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This week’s issue brings you some interesting tales you won’t find anywhere else. In this week’s Feature, Jack Harvel shares the story of a nonprofit — whose leader lives in Bend —that helps bring lost servicemen home. Allie Noland introduces you to Seekqua, the app created by an OSU-Cascades grad to help match outdoors gear with adventure seekers. In Chow, Donna Britt takes a bite, or two or three or 20, out of a Haven bagel and never looks back. And in Opinion, our editorial board weighs in on a topic locals can never get enough of: Parking! At the airport! It’s always a pleasure to bring these stories to you and to see you out in the world enjoying them. Thanks for reading!

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Airport Parking Alternatives Are Coming. You’ll Just Have to Wait a While.

Officials at the Redmond airport raised prices on daily parking five years ago. Now, they want to do it again, raising the daily fee from $15 to $24 per day. It’s the same price someone would pay to park daily at Portland International Airport, they pointed out – even though we all know that the experience varies greatly.

At PDX, one can pay $24 to park there, or they can opt to hop on the light rail and get nearly anywhere in the metro area in a reasonable amount of time. They can also take a bus. They’ll also park their vehicle in a covered area that keeps it safer from the elements. There are also private parking stalls close to the airport that cost far less than $24.

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Here at the Redmond airport, those coming from Bend or parts elsewhere have none of those options. Airport officials told the Redmond City Council, who may vote on the issue at the end of March, that increasing the fees would help them pay for the expansion of the airport facilities, which gets underway next year. Parking is a real cash cow, even for a facility that traffics in air travel.

Cab companies like this idea too, because it means they can increase the number of rides – to the tune of some $50 or $60 one-way to Bend. While we admit there’s an element of privilege in bringing up the pain of paying such high fees for parking or cabbing it to the airport, which many people use for leisure or business travel, it does remind us once again that we are not Portland – we just pay the prices big-city dwellers pay for less-than-big-city amenities.

If we’re going to pay those prices, we should at least invest some of the money into alternatives that would reduce the number of cars left at the airport, and cut down on general traffic near the airport, too. Eventually, our growing

region will outgrow the parking facilities that presently exist at the airport – or the ones that are planned for the near future. Then it’s back to begging for more cash — or passing the cost on to travelers — for more pavement.

But those of us who resent not having a non-car option to get to the airport, or resent paying those big-city prices should take some comfort in the fact that, hopefully, if all goes to plan, there will soon be an alternative.

Over at Cascades East Transit, officials have been working for years to usher in a city-to-city route, using either existing or new routes, that picks up and drops off at the Redmond airport. Soon, hopefully, CET may have enough drivers trained to make that route a reality by the fall. (Wages and housing have been among the barriers to hiring thus far, they told us in a podcast recorded last summer.) Mind you, if the Redmond City Council approves the parking increase, it would go into effect as early as May.

While we understand that CET is a different entity with a different budget than the City of Redmond, it makes sense to have these two entities work together. Since parking fees are like crack cocaine for anyone who begins to implement them, we doubt the City of Redmond is going to nix this plan to increase fees at the airport. But would it be too much to ask to see them delay the increase until a bus between the area’s largest city – Bend – and the airport is in place?

Not only would this alleviate parking congestion at the airport, it might also help decrease traffic on Highway 97, and cut down on vehicle emissions to boot. Those who oppose an increase in parking fees at the airport would do well to support this alternative in any way they can.

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As the Executive Director at Saving Grace, I am routinely asked about our domestic violence and sexual assault services, other nonprofits in the area, my thoughts on policy that impacts survivors and abusers, and sometimes, “What did you think about that TV show?” or “Is this sexist?” I welcome all questions, because often people don’t want to discuss domestic violence and sexual assault. However, there is one question that I don’t like: “What steps can women take to stay safe and prevent assault?”

Let me step on my soap box for a minute to officially say that there is nothing that a woman, or any person, can do to prevent rape, assault or abuse, and these types of questions perpetuate the stigma of blame, shame and hesitation that survivors often face. While I’m up here, I’d like a chance to ask a question:

Why does our society often want to blame and place ultimate responsibility on the victim?

Victim blaming is questioning people who experience violence and asking what they could have done to prevent it. It tries to identify supposed weaknesses in a person or mistakes they made that could have made them a target. It is important to understand that sexual violence is never the fault of the person who experiences it. Sexual violence happens because someone chooses to cause harm, not because someone is wearing a certain item of clothing, said a certain thing or was in a certain place. We need to recognize that people are never required to say no “strongly enough,” fight back against an assault, or follow the many and sometimes conflicting safety tips available in order to avoid the potential for being harmed by another person.

Victim blaming can be very damaging to survivors and perpetuate a culture of abuse. People who have experienced

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sexual violence often report feelings of fear, stigma and self-blame regarding their experiences, and victim blaming can be a barrier to survivors receiving the support and help they deserve. So, what can you do to change this pervasive and toxic form of thinking?

• Challenge victim-blaming ideas when you encounter them.

• Resist allowing abusers to use excuses for why they abuse.

• Acknowledge that survivors are the experts in their lives, and they made the best choice for themselves in the moment to survive an assault.

• Recognize that victim-blaming can take on many forms which can be rooted in sexist, racist, sexist, homophobic and/or transphobic perspectives.

• Tell survivors, “I believe you,” or ask, “How can I help?”

We know that sexual assault and victim blaming is everywhere, and it will take all of us to address it. This is why our team works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide safe and confidential services to our community. It’s why we at Saving Grace are committed to helping survivors find safety, hope and healing. Please join us in making Central Oregon a place where all people are safe from abuse. Let's stop blaming survivors once and for all.

—Cassi McQueen is the executive director of Saving Grace. Find information about their services at


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in Deschutes County is represented by one of Oregon’s two Republican Members of Congress. So it is important that we understand what they stand for.

Cliff Bentz already has a track record as a MAGA extremist. His first vote in office was to disqualify Pennsylvania’s certified electoral votes for Joe Biden. He then voted against the pandemic recovery bill, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and against lowering insulin and other drug costs. MAGA Republicans, including Bentz, opposed these and many other measures that have directly benefitted Deschutes County residents.

As a freshman, Lori Chavez-DeRemer has just begun to define her record. But already we can see that her extremist beliefs and actions belie her concerted efforts to create a more moderate image. Although she touts her initial bipartisan efforts on the Farm Bill, she has joined Bentz in supporting extremely divisive and politically-motivated legislation advanced by the MAGA House leadership. They have both supported:

• The “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” a wholly unnecessary bill (infanticide is already prohibited); and

• The “REINS Act,” a bill to delay or stop regulations for public health and safety, financial reform, and worker protection, making industry even

less accountable to the public, as was tragically the case in the East Palestine railway disaster.

Chavez-DeRemer also recently co-sponsored the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act,” a hateful anti-transgender bill that whips up public acrimony by targeting a tiny, defenseless minority group.

Is this what we want our Representatives in Congress to be doing?

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The Pandemic Emergency Ends in May. Then What?

Extra benefits and streamlined application processes are coming to an end, due to the official end of the pandemic emergency

After three difficult years that shifted our lives, the Biden administration will declare an end to the pandemic emergency on May 11. What will this mean for Americans?

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID is not dead, but mutating to new strains. It killed more than 1 million Americans between 2020 and 2022, although masks and vaccinations gave people a way to protect themselves. Like the flu, COVID continues to sicken and kill vulnerable people.

As the virus raced through crowded workplaces and institutions in 2020, local governments shut down restaurants and schools. The federal government paid for tests and vaccine development, made loans to businesses and disbursed emergency payments to taxpayers. Now that schools and businesses have re-opened, most of that aid is in the rearview mirror.

• Extended federal unemployment benefits ended in 2021.

• An expanded child tax credit, enacted in 2021, benefited some 35 million families who received half their benefit in monthly checks. Congress let the expansion expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

• Rental assistance for tenants who lost work due to the pandemic ended in November 2022 in Central Oregon. NeighborImpact deployed $23,753,061 in pandemic-related rental assistance to 3,647 households, according to Molly Heiss, housing stabilization director at NeighborImpact. This money benefited 9,370 individuals.

• In February 2023, pandemic SNAP benefits ended for 17,047 households (30,439 individuals) in Central Oregon, according to Jake Sunderland, press secretary for the Oregon Department of Human Services. From now on, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will get only their regular amount to spend on groceries.

Households will experience a 31% decrease in food benefits, Sunderland said in an email. The average regular SNAP amount per household is $397. The pandemic allotment gave families an extra $179 per month. SNAP benefits permanently increased in October 2021 and SNAP income eligibility limits increased in 2022.

Every week, about 90 people pick up produce and goods pulled from the shelves of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods at the House of Hope Ministries food bank in Redmond. More people

are coming to the location at the Lavender Thrift Store, looking for now more expensive foods like jam, cheese and meat, said Darlene Woods, ministry president.

“They say, ‘Thank God you’re here. We got our food stamps cut and food is going up in price,’” Woods said.

health insurance. Those no longer eligible can continue their benefits for another 60 days. Those on OHP can update their contact information at OHA’s “End of Public Health Emergency” web page.

“This is the largest Medicaid renewal in the program’s history,” reported

be terminated even though they are still eligible.

• Free COVID tests, vaccinations and treatment will probably last through fall 2023, predicted Emily Horton from Deschutes County Health Services. She manages the COVID-19 recovery and emergency preparedness program. Currently, the health department gives vaccinations and test kits free at different sites. Services, presently including tests, are available at the Deschutes County website in English and Spanish at

“Once the test kits run out, we will probably focus on vulnerable populations to have access to testing,” Horton said. “The same thing will probably happen with vaccinations.”

• Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan did not have to re-certify for eligibility during the pandemic. Now ODHS must review eligibility for all 1.47 million OHP members, according to an Oregon Health Authority press release from Feb. 13. ODHS will send renewal notices to each household between April 2023 and January 2024. If workers cannot reach the beneficiary, ODHS can end their

Rachana Pradhan from Kaiser Health News on the PBS NewsHour on March 1. Because some recipients moved during the pandemic, they may not receive the notices, she said.

When continuous coverage for Medicaid ends, about 8.2 million people in the U.S. would no longer qualify, stated the federal Department of Health and Human Services in an issue brief on Aug. 19, 2022. Another 6.8 million would

Those who test positive and lack health insurance can click on the link, “If you have COVID-19” and scroll down to Oregon Health Authority-COVID-19 Telehealth Consultation to get a prescription for Paxlovid, Horton said.

—Denise Holley is a retired newspaper reporter and author of the book “Why the Undocumented Belong to America.” She lives in Redmond.

"Once the test kits run out, we will probably focus on vulnerable populations to have access to testing. The same thing will probably happen with vaccinations."
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Case Dismissed for Oregon Public Defenders?

An Oregon court could dismiss cases public defenders are too overworked to commit to, while over 900 people in Oregon’s court system are unrepresented

On March 15 the executive director of Public Defender of Marion County, Shannon Williams, asked to withdraw from a case at the Marion County Circuit Court, saying the public defense agency had too many cases to adequately represent their clients, breaching the American Bar Association’s ethical standards.

“When a public defender says to a judge, I’ve got more cases than I can handle competently, that means I've got what we call in the law a concurrent conflict. It means every time I work for this client, I'm screwing that client and every time I work with that client, I'm screwing this client. And lawyers can't do that. It's against the law, it has been against the law for 50 years,” said Stephen Hanlon, a lawyer who worked on a 2021 study on public defender caseloads in Oregon.

In 1963 Gideon v. Wainwright established that states must provide attorneys for people who couldn’t afford one. However, the system is fraught and public defense budgets can be tight while caseloads are high. The ABA study Hanlon worked on estimated Oregon only had 31% of the public defense attorneys needed to adequately represent clients. There would need to be nearly 1,300 new attorneys to fill that gap. In Marion County the crisis is less pronounced than it is statewide. A study of caseloads indicated they needed more than 10 fulltime attorneys to represent their clients. Missouri attorneys took a similar

approach to spur reform of the public defense system in 2012. Though it’s taken time and plenty of litigation, Hanlon said there’s progress in that state.

“We did that very successfully in Missouri, it took about 10 years of litigation and we ultimately got 53 new public defenders,” Hanlon said. “That's not as much as we need, but it's a long way along the line, and we've established a precedent.”

The evidentiary hearing in Marion County would investigate whether caseloads are, compared to the standards set out in the ABA’s 2021 caseload study. If the hearing reveals there aren’t enough attorneys to represent their clients, the motion by Public Defender of Marion County requests the courts dismiss cases with a priority for lower-level offenses. Joshua Krumholtz, who is representing the Public Defender of Marion County, said it’s likely that the decision of the evidentiary will be appealed.

“We think it's likely that whatever that ruling is, either party will appeal it. We think that, depending on what the ruling, there may be a right to appeal directly to the state Supreme Court. We view this ultimately as an issue that will have to be decided by the state Supreme Court,” Krumholtz said

The judicial system, however, has no ability to fund additional public defenders. The legislature or governor’s office would have to become involved to fund new attorneys, but the court’s decision

could establish a precedent that cases can be dismissed based on the state’s failure to provide representation.

In December the Legislature’s Joint Emergency Board gave $10 million to the Oregon Public Defense Services to help address the shortage. Legislators have proposed several remedies to support Oregon’s overworked public

Bill 413 would seek to attract new public defenders to Oregon by paying the student loans of public defenders. Both bills received a first reading and are scheduled for work sessions in April.

Oregon court data shows over 900 people are currently without representation, 88 of which are in custody. The crisis is most severe in Multnomah County, where nearly 400 people lack representation, followed by Linn (141), Washington (128) and Marion (61) counties. Deschutes County isn’t as impacted as others, and there are no people facing criminal charges that are unrepresented as of Tuesday, March 21.

Deschutes County Defenders Executive Director Joel Wirtz said his office is faring about the same as it was last year when the ABA’s study quantified the shortage. Wirtz said then that when attorneys are successfully defending a client, it takes time away from others, and that if he had three times as many attorneys working, the quality of work would improve across the board. He pointed to the spring of 2020 when COVID caused fewer cases to be processed, and public defenders were able to focus on their clients, achieving faster results. Krumholtz said the motion filed in Marion County would make just as much sense somewhere else.

“It is certainly an issue across the state and frankly, an issue across the country. It could have been other places in Oregon, certainly,” Krumholtz said. “Director Wilson has shown courage to face these issues and address them. And they are somebody that we are happy to work with to try to address those issues. But it certainly is not a problem remotely limited to Marion County.”

Civil rights attorneys have attempted to sue the state over inadequate public defense twice in the past year, though both were dismissed by their judges, according to OPB. The recent Marion County motion, however, is attached to an existing case, which has been shown to work in other states, according to Krumholtz.

defenders this session. Senate Bill 817 would give people accused of low level crimes the opportunity to have their cases dismissed if they agree to counseling or community service. Senate

“This is a procedural posture that has been used with significant success in a few other states. But it's a relatively new procedural approach. And we think this approach allows the court the opportunity to act quickly and focus specifically on the issues that are important to courts, namely ethical compliance and constitutional compliance, and avoid some of the procedural issues that have made other cases challenging,” Krumholtz said.

Oregon courts are failing to provide an attorney for over 900 defendants who can’t afford private counsel. Now, one public defense agency is seeking to halt new appointments.
“We did that vey successfully in Missouri, it took about 10 years of litigation, and we ultimately got 53 new public defenders. That's not as much as we need, but it's a long way along the line, and we've established a precedent.”
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El Plan de Emergencia ante la Pandemia termina en mayo. ¿Y ahora qué?

Después de tres años difíciles que cambiaron nuestras vidas, la administración del presidente Biden anunciará el fin del plan de emergencia ante la pandemia el día 11 de mayo. ¿Qué significará esto para los estadounidenses?

A medida que el virus se esparció por áreas de trabajo e instituciones concurridas en 2020, los gobiernos locales cerraron restaurantes y escuelas. El gobierno federal pagó por las pruebas y por la elaboración de las vacunas, otorgó préstamos a los comercios y desembolsó pagos de emergencia a los contribuyentes. Ahora que las escuelas y los comercios han reabierto sus puertas, la mayor parte de esa ayuda está por concluir.

• Los beneficios para el desempleo terminaron en 2021

• Un crédito tributario por hijos, decretado en 2021, benefició a unos 35 millones de familias que recibieron la mitad de la ayuda en cheques mensuales. El Congreso dejó que la extensión finalizará el 31 de diciembre de 2021.

• En la zona centro de Oregon, la asistencia para la renta para los inquilinos que perdieron trabajo debido a

la pandemia terminó en noviembre de 2022. Según Molly Heiss, Directora para la estabilización de viviendas de NeighborImpact, dijo que NeighborImpact destinó $23,753,062 a 3,647 hogares para la ayuda de la renta durante la pandemia. Este dinero benefició a 9,370 personas.

• Según Jake Suderland, secretario de prensa del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS por sus siglas en inglés), en febrero de 2023, la ayuda de SNAP (Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria) durante la pandemia le fue suspendida a 17,047 hogares (30,439 personas) del Centro de Oregon. De hoy en adelante, los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria recibirán la cantidad habitual para gastar en sus alimentos. Por medio de un correo electrónico, Sutherland dijo que los hogares sufrirán una disminución del 31% en los beneficios de alimentos. El promedio regular de ayuda SNAP por vivienda es de $397. La asignación durante la pandemia le otorgó $179 más a las familias por mes. Los beneficios de SNAP aumentaron de

forma permanente en octubre de 2021 y el límite de elegibilidad de ingreso para SNAP aumentó en 2022.

• Los habitantes de Oregon elegibles para Oregon Health Plan no tuvieron que volver a certificar su elegibilidad durante la pandemia. Según un comunicado de prensa del 13 de febrero de la Secretaría de Salud de Oregon, ahora ODHS debe revisar la elegibilidad de 1.47 millones de personas que constan con OHP. ODHS enviará avisos de renovación a todos los hogares desde Abril de 2023 hasta el mes de enero de 2024. Si los empleados no pueden comunicarse con los derechohabientes, ODHS puede cancelar su cobertura de seguro médico. Aquellas personas que ya no sean elegibles pueden continuar con esta prestación de servicios por otros 60 días. Aquellas personas con cobertura de OHP pueden actualizar su información de contacto en la página web de OHA “End of Public Health Emergency” (Fin de la Emergencia de Salud Pública).

En un resumen informativo del 19 de agosto, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos declaró que cuando

termine la cobertura continua de Medicaid, alrededor de 8.2 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos ya no serán elegibles,

• Emily Horton de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Deschutes predijo que las pruebas, vacunas y tratamiento gratuitos relacionados a COVID probablemente perdurarán hasta el otoño de 2023. Ella está a cargo del programa de preparación para emergencias y de recuperación de COVID-19. Actualmente, el departamento de salud administra vacunas y otorga pruebas gratis en diferentes ubicaciones. Estos servicios, inclusive, en este momento pruebas, están disponibles en la página web del Condado de Deschutes en inglés y español

Horton dijo que aquellas personas que den positivo a la prueba de COVID-19 y que no tengan seguro médico pueden darle clic al enlace, “If you have COVID-19,” (Si tiene COVID-19) y desplazarse hacia la parte de abajo para llegar a Oregon Health Authority-COVID-19 Telehealth Consultation para así obtener una receta de Paxlovid.


Leave No

Man Behind

On Sept. 12, 1944, the combined United States Pacific Fleet and Third Fleet started bombarding the Imperial Japanese Army on the tiny island of Peleliu, one of the 300 islands that make up the Republic of Palau about 1,000 miles east of the Philippines. U.S. Navy Aviation Ordinanceman First Class Anthony Di Petta, 24, was among those bombers, targeting antiaircraft weapons and transporter ships in a Grumen Avenger bomber. Japanese antiaircraft artillery struck Di Petta’s plane, and for nearly 80 years Di Petta was considered missing in action until Project Recover, a nonprofit that repatriates fallen soldiers, confirmed his identity in January.

Di Petta moved from Italy to New Jersey when he was a child, where some of his family members remain to this day. Remaining family members will choose how to bury their long-lost relative, be it in a veterans’ cemetery or a family plot.

“Whatever process they choose, they of course, have the option of having them receive full military honors,” said Derek Abbey, the Bend-Based president and chief executive officer of Project Recover. “As you can imagine, this is very impactful and life-changing for the families to finally have answers to their loved one that was lost.”

Since its formation, Project Recover has repatriated 17 veterans in 60 missions, though Abbey said those numbers are always changing as new investigations are opened and others are resolved. Dr. Pat Scannnon started Project Recover after aiding a team in 1994 that was searching for a Japanese ship downed by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. After finding the ship ahead of schedule, Scannon enlisted a local guide to find more wreckage from the battle around the island. That guide took him to a 24-foot B-24 wing, and he felt determined to track down the rest of the plane and to learn the stories of the men who passed away inside it.

“He took it upon himself to find out. He started doing research on Palau — realized all the major air

campaigns and battles that took place, and how many people were still missing in and around Palau,” Abbey said. “He started coming back to this nation by himself and realized very quickly when he was working in the jungles and waters around Palau, that this is probably more safely done with a group of people. And so, he created what was originally called the BentProp project.”

The BentProp project formed in 2001 as a small team that scoured Palau with GPS devices and machetes, relying on witness testimony and eyesight to find one of the more than 200 U.S. aircrafts shot down during the battle. The organization changed names after partnerships with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware expanded its capabilities.

Battle of Peleliu

U.S. forces advanced toward Peleliu after securing the Mariana Islands in August 1944, as part of a broader effort to recapture the Philippines from the Japanese Army. Marines suffered the highest casualty rate of any amphibious assault in World War II during the Battle of Peleliu. Of the 28,000 Marines that landed on Peleliu, 1,800 were killed, 5,142 were wounded and 73 were reported missing— about 40% of the invading force in total. It was also the start of a new strategy from Japan that focused on attrition rather than aggression, seeking to win by wearing down supply lines while continuing to inflict casualties.

The 12,000 Japanese soldiers stationed on Peleliu learned from the U.S.’s successes while island hopping in the Pacific. Until then, the Imperial Army used unrelenting force while defending amphibious assaults, targeting landing vessels before they beached, but on Peleliu it opted for a defensive battle. Rather than attempting to stop forces as they came ashore, the defenders opted to use fortified bunkers, a system of caves and tunnels and the island’s rough terrain to evade enemy fire. They also did away with

costly swarming tactics, often called Banzai charges, and kamikaze attacks. The result was an average of 1,500 American shots fired per one Japanese casualty.

“The general public in the United States doesn't necessarily know about — they know a lot about the famous battles that took place in the Pacific like Iwo Jima, Okinawa and others like that,” Abbey said. “There's a lot of debate over the years as to whether or not it was needed. Needless to say, those that fought and died here did so just as violently as any other battle in the Pacific. But there were a number of casualties and all those air campaigns as well as the amphibious landing. So, this was a very hot part of the Pacific.”

The Japanese Colonel in charge of defenses performed ritual suicide on Nov. 24, 1944. Three days later the Americans declared the island secure. Most Japanese soldiers characteristically refused to surrender, and nearly all of the 12,000-man defending force died during the battle. Twenty-six Imperial soldiers remained in the caves until April 1947, about a year and a half after Japan officially surrendered.

A national organization with Bend leadership recovered a World War II veteran’s remains after more than 80 years at sea
Top, A barge holds the equipment needed to study underwater wreckage off of Palau. Right, Legion Undersea Services Fletcher Graves dredges the ocean bottom, searching for an MIA during the Palau recovery operation with Project Recover. Courtesy Harry Parker Photography Courtesy of Media Evolve via Project Recover

Bringing them home

A World War II veteran may have no living acquaintances. The youngest surviving World War II veteran Bob Kelso joined the Navy at the age of 13 in 1944 and is now 92 years old. But even without surviving friends, family and acquaintances, repatriation can change the lives of those who lost someone.

“My grandfather went missing on September 1, 1944. His wife, my grandmother, she never remarried, always kind of wondering if he might be coming home. That somehow, he might have lived. There were even rumors throughout extended branches of our family that he did live, and he was living somewhere else. My dad grew up, honestly, I think he wondered if his dad didn't ever want to come home. And that shaped him as he grew up,” said Casey Doyle, a Marine Corps officer stationed out of Fort Lejune in North Carolina who has been in the service for 19 years.

Doyle didn’t know much about his grandfather growing up. By chance his parents saw an article about the BentProp Project and got in touch with the organization. Coincidentally, BentProp started searching for the plane Doyle’s grandfather Jimmie went down in 10 years before the family got in touch. The Doyle family was able to help BentProp with identifying information. They discovered Jimmie Doyle’s remains, his wedding ring still on his dog tags.

“It changed my father's life. It changed my entire family history, my family's stories to the last century. But it changed my father's perspective on everything he thought he knew about who he was and where it came from. It’s life changing, it sounds kind of trite but really is,” Doyle said.

From BentProp to Project Recover

What started as a volunteer team doing a yearly mission to Palau grew into a global search organization for American MIAs. The nonprofit has been in 21 different countries and is the only non-governmental organization that researches, searches for and recovers fallen soldiers. Its partnership with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Delaware Institute gives them access to sonar, autonomous underwater vehicles and 3D modelling technologies that advance their capabilities.

“This technology continues to grow at a rapid rate,” Abbey said. “We can cover more space in greater detail at a much faster rate. We can also go deeper and have located sites at 1,000 feet of depth. Now we are facing the challenge of recovery at that depth. However, that capability also continues to improve.”

Project Recover discovered a manmade impact in the floor using sonar technology on an underwater drone. It was identified as an Avenger, but it still took years to verify the identity of its inhabitants. It was located and documented in 2015, but for the next six years Project Recover couldn't confirm who was in the plane. The two other crew members remain unidentified.

“They'll do a blind identification using a number of means. Most people think about DNA and they do use DNA for that. But then they look at artifacts that might be commingled with the remains, such as dog tags or watches or rings or lifesaving equipment. They'll study skeletal remains. So, if somebody had broke their right arm when they were a child, and there's evidence of a broken right arm in the remains, that's more evidence that kind of narrows it down. They still use dental records, because dental records were very well kept. And then they'll triangulate all that data to come with 100% solution or as close to 100% solution as possible,” Abbey said. Though Project Recover investigates MIAs in any conflict, the greatest need remains for the soldiers of World War II. There are about 81,000 U.S. soldiers considered missing in action —72,000 are from World War II, 7,000 from Korea, 1,600 in Vietnam. Fewer than 50 Americans are designated missing in action from Operation Desert Storm and six are missing from the war in Iraq. The U.S. exited Afghanistan without a single MIA. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says about 75% of remaining POWs are in the Indo-Pacific.

“The evidence and the science is what drives our mission. We prioritize cases based on which has the highest likelihood of success. And we do that using a number of factors, resources available access to the area,” Abbey said. As we build on a case, and more information shows itself — maybe there's another piece of data somewhere or an eyewitness — that brings data to us where we can build that case more and more. The more information that we have that can triangulate and minimize the search area, the easier it is for us to execute that mission with a higher likelihood of success.”

The Recover Project’s database includes 700 cases associated with about 3,000 missing Americans. The mission is global and its members are all over the country, but vital work for the project is being done in Bend. And sometimes, that work comes close to home.

“Our most recent repatriation before Di Petta was Paul Avolese. And Paul Avolese was located and recovered by Project Recover in Vietnam. He's buried in Springfield, Oregon, so not too far from Bend, just over the pass toward Eugene,” Abbey said. “We've had a chance to go visit his grave site and honor him. But you know, I think it's important for the citizens of Bend to know, and the citizens of Central Oregon to know that, that this work is happening. And this is in their backyard. And this is every American's mission. So, we might be the ones that are working on it. But it's all of our mission. And it's all of our promise.”

Top, Dr. Derek Abbey, Mike Johnson, and Blake Boteler search for forensic evidence at a screening station from sediments collected on the seabed. Left, Pat Scannon saw this B-24 wing in Palau in 1993, inspiring the mission to search for MIAs. Navy Honor Guard escorts Aviation Radioman Third Class Walter E. Mintus to the awaiting hearse. Mintus was buried with military honors in his hometown of Portage, Pennsylvania, more than 74 years after he’d been declared Missing in Action. Courtesy of Harry Parker Photography Courtesy of Harry Parker Photography Courtesy of Harry Parker Photography





The folk/Americana duo will play tunes welcoming spring. Meredith Kaye Clark and Jenn Grinels are vocalists, musicians and songwriters that team up to play beautiful, harmonious arrangements that will soothe your soul. Don’t miss Siren Songs! Thu., March 23, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $17-$32 (plus $3 historic preservation fee).




This celebration of music, dance and community togetherness will light up the Midtown Ballroom! With three high energy bands, the High Steppin’ Spring Social is one you won’t want to miss. Thu., March 23, 7-11:30pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20/adv, $25/door.





Singer, songwriter and drag queen, Flamy Grant, will perform with indie folk duo, Story & Tune, for a night of dazzling folk ballads and fun. These talented performers will win you over with this honest, emotional and catchy show. Fri., March 24, 7-11pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $12.




Immersion Brewing will release its Japanese Rice Ale and is hosting a party to celebrate! With smallbatch ramen and DJ Sorski providing the dance tunes, this event will satisfy your thirst, hunger and urge to dance! Fri., March 24, 5-9pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 185, Bend. Free.




Hailing from Central Oregon, Rubbah Tree is a vibrant reggae band. The founding members have experience playing all kinds of music from bluegrass to punk. Sat., March 25, 6-9pm. General Duffy's Annex, 413 SW Glacier Ave., Redmond. $10.




DJ Mistico will fill the night with reggaeton, playing classic favorite hits and new music that listeners have never heard before. It’s all night long and for one night only! You can’t miss it! Sat., March 25, 9pmmidgnight. The Green Room at Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $5.





Calling all ‘90s lovers and people who can’t let go of the fashion! Bevel is testing Central Oregon’s knowledge of ‘90s TV shows, fashion trends, kids toys and everything in between. Get a group together and relive acid wash jeans, spaghetti straps and everything ‘90s. Mon., March 27, 6-9pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour St., Bend. Free.




With an impressive discography of nine studio albums, Built To Spill was first formed in Boise, Idaho, in 1992. With hits such as “Strange,” “Dystopian Dream Girl,” and “Center of the Universe,” this indie rock band is sure to have a song for you. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to its music, the catalog of eclectic music is filled with gems. Tue., March 28, 8:30pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $27.50.




Kiss the Tiger performs melodic rock with undeniably strong stage presence. Bend artist Shaene Marie Pascal will open the night with Nick Delffs. Get out and rock out! Sun., March 26, 8-11pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.


On his “One Match Left” tour, Brooks Nielsen makes his way through Central Oregon at the historic Tower Theatre. His new album focuses on the darkness of life, but by the end, reaches stories of light. Experience Nielsen’s legendary voice and head to the show! Wed., March 29, 8-11:59pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $25.

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HomeGrown Music Festival + 4/20 Celebration

Local grass. Local tunes. Local stage. Pretty dope.

Twelve local bands, 12 local solo artists, one local stage. High Desert Music Collective founder Scott McClelland connects the dots between reefer’s favorite holiday and a neighborhood music festival as director of the Third Annual HomeGrown Music Festival. Solely highlighting local music, the festival takes place on Thursday, April 20 as well as Friday, April 21 at Bunk+Brew. Headliners include local music that includes Oregon Fryer, The Hasbens, Rubbah Tree, The Rumpeppers, Billy & The BoxKid, and Bend’s premiere Grateful Dead cover band, Call Down Thunder.

“The idea of HomeGrown is a local-based festival that empowers the artists within our community. It is also a celebration of the local cannabis culture,” McClelland told the Source Weekly. “The idea is to bring both communities together to celebrate as one during the 4/20 holiday.”

HomeGrown is a free event with free access to music and vendors in the historic downtown landmark, Lucas House (a.k.a Bunk+Brew), home to authentic family-made food from food carts Alebrije and Wonderland Chicken Co. The musicians will also be joined by local artisan vendors.

“As more people visit Bend, support local businesses and attend events that out-of-town music acts help promote, using our local resource of music can help residential artists grow along with the town.” McClelland continued, “In turn, these artists can give back to the local community and help support the thriving growth of Bend as a whole. I curated and booked all the bands with help from fellow High Desert Music Collective artist Mari Wilson. The idea was to involve bands and solo artists that are deeply involved in our community and to have music of all genres.”

The High Desert Music Collective was founded as a nonprofit, artist-empowering, community organization. The people who helped found it and are part of it today are all local musicians. “We aim to help inspire and give local musicians more opportunities. Our motto is, ‘We are the embodiment of growth, resilience and the freedom to create.’ Together the HDMC has, with efforts such as hosting open mics at local venues, encouraged local talent of all experience levels to come out and perform comfortably.”

The 4/20 theme is reflected in some of the fest’s sponsors. “Local cannabis dispensary Oregrown has been one of HDMC’s biggest supporters since we started. They, along with the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, are our main sponsors of the event. Other sponsors include Box Kid Productions and Good Vibe A/V services who will be responsible for music production. Bend Roots Revival is donating a stage, and Silver Moon Brewing, alongside nonprofit local record label Fuzz Phonic, will provide beer for the local artists and patrons who purchase the VIP Artist Experience.” Tickets available for the 21+ Experience and VIP Artist access ($20-$50).

“My goal is to use this opportunity to shine the light and bring awareness/support to local music being created in Bend.” said McClelland. “As the music industry in town grows and more touring artist come to

town, the opportunity for locals acts to grow becomes increasingly limited. It’s important for these individuals and groups that make up the Bend music scene to be heard and seen. HomeGrown and HDMC’s goal is to give these artists more performance opportunities and to be promoted in a way that unifies the music being created in Bend as one.”

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These merry pranksters make up Bend's premiere Grateful Dead band, Call Down Thunder, who will headline the HomeGrown Music Festival and 4/20 Celebration.
“As the music industry in town grows and more touring artist come to town, the opportunity for locals acts to grow becomes increasingly limited. It’s important for these individuals and groups that make up the Bend music scene to be heard and seen.”
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24 Friday

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Fill My Blank: Live Interactive Game Show You’re invite to a live interactive game night with Craft Kitchen and Brewery! Courtney, the co-owner of Craft, welcomes you into her home as the host of our version of the super popular TV game, Match Game. 8-10pm.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Eric Leadbetter and Aaron Moore Aaron on bass and vocals and Eric on amazing vocals and guitar. Featuring a combinations of Eric’s original songs and covers you will remember from rock history. Their music vibe is vast and diverse and unique! Vintage rock sound with heavy/light jam sections. 5-8pm. $18/adults, free/12 and under.

General Duffy’s Annex Stand Up Comedy Show Stand up comedy at the annex restaurant! Head over for some laughs. 7-10pm. Hardtails Bar & Grill Stage 28 Karaoke

Come out for a night of Stage 28 Karaoke with your host Miss Min! What’s your go-to karaoke tune? Come to Hardtails for a fun Friday night and sing your heart out! 8pm-Midnight. Free.

22 Wednesday

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo with a Brit Join with the favorite bloke Michael as MC, and win prizes, swag, gift cards, weekly cash prize and an end-of-the-month cumulative cash jackpot. $10 per booklet (5 games/booklet).


Cabin 22 Trivia Wednesdays It’s not your average quiz night. Team up to win gift cards. It’s fun and free to play, with Locals’ Day featuring Crater Lake and local craft beer specials. Get here this week! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Sign-up 7:30pm. If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy, this is where you start! 8-10pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Grits n’ Gravy Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music! 6-8pm. Free.

Deschutes Brewery Public House Head

Games Trivia Night Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Deschutes Bend Public House every Wednesday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Elixir Wine Group Locals Music Night & Open Mic Join a cozy community of appreciative musicians and patrons. Great music, great wine and beer, great times. Small bites available. 6-9pm. Free.

JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Nite with Trivia Girl

Compete with your peers and test your knowledge of current events, music and other random categories while enjoying 75 cent wings! Also, JC’s trivia separates themselves from the rest with a physical challenge! 7-9:30pm. Free.

M&J Tavern Open Mic Night Downtown living room welcomes musicians to bring their acoustic set or turn it up to eleven with the whole band. Bring your own instruments. Goes to last call or last musician, which ever comes first. 21+. 6:30pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Accoustic Open Mic with Derek Michael Marc Head down to the Northside Bar and Grill Wednesdays to catch local artists perform live. 7-9pm. Free.

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant The CO Show The CO Show is a free comedy showcase!

Doors open at 7pm show starts at 8pm! Central Oregon Comedy Scene and Karaokaine productions have teamed up to bring this show to you! It’s co-hosted with multiple hosts, co-produced for Central Oregon! 8pm. Free.

The Bite Erin Cole-Baker Join singer-songwriter Erin Cole-Baker at the Bite with her lush vocals, acoustic guitar, reverby-jazzmaster and midweek dream-sound music infusion. 6-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Sicard Hollow / Sweet Lillies / Pixie Partygrass Boys Nashville’s psychedelic punk-grass rockers, Sicard Hollow, grew up sick of any existing institution telling them who and what to be. Now, as they navigate adulthood, the band’s equally tired of the music institutions telling them what their music should sound like—so they dunked it in patchouli and a skate-and-destroy ethos. 8-11:59pm. $15.

23 Thursday

Bend Elks Lodge #1371 Bingo Bingo at the Elk’s Lodge. Win cash prizes. 6-9pm. $23.

Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Thursdays UKB’s live trivia game show is like no other. Team up to compete for gift card prizes! Brews, ciders, mixed drinks, pizzas and food truck options. Indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Midtown Ballroom High Steppin’ Spring Social: High Step Society, Spunj and Fractal Parallel 44 Presents High Step Society w/ Spunj and Fractal. Aiming to be yet another epic and memorable concert event dedicated to synergy and another amazing celebration of music, dance and community togetherness. 7-11:30pm. $20/adv, $25/door.

Austin Mercantile Live Music Every Thursday Join at Austin Mercantile for live music every Thursday. Offering a light happy hour menu — daily flatbread, chili, charcuterie, soft pretzels and more! 4:30-6:30pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Alexius Shea Solo indie, folk and acoustic rock. 7-9pm. Freee.

Open Space Event Studios High Desert Music Collective Open Mic Bend Roots take over!

Founder of Bend Roots Revival Mark Ransom co-hosts this month’s musicians gathering, alongside Scottie McClelland. Mark’s jam band and HDMC founding artists, THE MOSTEST closes out the stage after open mic. Come show off what you’ve got on both the stage and the dance floor! 6-10pm. $5 donation suggestion. River’s Place Eric Leadbetter, Pete Kartsounes and Aaron Moore Three amazing, talented, local musicians come together for a show you know is going to be fire! 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon

Come down to Silver Moon Brewing for a night of trivia! Teams are welcome to show up in groups up to 8 people. Silver Moon also offers seating reservations for $20 donations that all go to F*Cancer! If you would like to reserve a table please contact the Trivia on the Moon Facebook page. 7pm. Free.

The Cellar—A Porter Brewing Company The Ballybogs and Friends Grab a pint, relax and enjoy live music by an amazing group of artists that brings the best Irish trad music in Central Oregon. Every Thursday at The Cellar. 6-8pm. Free.

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse D.V.R. Fireside Show This week, D.V.R (Dreams vs. Reality) will share their music. 6-8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub Kash’d Out “Whiskey and Weed Tour 2023” Straight out of Orlando, FL, Kash’d Out hits the reggae/rock scene with plenty of experience. Kash’d Out are no strangers to getting by and rolling with the punches while maintaining good vibes through it all. The band’s signature, positive energy and uncommon entrepreneurial hustle exemplifies the spirit behind its music. 8-11:59pm. $15.

High Desert Music Hall El Borko ¡Surf! & Shade 13 El Borko ¡SURF! is back for the third time! From Eugene. This is some seriously talented, classic, surf rock you won’t want to miss! With Shade 13! 8pm. $15.

Big E’s Sports Bar Karaoke Night Friday night karaoke with A Fine Note Music and DJ Jackie J. 8-11pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing A Million Ways To Cry In The West Drag Show A sparkly band of religious outlaws is rounding up fellow West Coast heathens for an earnest, emotional, enlightened evening of foot-stomping folk songs, bedazzled boots and unyielding insistence that you belong, baby. 7-11pm.

Silver Moon Brewing Comedy Night at Silver Moon Brewing Presented by Tease Bang Boom Productions, this comedy showcase is sure to be exactly what you need to cry with laughter on a Friday night! Featuring your host Jessica Taylor with performers Liam Gibler, Grace Miller and Eric Oren. 8-9:30pm.

Silver Moon Brewing Woodbelly + Special Guest Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado’s Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here. 8-11pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub Sarah Shook and The Disarmers Sarah Shook is an American country singer-songwriter from Chatham County, North Carolina. Her “high lonesome” style incorporates country-punk and twang, with shades of outlaw country. 8-11:59pm. $18.

25 Saturday

Bridge 99 Brewery Stage 28 Karaoke Come out for a night of all ages Stage 28 Karaoke with your host Miss Min! What’s your go-to karaoke tune? Come to Hub City every Wednesday and Thursday night and sing your heart out! 6pm. Free. Flights Wine Bar Live Music at Flights Come grab a great glass of wine, have an incredible dinner and enjoy live music every Saturday at Flights Wine Bar. 6-8pm. Free.

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Kiss the Tiger is a rock ‘n’ roll band that puts its own twist on the classic genre sound. With an upbeat lead singer and a band that drives constant rockin’ rhythm, this show will be a good time. Get dancing with Kiss the Tiger at the Volcanic Theatre Pub on Sun., March 26 at 8pm. Morgan Winston

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy at Craft: Showcase Max Brockmann is a standup comedian based in Eugene. He is known for an offbeat and minimalistic style of comedy. Max has opened for Eddie Pepitone, Judah Friedlander and Ian Karmel. 8-10pm. $15.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

The Substitutes Come listen to the classic rock sounds of The Substitutes! Central Oregon’s self-appointed “Rock ‘N’ Roll Border Patrol.” The Substitutes have been defending the right to rock since 1996. 5-8pm. $15/adults, Free/children 12 and under.

General Duffy’s Annex Rubbah Tree Rubbah Tree was created in the heart of Central Oregon in 2015. The members wanted to bring their love of reggae rock music with their own take on how they see it. 6-9pm. $10.

Northside Bar & Grill JuJu Eyeball JuJu Eyeball, Bend’s Beatle band, is back for some Fab music at the Northside after a long absence. This will be a great fun night. 8-10pm. Free.

The Outfitter Bar at Seventh Mountain Resort Eric Leadbetter Currently, Eric lives in Central Oregon and plays shows constantly in the Pacific Northwest. Whether solo, duo or full band, he is always gigging, as well as teaching guitar and songwriting. 4-7pm. Free.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Listen to the Lisa Dae Quartet, the incredible jazz vocalist singing the standards. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing 40oz To Freedom 40oz to Freedom is a professional Sublime tribute band, and winner of the 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best Tribute Artist. 7-11pm.

The Green Room at Silver Moon Brewing Club Reggaeton For the first time ever! Reggaeton all night long with DJ Mistico. 9-Midnight. $5.

Volcanic Theatre Pub That 1 Guy Presents:

In The Gnu Gnargaverse Mike Silverman has developed a career as a one-man band under the stage name That 1 Guy, first playing his upright bass, and later singing and beatboxing while playing his Magic Pipe, musical saw, various percussive elements and using digital looping and sampling to perform his songs. 8-11:59pm. $22.

26 Sunday

River’s Place Jonathan Foster Folk, country, Americana with a strong vocal presence woven with imaginative lyrics, rootsy acoustic guitar, harmonica and engaging songs that make you feel at home. 5-7pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

The Astro Lounge Local Artist Spotlight

Sundays This is a chance to listen to Central Oregon’s newest and upcoming local artists. They have earned their spot to perform a two-hour show, changing weekly, every Sunday. Support local top notch talent! 7-9pm. Free.

The Domino Room Old 97’s and Caitlin Rose

Listen to these two live music artists! 8pm. $25. Flights Wine Bar Trivia at Flights Wine Bar

Join Sundays for trivia with King Trivia! Free to play! Get a group together, and come get nerdy! Awesome prizes and as always, delicious food and drinks! 4-6pm. Free.

Hub City Bar & Grill Kristi Kinsey Blues

Jam Open jam with full band hosted by Kristi Kinsey. 5-8pm. Free.

River’s Place Trivia Sundays at Noon Trivia

Sundays at Noon, with UKB Trivia, at River’s Place. This is no ordinary contest, this is a live trivia game show. Bring your bunch and win gift card prizes for top teams! Indoor and outdoor seating available. Great food and drink options available. Noon-2pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Not’Cho Grandma’s Bingo Silver Moon is partnering with the YOUNI Movement to guarantee the best bingo experience in all of Central Oregon! Not’Cho Grandma’s Bingo is the OG of bingo, high energy bingo that promises to entertain from start to finish! 10am. Free/GA, $10/early entry.

Silver Moon Brewing Open Mic at the Moon Get a taste of the big time! Sign-up is at 4pm! Come checkout the biggest and baddest open mic night in Bend! 5-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Kiss the Tiger with Shaene Marie Pascal and Nick Delffs Explosive Minneapolis rock band Kiss the Tiger plays Volcanic Theatre Pub. Kiss the Tiger was recently named a featured artist on the inaugural Live List presented by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and The Black List. 8-11pm. $10.

27 Monday

The Astro Lounge Musician’s Open Mic Designed for musicians that create and make music, originals or covers. Pros to first-timers all welcome. Very supportive hosts and great listening audience. Guitars can be provided. Hosted by the Harris Blake Band. Nancy Blake and Danny guitar Harris. 8-11:45pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Comedy Open Mic Comedy open mic every Monday at Silver Moon Brewing in the Green Room. Sign-ups at 6:30pm. Presented by Tease Bang Boom Productions. 7-8:30pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Karaoke with DJ Chris Karaoke with DJ Chris every Monday. 7-9pm. Free.

Bevel Craft Brewing We Love the 90s Trivia Test your knowledge on all things 90s! From TV shows, to pop culture, to toys—they’re covering it all! Themed attire is encouraged and appreciated! Teams of 6 people max! Top three teams win Bevel gift cards! 6-9pm. Free.

Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Mondays UKB’s live trivia game show is like no other. Team up to compete for gift card prizes! Brews, ciders, mixed drinks, pizzas and food truck options. Indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8pm. Free.

On Tap Locals’ Day Plus Live Music Cheaper drinks all day and live music at night, get down to On Tap. 11am-9pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Duane Betts The Sarasota, Florida, native cut his teeth as a teen sitting in regularly with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Allman Brothers Band, before relocating to Southern California and leading rock outfits Backbone69 and Whitestarr. 8-11:59pm. $18.

Worthy Brewing Head Games Trivia Night

Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Worthy Brewing Co. in Bend every Monday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 7-9pm. Free.

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AVID Cider Co. Taproom Last Call Trivia

Get ready to stretch your mind with Last Call Trivia! Grab your team (or come join one), and head to Avid Cider for an array of categories and themes, while sipping on your favorite beverage. Free to play and prizes to win! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Storytellers Open Mic StoryTellers open mic nights are full of music, laughs and community. Ky Burt is the host. Sign-ups start at 5pm sharp in the cafe, and spots go quick. Poetry, comedy and spoken word are welcome, but this is mainly a musical open mic. Performance slots are a quick 10 minutes each, so being warmed up and ready is ideal. 6pm. Free.

Domino Room Built To Spill Jam out to these old indie rock rockers. 8:30pm. $27.50.

General Duffy’s Annex Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond Genuine UKB Trivia is no average quiz night, it’s a live trivia game show! Meet up with your pals and team up this week! Win stuff! 6-8pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios Out Of Thin Air Improv Group Looking for some entertainment that’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat? Look no further, because Out Of Thin Air Improv performances are back at Open Space! Catch them while you can! 7:30pm.

Open Space Event Studios Improv Join for an evening of fun and laughter. Out of Thin Air, your local improvisational theater group, will perform spontaneous scenes based on audience suggestions. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 7:30pm. $15 - $20.

Silver Moon Brewing Will Jordan Will Jordan, aka Billy, is a multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer from Tacoma, now residing in Los Angeles. He is best known for penning the hook for “Fly” by Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna. After securing a few other major placements, Jordan released a joint EP with Jamla/Roc Nation producer, titled “Be Good.” 7-10pm.

The Cellar—A Porter Brewing Company Music Night at The Cellar, Featuring Central Oregon Music & Musicians Grab a pint, sit back, relax and enjoy live music by Central Oregon musicians! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at The Cellar! Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm. Free.

Worthy Beers & Burgers Head Games

Trivia Night Join for live multi-media trivia every Tuesday night. Win prizes. Teams up to 6 players. 7-9pm. Free.

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AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo with a Brit Join with the favorite bloke Michael as MC, and win prizes, swag, gift cards, weekly cash prize and an end-of-the-month cumulative cash jackpot. $10 per booklet (5 games/booklet). 6:30-8:30pm.

Cabin 22 Trivia Wednesdays Useless Knowledge Bowl Live Trivia Game Show! It’s not your average quiz night. Team up to win gift cards. It’s fun and free to play, with Locals’ Day featuring Crater Lake and local craft beer specials. Get here this week! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Sign-up 7:30pm. If you’ve ever wanted to try standup comedy, this is where you start! 8-10pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Eric Leadbetter Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music! 6-8pm. Free.

Deschutes Brewery Public House Head Games Trivia Night Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Deschutes Bend Public House every Wednesday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Elixir Wine Group Locals Music Night & Open Mic Join a cozy community of appreciative musicians and patrons. Great music, great wine and beer, great times. Small bites available. 6-9pm. Free.

High Desert Music Hall Jonathan Foster & Gabrial Sweyn Acoustic singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster performs at Backline Lounge with local support from Gabrial Sweyn. An original expression of folk, Americana and country blues in the high desert. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Nite with Trivia Girl Compete with your peers and test your knowledge of current events, music and other random categories while enjoying 75 cent wings! Also, JC’s trivia separates themselves from the rest with a physical challenge! 7-9:30pm. Free.

M&J Tavern Open Mic Night Downtown living room welcomes musicians to bring their acoustic set or turn it up to eleven with the whole band. Bring your own instruments. Goes to last call or last musician, which ever comes first. 21+. 6:30pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Accoustic Open Mic with Derek Michael Marc Head down to the Northside Bar and Grill Wednesdays to catch local artists perform live. 7-9pm. Free.

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant The CO Show The CO Show is a free comedy showcase! Doors open at 7pm show starts at 8pm! Central Oregon Comedy Scene and Karaokaine productions have teamed up to bring this show to you! It’s co-hosted with multiple hosts, co-produced for Central Oregon! 8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing The Hasbens & SakoYana: Jams & Jazz Local jam band The Hasbens (the band that has Bens) teams up with SakoYana, a jazz-funk trio from Sonoma County, bringing you two nights of tight grooves and wild improvisations to the best place to party in Bend. . . the Silver Moon Brewing ‘Game Room’! 7-10pm. $10 per night.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Brooks Nielsen Uncompromising, enigmatic and wildly ambitious, Brooks Nielsen (lead singer of Southern California surf-psych icons The Growlers) is proud to announce his first full-length solo album “One Match Left:” a double-vinyl, twenty-song journey into the heart of darkness, and toward the light that eventually remains. 8-11:59pm. $25.

Singing their folk/Americana hearts out, Merideth Kaye Clark and Jenn Grinels are taking over the Tower Theatre this Thu., March 23 at 7:30pm. The duo goes by Siren Songs, and at the show, they will perform songs of spring. Courtesy Siren Songs Facebook



Community Dance Live music by the musicians of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers District 3! This is a free, open to all event, dancing is welcomed and encouraged. Sun, March 26, 1pm. Terrebonne Grange Hall, 8286 11th St., Terrebonne. Contact: 360-852-2413. kimmer0331@ Free.

HDCM Concert Series: Felici Piano Trio High Desert Chamber Music’s 15th season continues with the Felici Piano Trio’s first appearance in the HDCM Concert Series. As resident touring ensemble of Chamber Music Unbound in Mammoth Lakes, California, the vibrant threesome has performed worldwide since 1998. March 24, 7:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-306-3988. info@ $48/general, $10/child/students.

Open Hub Singing Club Sing in community... for the simple joy of creating meaning and beauty together! All voices and experience levels welcome. The group believes singing is a birthright and are reclaiming this ancient technology for belonging and well-being. The group sings easy-to-learn delicious songs in the paperless aural tradition. First timers are free! Lalalalala! Sundays, 1-2:30pm. First Presbyterian Heritage Hall, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-2416182. $10-$20.

Siren Songs A folk/Americana collaboration between best friends Merideth Kaye Clark and Jenn Grinels. Vocalists, musicians and songwriters—Clark and Grinels create a musical experience full of beautiful harmonies on a variety of stringed instruments. March 23, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541317-0700. $17-$32 (plus $3 historic preservation fee).

The Sweet Remains The Sweet Remains (TSR) is the unusual band on today’s music scene to be headed by three gifted singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Their music, continues winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. and Europe. March 28, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. $22-$47 (plus $3 historic preservation fee).


4th Saturday West Coast Swing Dance

Smooth and luscious, this isn’t your grandma’s swing! WCS is done to hip-hop, dirty blues, acoustic or late night R&B. No partner or rhythm needed! Every fourth Saturday! Beginning lesson with Victoria of Bend Dance at 7pm. 8pm is when the real dance starts! All are welcome! Fourth Saturday of every month, 7-11pm. Through Oct. 28. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-410-0048. $15 lesson and dance, $10 just dance.

Argentine Tango Classes and Dance

Join every Wednesday for Tango classes and dancing! Your first class is free. 6:30-7pm Tango 101 Class, no partner needed! 7-8pm All levels class. 8-9:30pm Open dancing. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-728-3234. $5-$10.

Country Swing Dance Lessons Come join for partner country swing dancing! They have beginner, advanced and circle dance lessons. Check the Cricket Instagram to find out which it is this week! Come with a partner, or come single and they’ll find you one! See y’all there! Every other Thursday, 7-8pm. Through Dec. 30. Cross-Eyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4270. Free.

Scottish Country Dance A chance to socialize and get a bit of exercise, too. Beginners are welcome. All footwork, figures and social graces will be taught and reviewed. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-508-9110. allely@ $5.


"The Independents" “The Independents” tells the story of three struggling solo-artists who collide at the same crossroads and discover harmony. March 26, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. info@towertheatre. org. Free (With Sweet Remains Ticket Purchase).

"What The Hell

Happened To Blood,

Sweat & Tears?" A political thriller with a classic rock band at the heart of the action, involves the U.S. State Department, the Nixon White House, the governments of Yugoslavia, Romania and Poland and documentary footage that has been suppressed for over 50 years by one or all of the above. March 28, 6:15-8:25pm. Sisters Movie House, 720 Desperado Court, Sisters. Contact: 541-549-8833. $15.


4th Friday Artwalk in Sisters Visit the art galleries of Sisters. Meet artists and enjoy beautiful art, good company, music, demonstrations, plus sponsor food venues for during and following the art walk. The Sisters Arts Association was formed in 2015 by a group of artists and supporters. Fourth Friday of every month, 10am7pm. Through Dec. 22. Downtown Sisters, Hood Ave., Sisters. Contact: 541-719-8581. events@ Free.

Art and Music in Harmony: Copper

Moon Artisan Art by seasoned artist, John Vale, with mixed media of copper, stone and wood of Central Oregons Wildlife. Smooth tunes by “Obsidian.” March 25, 5-7pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-588-0239. Free.

Art Viewing Visit Sagebrushers Art Society in beautiful Bend to see lovely work, paintings and greeting cards by local artists. New exhibit every 8 weeks. Visit for information on current shows. Wednesdays, 1-4pm, Fridays, 1-4pm and Saturdays, 1-4pm. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-617-0900. Free.

Artists Exhibit Dry Canyon Arts Association facilitates art exhibits throughout the city of Redmond to inspire a culture of art lovers. Come experience some of Redmond’s amazing artists exhibit their work on the walls of a new farm to table restaurant “Feast Foods Co.” Wednesdays-Sundays, 3pm. Through May 21. Feast Food Co., 546 NW 7th St, Redmond. Free.

Cute Mushroom Paint Party Come have some fun with friends at this cute mushroom paint party! This party includes: 16x20 canvas, paint, brushes and everything you will need to create a masterpiece! There are door prizes and a raffle! Buy your tickets today! March 27, 5:308pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: 949-677-3510. $35.

Saturday Wheel Throwing: Beginnings

This class is for beginning potters. It helps people work on the process of throwing through targeted projects. Students will go through throwing, trimming and glazing. This session will focus on lidded jars and mugs. Saturdays, 10am. Through April 1. Tumalo School of Pottery & Craft, 65093 Smokey Butte Dr., Bend. Contact: 458-202-9430. yvonne@tumaloschoolofpottery. com. $225.

Visual Joy and Perfection: The Artistry of Master Fine Artist David Kreitzer

Join David in the Kreitzer Gallery and Studio, and experience sublime and healing Central Oregon splendor landscapes, the human figure, koi, California vineyards, floral and fantasy oil and watercolor images. Thursdays-Sundays, Noon5pm. Kreitzer Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Rd., Bend. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.

Wild Feather Mosaic Learn to build a weatherproof dimensional feather, then spend the weekend adorning it with colorful glass and tile. You will end up with a stunning masterpiece to hang indoors or outside. Fri, March 24, 4-7pm, Sat, March 25, 10am-4pm and Sun, March 26, 10am-4pm. Carleton Manor Mosaics, 1776 NE 8th St., Bend. Contact: 907-230-1785. jesica@ $400.

The Workhouse Anniversary Event

Come one, come all and celebrate the 11th year anniversary of The Workhouse. Open studios with resident artists, Café des Chutes food and cocktails, pop-ups, sales and more! Everyone is invited. Sat., March 25, 5-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Free.

Brooks Nielsen, lead singer of The Growlers, is on a solo tour, singing out songs about the heart of darkness. His new album, “One Match Left,” takes listeners on a journey of dark times and eventual bright times. Listen to Nielsen at the Volcanic Theatre Pub on Wed., March 29 at 8pm.
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Courtesy Brooks Nielsen Facebook

A Very Sunriver Spring Awaits

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Pants = Power Throughout time, women attempted to claim both the wearing of pants and the power they represent, from men. Beginning with the wearing of trousers in America, historian Eileen Gose will present selected periods in American history and tell how women challenged the system to expand their independence. March 28, 6-7pm. Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., Prineville. Contact: 541-447-7978. Free.

Robotics Open House Come spend two hours watching and learning a bit about how robots fit into our future. See live demos of robots in action, a discussion of careers, uses and how our new scalable robotics program introduces youth and adults to the opportunities ahead. March 29, Noon. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. heather@ Free.

Sky Hunters Raptors take flight overhead in this intimate indoor demonstration. Experience these powerful predators as our wildlife specialists showcase the birds’ agility and grace. March 25-April 1, 11am-2pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-3824754. $7/GA, 20% discount for members.


“Murder on the Nile” Preview Night

Watch an Agatha Christie mystery unfold on the water. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. Preview Night tickets are free. Sponsored by Deschutes Public Library. No registration necessary. First come, first served. Doors open at 7pm. March 23, 7:30-10pm. Cascade Theatrical Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Bend Institute of Comedy Improv Class

Come learn the powerfully beneficial skill of improvisation from the Bend Institute of Comedy. Writer-director-actor-instructor John Breen will take you through the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre approach to long form improv where you’ll learn how to be a better listener, and more supportive. You’ll feel your confidence growing every day! Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Through May 3. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Rd., Bend. Contact: $225.

The Cake In Bekah Brunstetter’s touching and topical dramatic comedy, a vivacious, conservative North Carolina baker named Della faces a crises of conscience when Jen—whom she loves like a daughter—asks her to bake a cake for Jen’s lesbian wedding. March 24, 7:30-9:30pm and March 25, 2-4 and 7:30-9:30pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Contact: 760-473-4619. $25.


Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, Why It’s Important, How To Grow It

Join the Bend Young Professionals to learn the importance of emotional intelligence in growing healthy relationships at work and home. E.I. correlates with performance and is learnable. Leadership Development professional Brett Larson facilitates this hands-on workshop sponsored by the Bend Chamber. March 23, 5-8pm. Tetherow Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. $30/ chamber members, $40/non-members.

Out of This World Book Club Please join for Out of This World Book Club. The group will discuss “A Wilderness of Stars” by Shea Ernshaw. March 27, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541306-6564. Free.

Rediscovered Reads Book Club Please join for Rediscovered Reads Book Club. The group will discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. March 22, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541306-6564. Free.

Writers Writing: Quiet Writing Time

Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others’ company. This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Bring personal work, read a book or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want. Free, open network WiFi available.

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.


Scones on the Cone! Stop by for hot coffee and homemade scones at the top of the cinder cone. Sunrise ski/snowboard! Woooooo!

Saturdays, 7:15-8am. Through March 31. Mount Bachelor Ski Resort - West Village, 13000 SW Century Dr., Bend. Suggested $2 donation.

Taiko of Bend Club Taiko is a form of group drumming with elements of dance and martial art. The Taiko of Bend Club is a beginner’s level club practicing outdoors in Drake Park. Come fragrance-free. Check website for start dates, times and more details: Saturdays. Through Nov. 4. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: joanna@ Free.

Rodeo Day Rodeo Day is a time to celebrate the spirit of the Northwest on the slopes. YEEHAW!!! Enter the chili cook-off and enjoy free rides on a mechanical bull in the lodge. Western attire is encouraged!! March 25, 9am-4pm.

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Rd., Sisters. Contact: 541-815-0574. eventsbreakingfree@ Free.

USA BMX: Great Northwest Nationals

2023 The BMX gang heads to the Northwest –and the always-awesome First Interstate Bank Center in Redmond. The arena is perfect, the dirt is ideal and the seating is plush and comfy. Not a bad seat in the house! It’s the USA BMX: Great Northwest Nationals 2023. Register using the link. Fri, March 24, 1:30pm, Sat, March 25, 9am and Sun, March 26, 8am. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Redmond. $60.

WaterWise Landscape Webinar: Garden Design Workshop This is part of a series on learning how to design a yard using the principles of watershed-wise landscaping. In this class, you will learn how to identify critical steps for successfully designing a watershed-wise landscape. March 23, 7-8:30pm. Contact: 541317-3000. Free.


Bunny Rescue Needs Volunteers

Looking for more volunteers to help with tidying bunny enclosures, feeding, watering, giving treats, head scratches, play time and fostering. All ages welcome and time commitments are flexible — weekly, monthly or fill-in. Located at the south end of Redmond. Email Lindsey with your interests and availability: Ongoing. Ember’s Wildflower Animal Sanctuary and Bunny Rescue, 2584 SW 58th St, Redmond.

General Volunteer Opportunities For information on volunteer opportunities at Bethlehem Inn please contact Courtney, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Fourth Thursday of every month. Bethlehem Inn, 3705 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 541-322-8768 x11.

Volunteer: Help Businesses Prosper!

Share your professional and business expertise. Become a volunteer mentor with SCORE in Central Oregon. The chapter is growing. Your experience and knowledge will be valued by both new and existing businesses in the community. To apply, call 541-316-0662 or visit Ongoing. Contact: 541-316-0662.

Volunteer with Mustangs To The Rescue Volunteers wanted to help with daily horse care at Mustangs To The Rescue. No experience necessary. Call and leave a message or email. Ongoing. Mustangs To The Rescue, 21670 SE McGilvray Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943.

Volunteer with Salvation Army

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

Volunteering in Oregon’s High Desert with ONDA Oregon Natural Desert Association is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, defending and restoring Oregon’s high desert for current and future generations. ONDA opened registration for its spring 2023 stewardship trips. For more info, visit its website. Ongoing.

Will Jordan, a.k.a. Billy, is most known for penning lyrics in the Nicki Minaj hit, “Fly.” He is headed to Silver Moon Brewing on Tues., March 28 at 7pm for a solo show. Don’t miss this Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Courtesy Billy Facebook



11 Years of The Workhouse

Studio space, art shop and community, The Workhouse invites the community to its anniversary party

This weekend, The Workhouse celebrates its 11th year of cultivating a welcoming, sustainable, creative, collaborative space for makers and buyers. Everyone is invited to the party this Saturday. With local art, sales, live music, pop-ups, creative cocktails and more, attendees will be able to show their love and enjoy the night.

The open studios will highlight the local makers and artists of the Workhouse—Ashley Scholtes, Marianne Prodehl, Alexander Coury, Susan Porteous, Sweet Pea Cole, Patrick Logan, Éva Lund and the co-owners of the Workhouse, Christian Brown and Cari Brown. Since it’s been 11 years of hard work, the Workhouse will host an 11% off sale.

“It's been a real honor to serve the art community, and to be able to be a place where so many different artists have been able to launch their career, find out more about their process and become viable business people, as well as artists and artisans,” Cari Brown said.

The anniversary party will kick off the return of Last Saturdays, a monthly celebration of local art and talent. The Workhouse hosted these events for six years before COVID and its owners have been wanting to start it up again for the spring and summer.

Handmade ceramic tumblers will be available for sale and every purchase contributes to the Mutual Aide, Mud Fund for Mud Lake Studios. To those who still have their old Last Saturday

Tumbler, Brown encourages them to bring it in for a drink discount. And to those who don’t but want to make a sustainable effort, Brown suggests people bring their own mugs/cups for cocktails and mocktails.

Chiggi Momo, Lilian Hanson and Mari will perform at the anniversary event, adding some funky fun to the celebration. To keep the party going, Café des Chutes, located next door and also operated by the Browns, will be open late with food delicacies and hand-crafted cocktails.

People can poke around the popups, too. Gathered Ware and Desert Rose, Workhouse neighbors, will host a $11 vintage pop-up shop. Local artist, Xochilt Ruvalcaba, will host a live painting session for attendees. Bright Place Gallery is adding to the popup lineup, hosting a $20 art show for art-lovers to peruse.

“[Coming out to the event] is really a good way to directly support people in your community who are making beautiful objects, who are making art, who are bringing culture to town,” Cari Brown told the Source Weekly.

Sat., March 25, 5-9pm The Workhouse 50 SE Scott St. #6, Bend Free
The Workhouse Anniversary Party
The Workhouse will host its 11-year anniversary party this Saturday in the Old Iron Works, with support from neighboring businesses.
Photos by Allie Noland


Thrive Moving Volunteers Support your neighbors by helping them move to their new home. If interested, fill out the volunteer form or reach out! Ongoing. Contact: 541-728-1022.

Volunteers Needed for Humane Society Thrift Store Do you love animals and discovering “new” treasures? Then volunteering at the HSCO Thrift Store is a great way to combine your passions while helping raise funds to provide animal welfare services for the local community. For more information visit the website at Ongoing. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3840.


Bend Italian Culture and Language

Meetup Group This group of people are interested in learning the culture and language of Italy. It welcomes all who have an interest in this area. Join this Saturday for a time of learning, culture, conversation and making new friends. Joshua and Patricia are looking forward to meeting everyone. Saturdays, 10:30am-Noon. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-981-0230. spaceneedle62wf@ Free.

Bend Toastmasters Weekly Meeting At Bend Toastmasters Club, the group is practicing the vital skills of public speaking and interpersonal communication that Toastmasters has always offered, combined with the need for technology-enabled remote meetings. The group also has a lot of fun doing it! All are welcome to join at noon for the weekly meeting. Wednesdays, Noon-1pm. Through July 26. Deschutes Downtown Bend Public Library - Meyer Room, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend. Contact: 206-390-8507. Free.

Bend Ukelele Group (BUGs) Do you play Uke? Like to learn to play? Beginners and experienced players all welcome to join the fun every Tuesday at 6:30-8pm at Big E’s just off 3rd street near Reed Market. Go play with the group! Tue, Dec. 6, 6:30pm and Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Big E’s Sports Bar, 1012 SE Cleveland Ave., Bend. Contact: 206-707-6337. Free.

Board Game Social Club Join every Thursday for Board Game Social Club! Come in and join other gamers in the game library. Whether you’re new to town, board gaming or both, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with other board game players! See you there! Thursdays, 6-10pm. Through Dec. 1. Modern Games, 550 SW Industrial way #150, bend. Contact: 541-6398121. $5.

Cacao Ceremony Embark on a heart-opening journey in this intimate cacao ceremony. For millennia, Mayans have cultivated a deep and healing relationship with this master plant. Medicine woman Michelle Ericksen shares the history, science and magic of cacao in an evening of connection and introspection. Each month features a unique experience. Fri, March 24, 6pm, Sun, April 9, 6pm and Fri, April 28, 6pm. Michelle Ericksen, 1410 SW Juniper Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541603-8485. $40.

Central Oregon Home Buyer Webinar

Learn all about the home buying process, financing options, contingencies and most importantly, how to position yourself for success in what is still a competitive market! All are welcome: first time buyers, trading up, investors, relocating, etc. . . Visit to register today! Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through March 23. Contact: 503-810-2723. Free.

Cultivate Bend Kickoff Event: Cultivating Possibilities Cultivating possibilities: They’re excited to envision the infinite possibilities for Central Oregon as Bill Capsalis, executive director of Naturally Boulder, shares the story of how Naturally Boulder became the preeminent model in the U.S. for natural products CPG communities. Small group breakout networking! March 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. Contact: 650-279-0441. $20-$30.

EMBRACE: A Celebration of Emergence

An immersive experience of movement, sound and ceremony to feel, to heal and to emerge this spring season. (Re)awaken, (re)vitalize and (re)attune to your natural awareness with a night of Tribal TranscenDANCE™, a didgeridoo sound bath and ceremonial Hawaiian cacao. March 26, 4-7pm. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-815-3131. $77.

Getting Intimate Workshop - Beyond Monogamy In a society that is built around the concept of monogamy, what does it mean to intentionally choose monogamy, non-monogamy, or polyamory? This 2-part interactive workshop explores the topic of “relationship structure” through facilitated activities and intentional dialogue. Open to all genders/identities/relationship orientations. Wed, March 29, 6:30pm and Tue, April 25, 6:30pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. Contact: 847-226-1151. $10.

Marijuana Anonymous Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share the experience, strength and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. Entrance on Staats St. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Bend Church, 680 NW Bond Street, Bend. Contact: 541-633-6025. Free.

Release, Renew and Become You: Weekly Two-Hour Retreats Is it time for you to let go and move on? Your inspired self is yearning to be seen, known and heard. This retreat series offers reflective exercises, inspiration and ceremony to identify your fears, honor your past, clarify your vision, chart your path and intentionally begin your journey forward. Held in the RiverWest Neighborhood. Tuesdays, 9-11am and 7-9pm. Through March 28. Contact: molly@ Sliding scale (see website).

Toastmasters of Redmond Become a confident public speaker. Do you want to become a member of an organization that provides a safe and supportive environment to improve your public speaking skills? A place that fosters community, socialization and builds your self confidence. A place to have fun. Newcomers are supportively welcomed. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Church of Christ, 925 NW 7th St., Redmond. Contact: 541292-6177. $60 for 6 months.

Wild Women Book Club Come join other women in community as participants dive deep into the untamed feminine psyche. This is set up in a way that you can jump in at any time with or without reading the “required” pages. Join in the discussion or just come for a cup of tea and listen! Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. The Peoples Apothecary, 19570 Amber Meadow Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-728-2368. $9/online, $10/door.

Competitive Cribbage Play nine games of cribbage versus nine different opponents. Cash prizes awarded based on number of wins. Mondays, 5-8pm. Deschutes Junction, 2940 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 541-530-1112. $2-$18.

Redmond Chess Club Redmond Chess Club meets Tuesday evenings at the High Desert Music Hall in Redmond. Come join for an evening of chess! Everyone is welcome. Sets provided or bring your own. Contact Gilbert at 503-490-9596. Tuesdays, 6-9pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond. Contact: 503-4909596. Free.


Assistance League of Bend’s Dream Trip Raffle Enter to win an extraordinary escape with Assistance League of Bend’s Dream Trip Raffle. The winner can choose one trip from four selections: private countryside villa in Umbria/Tuscany, private ocean view villa on the island of St. Martin, family fun at Disney World and custom winemaking experience in Sonoma. All proceeds will benefit children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County. March 9-April 19. $25.

Lucky Dogs Casino Night Join the Humane Society of the Ochocos for a fun night of casino style gaming for prizes, silent auction, light appetizers, door prizes and beverages to benefit shelter animals. NOTE: Texas Hold’em starts at 3pm and reservations suggested. Space is limited to 30 players. March 25, 3-8 and 6-8pm. Carey Foster Hall, SE Lynn Boulevard, Prineville. Contact: 541-447-7178. $35 and $60.

Snowlab Ballers Bingo Join at The Brown Owl and Lucky’s Woodsman and help raise scholarship funds for SNOWDAYS! Plus sign up for your chance to win your very own pass to the Snowlab where you can design, build and shred your own skis/board. Cash, prizes and fun for all ages! Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Through March 28. The Brown Owl, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-822-3799. eventsbreakingfree@ Free.


Camp Homestead for Kids Camp Homestead offers seasonal day camps for children ages 6-12 during “no-school” days, spring break and summer break. The camp’s focus is on teaching children homesteading and self-sufficiency skills. Students will enjoy a hands-on learning environment centered around gardening, food preservation, sourdough, soap making, herbal wellness, sewing, chickens, carpentry and more. March 27-30, 9am-3pm. Homestead Farms, 55535 Homestead Way, Bend. Contact: 925-783-4074. Starting at $65.

Kids Ninja Warrior Spring Break Camp

Its 4-day Spring Break Camp is all about fun! The experienced coaches lead action-packed, high-energy team games and Ninja Warrior challenges that will improve your jumping, balancing, climbing, agility and speed skills. Thrilling Ninja Warrior timed races. Please see the website for more info. Ages 6-12 years. March 27-30, 2-5pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. $215.

Nighthawk Spring Break Nature Camp

Ages 8-11are welcome to join for spring break week! This all-outdoor camp will have the group exploring tha natural world through wildcrafting, scavenger hunts, nature games, archery and other activities the students agree upon for the week. March 27-31, 9am-3pm. East Bend, BML area. $280.

Street Dog Hero Dog Adoption Event

Street Dog Hero crew will visit Bend Rock Gym. Come stop by from 10am-Noon to meet the pups of different sizes/ages looking for their furever homes. March 25, 10am-Noon. Bend Rock Gym, 1182 SE Centennial Ct, Bend. Free.

Street Dog Hero Spring Break Camp 3-day camp for 1st and 2nd graders is to educate campers about animal care, health and training. They will have guest speakers each day, crafts, activities and of course, dogs! Registration fee includes a T-shirt and daily snacks. Register today! March 27, 9am1pm. Street Dog Hero, 910 SE Wilson Ave. Suite A-1, Bend. Contact: $250.

Success Skills Acting and Improve

Class This multi nonprofit endeavor will teach youth acting techniques, engage their imagination, increase youths attention span and self awareness while exploring their inner world. Thursdays, 1:25-2:25pm and Thursdays, 1:25-2:25pm. Through June 8. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541419-3324. $287.

Wild Wednesday Art Adventure The group will begin class at the studio with themed process art invitations with different materials for children to explore, experiment and create with. The group will then go on an art adventure exploring a nearby natural area. Each week will include a new topic/concept to explore outdoors, journaling and projects inspired by nature. Wednesdays, 1-4:30pm. Through March 22. Wondery Art + Adventure School, 19550 Amber Meadow Dr. Suite 190, Bend. Contact: 541-2365990. $180/month.


Adult Class: Peruvian Cuisine Peru is a land of fusion cuisine. With influences from all over Europe, Asia and Africa there is a wide variety of flavor and technique. Join in this hands-on class where the group will explore the flavors of Peru. Wine will be paired with each course. March 24, 5:30-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-6400350. $95.

Ramen Pop-Up and Japanese Rice Ale Release Join in the Barrel Room at Immersion Brewing for the release of the Japanese Rice Ale and Ramen Pop-Up! DJ Sorski will spin as you warm up from these cold days with small-batch ramen for one night only. March 24, 5-9pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free.

Youth Camp: Hogwarts Inspired Foods

Calling all wizards! Have your child (age 7-17) join in this hands-on camp where the group will conjure up feasts that are fit for the great hall and snacks that are worthy of the Hogwarts Express. March 27-30, 11am. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-6400350. $220.

Youth Class: Pizza

What child doesn’t like pizza? There aren’t many. Parents, have your child (age 7-17) join in this hands-on class where they will make pizza dough from scratch and then bake their pizzas with their favorite toppings. March 25, 5:30-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-6400350. $50.

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Adult Ballet Learn or rediscover the art of ballet on Thursday nights. Adult ballet is an open-level class for adult learners and dancers. All levels of previous experience are welcome, and no previous experience is required. Enjoy some time for yourself in a healthy and fun way! Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Through June 15. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382 4055. $30 registration fee, $76/month tuition.

Bend Zen Meditation Group Bend Zen sits every Mon, evening at 7. Arrive at 6:45pm to orient yourself and meet others. The group has two 25-minute sits followed by a member-led Dharma discussion from 8:05-8:30pm. All are welcome! Learn more and sign up for emails at Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm. Brooks Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 Wall St., Bend. Contact: Donations accepted.

Five Spiritual Laws Of This World You’re invited to take your next step in spiritual exploration. Video presentation and optional discussion. Share your experience or just come and listen. “The most important point of all is that you are Soul. . . . you are a light and inspiration to others.” ECKANKAR of Central Oregon meetup. March 22, 7-8pm. Free.

Community Reiki Join Reiki Alchemy for a 30-minute reiki treatment at a discounted price. Benefits include: deep relaxation; enhanced sense of well-being; soothes anxiety and depression; balances the nervous system; improves sleep; eases pain; promotes healing; boosts the immune system. Every other Friday, 9am-1pm. Through April 21. Contact: $40.

Grief Reframed for Teens Teens need each other now more than ever. This safe space allows teens to hold and be held as they navigate the struggles of growing up and dealing with loneliness, loss, divorce, death and anxiety, in these challenging times. Both a grief counselor and licensed mental health therapist are present. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Good Grief Guidance, 33 NW Louisiana Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-223-9955. $50.

Reiki Treatment Reiki treatments every Wednesday. Benefits include: deep relaxation, centering and calming; enhanced sense of well-being; soothes anxiety and depression; balances the nervous system; improves sleep; eases pain; improves concentration and mental clarity; boosts the immune system and clears the body of toxins; promotes healing. Wednesdays, 9am1pm. Through April 26. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-330-0334. $90.

Guided Forest Bath Forest bathing is the practice of immersing yourself in the forest through sensory connection. This practice will slow you down and deepen your relationship with nature and others. It is a great practice for friend groups and families. This guided experience is hosted by Missie Wikler, a certified forest therapy expert. Saturdays, 10am-Noon Through March 25. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-316-9213. $35.

Happy Hip-Hop Nothing but fun in this high energy class for boys and girls! Learn the latest dance style of today’s top choreographers. Utilizing moves from street dance, breaking, popping, locking and freestyle you will incorporate them into a vibrant dance combination that expresses your individuality and is a blast! Fridays, 3:50-4:35pm. Through June 16. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. $30 registration fee, $66/month tuition.

Healing for Healthier Relationships:

8-Week Therapy Group In this group, the group will learn how past attachment wounds, trauma and distrust are impacting our current relationships; learn how to listen to our body cues and connect with self to regulate during relational conflict, practice attuning and healing the younger self that did not receive healthy intimacy. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Through April 24. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-363-7110. savanna@wildhearttc. org. $400/8-week series.

Introductory Aikido Course Join an 8-week aikido course starting Feb. 15, covering the basic principles, movements and arts of aikido. Learn to calm your mind, handle conflict peacefully, defend yourself proactively and grow in confidence. Includes instruction in dojo etiquette, history, ukemi (rolling) and basic aikido techniques. Gi and belt included. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Through April 5. Oregon Ki Society, 20685 Carmen Loop, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-350-7887. $100.

Kids Yoga Classes Kids will enhance flexibility, gain strength and improve balance and coordination through kids yoga classes. Mindful yoga techniques are important for calming the nervous system, managing frustrations and improving focus. The group will also explore mindful drawing and art projects. Ages 5-8yrs. Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15pm. Through June 21. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. $145.

Breathwork with Gong Sound Healing

Jon Paul Crimi leads breath work with gong sound healing! March 28, 7-8:15pm. Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. Contact: 310-625-6751. breathewithjp@ $35.

Thriving with Diabetes Classes Synergy

Health & Wellness hosts spring Thriving with Diabetes 4-week classes. The classes are designed to help adults with Type 2 Diabetes lower HbA1c, decrease complications and have a better quality of life. Each class is taught by registered dietitian nutritionists and certified diabetes educators. More at diabetes-education-program.html. Saturdays, 9-11am. Through March 25. Synergy Health & Wellness, 361 NE Franklin Ave. Building C, Bend. Contact: 541-323-3488. info@synergyhealthbend. com. Covered by most insurance plans.

Next Level Triathlon Training Join Cherie Touchette, elite multi-sport athlete and USAT certified coach, as she prepares you to swim, bike and run in the Deschutes Dash Triathlon, June 16 in Bend. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned triathlete, Cherie can help. 1st session 3/28. Reg. deadline 3/24 via link. Tuesdays, 2-3pm. Through June 13. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, 800 NE Sixth St., Bend. Contact: 541-3897665. $175/in-district, $210/out of district.

Masculine Embodiment Journey

7-week journey for fathers, sons and husbands. Radical accountability and authenticity in a small group around a sacred fire in the pines. Online check-ins plus one-on-one coaching included to help you find more vitality, presence and love. No man turned away for lack of funds. Brotherhood is the medicine. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Through April 12. Private Home, Deschutes River Woods, Bend. Contact: 541-668-7594. $1,350.

Meditation Group Join Tree and friends for 2nd monthly sit of the Thich Nhat Hanh sitting group to explore the mindfulness-based meditation practice and your experience of it thru song, intros, guided practice, exercise and discussion. No experience is necessary. Chairs and cushions are provided. March 26, 12:35-4:30pm. Brooks Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 Wall St., Bend. Contact: 802-299-0722. bendtnhsitters@ Free: donations accepted.

Mini-Yogi Classes Each class is specifically designed around a theme and includes age-appropriate yoga sequences and games, partner poses, songs with movements, active story time and bubbles to help with kids’ social, mental and physical development! Ages 3-5yrs with parents/grandparents/guardians. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm.

Through June 21. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $120.

Mom + Baby Yoga Classes During classes you will flow from pose to pose to help tone, stretch and strengthen your body while releasing tension, especially in your neck and shoulders. Plus, the group will work to properly strengthen abdominal and back muscles to reduce postpartum back pain, while including movements and songs with babies. Ages 6 weeks to pre-crawlers. Thursdays, 10:45am-Noon Through June 22. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. $120.

Drop-In Monday Meditation Open to all! Come join in the beautiful gardens for meditation and healing! Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm. Blissful Heart Wellness Center, 45 NW Greeley Ave, Bend. Contact: 510-220-2441. Donation based.

Kirtan: Celebrate With the Bend Bhakti Collective Kirtan, sacred song, dance and community. Celebrate with the Bend Bhakti Collective. Thursdays, 6-7pm. First Presbyterian Heritage Hall, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4401. Free-$20.

Parent Grief Group The parent group is open to any caregiver who would benefit from the support of others along the journey of loving our kids into being, no matter life’s challenges. whether it be through divorce, death, illness, conflict, addiction, anxiety or depression. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Good Grief Guidance, 33 NW Louisiana Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-223-9955. $50.

Shadow Yoga Basics, Donation Based Introduces principles and practices of Shadow Yoga, with an emphasis on the lower structure and building the pathway of power. Pay what you can. Mondays, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-588-2480. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Dr., Bend. $1-$19.

Yin + Breathwork: 7 Week Chakra

Series Yin + Breathwork: 7-Week Chakra Series. Each session, the group will explore the energetic and emotional blocks people are holding onto in that week’s chakra. The group will move this stuck energy using sound healing, Yin Yoga and Active Breathwork—creating deep emotional release and making space for joy and clarity. Every other Friday, 10am-1pm. Through June 16. Breathe Love Bend, 2100 NE 8th St., Bend. Contact: 541-224-8133. $315.

Yoga Nidra with Gong and Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Yoga Nidra meditation exploring boundaries of liminal space while weaving in the magic of sound. This journey will transport you to the edge of where one consciousness blends into another. Take time to linger at the threshold of the in-between. Pause in dreamtime to recharge. No experience necessary. Pre-register. March 26, 7-8:15pm. Bend Hot Yoga, 1230 NE 3rd St. Unit A320, Bend. Contact: $20/BHY members, $30/non-members.

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It started as a side project experiment five years ago. Elijah Myers and his wife Antonia got into baking through the restaurant industry and discovered they both love to bake…so much so, that in 2018 they decided to see what happened if they sold some of their baked goods at the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market in Bend. Every Saturday morning that summer they “sold out like crazy,” according to Myers. “People were asking if we were going to open a storefront. We started an online shop just for our market clients who wanted to order from us,” he says.

They did the market again in 2019 while they kept building their delivery service to customers. Then last year, the Myers’ had built up their business to the point that they stepped away from working in restaurants to go full-time into their project. Haven Bakery, with the tagline, “A made-from-scratch bakery, deeply committed to wholesome ingredients,” focuses on local farm partnerships, sustainable ingredient sourcing and all hand-made everything.

At the heart of Haven is the traditional, handmade bagels.

“Handmaking bagels is where the magic is,” Myers smiles, “but it’s very labor intensive.” The Haven team’s days are spent making handmade bagels using all organic, non-GMO ingredients. “It’s rare, not just on the West Coast, to find a bagel handmade with all organic ingredients, but also rare globally to find a handmade bagel anymore, especially one using really clean ingredients,” explains Myers. “It’s really art and technique, and the bagel recipe we use was passed along to us by a family member over 20 years ago. We’ve been making them ever since.”

Personally, I have to admit that I’m not necessarily a bagel fan. Oh, give me a nice slathering of cream cheese and limited choices of baked goods and OK, I’ll eat one. But I’m never rushing out to buy bagels. However, after hearing over and over about Haven bagels, I finally went in search of a bag. I got the four-pack of the Everything flavor and went home to have a taste. Let me start with the size – huge! But not heavy and dense huge, rather light and almost fluffy huge. I cut the giant cloud of a bagel in half and it still barely fit in the toaster. After lightly toasting it I spread only a smidge of butter on the bagel, not wanting to mask the taste, and oh my goodness, what a taste. It was different than any bagel I

Haven Brings Old World Tradition to Baking

Local bakery is deeply committed to wholesome ingredients and artisan expression

have ever eaten — lighter, more flavorful, each bite making me want another bite. I ate not just the original toasted half, but the entire bagel. I proceeded to eat a bagel for breakfast or lunch for the next several days and I immediately understood why Haven was gathering such a following.

While the Everything bagel is the most popular flavor right now according to Myers, the other flavors include Salt,

Jalapeno Swiss, Parmesan, Cinnamon Raisin, Pumpernickel, Plain and several others, which you can see and order online at You can also find four-packs at local outlets including Market of Choice, Central Oregon Locavore, Newport Avenue Market, Food 4 Less and Backporch Coffee Roasters in Bend, among others. Bagels aren’t the only baked goods Haven is turning out. They’re making

other rustic breads and reimagined pastries, honoring old-world traditions and classic technique. Offerings include Morning Glory muffins, Iced Lemon Cake, Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread, Babka Rolls, Pain de Campagne (a classic French country bread), and Maple Cinnamon scones, among others. There’s also a very unique, eye-catching Sunday Roll made with orange zest and crème fraiche that you can order online in an 8-pack. I suggest ordering at least two packs.

Myers says building a wholesale bakery business wasn’t the original plan but it’s been a good foundation. “It just worked out that way and we’ve worked really hard with the wholesale so we want to keep doing it but we also want to open our own artisan cafe.” With seven artisan bakers currently on the team and the entire Myers family involved, including their 16-year-old, who, according to his dad, is “quite the baker,” Haven has plans in the works to open a brick-andmortar sometime later this year. There are plenty of local Haven fans, including this one, who simply cannot wait.


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Top, Haven’s Sunday Roll features orange zest and crème fraiche. Bottom, Haven’s Everything bagel is a local favorite and available in 4-packs at local grocers. Photos by Lane Pearson

Oregon Senate Bill Would Allow Reusable Food Containers at Restaurants

SB 545 heads to Oregon House


Abill that would allow Oregonians to bring their own reusable food containers to restaurants and food service establishments is one step closer to becoming a reality. Senate Bill 545 passed the Oregon Senate March 15. It’s now under consideration by the House Climate, Energy and Environment committee.

SB 545 would direct the Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules that permit people to bring “visibly clean” containers to restaurants and get filled with food. It’s one of three bills moving through the Oregon legislature this session aimed at reducing Oregonians’ use certain types of single-use containers.

Allowing reusable containers in food service is an effort that’s already seeing some traction in the state. Earlier this year, the Oregon Department of Agriculture adopted some rules that allow grocery store customers to bring their own reusable containers to fill up on foods typically found in bulk sections. SB 545 goes a step further by allowing for personal containers at restaurants.

Oregon set a goal to recover at least 25% of both its food waste and plastic waste from landfills and incinerators by the year 2020, but the state fell short of that goal, recovering just 13.7% of plastic in 2020, according to reporting in the Salem Statesman Journal. The state recovered just 10.1% of its food waste that same year.

“Reducing food container waste is good for our environment,” Sen. Janeen Sollman, chief sponsor of Senate Bill 545, stated in a press release. “This is a simple, sensible change that will encourage a more sustainable and resilient future for ourselves and generations to come.”



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Two other Senate bills are also aimed at changing the way Oregonians package food. Senate Bill 543 would ban food service providers from serving prepared food in polystyrene foam containers, and would ban the use of food containers that are not compostable, fiber-based or recyclable in the state of Oregon. The bill would also ban food containers that contain per- and poly-fluorinated substances — often called “forever chemicals” — in the state.

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Meanwhile, Senate Bill 544 would direct the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to create a program for “source reduction of single-use plastic food ware and single-use packaging and achieve 25 percent source reductions compared to 2023 levels by 2030,” according to the bill summary.

Neither SB 543 nor SB 544 have yet been scheduled for a vote as of press time.

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We’re almost a full three months into the year and, correct me if I’m wrong, but we haven’t had a single exceptional film so far. There have been some good ones and bad ones and a million forgettable ones, but nothing great. Isn’t there usually at least one great movie by this point in the year?

I went to Regal this week and caught three films back to back to back and, while all had their moments, I’m not sure I’ll remember any of them in April… let alone by the end of the year.

Scream VI

First I watched “Scream VI,” the fifth sequel in a franchise that still hasn’t come close to reaching the heights of the original, three decades ago. Don’t get me wrong, “Scream VI” is never dull, with the filmmaking collective Radio Silence constantly trying to escalate the carnage and expand the series in ways we haven’t seen in the series so far, but that doesn’t really matter if the “who” part of the “whodunnit” isn’t satisfying.

The “Scream” franchise lives and dies on its twists and the third-act reveal of which character is behind the Ghostface mask and stabbing everyone. I just personally didn’t find the reveal very satisfying because the movie up to that point took quite a few chances and the ending felt very safe to me. If you’re a fan of the series, “Scream VI” is a solid entry and seems to set up what might be an interesting “Scream VII,” but it’s time for the franchise to expand past its referential

Dinosaurs, Ghostfaces and Cocaine Bears, Oh My!

The Source takes on a triple feature

origins and go somewhere truly scary and unpredictable.

planet where everything is trying to kill you. Imagine how intense “The Revenant” would have been with realistic and terrifying dinosaurs. That would make for one hell of a movie, but instead, “65” is content to coast on the very basic idea of shooting laser guns at T-Rexes while running around a generic look-ing forest. It’s a video game starring an Oscar nominee. We deserve better.

Cocaine Bear

all time. She carries that goofball tone over to “Cocaine Bear,” making it a riotously entertaining and violent comedy that still doesn’t elevate itself over what you imagine the movie is, based on the description… not that it needed to be anything other than a movie about a killer bear high on blow.

Next was “65,” a movie about a space Uber driver played by Adam Driver who crash lands on prehistoric Earth, 65 million years ago. Only one of his passengers survives, a young girl who doesn’t speak space English, so the two of them have to travel up a mountain to find an escape pod in order to flee Earth before the dinosaurs eat them. On paper, that sounds like an exciting movie and Adam Driver is an exceptional actor who should be able to sell something like that, but the film has no energy or momentum.

“65” should have been a grueling survival film about trying to make it off a

Finally, I saw “Cocaine Bear,” which somehow actually managed to be the best movie of the three. Everyone knows the premise at this point, which is just that a bear eats a bunch of cocaine and goes on a killing spree in a forest. Unlike “65,” the makers of “Cocaine Bear” understand its premise and are determined to have fun with it, logic and reason be damned. Not only is the bear high on cocaine, but is actively searching for more shneef because she really likes it.

So, we have a drug-addicted bear attacking a bunch of great character actors including Margo Martindale, Keri Russell, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Ray Liotta (in his final performance) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, while they spout ridiculous dialogue and look like they’re having the time of their lives.

I think the reason “Cocaine Bear” works so well is because director Elizabeth Banks started her career acting in “Wet Hot American Summer,” one of the funniest, most absurd comedies of

There are still a lot of movies I’m looking forward to in 2023, like Ari Aster’s “Beau is Afraid,” Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” but those are still months away, so here’s hoping there are some genuine cinematic surprises this year, so the great ones aren’t so few and far between. I mean, how many times can we watch “Everything Everywhere All At Once” while we’re waiting for the next modern classic? Well, maybe just one more time.

“Scream VI”

Dir. Radio Silence

Grade: C

Now playing at Regal Old Mill and Odem Theater Pub


Dir. Scott Beck & Bryan Woods

Grade: D+

Now playing at Regal Old Mill

“Cocaine Bear”

Dir. Elizabeth Banks

Grade: B

Now playing at Regal Old Mill

D+ C B
Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt in the Dino-thriller “65.” Courtesy Sony

Growing up in Salem, Michael Boles wasn’t the stereotypical “Bend kid” who was on bikes, skis and kayaks before learning to walk. He got into snowboarding late in high school and wanted to explore his adventurous spirit in college, at Oregon State University-Cascades.

In 2016, his freshman year, Boles and his dorm hallmates created a bartering system. The thrifty outdoor-curious students passed snowboards, kayaks, climbing gear, shoes and bikes across the halls, trading gear to test out the various outdoor sports Bend has to offer. Boles had some snowboards he let people borrow, and in return, he got to try rock climbing, mountain biking and wave surfing at Bend’s Whitewater Park—sports he had always wanted to try.

“That's when I got to figure out which sports I was going to pick up as hobbies and be passionate about,” Boles said. “And I didn't really realize at the time, my freshman year of college, but that kind of set the groundwork for the vision of this app. It’s about giving people access to the outdoors and bringing the price to go outside a lot lower.”

Seekqua was born from a brainstorming session with Boles and his OSU-Cascades buddies, in spring 2020, on how to serve the tourist community around the world.

Boles graduated with a degree in business administration that spring, and after hours of planning, troubleshooting and creating, he founded and launched Seekqua in December 2022. The number of people using the app is growing every day.

Here’s how it works: Download the app, create an account, enter your location, explore gear to rent or post your gear to make money, offer affordable outdoor accessibility and add to the app’s options. The app categorizes gear by sport, including ski, surf, camp, mountain bike, snowboard, electric, kayak, paddle, golf and more.

Locals, tourists, part-timers and everyone in between can download Seekqua to rent and list outdoor gear. Have a kayak lying in your garage? List it and make some money. Visiting town and want to try out some snowshoe trails? Rent out a sweet pair from a local. Looking to enjoy the warm weather and get into mountain biking? Demo a listed bike through Seekqua.

Bend is the app’s home city, but the app reaches locations around the globe.

Seekqua: Sharing Gear and Sharing Outdoor Passion

Michael Boles, an OSU-Cascades graduate, launches outdoor gear rental app to bridge the gap between locals and tourists

As Seekqua grows in Central Oregon, Boles said he’s excited to see it expand in other locations.

Just like Poshmark, Mercari and other popular rental apps, there is a small 10% markup on the rental side to pay for app services. If people fail to return or “steal” gear, they will be charged the market value price. This policy ensures protection for renters.

“It's been really tough, but I want to kind of break down this barrier between tourists and locals,” Boles said. “I see a lot of gatekeeping. And I understand that there's a time and a place for it, but people can be uncool about it. We're all people and we all want to live our best lives, so I just want to connect people through this.”

The app’s spring update will include a demo (rental) option and buy option. People can choose to rent out or sell their gear, offering users a way to try gear out before they spend the big bucks. The update is expected to launch at the beginning of April.

Boles sees the app as a connection to human interaction, to people’s stories, to uniting tourists and locals, to get outside, to explore.

“Seeing the trends of people's screen times going up, growing up as Generation Z, I’ve noticed that there needs to be a balance to that,” Boles said. “In my personal life, I've found the balance in outdoor recreation. I've seen trends grow in that as well, where I think other people also agree with me. You know,

spend a whole day on your laptop or your phone. You need to balance that out and have like a real pure experience outside in nature. And I want to bring more people to have that option, have that accessibility to go outside and do cool things that are going to push them outside of their comfort zone. Show them just how

to take risks and find friends and community in that sense.”

With his soft launch and quick success, Boles is looking for funding to expand his app, solidify a strong insurance plan and raise capital, he said. The Seekqua app is available at the App Store and Google Play.

OSU-Cascades grad Michael Boles is the founder of Seekqua. Seekqua unites locals and tourists with an online-offline platform that provides affordable and accessible outdoor recreation. Jose Gomez Jose Samaniego


Women Shredding the Parks

Female skiers and snowboarders are invited to the Women’s Progression Sessions at Mt. Bachelor to learn freeride and freestyle

On Saturday and Sunday, people who identify as female are invited to learn some fresh tips, rip some new tricks and soak up the freestyle fun with two snowboard slopestyle athletes, Jade Thurgood and Zoe Kelapos. The Women’s Progression Sessions multi-day programming at Mt. Bachelor will unite female athletes and create a space for women to show their abilities, strength and skills.

“This woman-centric initiative will bring together a group of like-minded passion ate riding enthusiasts of varying ages and abilities, where skiers and snowboarders alike can work with female progression coaches to grow skill and stoke in a supportive and progressive environment,” said Ala na Watkins, communica tions and PR representative for Mt. Bachelor, in an email.

Participants will be split into two groups—“Up-and-Coming” and “Let’s Rip.” The sessions invite both skiers and snowboarders. For riders who can make it down the mountain but are still working on some fundamentals, the “Up-and-Coming” group will help solidify a strong base and provide an intro to beginner freestyle. For riders who are considered intermediate to

advanced, the “Let’s Rip” group will explore more difficult terrain, like Otter Rock and Cannon Beach, two terrain parks at Bachelor.

To register, riders must be 13+ and have a valid pass or ticket. Saturday is the clinic day, starting at 8am. Thur good and Kelapos will help lead the groups, offering advice and one-onone coaching tips.

“[Sunday], the same group of riders

Woodward swag and Gatorade prod uct giveaways and Burton and GoPro prizing based on individual progres sion over the weekend.”

Women’s Progression Sessions Sat. March 25, 8am-2:15pm, Sun., March 26, $20

The Women’s Progression Series at Mt. Bachelor offers female riders the opportunity to grow freeride and freestyle skills in a safe and fun environment.
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Crux is opening its first satellite pub in Portland later this summer, as Andre Meunier of The Oregonian reported Feb. 28. I used that breaking news as an excuse to sit down with Crux’s marketing director, Jason Randles, to learn more about one Bend brewery’s—make that three Bend breweries’—obvious response to the Portlandification of Bend by launching a counter-attack.

In announcing Crux is opening a second location, not in its native Bend but the city that’s actually Crux’s largest market (by volume, not per capita!), in the Hosford Abernethy neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Crux will become the next Bend-based brewery to open a pub. Deschutes opened a brewpub in the Pearl district of Northeast Portland in 2008, back when Crux founder Larry Sidor was still brewmaster at Deschutes. And 10 Barrel opened its Portland spot five blocks away in 2015.

I asked Randles if the plan is to export “Bendness” to Portland, whether via the original brewpub’s famous sundowner (because happy hour can rely on our astral orbit rather than quitting time) or some other measure. As for sundowner?

“I don’t see why not,” he shrugged. “It’s unique to us and something that we love.” Beyond that, the brewing concern “will do what we can to make it feel like a Crux space when you walk in, but with a Portland vibe.”

A trend that began across pre-pandemic America and is ramping back up across the craft brewing segment of the industry is a focus on opening

From the Crux of Bend to the Southeast of Portland

Crux Fermentation Project to introduce Portlanders to “Sundowners”

secondary or additional satellite taprooms. Portland’s Breakside, Great Notion and Hopworks have all launched additional pubs outside Portland city limits and even out of state. Even smaller operations like Level, Gigantic and Upright have opened remote taprooms. Additional, non-Portland breweries have established a footprint in Portland such as Eugene’s Oakshire, Government Camp’s Mt. Hood Brewing, and Washing ton’s Chuckanut. Of course, sometimes this step for business growth can backfire. Case in point, Vagabond Brewing, which originally launched in Salem in 2014 and provided the ultra-fresh source for Portland ers in 2019 but had to pull the plug on the entire business in 2022. The shuttered Vagabond taproom will house Crux’s forthcoming one. There isn’t presently a brewing system, just some fermentation tanks, and Randles indicated Crux is considering adding a small system, perhaps three to five barrels, to brew truly Portland beer.

“We’re so used to — and privileged — with our beer pub culture because of everything that took place in the ‘80s,” opined Randles. He’s referring to the Oregon Brewpub Bill, passed in 1985,

that allowed for brewers to sell draft beer on premise. It was the brainchild of the brothers behind McMenamins and Widmer, the friends behind Portland Brewing and the couple who founded Bridgeport. Adds Randles, “So why not go to the source and drink your favorite beer?”

Still, as Randles notes, “Oregonians love their beer and will always seek out their favorites.”

only retail space to carry everything Crux packages, from six-packs of Gimme Mo IPA to the limited bottlings of Banished (barrel-aged) offerings like Tough Love and Freak Cake, not to mention Crux cider and limited run whiskey projects.

Now, Portlanders won’t have to make the three-anda-half-hour drive to Bend. Although as one Portland Metro-based fan commented on Crux’s Instagram post announcing the development, “I’d rather drive four hours to Bend than 30 minutes to Portland.”

Not only is the Portland market Crux’s largest, it’s not exactly new territory for an exclusive draft outlet. Crux organized a couple of pop-ups in recent years (a pre-pandemic pop-up in 2019 and a post-pandemic one the day the mask mandate was lifted), so Portlanders have already whet their whistles for fresh draft Crux. Furthermore, the pub that’s in the works will be Portland’s

To accommodate the uptick in draft demand, Randles says assistant brewmaster Grant McFarren “is gonna be busy brewing double batches so we can send Portland our (research and development) and single-batch stuff.” Like the OG pub in Bend, the Portland pub will have 24 taps. No word yet on whether there will be a proprietary Portland beer, which would surely attract diehard fans to the Portland pub, in addition to that upcoming spot’s bigger kitchen and expanded food program.

Ultimately, the goal is that the Portland pub will have a “halo effect” on Portlanders. “It has the energy of being in a bigger city and seeing how that inspires us and contributes to the evolution of Crux overall,” concludes Randles. That said, he notes that Bend “is the heart and soul of Crux. We always gotta take care of this.”

Stay tuned for news of a secondary tasting room within Bend city limits that “should open by the end of the year.”

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Mushroom Boom Looms

The ups and downs — and high costs — of establishing legal psilocybin therapy in the state

This week, the column takes a break from covering cannabis to look at psilocybin, aka “magic mushrooms,” Oregon’s other legalized intoxicant and plant medicine. (Yes, it’s technically a fungus.)

There are similarities between the two: Both have a storied, 1,000-yearplus history of use for both rec reation and healing, remain in many circles demonized as dangerous drugs that will lead to ruin, and although legal in Oregon, under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, both are Schedule 1 substances, making them federally illegal.

When Ballot Measure 109 won passage in November 2020, it called for the Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, to “license and regulate the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale, and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services.”

The measure won favor with voters who agreed with the belief that psilocybin can be useful in treating a wide range of psychological issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. In 2016, the plant medicine writer Michael Pollan explained that the genesis of his book on using LSD and psilocybin, “How To Change Your Mind”, came from interviewing numerous cancer patients who, after one guided psilocybin session, “had such a powerful mystical experience that their fear of death either faded or vanished altogether.”

This year, the OHA expects the first Psilocybin Service Center to begin seeing people, aka clients. Clients are anyone 21 or older, who may access psilocybin which has been grown, tested, processed and transported by Oregon licensed entities, on their own, without a referral from a medical professional.

Clients will meet with a facilitator at a center, then take a measured dose of psilocybin with the guidance of a facilitator. The amount consumed is up to the client, as the measure didn’t specify exact amounts. As the Lund Report writes: “...(clients taking) a dose larger than 35 milligrams… to 50 milligrams will need to stay for at least six hours. These sessions would also require at least one facilitator for every two clients present. …a dose between 2.5 milligrams and less than 5 milligrams requires an hour-long session. Only one facilitator is required

for a session with 25 clients consuming 5 milligrams or less. …a “sub perceptual” dose of less than 2.5 milligrams requires a half-hour session under the supervision of a facilitator.”

Clients can’t drive or bike themselves afterward, and there are no “to-go” bags — all mushrooms must be consumed on site. Mushrooms purchased at dispensaries aren’t happening (yet).

As this is a first-ofits-kind, U.S-based program, challenges and changes are inherent and inevitable. Some other psilocybin “firsts” occurred this month, good and bad. March saw the first class of over 100 facilitator trainees graduate InnerTrek, one of 21 training centers in Oregon. Trainees must now pass the state’s licensing exam, placing them, as InnerTrek says, “on track to become the world’s first government-licensed psychedelic therapists.”

March also saw the sudden bankruptcy related closure of the Oregon training center Synthesis Institute, a Dutch-based company which left an estimated 200+ trainees in limbo. Another training center is hoping to take over the completion of the classes, which are not cheap.

Affordability is the serious concern amongst psilocybin advocates. No Psilocybin Service Centers have yet opened, so what clients will be asked to pay remains unknown, but reports show one session could start at $1,500. (Synthesis planned to offer a five-day program for nearly $6,500, which is obscene.)

The costs for becoming a facilitator, as well as obtaining and maintaining a license, are also high.

Synthesis charged a minimum of nearly $10,000 for a 13-month program of online and in-person classes, and InnerTrek charges a minimum of $7,900 for a six-month program. While some partial scholarships are available, that’s a tremendous amount of money.

The fee to take the license exam is $150, and facilitator’s licenses are renewed annually at $2,000. Centers will pay $500 for a license application, then $10,000 per year after that.

Meanwhile, psilocybin edibles and sacks of fungi are freely sold by “entrepreneurial shroom enthusiasts.” Such costs reduce access, and support an unlicensed marketplace. A low-cost medical psilocybin program should come next.

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1. Moistened, as some steak

6. Late April weather

10. Tubes on the table

14. Animal with a prominent horn

15. Hourly ___

16. "Seriously! It was a joke!"

17. Being unsuccessful

19. Veggies served with fish and chips

20. "Put a sock in it"

21. Name on the street

22. First thing to do

23. "Yeah! Right!"

28. Sarah of "Succession"

29. He had a beef with Biggie 30. ___ buddies

31. Without a clue

32. Sam Bankman-Fried's title at FTX: Abbr. 35. Visual magazine feature

37. Dentist's concern

40. Start of the work week: Abbr.

41. Top 40 fodder

43. Nuisances in a bed

44. Popular vodka brand

46. Homemaker who used a baby elephant vacuum cleaner

47. Office item with a lot of cells

51. Put to rest

52. "Where R U?"

53. "NOT good news"

56. Layer of paint

57. Sweetie 61. Baby

62. Six-stringed fiddle 63. Just overhead 64. Lit Crit poems

65. Give up 66. Too pooped to pop


1. Stories and water balloons follow them

2. "This isn't good"

3. He had a big hand in children's television

4. One: Pref.

5. Joseph, to Pete Buttigieg

6. More accurate

7. "My pleasure"

8. It's stuffed with bread

9. Just out of the pool

10. Big name in bags

11. Chain with showrooms

12. Disney princess who sings "Almost There"

13. "Boy howdy!"

18. Understand

22. School group: Abbr.

24. ___ suit (jazz cat's getup)

25. Social media anxiety, for short

26. Kicks out

27. Plotting

28. Neighborhood abutting London's Chinatown

30. Meas. of a song's tempo

31. Muhammad's boxing daughter

32. One helping those who are out of their elements?

33. Epic that takes place in Norway

34. Approvals

36. Allbirds product

38. Bump that requires attention

39. Guitar similar to a Strat

42. Laundry bag?

44. Heavy rainstorms

45. "Give it a go"

46. "You did ___?"

47. Cutting company

48. Bidens' secretary of defense ___ Austin

49. Quench, as thirst

50. Kinda boring

54. Leniency

Pearl’s Puzzle

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The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote: “The _____ is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to ________.”

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The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will “The is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough - Clarence Day

Answer for the week of March 13, 2023

“Spring is the promise of a solution to a problem (the problem being winter...) I believe we all kind of secretly expect that on March 21 of each year the cold clouds will part like silver drapes, unveiling a Renaissance painting interpretation of our cities. It's not what we were promised, nor what we've even probably experienced, and yet we feel entitled to it. It is embarrassingly infuriating when we are forced to continue slogging through with no expiration date.”

“Spring is the promise of a solution to a problem (the problem being winter...) I believe we all kind of secretly expect that on March 21 of each year the cold clouds will part like silver drapes, unveiling a Renaissance painting interpretation of our cities. It's not what we were promised, nor what we've even probably experienced, and yet we feel entitled to it. It is embarrassingly infuriating when we are forced to continue slogging through with no expiration date.”

“Spring is the promise of a solution to a problem (the problem we all kind of secretly expect that on March 21 of each year the silver drapes, unveiling a Renaissance painting interpretation we were promised, nor what we've even probably experienced, it. It is embarrassingly infuriating when we are forced to continue no expiration date.” - Mari Andrew

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): If we were to choose one person to illustrate the symbolic power of astrology, it might be Aries financier and investment banker J. P. Morgan (1837–1913). His astrological chart strongly suggested he would be one of the richest people of his era. The sun, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus were in Aries in his astrological house of finances. Those four heavenly bodies were trine to Jupiter and Mars in Leo in the house of work. Further, sun, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus formed a virtuoso "Finger of God" aspect with Saturn in Scorpio and the moon in Virgo. Anyway, Aries, the financial omens for you right now aren't as favorable as they always were for J. P. Morgan—but they are pretty auspicious. Venus, Uranus, and the north node of the moon are in your house of finances, to be joined for a bit by the moon itself in the coming days. My advice: Trust your intuition about money. Seek inspiration about your finances.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "The only thing new in the world," said former US President Harry Truman, "is the history you don't know." Luckily for all of us, researchers have been growing increasingly skilled in unearthing buried stories. Three examples: 1. Before the US Civil War, six Black Americans escaped slavery and became millionaires. (Check out the book Black Fortunes by Shomari Wills.) 2. Over 10,000 women secretly worked as code-breakers in World War II, shortening the war and saving many lives. 3. Four Black women mathematicians played a major role in NASA's early efforts to launch people into space. Dear Taurus, I invite you to enjoy this kind of work in the coming weeks. It's an excellent time to dig up the history you don't know—about yourself, your family, and the important figures in your life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Since you're at the height of the Party Hearty Season, I'll offer two bits of advice about how to collect the greatest benefits. First, ex-basketball star Dennis Rodman says that mental preparation is the key to effective partying. He suggests we visualize the pleasurable events we want to experience. We should meditate on how much alcohol and drugs we will imbibe, how uninhibited we'll allow ourselves to be, and how close we can get to vomiting from intoxication without actually vomiting. But wait! Here's an alternative approach to partying, adapted from Sufi poet Rumi: "The golden hour has secrets to reveal. Be alert for merriment. Be greedy for glee. With your antic companions, explore the frontiers of conviviality. Go in quest of jubilation’s mysterious blessings. Be bold. Revere revelry."

CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you have been holding yourself back or keeping your expectations low, please STOP! According to my analysis, you have a mandate to unleash your full glory and your highest competence. I invite you to choose as your motto whichever of the following inspires you most: raise the bar, up your game, boost your standards, pump up the volume, vault to a higher octave, climb to the next rung on the ladder, make the quantum leap, and put your ass and assets on the line.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): According to an ad I saw for a luxury automobile, you should enjoy the following adventures in the course of your lifetime: Ride the rapids on the Snake River in Idaho, stand on the Great Wall of China, see an opera at La Scala in Milan, watch the sun rise over the ruins of Machu Picchu, go paragliding over Japan’s Asagiri highland plateau with Mount Fuji in view, and visit the pink flamingos, black bulls, and white horses in France's Camargue Nature Reserve. The coming weeks would be a favorable time for you to seek experiences like those, Leo. If that's not possible, do the next best things. Like what? Get your mind blown and your heart thrilled closer to home by a holy sanctuary, natural wonder, marvelous work of art—or all the above.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s an excellent time to shed the dull, draining parts of your life story. I urge you to bid a crisp goodbye to your burdensome memories. If there are pesky ghosts hanging around from the ancient past, buy them a one-way ticket to a place far away from you. It's OK to feel poignant. OK to entertain any sadness and regret that well up within you. Allowing yourself to fully experience these feelings will help you be as bold and decisive as you need to be to graduate from the old days and old ways.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your higher self has authorized you to become impatient with the evolution of togetherness. You have God's permission to feel a modicum of dissatisfaction with your collaborative ventures—and wish they might be richer and more captivating than they are now. Here's the cosmic plan: This creative irritation will motivate you to implement enhancements. You will take imaginative action to boost the energy and synergy of your alliances. Hungry for more engaging intimacy, you will do what’s required to foster greater closeness and mutual empathy.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio poet Richard Jackson writes, "The world is a nest of absences. Every once in a while, someone comes along to fill the gaps." I will add a crucial caveat to his statement: No one person can fill all the gaps. At best, a beloved ally may fill one or two. It's just not possible for anyone to be a shining savior who fixes every single absence. If we delusionally believe there is such a hero, we will distort or miss the partial grace they can actually provide. So here's my advice, Scorpio: Celebrate and reward a redeemer who has the power to fill one or two of your gaps.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Poet E. E. Cummings wrote, "May my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple." That's what I hope and predict for you during the next three weeks. The astrological omens suggest you will be at the height of your powers of playful exploration. Several long-term rhythms are converging to make you extra flexible and resilient and creative as you seek the resources and influences that your soul delights in. Here’s your secret code phrase: higher love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let's hypothesize that there are two ways to further your relaxation: either in healthy or not-so-healthy ways—by seeking experiences that promote your long-term well-being or by indulging in temporary fixes that sap your vitality. I will ask you to meditate on this question. Then I will encourage you to spend the next three weeks avoiding and shedding any relaxation strategies that diminish you as you focus on and celebrate the relaxation methods that uplift, inspire, and motivate you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Please don't expect people to guess what you need. Don't assume they have telepathic powers that enable them to tune in to your thoughts and feelings. Instead, be specific and straightforward as you precisely name your desires. For example, say or write to an intense ally, "I want to explore ticklish areas with you between 7 and 9 on Friday night." Or approach a person with whom you need to forge a compromise and spell out the circumstances under which you will feel most open-minded and open-hearted. PS: Don't you dare hide your truth or lie about what you consider meaningful.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean writer Jack Kerouac feared he had meager power to capture the wonderful things that came his way. He compared his frustration with “finding a river of gold when I haven’t even got a cup to save a cupful. All I’ve got is a thimble.” Most of us have felt that way. That’s the bad news. The good news, Pisces, is that in the coming weeks, you will have extra skill at gathering in the goodness and blessings flowing in your vicinity. I suspect you will have the equivalent of three buckets to collect the liquid gold.

Homework: Name one thing about your life you can’t change and one thing you can change.

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Us older folks are known for relying on our children or their children’s children to work out computer and cell phone issues, to teach us how to use the remote, to program this and download that, to interface smart watches with smart phones (thank you, Dick Tracy). With some notable exceptions, and I am decidedly not one, geezers are noted for being behind the times when it comes to technology. Maybe even resistant — longing for, heck yeah, party lines, remember those? Or dialing the operator. We dialed “O” to make long distance calls until the 1950s. That “O”, that voice on the end of the line, was, in a way, the equivalent of our modern-day Google, Alexa and Siri. Watch out what you ask for.

Since those days it has been a rapidly accel erating technological march toward the now, starting with… When does one start? How about with television, then computers, fax machines (The big joke was to send your children off to college with the instruction to “practice safe fax”… how quaint!), smart phones, laptops, Facebook, Google, Instagram, TikTok, smart cars, Roomba, Eufy. Note how our social habits, posture, average weight and all the ways we love our neighbors as ourselves have changed along with these so-called advances. And how about the colonization of our vocabulary: social media’s LOL, BTW, FYI, DYK, photobombing, swiping, trolling, blogs, vlogs, memes, clickbait, AMA, bot? Streaming has nothing to do with rivers, brooks, creeks or streams.

Now there’s another technological kid on the block. A sneaky and insidious one, if you ask me. It’s touted as the most clever of its kind thus far. According to an anecdotal survey I conducted over the past week, it’s new to most in Bend. I spoke to an 80-yearold, a middle-aged banker, a 30-something cashier in a natural food store, a 20-year-old at a mail service shop, a shopper in a Grocery Outlet, friends at an Oscars gathering, a young checker at the local hardware. The cross section was evenly balanced between men and women, mostly Caucasian with the exception of one Hispanic and one African American. Ages ranged from 20 to 80. Two had heard of it but hadn’t tried it. Three had used it. The rest had not heard of it at all. Of the three who had checked it out, the shopper in the

Grocery outlet (who turned out to be a computer professional) said it was potentially dangerous; the 80-year-old was intrigued; the banker was hooked on the “digital secretary” it is professed to be. Indeed, according to projections

“it will be possible to build each customer their own customized AI that predicts what they need, responds to them personally and remembers all their interactions. This isn’t science fiction. It is entirely doable with the technology just released,” according to Ethan Mollick in the Harvard Business Review.

So, what is “it”? It’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot developed over the past four years or so by OpenAI. Elon Musk is a co-founder. Microsoft had invested $11 billion as of January 2023. It was launched in December 2022 and is soon to be followed by Google’s version called Bard. By January, ChatGPT had amassed 100 million monthly users in two months. By comparison it took TikTok nine months to reach 100 million and Instagram two-and-a-half years. ChatGPT gets mixed reviews depending on if you read comments from people who, in my opinion, regard the mind solely as a calculating machine (Kevin Roose of The New York Times labeled it "the best artificial intelligence chatbot ever released to the general public." Samantha Lock of The Guardian noted it was able to generate "impressively detailed" and "human-like" text.)…versus those who regard human thought and creativity as what defines our humanity (in his blog “The Red Hand Files,” songwriter Nick Cave calls this new form of artificial intelligence “a grotesque mockery of what it is to be human.” Others called it “convincing-sounding nonsense, devoid of truth.”) Last I heard that was known as bullshit.

Maybe it’s because my father wouldn’t allow television in our house on the basis we’d forget how to read and think for ourselves. To me this bot is more evidence, and a powerful one, that my father was right; it is a tipping point that bodes another fraught change in the social and cultural landscape. Are we at risk of abdicating forming our own thoughts and ideas, of settling for AI artifice? There is no beating heart behind these sentences and paragraphs. In fact, there’s no sign of living, breathing intelligence at all.




Abundant light and vaulted ceilings welcome you to this new



Beautiful recently updated Chalet home on Bends Westside. This 3 bedroom 3 bath features a HUGE primary bedroom with walk-in tile shower and soaking tub. Open floor plan is great for entertaining which boasts 24’ vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams, and large bay windows. Other primary features are a home theater, loft, sauna, hot tub, and partially finished basement! The home sits on just about half an acre with room for potential ADU, Deschutes river access within half a mile, minutes from Mt. Bachelor, Cascade lakes, & hiking trails.

1116 NW PORTLAND AVENUE, BEND 97701 • $1,299,000

Perfect 3 unit investment property in the heart of everything Bend. Seller is offering a $25,000 credit with a full price offer. Close to downtown, the Deschutes river, grocery shopping, shopping shopping and all of the best pubs and restaurants that Bend has to offer. Unit 1 is 2 bed 1 bath on the ground level and has been updated throughout the years. Unit 2 upstairs is 2 bed 1 bath and has been beautifully updated. Also has a great porch with amazing city views. Unit 3 is a detached ADU and is a studio with 1 bath. Great rental history on all of the units and you can’t beat the location. Also potential space for adding additional units. Great opportunity to invest in Bend.

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OFFERED AT $219,000



Own a large 2.5-acre luxury homesite in Westgate; Bend’s premier subdivision neighboring Shevlin Park with Cascade mountain views. Plans for a 3678sf, Neal Huston designed home + detached ADU available for purchase.

OFFERED AT $1,275,000

This light and bright 4 bedroom 2 bath single level home is tucked away inside the desirable Hawley Estates neighborhood. Conveniently located on the Western edge of town. This home is situated on a .42 acre city lot zoned R4. The recently updated home features, newer roof, newer interior paint & nicely stained trim. The open floor plan lives large with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural light. The large kitchen includes newer quartz counter tops, breakfast bar, and plenty of built in storage. Brand new front yard landscaping and irrigation.


Home located on a quiet street in SW Redmond lined with mature trees. Open floorplan features kitchen, eating area, half bath, and great room with gas fireplace. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with utility/laundry room for convenience, also boasts a HUGE bonus room. Double sinks and a large walk-in closet in Primary. Front and back sprinkler system with fenced backyard. 2-car garage with room for shop/storage area.

19460 SW CENTURY DRIVE, BEND 97702 • $1,050,000
OPEN SATURDAY 10-12 PRICE REDUCED www SkjersaaGroup com 5 41.3 83 14 26 1 033 NW Newpor t Ave Bend, OR 97703 Skjersaa Group | Duke Warner Realty LARGE HOME WITH EXPANSIVE VIEWS 3229 NW FAIRWAY HEIGHTS DRIVE This custom home welcomes you with meticulous design touches, quality finishes and a generous layout. Automated heated paver driveway & 3 car garage. Secluded main floor primary suite with soaker tub & tiled shower. Junior suite upstairs, with two additional bedrooms & bonus. OFFERED AT $1,399,900 BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AT BRASADA RANCH 15632 SW MECATE LANE This Brasada lot at .59 acres is slightly sloped for breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, small pond for added privacy, and is located near exits for quicker access to Bend, Redmond & Prineville.
construction home in Discovery West. Main level primary bedroom and office, as well as two additional guest bedrooms upstairs, and a generous flex/bonus space. Massive 2+ car garage with a third bay to accommodate toys or a compact vehicle. OFFERED AT $1,895,000 Terry Skjersaa Principal Broker, CRS Jason Boone Principal Broker, CRIS Greg Millikan Broker 5905 El Mar Ave, Lincoln City, OR 97367 $895,000 | 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,432 SF | Classic Midcentury-Oceanfront Octagon Home Geoff Groener Licensed Broker 541.390.4488 Your Coastal Connection EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. MLS# 23-252 REAL ESTATE ADVERTISE IN OUR REAL ESTATE SECTION ADVERTISE@BENDSOURCE.COM FIND YOUR PLACE IN BEND & 541.771.4824 ) Otis Craig Broker, CRS


Title and Escrow 101

If you have ever bought or sold real estate in the state of Oregon, chances are extremely high that you used a title or escrow company. An escrow or title company is a neutral third party that acts as the facilitator of a real estate transaction and usually issues a title insurance policy when the escrow account is closed. They gather and process all the necessary pieces of a real estate sale as the parties are contractually obligated, record the transaction, and finally disburse funds according to the agreed-upon contract between buyer and seller.

The escrow process starts once there is an executed (signed by all parties) sales agreement that lays out all the terms of the contract that must be met for the sales contract to be completed. Once the contract is sent to the title (escrow) company, typically the first step in the contract is for the buyer to deposit their earnest money with the title company. Once this deposit is made, the title company orders a preliminary title report, which is a report that sets out the details of the condition in which a title insurance policy would be issued on a parcel of land. Title insurance is designed to protect the buyer and/or the lender from any defects or omissions in the chain of title (which can go back over 100 years). So, opening an escrow account, verifying a deposit and ordering a preliminary title report are the first steps; next, the specific escrow officer begins their work.

Escrow officers are the individuals who act as the third party and oversee the real estate transaction for both the buyer(s) and seller(s). They work with the buyer to ensure that all inspections included in the sales contract are approved by the buyer and that the title company will issue title insurance on the property. Next, they obtain any required loan payoff or lien release documents needed to clear title, prepare


vesting documents and excise tax affidavits on the seller’s behalf, and prorate any insurance, taxes, rents, etc.… Finally the officer prepares the final statement that accounts for all funds in the transaction for each party, they receive funds from the buyer/lender, they oversee the signing of any loan documents, forward the deed to the county for recording, and when the deed has been recorded, the escrow officer will disburse all funds to the necessary parties, resulting in a smooth, seamless transaction for both the buyer and seller.

When the transaction closes, the buyer and lender are left with a title insurance policy that protects the “new owner” from financial loss sustained, should there be defects on the title. Defects or clouds on title can take many forms but common ones include liens (money owed) or recorded documents showing ownership interest. Title insurance is a one-time premium that occurs during the escrow process and is included in the escrow fee if the buyer opts for the policy (it is a huge mistake not to get title insurance!). There are a few different types of policies, but to keep it simple let's cover the Standard Owner policy, which covers the owner if certain types of title clouds or defects appear based on public records. There is an extended policy that covers certain items that are not reflected in the public records, and finally a lender policy that covers the lender and only the lender’s interest, not the owner of the property. As you can see, the escrow and title process is sizeable and includes a number of parties. This was not meant to be an encompassing article, but rather just cover the basics. If you have additional questions about escrow/title or other real estate related questions, please reach out to me at Thanks!

Licensed broker, Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate
Photos and listing info from Central Oregon Multiple Listing Service HOME
<< LOW 1658 NE Tucson Way, Bend $499,000 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,204 sq ft 0.17 acres (7,405 sq ft) lot Built in 1987 Listed by Paul Frazier, Knightsbridge International MID >> 60665 Teton Court, Bend $990,000 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,814 sq ft. 0.61 acres (26,572 sq ft) lot Built in 1986 Listed by Annie Wayland and Julie Reber, Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty << HIGH 334 NW Columbia St., Bend $4,150,000 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,945 sq ft. 0.15 acres (6,534 sq ft) lot Built in 2014 Listed by Jodell Born, LivOregon Real Estate LLC

Exquisite NW Contemporary in The Highlands

$6,950,000 | 4 BD | 6.5 BA | 5,824 SF | 11.4 AC

Exceptional NW contemporary home, built by renowned Norman Building & Design, emanates quality workmanship. Designed to highlight the panoramic Cascade Mountain views, the home is sited on over 11 acres in The Highlands. Private courtyard entry features a water feature & Koi pond. Light filled great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace & vaulted mahogany ceilings. Radiant heated Brazilian slate tiles extend throughout the main level. New hardwood flooring in the gym/bonus room & 3 upstairs bedroom suites. Well appointed kitchen boasts a large island, granite counters, quality appliances & custom light fixtures. Large 5-car garage, plus 35’ RV garage; access to the sauna, fenced garden, & dog run. Wonderful outdoor living includes salt water swimming pool & hot tub, covered patio with fireplace & shade blinds, & upstairs deck. Peaceful, gated community adjacent to the National Forest & Phil’s Trail complex, close to schools, golf, downtown Bend, & the road to Mt Bachelor.

John & Sandy Kohlmoos | Brokers 541.408.4309 |

Each office is independently owned and operated. All brokers listed are licensed in the state of Oregon. Equal Housing Opportunity. Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty | 541.383.7600 SUNRIVER | 56466 CONIFER LANE #10 $1,350,000 | 5 BD | 4 BA | 2,620 SF • Close to Ft. Rock Park and Amenities • Private Location, Backs to Common Space • 2 Primary Suites on Main Floor • Beautifully Updated and Lots of Upgrades Strong Rental Performer MLS# 220160453 Jenn Schaake | Principal Broker 541.480.1142 | BASECAMP FOR ADVENTURE! BEND | 61548 HARDIN MARTIN COURT $3,997,000 | 5 BD | 4 BA | 4,564 SF | 0.95 AC • Located on .95 acre lot on the 3rd tee • Extremely private 3562 SF courtyard • Attached 5 car garage, 2 sprinter height • Private 700 SF guest suite on N. wing Exceedingly high end finishes throughout MLS# 220155577 Nicolette Rice | Broker 541.241.0432 | EXCLUSIVE TETHEROW HOME BEND | 56575 NEST PINE DRIVE, #46 $795,000 | VACANT LAND • Private, Gated Crosswater Community • Golf, Mountain and Deschutes River Views • Western Facing Exposure • Public Sewer and Water, Utilities at Street • 1.16 Acres, Flat, Easy Build MLS# 220149317 Jenn Schaake | Principal Broker 541.480.1142 | GOLF & MT BACHELOR VIEWS Featured Properties of The Week BEND | 2275 NW LAKESIDE PLACE $2,975,000 | 3 BD | 3.5 BA | 3,441 SF | 1.14 AC • Passive-solar design & towering windows • Luxurious suite awaits in the North wing • Expansive deck w/ multiple settings • Meticulously maintained • Perched above the river close to Downtown MLS# 220159928 Ryan McGlone | Principal Broker 541.647.2918 | LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING
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