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers

vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. Saturdays, 9am-2pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10-$30.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird Rescue! Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to ready for adoption, make toys, clean cages and make some new feathered friends! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.

Humane Society Thrift Store Volunteers Needed Do you love animals and

discovering “new” treasures? Then volunteering at the HSCO Thrift Store Donation Door is the perfect place to combine your passions while helping HSCO raise funds to provide animal welfare services for the local community. For information contact: Ongoing. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend.

Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/Jill of all trades? There’s everything from small engine, fencing, troubleshooting in a barn/rescue facility that require TLC repairs. Seize this opportunity; volunteer at Mustangs To The Rescue. Please call and leave a message. Mondays-Sundays, 9am6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@



Volunteer with Salvation Army The Salva-

tion Army has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for almost every age. We have an emergency food pantry, we visit residents of assisted living centers and we make up gifts for veterans and the homeless. Contact: 541-389-8888.

Volunteers needed! New Volunteer Orien-

tations every Sunday at 10 am. Please come and meet the herd and learn ways you can help out! Sundays, 10-11am. Through Dec. 26. Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, 60335 Arnold Market Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-729-8803.



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A Course in Miracles This is a course in mind

Mouse with The Districts - Aug 29 Brandi Carlile - Sept 4 & 5 Death Cab

training. We practice together seeing through the eyes of love rather than fear. Together we study and look at what obstacles are standing in the way to peace. If you are interested please call me or email me at 760-208-9097 Saturdays, 10:30am. Free.

Bark+Brew - Doggie Meetup! Join The Yard

@ Bunk+Brew for a monthly doggie meet up hosted on the first Thursday of every month from April through Dogtober! Each month we’ll host a variety of local vendors with treats and activities for our four-legged friends to enjoy plus treats for humans as well! First Thursday of every month, 4-7pm. Through Oct. 7. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend.

Crook County Fair Come on down & join us for the annual Crook County Fair! More Information can be found online at crookcountyfairgrounds. com. See you at the fair! Aug. 4-7, Noon-11pm. Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S Main St., Prineville. Dance with the Elements -- Move and Play Outside Dance outdoors. Guidance to support you. Everyone welcomed. Location provided after registration. Wed, Aug. 11, 6-7:15pm. Downtown Bend. Contact: 541-948-7015. First class is free.

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Friday Night Bingo with Sparrow Clubs

Friday Night Bingo brings our community together to support an amazing local nonprofit; all while playing high energy entertaining BINGO! Friday Night Bingo is EXTRAordinary bingo flipped on it’s head... stuffed with prizes & surprises, live entertainment, a half time show, and always something a lil extra! Aug. 6, 7-9pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. $10.


High Desert Corvette Club Our purpose is to plan and conduct safe social activities and events that promote enjoyment of Corvettes. We also contribute annually to local nonprofit organizations. Due to COVID, please check our website for meeting details: Second Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30pm. TBD. It Takes a Village - Ending Homelessness in Bend An evening with Stories of Us:

Camp Second Chance filmmaker Melinda Raebyne. What is a “Managed Camp?” Why do we need them? How do we get them? Music, stories, panel discussion, movie screening. Join Us!! BYOChair Aug. 7, 7-10pm. Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Paws & Pints Come talk dogs and make friends

with other like minded folks! Join us for a hosted beverage and there may even be an adorable puppy or two looking to meet their perfect person! First Wednesday of every month, 5-7pm. The Haven CoWorking, 1001 Southwest Disk Drive, Bend.

Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Outing

Night Sky Astro Photography The dark sky over the high desert near Bend is one of the best places to observe and photograph the night sky. Join our veteran pro photographer to view and shoot the magnificent annual Perseid Meteor Shower above the desert landscape. Aug. 11, 7:30pm-Midnight. Cascade Center of Photography, 2660 NE Highway 20 Ste 610, #212, Bend. Contact: workshops@ $150.

Redmond, Beverage Mingle Here we are

again at one of our favorite venues! it has it all. Kid-friendly, all types of beverages and a variety of food types. Aug. 10, 5:30-8pm. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Contact: Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Amelia’s World Puppet Show Join Amelia

Airheart Monkey & Miss Hannah for a fun & uplifting interactive zoom puppet show! All ages welcome, 3 & under please be accompanied by a sibling or parent/caregiver to assist with interaction. Message ACORN School of Art & Nature on Facebook to request the zoom link. Fridays, 4-4:15pm. Contact: Free.

Junior Shredder Four Week Camp These mountain bike camps meet once a week for four consecutive weeks. The goal is to work on skills and get out for fun rides each week! All skill levels are welcome. Wednesdays, 3pm. Through Sept. 1. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $175.

Kids Ninja Warrior Summer Camp This

summer, drop off the kids (age 6 - 12) for our Kids Ninja Warrior Summer Camp! We’ll be having fun both inside and outside. Kids will learn to increase their essential Ninja skills/ Aug. 9-13, 9am-3:30pm, Aug. 16-20, 9am-3:30pm and Aug. 23-27, 9am3:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. $285.

Mermaid Dance Camp! Dancers 4 to 7 years

old will take a fantastic journey throughout the magical underwater kingdom in this Mermaid themed camp. Learn the basics of ballet, do crafts, and learn a dance to perform at the end of the camp. Aug. 2-4, 9:30am-Noon. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: $112.50.

Ninja Elite Kids (age 8 - 12) increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Through focus and determination we will coach you through the three main components of Ninja Warrior: gymnastics, ground-based obstacles and rock climbing. Tue, Aug. 10, 5:15pm, Tue, Aug. 17, 5:15pm.Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320

Get in on the trail running fun this weekend at the 2021 Haulin' Aspen at Wanoga Sno Park, this Sat., Aug. 7.

SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: $72.

PFLAG Annual Picnic PFLAG’s Annual Picnic!

viding a high-visibility location, free vending spots and marketing assistance. Fridays, 2-6pm. Through Sept. 3. Madras City Hall, 125 SW E St., Madras.

Join us for fun, games, food and chat! PFLAG will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, water and soft drinks. Please bring a side dish to share! Aug. 7, 11am-3pm. Sam Johnson Park, 521 SW 15th St., Redmond.

Saturday Market Come enjoy local artisans

Summer Math Enrichment Camps & Tutoring Join master teacher Debbi Mason, founder

Sisters Farmers Market We’re happy to

of Flourish Bend, for engaging and fun explorations with mathematical content this summer, 2021. Geared toward 3rd through 5th graders (approximate ages 7-12), these five-single day camps will challenge kids to think creatively and outside the box as they build, investigate and hypothesize. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm. Through Sept. 8. Flourish Bend, 361 NE Franklin Ave, Bend. Contact: $50-$80.

Youth Cooking Camp-Petite Fours and Mini Desserts The best part of Petite Fours is

that they are small bites so you get to try more than one! Have your child join me in this hands on class where we will make a variety of Petite Fours and mini desserts. Price includes all 4 days Mon, Aug. 9, 11am-2pm, Tue, Aug. 10, 11am-2pm, Wed, Aug. 11, 11am-2pm and Thu, Aug. 12, 11am-2pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: $200.

Youth Cooking Camp-Regional American Meals We have a lot of amazing food

in America and it varies from region to region. Parents have your child (age 7-17) join me in this hands-on class where they will learn to make a variety of foods from different regions of the U.S. Price includes all 4 days Mon, Aug. 2, 11am-2pm, Tue, Aug. 3, 11am-2pm, Wed, Aug. 4, 11am-2pm and Thu, Aug. 12, 11am-2pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: $200.

FOOD EVENTS Adult Cooking Class-Beer and Food

and music at one of the best kept secrets in NE Bend! First Saturday of every month, Noon-5pm. Through Sept. 4. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend.

announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! Sundays, 11am-2pm. Through Oct. 3. Fir Street Park, Sisters. Contact:

The Suttle Lodge: Wednesday Cookouts

Find us in the rustic village bbqing on our Traeger every Wednesday alongside a special guest brewery with some live local tunes too. All ages, first come first served. Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through Sept. 1. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters.

BEER & DRINK Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!

Tuesdays are Locals’ Day. Every Tuesday enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Come by the Warming Hut and hang out by the fire. See you soon, Bend! Tuesdays. Crosscut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.

Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend.

Locals’ Night Monday is the day to be at Silver

Moon Brewing! Come on down and join the local family all day every Monday! We offer $3 Pints of our core line up beers and $4 pours of our barrel aged beers all day. Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.

Locals’ Day Come on down to Bevel Craft

Brewing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend.

It is that time again! In Bend we love our beer, and I love pairing food with beer. Join me in this hands-on class where we will make a 3-course seasonal meal and pair each course with beer. Aug. 6, 5:30-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. $95.

Thirsty Thursday Come down for Thirsty

Madras Farm-to-Table Market The Madras

from the different Willamette Valley wineries featured on our year-round wine list. Each glass will be paired with a unique array of small-plates from our chef, using seasonal ingredients to compliment each wine. Reservations required. Tuesdays,

Farm-to-Table Market is a new opportunity for Jefferson County farmers and ranchers to sell their products directly to consumers with the City pro-

Thursday $4 pints. Sit in our garden, enjoy the tunes and drink some cider! Snacks available or bring a picnic. To find us, look for the orange barn. Aug. 5, 1-7pm. Bend Cider Co., 64649 Wharton Ave., Bend.

Wine on the Deck Come sit, relax and learn

2-6pm. Through Aug. 31. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters.

ATHLETIC EVENTS 2021 Haulin’ Aspen Trail Run No pavement here. Featuring a full all-trail marathon, a half marathon and a 6.5-mile course (dubbed the “Half As”), the Haulin’ Aspen features beautiful trails that wind through the Deschutes National Forest, showcasing some epic views. Aug. 7, 8am. Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend. $35-$99. Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will

run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: Free.

CORK Saturday Morning Long Run Meet

at Thump Coffee in NWX at 8 am for our Saturday Run. We will head out for a long run then meet back at Thump for a coffee. All paces are welcome! See you Saturday! Saturdays, 8-10am. Thump Coffee - NW Crossing, 549 NW York Dr., Bend. Free.

CORK Thursday Run A fun Thursday evening

run of 3-5 easy miles along the river trail. Meet at Cascade Lakes Brewpub at 6pm. The course is unmarked but will be described at the meet up. Hang around after for an outdoor beer. Thu, Aug. 5, 6pm and Thu, Aug. 12, 6pm. Cascade Lakes Brewpub, 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Gravity Race Series This series consists of six races held on a different downhill track at Mt. Bachelor’s Bike Park held on Friday nights, July 9 - Aug. 27. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Drive, Bend. Redmond Running Group Run All levels

welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. Redmond. Contact: rundanorun1985@

OUTDOOR EVENTS AdvenChair Demo Days The AdvenChair is an all-terrain wheelchair designed to be pushed, pulled, and/or lifted by a team, allowing those with mobility challenges to see and experience wild places. With its mountain bike-inspired ergonomic design, a team of one to five people can navigate virtually any trail. Come give it a roll! Sat, Aug. 7, 9:30am. LOGE Bend, 19221 SW Century Dr, Bend. Contact: Free.




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Bend Photo Tours - Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Workshop - The Perseid

Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak! Join professional photographer and night photo enthusiast, Toni Toreno share her tips and tricks to getting the best starry night photos! Aug. 11, 8-11pm. Box Factory, 550 SW industrial way, Bend. Contact: $199.


Girls AllRide Junior Shredder Four Week Camp These camps meet once a week

for four consecutive weeks. The goal is to work on skills and get out for fun rides each week. Wednesdays, 10am-Noon Through Aug. 18. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $175.

Girls AllRide One Week Camp Come join us for a week full of fun and bonding on bikes! We will meet for four hours each day for four consecutive days. Each day we will build upon the skills we learned the day prior. Girls ages 9-13 Aug. 9-12, 10am-2pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $225. Grit Clinics: Beginner/Intermediate Skills We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up

and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, & getting up and over logs and rocks. Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $75.

Grit Clinics: Cornering & Switchbacks OR Jumping* Cornering/Switchbacks (odd

dates): We’ll practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we’re all dizzy with progression! Jumping (even dates): We’ll start by practicing fundamental skills in grass that lead to jumping, (like body position, wheel lifts, level lifts and bunny hops) then take it to small jumps. Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $75.

Grit Clinics: Happy Hour Trail Ride ‘N Skills Join Grit Clinics at a new trail each week

to work on specific skills needed for the features you will encounter. We’ll tackle jumps and corners on Whoops, technical climbing and descending on Funner, swooping descents on Tiddlywinks and more! Our weekly trail choice will be determined ahead of time. Fridays, 4-6pm. Contact: info@ $75.

Grit Clinics: Skills & Ride We’ll start with

dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Join us for three hours of skill-building fun while you take your riding to the next level! Sundays, 10am1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: $99.

Grit Clinics: Women’s Foundational Mountain Bike Skills Calling all ladies new

to mountain biking! In just two hours, you’ll feel more confident setting up your bike, shifting, braking, and navigating small trail obstacles after instruction from the skilled coaches at Grit Clinics. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: info@ $75.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 30 Minute Stretch Session 30 minutes of yoga movement and breathing to stretch from head to toe. All from the comfort and safety of your own home. Slow & gentle pace. No mat or yoga experience is necessary. Get tickets at: allswelllifestyle. com/experiences. Aug. 8, 5-5:30pm. $7. Anti-Racist Book Club & Social Justice Series, supports Namaspa Foundation August: “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn, Brandy Berlin. Meets via Zoom. Tuesdays, 7-8pm. Through Sept. 7. Contact: $25 per book.

Yoga, friends and wine combine for a fun outdoor event from Free Spirit this weekend on Fri., Aug. 6 at 5:30pm

Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure Become your own hero. The Brazilian art form of Capoeira presents opportunities to develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm, and language by tapping the energy of this rich cultural expression and global community. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:10pm. High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 NE Studio Rd., Bend. $30 intro month. Coaching Group Build your dream life while connecting to a supportive, motivating community. Clarify your goals - internal or external, immediate or long-term, self or other focused. Learn new skills, techniques, and insights to make it happen! Led by Diana Lee, Meadowlark Coaching. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Contact: $15-25. Friday Morning Creekside Yoga Join

Annie for an all-levels vinyasa class on the creekside lawn. This class will weave yoga and nature together, and some hit tracks from her vinyl collection. Regardless of your level, some deep stretches, steady breathing, and good music outside will be a great start to the weekend. Annie Wilson is an experienced yoga instructor, outdoor fitness enthusiast, personal trainer, and lover of all things nature. For more information or to sign-up in advance for class, DM @yogawithannie Fridays, 10-11am. Through Sept. 3. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. $15.

In-Person Yoga at LOFT Wellness & Day Spa In-person yoga classes at Bend’s newest

yoga studio! Tuesdays: Vinyasa with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Thursdays: Foundation Flow with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Schedule online or give us a call to reserve your spot! Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-6pm. Loft Wellness & Day Spa, 339 SW Century Drive Ste 203, Bend. Contact: 541-690-5100. $20.

Kirtan, Dance, and Sacred Song Join us Thursdays at Tula Movement Arts and Yoga for an evening of Kirtan Dance and Sacred Song with the Bendavan Bhakti Band. No experience needed. An uplifting evening of Bhakti Yoga .Thursdays, 7-9pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. Suggested donation $10-$20. Morning Mysore Come join a small but

growing community of Ashtanga pactitoners for a Morning Mysore practice. A breath based meditative form of yoga. All levels and abilities welcomed; experienced or brand new! Come as You are and practice as you want to be. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 7-9am. Through Aug. 27. Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: $75/month.

Outdoor Vinyasa + Vino Women’s Event

Tai Chi class The focus of my teaching is on the individual, not on the group. I teach the original form as it was taught in the monastery: unchanged—Taoist Tai Chi Chuan 108 movements. This holistic approach focuses on the entire body as well as the mental and spiritual aspects. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Central Oregon Tai Chi, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: 541797-9620. ARAWAK327@GMAIL.COM. $70.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting

Tai Chi for Health™ created by Dr. Paul Lam This two-day per week class is appropri-

The best combo ever– yoga, Friends, outdoor beauty and wine (or bubbly water). This special yoga event is designed to help women feel good, get centered, and move mindfully with a fun flowing yoga practice and then have time to mingle outside with other ladies. Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: $22. Zoom meeting Password: 301247 For more information: For assistance, call Terri at 541-390-1097 Sundays, 3-4pm.

Shamanic Journey In The Park Join me

at Shevlin Park for a two-hour workshop where we will journey with the land and water to create a transformative experience. All levels welcome. Limit 6 people. $20 donation. For more information and to register, please go to Mon, July 26, 10am-Noon-Tue, Aug. 10, 10am-Noon and Sat, Aug. 14, 10am-Noon. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: $20.

Soul in Motion Online Gathering Move, dance,, from wherever you are. Facilitated to support you to connect more deeply with yourself and your body. No experience necessary....I’ll help you out (even if this feels a bit scary). A more detailed description available at: Mindfulness with moving, music, and some fun. Wed, Aug. 11, 4:15-5:30pm. Contact: First class is free. Sundays with The Yoga Lab Wind down your summer weekends with playful grounding outdoor yoga classes steps away from the lodge. Yoga classes are taught by Ulla Lundgren, owner of the Yoga Lab in Bend. She has more than 26 years experience as a yoga teacher, yoga teacher training facilitator and studio owner. Yoga classes are accessible and fun for all ages and abilities. RSVP below to guarantee a spot in class. Sundays, 4:30-6pm. Through Sept. 5. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. $15. Sunset Yoga Event This special outdoor summer yoga event has the benefits of a Vinyasa flow class as well as a restorative and introspective quality of a yin practice. Enjoy the view of the river and mountains and the fresh air around you as you quiet the mind through this balanced evening yoga. Wed, Aug. 11, 6:45-8:15pm and Sat, Sept. 11, 6-7:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: info@ $18.

ate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The gradual, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve motion, flexibility and balance. The entire class can be performed in a wheelchair or a chair. Any student may sit for all or part of the class. Half of our time is gentle warmups. “Tai Chi for Health” classes are traditional moves, modified and adjusted by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical experts. We also explore using our knowledge of Tai Chi to help us stay safe and balanced, as seniors. Mondays-Wednesdays, 9-10am. OREGON TAI CHI, 1350 SE Reed Mkt Rd Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5015. $55-$65.

Yoga Classes by Cynthia Latimer In person classes will take place at White Aspen Creative, Widgi Creek Golf Club, Bend, and registration will take place through ticket link. You will need a yoga mat and you may want to bring a yoga block to each class. Wed, Aug. 4, 4-5pm, Thu, Aug. 5, 8-9am, Sat, Aug. 7, 7:30-8:30am, Wed, Aug. 11, 4-5pm. White Aspen Creative, 18707 SW Century Drive, Widgi Creek. Contact: $15. Yoga Mama 4-Week Series We will develop a yoga and mindful practice that will build strength and flexibility for your mind and body and help balance out your emotions. We will work to reduce common “mom” tensions especially in low back, neck, and shoulders, while increasing core strength and rebalancing your hips and pelvis. Saturdays, 10:45am-Noon Through Aug. 28. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: $72. Yoga Wall 4-Week Series Join us for this

unique opportunity to experience the Yoga Wall in-person. Each week we’ll focus on a different areas: the upper back, lower back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis. Yoga sequences and breathwork will connect each area of the body with different, subtle body energetics (Chakras and Vayus). Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am. Through Aug. 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: $72.



COBIPOC partners with Scalehouse for show opening on First Friday


BIPOC Art Show Seeks to Challenge Bend’s Racial Narrative By Nicole Vulcan


ang around Bend long enough and you’re sure to see it: the bumper sticker that reads, “Be Nice You’re in Bend.” While benign enough on its face, at least one group of local creators and artists of color see it as a sign of exclusion and supporting the status quo—one in which Bend maintains the reputation of lacking diversity and being “so white.” Be nice, don’t rock the boat, don’t complain about things that might be unjust. “There’s always this ethos of, we are nice,” said Dan Ling, member of the local group, Central Oregon BIPOC, or COBIPOC. “And then when people speak out against injustices that we see, people are like, well, I’m supportive, but I don’t think it needs to be this loud, this violent, this in-my-face, whatever. And it’s this idea of niceness that, in itself, is a tool of oppression and silencing.” With that sticker in mind, COBIPOC set out to create a zine at the start of the pandemic—one conceived and carried out by the people of color who live in the region, and who, the group points out, number in the thousands— far more than the traditional narrative might support. One definition of a zine, for those not in the

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know, is “a self-published, non-commercial print-work that is typically produced in small, limited batches,” according to The Bindery, a printer of book, literary and print art. “The idea of creating a magazine or zine was kind of two-fold,” said Bear Patton, a local artist and founder of the group. “We wanted to bring people together, especially BIPOC folks—but to create something that was COVID safe.” After creating the first issue of the ‘zine, titled Complex(ion), late last year—featuring art, poetry and other written works from over a dozen local people of color—COBIPOC teamed up with Scalehouse to set up a gallery show in Scalehouse’s downtown Bend space. The show, which opens Friday, is titled “Be Nice White… You’re in Bend: Local Artists of Color Challenge the Narrative that Central Oregon Has No Diversity,” and hearkens back to that popular sticker seen around the city. In addition to other pieces on display, the opening night of the show will include an interactive exhibit, “Line in the Sand.” “Ten containers of different colored sand will be placed around an empty glass frame,” Scalehouse described in a release. “Each of the colors of sand represents a challenging experience that BIPOC in our community might face, from microaggressions to violence or

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“Exotic Eyes” by Taemi Izumi, featured in the Complex(ion) zine.

The cover of the upcoming Complex(ion) zine, created by the COBIPOC group.

systemic oppression. BIPOC visitors are invited to take a scoop of the sand that represents their experience and place it in the frame. As the layers accumulate, a picture will form of the various lived experiences of BIPOC in our community.” Another piece, titled “Intrusion,” mixes audio recordings and digital art and further shares locals’ lived experiences. Also included in the group's zine is the image on this week’s Source Weekly cover, titled “Human DNA.” Patton, who identifies as Korean American, said she created the work after conducting an interview with a local Black woman. “People don’t always recognize what makes us human, and that we have human experiences, too. Being a queer Asian woman, I often feel—I’ve had a lot of experiences of being fetishized and exotified from an early age,” Patton told the Source Weekly. “This woman who I was interviewing was talking about her own blackness and feeling like she’s never Black enough, and feeling like living in a white community, there’s a lot of

tokenization that happens. When you are a person of color who’s fetishized and exotified, demonized and stereotyped, it’s hard to really just get to experience the things that all other humans get to experience—especially white folks.” The “Be Nice White You’re in Bend” opening night event happens from 5 to 8pm at the Scalehouse Gallery. Visitors can enter on the Tin Pan Alley side of the building. The show is open through Sept. 25, and the gallery’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 6pm and by appointment. COBIPOC is planning its second issue of the Complex(ion) zine now, Patton said. More information on the group is available on Instagram @complexion_bend.  Be Nice White… You’re In Bend Fri., Aug 6-Sat. Sept. 25 Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave., Suite 138, Bend Find COBIPOC’s zine on Instagram @complexion_bend


Queens of the COVID Age

Local drag queens have big plans for the future—including a birthday bash, and a new venue located right inside a plant shop


By Tara Duffy The Deb’s Dollhouse show will include a great cast, including Deb’s own drag mama, Ruby Delish as cohost, while watching the family grow with the debuts of daughters Chaotica and Sarah Fina. Simpson said their philosophy is, “Where everyone is not only welcome but celebrated!” I can see she really means it. Deb also makes time in her busy schedule to create more content for Cult of Tuck, establishing new event spaces with Bo’s Falafel and Open Space Event Studios, and even some comedy collabs on the way. The group’s last show at Volcanic even included American Sign Language interpreters. Also planning plenty of fun is resident plant witch, Fertile Liza. Hailing from the botanical shop, Somewhere That’s Green, now located on NE Second Street and Greenwood Avenue, Fertile Liza bloomed from the bedroom, and the imagination, of shop owner John Kish. She had a simple dream to virtually teach plant parents how to free their root-bound plant babies, as well as hosting clinics for aspiring green thumbs. Today, she’s blossomed into a regular at the shop, hosting Late Night Plant Shopping, and can be spotted partying at 10 Barrel’s brunch with the likes of sister D’Auntie Carol, Caressa Banana and Nicole Onoscopi. Rumor has it she even has her very own daughter, Terra Cotta, hitting the town with her. With a personality as big as a monstera, Fertile Liza will need bigger platforms,

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Fertile Liza lounges among the plants, awaiting the next grand event.

and Kish, a self-proclaimed theater kid, is moving in that direction. Kish’s vision of having a performance space is just about complete with the fruition of The Greenhouse Cabaret, an intimate space for 75. A theater within a plant shop: a thing dreams are made of. With an anticipated opening of late August/early September, events won’t always consist of glam drag shows. Kish said the shop will also be a place to enjoy local theater, comedy, musicals, jazz and even some show tune

nights. The Greenhouse aims to become an inclusive gathering site for date nights, plant appreciation, drama and whatever else the minds of John, Fertile Liza, and friends can think of.  The Cult of Tuck Presents: Deb’s Dollhouse Drag Show Fri., Aug. 6. Doors 8pm/Show 9pm Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr., Bend $20 Tickets at



rag brunch, drag bingo, drag hiking, drag birthdays… drag house plant workshops? Those who haven’t yet ventured out lately may not have seen all the sweet (& salty) events that local queens have been busily propagating in Central Oregon. These events are selling out in days, if not hours, and are among the hottest (sometimes literally) shows in town. We checked in with two of their royal majesties to find out where all this royalty is coming from, and where it’s headed. First up, Deb Auchery, leader of the drag group Cult of Tuck, is about to celebrate her latest circle ‘round the sun and is throwing a birthday party to top all birthday parties. Tickets are now on sale for “Deb’s Dollhouse” at the Volcanic Theatre Pub Aug. 6 at 9pm. Like most drag performances locally, it’s sure to sell out fast. Alex Simpson is the behind-thescenes wrangler for Deb Auchery—a serious job that includes about three hours of prep and no time for touchups. How she manages to look amazing under those hot lights is a mystery, but if you ask her, she’ll share her secret. As much as Deb loves to think the show’s only about her, Simpson believes what brings life to local stages is a supportive community: both the performers and the audience. A drag show is about jokes and being over the top, but most importantly, allowing personal vulnerability to shine.






Chef Spotlight: Jamar Adams LITTLE BITES Going from serving our country to fine dining service, Executive Chef Jamar Adams of Solomon’s at Tetherow says food goes straight to the soul

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hef Jamar Adams grew up in Prineville, joined the Army as a young man, was deployed in Iraq, and ultimately became a member of the Army’s elite Special Forces. Upon his retirement from the military, Adams spent time thinking about his next move before deciding on a second career as a chef. He put himself through Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland before moving back home to Central Oregon. Below are excerpts from our recent conversation with Solomon’s at Tetherow Executive Chef Jamar Adams. Source Weekly: From Special Forces to food isn’t the typical transition. Jamar Adams: I was getting ready to get out of the military and was thinking about how I had always enjoyed cooking. When I was little, I was so excited to go to my grandma’s in The Dalles at Thanksgiving. She was a great cook and it was three days of eating myself into a coma with all those pies and all that food. When I think of my passion for cooking, I think about her. I also loved to cook for my friends in the military. I asked myself what I would like to do for the rest of my working life that I would really enjoy getting up and doing every day? After months of hard thought, I decided to go into the culinary arts. Being in the military is a tough job and I was thinking about how I would like to do something a little more relaxing. Being a chef is not as easy as I thought it would be, but it’s a different kind of stress. There’s no deployment or separation-from-family stress, but it’s definitely a day-to-day grind in the kitchen. Just keeping the menu fresh is stressful, for example.

Solomon’s at Tetherow Executive Chef Jamar Adams.

SW: How do you keep things fresh and creative? JA: A lot of times I draw from the people that come in and eat and make comments. Also, in the Special Forces, I had the opportunity to travel to places like Asia, India, Germany. I was eating real food with soldiers in those countries and I think it developed my palate extremely fast. I try to draw from those places and things I ate there and bring it home to the Northwest and make it my own. SW: Sourcing is important to you. JA: Yes, it’s very important. One of the main things I think about when I menu plan is what I can get right here in Central Oregon. Number one, it puts food on the table of the local farmers/ ranchers and builds great relationships, and two, it challenges me as a chef to use what I can get here. SW: What are your favorite dishes right now? JA: The Wagyu Carpaccio on our current menu at Solomon’s. It’s made with extraordinary local beef from 2 Sisters Mike West

ranch in Tumalo. It’s a great dish with shaved black truffle, watermelon radish, endive and arugula salad. Also something that I brought with me from culinary school: Sole Meunière, which is a classic French dish to which I’ve added a rice pilaf and broccolini. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to take it off the menu as people would run me down! What we’re selling the most of right now is the Grilled Peach Burrata with grilled peaches, thinly sliced burrata cheese, arugula, prosciutto, a balsamic reduction and a wine vinaigrette. Our handmade pasta changes weekly and can be anything from gnocchi to ravioli to squid ink pasta. I’m self-taught on rolling pasta which means there has been a lot of trial and error. I do one piece at a time, so it’s labor intensive but I think I’m getting pretty good at it after a couple years now. SW: What do you love about being a chef? JA: When somebody takes a bite of something and they get that look on their face of “WOW!" It’s like the food goes straight to the soul. Eating is a time that people share together and I like to be a part of that. I take it very seriously and it gives me joy. But I have to give credit. The whole reason I’m able to do what I do is because of the people I work with and my family. SW: What about your future in food? JA: A personal goal for me is a James Beard nomination. Just being nominated would be amazing. I also want to introduce more foreign cuisine on my menu, maybe a monthly tasting menu. I haven’t brought that up to my boss yet though! (Laughs.)  Solomon’s at Tetherow Resort

Grilled Peach Burrata, a summer favorite on the Solomon’s at Tetherow menu.

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Pop-Up Barbecue, Breakfast Burritos at The Commons Barbecue From carts to festivals to brick-andmortar restaurants, Central Oregon has plenty to enjoy in the way of barbecue. Newer on the food scene in Bend is Cypress Southern Kitchen, a pop-up restaurant offering a good old-fashioned Southern BBQ every other Sunday through September. Cypress Southern Kitchen sets up its pit barbecue and scratch Southern sides outside The Commons, in Mirror Pond Plaza, the first and third Sunday of the month. That means its next pop-up is Sunday, Aug. 15. Check out the brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sausages, all smoked in wood and paired with the classic fixings. Food is ready to go at 11am and is served until 2pm, or when it’s all sold out. "It's a 500-gallon propane tank that uses all wood to cook/smoke, so it's a little involved and there's only me smoking the meat for 12+ hours," chef Susan Harrell told the Source. "It's been a lot of fun and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I make my own sausages and will start selling sausage dogs on Saturdays when I'm smoking the large meats (brisket and pork) for Sunday." Breakfast Burritos Meanwhile, Bend Breakfast Burrito, another pop-up, has been serving up its burritos, muffins and other menu items in The Commons every weekend. Bend Breakfast Burrito is open Friday through Sunday from 9am to 1pm— except the first and third Sundays, when Cypress Southern Kitchen is in the plaza serving up its goods. Both pop-ups can be found at 875 NW Brooks St. in Bend. 


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SCREEN May the Source Be With You Podcasts, streams and shows, August edition By Jared Rasic

In Pod We Trust: I know that sometimes in this column I am definitely the old man yelling at clouds, but I prefer to think of myself as old school. I also might have a pretty dark bent when it comes to the true crime podcasts I listen to, but I prefer to think of myself as macabre. So, when I say that I found the ultimate podcast for those of us who are old school true crime nerds, then I hope you take my word for it. “Synodus Horrenda,” named after a bizarre historical event where a pope was exhumed to stand trial, focuses exclusively on macabre

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history. There’s such a mind-blowing and insane quality to these stories that it almost gives a warmly reassuring context to the time in history we’re living through now. The nameless host somehow manages to be detached and creepy while offering enough humanity to keep us listening. This is a must listen for fans of true crime and history podcasts. Keeping with the theme of historical podcasts, “F*** Your Racist History” has been blowing my mind as of late. Host Christian Picciolini focuses on the racist origins of the U.S., and while some of it is well known, several of the episodes have deep dives into historical figures like George Washington and P.T. Barnum that are filled with facts I’d never heard before. Many of the episodes really go into the way history has been rewritten, which seems like a topic that is more important now than ever before. Now Streaming/Theatrical I’ve been trying to catch as many things in theaters lately as I can (I’m maybe just a little paranoid that they might shut down again), so I’ve inadvertently stumbled into a few absolutely incredible movies over the last few weeks. The new Nicolas Cage movie “Pig” (Old Mill 16, Tin Pan, Odem Theater Pub) was kind of marketed as “John Wick,” but about a truffle pig instead of a puppy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The film is actually a deeply moving character study

The intimate and epic masterpiece, “The Green Knight.”

about a legendary ex-chef living in the forest outside of Portland whose truffle pig is stolen and he has to traverse the mean streets of the PDX culinary scene in order to find her. This movie should be a joke, but it’s far from it. It’s a poem of a film and features the best Nicolas Cage performance since “Adaptation.” “The Green Knight” (Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, coming 8/13 to Tin Pan) is one of the trippiest movies I’ve seen in years. Based on the

500-year-old poem by an anonymous badass, director David Lowery turns what could have been a stodgy and serious sludge into a dark and sexy mind-f***. Dev Patel gives the performance of his career as a young wannabe-knight who must go on a quest to find a mythical tree person who might possibly chop off his head. As a very serious film critic I would never suggest going to see this movie with some edibles, but if you did then it might change your life. 




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Taking the Plunge into Gravel E-Biking


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Whereas a devout gravel rider tries out an e-bike for a speedy weekend


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Linda English pedals up a gravel inclineoutside of Joseph, Oregon.


’ve cranked more than a few miles over the years on bicycles: road bikes, mountain and my true passion, gravel. I’m not speedy but I can go the distance. I don’t mind rough terrain. I love a long climb and a rippin’ descent. And most of all, I love exploring, especially the backroads of Oregon—even better if I find other people who share my passion. But I have to admit, I squirmed and winced at the thought of an e-bike. I was all for it when my pal Chuck used one: it was great to have him buzzing next to me through Skyline Forest when normally I would have to wait. But I didn’t need an e-bike. Then my husband and I agreed to have a vacation with friends of ours who are a whole lot faster than me. Chris is a Cat 2 bike racer, he can also bunny hop and hockey stop his bike with the best of them. Kelly is the fastest runner I know, not to mention she’s a whole lot younger than me. So, I agreed to take the e-bike with me on our vacation to Joseph, Oregon. My first trial was before my friends arrived. I took the e-bike on a ride from the Snake River straight up to the Hell’s Canyon Overlook. The first 2 miles were 15% grade. This was not the brightest of all ideas. I tested the bike on a flat road for a mile, then we started up the steep pitch. I turned on the lowest power setting, honestly terrified that the bike was going to take off. I worked like a dog,

with the power making the climb more reasonable. The incline was still hard to technically ride and when I stopped, it was hard to get going again. But I made it up to the glorious overlook. Then my friends arrived and we took off on a big ride to visit the Zumwalt Prairie: 56 miles and 4,000 feet of gain with a mix of pavement and gravel roads. The route started by dropping 2,000 feet on pavement. The e-bike didn’t feel much different than my

accordingly. As long as I was pedaling, the e-bike was helping me. Sometimes I would even pause to look for wildlife. Then I could easily catch up. At the end of the ride, after four hours and 20 minutes, I had only a little power left on the battery. I was thrilled I didn’t run out of juice! As for the group, we all had to adjust to my newfound power. I learned to communicate more when I decided to pass and to not blast by the group on

As long as I was pedaling, the e-bike was helping me. Sometimes I would even pause to look for wildlife. Then I could easily catch up. normal gravel bike. Because the power cuts out above 20 mph, the only advantage was the extra 10 pounds from carrying the battery. Then we headed up a steep gravel road that sliced through the preserve. I started off with the lowest power setting, then quickly realized that I needed more power. For a change, I wasn’t peeling off the back from being dropped on a 10 to 15% climb, but instead could be right with my friends. Sometimes, I would jet ahead to take a picture. Nobody waited for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the 11 miles through the preserve. When we topped out at the rolling grasslands, I could adjust my efforts

a steep climb (frustrating for the other riders). We all agreed having me on the e-bike made the day a lot more fun. My two cents: If you ride with people who have varying speeds, I recommend trying it. Most bike shops sell e-bikes and several shops specialize in them. But before you hop on a gravel e-bike, realize that you still need great bike handling skills. Overall e-bikes are about giving up the ego; if this helps you enjoy more of the great outdoors, embrace it! As for where to ride an e-bike, Dirty Freehub ( has over 8,000 miles of curated gravel bike routes, including which routes permit e-bikes. 

Nothing brings a city alive quite like street art. Splashes of color across an alley can inspire onlookers, address social issues or simply improve the mood of those passing by. The High Desert Mural Festival states on its website that it is a nonprofit focused on “supporting projects that enhance the public arts culture of Central Oregon.” Murals can become their own landmark, adding culture to the area while increasing access to art that everyone can enjoy. This weekend, the High Desert Mural Festival, along with Scalehouse, brings a mini-mural festival to the streets of Bend. Three Central Oregon artists are painting murals with a focus on equality and justice, the theme of this year’s event. The three artists will begin work on their pieces this Friday, showcasing their hopes for equality and justice in our future. According to the High Desert Mural Festival’s event page, artist Bekah Badilla is known for work that explores the connection between home and earth, while examining decolonization. Meanwhile, Jessica Amascual brings her interest in ancestral roots and desire for the liberation of people of color to her vivid and bold works. Another featured artist featured is Evan Namkung. Inspired by life experiences, his work often reflects the human and natural world, with a focus on those that are overlooked. The three artists will bring their murals to life in the Tin Pan Alley, kicking off this month’s Downtown First Friday’s Art Walk. Meanwhile, check out this week’s Culture page for more on Scalehouse’s latest project involving BIPOC artists in Central Oregon; one of those works also graces this week’s cover.  Equality & Justice Mini-Mural Festival Fri., Aug. 6 – Sun., Aug. 8 Tin Pan Alley, Downtown Bend event-4424671


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Ya Just Never Know…

On Pygmy horned lizards and other surprise creatures in Central Oregon By Jim Anderson

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It’s also an area where one can find ants in great numbers. When I got to reading, “The Mountain Ants of Western North America,” by William Morton Wheeler, I was astounded to learn how many species of ants live in alpine and sub-arctic habitat. But to get down to brass tacks, this story is, as most insect stories are for me these days, based on my grandson Daxon’s discovery out in the sagebrush of a goodly number of Pygmy horned lizards. Daxon, his dad Caleb, along with his brother Graham and sister Jane, went on an exploration hike out into

Should you come upon a rattlesnake some nice sunny, but cool morning, then life could become very exciting. Mountain, just down the road aways from the Hoodoo ski area. The reason I singled that one out is because it’s almost an alpine area, which does not sound like a good place to find what is supposed to be a desert-living creature such as the horned lizard. But snow or no snow, that’s where you can find Pygmy horned lizards in summer, eating ants, lots of them! Obviously, they shut down and go underground as soon as fall and winter arrive.

the sagebrush and sand wilderness of my then-backyard and came back with the photo included here, all excited about discovering lizards while on their short hike. And that, dear readers, is what Nature is all about. No matter what you do, or where you go in Central Oregon, there are surprises for you to enjoy, watch out for, and cause one to scratch one’s head. You could, in broad daylight, and completely by accident, just as easy come upon a badger with its young Jim Anderson

Jane and Graham Anderson looking over a Pygmy horned lizard.

The adult Pygmy horned lizard blends into the landscape.

sunning themselves on the piled up diggin’s of their home. Should that happen, the best thing to do is come to a stop immediately and give mom, dad and kids the opportunity to dive down their hole and out of sight. Then politely retreat quietly and head off in another direction. Should you come upon a rattlesnake some nice sunny, but cool morning, then life could become very exciting. If you hear it before you see it, buzzing away—which is why some people call them, “buzz-tails”—stop right there and make sure you know where it is and you can see it. Once that is known, you’ll see the safest direction to retreat. Hey, they were here before we were and deserve respect, if just for that reason. Besides,

our rattlesnakes are not as hot-tempered like those of the southwest, so as long as you give them a wide berth, they usually won’t bother you. Or how about if you stumble onto a Jerusalem cricket? You’ll know one when you see it because they are such an unusual insect: big fat baby-faced head, about 2 inches long and a boldly striped abdomen. It looks like a holy terror and yes, they can bite. Just leave it be after satisfying your curiosity; it’ll run off and hide under the nearest rock. But whatever encounter you have with wild places and wild things, dear ones, please do it politely with your eye on your great grandchildren. All this beauty we see today, we should be sure will be here for them tomorrow. 



ell, it’s happened again—another mystery: Why are there Pygmy horned lizards in Sun Mountain (where I used to live), between Bend and Sisters, and none in my pal Al St. John’s backyard just down the road (where he used to live)? Could it be he had different ants than I did, and the horned lizards didn’t like ‘em? Ants are the main source of nutrients for horned lizards, but they won’t pass up a tasty spider, grasshopper, ground beetle or other creepy-crawler. The best showcase for horned lizards in Central Oregon is up on Sand




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t seems difficult to fathom nowadays, what with nearly 30 breweries in Central Oregon today, but when the Bend Ale Trail launched in 2010, it would’ve required the six-fingered man to count all the stops on the nascent hop-hike. That was an era without Sunriver or GoodLife or Crux; an era when almost everyone offered an amber ale and brewers would’ve been aghast if their IPAs came out hazy. Times, like beer styles, have changed. Visit Bend realized its famed Bend Ale Trail—among the first of its kind, which is also hard to fathom given that everywhere from Ohio to Oklahoma boasts them now—was due for a refresh. The new Bend Ale Trail launched July 1 and garnered over 5,000 unique users in its first month. The revamped beer byway is no longer monolithic but heptagonal; it’s divvied into seven distinct territories around the greater Bend area. They are the Old Block (home to the Deschutes pub and BBC), the Western Front (including the Galveston pubs such as Boss Rambler) the Riverlands (sip riverside Belgian ales at Monkless), the Badlands (note: westsiders don’t need actual passports to visit Bevel or Spider City breweries), the Brewer’s District (Craft Kitchen didn’t close; it just moved out of the current Monkless space), the Far North (for the five Redmond beer makers), and the Outer Rim (Sunriver, Sisters and Prineville). “Seeing how much things have changed since those initial six is the reason we rebranded,” said Visit Bend’s Tawna Fenske. “It’s about getting people out there to try the new places.” For example, in a world where Northwest hoppy IPAs reign, Porter Brewing, established in 2018, keeps English-style “real ales” alive with cask-conditioned ales. That same year, Spider City hatched as a breeding ground for global styles from Polish-style wheat beers to Belgian grisettes to Bamberg-style smoked beers (though with an Oregon twist by using cherrywood smoked malts). The newest, Bevel, had its first anniversary stymied by the pandemic, but co-owner Valarie Doss is stoked to be part of the trail. “Because our brewery is off the beaten path, we knew that being on the Bend Ale Trail would drive new customers,” she said. It doesn’t hurt that the disc golfthemed brewery’s tasting room doubles as a food truck pod. New breweries have to wait a year before being added (not that any breweries

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are about to open in Bend—for a change), and they need to have a dedicated tasting room open to the public with broad hours. And there are undoubtedly beer pilgrims who are completionists. “We thought we had time to get these done,” said Visit Bend’s Laurel Hunt of the custom wooden trays that anyone who checks into every spot on the ale trail receives. “We already have a list of people we need to mail them to,” she added. But, unlike the original version where ale-trailers had to check in to every brewery to receive one Silipint, now those who tackle everything in an individual territory receive a four-ounce taster glass with its respective art. The wooden trays are outfitted to hold all eight tasters. Eight taster glasses when there are “only” seven brewery territories? Yup. The refreshed trail includes a section for “drinkable diversions” to share the spotlight with Bend’s cideries, wineries, distilleries, and, uh, kombucheries. From Avid Cider to Va Piano Vineyards, there are 16 destinations, but one need only collect seven stamps from them to complete the “diversions.” Bend Ale Trail Month, held in November, was canceled for 2020 but will return this year. Everyone who tackles the entire trail in that one month will receive an additional keepsake. It won’t be a trophy going forward, but Visit Bend will land on something. “People love getting a thing,” said Hunt. The event isn’t held in November for no reason: the entire concept was initiated to bring visitors in during the shoulder seasons. Good luck even finding a bar stool at a brewery now, but before Mt. Bachelor brings in the pow people, tasting rooms provide plenty of elbow room. In fact, the B.A.T. was conceived by Visit Bend’s CMO while riding up a chairlift brainstorming about how to fill those spaces throughout the year. A 64-page B.A.T. passport can be purchased at the Bend Visitor Center for $5 or the app can be downloaded for free.  Bend Visitor Center 750 NW Lava, Ste. 160

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ACROSS 1. Got the red out? 5. Prayer’s beginning 10. Chain that sells Shivers 14. Seep slowly 15. Stock descriptor 16. College whose radio station is WYBC 17. “___ and the Lost City of Gold” 18. Pseudonymous Italian author Ferrante 19. Thing in a play 20. Grain that glitters? 23. Gist 24. Yacht’s milieu 25. Title holder standing next to a purplish salad fruit? 32. Bite (down) 33. Sweater material 34. Letters on a 7” 35. Arm bone 36. Yank away with force 38. Place where missions are planned out 39. Patch of earth 40. God with a hammer 41. Kept from going public 42. Toast Dwayne Johnson’s derrière? 46. Soap opera actor Ramsey 47. Unfit for grazing 48. Reason one can’t stop thinking of linens? 55. Split the scene 56. Its president is Ariel Henry 57. Org. that busts many brackets 58. Nevado del ___ (Colombian volcano) 59. Apportion 60. Change jar change 61. Beast alongside a princess 62. Jobs to do 63. Calculations in the Lyft app: Abbr.

DOWN 1. Physiques 2. Circular path 3. High priest who reintroduced the Torah in Jerusalem 4. 1995 2Pac single about Afeni Shakur 5. Big lead at the Indianapolis 500 6. Book whose narrator describes the title character as “light of my life, fire of my loins” 7. Ready for business 8. Called up 9. Billiards stroke where the cue returns after striking the object ball 10. Universal recipient designation 11. Beloved, in Bologna 12. Inky mark 13. “Darn right, pal” 21. Georgia governor Brian 22. Bad guy in the wrestling ring 25. Daphnis’s love 26. CRV maker 27. Bring the ruckus to your tuchus 28. Cowboy’s calls, for short 29. Muse for bards 30. ___ salts 31. Bootleg-nabbing feds 32. Undemanding, as a job 36. “Don’t know the guy” 37. Bird of fable 38. 1989 #1 hit by Prince 40. Your family’s all over it 41. Mix things up 43. Pluck out, as eyebrows 44. “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” composer 45. Circles in space 48. Slimy garden creature 49. Person next in line 50. Roosevelt’s Scottie 51. Some museum pieces 52. Rapper who won a 2021 Best Metal Performance Grammy 53. Pop-pop’s spouse 54. Exams for tomorrow’s coll. freshmen 55. Frizzy do, for short

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will be a propitious time for you and your intimate allies to grow closer by harnessing the power of your imaginations. I urge you to be inventive in dreaming up ways to educate and entertain each other. Seek frisky adventures together that will delight you. Here’s a poem by Vyacheslav Ivanov that I hope will stimulate you: “We are two flames in a midnight forest. We are two meteors that fly at night, a two-pointed arrow of one fate. We are two steeds whose bridle is held by one hand. We are two eyes of a single gaze, two quivering wings of one dream, two-voiced lips of single mysteries. We are two arms of a single cross.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo spiritual author Don Miguel Ruiz urges us not to take anything personally. He says that if someone treats us disrespectfully, it’s almost certainly because they are suffering from psychological wounds that make them act in vulgar, insensitive ways. Their attacks have little to do with what’s true about us. I agree with him, and will add this important caveat. Even if you refrain from taking such abuses personally, it doesn’t mean you should tolerate them. It doesn’t mean you should keep that person in your life or allow them to bully you in the future. I suspect these are important themes for you to contemplate right now. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “People who feel deeply, live deeply, and love deeply are destined to suffer deeply,” writes poet Juansen Dizon. To that romanticized, juvenile nonsense, I say: NO! WRONG! People who feel and live and love deeply are more emotionally intelligent than folks who live on the surface—and are therefore less fragile. The deep ones are likely to be psychologically adept; they have skills at liberating themselves from the smothering crush of their problems. The deep ones also have access to rich spiritual resources that ensure their suffering is a source of transformative teaching—and rarely a cause of defeat. Have you guessed that I’m describing you as you will be in the coming weeks?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Professor of psychology Ethan Kross tells us there can be healthy, creative forms of envy. “Just as hunger tells us we need to eat,” he writes, “the feeling of envy could show us what is missing from our lives that really matters to us.” The trick is to not interpret envy as a negative emotion, but to see it as useful information that shows us what we want. In my astrological opinion, that’s a valuable practice for you to deploy in the coming days. So pay close attention to the twinges of envy that pop into your awareness. Harness that volatile stuff to motivate yourself as you make plans to get the very experience or reward you envy.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Poet Walt Whitman bragged that he was “large.” He said, “I contain multitudes.” One critic compared him to “a whole continent with its waters, with its trees, with its animals.” Responding to Whitman, Sagittarian poet Gertrud Kolmar uttered an equally grandiose boast. “I too am a continent,” she wrote. “I contain mountains never-reached, scrubland unpenetrated, pond bay, river-delta, salt-licking coast-tongue.” That’s how I’m imagining you these days, dear Sagittarius: as unexplored territory: as frontier land teeming with undiscovered mysteries. I love how expansive you are as you open your mind and heart to new self-definitions. I love how you’re willing to risk being unknowable for a while as you wander out in the direction of the future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Poet Ezra Pound wrote a letter to novelist James Joyce that included the following passage: “You are fucking with my head, and so far I’ve been enjoying it. Where is the crime?” I bring this up, Capricorn, because I believe the coming weeks will be prime time for you to engage with interesting souls who fuck with your head in enjoyable ways. You need a

friendly jolt or two: a series of galvanizing prods; dialogs that catalyze you to try new ways of thinking and seeing; lively exchanges that inspire you to experiment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Blogger Mandukhai Munkhbaatar offers advice on the arts of intimate communion. “Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face,” she tells us. “Do not fall in love with the idea of being in love.” She also wants you to know that it’s best for your long-term health and happiness if you don’t seek cozy involvement with a person who is afraid of your madness, or with someone who, after you fight, disappears and refuses to talk. I approve of all these suggestions. Any others you would add? It’s a favorable phase to get clearer about the qualities of people you want and don’t want as your allies. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I gave my readers homework, asking them to answer the question, “What is your favorite rule to break?” In response, Laura Grolla sent these thoughts: “My favorite rule to break is an unwritten one: that we must all stress and strive for excellence. I have come up with a stress-busting mantra, ‘It is OK to be OK.’ In my OKness, I have discovered the subtle frontier of contentment, which is vast and largely unexplored. OKness allows me not to compete for attention, but rather to pay attention to others. I love OKness for the humor and deep, renewing sleep it has generated. Best of all, OKness allows me to be happily aging rather than anxiously hot.” I bring this to your attention, Pisces, because I think the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to investigate and embody the relaxing mysteries of OKness.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Filmmaker Federico Fellini had an unexpected definition of happiness. He said it was “being able to speak the truth without hurting anyone.” I suspect you will have abundant access to that kind of happiness in the coming weeks, Aries. I’ll go even further: You will have extra power to speak the truth in ways that heal and uplift people. My advice to you, therefore, is to celebrate and indulge your ability. Be bold in expressing the fullness of what’s interesting to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you,” wrote the novelist Colette. What?! Was she making a perverse joke? That’s wicked advice, and I hope you adopt it only on rare occasions. In fact, the exact opposite is the healthy way to live— especially for you in the coming weeks. Look at what pains you, yes. Don’t lose sight of what your problems and wounds are. But please, for the sake of your dreams, for the benefit of your spiritual and psychological health, look longer at what pleases you, energizes you, and inspires you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you deepen your affection for butterflies and hummingbirds, I will love it. If you decide you want the dragonfly or bumblebee or lark to be your spirit creature, I will approve. You almost always benefit from cultivating relationships with swift, nimble, and lively influences—and that’s especially true these days. So give yourself full permission to experiment with the superpower of playful curiosity. You’re most likely to thrive when you’re zipping around in quest of zesty ripples and sprightly rhythms.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Life is showing you truths about what you are not, what you don’t need, and what you shouldn’t strive for. That’s auspicious, although it may initially feel unsettling. I urge you to welcome these revelations with gratitude. They will help you tune in to the nuances of what it means to be radically authentic. They will boost your confidence in the rightness of the path you’ve chosen for yourself. I’m hoping they may even show you which of your fears are irrelevant. Be hungry for these extraordinary teachings.

Homework. Tell me what subtle or not-so-subtle victories you plan to accomplish by January 1, 2022.


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I’m a guy in my 30s. Before COVID, I used Tinder to hook up with different women a few times a week. I don’t recognize myself anymore. Yesterday, I was on a date, and the girl was really hot and wanted to go back to my place to have sex. I was weirdly turned off by the idea and called her an Uber home. This isn’t like me, but it keeps happening. Why am I suddenly like this? —Worried If we hadn’t gotten vaccines, we might’ve seen a whole new category of lingerie, a la Victoria’s Crotchless Hazmat Suit. Our body’s immune system protects us by mobilizing warrior cells to fight off invaders like bacteria, parasites, and viruses that cause infectious diseases. However, war is costly—whether between nations or inside us. Psychologist Mark Schaller notes that our body’s effort to surround and kill “pathogenic intruders” sucks up calories needed for important bodily functions. It can also be “temporarily debilitating” due to “fever, fatigue, and other physiological consequences of an aggressive immunological response.” (You sometimes have to boil the village alive to save the village.) To avoid these costs, we need to avoid being exposed to disease in the first place. Helping us do that is the job of our “behavioral immune system.” This is Schaller’s term for a suite of psychological mechanisms that function as our early warning system, helping us identify signs of pathogens in our social environment and motivating us to feel, think, and behave in ways that keep us from getting invaded by the buggers. For example, social psychology grad student James B. Moran and his adviser, social psychologist Damian Murray, find that reminding research participants of the looming threat of infectious disease puts a damper on the appeal of casual sex and their inclination to have it down the road. Chances are this response explains your own psychological and behavioral shift: stud-turned-monk of COVID-19. There’s no clock on exactly when you’ll be back to your sexual-Wild West self. Should you get nostalgic, keep in mind that you can still dip into some elements of the hookuppy old days, such as “the walk of shame”—though, these days, that’s what we call it when you get yelled at by the old lady down the street for taking out the trash unmasked. Am




I’m a woman in my early 20s. The guy I’m dating brought me to meet his friends. His male friends were warm and friendly. The women were awful. One deliberately kept saying my name wrong (it’s not exactly exotic), and two others glared at my miniskirt. Another said something about how lowcut my top was. She made it sound like a compliment, but it was a mean dig. How can these women be so nasty when they don’t even know me? How do I diffuse situations like these? —Upset Nothing like women celebrating other women: “Way to go, girl! Showing everything but your areolas.” When a man has a beef with another man, he’ll be direct about it: hurl insults at the guy’s face and maybe try to renovate his jaw with a barstool. Women fight sneaky-dirty with other women, using covert tactics, explains psychologist Anne Campbell. These include mobilizing a group of women to ostracize a woman, talking trash to men about her looks and how “loose” she is, and offering “compliments” that are actually nasty digs. Give a woman’s confidence a beatdown and she might dim her shine (cover her miniskirt with a shawl and wipe that sexy red lipstick off on her sleeve). Psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt separated female research participants into random groups. She compared one group’s reactions to a 20-something woman walking into a classroom dressed “conservatively” (in a loosely fitting shirt and khaki slacks) with the other group’s reactions to the same woman dressed “provocatively” (in a very short skirt and a tight, low-cut shirt). Dressed conservatively, she was “barely noticed by the participants.” When she entered in skin-baring sexywear, almost all the women “aggressed against her.” They rolled their eyes at her, gave her “once-overs,” and shot her “death stares.” After she left, many laughed at her, ridiculed her appearance, and/or suggested she was a man-hopping sleaze. You’re a target for the she-hyenas whenever you wear sexy clothing and makeup (like an intense smoky eye with winged eyeliner). Decide whether you have the emotional strength and social capital to bear the glares and backbiting, or whether you need to, say, stock up on some floor-length prairie dresses. This isn’t to say you should immediately assume the worst of all women. However, understanding what you can expect from some might help you stand tall in the face of an attack—remembering that it’s about them, not about you,

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Everything you could want in a small Oregon mountain town Miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails begin within town and extend endlessly through the forests and mountains. Surrounded by National Forest lands, Sisters is the perfect jump-off point to countless outdoor recreational opportunities such as camping, backpacking, fishing and golfing. People love the mom-and-pop feel while skiing and snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Area, which is only 22 miles away. “Sisters Country” has quite a few options for those looking to get wet in nearby waterways, too: Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and rafting can all be done in nearby rivers, streams and lakes. There are ample dining and shopping options, mostly catering to tourists, but also serving locals’ needs well. Schools in Sisters rank very highly and the community is tight-knit and comes together for celebrations often. Likewise, the Sisters real estate market is thriving. In June the median sales price climbed to $610,000, with 21 total home sales and housing inventory remaining low at just under a month’s supply. Housing options range from townhomes and condos to modest single-family homes to higher-end homes and one of a kind expansive, sprawling ranches and horse properties. At the time of this writing there were 22 homes out of 45 listed for over $1 million— about 50% of the available homes, mostly because there is more space and larger properties. The community is small but locals who live there love it and it’s a very desirable place to call home. 



riving through Sisters, visitors will be transported back to a town with an Old-West theme throughout. Situated just Northwest of Bend, Sisters offers an unparalleled natural beauty and an abundance of recreation opportunities. The city’s name is derived from the proximity to the Three Sisters mountains that blanket the backdrop and offer awe-inspiring views at every turn. The area was originally inhabited and traveled through by indigenous people, including Wasco, Warm Springs and Paiute peoples, on trails going toward Warm Springs and over the Santiam and McKenzie mountain passes. Camp Polk was a military camp situated along Whychus Creek, in operation from fall of 1865 to spring of 1866. Mainly due to the location on the McKenzie and Santiam roads, Sisters grew in population and was formally established in 1901, becoming incorporated in 1946. The original post office was named “Three Sisters,” later shortened to “Sisters” by postal authorities. Sisters initially began to grow and became known as a lumber town with multiple sawmills that moved into the area; however, lumber production slowed and in 1963 the last mill in Sisters closed. Consequently, many residents moved away, but since the early 1990s, when around 500 people lived in Sisters, there has been a slow and steady increase in population. Currently, with around 2,800 residents, it’s one of the smallest communities in Central Oregon, sitting close to 3,200 feet in elevation and tucked in close to the magnificent Cascade mountain range. 


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