Source Weekly March 30, 2023

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This week’s feature is a fun read for anyone – but it’s largely geared toward those in the community who are new here or who are thinking about becoming new here, offering some of the facts, figures and photos of the neighborhoods in and around Bend. While the City of Bend has more formal “neighborhoods” than you’ll find in our Neighborhoods/Feature section of this paper, we’ve opted to consolidate a few of the ones whose character and offerings are similar enough for people to get a sense of the place.

As always, the rest of the paper is also a resource for both newbies and seasoned locals alike. In Sound, Doone Williams shares the story of the “light guy” you may have seen at local music shows. In Chow, Jared Rasic gives his take on SEA Crab House; did you know that the “SEA” stands for Southeast Asian? And while we’re on the topic of Southeast Asian, we’re also tipping you off to a new Thai place that’s experiencing a warm welcome on the west side. All that and more in this issue – thanks for reading!


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Activism in Action

Last week’s Source food column, “Little Bites,” outlined how a bill is moving through the state legislature that would allow restaurants and food service establishments to serve customers food in their own containers. SB 545 is part of an overall “zero waste” effort, this one aimed at reducing how much plastic Oregonians consume.

these groups even manage to take real action in their own communities – and that’s exactly what this group did.

The student group reached out to the state senator who represents Bend, Sen. Tim Knopp, and asked him to support the bill. And he did, despite the fact it wasn’t popular with his party. The “nay” votes on the bill, eight

Stopping the growth of the great Pacific garbage patch is certainly a worthwhile endeavor in our minds, but the issue has some other local significance. Our own Deschutes County landfill is nearing the end of its life, and a battle is brewing over where the next landfill will go. No one wants a landfill in their backyard, yet each of us adds to it, every single day, to the tune of about 3,000 pounds per person every year.

These are real problems that some of the most mature among us don’t even want to confront – and yet, in our community, it’s encouraging to find a group of youth who DO want to do something about it. At Cascades Academy, middle school science and health teacher Anne-Marie Eklund helped her students organize their own chapter of “Beyond Plastics” — a national project launched in 2019 that aims to end plastic pollution. Student groups often take part in these efforts as a way to engage in the world around them. Sometimes,

of them, were all by his fellow Senate Republicans.

SB 545 passed the Oregon Senate with a healthy margin. It’s likely that the advocacy by the student group moved Knopp from initially being in the “skeptical” camp to the “yes” camp. The Oregon House still needs to pass it to make it a reality, but it’s on its way.

After we published the story about the passage of SB 545 in the Oregon Senate, some community members expressed the feeling that the effort is a waste of time – that state governments shouldn’t focus on what they perceive as a social issue that has little impact on our lives. But it does. Three thousand pounds of it, in fact – and the bill for disposing of that waste is about to come due.

With a dose of luck and a measure of perseverance on the behalf of kids like the ones at Cascades Academy, we may not have to fill the next landfill quite as quickly.

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No one wants a landfill in their backyard, yet each of us adds to it, every single day, to the tune of about 3,000 pounds per person every year.


This letter is to shed light on the lack of acknowledgement and empathy by the school district regarding the potential severity of the incident on Feb. 9 at Bend High.

On Feb. 9 at Bend High we had what was labeled by the district as a “secure” event. For years we have practiced two scenarios in school. This is how I understand them. The first being a “secure.” Second being a “lockdown.” In a “secure” the threat is outside of the school, all of the outer doors are locked. We continue school as usual during a “secure.” A “lockdown” is when the threat is potentially in the school. Outer doors, and classroom doors are locked, and we shelter in place.

On Feb. 9, at Bend High School I was sitting at lunch with my friends. We noticed something off. Our teachers were now in the commons (the lunch area) which was unusual. We were told not to leave the commons, and to stay where we were. It was announced over the school PA “We are now in a secure, please stay where you are.” We asked the adults what was happening, and why we were all being told not to leave the commons. This was odd for a “secure” event. All they could tell us was that there was a threat made to Bend High, and they didn't know much more. Suddenly multiple officers came in through the front doors of the school armed with large rifles, some in full tactical gear. We began to panic, we watched them quickly disperse through the commons, then into the hallways. They didn't acknowledge us at the time (which was unsettling) but now I know that they were trying to secure the school as quickly as possible.

The adults who help keep us safe did not know what was going on, and we

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could see the panic on their faces. They were trying their best to keep everyone, including themselves calm. We noticed the growing number of armed officers along the entrance to our school. As we sat in the commons for over an hour, with no updates, we anticipated someone coming into the commons that could harm us. People were crying and scared. It got to the point where my friends and I were planning on where to run if something happened. We chose the nearest exit. We planned on running as fast as we could, and jumping the fence. Finally we heard our bell ring and the commons fell silent, “The school is now secure, you can now return to sixth period” we were released back to class as if nothing had happened. No further announcements were made. The only comfort and sympathy came from our teachers, and counselors who were also confused and uninformed. That night a letter was sent out from the district stating Bend High was one of several schools placed in a “secure.” Based on the training I have done, the events that occurred at Bend High felt more like a “lockdown.”

Without any empathy or communication coming from the district after this situation I feel as though what happened to those present didn't matter. They didn't address how this event affected students and faculty. This felt like a “lockdown,” but was called a “secure.” Perhaps the district was not completely aware of the situation, or it was simply mislabeled. The mislabeling of an event like this could worsen an already bad situation if it were real. I believe that we deserve an apology, acknowledgement and clarification from the district.


Today I overheard this at Mountain Air Trampoline Park, toddler time. A father was giving his child a bit of instruction on using the space and toys. He said, “Everything is for everybody.”

Food for thought as we deal with so many economic and societal issues today—hard adult issues, but we can learn from the lessons that mothers and fathers teach their little ones.

I will remember this fun time with my grandchild and these words from one daddy.


ChatbotGPT is more of the same garbage we've been imbibing since Web 2.0 kicked off: algorithm-driven crud that responds to what it "thinks" we (apparently dumbassed) humans like or want... or just whatever we happen to respond to. It's looking for clicks, not soul.

Give it a try. ChatbotGPT is beyond tedious. Imagine that your whole life, and all your conversations, were like reading a generic, corporate About Us page. No one cares about that stuff. That's why the good companies and nonprofits hire real writers and agencies to do their websites and their About Us pages.

In some ways, this is a relief. ChatbotGPT is so sad and predictable, boring and irritating at the same time, it's not going to replace real people. Not yet, at least.

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Deschutes County Commissioners are urging legislators to allow safe parking on more rural land after projects stall

The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners is asking the members of the Oregon Legislative Assembly to rewrite sections of House Bill 2006. That’s the 2021 bill that compelled cities to approve homeless shelters if they met criteria around access to transportation, are deemed not to be a public safety threat and comply with building codes. The bill allows shelters to skirt land use laws that previously blocked some, but it only applies to areas within an urban growth boundary or a rural residential zone.

The commissioners are asking the legislature to allow shelters on unincorporated areas besides rural residential zones, as long as they’re close to an incorporated city. The commissioners previously sent a letter to Gov. Tina Kotek asking her to allow shelters in unincorporated territory, but Commissioner Phil Chang said it may be more effectively tackled by the legislature.

“The legislature has already dealt with trying to figure out where you can do shelter, transitional housing, outside of urban growth boundaries with House Bill 2006. And as I've said for probably over a year, I think some minor tweaks to that existing legislation, could probably get us what we need in terms of clearance to allow this kind of use in the unincorporated county,” Chang said.

HB 2006 expires on July 1, and unless the legislature drafts a new bill, older norms to create shelters will be put back in place. Despite relaxed criteria for shelters, there are roadblocks that have been insurmountable for local service providers.

“Property owners have offered up 9 acres of land for various kinds of homeless facilities, and the only major barrier is land use clearance,” Chang said.

The county already leases safe parking spots on county-owned land on SE Seventh Street and

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“The legislature has already dealt with trying to figure out where you can do shelter, transitional housing, outside of urban growth boundaries with House Bill 2006. And as I've said for probably over a year, I think some minor tweaks to that existing legislation, could probably get us what we need in terms of clearance to allow this kind of use in the unincorporated county.”

Evergreen Avenue in Redmond. Mountain View Community Development manages the program and provides garbage services, restrooms and homeless services for six tenants who can stay up to 90 days.

Commissioner Tony DeBone noted a lot of land adjacent to cities is privately owned and that it may be challenging to bring in partners. He said churches can be sited on rural resource land and may be willing to partner, but that some may not have the infrastructure to sustain a safe parking spot.

“If there was a path for existing church parking lots maybe there's discussion to be had there; it probably all boils down to septic capacity, because I know you don't want to have a failing system,” DeBone said. “Maybe that's a good conversation to have, if some churches are willing.”

Bend established a safe parking program in its city limits in 2021 and Redmond approved its program last year. Deschutes County recently looked into funding a safe parking spot on City-owned property in southern Bend, but backed out of the project earlier this month after intense community backlash.

Deschutes County is in a drought for the fourth year in a row, the longest in recorded history

Gov. Tina Kotek declared a drought in Deschutes and Grant Counties in an executive order on March 24. The decision will allow state agencies to assist the counties, both of which are at least partially experiencing extreme drought, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System. Deschutes County’s driest year on record was 2021, and 2022 wasn’t much better, as the ninth-driest year. About 53% of Deschutes County is currently experiencing drought, down from 87% last year.

About 20% of Deschutes County is currently categorized as “extreme drought,” which can lead to delayed planting, scarce irrigation water and increased wildfire activity. Over half is in “severe drought,” which is wetter but still interrupts planting season, increases fire risks and impacts wildlife. The remaining half of the

county is in “moderate drought,” which can impact agriculture and outdoor recreation.

There is above average snowpack in the county, but it’ll only provide limited relief to the county. Streamflows are down in the Deschutes Basin by about 30% and some local reservoirs are approaching historic lows. Declaring a drought allows people impacted by the drought to apply for state assistance. It also directs state agencies like the Oregon Water Resource Department and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department to minimize the impacts of drought on natural habitats.

It's Deschutes County’s fourth consecutive year declaring drought, a record for the state. State Climatologist Larry O’Neill told the Source last year that it’ll likely take multiple wet years to fully recover from the drought.

All of Deschutes County is experiencing drought, and half of it is “severe” and a fifth is “extreme.” Courtesy of the National Integrated Drought Information System It’s illegal to move homeless people in the Ninth Circuit (Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon) unless there’s ample shelter space. One type of those shelters could be safe parking, but first municipalities need to find the right spot. Jack Harvel
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The City is offering a $2,000 rebate on e-bikes

The City of Bend is offering a $2,000 rebate for electric bicycles for 75 households in Bend. Applicants can’t make more than 80% of the median income, which is $50,350 a year an individual, $57,550 for a two-person household and $71,900 a year for a four-person household. The $2,000 should cover most of the cost of some e-bikes, though models can range between $500 and $6,000. Bend’s transportation plan has several strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gasses.

"Climate action has to be equitable,” said Bend City Councilor Anthony Broadman in a press release.

“Our e-bike rebate program is an excellent step toward making sure everyone has access to the sustainable, safe transportation option of their choice as our City grows."

People can sign up for the rebate through May 12, though there will be three different drawings — first on April 17, next on May 1 and ending on May 15. Winners will be able to buy a bike, and bike safety equipment at a participating retailer. The City is funding the rebate with a $150,000 grant from Pacific Power. Commute Options, a nonprofit that advocates for innovative transportation options, is administering the program.

Sen. Tim Knopp on Legislating TikTok

Oregon may prohibit state employees from using an app that I, personally, feel too old to use

If passed, House Bill 3127 would compel state employees to delete apps associated with six foreign companies — five Chinese and one Russian. The list includes payment processors, telecommunication companies, cybersecurity firms, media conglomerates and — perhaps most notably — ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. Lawmakers have struggled to find common ground when legislating big tech, but are more cooperative when that big tech comes from competitor-states like China or Russia. Congresspeople grilled TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew during a 5-hour hearing on potential national security risks the apps could pose. With all the heat on TikTok, we reached out to HB3127 sponsor Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend) to learn more about the bill.

Source Weekly: I'll start by asking how the list of six “covered vendors” come about?

Sen. Tim Knopp: Yeah, I mean, the group of the people covered in the bill, I think have been mentioned on a national and international level of companies of concern. And the company that essentially owns TikTok, ByteDance Limited, who has a separate company in China that essentially has a TikTok-like app. But I understand that that is mostly educational to the people of China. So, I thought that was interesting, but really, just from what we have seen and heard on a national and international level of apps that would be concerning for governments who have either been spying on us, U.S. citizens or U.S. companies.

SW: The coverage has focused a lot on TikTok. Is it because of the specific dangers of that app? Or is that just the most prominent one?

TK: I think the answer to your question is both, because TikTok is used by millions of Americans, especially kids, but adults as well. And obviously, we have a concern about the security of the network that the state has. And I believe that TikTok admitted recently that they go down to the granular level of tracking keystrokes of people who have the app. And I think they also admitted that they repeatedly accessed data from China. They also admitted to spying on three journalists that were employed by national news organization, I believe it was Forbes. And so, I think because of the popularity and

because of what is known about what they do, I think that's probably why they get the most attention.

SW: What sensative information could leak, and what would be the consequences of that that this bill would seek to prevent?

TK: Really, it's about network security. So, it could be any number of things from just allowing state communications to be tracked or information to be procured or stolen by somebody who has ill intent. And there's no real reason that anybody has come up with yet that would lead us to believe that it would be necessary for these apps to be on most of the state devices that are out there.

SW: Will this includes subsidiaries and partial owners? I know Tencent in particular is invested in some really popular companies like Epic Games, Ubisoft and discord.

TK: I think most of these companies have some foreign ownership or significant foreign ownership and so it applies to those that are listed here. Beyond that, I don't know that there's any particular prohibition.

SW: U.S. companies also collect data. Would you support any changes to how those companies are regulated as well?

TK: We've done various things over the years to make sure that data that's collected by U.S. companies is done legally and isn't being used for those specific purposes. But once the data is in the hands of a foreign company, which essentially is the Chinese government as it relates to some of these companies, I believe

there's other foreign ownerships of some of these other companies, it would be impossible for the state of Oregon to have any impact on those foreign governments. So, I mean, that's why I think the concern about these particular companies as opposed to U.S. companies.

SW: There's been some hearings in Washington these last couple of weeks, and I've seen some bipartisan support for a total ban on TikTok. Is that something you'd support?

TK: I think the first thing we need to do is to make sure that TikTok is not on government devices, including those in the state of Oregon, because that's what we obviously have policymaking authority to do. I think looking at it broader, people deserve to have choices, but I think they need to understand the choices they're making. I think the hearings are important at the federal level, and they may bring out or help us conclude that that may be necessary. But, I'm willing to say that the jury is out, at least at this point.

I haven't been able to delve into the federal hearings, I've only been able to watch and engage at the state level at this point. So I think I'll leave that to the federal regulators at this point, but I definitely wouldn't say absolutely not. But I want to make sure that there's a good sound policy reason why someone shouldn't be able to access a, you know, the app of their choice. But again, I think they need to know exactly what they're getting into, as it relates to that and what they could potentially be used for.

Sen. Tim Knopp is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit state employees from having apps that are tied to six companies that partner with either China or Russia. Tim Knopp E-bikes typically max out at speeds under 30 miles per hour, and can be pedal-assisted or full-on electric.
“I think the first thing we need to do is to make sure that Tik Tok is not on government devices, including those in the state of Oregon, because that's what we obviously have policymaking authority to do."
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El senador Tim Knop conversa sobre el tema de legislar Tik Tok

Si se aprueba el Proyecto de Ley 3127 (HB3127) de la Cámara de Representantes obligaría a los empleados estatales eliminar las apps (aplicaciones) asociadas con seis empresas extranjeras, cinco chinas y una rusa. La lista incluye procesadores de pago, compañías de telecomunicaciones, empresas de ciberseguridad, conglomerados de prensa y tal vez más notoriamente, ByteDance, la empresa matriz de Tik Tok. A los legisladores les ha costado encontrar puntos comunes al legislar alta tecnología, pero cooperan más cuando esa alta tecnología proviene de países competidores como China o Rusia. Durante una audiencia de cinco horas, los congresistas interrogaron al director ejecutivo de Tik Tok, Shou Zi Chew, sobre los posibles riesgos de seguridad nacional que podrían representar las apps. Con toda la controversia relacionada con Tik Tok, nos comunicamos con Tim Knopp (R-Bend), que respalda HB3127, para aprender más sobre el proyecto de ley.

Source Weekly (SW): ¿Cómo surgió la lista de compañías?

Senador Tim Knopp (TK): El grupo de personas incluidas en el proyecto de ley, creo que han sido mencionadas a nivel nacional e internacional por compañías de interés. Y la compañía que prácticamente es dueña de TikTok, ByteDance Limited, tiene una

compañía aparte en China que básicamente tiene un app parecida a TikTok. Pero entiendo que es más que nada educativa, para las personas de China. Así que pensé que era interesante, pero en verdad, por lo que hemos visto y escuchado a nivel nacional e internacional de las apps que nos han estado espiando a los gobiernos, los ciudadanos y las compañías estadounidenses sería preocupante.

SW: La cobertura se ha enfocado demasiado en TikTok; ¿es debido a los peligros específicos de esa app? ¿O es solo la más sobresaliente?

TK: Creo que son ambas las respuestas a esta pregunta porque millones de estadounidenses utilizan TikTok, especialmente niños, pero también adultos. Y obviamente, estamos preocupados por la seguridad de la red que tiene el estado. Y creo que TikTok admitió recientemente que descienden al nivel detallado de rastreo de las pulsaciones de teclado de las personas que constan con el app. Y creo que también admitieron que repetidamente accedieron a datos de China. También admitieron haber espiado a tres periodistas que trabajaban para una organización de noticias nacionales, creo que fue Forbes. Así que, creo que debido a la popularidad y por lo que se sabe que hacen, creo que es posible que por eso reciben la mayor atención.

SW: ¿Cuál es la información más importante que

podrían filtrar y cuáles serían las consecuencias que este proyecto de ley trataría de evitar?

TK: En realidad se trata de la seguridad de la red. Así que, podrían ser varias cosas, desde tan solo permitir que se rastree la comunicación del estado o que alguien con malas intenciones consiga o robe información. Y no hay ninguna razón verdadera que a alguien se le haya ocurrido todavía que nos lleve a creer que sería necesario que estas apps estuvieran en la mayoría de los dispositivos estatales que existen.

SW: Las compañías estadounidenses también recaban datos. ¿Apoyaría algún cambio en la forma de cómo se regula también a esas compañías?

TK: A lo largo de los años hemos hecho varias cosas para asegurarnos que los datos recabados por las compañías estadounidenses se realicen legalmente y que no se utilicen para fines específicos. Pero una vez que los datos están en las manos de una compañía extranjera, que prácticamente es el gobierno Chino en relación con algunas de estas compañías, creo que hay otras propiedades extranjeras de algunas de estas otras compañías; sería imposible para el estado de Oregon regular esos gobiernos extranjeros. Entonces quiero decir que ese es el porque creo que la preocupación sobre esta compañía en particular es opuesta a la de las compañias estadounidenses.

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The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar will transform into an underground comedy nook this Friday. With plans to make it a once-a-month festivity, this secret hideaway will be a cozy place to listen to comedians from all around. Fri., March 31, 8-10pm. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. $20-$25.




One year ago, Billy and the Box Kid was born. With energetic tunes and singer-songwriter hearts, these band members know what a good time looks like! Don’t miss the lively show. Fri., March 31, 7-11pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10.




The Ellipse Theatre Community is putting on “Here on the Flight Path,” a romantic comedy that covers all things sex, love, life and loss. Laugh and cry and feel the feels with this play production. Fri., March 31-Sun., April 2, 2pm and 7pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $20.




Play some bingo in support of Every Child Central Oregon, but with a twist! Blacklights will fill the High Desert Music Hall and attendees are invited to wear clothes that will glow. Sat., April 1, 6:30pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. $10-$20.





This film covers the potential recovery of the Springrun Chinook Salmon of the Pacific Northwest with a new genetic discovery. Facing extinction in many river systems in the West, these fish are the stars of the documentary film. Wed., April 5, 7:30-9pm. Patagonia Bend, 1000 Wall St. Suite 140, Bend. $7.




Bend Rapids Youth Hockey club is hosting an event for young girls wanting to get out on the ice. Community members can bring their kids to experience ice hockey, meet with coaches and talk with female players in a safe environment, for free! Sat., April 1, 10am-2pm. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way, Bend. Free.




Catch this acoustic folk duo perform in the cozy Commons this Saturday! Fellow Pynins will perform an intimate set for its listeners that will spark emotional moments and feature beautiful harmonies. Sat., April 1, 7-9pm. The Commons Cafe & Taproom, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. $20.





Combining indie rock, American folk, flamenco and blues, City of the Sun is an experimental band that is hitting the Volcanic! Celebrating its new album, the show will play old and new tracks for its listeners. Sun., April 2, 8-11:59pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20.



Vintage shop with Revival on the first Wednesdays of the month. Local live music, DJs, food, drinks and tons of vintage pieces will fill the store. Party it up and find a new something to add to your wardrobe. First Wednesday of every month, 6-9:30pm. Revival Vintage, 1824 NE Division St., Bend. Free.




The Shook Twins are taking the stage at the Domino Room for a night of insane harmonies, groovy jams and vibey melodies. Daniel Rodriguez will perform creative acoustic tunes full of storytelling and soul. Wed., April 5, 7-11pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $22.

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Bend’s Liquid Light Guy From $5 projectors from Bend-La Pine Schools came a business aimed at making music shows look cool

And I’ve been addicted ever since!” said Adam Weyer, aka, Tall Adam, aka Trippy Lights, aka Trippy Lights Bend. Weyer has been in Bend since 2003 and experimenting with projected imagery and liquid visuals for the 15 years. What seeded from collaborating with artist friends on “Subtractive Poems” — performance pieces that entailed the use of mechanical erasers on full-page drug ads in magazines which would leave the viewer with a poem. It was Weyer’s job to layer the projected imagery in sync with spoken word. The rabbit hole started from there. “I got my first five or six overhead projectors from the Bend-La Pine school district for $5 each and I’ve been addicted ever since,” stated Weyer. “I really should have bought that old A/V cart when I had the chance!” After that, Weyer discovered that a love for projected lights and house parties would turn into live liquid light shows.

By day “Liquid Lights” paints houses for Hazel Painting and Earth Finishes, a company he runs with his partner. By night — and by times when the stars aligned for this new medium to flour-ish — Weyer has been lighting it up in the music scene. “I was the projector guy for both The Rural Demons and Black Flowers Black Sun around 2011-2013 to present. My first solo show was at the old Nature of Words where I took over their teaching room, put a couple of tables in the middle of the room and created a full 360-degree panorama with six projectors.” And this last year, Liquid Lights

Bend has been the psychedelic backdrop for close to 30 shows. “It was definitely Call Down Thunder that got me out of my pseudo- retirement and back on the scene,” Weyer said.

What always interests me most when I see live projected visuals at shows is the amount of science that goes into the method. The amount of concentration these artists have. Their setups are large and need a load-in time just like the bands do. They’re also performing live.

“Originally I was just using an

overhead projector and photo printed transparencies. Something magical happens when you play music and look at images. You can layer and mix images to music and it will start telling its own story.”

Weyer’s method of liquid experimentation originally comprised of mixing liquid in Pyrex and glass dishes. His style grew into what he calls “true” Liquid Light Shows — that groovy and vibrant ‘60s/’70s energy. There are a few ways a projectionist can do it. One consists of

“squash plates” which smashes color liquids between glass and allows the color to stretch and ooze. The “Blow Plate Method” utilizes wind to move the liquid around. That’s a lot of instruments!

The gear behind the experience of Trippy Lights Bend includes overhead projectors, vintage slide projectors, video projectors and lots of glass. He also brings cameras to play with video feedback. I can agree that that is an entirely new rabbit hole. “Sometimes I use a purely digital rig but I still incorporate my analog sourced material,” Weyer continued.

Weyer's liquid light shows vary in scale based on the venue and what he’s projecting on. “On occasion there is no room for my overheads or too much competition from bright stage lights, so I will pre-record some liquids for THAT show. I like to always have new original material for each show if I cannot perform it live due to space and time limitations.”

As far as what he projects, it’s not all just that “psychedelic color wheel of visuals” that you can expect to see at a liquid light show. Weyer messes around with angles and geometric shapes. “My favorite designs are usually geometric. I like black and white lines in spirals and checker-boards, anamorphous blobs of color and the juxtaposition of the two.” Weyer’s is also concentrating on lumia and kinetic art, especially for his setups where he can leave it doing its own thing, and after much futzing, he doesn’t have to futz with it… and it looks futzin’ dope.

Adam Weyer: the wizard behind Liquid Lights Bend. Courtesy Trippy Lights Bend Instagram




29 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 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 stand-up 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.

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant The CO Show 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.

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.

30 Thursday

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.

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.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

TEB “Hollinshead” Album Release Concert Join TEB (Travis Ehrenstrom Band) at Father Luke’s Room as they celebrate the release of their new album, “Hollinshead.” 6pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Tyler Bolts Solo artist playing classic and popular rock tunes.

7-9pm. Free.

River’s Place Larkspur Stand This Americana, indie, bluegrass band will take the stage.

6-8pm. 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.

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 New Victorian Fireside Show This week, New Victorian will share its music. 6-8pm.

M&J Tavern F#@K Yeah! It’s a Birthday Party! Any local musician knows good Ol’ James ‘F#@k Yeah’ Applewhite-Gilchrist aka James G. This night is the night of all nights. He turns 69! 8pm HELGA, 9pm Dead Nettle, 10pm LividKings and 11pm Jess Ryan Band. Free.

31 Friday

The Belfry The Trials of Cato and Erin Cole-Baker Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” 7-10pm. $20.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy

at Craft: Strip Joker Local comics become “Strip Jokers” by taking off their clothes and baring their souls. Comedians on stage will have to take off an article of clothing every minute or so (pasties and undies required, obviously). 8-10pm. $15.

General Duffy’s Annex Superball

Greetings, time travelers and bell bottom wearers—the late 60s, 70s, to mid-80s, is back and Superball is ready to rock! Featuring guitarist Kye Kennedy, bassist Dan Larsson (both from the wildly popular Beatles cover band, Juju Eyeball) and guitar player David Miller plus drummer extraordinaire Sean Rule. 6-9pm. $10.

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.

High Desert Music Hall Sweet Motor & OSO Join at High Desert Music Hall for night of rock, punk and blues featuring Sweet Motor, offering up a blend of southern rock and blues, with an R&B vibe. 8pm. $10.

Silver Moon Brewing Billy

And The Box Kid: 1 Year Anniversary A year ago singer-songwriter Anderson Koenig (Billy) and percussionist Scottie McClelland (The Box Kid) met at Silvermoon’s Open Mic. Instantly the duo started playing together in the Centeral Oregon’s open mic scene as a Rockabilly duo they named Billy and the Box Kid. 7-11pm. $10.

The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

Bend Underground Comedy Club: Soft Open Come experience a true comedy club experience! Once a month, Bend Underground Comedy will transform The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar in Downtown Bend into a secret comedy hideaway! They feature only the finest local, regional and sometimes national comedy talent and top quality beer and wine options! Seating is limited, so get there early! 8-10pm. $20-$25.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Cheyenne West & Kurt Silva Excellent country duo. You will be amazed at the sounds of Cheyenne West with Kurt on guitar! Chairs and tables provided for you. Wood-fired, hand-crafted pizzas, award-winning wine, beer on tap, salad and dessert all available for purchase. 5-8pm. $15/adults, free/children 12 and under.

1 Saturday

Bottoms Up Saloon Bottoms Up 9 Year Anniversary Party Free BBQ 4-6pm. Free swag giveaways all day. Wear bottoms up swag to be entered in a raffle. Raffles at 5pm and 10pm. Live music starts at 8:30pm with Tony Buckman. Food and drink specials all day. 11:30am-11:30pm. Free.

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.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Fellow Pynins Fellow Pynins at The Commons in Bend. This will be small intimate listening room style concert in the living room. Please no talking during the show. The Whippoorwill Presents strives to enrich Central Oregon’s culture and build community by creating intimate live music experiences for artists and attendees. 7-9pm. $20.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy at Craft: Bert Walpack Bert Walpack is a comedian from New Jersey. He is a tall, gray haired, lanky, waspy, father of three who runs a dental practice during the day but keeps his smoldering comedy career alive at night. 8-10pm. $15.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Casey Parnell & Company: A Great Concert to Start the Season Come help kick off spring with Casey & Company! You know him well in Central Oregon! 5-8pm. $20/adults, free/ children 12 and under.

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.

General Duffy’s Annex Countryfied Countryfied is a regional, high energy, country rock-based, variety band. Countryfied has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and ages for over 20 years. Credited with four albums, and seen in concert with such greats ranging from Merle Haggard, Billy Ray Cyrus, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Starship and many more. 7-10pm.$10.

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For the last 30 years, Countryfied has won the hearts of its audiences. The band’s high energy performances make listeners get on their feet. Catch the show at General Duffy’s Annex on Sat., April 1 at 7pm. Courtesy Countrified Facebook


Get Funky with ORGONE

Nine-piece funk band hits the Volcanic stage and brings soul to Bend

California funk and soul band, ORGŌNE, delivers rhythmic original tunes. This nine-piece project has evolved since its first release in 2001, and its current iteration is hitting the Volcanic Theatre Pub April 12.

“Who Knows Who” is one of ORGŌNE’s biggest hits with over 5 million streams on Spotify, and this track highlights what the band is all about. It’s everything listeners want out of funk—hard-hitting bass lines, groovy vibes, soulful and sassy vocals and irresistible dance energy.

“We've been playing together for so many years now. There is a deep chemistry there, and we really react to each other. There’s a lockstep thing that we're pretty proud of,” said Sergio Rios, ORGŌNE guitarist and producer.

The band’s latest singles—“Live For Tomorrow” and “You Got It”—will add a fresh vibe to ORGŌNE’s set. Rios said the band has been coming to Bend for about 12 years, and he met fans that have been showing up to shows ever since.

“We love coming up [to Bend],” Rios said. “It’s always such a great response. We get a lot of love and absolutely appreciate that.”

With trumpet, trombone, bass drums, guitar, keyboard, percussion and vocals, the big group gets together to effortlessly drive afro-funk beats into the world. Heading to a live show means following the rise of energy from start to finale—from slow grooves to rockin’ riffy funk tunes.

When people start dancing, get sweaty and feel the music, it fuels the high energy for the band. The show will start instrumental and ramp up the whole time. It’s a live show listeners can’t watch on YouTube. It’s a funk experience.

“[We perform] with sole purpose of, ‘let's get lost in it,’” Rios said. “Just let go and have a good time and dance and let it all out. Do whatever. Leave everything. Leave everything behind and throw it down the dance floor.”

Wed., April 12 8:30pm Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr., Bend $20
ORGONE is a nine-piece band that delivers funky grooves to its audiences. “Live For Tomorrow” and “You Got It” are two of the band’s newest singles.
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High Desert Music Hall Blacklight

BINGO Charity for Every Child Central Oregon

Every Child Central Oregon is partnering with The YOUNI Movement to bring a blacklight experience to Bingo! Bingo games cost $2 per card. Blackout cards cost $5. Wear blacklight clothing and accessories. 6:30pm. $10-$20.

M&J Tavern Inversion Lyricist and musician unite to bring an evening of friends, words, riffs and tom-foolery for your April Fools 2023! 9pm. Free.

Midtown Ballroom/Domino Room/ Annex Boogie T: Monster Energy Outbreak

Tour Appearing at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella and EDC Vegas, Boogie T is revered for his grab-bag of talents. 6:3011:59pm. $25.

The Outfitter Bar at Seventh Mountain Resort Tony Buckman Born and raised in Redmond, rodeo has been a huge part of this cowboy's life. While on the rodeo trail he found his love for the guitar and songwriting, eventually turning that into a passion for live performances! 4-7pm. Free.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Sakoyana is a jazz-funk band from Sonoma County. Influenced by sounds and creations of all kinds. Primarily the music is rooted in jazz, blues and funk. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Barringer & Baker

Come enjoy an early evening of electric violin, guitar and vocal music performed by Bob Baker and Mark Barringer. Music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. 4-6pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing MIMS, J Meast and The Clumzys New York City legendary, platinum hip-hop artist MIMS makes his Bend debut alongside local favorites J Meast and The Clumzys. 7-11pm.

Silver Moon Brewing Gbots & the Journeymen 10-Year Anniversary Gbots & The Journeymen celebrate 10 years as a band. Performing at Silver Moon Brewery where they had their first gig. Join the festivities as they go deep into some of their best known originals and covers. They will be joined by some specials guests. 8pm. $10.

Velvet One Mad Man Music Spencer Snyder, One Mad Man, loops together multiple instruments to create moody, driven backdrops accompanied by smooth vocals. First Saturday of every month, 8-11pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Bill, Jilian and Jason from "The String Cheese Incident" Bill and Jilian Nershi have been playing their “date night” shows in Golden, Colorado, for over a decade. Their album “partNERSHIp” was made to capture the feeling of those summer Colorado nights. 8-11:59pm. $25.

2 Sunday

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.

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

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.

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.

River’s Place Faisal Covering music from all genres. Backed by raw acoustics and a soulful raspy voice. 5-7pm. 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 City Of The Sun: Segunda Alma Album Release Tour The experiential music of City of the Sun is the sound you didn’t know you were missing. 8-11:59pm. $20.

Hub City Bar & Grill Kristi Kinsey Blues

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

3 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.

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

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.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Tejon Street Corner

Thieves & Them Coulee Boys Outlaw alt-folk group Tejon Street Corner Thieves hails from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, bringing new energy to the bluegrass genre by mingling darker subjects and tones with depth-driven lyricism and performative musicianship. 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.

4 Tuesday

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.

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.

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.

5 Wednesday

The Belfry Shook Twins And Daniel Rodriguez Shook Twins are taking the stage at the Domino Room for a night of insane harmonies, groovy jams and vibey melodies. And Daniel Rodriguez will perform creative acoustic tunes full of storytelling and soul. Wed., April 5, 7-11pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $22.

Revival Vintage Way Back Whensdays

With Revival Vintage Vintage shop with Revival on the first Wednesdays of the month. Local live music, DJs, food, drinks and tons of vintage pieces will fill the store. Party it up and find a new something to add to your wardrobe. First Wednesday of every month, 6-9:30pm. Free.

Mama’s Broke embraces the band’s Canadian roots, incorporating a variety of genres from blues to punk. Mama’s Broke will perform with Humbird at Silver Moon Brewing on Wed., April 5 at 7pm.
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Silver Moon Brewing Humbird And Mama's BrokeHumbird’s latest full-length sophomore album, "Still Life" is born of the time when the days melted into weeks during the coronavirus pandemic. 7-10pm. $15.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Liam St. John and Benjamin Dakota Rogers At the crossroads of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll, Liam St. John commands his truest form by combining lyrics that embody the blues with their piercing and painful truth, and delivering a captivating performance with vibrancy true to the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. 8-11:59pm. $12.


Public (ROCK) Choir Come sing your face off with the live rock band in a fun, non-threatening group where all skill levels have the chance to sing great songs loud. No experience needed. The group will lead you through the whole night of rock/pop favorites. Check website for more info.

Thu, March 9, 6-8pm and First Monday of every month, 6-8pm. Through Dec. 4. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541728-3798. $18.

Sunday Brunch and Karaoke Wake up right with brunch and karaoke! Sundays, 10am3pm. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. Free.

Sunday Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Sound bath is a passive healing journey with crystal bowls. Bring comfy clothing, pillow and blanket or mat. Sundays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Aug. 27. Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Dr., Bend. Contact: 541350-8448. $10-$20 sliding scale.

Sunriver Music Festival’s Piano ShowSunriver’s Music Festival Piano Showcase at the Tower Theatre features award-winning pianist Sean Chen. Tickets at April 1, 7:30-9:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-593-1084. information@ $30-$65, $25/12 and under.


Argentine Tango Classes and Dance

Join every Wednesday for Tango classes and dancing! Your first class is free. Tango 101 Class from 6:30-7pm, no partner needed! All levels class from 7-8pm. Open dancing from 8-9:30pm. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-7283234. $5-$10.

Line and Swing Dancing Lessons Line and swing dance lessons every Thursday night at The Cross-Eyed Cricket! Thursdays, 7-9pm. CrossEyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. 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 Lost Salmon Film Screening

“The Lost Salmon” chronicles the plight and potential recovery of the iconic Spring-run Chinook Salmon of the Pacific Northwest. Faced with extinction in many river systems of the West, a new genetic discovery could aid in their recovery. April 5, 7:30-9pm. Patagonia Bend, 1000 Wall St. Suite 140, Bend. $7.


Cute Cow Welcome Sign Paint Party

Bring some friends to this fun event at Wild Ride in the Barrel Room! It's $35 pre-pay, includes sign, paint, brushes, etc! Please sign up at https:// See you there! April 2, 4-6pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Contact: 949-6773510. $35.

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.


Bend Health Fair The Bend Health Fair goal is to connect local businesses with this ever growing community. This a great opportunity to increase brand awareness, connect with the community and gain new business. April 2, 9am2pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend. $5.

Creating Bee Habitat on Small Farms

Central Oregon is home to a remarkable diversity of bees. Learn about the habitat requirements of Central Oregon bees and how to create an ongoing bee plant list inventory for your property. This seminar will be taught by Andony Melathopoulos, assistant professor of pollinator health at OSU Extension. April 5, 2-3:30pm. Contact: Free-$5.

Diamonds in the Desert: Bend’s Baseball History in a Few Innings

Baseball in Bend has a long history. Step back in time with Vanessa Ivey, museum manager of the Deschutes County Historical Society & Museum as she shares stories of an earlier era when baseball wasn’t just a favorite pastime, but a way to build commerce in communities. April 4, 6-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Downtown Bend: Disaster Preparedness - The More You Know Ever wonder what you would do in the case of a natural disaster? Look at examples of what future earthquakes and volcanic activity might look like here in central Oregon, and how we can prepare for these events. April 2, 3-4pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@ Free.

Natural History Pub Astronomy in Central Oregon: Galaxies, Asteroids and Exoplanets Join Dr. Scott Fisher, director of the Pine Mountain Observatory and astronomy lecturer at the University of Oregon, to learn about the astronomical observations and research that is being done right here in Central Oregon. Dr. Fisher will share images from our own Pine Mountain Observatory. April 3, 7-8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Free with RSVP.

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. 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.

Third Thursday Open Mic at the High Desert Music Hall Spoken word open mic night for all poets, storytellers and writers. This is an in-person program. Join us at the High Desert Music Hall for a spoken word open mic night the third Thursday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read. Every third Thursday, 6-8pm. Contact: 541-3121063. Free.

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Always... Patsy Cline “Always… Patsy Cline,” based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s unlikely yet lasting friendship with Texas fan Louise Seger, features down home country humor and 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable songs, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight.” March 30, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. $32 - $57 (plus $3 historic preservation fee).


Annual Chili Cook-Off at Immersion

Brewing Join on the back patio as the kitchen crew faces off in the annual Chili Cook-Off! Grab a beer, taste some chilis and help them determine who wins! Live music by One Mad Man. April 1, 2-5pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free.

Snake Run Rally Snake Run Rally is a grassroots banked slalom snowboard event. This hand dug course offers an opportunity for snowboards to have fun racing and ripping with some of the best northwest riders around. For registration details go to April 1, 9am4pm and April 2, 9am-4pm. Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Rd., Sisters. Contact: 541-8150574. $30.

Street Dog Hero Dog Adoption Event

Come meet some adoptable pups looking for their forever homes, and learn more about Street Dog Hero! Street Dog Hero would also love to meet those who are interested in becoming a foster family for our pups and and swag available for purchase. April 1, 5:30-8:30pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Free.

Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault! Come test your knowledge and drink top notch local beer! Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse, 245 SW Sixth St., Redmond. Free.


The Circuit BIPOC Climbing Night Join the Circuit Rock gym the last Thursday every month for an event that welcomes all in the BIPOC community. Last Thursday of every month. The Circuit Bouldering Gym Bend, 63051 NE Corporate Pl, Bend. 50% off day pass.

Horse Butte Trail Race FootZone is proud to produce this Central Oregon Classic: Horse Butte. This course turns from dirt road to single track in the first half mile and stays single track for the next 9.5. The course is mostly uphill for the first 5 miles with much of the gain for the whole. April 2, 9am. Horse Butte, Billadeau Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-317-3568. col@footzonebend. com. $55-$100.

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.


Bunny Rescue Needs Volunteers

Looking for more volunteers to help with tidying bunny enclosures, feeding, watering, giving treats, head scratches, play time and fostering. Ongoing. Ember’s Wildflower Animal Sanctuary and Bunny Rescue, 2584 SW 58th St, Redmond.

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 volunteer. Ongoing. Contact: 541-316-0662.

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.

Trail Work at Smith Rock Help maintain trails at one of Central Oregon’s most popular trails. Now that spring is here trail tools don’t bounce off the frozen ground. The group will work on fixing winter trail damage to help enhance hiking at Smith Rock State Park. April 1, 8:30-3:30am. Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne OR, Smith Rock SP, Terrebonne. Contact: curtis. Free.

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.

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. Ongoing. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541241-3840.

Weekend Trip: BeaverHOOD Planting in Fossil, Oregon Join Think Wild’s Beaver Works staff and volunteers on a weekend, overnight trip to plant beaver habitat on a remote creek in Fossil, Oregon. This is a strenuous weekend of volunteering on beautiful, rural landscape planting trees, installing fencing and shoveling dirt. Bring a good attitude and your camping gear! Go to the website for the URL link to register! Required! March 30, 8pm. Fossil BLM Campsite, Fossil. Contact: 541-362-1024. Free.


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.

Paws & Pints Come talk dogs and make friends with other like minded folks! Join us for a hosted beverage and there may even be an adorable puppy or two looking to meet their perfect person! First Wednesday of every month, 5-7pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Free.

Backcountry Brew: Coffee and Conversation Connect with conservation-minded hunters and anglers. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers of Central Oregon hosts a monthly meetup to talk habitat, policy, cooking, gear and everything else that goes with the human-powered hunting-angling-outdoors lifestyle. TFirst Saturday of every month, 9-10am. The Commons Cafe & Taproom, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: Free.

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. Meet upstairs. Saturdays, 11am-Noon. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-981-0230. Free.

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 St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-6025. Free.

Mountain Muskrats Monthly Meeting

Your unexpected Central Oregon dive experience begins here. The Mountain Muskrats is an independent dive club set on exploring Central Oregon’s waterways. Join the club! First Saturday of every month, 5:30pm. The Den Dive Shop, 56881 Enterprise Dr., Sunriver. Contact: 541-6009355. $100 annual club fee.

2023 Spring Gardening Seminar 2023

Spring Gardening Seminar sign-up is now available! Choose from 8 classes, $5 each. Each class is recorded. Registered participants will receive a link to participate, and later a link to view the recorded class on-demand. Details on classes at Saturdays, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. Through April 22. Contact: 541-548-6088. seminar@gocomga. com. $5 per class.

Native Flower Power: Biodiversity

Native plants and their relationship to butterflies, bees and birds are critical for healthy, stable ecosystems. Citizens can help plant and pollinator diversity by establishing native plants in their yards and community spaces. Presented by Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker, retired research ecologist, USDA Forest Service. March 30, 6:30-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7050. 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.

Casey Parnell, from Precious Byrd and The Brethren, will take the Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards’ stage on Sat., April 1 at 5pm. The show will hit all sorts of genres, ranging from acoustic pop to blues, folk, rock and gospel.
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love your dog, leash your dog

love your dog, leash your dog

Here’s why:

Here’s why:

Respect for others.

Respect for others.

Some people and dogs are scared to be approached or jumped on by a dog. Also, off-leash dogs’ poo is often missed and not picked up.

Some people and dogs are scared to be approached or jumped on by a dog. Also, off-leash dogs’ poo is often missed and not picked up.

It’s the law, with a $250+ fine for violation or exclusion. Police can issue a ticket. Park stewards may issue a 30+-day exclusion from parks and trails.

It’s the law, with a $250+ fine for violation or exclusion. Police can issue a ticket. Park stewards may issue a 30+-day exclusion from parks and trails.

The liability is on you.

The liability is on you.

It’s your dog and you’re liable for your dog’s behavior, even for criminal charges and civil lawsuits.

It’s your dog and you’re liable for your dog’s behavior, even for criminal charges and civil lawsuits.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Thank you for your cooperation!

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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.

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: 541-292-6177. $60 for 6 months.

We’re Bringing Gammon Back! All skills (and ages) welcome! B.Y.O.Board if possible. Join for fun and games. First Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. Through June 7. The Ale Apothecary Tasting Room, 30 SW Century Dr., Ste 140, Bend. Contact: 541-350-3226. 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.

Bend Health Fair Spring 2023 Family Fun at Bend’s Largest Health Fair! Free Easter egg hung for kids with great prizes! Meet the Easter bunny and take pictures! Meet local practitioners—ask questions. Learn about different health modalities. Free demonstrations! Huge raffle benefiting Family Access Network. Don’t miss this amazing event! April 2, 9am-2pm. Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. Contact: 541-639-5010. info@ $5.

Get More Happier: A Cancer Fundraiser Anthony Poponi may be bad at grammar, but he knows how to weave together humor and tools and techniques from research on human happiness. This high-energy, interactive performance where audience members learn to craft a happier life. Net proceeds to benefit a local woman recovering from breast cancer. March 30, 6-8:30pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. Contact: 808-421-8855. Free.


Earth Day: Bird Mask and Puppet Making Workshop Join for a bird mask and puppet making workshop at The Environmental Center. Wear your creation at the Earth Day Fair and Parade! Materials will be provided. Suggested $3 materials donation. April 1, 10am-1pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Girls Have the Edge Join Bend Rapids Youth Hockey club for Girls Have The Edge, a free, super fun, all-girls event to learn about the joy and thrill of ice hockey! Visit with coaches and other female players. Try on the gear. Hit the ice in a safe environment! April 1, 10am-2pm. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way, Bend. Contact: Free.

Nature Journaling Workshop Join local naturalist and artist Christine Elder for a fun, family-oriented afternoon of nature journaling. The group will focus on encouraging kids to slow down and really look at what they’re seeing and document it in their journals. Appropriate for children 8 and up, and all materials will be provided. March 31, 1-3pm. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4394. $25.


Spring Break Nature

Camp! Ages 8-11 are welcome to join for spring break week! This all-outdoor camp will have the group exploring the natural world through wildcrafting, scavenger hunts, nature games, archery and other activities the students agree upon for the week! March 27-31, 9am-3pm. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: 901-486-4734. info@ $280.

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. Through June 8. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-419-3324. $287.


Adult Class: Galettes Galettes are amazing rustic free-form tarts that can be sweet, savory or both. Join in this hands-on class where the group will make a variety of galettes. Each course will be paired with wine. March 31, 5:30-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. $95.

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. Mon, March 27, 11am, Tue, March 28, 11am, Wed, March 29, 11am and Thu, March 30, 11am. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. $220.


Meet Your (Wine) Match Workshop: White Wines Which wine will get your final rose? They’ll put 3 sets of 2 white wines side by side and have you pick your favorites. You’ll determine what you do (and don’t) like in each wine to help steer you in the right direction of finding your true (wine) love. April 3, 6-7:30pm. Flights Wine Bar, 1444 NW College Way Suite 1, Bend. Contact: 541-728-0753. flightswinebend@ $45 plus gratuity - includes wine and a snack.

Royal Apricot Release Party You’re invited to Avid Cider Co. for the latest flavor release: Royal Apricot, a deliciously dry and flavorful imperial cider. Butterflies abound as Avid welcomes you to a spring celebration. Enjoy free tastings, live music by Alicia Viani and Mark Karwan, delicious food from Chulitas and more! April 1, 3-6pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free.

Wine and Paint Night Come paint in the Flight Lounge! Hosted by Kristen of Chalked Creative. Price includes 1 glass of wine and all your painting supply. They recommend making a dinner reservation earlier if you’d like to eat beforehand. April 5, 7-9pm. Flights Wine Bar, 1444 NW College Way Suite 1, Bend. Contact: 541-7280753. $48.


Buddhism: Start Here This informal talk is designed to introduce the basics of the Buddhist point of view as expressed in the Vajrayana (Tibetan) tradition, led by Natural Mind Dharma Center director Michael Stevens. First Monday of every month, 7pm. Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr., Suite 2, Bend. Contact: info@ Free..

Kirtan: Celebrate With the Bend Bhakti Collective Kirtan, sacred song, dance and community. Celebrate with the Bend Bhakti Collective. Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. First Presbyterian Heritage Hall, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4401. Free-$20.

Access Bars and Body Process Gifting

and Receiving Did you know your body’s first language is energy? Group trade of Access Bars and Body Processes is a great way to connect with others in the area and receive! If you have taken a Bars or Body Process class, join! What’s possible if we receive bodywork regularly? Everything! First Tuesday of every month, 5-7pm. The Blissful Heart Hidden Garden, 105 NW Greeley Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-848-7608. Free..

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.

Connected. Sharing the dance floor. . . moving and dancing together. I want to take the fear out of this and put some fun into sharing space, holding yourself, while also being in partnership with another. Great practice on the dance floor, moving together, that you can take into your world. April 1, 2-5pm. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-948-7015. Free.

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.

Special Bible Talk: “You Can Face the Future With Confidence!” You are invited to attend a special global program featuring the theme, “You Can Face the Future With Confidence!” The free 30-minute presentation will be hosted locally, with a videoconferencing option available. April 2, 10-10:30am. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 63175 18th St, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8290. Free.

Heart Spirit Mountain Monthly interspiritual sharing of mindfulness/somatics practices, wisdoms and ritual to increase capacities for presence, self-regulation, fierce compassion and action for social and environmental justice. Remembering and acting from awareness of kinship with land, one another and other-than-human beings, find harmony in difference and cultivate our spiritual vocations. First Monday of every month. Heart Spirit Mountain, 20511 Brentwood Ave. Unit 2, Bend. Contact: 602-526-1323. Free.

Motivation and Goal Setting Workshop

It’s a great time to redesign your life. Make use of your time at home by setting and reaching goals in a free Zoom workshop. Certified Life Coach, Jacquie Elliott is hosting a motivation and accountability workshop on the first Monday of the each month. Email her at for the link. First Monday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm. Contact: Free.

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. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Dr., Suite 112, Bend. Contact: 541-588-2480. $1 - $19.

Sunday School Lessons Are you looking for inspiration? Welcome to Sunday School Lessons! The first Sunday of every month there will be a live program. These lessons are the product of Cass’ guides channeled messages. Each month the group will explore one lesson. Join this first Sunday to explore “purpose.” First Sunday of every month, 10am-Noon Through June 2. TBD, Private, Bend. Contact: 206-9990490. Free.

$5 Classes All Day! BHY’s Birthday Bash! Bend Hot Yoga is celebrating its birthday, and you’re invited! $5 classes all day. Classes of varying styles, temperatures, paces and backgrounds. Enjoy Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, HIIT, Inferno Hot Pilates, Original Hot Yoga, Yin, Restorative, sound baths and more! Pre-registration a must. Visit bendhotyoga. com to register. April 2, 8am-7pm. Bend Hot Yoga, 1230 NE 3rd St. UnitA320, Bend. Contact: yoga@ $5

Emerging once again after the pandemic, this unique folk band, Trials of Cato, gained notable recognition for their remarkable new take on the folk genre. Catch the show at The Belfry on Fri., March 31 at 7pm. Courtesy The Trails of Cato Spotify


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It’s no secret that Bend is a great place to be – as evidenced by the tens of thousands of newcomers who have made the city their home in the past several decades. But while Bend is known for its mountains and lakes, and beer and bikes, not every corner of the city is alike. Some neighborhoods boast a more residential feel; others are the hot spots for music, food and more.

With the help of our friends in the housing industry, we’ve compiled this handy guide to the neighborhoods of Bend – the costs, the housing types, the schools and parks and fun stuff to do — to help newcomers and those browsing Bend find some helpful info. Whether you’re here for the skiing, for the abundant sun, or because your sister made you do it, we’re pretty sure you’ll find some corner of Bend you’ll love.

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This area is loaded with single family homes occupied by families, active retirees and anyone who values the great outdoors.


The primary homes in this area are single-family primary residences, while the area also boasts a variety of other types including condos, townhomes, cottages and some newer apartment buildings.


$975,001 - $1,297,500


Great location with convenient access to the Phil’s Trail mountain biking trail system, Shevlin Park and the Deschutes National Forest. This area allows easy access to the Cascade Lakes Highway as a gateway to Mt. Bachelor and extensive lakes and trails. Other attractive features include the restaurants and shops of Northwest Crossing and the excellent Summit schools.


Shevlin Park, Three Pines Park, Quail Park, Lewis & Clark Park, Discovery Park, Compass Park, the NW Crossing Dog Park, Overturf Park, Skyline Sports Complex & Alpine Park. Many subdivisions also have community parks & playgrounds.


High Lakes Elementary, William

E. Miller Elementary, Pacific Crest Middle School, Cascade Middle School, Summit High.

What's Up, West Side?

Century & Summit West living is all about the mountains, trails and growth

Living in Century and Summit West means easy river access, scenic recreational trails, luxury homes, Sparrow Ocean Rolls, mountain traffic and more.

On the west side, there is no shortage of ways to get outside and live the iconic “Bend life.” Sunset View Park, Compass Park, Lewis & Clark Park, Skyline Park, Shevlin Park and the Deschutes River Trail add green space, biking options and nature paths to the west side of Bend. GoodDog!, Discovery Dog Park, Overturf Park and Riverbend Park are four off-leash dog areas that are just a walk away. With a short 20-ish minute drive up to Mt. Bachelor (with no traffic, of course), a little walk to the river and plenty of places for dogs to run free, the west side makes mountain life easy.

Housing options on the west side primarily include large single-family homes. There are some townhomes sprinkled in the denser areas, as well. As Bend grows, smaller corridor living has been expanding more and more — including condos, apartments, lofts and so on.

Day Trips

Northwest Crossing lies in the heart of Summit West, and at the heart of NWX lies the newly added gathering space, The Grove. Serving as an eatery, bar hangout, fish market, coffee stop and gathering space, The Grove has been welcoming new businesses into the market hall. Shimshon was a popular addition that opened up shop in February. The stellar lineup of other local businesses include Sebastian Seafood, Waypoint, Thump Coffee, Greenleaf Juice, Elly’s Ice Cream, Sunny’s Italian Joint and ThAiPAS. Coming soon is egg-based sandwich and salad spot, Good Egg. Just down the street from the Grove is Bend’s favorite bakery, Sparrow Bakery. Visitors and locals gather in the mornings to get their fix of fresh Ocean Rolls, a cardamom croissant specialty. Those who live on the west side know that mountain-bound traffic can make things a bit congested – but with the trees, the shops and restaurants and the easy access to recreation, it’s the price to pay for proximity to the highlights of the “Bend life.”

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The Grove serves as a hub for West Bend, specifically Summit West. It is a place to gather, eat, drink and recreate. The Deschutes River Trail offers Bend a way to get outside and enjoy the river. Photos by Allie Noland
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Families, retirees.


Primariliy single family residents, some condos and townhomes.


$1,150,000 - $1,175,000


Close to golf courses, views, large lots, close proximity to the downtown, Mt. Bachelor, walking trails and schools.


Sylvan Park, Summit Park, Sawyer Park, Awbrey Village Park, Awbrey Resevoir, Quail Park, Archie Briggs, Millside Park, Three Pipines Park, Riverview Park.


North Star Elementary School, High Lakes Elementary School, Highland Magnet Elementary School, Paula Crest Middle School, Summit High School.



Awbrey Butte: Homes with a View

Living the mountain lifestyle on the west side

Plenty of people come to Bend these days, looking to live that mountain lifestyle that includes a house in the trees and expansive views. That’s what newcomers will find on Awbrey Butte, complete with hilly terrain, and a couple of golf courses, to boot. Named after settler Marshall Clay Awbrey, the Awbrey Butte neighborhood is bounded by Awbrey Glen Golf Club and Central Oregon Community College to the south and west, and the Deschutes River to the east and north. In fact, those looking for a place to enjoy river views – and in some parts, also some amazing views of the Cascades, should explore this portion of the Deschutes River Trail that gets less traffic than some of

Outdoor Recreation

the parts closer to the Old Mill. The southern portion of the neighborhood has easy access to the shops and services of Newport Avenue and Bend’s west side, while the neighborhood’s east side is adjacent to the grocery stores, shopping and dining of Business 97.

Like many cities, the homes here “on the hill” tend to be more expensive than those in some other parts of the city. It’s an area that allows for plenty of hiking and biking on its various trails and streets – but with the hills also comes the need for a vehicle – and driving skills – that can handle snowy and icy winter roads. But that’s what the mountain lifestyle is all about, isn’t it?

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Plenty of golf, the Deschutes River and moutain views highlight the Awbrey Butte lifestyle.
Courtesy Visit Bend
Courtesy Awbrey Glen Club Allie Noland Nicole Vulcan


Mixture of families (families with children, retirees, empty nesters) working professionals, nurses, doctors and seniors.


Single family residence, multifamily housing, apartments, workforce housing and senior housing.


$576,900 - $690,000


The location is close to downtown Bend, the hospital, schools, Costco, shopping centers, food cart lots, restaurants, entertainment and bars.


Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park, Hollinshead Park, Laurel Pocket Park, Al Moody Park, Goodrich Pasture Park, Big Sky Park, Mountain View Park, Providence Park, Eagle Park and Canal Row Park.


Juniper Elementary School, Ponderosa Elementary School, Pilot Butte Middle School, Sky View Middle School, Mountain View High School and Bend Senior High School.



Orchard District and Mountain View: Close In, with a Residential Feel

Bike to shops and services in this diverse and welcoming neighborhood

Here’s a little secret that’s good to know for those looking to buy: the Orchard District enjoys a bit of a “banana belt” status, regularly clocking temperatures that are higher than other parts of Bend. For gardeners, that might mean putting tomatoes in the ground slightly earlier — and enjoying the fruits of your labor a bit earlier than neighbors to the south and west. Orchard is named after a historical fruit orchard that took up much of the area – bounded roughly by the Highway 97 Parkway to the west, Franklin Avenue to the south and just north of Butler Market Road to the north. Just east of Orchard is the Mountain View neighborhood, defined, as you might guess, by the expansive views of the Cascades enjoyed from many east side front porches.

Orchard has a residential feel, with lots of parks and Neighborhood Greenways to allow for bike

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commuting, but is close in enough to be able to get into downtown Bend relatively quickly.

Mountain View also has that residential feel, but with the growth of the city heading east, and the fact that Mountain View is home to the region’s largest hospital, St. Charles, more commerce and activity is happening along Butler Market and 27th Street than ever before. Food cart pods including Midtown Yacht Club in Orchard and On Tap and River’s Place in Mountain View have become neighborhood gathering places where live music, local beer and plenty of good food abounds. While there’s plenty of the “good life” here that people tend to seek when they move to town, the area is a bit less busy than parts west, where visitors tend to congregate. Call that a win for anyone looking for a neighborhood where you’re more likely to have neighbors than visitors.

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Up top, the On Tap food cart pod is the perfect spot to meet old friends and make new ones. Just above and right, doggies share a drink at the Pine Nusery Dog Park and check out the Hollinshead Community Garden..
Photos by Nicole Vulcan


Urbanites, working professionals and residents looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life but want good proximity to downtown, trails, the Deschutes River and Mt Bachelor. People looking for that forested mountain town character with a slight bit more space between neighbors.


A diverse mix of single-family residences, townhomes, and some of Bend’s larger condo complexes. Mostly medium density with a few pockets of larger lots and townhomes.

MEDIAN HOME PRICE $640,000 - $675,000


The abundance of residential neighborhoods nestled in the pines provides a true mountain town feel, and this area offers more affordability compared to other West side locations while still providing amazing access to downtown Bend, the Old Mill, the Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor and other recreational amenities of the west side. The diverse mix of housing, including high density condos, provide residents with an urban lifestyle and excellent proximity to restaurants, shops, and downtown entertainment. Residents also enjoy an abundance of trails that wind through the community.


Riverbend Park, Farewell Park, Blakeley Park, Woodriver Park, Deschutes River Trail, Pine Ridge Park, River Rim Park, Wildflower Park, Hollygrape Park, River Canyon Park and Renaissance Ridge Central Park.


Pine Ridge Elementary, Elk Meadow Elementary, Cascade Middle School, Bend Senior High School and Summit High School.

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Soaking Up Southwest Bend

Combining city living and nature in Southern Crossing and Southwest Bend

Southwest Bend is full of life, culture, shopping and nature. With the Deschutes River running through town and the Old Mill District in the heart of Southern Crossing, residents don’t need to go very far to get what they need and enjoy life outdoors.

Many of the housing options in SW Bend include single-family houses, but there is also a considerable number of townhomes, condos, duplexes and triplexes. In the housing areas, parks fill the gaps with green grass and trees. Wildflower Park, River Canyon Park, River Rim Natural Area Park and Hollygrape Park are just a few in southwest Bend, and in Southern Crossing, Riverbend Park and Farewell Park serve as the main green spots of the neighborhood. These neighborhoods are known for their parks.

For food and nightlife, the Box Factory has been expanding in recent years and lights up after the sun goes down. River

Outdoor Activities

Pig, Avid Cider, Immersion Brewing and other local drink spots nearby attract locals and visitors. The food truck scene is popping in Southwest Bend with the Podski lot and Warming Hut No. 5’s offerings, people can snag vegan crunch wraps, charcuterie boards, pizza and more.

Whether residents are music fans or not, they get free concerts all summer with the Hayden Homes Amphitheater as their neighbor. Though they may not get a view of the performer on stage from their home, the music fills the neighborhood with energy, life and song.

The Deschutes River runs between the amphitheater and the Old Mill District— the shopping and eating hub of Southern Crossing. With stores like REI, Athleta, Banana Republic, American Eagle and Lululemon, all shoppers are satisfied with a stop at the Mill. It doesn’t get more “Bend” than being able to do everything with a river view.

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For a dog walk at the top, the more the merrier. Above and right, Riverbend Park is a favorite and the Deschutes River Traiil offers beauty within Bend city limits.
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Let's just say almost everyone wants to live here! Old Bend is a highly desirable place to live. The title of the neighborhood itself points to the most common residents as generations of people with roots in Bend. There are also many people who are newer to town and are renovating the historic homes. Of course, students wanting to be near the college and lovers of Mt. Bachelor and The Cascade Lakes call this part of town their home.


Mostly historic single family homes with character.


HOME PRICE $895,000


The location! Old Town is in close proximity to everything great Bend has to offer. near the Deschutes River and its trails, Downtown Bend, The Old Mill and many restaurants, bars and great shopping. The unique variety of historic homes makes this neighborhood very enjoyable to float through or stroll around.


The famous Drake Park, Mirror Pond, Bend Whitewater Park and Millers Landing.


William E. Miller Elementary, Cascade Middle School, Summit High School, Magnet Schools: Amity Creek and Highland School.



Old Bend: Modern Day Mill Town Vibes

You can’t get any closer to the action than this neighborhood

The mill workers and founders of Bend might have a hard time comprehending how the town has changed since the sawmill days. The compact homes that many of them cobbled together in order to have a house close to the two mills on the Deschutes might be astounded to know that today, those homes are nearing an average of $1 million, and that the Deschutes is no longer the site of lumber commerce, but instead, the epicenter of a recreation and tourism economy.

Old Bend is the smallest neighborhood – and neighborhood association – in the city, bordered by the curvy Deschutes to the west, the Highway 97 Parkway to the east, and Greenwood and Colorado to the north and south, respectively. Old Bend is the site of downtown commerce, but it’s also home to many of the other shopping and

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dining amenities residents enjoy most, including the downtown library, the Deschutes-hugging Drake Park and several local music venues. Bend’s Whitewater Park borders the neighborhood, as does the busy shopping, dining and drinking center of the Box Factory. For those who enjoy walking and biking where they need to go, one can’t get any closer to it all than living in Old Bend – though even in this, the oldest part of the city, many of the streets still lack sidewalks that make walking safer. Because of its proximity to downtown and Drake Park, much of this neighborhood is, or will be, subject to a street parking-permit system that limits visitor parking times. Much of the housing stock here consists of historic homes built during the mill days, but infill such as ADUs and some apartments and condos also populate the area.

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Local band the Rumpeppers, top, rock the Box Factory stage during the Bend Roots Revival. Above is a wintry day in Drake Park and at right, a summer festival at the Deschutes Historical Museum.. Photos by Nicole Vulcan


Mixture of families; retirees, families that commute to Redmond for work, working professionals and seniors.


Multi-family housing, single family residence, apartments and beteran housing.



Close to shopping centers, parks, gyms, restaurants, and for families commuting to Redmond.


Boyd Acres Park, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, Pine Nursery Park, Sawyer Park, Rockridge Community Park and North Point Park.


Lava Ridge Elementary School, North Star Elementary School, Ponderosa Elementary School, Sky View Middle School and Mountain View High School.


Nowhere to Go but North Boyd Acres isn’t the “cool” neighborhood, but with room to grow it very well could be

Unlike the upscale houses on the west side, the walkability of Old Bend or the swanky restaurants in River West, Boyd Acres is markedly more suburban, more car-dependent and the housing stock is more homogenous with a lot of newer multifamily residences. Though that might be less desirable than some of the other neighborhoods’ characteristics, it’s most importantly cheap — well, cheap for Bend.

That’s probably why the people who live there are often health care workers, families and — ahem — young professionals. The type of people who can’t afford a $1 million home and have to settle for a $545,000 home or a $1,600 one-bedroom apartment. You know, working class people. This has been a hostile write up, mostly because my Boyd Acres apartment is raising my rent this month, so let’s get over the bitterness and talk about the bright spots of the neighborhood.

There are a lot of things to do in northeast Bend. For drinkers there’s 10 Barrel Brewing east side, Bridge 99 Brewery, the Cross-Eyed Cricket and more. Cyclists and skaters can test their mettle at the skate park and mountain bike


Northern Nature

training course at Rockridge Park. Pine Nursery Park is 159 acres with soccer, football and baseball fields, plus a disc golf course, dog park, pickleball courts and a fishing pond. You can find pretty much anything you’d need at the Cascade Village Shopping Center and the Bend River Mall on US-97. Chi, Bend’s favorite Chinese restaurant according to our Best Of issue, is one of my favorite eateries in town. And I’ve yet to find better wings in town than Hardy’s Hotwings, Burgers & Ice Cream.

Boyd Acres is a great place for families, and the amenities prove that. There’s a massive indoor trampoline complex, pickleball courts, go-carts and a family fun center with miniature golf and an arcade. And at the corner of Bend, the neighborhood has opportunity to grow unlike other neighborhoods. The City-owned Juniper Ridge property is planned to include a town center with a performing arts center, shops and residential areas — all connected by paths, trails and parks. Plus, there are great views of Three Sisters and Mount Jefferson. The potential for the neighborhood is off the charts, even if it’s not the “coolest” part of town. . . yet.

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Pine Nursery Park boasts a small fishing lake and welcoming artwork near its entrance.
Photos by Jack Harvel


Professionals, retirees, health care providers, social workers, service industry workers, construction workers.


Single family residence, multifamily, apartments, townhomes, new construction, manufactured homes on land and manufactured home parks.




Larger lots, neighborhoods with park-like settings, trail access, dog parks, golf courses, breweries, shopping, short drive/bike to Old Mill District and St. Charles.


Alpenglow 37-acre park, Larkspur Community Center, Juniper Swim and Fitness Center, Ponderosa Park, Stone Creek, Kiwanis, Sun Meadow, High Desert, Foxborough.


R.E Jewell Elementary School, Juniper Elementary School, Silver Rail Elementary School, Bear Creek Elementary School, High Desert Middle School, Pilot Butte Middle School, Caldera High School, Bend High School.


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Eastbound and Down Southeast Bend and the Old Farm District

Southeast Bend and its northern neighbor, the Old Farm District, look a little different than other Bend neighborhoods. Many of the homes predate its annexation in Bend and have larger lots. Small developments trickled into the area and it’s grown steadily, and is expected to grow even more with the addition of Stevens Ranch and the Stevens Road Tract.

Just in the past year Alpenglow Park opened in southeast Bend, complete with a dog agility course, rock climbing walls and an event pavilion. Just a year before that Larkspur Community Center brought some awesome amenities to the community, like its 5,000-square-foot heated pool with an accessibility feature allowing people in wheelchairs to independently use the pool.

The Larkspur Trail, Central Oregon Historic Canal Trail and the Coyner Trail all connect or are close enough to each other that residents can get around without a car. And there’s a lot to go see; some of the best food carts in town are at Bevel

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Craft Brewing, plus Spider City Brewing makes a fantastic hazy beer. If you need groceries you can probably get it at The Forum, where there’s a Costco, a Safeway and a Whole Foods.

Plus, there’s the projected future growth. The City annexed the Stevens Road Tract under a state bill that requires it to have recreational open spaces, jobs and mixed-use developments with commercial and residential areas. It also will have to have a good amount of “middle housing,” which is affordable to the median Bend earner, as well as infrastructure for non-car transportation.

Just west of that is Stevens Ranch, where a developer has an approved master plan to create 237 acres of residences, 46 acres of commercial land and 93 acres for an industrial zone. It’ll also be home of the Stevens Ranch Library, a 100,000-square-foot facility with community meeting rooms, co-working spaces and sections for children’s and teenager’s literature. It may take time, but the east side is due a lot of growth over the next couple of years.

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Up top, a foot bridge beckons toward Alpenglow Park. Above is an artist's rendering of the proposed Stevens Ranch Library and at right, Alpenglow art. Jack Harvel Jack Harvel Courtesy Deschutes Public Library

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The River West neighborhood is a diverse community with residents of all ages and backgrounds. Many families with children are drawn to the neighborhood for its peaceful, suburban feel and proximity to excellent schools. It is also home to young professionals who appreciate the area's easy access to downtown Bend and its many amenities. The neighborhood is also known for its outdoor activities, as it is located just west of the Deschutes River and offers easy access to a variety of recreation, such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking.


The River West neighborhood offers a wide range of housing options for residents, ranging from charming bungalows to spacious modern homes. In addition to single-family homes, the River West neighborhood also offers a variety of rental properties, including apartments and townhomes. These properties are a popular option for young professionals and students who want to live close to downtown Bend and its many amenities.



People move to the River West neighborhood for its peaceful and family-friendly environment, proximity to outdoor activities, access to urban amenities, and strong sense of community.


Harmon Park, First Street Rapids Park, Columbia Park, McKay and Park/Bend Whitewater Park. Please note that Drake Park, while not located within the River West neighborhood, is also a popular park in the area and is located nearby.


Within the River West neighborhood: Highland Magnet at Kenwood and Westside Village Magnet. Near the River West neighborhood: William E. Miller Elementary School, Highlakes Elementary School, Summit High School, Amity Creek Magnet School and Pacific Crest Middle School.


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River West: Center of the Action

A bustling area for commerce and recreation

While downtown Bend and the Old Mill are certainly hot spots for activity in Bend, River West is also a desirable area for many, with hip cottages, historic homes and plenty of fun places to shop and eat. One good way to remember if you’re in River West: the streets are largely named after other cities around the U.S. — starting with Albany on the southern side of the neighborhood, and running north, roughly in alphabetical order, til you get to Vicksburg and Wilmington on the north end.

Home to the bustling streets of Newport and Galveston, this is where one might find a hip local coffee shop or a hot breakfast joint. Newport Avenue Market is a big draw for grocery items and even fun gifts, and is also in close proximity to beloved eateries such as Spork, Ariana and the Victorian Café,

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to name a few. The original 10 Barrel Brewing and the Bend location for Sunriver Brewing bring some of the beertown vibe to the area, with plenty of other breweries, coffee shops and shopping places lining the bustling Century Drive. In other words, date night is just as likely to happen here as it does downtown.

Cute homes, plenty of big trees and charming gardens are among the attractions for people looking to live in River West. With the cool vibe and the proximity to the Deschutes River on the east side of the neighborhood, it’s not shocking that this neighborhood has become a hot spot for short-term rentals that accommodate tourists. Those buying in the neighborhood can prepare to pay a premium for the close-in amenities, and, of course, the competition from the tourism sector.

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housing, top, and walkable retail, above, make up River West. And dogs seem to like it, too.
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The first thing you notice about The SEA Crab House upon arriving is that it really does look like a holein-the-wall coastal seafood joint you’d stumble across a block from the beach in Astoria or Newport. From the skyblue paint job down to the font on the sign, The SEA Crab House is primarily concerned with creating a coastal experience for their patrons from the moment they pull in to the parking lot.

Christophe Adrien, the director of marketing of the SEA Crab House franchise, explains: “SEA Crab House is all about creating experiences. It's not fine dining, it's fun dining. We encourage all our customers to throw on a bib, roll up their sleeves and enjoy the deliciousness and fun that come from sharing a seafood boil with the people who matter most to them. It's in our motto: Let's break bread— and crab — together.”

As I’ve mentioned in these pages before, my mom is a self-taught fish and chips expert who is not afraid to throw shade or love at the different fried fish and taters options throughout Bend, so, as she also enjoys fun dining, I obviously had to have her along. We accidentally arrived early (Google hadn’t updated to their winter hours yet), but instead of telling us to scram, they very kindly gave us some clam chowder while their boiler was heating up.

The chowder was delicious and light, with Southeast Asian (the “SEA” in SEA crab) spices and a couple very fresh, still shelled clams floating in the thick broth. The chowder is different than any I’ve had in town in that the texture is way more clam forward, drawing attention to the freshness of the fish as opposed to the Northwest style that leans heavily into the potatoes and Old Bay.

“The restaurant is the brainchild of founder Patta Lorwatcharasophon,” says Adrien, “who started with a Thai restaurant on the Oregon Coast and fell in love with the seafood boil concept. She has taken the concept of a Cajun-style seafood boil and infused it with Thai seasonings to create a unique fusion of flavors you won't find anywhere else.”

Since I knew it would absolutely disgust my mom and I enjoy making her squirm, I ordered the steamed clams with the express intention of delighting in her discomfort. Very lightly steamed and presented in garlic, white wine, tomatoes and basil, it was

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SEA Crab House prioritizes fun


New Thai on the West Side

Dear Mom offers up Thai dishes like mom makes

nice to have clams that not only tasted so fresh that they could have been yanked from the sea that very morning, but that also weren’t drowned in so much butter that I could actually get some hints of salt water with my shellfish.

Next my mom got the fish and chips (obviously) which came with a crispier, darker panko breading and thick hunks of cod. The whitefish was delicious and tender, with the breading having a nice blend of crunch and flavor that never threatened to derail the milky flavor of the cod or the flakiness of the texture.

The SEA Crab House fish and chips officially got the mom seal of approval.

Since SEA Crab House is pretty much famous for their boils, as I man of science, I knew I had to try one. I went with the live Dungeness crab (who was enjoying his day in a tank near the entrance before my hungry ass showed up), a few corns on the cob, a golden potato and some spicy sausage, which was then all boiled together in a bag, doused with a mixture of the Sea Crab’s Cajun and Thai sauces and then dumped on a tray in front of me like I was the filthy animal that I am.

The crab was meaty and sweet (sorry, Sebastian!) and the sauce really complimented everything on the tray with a nice blend of Southern heat and Thai chili. Next time I would probably forgo the potatoes and corn and go with the Cajun fries and garlic bread to add a bit more complexity to the flavors. All the corn and taters did was pick up the taste of the sauces without really adding much to the dish, although the sausage was plentiful and

reminded me of the smoky spice of Portuguese linguica.

With the seafood boil and the freshness of the fish combined with the live tank, the SEA Crab House really does try to craft a coastal experience, and the constant expansion of the franchise seems to show that it’s what diners are looking for.

“We recently opened a location in Beaverton,” says Adrien. “That opening has been a smashing success from the start. Our Seattle location soft-opened last week and has a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 30, but Bend is our headquarters and where we have our corporate office (on 4th street). Patta chose Bend because it's the best place she has ever found to raise her four children. We are planning expansions in Bellevue (midMay), Boise (mid-June), and Portland downtown (mid-July).

We finished everything off with a rich and heavenly slice of creme brûlée cheesecake which, honestly, might have been my favorite bit of the meal as the cheesecake was thick, creamy and flawless. All told, with tip the bill was a bit over $100, which is pricey and will be prohibitive for the average diner not seeking an expensive meal. The live tank is really where the lion’s share of the bill comes from, so if you want to go without breaking the bank, it might be better to focus on the apps and entrees. You’re paying for the experience as much as you are the food. Try the fish and chips. My mom insists.

Bend is buzzing over a new Thai restaurant that opened on the west side of town. As its name suggests, Dear Mom Cafe is inspired by the owner’s own mother, “Mama Nual,” as described in an Instagram post from the cafe.

The stylish Dear Mom Cafe is located in the former location of Vida y Tacos, near the Safeway on Century Drive. It’s owned by Jattalee Chalernhinthong. Some menu items will be familiar, including Pad Thai, Tom Yum broth soup, Khao Soi and Yellow Curry — but diners will also find foods they might not yet had a chance to try, including Roti, a Thai-style flat bread, served with a bowl of curry for dipping, and Midnight Chicken – chicken wings served in a caramelized fish sauce with pickled veggies. Drinks include Thai Iced Tea and Coffee… and dessert? On top of the Thai favorite of sweet mango sticky rice is an ice cream sundae and a daily baked item.

Dear Mom is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11am to 2:30pm, and for dinner from 4:30pm to 8pm. It’s also open Saturdays from noon to 8pm, and closed Sunday.

SEA Crab House
335 SW Century Dr., Bend 458-281-0222 for reservations
Top, Crab boil. Bottom, creme brûlée cheesecake. Photos by Jared Rasic
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It’s official – the first week of spring is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with food. In the southern U.S. where I grew up, springtime came right on schedule. By the time Easter rolled around daffodils were blooming and bright green shoots were beginning to burst through the moist, fertile garden soils. Sweet peas were an early crop that, depending on how mild the winter had been, could be harvested way before other vegetable or fruit seeds could even be planted.

If you’ve never eaten a fresh pea raw, straight from the pod, you don’t know what you’re missing. The little round pea balls are crunchy and sweet, almost like candy. Nobody had to ask me to go to the garden and pick the peas from the vines; it was my pleasure because that meant I could sneak a few raw peas without anyone knowing.

Creamed Peas & New Potatoes Recipe

A springtime dish with flavors fresh from the garden

This dish, which takes me directly back to my childhood, showcases those delicious sweet peas, also called English peas, garden peas, green peas or shell peas, pairing them with “new” potatoes, another early crop.

New potatoes are typically harvested early in the season and shipped to market without being stored for any length of time. They’re smaller than typical potatoes with very thin skin which rubs off easily. They’re also more moist and sweeter than the average potato.

If you’re a Central Oregon gardener or farmer you likely already know that both peas and potatoes can be grown in our high desert climate. Peas can be planted in early spring in these parts but it’s a good idea to check with the Oregon State University Extension Service or another local gardening expert before planting. There was a time when the potato was king in Deschutes County, a time when the growing and

Creamed Peas & New Potatoes

Makes 4 servings

• 1 pound new potatoes or small red potatoes, halved or quartered if the potatoes aren’t tiny

• Large pinch or two of kosher salt

• 1 cup sweet peas (English, green, garden, shell), shelled

• Pinch of sugar

• 1 tablespoon butter

• 1-2 tablespoons red or yellow onions, finely chopped, optional

• 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

• 1 cup whole milk (or half & half or cream)

• Salt and pepper, to taste

harvesting of potatoes was crucial to the local economy, a time when 5,000+ acres in the county were planted in potatoes. There was even an annual Redmond Potato Show established back in 1906.

You can make this dish with frozen peas and any kind of potato, of course, but if you can get your hands on freshly picked peas and true new potatoes, you will be delighted. It’s best eaten immediately but you can reheat leftovers using a little bit of milk to loosen the sauce and it’s still delicious.

A final note about peas: The pea pods are too fibrous to eat and believe it or not, peas are actually a fruit since they contain seeds developed from a flower. Who knew?!

If you’re buying your peas at a market keep in mind that a pound of pea pods is equal to 1 to 1 ½ cups of shelled peas, so you’ll need at least a pound of peas for this recipe.

Bring water to boil in two medium-large saucepans. Add potatoes to one pot along with pinches of salt. Boil for about 10 minutes or until fork tender, then drain and set aside.

Add peas to the other pan along with a pinch of sugar. Cook until just tender, 3-5 minutes, drain and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Then add onion if you’re using and stir until onion is softened. Stir in flour and continue stirring for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk and continue stirring until well combined. Add drained

peas and potatoes to the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened.

Taste and add more seasoning as desired.

Serve immediately.

Note: If you don’t want to dirty up three pans, you could make this dish using only one large sauce pot. First, boil the potatoes and drain them. Then boil the peas in the same pot and drain them. And finally, use the same pot to make the sauce and add the peas and potatoes back into the sauce in that same pot.

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There aren't a lot of truly great action movies. That might be a hot take, but it’s true. I’ve been intermittently working on a book that follows the latter career entries of action stars including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Scott Adkins, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Gerard Butler that’s focused on the genre’s endlessly diminishing returns. There are not many things sadder in Hollywood than an aging action star whose fans basically force them to look their age running, jumping and shooting their way through faceless thugs. It’s hard not to look at 90-year-old Clint Eastwood try and throw a punch in 2021’s “Cry Macho” and feel like somebody is getting exploited.

Or look at Liam Neeson in the “Taken” franchise.” He was a genuine badass in the first one, but by the time we got to “Tak3n,” there were five separate cuts to make Neeson hopping a fence look cool. Here’s the thing: the longer movies have existed, the savvier audiences are getting. We used to support action stars long into their golden years as long as they could sell a tough-guy persona and a few macho lines of dialogue. But now, if we don’t believe the movie star is as badass as the movie is trying to make us believe they are, then we stop showing up. For example, “Cry Macho” didn’t make back half its budget and the last six Neeson movies flopped critically and financially.

Now look at the two biggest American action movie stars on the planet: Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves. Tom Cruise is now doing Jackie-Chan-level stunt work and Keanu Reeves has turned himself into a martial arts and tactical firearms expert just to be believable in their respective franchises. With at least two more “Mission Impossible” movies on the way and “John Wick: Chapter 4” having its biggest opening weekend of its entire franchise, Reeves and Cruise still have audiences believing in their skills.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is probably the best big-budget action film since “Mad Max: Fury Road” and it’s really easy to see why. The world of “John Wick” is an interesting one. I imagine it’s a parallel universe where two thirds of all humans on Earth are assassins and have a weird underground currency, hotels across the globe where they have to take a time out and tons of dogs trained to specifically attack crotches. There are a bottomless well of stories to tell in this world; stories that don’t necessarily even need to star Reeves or contain the character of John Wick.

The true test of whether the “John Wick” movies are so popular because of the breathtaking action scenes and the world building, or whether people are showing up for Reeves and his laid back badassery: the two upcoming “Wick” spinoffs. One is a movie starring Ana de Armas and is focused on the ballerina assassins we met in “John Wick 3,” and the other is a miniseries called “The Continental” which tells the story of how Winston started running the eponymous hotel in the 1970s. The “Wickarding World” has a bright future, for sure, but how bright remains to be seen,

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is almost three hours of car chases, gun, sword and knife fights, blind assassins, cute doggies and some of the most beautiful cinematography and locations set to film in years. But front and center are Keanu’s sad, soulful eyes and the knowledge we carry as audience members that he’s an awesome human in real life and deserves all the good things. Ever since Keanu buried his puppy in the first film, we’ve been along for every step of his journey, hoping he can find some semblance of peace in his life.

There are some flaws in the storytelling and three hours for an action movie is exhausting, no matter how well paced it is, but ultimately, “John Wick 4” shows that there’s not just life left in the franchise, but in Reeves as an action star, if he so chooses. I don’t see him or

Cruise ever making direct-to-streaming action movies into their 70s like some of the actors listed above (not that I would begrudge them the paycheck).

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is legit one of the best action movies ever made. It’s up there with “Terminator 2,” “Fury Road” and “Die Hard” as a modern action classic that will change the future of how action movies are shot and edited. If you’re not an action nerd like I am, then that might not mean much and the three-hour runtime might wreck you,

but if you loved the first three “Wicks,” then the church of mayhem is back in session.

“John Wick 4” Dir. Chad Stahelski Grade: A Now Playing at Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub Keanu Reeves goes to murder church in “John Wick: Chapter 4.”
Photos courtesy of IMDB

Rare Wolverine Sighting Recorded Near Portland

Second sighting just days later

Awolverine spotted near Portland this week became the first of its kind seen in western Oregon in more than 30 years.

Two people photographed the wolverine while they were fishing on the Columbia River Monday and shared the images with staff from Cascadia Wild and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. An ODFW team then confirmed the animal’s tracks in the area the next morning.

“I could hardly believe my eyes,” state biologist Kaly Adkins said. “The thought of having a wolverine inhabiting the Cascades is something that we have definitely known is not out of the realm of possibility, but hasn’t really been documented since the ‘60s.”

Until this week, just one wolverine had been seen in Oregon in the last 12 years, and that was in the Wallowa Mountains near the state’s eastern border.

Adkins said the wolverine spied near Portland likely won’t stick around long. It was probably moving between higher and snowier habitats.

“They need alpine areas with pretty dense snowpack,” she said. “They need that because that’s how they feed the kits, or the young, in the winter months. They actually cache food in snow banks. It kind of serves as a freezer so that they can pull out the leftovers and eat them in the months where life is really rugged.”

Wolverines resemble small bears and are the largest members of the weasel family. They can travel up to 30 miles a day.

The one spotted Monday was likely seen again in Damascus, Oregon, on Wednesday. But wildlife officials say it’s hard to say where it may be by now.

Adkins asked people to keep an eye out, and said if you catch a glimpse of this rare and threatened species, try to snap a photo and report it to ODFW or

—Republished through a content sharing agreement with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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—Kaly Adkins
On Monday, March 20, this wolverine was seen along the Columbia River near Portland. The sighting was rare, as wolverines typically reside in Eastern Oregon. Courtesy ODFW/Cascadia Wild


Ladies, Get Your Running Shoes On!

Beginner-centric running programs from Ceiling: Unlimited Health Coaching offer women a way to find comfort and confidence


Running can be an intimidating sport to get into, because it requires confidence and motivation. Progress is built step by step, and it can be hard to find the “umph” to get out on the trails or streets. Ceiling: Unlimited Health Coaching offers women in Bend an opportunity to ease into the sport with a body and mind connection.

Michelle Poirot is the owner of Ceiling: Unlimited Health Coaching, has coached running for almost 10 years and focuses on empowering women through movement.

“Over my nine years of coaching, it became obvious that beginning women runners want a safe and welcoming place to learn to run that engages their bodies and their minds. I’m excited to offer the option of a women-only 5k group and to be including topics related to behavior change science — truly the special sauce of making running sustainable and fun,” said Poirot, in a press release.

On April 15, Poirot invites the running-curious to a free program, “Breathe and Believe.” This is a two-hour, in-person event that will unveil the problems that beginner runners face — including —breath work and confidence — and how to overcome them.

Starting April 22, Poirot will coach a nine-week beginner-centric female running group, “Learn to Run Bend Women’s 5K Training Group.” Over the nine weeks, the group will meet twice a week, ease into the foundation of running and gain an understanding for body care along the way, including nutrition, proper gear, form and rest. The group will train for the Redmond Run 5K on June 17.

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Oregon cannabis businesses struggle to survive amid record-low prices

Businesses across the recreational cannabis industry in Oregon are facing some of the worst economic conditions since marijuana was legalized over seven years ago.

The average price per gram of marijuana has fallen to $4, a record low according to a recent state budget forecast.

TJ Sheehy is the director of analytics and research at the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission. He said Oregon retailers are running out of new customers, which is lowering demand.

“The people who were more price sensitive and were making their buying decisions based on price relative to the illicit market or whatever else, they already entered the market,” said Sheehy. “And so we just don’t have those people on the sidelines coming in anymore.”

Sheehy said because farmers are planning how much marijuana to grow at least a year in advance, it’s hard to anticipate changes in customer demand. That helped create the current oversupply.

Sheehy added that around 85% of cannabis in Oregon is grown outdoors.

“Most of that outdoor canopy is brought down in one month, in October,” he said. “And they’re being planted in April or May. And so you have people planting in one market where it’s really good, and then it grows over

the course of six to nine months and then they’re harvesting it and selling it into very different market conditions.”

Last year, there was almost twice as much supply of cannabis as there was demand, according to Sheehy.

“We’re quite worried,” said Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, a grower and producer with a farm in the Illinois Valley. “We’re projecting a loss this year and sort of bracing for that. We’re in it for the long-haul, our plan is to be around as a company for a long time and continue our work. However, it’s looking like it’s gonna be a hard year for us.”

Walker said he’s seeing a price war between retailers as they struggle to attract new customers and face steep federal taxes.

“I think a lot of retailers are doing steep discounts on their inventory in order for them to remain solvent because consumer demand is dipping,” he said. “There’s a bit of a price war at the retail shelf level.”

Walker said the future of many marijuana businesses in the state depends on a successful summer season this year. Without that, many businesses across the industry could shut down or be forced to lay off workers.

—Printed through a content sharing agreement with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Crossword “North By Northeast”


1. Apple ___ (aggregator app)

5. Put in a locker

9. Some Korean rice drinks

14. First in a subset

15. Carry around

16. "Don't make me"

17. Dragon's home

18. Latin lover's love

19. '60s jacket style

20. Announcement that you're surrounded by those who have scarlet letters?

23. Workout cover up

24. Rain-___ (gumball brand)

25. Game console that used a Nunchuk attachment

26. CBS show with a blood-spatter specialist

27. Cover story

29. Maker of the Matriarch synthesizer

31. What's coming to you

32. German city on the Danube

34. St. Louis City SC league

35. Very long times

36. MIT played a prank on Yale, say?

40. Dirty slime

41. "What up, ___?"

42. Urban decay

43. Paths that go up as much as they go down

44. Computer that comes with Thunderbolt ports

46. Indy 500 competitor

50. Govt. property overseer

51. Actress ___ de Armas

52. Intention

54. Tree chopper

55. Became a superobsessive fan over a 2016 Beyoncé album?

59. Extremely skilled

60. They're part of the food pyramid

61. Fully engrossed with

62. Stuff to sell

63. Capital city with the Frogner and Grønland suburbs

64. "The Tragedy of Macbeth" director

65. Her mom "has got it goin' on" in a 2003 hit

66. Stink

67. ___ sûr ("to be sure," in French)


1. Lower Manhattan neighborhood

2. Tooth covering

3. Chinese artist/activist Ai with a reduplicative name

4. Holi covering

5. Reporter Lesley

6. Drum on the floor

7. "But have we considered," initially

8. Silver bullet victim

9. Mideast peninsula

10. Grady of the "Jurassic World" series

11. His "4'33"" composition is entirely silent

12. Still beat

13. Crams for a test, say

21. Government investment option

22. California region between Carmel and San Simeon

28. Swells (up)

30. Watch company whose name is a letter

31. Drink that comes in orange, strawberry, and pineapple flavors

33. "Funky Cold ___"

36. Hurled a few f-bombs towards

37. Like those in a Zoom meeting

38. Fall head over heels over

39. Bellini opera

40. They prohibit free speech

45. Protect the king, in a two-piece chess move

47. Is unable to

48. Devon cathedral city

49. Fixed anew

51. Eager to move

53. "No sweat"

56. Barrel-regulating org.

57. Simplicity

58. "I'm impressed"

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Sometimes, I give you suggestions that may, if you carry them out, jostle your routines and fluster your allies. But after trying out the new approaches for a short time, you may chicken out and revert to old habits. That’s understandable! It can be difficult to change your life. Here’s an example. What if I encourage you to cancel your appointments and wander out into the wilderness to discuss your dreams with the birds? And what if, during your adventure, you are flooded with exhilarating yearnings for freedom? And then you decide to divest yourself of desires that other people want you to have and instead revive and give boosts to desires that you want yourself to have? Will you actually follow through with brave practical actions that transform your relationship with your deepest longings?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have done all you can for now to resolve and expunge stale, messy karma—some of which was left over from the old days and old ways. There may come a time in the future when you will have more cleansing to do, but you have now earned the right to be as free from your past and as free from your conditioning as you have ever been. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, you still need to spend a bit more time resolving and expunging stale, messy karma. But you’re almost done!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Businessman Robert Bigelow hopes to eventually begin renting luxurious rooms in space. For $1.7 million per night, travelers will enjoy accommodations he provides on his orbiting hotel, 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Are you interested? I bet more Geminis will be signing up for this exotic trip than any other sign. You're likely to be the journeyers most excited by the prospect of sailing along at 17,000 miles per hour and witnessing 16 sunsets and sunrises every 24 hours. APRIL FOOL! In fact, you Geminis are quite capable of getting the extreme variety you crave and need right here on the planet’s surface. And during the coming weeks, you will be even more skilled than usual at doing just that.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to become the overlord of your own fiefdom, or seize control of a new territory and declare yourself chieftain, or overthrow the local hierarchy and install yourself as the sovereign ruler of all you survey. APRIL FOOL! I was metaphorically exaggerating a bit—but just a bit. I do in fact believe now is an excellent phase to increase your clout, boost your influence, and express your leadership. Be as kind you can be, of course, but also be rousingly mighty and fervent.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his poem "The Something," Charles Simic writes, "Here come my night thoughts on crutches, returning from studying the heavens. What they thought about stayed the same. Stayed immense and incomprehensible." According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Leos will have much the same experience in the coming weeks. So there’s no use in even hoping or trying to expand your vision. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, you will not have Simic's experience. Just the opposite. When your night thoughts return from studying the heavens, they will be full of exuberant, inspiring energy. (And what exactly are “night thoughts”? They are bright insights you discover in the darkness.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If there will ever come a time when you will find a gold bullion bar on the ground while strolling around town, it will be soon. Similarly, if you are destined to buy a winning $10 million lottery ticket or inherit a diamond mine in Botswana, that blessing will arrive soon. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit. The truth is, I suspect you are now extra likely to attract new resources and benefits, though not on the scale of gold bullion, lottery winnings, and diamond mines.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do you have a muse, Libra? In my opinion, all of us need and deserve at least one muse, even if we’re not creative artists. A muse can be a spirit or hero or ally who inspires us, no matter what work and play we do. A muse may call our attention to important truths we are ignoring or point us in the direction of exciting future possibilities. According to my astrological analysis, you are now due for a muse upgrade. If you don’t have one, get one—or even more. If you already have a relationship with a muse, ask more from it. Nurture it. Take it to the next level.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Dear Valued Employee: Our records show you haven't used any vacation time over the past 100 years. As you may know, workers get three weeks of paid leave per year or else receive pay in lieu of time off. One added week is granted for every five years of service. So please, sometime soon, either take 9,400 days off work or notify our office, and your next paycheck will reflect payment of $8,277,432, including pay and interest for the past 1,200 months. APRIL FOOL! Everything I just said was an exaggeration. But there is a grain of truth in it. The coming weeks should bring you a nice surprise or two concerning your job.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian poet and artist William Blake (1757–1827) was a hard-working visionary prophet with an extravagant imagination. His contemporaries considered him a freaky eccentric, though today we regard him as a genius. I invite you to enjoy your own personal version of a Blake-like phase in the coming weeks. It's a perfect time to dynamically explore your idiosyncratic inclinations and creative potentials. Be bold, even brazen, as you celebrate what makes you unique. BUT WAIT! Although everything I just said is true, I must add a caveat: You don’t necessarily need to be a freaky eccentric to honor your deepest, most authentic truths and longings.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some of my friends disapprove of cosmetic surgery. I remind them that many cultures throughout history have engaged in body modification. In parts of Africa and Borneo, for example, people stretch their ears. Some Balinese people get their teeth filed. Women of the Indigenous Kyan people in Thailand elongate their necks using brass coils. Anyway, Capricorn, this is my way of letting you know that the coming weeks would be a favorable time to change your body. APRIL FOOL! It’s not my place to advise you about whether and how to reshape your body. Instead, my job is to encourage you to deepen and refine how your mind understands and treats your body. And now is an excellent time to do that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I invite you to make a big change. I believe it’s crucial if you hope to place yourself in maximum alignment with current cosmic rhythms. Here's my idea: Start calling yourself by the name "Genius." You could even use it instead of the first name you have used all these years. Tell everyone that from now on, they should address you as "Genius." APRIL FOOL! I don't really think you should make the switch to Genius. But I do believe you will be extra smart and ultra-wise in the coming weeks, so it wouldn't be totally outrageous to refer to yourself as "Genius."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your body comprises 30 trillion human cells and 39 trillion microbial cells, including the bacteria that live within you. And in my astrological estimation, those 69 trillion life forms are vibrating in sweet harmony with all the money in the world. Amazing! Because of this remarkable alignment, you now have the potential to get richer quicker. Good economic luck is swirling in your vicinity. Brilliant financial intuitions are likely to well up in you. The Money God is far more amenable than usual to your prayers. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit. But I do believe you now have extra ability to prime your cash flow.

Homework: What’s the best blessing you could give someone right now?

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The Gut-Brain Connection Clues for greater mental and emotional well-being

While we might think of only seeing a mental health professional for issues related to thoughts, feelings, mood and emotions, our physiologic state of health also has a big impact on our mental and emotional well-being. Some medical conditions are well known to contribute to mental and emotional issues — hypothyroidism causing depression, some infections or autoimmune processes contributing to anxiety or obsessive and compulsive thinking, or head injuries leading to mental health issues, to name a few. But less commonly do we think about addressing digestive health problems, for example, as a strategy to help improve depression or anxiety.

Research and clinical evidence continue to illuminate the connections between physiologic and metabolic health and the health of our brain. It makes sense, as the brain is a very energy-hungry organ, con suming about 20% of the energy of our entire body, and relies on the health of the rest of the body for optimal nutrition and hormone balance. The functioning of the mitochondria, the machinery of our cells that creates energy, requires both proper nutritional input and enough oxygen to function well, and if these are not optimally available, it will compromise brain health and function. A growing body of doctors and researchers are drawing connections between mitochondrial function and mental health.

The state of health of the digestive system may be even further “upstream,” having a tremendous impact on many areas of mental health. One piece of this has to do with levels of inflammation present in the gut. If the digestive tract is chronically irritated and inflamed it will lead to inflammation elsewhere in the body, including the brain, and can contribute to brain fog, low energy, anxiety and depression. This inflammation can be the consequence of a poor diet —too much sugar, alcohol and other pro-inflammatory foods. It can also be the result of more serious auto immune illnesses like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, both understood to contribute to mental health concerns.

Neurotransmitters that were at one time thought to be only associated with brain function are now understood to be a huge part of the function of our digestive systems. In fact, the majority of the body’s serotonin production

occurs in the gut, not the brain. Additionally, dozens of other neurotransmitters are active in the gut, and the connections between the brain and gut are so extensive, that the gut has been referred to as the “second brain.” While many of these neurotransmitters are affecting digestive system function, there is also a tremendous amount of communication between the gut and brain, impacting mood, thinking and emotional well-being.

Much of this physiologic activity is mediated also by the landscape of microorganisms that live commensally in our gut. This ecosystem, referred to as the microbiome, is so vast that it is estimated we have 10 times as many microbes in our gut than we have human cells in our entire bodies. Research over the last couple of decades continues to confirm that the balance or imbalance of this complex microflora has major implications for our health, our immune systems, optimal digestion, synthesis of neurotransmitters and the functioning of our brain.

Studies have demonstrated that certain strains of Lactobacillus (beneficial gut microorganisms or probiotics) for example, can help to increase the production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms fear and anxiety. Other strains of beneficial probiotic microbes like Bifidobacterium are being shown to alleviate symptoms of depression. The degree to which the gut microbial ecosystem is impacting brain health, mood, emotions and cognition is so profound that the term “psychobiotics” is now found in the scientific literature — literally meaning probiotic microbes that affect our psyche.

While seeking help from therapists, psychologists and other mental health pros is obviously very important, a complete approach to mental health also means a thorough conversation with your holistically minded doctor about physical health. Addressing issues of gut flora imbalances, and sources of GI irritation and inflammation can be a very important part of the puzzle, addressing issues like anxiety and depression, helping to improve mood, emotions and cognition.

—Joshua Phillips, ND is a naturopathic physician and director at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center in Bend. This article is not intended as medical advice, but for informational purposes only.


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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
www SkjersaaGroup com 5 41.3 83 14 26 1 033 NW Newpor t Ave Bend, OR 97703 Skjersaa Group | Duke Warner Realty Oregon Real Estate Licensees MODERN CRAFTSMAN IN DISCOVERY WEST 3178 NW CELILO LANE Abundant light and vaulted ceilings welcome you to this new 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 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 PANORAMIC AWBREY BUTTE VIEWS 3240 NW METKE PLACE One of the few remaining vacant Cascade mountain view lots in the coveted Awbrey Butte neighborhood. The property is elevated and the 0.74 acre size offers considerable privacy from nearby homes. OFFERED AT $485,000 LUXURY HOMESITE IN WESTGATE 62333 MCCLAIN DRIVE 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 Terry Skjersaa Principal Broker, CRS Jason Boone Principal Broker, CRIS Greg Millikan Broker BEAUTIFUL BRASADA RANCH VIEWS 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. OFFERED AT $219,000 Geoff Groener Licensed Broker 541.390.4488 Your Coastal Connection “ Geoff's knowledge of the coastal market and specific neighborhoods made it easy for us to find the perfect second homejust steps to a beautiful beach! - Pete & Erin Beck EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. ALL BROKERS LICENSED IN OREGON. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. REAL ESTATE ADVERTISE IN OUR REAL ESTATE SECTION ADVERTISE@BENDSOURCE.COM FIND YOUR PLACE IN BEND & 541.771.4824 ) Otis Craig Broker, CRS Here to help you find your home in Central Oregon Autumn Wirth Real Estate Broker (541) 678-1662 50 SW Bond #1 Bend, OR 97702


Welcome to the Neighborhood!

How to choose what’s best for you in Bend, Oregon

Bend is a beautiful town known for its stunning natural scenery, vibrant culture and year-round outdoor activities. Whether you’re relocating for work or simply looking for a change of scenery, choosing the right neighborhood can be a daunting task. To help you make the best decision, here are some tips for choosing a neighborhood when moving to Bend, Oregon.

Research the neighborhoods.

You may want to be able to walk or bike to work and school. Or being close to a trail or dog park might be important. Are you looking for a neighborhood filled with kids and families? Or do you prefer a quiet street with lots of privacy? These are all important factors to consider when beginning your home search in Bend. I suggest sitting down with your real estate professional, a map, and your list of wants and needs. You can get a feel for where things are located and begin to narrow down.

Consider your lifestyle.

If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking or skiing, then you may want to look at a neighborhood with easy access to Mt. Bachelor and the river trail. If you prefer a more urban lifestyle, then you might want to consider living close to Downtown Bend or the Old Mill District, where you can walk to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Are you interested in gardening or having a few chickens? If so, you’ll need to understand the bylaws in certain neighborhoods as some are stricter than others.

Think about commute times.

Commuting in Bend is typically very easy, although locals are likely to

disagree as our population has grown. And while traffic has increased, you’d be hard-pressed to find a commute longer than 25 minutes no matter where in town you are traveling. Still, you may want to be close enough to your work or school to minimize your commute time, whether that’s by car or bike. We’d suggest practicing the commute from your selected neighborhoods at different times of day and week. That way you will know just what to expect.

Look for amenities.

In Bend, there are a few mixed-use communities like Northwest Crossing and Discovery West that offer proximity to parks and dog parks, businesses, schools and restaurants. If exercise and/or sports facilities such as tennis or pickle ball are important to you, make sure you know what is offered in the area you are considering. Some neighborhoods offer easy access to community gardens which is a very nice feature should you be interested in gardening but lack the yard space.

Check out the schools.

Luckily, Bend has several highly rated schools in the Bend-La Pine Schools district. There are also several alternative schools and private schools to choose from. Be clear what school is connected to the neighborhood and then do your research.

Talk to the locals.

Ask your coworkers, friends and real estate professional about their experiences living in different neighborhoods. They can give you insight into what it’s really like to live there and help you make an informed decision.

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Photos and listing info from Central Oregon Multiple Listing Service HOME PRICE ROUNDUP << LOW 18954 River Woods Dr., Bend 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,876 square feet; 1.01 acres Built in 1993 $459,900 Listed by Gary Everett & Joan Steelhammer, RE/MAX Key Properties MID >> 1921 NW Monterey Mews Lane, Bend 2 beds, 3 baths, 1,396 square feet; 0 acres Built in 2018 $750,000 Listed by Selena McNeill, RE/MAX Key Properties << HIGH 1703 NW Remarkable Dr., Bend 5 beds, 4 baths, 6,052 square feet; .79 acres Built in 2003 $3,200,000 Listed
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$6,950,000 | 4 BD | 6.5 BA | 5,824 SF

• Built by renowned Norman Building & Design

• Sited on over 11 acres in The Highlands

• Private courtyard entry, fenced garden

• 5-car garage, 35’ RV garage, covered patio

• Salt water pool, koi pond, water feature

Sandy & John Kohlmoos | Brokers 541.408.4309 |

MLS# 220155577


$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

Nicolette Rice | Broker 541.241.0432 |

MLS# 220160726


$1,295,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,760 SF

• Custom finishes, thoughtful design Spacious primary suite w/spa-like bath

• Vaulted bonus with turreted alcove Wraparound deck, greenhouse, sauna

• Nearly 1 acre, backed by preserve

Kevin Laue | Broker 503.502.4701 |


MLS# 220160980


$1,250,000 | 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,403 SF

• Overlooking Deschutes River & Old Mill Acacia Wood Floors

• Stone Gas Fireplace Wood wrapped windows

• Elevator to each level

Kira Camarata & Lisa Lamberto | Brokers 541.610.6967 |


MLS# 220160661


$880,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,478 SF

• Open great room with warm wood accents

• Vaulted ceiling with flexible loft area

• Main level bedroom and full bath

• Just one lot away from National Forest

• Excellent location in Black Butte Ranch

Kevin Laue | Broker 503.502.4701 |


$825,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,577 SF

• Stunning Cascade Mountain views One-of-a-kind single level home

• Beautiful remodel, open concept living Spacious primary with curated bath

• 2nd detached garage with RV bay

Kevin Laue | Broker 503.502.4701 |

MLS# 220160610


$599,900 | 3 BD | 3 BA | 1,815 SF

• Practically new end-unit townhome

• Great room with tall ceilings

• Contemporary kitchen with center island

• Primary suite with large walk-in closet

• Close to parks, shopping and more!

Mollie Hogan | Principal Broker 541.408.6033 |

MLS# 220160303


$425,000 | 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,097 SF

• Well-maintained condo in ideal location

• Walking distance to downtown & trails

• Easy maintenance living with HOA

• Storage available & on site parking

• Wonderful second home or primary living

Wendolyn Cooper | Broker 541.350.9020 |

Realty | 541.383.7600

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