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The Governor’s announcement this week that counties with adult vaccination rates of over 65% would be able to see risk-level restrictions lifted was, as expected, like a weight lifted. Seeing vaccination rates tied to risk levels makes sense—and with Deschutes County having over 60% of its population vaccinated, it means the end may be in sight for us very soon. Meanwhile, some of Central Oregon’s more long-lasting issues remain. We touch on the desperation of prospective renters, and also neighbors working to avoid short-term vacation rentals in this week’s Feature story. On our Opinion page, we comment on the vitriol and outright fabrications baked into the current school board elections. And to offer some of the sweet side, a Source contributor tries every milkshake flavor at a longtime local drive-in for our Chow section. Here’s to the salty and the sweet of a slow return to “normal…” whatever that is…


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OPINION Conservative Candidates are Stoking Needless Fear about the “Critical Race Theory” Boogeyman in Schools. That’s Fake News.


t seems the entire community is talking about the current school board elections for Bend-La Pine Schools—a strange turn for a May election, which oftentimes is barely a blip on voters’ radars. While we have already commented on the disservice rendered to local voters when candidates opt not to engage in the non-partisan forums and interviews offered locally, it’s become clear that there’s something more concerning at work here. Pay attention to the choice of words of some of the candidates in the BLPS school board race and you’ll notice that they closely mimic the words used by other candidates in other races around the country. Coincidence? Nope. This is a coordinated effort to subvert the will and the trajectory of local politics in favor of fear-based national talking points that have no bearing on what is happening in our community. During their appearances on Fox News this month, candidates Wendy Imel, Maria Lopez-Dauenhauer and Jon Haffner used the terminology, “critical race theory” to try to describe what they erroneously believe is being taught in Bend-La Pine Schools. These candidates, along with candidate Gregg Henton, want you to believe that CRT is a guidepost and a waypoint that all teachers in the district are using—and that only they, these four school board candidates, can “save” our students from this indoctrination. Nonsense. Critical race theory is not being taught nor encouraged in Bend public schools—but by raising this issue, these candidates are actually introducing it to students, parents and community members who might not have otherwise even known what it is. The only reason that we are now having a community-wide discussion about critical race theory is because somewhere, some of the more conservative elements of our national body-politic have decided that this is the latest boogeyman plaguing schools nationwide. They’ve spread this fear far and wide across the nation, calling on far-right conservatives to sound the alarm. The call-to-arms being spread by this faction would be laughable if not for its total departure from the truth and the traction it is giving candidates, as some voters seem to be buying it hook, line and sinker. The four candidates touting this lie are banking on your ignorance and fear. Don’t let them cash in. These candidates have decided that far-right extremist news outlets such as

Fox News are their safe harbor—but it doesn’t take a genius to see how far off base national news outlets can be when they try to cover your own town. When Lopez-Dauenhauer and Imel appeared on Laura Ingraham’s show, they barely had a chance to get a word in edgewise, with Ingraham instead supplying them with most of what she assumed they wanted to say. Ingraham kicked off the segment by stating that Bend was “ultra-liberal”—an assessment that shows how little homework she and her producers actually did. When a city such as Bend, with a near-even split between Republicans, Democrats and non-affiliated voters, is painted as “ultra-liberal,” it shows the enormity of their assumptions. This is just a glimmer of the inaccuracies perpetuated when national outlets try to dip their toes into what should be local politics. But when it comes to these candidates, misstatements and shades of truth appear to be the name of the game. As zealous advocates of reopening schools—something we also advocated for—they’d like you to believe that BLPS school board chair Carrie Douglass dragged her feet in pushing for reopening. The truth is, Douglass was out front, being among those who signed an early letter to the governor— along with many local leaders—advocating for reopening. Also, schools are open. Without that as a main campaign promise, the four candidates had to resort to race-related fearmongering to get anyone to pay attention. But it’s easy to continue this lie and to perpetuate these myths when you have a one-way megaphone. By speaking only to national media, by only answering a paltry few written questions by a single local media outlet, and by largely relying on social media to spread their untruths, these candidates avoid the tough and more detailed questions that would come from people who actually know the area and know the issues, and who would ask the pointed questions that could force them to speak the truth. This past weekend, they even canceled an outdoor Q&A, organized by themselves, after the Central Oregon Peacekeepers said they’d attend. The candidates said they had been “threatened.” Accountability to your local community is not threatening. It’s reality. Elected officials serve locally and are accountable to local voters. By now, it should be abundantly obvious that Lopez-Dauenhauer, Imel, Haffner and Henton possess none of the local accountability that is required of an elected position.


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For heaven’s sake, forum participation should be the bare minimum of a

candidate’s participation. Forums are paeans to democracy, as they enable even poorly funded candidates to get their ideas out there. The current gang of 4 pandemic-deniers running for school board are richly endowed and-apparently--don’t feel the need to air their cockeyed views in a venue where they can be confronted by rationality. I guess they feel they can win with unanswerable mass mailings, TV spots, and appearances on the Fox News Channel. Happily, in Bend we still have retail politics in which voters can be reached individually and word of mouth can spread therefrom. —Foster Fell via bendsource.com You can’t claim to speak for the community if you refuse to speak with the community. Running a series of high-cost TV ads is a one-way conversation (aka a monologue), and gives a pretty clear indication of how you’d act if elected. Arrogant. —Gayle Stamler via bendsource.com Editor’s note: Each week, the Source Weekly posts a poll question on our website, asking readers to weigh in, and also to comment if they feel so inclined. Look for the poll question on the home page of our website, bendsource.com, and see the results of the poll published in Saturday’s edition of our daily newsletter, the Cascades Reader. Sign up for the Cascades Reader at bendsource.com/newsletters

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First, I will say I don’t read the Source much. It generally is too liberal for my taste.  But, occasionally I open it.  In an Opinion piece from a few months ago, the writer was discussing the falling Covid numbers and possible reasons. As a whole the article was informative. However, I take particular offense to the writer referencing “Bend’s privileged families” as those who sent their kids to private schools.  Sending one’s kids to a private school doesn’t mean you are privileged.  It means you value your kids’ educational experience above a bigger/nicer house, a nicer car, etc. I don’t imply that the private school experience is better or worse than public schools. I believe we have very good schools both public and private.  It is a personal choice.  However, to simply imply one is privileged because they made a choice is absolutely wrong. Most people I know who sent their kids to private schools made great sacrifices to do so. Most were not wealthy by any standards, most just made financial sacrifices that allowed them to have a choice in public vs private schooling for their children. It is these “privileged” comments that are further dividing the country, furthering the class envy we are seeing. It is the “privileged” comments and views that denigrate those who have worked hard, sacrificed and saved as a personal choice.  Not because of privilege.  Labeling like this does not unite this great nation. It only divides. —John L. Stolz

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Council sets policy and approves issues like this one. They are bound by law to approve it if it meets zoning and code--which this does. Should they choose to not green light it the developer can appeal to the state where the loser pays all the expenses. A council that would take that route would cost us millions and there still would be a development. The proposal as slated would be a massive improvement over what is there. Those that want to live on a course (this is baffling to me but not important) lose out but there isn't a guarantee in their purchase for there to be a golf course in their backyard forever. —Jim Roberts, via Facebook.com


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A Redmond hotel will soon become the city’s first year-round shelter thanks to funding from Project Turnkey, the statewide initiative to convert hotel and motels into housing By Hanna Merzbach


mid rising housing costs and stagnant wages, Central Oregon’s homeless population is growing, and shelter beds are in short supply. But, this June, at least 25 shelter beds will be added to the mix, as Bend-based nonprofit Bethlehem Inn uses state funding to convert a motel in Redmond. On April 27, Bethlehem Inn received a $2.7 million grant to acquire and convert Redmond’s 37-room Greenway Motel. The grant is a part of Project Turnkey, a $65 million statewide initiative to convert up to 20 hotels and motels into housing for people displaced by the 2020 wildfires or people who are homeless. The Redmond motel—one of 12 projects funded thus far—will shelter unhoused individuals and act as the city’s first year-round shelter. Bethlehem Inn is no stranger to the model of converting a motel into a shelter, which it did many years ago with

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experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon during the count. In Redmond, 52 people were homeless at the time. However, service providers say this is a vast undercount and more than 150 may be unhoused in the city. As Colleen Thomas, chair of the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition, explained: “From a service provider standpoint, we are definitely seeing an increase in homelessness, especially in Redmond.” Thomas said while Bend is still a hub for homeless communities, many individuals are drawn to Redmond because it’s more rural and “easier to hide.” Many Redmond campers live under the Juniper trees off of East Antler Avenue, where there’s city, county and Bureau of Land Management land. Every Friday, a team of service providers brings resources such as water, propane, meals and a shower truck to a gravel lot Courtesy Gwenn Wysling

The Greenway Motel, located on 517 Birch Ave. in Redmond, will open as Bethlehem Inn’s next shelter in mid- to late-July.

its Bend location in 2007. “We’ve seen that (this model) actually makes a lot of sense if you find the right location and the right facility,” said Gwenn Wysling, executive director of Bethlehem Inn. The nonprofit recognized the need for a similar shelter in Redmond, which currently only has a winter shelter, she said. The Redmond motel, located at 517 Birch Ave. will initially shelter 25 individuals, but when COVID-19 safety precautions are eased, it will house as many as 90 people in bunkrooms. And, like Bethlehem Inn’s Bend location, the new shelter will be high barrier. All residents must pass drug and alcohol tests prior to and during their stay, and they must participate in a five-week case management program that connects them with permanent housing and other resources throughout the region. According to the 2020 Point-inTime Count, nearly 1,000 people were

near these camps. The effort is led by Jericho Road, which provides hot meals and other assistance in Redmond, along with St. Vincent de Paul, Mosaic Medical and Choices Recovery Services. Bob Bohac, the Jericho Road outreach coordinator, said the new high-barrier shelter in Redmond is “one of the needed pieces of the puzzle,” but the city is still in need of a low-barrier shelter and a tiny home village, both of which the organization is working to open in the coming year or two. In both of these low-barrier options, residents wouldn’t have to take drug and alcohol tests upon entry. “We believe that it’s much easier to help those individuals if they have safe and secure shelter first, before requiring them to be clean,” Bohac said. Regardless, service providers see the Project Turnkey-funded shelter as one sign that momentum is building in

Like at Bethlehem Inn’s Bend location, residents at the former Greenway Motel in Redmond will get three meals a day.

Central Oregon to address homelessness. According to Thomas, with the Homeless Leadership Coalition, city and state leaders are no longer “turning a blind eye” to these issues. “At any point that we have an opportunity to increase capacity for shelter beds is a huge win,” Thomas said. “(Project Turnkey) is something that allows communities to really look at what is already in existence and (ask) how do we leverage that to support some of our most vulnerable individuals.” The City of Bend also applied for Project Turnkey funding to open its first low-barrier shelter. On May 5, a month after scrapping plans to convert a Third Street Motel due to feasibility concerns, city councilors agreed to consider two other northeast Bend motels: the Rainbow Motel on Franklin Avenue and the Bend Value Inn on Division Street. The

city is waiting on appraisals for both motels, and, on May 19, will choose one for which to pursue funding, according to Carolyn Eagan, the city’s director of Economic Development. Eagan admitted that since the city had to restart the funding process, there’s a good chance it will miss out on Project Turnkey funding, since the grants are competitive and must be allocated by the Oregon Community Foundation by June 30. Still, Eagan emphasized that the City of Bend is dedicated to opening a low-barrier shelter and could potentially find other funding sources. “We know that the camps are popping up, and we know that they are infringing on basic commerce within the city,” she said. “So, we are all-handson-deck, pedal to the metal. Our heart is in finding some solutions to this community need.” Courtesy Bob Bohac

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Noticias en Español Un hotel de Redmond pronto se convertirá en el primer albergue de la ciudad abierto durante todo el año gracias a los fondos del proyecto Turnkey


n medio del aumento del costo de vivienda y el estancamiento salarial, la población de personas sin hogar de la zona Centro de Oregon está en aumento y las habitaciones disponibles en los albergues escasean. Pero este mes de junio, se agregarán por lo menos 25 habitaciones ya que Bethlehem Inn, organización sin fines de lucro ubicada en Bend, utiliza fondos estatales para convertir un motel en albergue en Redmond. El 27 de abril, Bethlehem Inn recibió una subvención de 2.7 millones para adquirir y adaptar las 37 habitaciones del motel Greenway de Redmond. La subvención forma parte del proyecto Turnkey, una iniciativa estatal de $65 millones de dólares, para convertir hasta 20 hoteles y moteles en viviendas para personas desplazadas por los incendios forestales de 2020 o para personas sin hogar. El motel de Redmond – uno de 12 proyectos financiados hasta la fecha– refugiará a personas sin hogar

y será el primer albergue abierto durante todo el año. Bethlehem Inn no es ajeno a convertir un motel en un albergue, lo cual hicieron hace muchos años con su primer espacio en Bend. El motel Redmond, ubicado en 517 Birch Avenue, al principio albergará a 25 personas, pero cuando las medidas de precaución y seguridad de COVID-19 disminuyan, se albergará hasta 90 personas en literas. Y como Bethlehem Inn de Bend, el nuevo albergue será clasificado de altas barreras. Esto quiere decir, que todos los residentes deben pasar exámenes de drogas y alcohol antes y durante su estancia, y deben participar en un programa de administración de casos de cinco semanas el cual los enlaza con recursos de vivienda permanente y con otros recursos en la región. Según el conteo 2020, cerca de 1,000 personas vivían desamparadas en la zona Centro de Oregon durante el conteo. En Redmond, 52 personas estaban

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sin hogar durante ese momento; sin embargo, los proveedores de servicios dicen que este es un conteo muy bajo y más de 150 personas pueden estar sin hogar en toda la ciudad. Como explicó Colleen Thomas, presidenta de la Coalición de Liderazgo para Personas sin Hogar de la zona Centro de Oregon (Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition): “Viendo las cosas como proveedor de servicios, definitivamente estamos viendo un aumento de personas sin hogar, especialmente en Redmond.” Thomas dijo que mientras que Bend sigue siendo un foco para las personas sin hogar y a muchas de las personas les atrae Redmond ya que es una ciudad más rural y es “más fácil para esconderse.” Muchos campistas de Redmond viven bajo los árboles de enebro (Juniper), por la calle East Antler Avenue, donde se encuentran terrenos de la ciudad, el condado y la oficina de administración de tierras. Cada viernes, un grupo de apoyo provee recursos como agua, gas propano, alimentos y un camión con regadera, en un terreno con grava cerca de estos campamentos. La labor está encabezada por Jericho Road, que proporciona comidas calientes y otra ayuda en Redmond, junto con St. Vincent de Paul, Mosaic Medical y Choices Recovery Services. Bob Bohac, el coordinador de extensión de Jericho Road, dijo que el nuevo



Locked and Unloaded

Gun safety bill passes Oregon Senate, now on Gov. Kate Brown’s desk By Jack Harvel scaled back to include only educational institutions, the Portland International Airport and the Oregon State Capitol. “Suicides are increasing. Gun violence is increasing. A firearm that is not safely stored is a threat,” said Burdick. “Whether someone steals that firearm to do harm to another person, or a child is killed because they mistake a weapon for a toy, or someone in an acute mental health crisis accesses a gun – it’s a tragedy, and we can help prevent these tragedies. By passing Senate Bill 554 today, we help prevent these tragedies.” Some House and Senate Republicans had briefly tried to postpone the vote until late June, but were unsuccessful. “The bill is not about solving gun violence, but a generalized fear of guns at a time when more and more people need to defend themselves,” Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) told Oregon Public Broadcasting. “People were not given a fair chance to be heard with public hearings wrought with technical difficulties and scheduled at laser speed.” If the bill does go into law it can be challenged and go to a state referendum if opponents are able to gather enough signatures.

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enate Bill 554 passed the Oregon State Senate after the Oregon House of Representatives modified the text to add storage and safety requirements. The bill would change Oregon laws to allow school districts, public higher education institutions and a few other public buildings the ability to prohibit the carrying of firearms on their property, even if carried by someone with a concealed handgun license. “Gun violence is a public health crisis. We’ve lost far too many loved ones to shootings and today we took a meaningful step toward preventing these unspeakable tragedies,” said Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland), who introduced Senate Bill 554. The bill passed the Senate with a 17-7 vote. It requires firearms stored in the home to be in a gun safe, gun room or secured with a cable lock. Storage containers or cable locks are also mandatory when transporting a firearm. The bill also makes it mandatory to report a stolen firearm within 72 hours of noticing it’s missing. The original bill would have given local governments discretion in banning guns in their public buildings, but was

A bolt lock is one of the methods of safe storage approved by the Oregon Legislature in Senate Bill 554. Guns can also be stored legally in gun safes and gun rooms.

End of Risk Levels Ahead

Oregon to remove capacity limits and county risk levels—if vaccinations reach 70% By Jack Harvel


ov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Oregon will stop using county risk levels and restrictions on capacity once the state reaches a vaccination rate of 70% or higher for Oregonians aged 16 and above. The governor said she believes the state will hit that target by late June if current trends continue. “Hospitalization rates have stabilized, our infection rates are on a downward

trajectory, and in the race between vaccines and variants, our efforts to vaccinate Oregonians are taking the lead,” Gov. Brown said during a press conference. “With daily vaccination rates reaching over 34,000 per day, we are certainly making headway against this virus, while we know that daily vaccination rate may slowly decline in the coming weeks, this week we will celebrate that 2,000,000

Oregonians have received a first dose, more than half of our adult population.” The target of 70% wouldn’t be considered herd immunity, Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen said Tuesday, but would lower the spread and lethality enough that hospital capacity wouldn’t be threatened. Some mandates, like mask and distance mandates, may remain in place if still supported by the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention. Under the new plan, individual counties can opt in to the lowest risk categories if they reach a 65% vaccination rate, and submit a vaccine equity plan to the state that shows how they anticipate to vaccinate vulnerable populations. Deschutes County has fully vaccinated 97,939 people thus far, just shy of half its total population but nearly two thirds of adults.

Room Tax Reconsidered

Council votes to move some tax funds supporting tourism advertising and strategy to tourism facilities instead By Jack Harvel


he transient room tax in Bend will soon be able to be spent on tourism-related facilities, expanding on its original function for tourism promotion. Most of the tax, 68.8% of it, goes to the City’s general fund where it contributes to roads, police and fire departments. The other 31.2% is currently restricted to a tourism fund that was responsible for advertising, strategic planning and operations for Visit Bend, the agency tasked with tourism

promotion. The change brings Bend more in line with state law on the allocation of tourism funds. “The state law is really clear in that the tourism-related facilities really have to be those that continue to attract visitors and tourists to your community or support new visitors that come to your community—they’re really specific about the types of facilities that can be used with these tourism funds,” Carolyn Eagan, director of Economic Development for

the City of Bend, said in a work session with the Bend City Council. Things like community centers, sports facilities and trailheads would be considered tourism-related facilities and could be supported with the transient room tax—the council has not yet discussed specific projects yet, and funds will be approved annually along with the Visit Bend business plan. “One of the real requests from the

industry is that the funds that are allocated to tourism-related facilities are allocated similarly to the way that tourism promotion funds are allocated so that it is the industry who is working to get the proposals for those tourism-related facilities and getting to prioritize those,” Eagan said. The transient room is a 10.4% tax levied on every night’s stay at a professional lodging company, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and Airbnbs.




Two Rentals Whether it’s raised your rent or your home value, the housing crisis in Central Oregon is palpable. These stories tell the tale of renters struggling to find housing—and how one group of neighbors fought back against short-term rentals. By Jack Harvel


end and all of Central Oregon have been in a housing crisis for years—a crisis that has only gotten worse as the pandemic unfolded. These are the stories of those seeking housing—or those looking to preserve the housing Bend does have. Not for rent Dwayne Tayles moved to Bend in 1968 when he was just six years old. He remembers graduating from Bend High School when the sign welcoming people to town listed a population of 9,500. He remembers -40 degree winters and hunting on land where there are now million-dollar homes. Nydonna Gibbs, his girlfriend, has what’s become a more typical origin story for Bendites: she moved here three years ago from Portland. Gibbs, originally from California, came to Bend to be closer to her mother and help her as she undergoes treatment for cancer. They have been living in hotels and motels together for the past seven months, searching for more permanent accommodations. “It’s expensive, or there isn’t anything available, or they want something that’s three times the income or is low income and we make too much, even though right now we’re pretty much doing that,” Gibbs said. “By the time you find something, it’s rented out, and for the average person with the application fees, it gets to be pretty spendy after a while.” Tayles until recently owned a home in Redmond, and rents out a property he owns in John Day, the small town in Grant

County, for $625 a month. Tayles has worked in asphalt maintenance for most of his life, though he’s also worked as a rodeo clown, parachuter and stand-up comedian. “I paved about every road in Bend,” Tayles said. “I still know my way around as Bend grows, and I’m a walking, talking GPS.” Gibbs lost her job at Wells Fargo during the 2008 financial crash and worked at a McDonald’s and most recently a Safeway to support herself and at times her family. Currently they are starting up their own asphalt maintenance company, with Tayles also doing jobs on Craigslist and either of them working for the motel where they live, in shuttling people to and from the Redmond airport. “I mean, we are struggling day to day. We’re slowly getting ahead because work is picking up, but for a while there was touch and go,” Gibbs said, “He works his butt off, and I had health issues so I took a step back from the position I have.” Gibbs and Tayles are just two stories of thousands of underserved renters in Bend. The motel they are staying at costs roughly $1,800 a month, slightly above the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment according to Zumper.com, a website that tracks apartment listings. “Without a doubt, Oregon and a number of states primarily in the West and East Coast have significantly underbuilt for the population that we have, and that we are gaining,” said Lynne McConnell, affordable housing manager for the City of Bend. American Community Survey data from the Census Bureau showed a

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Dwayne Tayles and Nydonna Gibbs stand in front of their room in the Redmond Super 8 Motel, where they’ve lived since December after moving from a different hotel.

deficit of 5,000 homes for people making $25,000 and under, McConnell said— which is about what someone working full time at the state’s minimum wage would make. Affordable rent for that income bracket, at one-third of income, would be just under $700 a month. “One cannot build housing in Bend right now for that price without subsidy. It’s just not possible,” McConnell said. “I feel that’s kind of a bold statement. Usually, as city staff we would be a little softer than that when we say things, but I feel very comfortable saying that.” With an average median income of $78,600 in 2019, according to the City of Bend Affordable Housing

Department, the cutoff to qualify for affordable housing is $64,300 for buyers and $48,240 for renters. “There’s a pretty broad swath of the population that actually qualifies for affordable housing. That doesn’t mean that we have an available unit out there in the market for them. That’s a different story,” McConnell said. There are many reasons that there are too few housing units to go around, from the high cost of developing land, growth and local preferences for single-family dwellings. “The demand has been high because we are one of the fastest-growing communities as a percentage of population

FEATURE in the last decade in the nation,” Damon Runberg, a regional economist for Central Oregon, said. “We’ve sort of put ourselves in a bit of a hole as far as just a supply demand mismatch. And it’s just a straight up housing unit mismatch.”

“There’s a pretty broad swath of the population that actually qualifies for affordable housing. That doesn’t mean that we have an available unit out there in the market for them.” —Lynne McConnell the work that’s ongoing right now.” Though there may be some light on the horizon, for many it may come too late. Tayles and Gibbs have applied to dozens of listings, attempting to gain housing through individual landlords, property management companies and even Facebook groups that connect people to local rentals. Though unsuccessful so far, they haven’t given up hope. “I’m thinking they have gotta have to change up and do some new pandemic rules and stuff, things will change, I have faith,” Tayles said. “And nothing says we have to live here in Redmond or in Bend.” The Battle for Tanglewood Back in October, the neighborhood of Tanglewood in southeast Bend received a letter from the City informing a home

ven, a neighbor, math teacher and head football coach at Bend High School. The neighbors, in the face of a shortterm rental changing the community, banded together to change their neighborhood’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R), the rules governing homeowners in a designated area. Shamberg, Craven and his wife Eris and neighbor Michelle Knowles mobilized the neighborhood to quickly change the CC&R to exclude Type 2 short term vacation rental permits, which are required by the City to host guests for over 30 days, before the permit deadline of Oct. 24. To block the permit, they would need two thirds of residents, or 29 homeowners, in the Tanglewood Phase 2 subdivision to have a notarized signature in opposition to the permit—and on short notice. Shamberg began by compiling Jack Harvel

A sign marks the entrance to the Tanglewood neighborhood, where neighbors were able to block the issuing of a Short Term Vacation Rental Permit.

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Jan Shamberg and Michelle Knowles stand outside of the garage where they gathered people around the neighborhood to get their signatures notarized to block a Type 2 vacation rental permit.

a list of neighbors with their email addresses and phone numbers. “We had essentially two and a half weeks to actually pull this together,” Shamberg said. “That was really difficult because I had a lot of information to find out during that time.” The four neighbors had to get creative to ensure they were successful. Rather than ask the neighbors to go and have their signature notarized, they brought a notary to the neighborhood. Volunteer residents drove people to Shamberg’s half-open garage to sign with the notary. “You guys did an amazing job of mobilizing this because as soon as you say lawyer, a lot of people don’t want to deal with the hassle,” Matt Craven told Shamberg and Knowles. “They know there’s going to be some expense, tracking down signatures with a notary. I mean, that all takes time, effort and let’s face it, it took some money. But I think that it’s going to be well worth the effort, the time and expense.” In the end Tanglewood didn’t just stop one STVR; neighbors have barred them from their neighborhood permanently. A flood of vacation rentals Bend has the fourth-most STVRs per capita in the United States, and a League of Women Voters Housing Study released this year estimated that 2.5-2.8% of all single-family dwellings in Bend were listed as STVRS. The study lists it as one of eight causes behind the housing crisis— though others aren’t convinced it’s a substantial factor in the matter. “Many of the short-term rentals, if they were not being rented as short-term rentals probably would not be rented at all. It’s not as though, if we have 1,000 short-term rentals, and if we made all short-term rentals illegal tomorrow, we would automatically have 1,000 houses available for long-term rentals,” said Carolyn Eagan, director of Bend’s Economic Development Department. Even if a portion of the STVRs were converted into long-term rentals, many would likely still be out of the price range of most Bendites, according to Eagan, or

would require multiple adults to share the home, bringing its own set of complications to neighborhoods. Eagan also pointed to how useful collecting transient room taxes from both hotels and STVRs are for the city’s budget. “Those houses when they are rented, if they’re being used as short-term rentals, do bring in transient room tax, and $7 million annually in transit room tax contributes to our police, fire and road budget,” Eagan said. Though beneficial to the city’s financial well-being, STVRs are often unpopular with the people who live near them and local landlords who rent long-term. “I actually want people who work in my community to be able to live here,” said Tamara Houston, a local who owns two long-term rentals. “I believe in that, but we live in a market economy, and there’s actually nothing that incentivizes landlords like me to rent to residents instead of tourists.” Many of the STVRs that are permitted happen without anything like what happened in Tanglewood. The time, effort and resources it takes to change the CC&R is significant, and in many neighborhoods it can go unaddressed or unnoticed. “The long and the short of it is you’re gonna have to invest some time and some money in this because you probably are going to have to hire a lawyer; you’re going to have to get support within the neighborhood,” Matt Craven said. “Then you’re going to have to beat deadlines, but if you have motivated people to do it, you can do it.” The whole affair also brought together the Tanglewood neighborhood, uniting exactly two thirds of them in a common cause. Shamberg, Knowles and the Cravens were in constant communication, giving updates on the process as it unfolded. “I sent around a letter afterwards saying, ‘we did it!’ Because it really did take everyone or almost everyone,” Shamberg said. “A friend of mine said the other day, ‘it takes a village,’ and I mentioned to her that we are the village.”


More supply Things are turning around on the development side, and 2020 saw more building permits issued than any year since the recession in 2008. Bend has taken a two-pronged approach to supplying affordable housing: First, offering subsidies for developers to offset costs so units can be rented or sold below market rates; second, trying to incentivize market decisions that meet community needs. “If you can build a triplex, the land cost is going to be the same whether you build a single-family home or a triplex. However, a triplex could split at cost three ways, whereas a single-family home has one household paying for it,” McConnell said. “That’s a lot more tricky to do; it takes a long time and isn’t always as noticeable, but that’s a lot of

that was on the market had applied for a Type 2 rental permit. If approved, it would have meant the five-bedroom home in the residential neighborhood would soon be listed on Airbnb and/ or VRBO; a rotating cast of characters coming through the neighborhood. “Everybody was pretty much in shock,” said neighbor Jan Shamberg, a former music producer for film and TV. “They were planning to sell for quite a high price, and a five-bedroom home for an Airbnb means party time.” Tanglewood is a close, quiet neighborhood where neighbors say they didn’t want the noise, unfamiliar faces and potential drag on property values that are sometimes associated with short-term rentals. Beyond that, they didn’t understand why a residential area, so far from the tourist destinations in downtown and Old Mill, was being converted into a vacation home. “In the city of Bend there are plenty of places to stay besides the Tanglewood neighborhood, which was never designed to be a playground for the West Coast,” commented Matt Cra-


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Naturalist Ethan Shaw explores the history of these two giant PNW creatures. Get a better understanding of why grizzly bears and bison no longer roam the high desert and beyond. Wed., May 12, 6pm. oregonwild.org/events/webcast-oregon-bygone-bison-range-grizzly-country. Free.



Piedmont Blues blend perfectly with Americana sounds for an evening of relaxing and upbeat sounds. Expect soulful and gritty vocals from this local band. Thu., May 13, 6-8pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. No cover.


Ring in spring with movement, music and ritual. Pete’s sounds sweetly set the scene for this workshop centered around sunshine, spring and community. Sat., May 15, 5:30-7pm. namaspa.com/ workshops. $20.






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Head down to the lawn for live outdoor music this week! Milo Matthews uses a drum pad and looping machine to provide an unbeatable one-man show! Thu., May 13, 6-8pm. 10 Barrel Brewing Co., 62950 NE 18th St., Bend. No cover.

A local country musician partners up with new and unique musicians for a fresh take on classic country tunes. Austin’s rich voice and relatability make any of his shows an unforgettable experience. Fri., May 14, 6:30-9:30pm. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. $10.




Enjoy some of the best musicians in the region at this outdoor venue with plenty of brews, good food and good company. Reid Bower, Anthony Fija and Trevor Martell share their incredible songwriting talents. Fri., May 14, 6-9pm. Bunk + Brew Historic Lucas House, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave., Bend. No cover.

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BUILDING A CHARCUTERIE BOARD SUNRIVER ART AUCTION & WINE EVENT This charcuterie-building class kicks off the Sunriver Women’s Club week-long wine and auction event. Sign up for this virtual class led by Market of Choice’s Specialty Cheese Steward Kasia Wilson. Then check out all the events throughout the week! Tue., May 18, 5:30-6:30pm. sunriverwomensclub.com. $25.




Discover remarkable insights into human use of Central Oregon from over 4,000 years ago. Dig sites deep in the lava tubes beneath Redmond have revealed tools and weapons from civilizations that existed centuries ago. Wed., May 19, 6-7pm. deschuteslibrary. org/calendar/event/61702. Free.


Bend’s new underground pub is kicking off the live music season with James Matt! Don’t miss out on this intimate evening in the pub. Sat., May 15, 5-8pm. The Cellar, 206 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. No cover.



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John Harvey’s Debut EP

“Second Chances” is a breezy collection of folk-pop tunes that tackle the complexities of love and relationships By Isaac Biehl


ohn Harvey has lived in Central Oregon for 10 years and has been playing music longer than that. Even with his years of being in bands (The Django Band duo, Jupiter and Teardrop) and knowing his way around an instrument or two, there are still things Harvey wants to accomplish. One was to release a solo project— which as of this past Friday, can now officially be crossed off the list. Titled “Second Chances,” Harvey’s debut EP holds five songs that hit the ears with moments of indie pop, folk and alt-country, making for a warm blend of genres. Even with a variety of tempos cast throughout the project, the overall vibe of the EP feels sunny— even on tracks like “Someday,” where Harvey slows things down and sings from the perspective of someone lost in a love daze. The cover even showcases some of last year’s sunflowers out at Harvey’s house; a perfect touch. You can hear Harvey having so much fun as he experimented in the studio. Even the instruments sound playful, on the title track, guitar and piano go back and forth with each other like they’re playing tag in the park. What started last September with Harvey pushing himself to try new things has turned into an experience he won’t forget. And while the EP is out, he tells me now that “the real work begins.” From marketing, to working on his second EP (a few demos are already in progress), and maybe even hitting the open mic circuit. Read our Q&A with Harvey below to learn more about “Second Chances.” Source Weekly: You’ve been playing music for a long time now, but this is your debut solo project. How does it feel to have that out? John Harvey: Friday when it came out, I was just so high from the fact that it was out—like, ‘I did this!’ It was just really cool. I’m just really proud of myself. I wrote, recorded, performed, and mixed it [the album]. I had never done that before. The discovery within the studio itself was a fantastic journey. SW: Your press release says, “Someday” was inspired by the movie “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” (a documentary about Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen). What drew you to that film and what about it inspired the song?

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JH: One, I’ve been a fan of Leonard Cohen—not that I’m like playing his music right now, but I’ve been a musician for a long time so I know about his work. Then, I belong to some online song circles, and we’ll write and give each other feedback. I had a line I was working on that says “I imagine you all alone, for me it’s easier that way.” And the feedback I got was that it was a killer kickoff line. That really set the tone for like, the feeling of longing. That song actually went through 10 rewrites or something. I kept the essence of that feeling—-that Marianne and he are lovers and he’s gone, but she still loves him. And he loves her too, but she’s waiting. I feel like either you can think she’s being super romantic and hopeful, or you think she’s being in denial. I kind of leave that up to the listener. SW: Are you planning on doing any live shows this summer? JH: I’m looking forward to seeing some live shows [laughs]. The Commons is open again for open mic and I always find those really valuable. They are great for feedback. I would see myself bringing some of these songs out and trying to reconnect with that community, but not like booking a gig or anything just yet. SW: Is there a song on the EP you’re particularly proud of? JH: I really like “My Love.” My friend said it had a Pink Floyd vibe, which is exactly what it does. It’s super fun to play and has a lot of guitar. You’ll hear the guitar in there, and it might sound processed, but it’s actually my tremolo. Then I’d stack that and layer that and play around with it. It’s just got a really cool vibe to it. Find “Second Chances” on all digital streaming platforms.




Tickets Available on Bendticket.com Courtesy Bill Keale

The Cellar - A Porter Brewing Company Live Music at The Cellar Swing by The

12 Wednesday & Baker Join us on the patio for live music with Barringer & Baker! Bob Baker is a wonderful improvisational violinist and longtime member of The Brian Odell Band out of Portland. Mark Barringer on guitar & vocals. 60’s - 90’s music. 6-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Brother Gabe’s Fireo-

nyx Feat. Ze Rox & MFG Brother Gabe’s Fireonyx Feat. Ze Rox & Mfg (AKA Nu-Elektrapod) @ Volcanic Theatre - Saturday May 15. 7:30pm. $10.

Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: Milo Matthews Join us on the patio for live music with Milo Matthews! Over the past 30 years, Milo has refined his one-man bass band technique and musicianship and perfected his skills in recording and producing. 6-8pm. Free.

13 Thursday 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub & Brewing Facility Live Music: Milo Matthews

Join us on the lawn for live music with Milo Matthews! By using a drum pad, effects pedal, and a looping machine Milo can provide his own rhythm, bass, keys, and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one man show. 6-8pm. No cover.

Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night at Bridge 99 Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! Please continue following local health and safety guidelines. . Free!.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Faisal Powerful, soulful voice, plays Indie, Country, Pop Aucoustic-very interactive with the crowd-takes requests-draws inspiration from Tyler Childers, Post Malone, can play a variety of popular music 5pm. No cover.

River’s Place The ABluestics Authentic Piedmont Blues and Americana music performed on Acoustic instruments with soulful and gritty vocals. 6-8pm. No cover. Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon! Come play Trivia with us at Silver Moon Brewing. Bring your friends, test your knowledge and compete for Silver Moon gift cards and prizes. 7-9pm. Free.

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16 Sunday River’s Place Sunday Brunch &Trivia Featuring brunch favorites, hot beverages, mimosas and brews too! Prizes to win, free to play. Noon-2pm. Free. River’s Place Milo Matthews By using a drum pad, effects pedal, and a looping machine Milo can provide his own rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one man show. Milo’s styles range from Jazz to blues, rock, pop, funk and even folk. 6-8pm. No cover. Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s

Bingo We host our famous bingo event every Sunday morning for good times and a chance to win some cold hard cash! 10am-1pm. Free.

17 Monday Bridge 99 Brewery Monday Night Trivia Now

playing Mondays (Thursdays, too!) - it’s live UKB Trivia. Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! 6-8pm. Free!.

18 Tuesday

Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House

High Desert Nights High Desert Music Collective Presents - Reid Bower, Anthony Fija and Trevor Martell share their incredible songwriting talents with The Yard at Bunk+Brew. 6-9pm. No cover.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Austin

Lindstrom Band Austin Lindstrom is a local country musician that partners up with unique musicians to create something new in country music. His rich voice, creative ability for writing, and personability with crowds make him an artist to remember. 6:30pm. $10.

15 Saturday Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy at

Craft Come down early and get dinner from their amazing menu. Featuring: Eric Oren, Kayla Maria, and Sharif Mohni.Special Guest: Ren. No tickets sold at the door and no standing room available. We follow all guidelines from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority. 21+. Strong content expected. 8-9:30pm. $30-$50.

Initiative Brewing Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond It’s UKB Trivia outdoors on the partially sheltered patio with gas fire pits. It’s free to play with prize cards to win! 6pm. Free.

19 Wednesday Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: Olivia

Harms Join us on the patio for live music with Olivia Harms! Traditional Country Singer/Songwriter based out of Oregon but splits time in Nashville 6-8pm. Free.

MUSIC The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-pro-

duced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: mikeficher@gmail.com. Free.

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Community Dance Break! Time for a break.... some lightness, joy, play, and connection in your day. Come dance! Be inspired by others, the music, the energy. No dance skills necessary....just a desire to enjoy a connected communal break....we need it! Be sure to register beforehand. Wednesdays, 12:30-12:40pm. Contact: 541-948-7015. soulinmotionbend@gmail.com. Free.

his early introduction into Hawaiian Music, Slack Key Guitar, Pop & Folk, Bill Keale’s smooth vocal style adds a special touch to audiences everywhere. Kiddos 12 and under are free! 6:30pm. $5. A Beatles tribute band that strives to make their sound as authentic as possible. You just won’t believe your ears! Always a blast! 4-6pm. No cover.

Bill Keale is performing this week and next around town. Catch him at General Duffy's in Redmond on Sat., May 15 at 6:30pm.

Silver Swans: Adult Ballet ClassThis is an

open level ballet-based class for 35+, where the instructor adjusts for all ages, abilities, and agility. Fridays, 8:45-9:45am. Through June 18. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. dance@abcbend.com. $56.

Soul in Motion Sunday Gathering Drop down from the commotion of your mind and be lead by your heart, hips, and feet in mindful movement and dance. Everyone welcome! Sundays, 6:307:45pm. Contact: 541-948-7015. soulinmotionbend@gmail.com. $20.

FILM EVENTS Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Every May, Asian American

and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates contributions and challenges faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander friends, family, and community members. Join us is a series of virtual events that highlight their stories and voices. Fri, May 14, 3:30pm, Sat, May 15, 3:30pm and Wed, May 19, Noon-1pm. Contact: cwalker2@cocc.edu. Free.

Retro Japanese Monster Movies Every

major blockbuster with a city-destroying climax would not exist without one genre that started it all: the Kaiju movie. Stay tuned for more information! Thursdays. Tin Pan Alley, Off Minnesota, between Thump and the Wine Shop, Bend. $30.

Takeout Tuesday w/ Classic B Horror Films! Takeout Tuesdays with Classic B-Horror

Films in Tin Pan Alley! We encourage you to stop by your favorite downtown dining spot for some takeout, then join us for an outdoor film screening! Tuesdays, 7:30pm. Through June 29. Tin Pan Alley, Off Minnesota, between Thump and the Wine Shop, Bend. $30.

ARTS & CRAFTS Amazing Animals Sticker Design Contest Local print production company, Car

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Prints from the Permanent Collection

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through June 26. Scalehouse Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend.

DIY - Monthly Jewelry Open Lab Full description at DIYcave.com. Mon, May 17, 6-9pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. info@diycave.com. $15. My Own Two Hands 2021: Holding Hope An online auction is an excellent way to offer the art that has been generously donated by local and regional artists, while also celebrating the tremendous talents of these artists. Please join us for this year’s virtual event! sistersfolkfestival.org/ my-own-two-hands. May 10-15.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Know Islands - Island Archaeology and the Anthropocene Examine ancient human impacts and future sustainability in this virtual presentation on the Pacific and Caribbean islands. deschuteslibrary. org/calendar/event/61621 May 12, 6-7pm. Free.

Know Islands - The Pig War: San Juan Islands in Conflict Hear the tale of a pig that

made the San Juan Islands part of the U.S. territory - and nearly led to a war. This interesting episode of Pacific Northwest history is told (humorously!) by Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham, Professor Emeritus of History. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61620 May 18, 6:30-7:30pm. Free.

Know Islands: Traveling the Mediterranean with Odysseus Author Scott Huler talks

Stickers is running a call for entries for original animal-themed Sticker Designs! T Submit your original art for a chance to win big! April 27-June 22, Noon-Midnight. Contact: 844-647-2730. designcontest@carstickers.com. Free.

about his journey retracing the footsteps of Odysseus across the Mediterranean. May 15, 2-3pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61687 Free.

Craven Road Art Show 6 Local Artists! Fresh

Discover remarkable insights into human use of the area over the last 4,000 years revealed by archaeological fieldwork at the Redmond Caves. May 19, 6-7pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/ event/61702. Free.

Bread-Abstract Art-Essential Oils-Moon Catchers-Home Decor! Support your local artisans! May 15, 11am-5pm. Craven Road Art Show, 40 SE Craven Rd, Bend. Contact: 5417284104. driftboat22@msn.com.

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Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: Barringer


Cellar, Bend’s new underground pub, for live music by James Matt. *Space is limited. Please follow all social distancing rules. 5-8pm. No cover.


CALENDAR Webcast: Oregon as Bygone Bison Range & Grizzly Country Naturalist Ethan



Shaw explores the history of two of the West’s most iconic species - the mighty American bison and grizzly bear - and their relationship to Oregon. oregonwild.org/events/webcast-oregon-bygone-bison-range-grizzly-country. May 12, 6pm. Free.

WORDS Call for Submissions: Central Oregon Book Project Central Oregon Book Project

is a collection of voices and stories from Central Oregon. The project was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in the fall of 2020, to honor the land and our stories within it. Must be about Central Oregon. April 1-May 31.

Mystery Book Club On May 19 we will discuss

Murder in Chianti by Camilla Trinchieri. Please visitroundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 19, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

Nonfiction Book Club On May 14 we will dis-

cuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 14, 1-2:30pm. Contact: 541-3066564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

Online Only: Writers Writing - Introduction to Nature Journals Using pencils and/or pens

Senior Day Visitors 65 and older are invited to

enjoy the Museum for free on this day. The Museum will also be open to the general public. RSVP strongly recommended. We will begin taking RSVPs for timed entry on Wednesday, April 28. May 12, 9am-5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@highdesertmuseum.org. Free.

Virtual Members’ Exclusive Series: Desert Scribes Do you love to write, but

need help finding the time or inspiration? Join Desert Scribes! In each of three sessions, Louise Shirley, Donald M. Kerr curator of natural history, will share inspiration from High Desert ecology. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30am. Through May 18. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@highdesertmuseum.org. Free.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

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

CASA Training to Be A Voice for Kids in Foster Care Free online training to become

and markers, quiet your mind and relax into the present moment by following guided drawing and journaling exercises based on the viewing of an item from nature introduced by the instructor. May 13, 6:30-8pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61658. Free.

a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a child in foster care in Central Oregon. RSVP is required. Prior information sessions available. We have children waiting today for you to be their CASA! Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm. Through May 22. Contact: 541-389-1618. training@casaofcentraloregon.org. $0.

Out of This World Book Club On May 12 we

Dogs for Heroes Benefit Concert Dogs

will discuss The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 12, 6-7pm. Free.

for Heroes Benefit Concert May 15, 4pm. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. $15.

RAB Middles Book Club On May 17 we will

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discuss A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer. (#1 in series). Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 17, 6-7pm. Free.

Zoom Author Event: The Elephant Doctor of India by Janie Chodosh “The

Elephant Doctor of India” brings the middle-grade reader into the heart of Assam, a remote land of tea plantations, paddy fields, and ancient forests, to tell the true story of the last viable population of Asian elephants and one man dedicated to saving them. Visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 13, 6-7pm. Free.

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

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

Jill of all trades? There’s everything from small engine, fencing, troubleshooting in a barn/rescue facility that require TLC repairs. Please call and leave a message. Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org.

Volunteer with Salvation Army The Salva-

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

GROUPS & MEETUPS A Course in Miracles A mind training for

seeing through the eyes of love rather than fear. We study and look at the obstacles to peace in your life. Contact: 760-208-9097 or lmhauge4@ gmail.com. Free.

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“Looking to Buy A Business? Meet The Experts!” The Transworld team of Oregon

Central is hosting an exclusive event to discuss the journey into entrepreneurship, how to make a career change, and follow your dream to become your own boss. May 12, 5-6:30pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-9209026. tworld.com/locations/oregoncentral/. Free.

Happy Hour in the Garden Drop in anytime

between 4-6 pm to lend a hand maintaining our garden, and enjoy cold bubbly beverages while you work. No experience or tools required, though if you like to use garden gloves please bring your own. Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Through May 25. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.

LandWatch Virtual Open House Join

us for an interactive evening and engage in discussion with the LandWatch team. Bring your ideas and vision and help us defend and plan for Central Oregon’s sustainable and livable future. May 12, 6-7:30pm. Contact: 541-647-2930 ext.807. caitlyn@colw.org. Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Amelia’s World Puppet Show Join Amelia

Airheart Monkey & Miss Hannah for a fun & uplifting interactive zoom puppet show! Message ACORN School of Art & Nature on Facebook to request the zoom link. Fridays, 4-4:15pm. Contact: facebook.com/acornartandnature/. Free.

Baby Ninja Classes Cuties (10 months - 24

months) plus an adult will bond and have a blast during this unique yoga and ninja warrior class! Tuesdays, 11-11:45am and Wednesdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99.

Born to Dance This Mommy and Me class

is a fun and engaging introduction to ballet for ages 2.5 to 4! Saturdays, 9:15-9:45am. Through June 19. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. dance@abcbend.com. $47.

Fantasy Ballet - An Online Ballet Class for 4 to 6 Yr Olds Dance in your own home with

a live, interactive teacher. Children are delighted to dance through all of the magical places while using their newly learned ballet steps. Mondays, 2:403:20pm. Through June 14. Contact: 541-382-4055. dance@abcbend.com. $89.

Foster Parent Orientation This two-hour

class covers the basics about being a foster parent and working with the Oregon Child Welfare program. RSVP to centraloregon.fostercare@dhsoha. state.or.us to register for this virtual class. Thu, May 13, 4:30-6:30pm and Thu, June 10, 4:306:30pm. Free.

Happy Hip-Hop Get moving with hip-hop class

offerings for 4 to 7 year olds! This vibrant class utilizes the latest dance moves for dancers to express their individuality to craft their own hip-hop style. Fridays, 2:50-3:35pm. Through June 17. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. dance@abcbend.com. $54.

Intro to LEGO Robotics Open to 2nd-3rd grad-

ers. Build a LEGO robot and program it to perform exciting missions. Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Through June 1. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $100, financial assistance available.

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

Explore the spring wildflowers of Central Oregon with guided and group hikes throughout the week from Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes-Canyon Area.

Kids Ninja Warrior Class Unique to Bend, your kids (age 6-10) will gain amazing abilities through obstacle course training, climbing and fitness conditioning, and team motivation in our Kids Ninja Warrior classes. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm and Thursdays, 5-6pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW

Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

Kids Ninja Warrior Half-Day Camp Dropoff the kids (age 6 - 12) on Wednesday afternoon’s after school for Half-Day Ninja Warrior Camps, they’ll get their energy out and their exercise in! T Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Through May 26. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

Mini-Ninja Classes Kids (ages 2 - 3) plus adult will have a blast during this upbeat movement class! Adults will enjoy doing yoga stretching and will learn to interact with their kids in an active and playful manner. Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15am. Through June 1. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. info.freespiritbend@gmail.com. $99 per child. Nano-Ninja Class Kids (age 4-5) will love

making ninja warrior buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills through obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing challenges in this 6-week series. Wednesdays, 5-5:50pm and Thursdays, 3:30-4:20pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.

Ninja Elite Class Kids (age 8 - 12) come increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Through May 25. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per child. Ninja Night It’s Parent’s Night Out- that’s right come drop off your kids (age 6 - 12) for 3 hours of fun in our super-rad indoor Ninja Warrior play space. Saturdays, 6-9pm. Through May 15. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $22 per kid. Teen Girls’ Empowerment Group Ages 1318. Connect with others and build mind-body-heart strength during these challenging times. IWed, May 12, 3:30pm and Wed, May 19, 3:30pm. Blissful Heart ~ Yoga Barn, 29 NW Greeley Ave., Bend. Contact: 928-864-7166. onalee@unfurlbecome. com. Sliding scale $160-$320. Teen Volunteer Club Join Camp Fire Central

Oregon’s high school volunteer club, Teens On Fire, where teens give back to their community by identifying a cause they care about and planning a service project to help address it. Sundays, 4-6pm. Through May 30. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. Sliding scale pricing $200-325.

The Youth Choir of Central Oregon Auditions YCCO is recruiting talented, enthusiastic

singers, grades 5-8 for the Debut Choir and highly motivated singers grades 8-12 for the Premiere Choir. To schedule a ZOOM audition, or for more information, call the YCCO office 541-385-0470 or visit ycco.org. Through June 30.

Virtual Candidate Forums - Special District Elections May 22, 2021 League of Women

Voters of Deschutes County and City Club of Central Oregon partner to host candidate forum videos. Send questions for the candidates via email to info@lwvdeschutes.org or info@cityclubco.org. Redmond and Bend-La Pine school districts with English to Spanish translations. April 22-May 18, 5:30-7pm. Free.

FOOD EVENTS Join La Pine A La Cart Calling all foodies, master chefs and more. This is a great opportunity for a new or favorite food cart or even a mobile vendor. If you are interested joining the lot, call Denny at 541-706-1965. La Pine A La Carte, 51555 Morrison St, La Pine. Kriselle Cellars Wine Tasting Virtual Join

Scott Steingraber, Owner & Winemaker and Nora Lancaster, Wine Director of Kriselle Cellars as they guide you on a tasting through three of their award winning wines. May 19, 7-8pm. Contact: srwcartauction@gmail.com. $110.



Market of Choice-Building a Charcuterie Board Virtual Class Sign up

for a virtual charcuterie class. Market of Choice, Specialty Cheese Steward, Kasia Wilson will offer a ticketed zoom event. May 18, 5:30-6:30pm. Contact: 541-580-9841. srwcartauction@gmail.com. $25.

Vineyards as they share the history of developing the Oregon wine industry, continued collaboration and the art behind the blend, winemakers passion. Wine Guide: Duska Jensen, Senior Wine Ambassador, Willamette Valley Vineyards. May 18, 7-8pm. Contact: 541-580-9841. srwcartauction@gmail.com. $160.

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

Tuesdays are Locals’ Day. Every Tuesday enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Tuesdays. Cross Cut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.

Crux Fermentation Brew Day! An opportunity to witness the sights and sounds of the brewing process and have the chance to talk to a brewer about the beer he’s brewing. This Wednesday we’ll be brewing Currantly Crazy #3 and a black IPA. May 12, Noon-5pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler

fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

Locals’ Night We offer $3 Pints of our core lineup beers and $4 pours of our barrel aged beers all day. Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.

3-5 miles. Stay afterward for a drink and food. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Cross Cut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend. Free.

Redmond Running Group Run All levels

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

AdventurUs Women Escape

All-inclusive outdoor weekends created by women for women. May 13, 4pm. LOGE Entrada @ Bend, 19221 Southwest Century Drive, Bend. $1,749-$1,998.

Alder Springs Trail to Whychus-Deschutes Confluence Hike Scenic hike

includes views of cliff towers, wading across Whychus Creek, and ponderosa pines at Whychus Creek-Deschutes River confluence. May 18, 8am. Forest Service Road #6360, Forest Service Rd 6360, Sisters. Free.

Crooked River National Grassland Nest Box Trail Hike On this easy two mile hike, we

will monitor eight bluebird and two kestrel nest boxes. We may see nests, eggs, and nestlings. May 16, 8am. Peninsula Road North of Crooked River Ranch, Peninsula Road, Terrebonne. Free.

Girls AllRide Junior Shredder Four Week Camp The goal is to work on skills and

get out for fun rides each week. Girls Ages 9-13. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Through May 26. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: cierra@ladiesallride.com. $175.

Gray Butte Wildflower Hike Gray Butte

ing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

Monkless Belgian Ales & 10 Barrel Brewing Collaboration Beer Release

Grit Clinics: Beginner/Intermediate Skills We’ll begin by dialing in our bike setup and

Dubbel Barrel was created by taking the 2020 GABF gold medal winning best Belgian Abbey Ale, Dubbel or Nothing, and then aging it gently in apple brandy barrels for 10 months. May 18, Noon-9pm. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6760. aaron@monkless.com.

ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will

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

The Big Butte Challenge Between March 20

and May 31, participants hike or run each butte, on their own schedule, using GPS tracking to submit times to the virtual results portal. March 20-May 31. $20 per race.

CORK Saturday Long Run We will meet out-

side Thump Coffee on York Dr. in Northwest Crosssing. Feel free to run or walk whatever “long” means to you! Saturdays, 9am. Through Aug. 28. Thump Coffee - Downtown, 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend.



offers an opportunity to see middle elevation native wildflowers not found on the Deschutes and Crooked River canyon trails. May 15, 9am. Rimrock Springs Wildlife Management Area Trailhead, 4000 SE Madras-Prineville Hwy, Madras. Free.

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CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from

body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@gritclinics.com. $75.

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

dates): We’ll practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we’re all dizzy with progression! Jumping (even dates): We’ll start by practicing fundamental skills in grass that lead to jumping, then take it to small jumps. Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@ gritclinics.com. $75.

Grit Clinics: Happy Hour Trail Ride ‘N Skills We’ll tackle jumps and corners on Whoops,

technical climbing and descending on Funner, swooping descents on Tiddlywinks and more! Fridays, 4-6pm. Phil’s Trailhead, Skyliner Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@gritclinics.com. $75.

Grit Clinics: Skills & Ride Join us for three

hours of skill-building fun while you take your riding to the next level! Sundays, 10am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@gritclinics.com. $99.

Get a new perspective on yoga with Free Spirit's Yoga Wall Series, Tuesday mornings through May 18.

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

to mountain biking! In just two hours, you’ll feel more confident setting up your bike, shifting, braking, and navigating small trail obstacles after instruction from the skilled coaches at Grit Clinics. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541728-7878. info@gritclinics.com. $75.

Sunset Roller Skating & Skateboarding Session Come roll into your Friday and Saturday

evenings at The Pavilion. Fridays, 6pm and Saturdays, 6pm. Through May 22. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Dr, Bend. $3-$7.

Volunteers needed! New Volunteer Ori-

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

HEALTH & WELLNESS Balance, Strength & Mobility Program

Bend Council on Aging is sponsoring Fallproof™ Balance and Mobility training. An evidence-based multi-dimensional and multi-sensory balance, strength, and mobility training program. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30am. Through July 6. SNAP FITNESS, 1310 SE Reed Market Rd #130, Bend, OR 97702, Bend. Contact: 541-749-8376. info.spiritedbalance@gmail.com. Free.

Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a full

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Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure The Brazilian art form of Capoeira presents opportunities to develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm, and language by tapping the energy of this rich cultural expression and global community. Text 541-678-3460 for location and times. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 6pm. $30 intro month. Coaching Group Build your dream life while connecting to a supportive, motivating community.

Led by Diana Lee, Meadowlark Coaching. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Contact: 914-980-2644. meadowlarkcoaching@yahoo.com. $15-25.

Healing Justice Collective Quarterly Meeting HJC quarterly meeting May 13, 4pm. 937

NW Newport Ave, 937 Northwest Newport Avenue, Bend. Free.

In-Person Yoga at LOFT Wellness & Day Spa Tuesdays: Vinyasa with instructor

Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Thursdays: Foundation Flow with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-6pm. Loft Wellness & Day Spa, 339 SW Century Drive Ste 203, Bend. Contact: 541-690-5100. info@loftbend.com. $20.

Salutations to the Sun with Petit Davina & Pete Kartsounes Celebrate Spring

and Salute the Sun in the fun free-floating journey of yoga and live music with Pete Kartsounes. May 15, 5:30-7pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5551. namaspayoga@gmail.com. $20.

Sexual Abuse Support Group Confidential support group for women survivors of sexual abuse. Call or text Veronica at 503-856-4874. Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Through June 29. Free. Tai Chi for Health™ created by Dr. Paul Lam This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact: 541-389-5015.

Teen Yoga Series Explore yoga, breathing, sound healing, meditation & journaling to encourage a peaceful and happy life. Wednesdays, 3:304:30pm. Through June 9. Contact: 541-550-8550. namaspayoga@gmail.com. Free. Yoga Wall 4-Week Series Join us at Free

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How do you keep your spirits up? What are your secrets? By Burt Gershater

Now, we are home! I am generally a happy guy and when you and I meet someday, I think you’ll agree. A deeply felt smile is more common than not. Don’t get me wrong, my life is not all roses by a long shot. Still, people often ask, “Burt, how do keep your spirits up? What are your secrets?” I am always honored to respond to this question. And there is always a pause between their request and my answer. Often a long pause. I am touched; tears find their way to my eyes. There are few words for this feeling but in the moment, we both feel it. The answers are related to the first part of this message. It’s about warmth, rituals, breath, fire and gratitude. All these are part of the answer to, “Burt, how do you keep your spirits up?” Before I answer, I ask, “How do you?” Let’s imagine we’re sitting around the wood fire, brothers and sisters, friends, a family, all of us pondering this soul-deep question. We are no longer separate. I am no longer only me. You are no longer only you. We are One—pondering, sharing, learning, supporting. Take a breath. We are in this together… • Regular gratitude goes to the very top of my list. Every free, conscious


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moment I try to remember to be thankful. I awaken with gratitude. Go to sleep with gratitude. Eat with gratitude. Light my fire with gratitude. My favorite wisdom is: Gratitude is simply an acknowledgment of reality and ingratitude is a denial of reality. That’s a big one! • Vibrant movement at least six days a week. My dad taught me that. He worked out twice a day and passed it on to me. Dance, mountain bike, cross-country ski, chop wood, hike, lift a few weights. I always feel better after moving this old body. • Regular breathing into my belly. The first word in the dictionary under spirit is usually breath. Imagine that. It’s magic. True magic. • Give charity. Somehow, that always works. The giver receives as

much as the receiver, usually more. I was once exhorted by a wise teacher to “give till it hurts!” I do my best to follow his words. • Lashon Hara is a law in the Judaic tradition and literally means bad talk about someone. It used to be a natural part of my everyday life. Gossip ultimately hurts three parties, the speaker, the listener and the one spoken about. My life is noticeably brighter since decreasing this old habit. We must tend to our own fire from sunrise till sunset, every day of our lives. What a beautiful, rewarding task we have been given. Take good care! —Burt Gershater is a counselor, leadership trainer, speaker and writer. He can be reached at info@burtgershater.com

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Two locals while away the pandemic in sweet bliss at a Bend drive-in


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hen quarantine sent us all home last year, my husband Ian and I decided our one outing each week would be Friday night dinner at Dandy’s Drive-In. Ian grew up in Sisters and I’m from Prineville and Dandy’s is our 1970s comfort food. It’s also the perfect spot during a global pandemic because you’re in an airtight car and only need to roll the window down far enough to let the food in. After months of staring up at the milkshakes menu board, I had a brilliant pandemic idea. “I know,” I said a little too excitedly to Ian. “Let’s try ALL of the Dandy’s shakes!” Ian agreed. “Why not? What else are we doing?” he said. Week after week, we made our way through the board. On our drive there, we made predictions on who would like that night’s shake more. We took each tasting seriously, sipping the shakes before eating, slurping them between burger and onion ring bites, enjoying them as dessert. We discussed the pros and cons. Phones were left at home. It was a touchstone event each week during the most bizarre year of our lives. Thank you, Dandy’s. You are even dearer to us now than before. Results! Vanilla, Chocolate: We knew these standards were good already and we were happy to start with them. We’ll keep coming back to the old reliables. I give the edge to vanilla; Ian to chocolate. Nicole Vulcan

Servers still deliver the food on roller skates—but mind you, they only take cash or checks.

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Dandy's has a shake menu so big you can spend an entire pandemic checking it out. Pictured here is the classic chocolate shake and the root beer shake—like a mixed-up root beer float. Yum.

Strawberry: It was a good shake in the off-season, and it’s a great shake when you can get it with fresh strawberries in late spring/early summer. Cherry: Only order if you are truly a cherry person. Blueberry, Blackberry: We liked

to Ian. “I get it,” he said. Orange: We were excited to try this one because we thought it was going to taste like a creamsicle. It doesn’t really – but Ian liked it anyway. Peanut Butter: Our carhop told us

We discussed the pros and cons. Phones were left at home. It was a touchstone event each week during the most bizarre year of our lives. blackberry better than blueberry. But raspberry the most. Caramel: Like most Americans, I love anything caramel. This was one of my favorites. Butterscotch: You forget about butterscotch because you stop at the caramel option right above it, but butterscotch was awesome, too. Felt almost umami. In the top for both of us. Coffee: Ian is a truck driver and weirdly hates coffee. Even weirder, he loved this milkshake. Mocha: Get the coffee. Oreo: We both thought we were going to love this one, but the Oreo pieces are too small. Pineapple: We both thought we were going to hate this one – and we loved it. Never bet against island drinks. Marshmallow: One of my surprise favorites! It kinda has a toasted s’mores vibe – which I said about 10 times

this is a popular flavor. It must be a Gen Z thing. Banana: One of Ian’s top shakes – he’s already ordered it again. Root Beer: We thought we would like it because of root beer floats. Guess what? We did! Raspberry: If you want a fruit shake other than the strawberry, get the raspberry – high marks from both of us. Mint: We figured out late in the game that people mix flavors! This must be a mixer. Ian’s only comment: “If you really love mint, you will really love this shake.” Cake Batter: It comes with sprinkles! Order it on your birthday! Dandy’s Drive-In

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Silver Moon Brewing is pairing up with an Oregon winemaker for a special summer of wine and beer in Redmond. J Wrigley, a vineyard based in Sheridan, is spending the summer introducing its wines to Central Oregonians through a pop-up at Silver Moon’s production facility in Redmond. Get tastings, glass pours and bottle sales of J Wrigley’s wines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day (Sept. 6). The facility is open from 4-8pm Fridays, Noon-8pm Saturdays and Noon to 6pm Sundays at 2095 SW Badger Ave. in Redmond.

From Tacos to Burgers at Worthy Worthy Taps & Tacos is now Worthy Beers & Burgers. Worthy’s downtown Bend location, on the Brooks Street Promenade near Mirror Pond, changed its format this week, including hanging a new sign announcing the change. The new menu includes beef burgers and fries, along with salads and a chicken sandwich, and vegetarian offerings that include a Beyond Burger and a Marinated Portobello Mushroom burger. Ever the dog-friendly patio for peopleand dog-watching, the menu also includes a plain burger patty or a scoop of chicken breast for the doggos. Worthy Beers & Burgers will have summer hours from Noon to 8pm Wednesday through Sunday. Nicole Vulcan


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SCREEN May the Source Be With You May’s edition of podcasts and shows By Jared Rasic



In Pod We Trust: I listen to some pretty depressing podcasts, so finding something that just gives me the warm and fuzzies hasn’t been the easiest. Honestly, one of the things that’s helped me the most over the last month was starting my favorite podcast of all time, “Welcome to Night Vale,” over from the beginning. As of this writing, there have been 187 episodes, plus several live shows that tell completely new stories set in the world and three novels (the newest of which, “The Faceless Old Woman Who Lives in Your Home,” might actually be the best thing creators Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink have written so far). “Night Vale” tells the story of Cecil Gershwin Palmer (voiced by the incomparable Cecil Baldwin), who hosts a radio show for the Night Vale

Just give him a few minutes and he’ll start teaching. Probably.

community radio station and spends every episode sharing the weird comings and goings around the bizarre desert town he calls home. The thing I love about Night Vale, the fictional town and the podcast, is that it’s constantly taking ideas that at first seem bizarre and absurd, and as then slowly giving them enough context and history to make them feel mundane. There are levitating cats, secret police who watch the residents’ every moves, an intelligent and dangerous glow cloud that’s on the cool board, a group of panhandling angels all named Erika and scientists

with beautiful hair. And those are just from the first few episodes. At first, “Welcome to Night Vale” seems like it’s just pouring weird ideas on top of even weirder ones, but eventually Cranor and Fink start tying all the plotlines, characters and threads together and you realize you’ve just been seeing pieces of a massive mosaic and have been in safe creative hands all along. The show isn’t just absurdism for absurdism’s sake, but actually a brilliant look at community, love and friendship that, when all is said and done, will be considered one of the

finest pieces of long-form storytelling of the last 20 years. Now Streaming You should be watching “A.P. Bio” on Peacock. It’s funny and heartfelt and a little bit beautiful. The show is basically based on what if Dennis Reynolds from “It’s Always Sunny” was a high school science teacher who’s angry and depressed and refuses to teach science. Currently the funniest series that’s exclusively streaming on a platform. I’m not even gonna recommend anything else in this section, just “A.P. Bio.” It’ll make you feel better.


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o, for the last few months I’ve been putting together a book of poetry that compiles some of the pieces I’ve written over the last 10 years. It’s called “The Sad Bastard Chronicles” and, as you might have guessed, the book is filled with some pretty heavy memories that have, as the kids used to say, put me deep in my feels. So, I’ve been combatting that by watching and listening to some lighter stuff this month. No true crime, no politics and no media that reminds me of the shimmering void of nothingness that is my soul. For anyone else feeling like they’re feeling just a little too much right now, here are a few recommendations.


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Hail the Hardy Harlequins

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Named after the performing clowns of the 17th Century, these ducks make a splash


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A group of Harlequin male (drake) ducks posing on the rocks on the Oregon Coast.


a’ just have to admit, those Harlequin drakes are a showpiece. They look like they were posing for Roy Low when he found them all ganged up on the rocks on the Southern Oregon Coast, enjoying the crashing surf. Harlequin ducks can be found all winter hanging out along the Oregon Coast, on the western side of the North American continent, and also along the coast of Maine on the other side of our good old U.S. of A. Their names relate to their unique feather pattern that resembles Harlequin clowns of the 17th Century who performed in Europe and the United Kingdom. While the performances of the Harlequin characters in the theatre is silent, our feathered variety is pretty noisy—especially during mating season. Well, now that I think of it, I’ll bet the human Harlequins could also be pretty noisy off stage, especially during the mating season. Speaking of which, Harlequin ducks leave the coast during mating season and get down to business inland, along the banks of the coastal streams. The drakes are anything but quiet retiring ducks; their unduck-like squeaks can be heard long distances from their nest sites, which has given them another name — “Sea Mouse.” …and before I forget it, the scientific name for the Harlequin Duck is as unique as they are, Genus: Histrionicus,

and Species: Histrionicus, named for the “actors, and lords and ladies” they’re supposed to resemble. According to notes on the Cornell Lab’s birding website, Harlequin ducks suffer more broken bones than any other waterfowl species. Rehabbing lab x-rays and museum specimens have determined that most adults live with multiple healed fractures; it’s just part of their everyday life. And, the oldest recorded Harlequin duck is a male of 20 years and nine months, seen in British Columbia and identified by its band in 2014, having been banded in Alberta in 1995. And that, Dear Readers, is just one of the facts we have learned from banding birds. Take the Layson Albatross for example. They are known to live anywhere from 12 to 40 years. But, “Wisdom,” an albatross known to scientists so well they gave it that name, has been going strong for almost 70 years, and for any bird, that’s remarkable! Which prompts me, under the heading of “unsolicited advice," to send you to Cornell’s website: allaboutbirds.org/ guide overview, where you will find lots of bird hints that will make you and your birding days happier. And then, if you’re just getting started birding, and you have one of those newfangled cell phones and would like to get in on birding’s newest perks, download Cornell’s free Merlin app. Not only will you be able to listen to—and

begin to understand—the whole wonderful world of birds, but you can listen to male Harlequin ducks as they shout to their mates, “Here I come, honey!” or, the other, more sinister, shout, “Get outta’ here, she’s mine!” I have a hunch you’d like me to tell you right where to go on the Coast to see those beautiful Harlequin drakes, but they may already be up on the Santiam River, where Sue and I have seen them, or other inland streams and rivers, getting ready to raise new Harlequins. However, that said, here’s a rough idea of where Roy was when he shot that gorgeous photo of those Harlequins posing for their lady-loves: “Today, I counted Harlequin Ducks at high tide at Yaquina Bay. The area was the south jetty from the bridge to the finger jetty at the west end of the gull puddle parking area. I got an accurate count of 45 birds, a new high count for me. It’s possible additional birds could have been located further west along the south jetty or along the north jetty.” I should also mention that if you are along one of the inland streams and happen to come upon a pair of Harlequin ducks looking for a nesting site, stay back away from them and just watch. It’s the female who picks the site, and it could be on a cliff overlooking the stream, or in a big tree cavity… who knows what she’ll settle on. The ducks enjoy each other’s company so well, that once a pair is formed, it can be for life.

As the weather gets warmer and the snow season winds down, climbers are ready to tackle the towering scenes at Smith Rock State Park. If you are new to rock climbing (like me!), it may be a relief to find that there are plenty of guided tours, clinics and classes throughout the region. She Moves Mountains is one of those guide services focused on empowering women and gender minorities to get outside and learn some new skills. The team offers a variety of ways for new climbers and experts to meet new people and learn something new. From threeday-long climbing and yoga retreats in the rocky escape of Smith Rock to regular training clinics and group climbs for new climbers, there’s something to learn and explore. For locals, the Smith Rock clinics and retreats are the most accessible for a quick day climb or class, but the She Moves Mountains team offers retreats and classes all over the Pacific Northwest. Head down south for a clinic in Joshua Tree National Park in California, tackle a new challenge in Moab, Utah, or even stay for a weekend retreat in the rustic wilderness of Mt. Erie in Washington. The team caters each clinic to the needs of the group but you can also hire a guide for a day of one-on-one learning and exploring as you work on your own personal goals. The team updates their social media pages regularly with upcoming clinics. Check out its Facebook page for upcoming events near Central Oregon or sign up for its upcoming Smith Rock retreat this June. She Moves Mountains

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First Story Home dedication for McKenzie Meadows Three home dedications in Sisters at McKenzie Meadows, a June event.

Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Don’t miss events in June – Movie Night June 18th & Free Community Yoga, all Saturdays in June @ 9:30am.

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch 4th Annual Armed Forces Day Plant Sales May 15th, 9am-2pm at the Ranch. LIve music all day & BBQ plates for sale in addition to lots of vegetable starts and perennials!

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ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A fan once asked composer Johann Sebastian Bach about his creative process. He was so prolific! How did he dream up such a constant flow of new music? Bach told his admirer that the tunes came to him unbidden. When he woke up each morning, they were already announcing themselves in his head. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Taurus, a comparable phenomenon may very well visit you in the coming weeks—not in the form of music, but as intuitions and insights about your life and your future. Your main job is to be receptive to them, and make sure you remember them. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I love unmade beds,” writes Gemini poet Shane Koyczan. “I love when people are drunk and crying and cannot be anything but honest. I love the look in people’s eyes when they realize they’re in love. I love the way people look when they first wake up and they’ve forgotten their surroundings. I love when people close their eyes and drift to somewhere in the clouds.” In the coming days, Gemini, I encourage you to specialize in moments like those: when you and the people you’re interested in are candid, unguarded, raw, vulnerable, and primed to go deeper. In my opinion, your soul needs the surprising healing that will come from these experiences. CANCER (June 21July 22): Trailblazing psychologist C. G. Jung said his loneliness wasn’t about a lack of people around him. Rather, it came from the fact that he knew things that most people didn’t know and didn’t want to know. He had no possibility of communicating many of the interesting truths that were important to him! But I’m guessing that won’t be much of a problem for you in the coming months. According to my astrological analysis, you’re more likely to be well-listened to and understood than you have been in quite some time. For best results, ASK to be listened to and understood. And think about how you might express yourself in ways that are likely to be interesting and useful to others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The French government regularly gives the Legion of Honor award to people deemed to have provided exceptional service to the world. Most recipients are deserving, but a few have been decidedly unworthy. In the latter category are Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, as well as drug-cheating athlete Lance Armstrong, sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, and Nazi collaborator Marshal Pétain. I bring this to your attention, Leo, because the coming weeks will be a favorable time to reward people who have helped and supported you. But I also suggest that you pointedly exclude those who have too many negatives mixed in with their positives. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2010, an American engineer named Edward Pimentel went to Moscow to compete in the World Karaoke Championship. He won by singing Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love.” His award: one million dumplings, enough to last him 27 years. I have a good feeling about the possibility of you, too, collecting a new prize or perk or privilege sometime soon. I just hope it’s a healthier boon than dumplings. For best results, take some time now to clearly define the nature of the prize or perk or privilege that you really want—and that will be truly useful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I will love it if sometime soon you find or create an opportunity to speak words similar to what novelist D. H. Lawrence once wrote to a lover: “You seem to have knit all things in a piece for me. Things are not separate; they are all in a symphony.” In other words, Libra, I’ll be ecstatic if you experience being in such synergistic communion with an empathic ally that the two of you weave a vision of life that’s vaster and richer than either one of you could summon by yourself. The astrological omens suggest this possibility is now more likely than usual.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometimes people don’t like the provocative posts I publish on Facebook. They leave comments like, “You stupid idiot!” or “I hope you commit suicide!” and far worse. When I delete their messages, they become even more enraged, accusing me of censorship. “So you don’t believe in free speech, you jerk?” they complain. I don’t try to reason with them. They don’t deserve any of my time or energy. But if I did communicate with them, I might say, “My Facebook page is my sanctuary, where I welcome cordial conversation. If you came into my house and called me an idiot, would it be ‘censorship’ if I told you to leave?” I hope these thoughts inspire you to clarify and refine your own personal boundaries, Scorpio. It’s a good time to get precise and definite about what’s acceptable and unacceptable from the people with whom you engage. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Have you ever kissed a monster in your nightly dreams? Have you won a chess match with a demon or signed a beneficial contract with a ghost or received a useful blessing from a pest? I highly recommend activities like those in the coming weeks—both while you’re asleep and awake. Now is a good time to at least make peace with challenging influences, and at best come into a new relationship with them that serves you better. I dare you to ask for a gift from an apparent adversary. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What does it mean to “follow the path with heart”? I invite you to meditate on that question. Here are my ideas. To follow the path with heart means choosing a destiny that appeals to your feelings as well as to your ambitions and ideas and habits. To follow a path with heart means living a life that fosters your capacity to give and receive love. To follow the path with heart means honoring your deepest intuitions rather than the expectations other people have about you. To follow the path with heart means never comparing your progress with that of anyone else’s, but rather simply focusing on being faithful to your soul’s code.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It’s a good thing when people are different from your images of them,” wrote Aquarian author Boris Pasternak. “It shows they are not merely a type. If you can’t place them in a category, it means that at least a part of them is what a human being ought to be. They have risen above themselves, they have a grain of immortality.” I love that perspective! I’m offering it to you because right now is a favorable time to show that you are indeed different from the images people have of you; that you transcend all stereotyping; that you are uncategorizable.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have personal possession of the universe’s most monumental creation: consciousness. This mercurial flash and dazzle whirling around inside you is outlandishly spectacular. You can think thoughts any time you want to—soaring, luminescent, flamboyant thoughts or shriveled, rusty, burrowing thoughts; thoughts that can invent or destroy, corrupt or redeem, bless or curse. There’s more. You can revel and wallow in great oceans of emotion. Whether they are poignant or intoxicating or somewhere in between, you relish the fact that you can harbor so much intensity. You cherish the privilege of commanding such extravagant life force. I bring these thoughts to your attention because the time is right for a holiday I call Celebrate Your Greatest Gifts.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In one of her poems, Emily Dickinson tells us, “The pedigree of honey / Does not concern the bee; / A clover, any time, to him / Is aristocracy.” I suggest you be like Dickinson’s bee in the coming weeks, my dear Aries. Take pleasure and power where they are offered. Be receptive to just about any resource that satisfies your raw need. Consider the possibility that substitutes and stand-ins may be just as good as the supposed original. OK? Don’t be too fussy about how pure or prestigious anything is.

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By Brendan Emmett Quigley

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Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once.



The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

“Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them ______re.” —Ogden Nash


ACROSS 1. Systemic Equality org. 5. Wave off the coast of Rio? 8. Spit (out) 13. Lane out of Smallville 14. Up to the minute 15. Piece of cake, for a dieter 16. Scarlet Witch, for Wanda Maximoff 18. Down to earth 19. Motherfucking problem 21. “Anybody seen my hoodie?” 22. Comic routine 23. Tee-___ 24. “___ Année Sans Lumiére” (Arcade Fire song) 25. Human rights attorney Clooney 27. Response to a slow server, say 29. Wagers 30. Ledecky who stays in her lane! 32. First route of attack 34. Where an Anglican might worship 40. Carlo who produced Fellini’s “La Strada” 41. Vowel-heavy papal name 42. They’re found under layers 45. “It’s not a tumor!” speaker, fondly 48. Make like those in “Nomadland” 49. Jemison in space 50. Rock genre possibly named after the sound the guitar makes 51. Great leveler 53. Small pill? 54. Trying location? 58. Needing no introduction 59. Return fire on social media, or this puzzle’s theme 61. “You dig it?” 62. Some Bandcamp purchases 63. Floride, e.g. 64. Mortise fitter 65. ___ jam 66. Macerates flax

DOWN 1. Copying 2. Bright way to see the world? 3. Book club? 4. Secondhand 5. Target of many a strike 6. Smoothly, on the keyboard 7. Man not on a mission 8. “Deenie” author 9. Not firm 10. Vodka brand with a raspberry flavor 11. Show mercy 12. Scary dinos 15. Heavy waterproof boot 17. BBQ morsel 20. Take a personal day, say 21. Smoke a bowl 26. Vocal coach challenges 28. Rapper who runs the Nappy Boy record label 29. Eddie ___ (outdoor brand) 31. Zero-waste pref. 33. Coyotes’ domain, in short 35. Currently passionate (about) 36. Letter-shaped plumbers part 37. Number on a hotel door 38. Animal whose poop is used in gourmet coffee beans 39. Went like mad 42. Cowboy Smith 43. Lacking social graces 44. Like some salami 46. “Seems fine” 47. Box up 50. Son 52. Put cheese on, say 55. Passionate about 56. Chase no. 57. App with a “Where to?” bar 60. Chess pieces with L-shaped moves: Abbr.

“Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.” —Lewis Gannett


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Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021 By Nicole Vulcan Courtesy Suzie's

This seltzer is hard, loaded and organic. What's not to like?


h, hard seltzer. In 2018, the Source Weekly went on a quest to find Zima, in an effort to bring back some of what was good in the ‘90s. In 2020, the Source pegged hard seltzer as the biggest emerging trend—one that would one day, soon, fall to the annals of pop-culture history. But now, in 2021, another year into this hard-ly drinking trend and some hard-seltzer makers have dropped the idea, leaving it to the likes of Bud Light and White Claw. Others, meanwhile, are pivoting to new varieties. With that, we’ve devised this roundup of what’s out there for local hard seltzers… if you’re into that kind of thing. 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s Clean Line Hard Seltzer — Actual marketing copy: “Clean Line was inspired by that feeling of blasting through waist deep powder, dropping into a glassy wave, or being the first one on the trail after a summer rain.” Drop in on this one in flavors that include Blackberry Cucumber, Cherry Lime, Huckleberry and Mango. Avid Cider’s 7 Peaks Hard Seltzer — Made with alcohol derived from apples, 7 Peaks comes in flavors including Tropical Smash, Mandarin Greyhound and Raspberry Cosmo. Deschutes Brewery is currently offering a Crimson Berry Tea Seltzer on tap at the downtown Bend pub. It's a 5%-ABV seltzer made with Rooibos tea, cranberry, elderberries, hibiscus and rosehips, and it’s caffeine free.

Deschutes’ Modified Theory, another seltzer offering that debuted last year, is no longer in production. Three Creeks is offering its Sisters Hard Seltzer, including its Blackberry Lime and Mango flavors. It’s been available both on tap at the pub in Sisters as well as in cans—find the cans at Winco, Safeway and other local retailers. Somewhat local: Pacific Sparkling from Ninkasi Brewing was launched in 2019, building off the popular Eugene-area beer brand. Flavors include Crisp Cucumber Mint, Marionberry Lemon Twist, SunKissed Grapefruit and Tangy Key Lime. SeekOut is the seltzer offering from Corvallis-based 2Towns Ciderhouse. Try it in flavors that include Apricot + Mango, Blackberry Lemonade, Black Currant + Pomegranate Lemonade, Blueberry + Hibiscus Lemonade and Key Lime + Mint. Suzie’s Organic Hard Seltzer was launched in 2020 and is made in Pendleton. Flavors for this organic version of hard seltzer include Citrus Flip, Kiwi Mango, Peachy, Very Berry and Naked—a flavor-free option. As Suzie’s puts it, “Drink it as is or add your own kiss of originality.” Also out in 2021 from Suzie’s is its Loaded Organic Hard Seltzer, a zero-sugar, zero-carb version in flavors that include Mojito, Piña Colada and Moscow Mule.


Weekend At Bernie Madoff’s

I’m envious of a friend whose boyfriend frequently does nice things for her: bringing her soup when she’s sick and surprising her with a weekend getaway and a pricey handbag she’d been coveting. My boyfriend is a nice, reliable, loving guy. I’d considered myself lucky to have him, but now I’m worried my “good-boyfriend” standard is too low. —Comparison Shopping A woman feels loved when the man she’s with does those little things that say “thinking of you”—as opposed to “spent all day forgetting I had a girlfriend.” Not surprisingly, you envy your girlfriend who gets those little (and bigger) signs. Envy gets a bum rap as a toxic emotion. (It can have toxic effects when the envious try to even things out by sabotaging those doing better.) However, evolutionary social psychologist Bram Buunk’s research suggests envy is actually “adaptive”: functional—a sort of alarm clock for yearning and ambition, alerting us to others’ higher achievements (or groovier stuff) and motivating us to nab the same (or more) for ourselves. Men are not cryptographers, and they are particularly bad at translating women’s nonverbal signals like pouting—if they notice them at all. Tell your boyfriend what you want—sweetly, not scoldingly—in the context of “what would make me really happy.” Chances are you’ll need to tell him a few times to get him to come around. When he does, reinforce future come-arounds by telling him how happy he’s made you, how much it means to you. (Doing this while tearing off his clothes, if you’re so inspired, should make an even stronger impression.) But say, even with reminders, your boyfriend drops by with soup or a latte just once and then forgets the whole deal. Sure, you could put him out with the recycling for some woman with lower “good-boyfriend standards” to pick up. However, you might reflect on ways he shows he cares: maybe giving you his coat when you’re cold or fixing your car so you won’t die in a fiery wreck. You might also consider that some men’s apparent generosity reflects not love but the sense they’re out of their league. If that’s the case with your friend’s boyfriend, the stream of soup, swag, and trips is just a campaign to delight-slash-distract her from dumping him—a la, “Never put off till tomorrow goods-and-services-izing what could be in some other dude’s arms two Thursdays from now!”

I had a nice first-date dinner with a guy I met on a dating app. Afterward, he said he had something to show me, pulled up his pant leg, and revealed an ankle monitor! He said he hadn’t wanted to put it on his dating profile, and “It was just white-collar.” (I Googled. Embezzling money. He’s on “supervised release” -apparently with some range beyond house arrest.) This situation bothered me, but I accepted his invitation for a second date, given our chemistry. —Shocked Ideally, if a man wears “statement jewAmy Alkon elry,” the statement it’s making isn’t: “I’m in constant communication with my parole officer.” A guy who embezzles money— assuming there’s no “my brain tumor made me do it!”—is likely low on the personality trait of conscientiousness. Someone high in conscientiousness is disciplined, dependable, organized, and shows concern for others’ needs and feelings. In contrast, those short on conscientiousness are unreliable, careless, impulsive, and poor at delaying gratification. (They probably see little reason to do it, as they also have an “eh, whatevs!” attitude about their effect on others.) Personality traits tend to be pretty stable over time and in various situations—though research by psychologists Nathan Hudson and R. Chris Fraley suggests people can work to change their personality by repeatedly changing their typical behavior. For example, a usually inconsiderate guy could act like a person high in conscientiousness, starting in small ways, like making the bed every morning instead of leaving it for the girlfriend-slash-housekeeper to do. That said, lasting change might not be possible without strong motivation to mend one’s ways—like feeling deep remorse at all the people one hurt. (Remorse at getting caught doesn’t count!) This guy’s “it was just white collar!” is not exactly dripping with contrition. You could get him on the phone before your date to probe further into what he did and his current perspective on it. Is he passionate about turning over a new leaf, driven to be honest—or just to seem honest? As for your “chemistry!” argument for seeing him again, consider that you get the whole dude, not just the hot parts. Wanting to see the best in somebody doesn’t make the worst in them disappear. It just might be a while before you arrive home early and spot it—in bed with your best friend, your sister, and the UPS lady.

Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave. Suite 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (advicegoddess.com).

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CENTRAL OREGON BBQ, BREWS & WHISKEY FESTIVAL coming to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds The first event of its kind, the Central Oregon BBQ, Brews & Whiskey Festival will feature beer and whiskey tastings alongside several food vendors offering BBQ options from around the world. Enjoy a sunny summer weekend full of new and classic flavors while catching inspiring demos and entertainment in the heart of Oregon. We are so excited to offer the first event in the area featuring the traditional art of BBQ. TICKETS AND DETAILS AT






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419 NW Congress Street Historic Claypool House in Downtown Bend with an active short term rental permit. Beautiful rebuild & remodel completed. 3 beds, 4 baths, $1,895,000 courtyard.


1929 NE Neff Road Single story building located in the Opportunity Zone & Medical District Overlay. Great exposure, excellent parking, close to St. Charles. Triplex & commercial/office remodel drawings included.


Danielle Zollman

Licensed Broker in the state of Oregon

419-618-8575 daniellezollmanhomes@gmail.com Terry Skjersaa

Principal Broker, CRS

Jason Boone

Principal Broker, CRIS

Mollie Hogan

Principal Broker, CRS

Cole Billings Broker

Skjersaa Group | Duke Warner Realty 1033 NW Newport Ave. Bend, OR 97703




By Abbie + Rick Sams Licensed brokers, Team Sams at Fred Real Estate Group

Ditch the Millenium Mansion

A smaller way to affordability and energy efficiency The more energy a home “needs,” the more costly it is to operate.   It’s time to put these pieces together to make a smaller home that is more affordable and more energy efficient, in turn giving the homeowner more freedom—freedom from high mortgages and freedom from high utility bills. One individual who continues to think outside the box and is driving this movement forward is Jesse Russell with Hiatus Homes. Russell describes the intention of Hiatus Homes as “... part of a new movement in residential development. We are building small-footprint, high-quality, ecologically sound, and intelligently designed homes. Innovation in city codes, design and building is providing a new type of buyer with an opportunity to change their life and help heal our climate.” With two successful communities in Bend already under its belt, Hiatus Benham and Hiatus Roanoke, Hiatus Penn is a highly innovative twist on smaller-home living. Located near the Midtown Yacht Club, Penn will be a  three-story building with 40 lofted flats and four common kitchen/living room facilities, including a farm table for communal meals. The intelligently designed interior units feature a sleeping loft, vaulted 13-foot ceilings, and large windows creating a flood of light into the space. Each unit is approximately 440 square feet with a lofted bedroom for additional space. Hiatus Homes is delivering the dream of living in Bend to more people, increasing housing density in the region and creating energy efficient, sustainable living on a larger scale.


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1165 NE Viking Court, Bend, OR 97701 3 beds, 2 bath, 1,092 square feet, .14 acres lot Built in 1987 $420,000 Listed by Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate



n today’s crazy-hot real estate market, home sale prices continue to escalate to record-high prices, making it almost impossible for many to afford to buy a home. So how can we get to a more affordable home? It’s time to reimagine the American dream. Homes grew to large proportions beginning in the 1950s and lasted through the 2000s. Oversized homes are a thing of the past as discerning homebuyers are looking for more intelligently designed, easier-to-maintain and more energy efficient homes. This is highly attractive for those who are wanting less hassle, less maintenance and basically a home that will take care of themselves, with minimal costs to operate. Building costs, building materials and land all demand a premium. Last month the median square foot price of a single-family home was $292 per square foot—making an average 3,000 square foot home cost around $876,000, not to mention utility costs. This has made a growing number of homeowners question the size of home they truly need. Depending on the household, many can live very comfortably in a home less than 1,000 square feet. The small house movement is gaining momentum, different from the tiny house movement, which are typically less than 600 square feet.  Buildings in the U.S. consume nearly 40% of the total annual energy usage and emit almost half of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. The residential sector accounts for almost 21%, about half, of this usage.

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1940 NW Monterey Pines Drive, # 10, Bend, OR 97703 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,016 square feet, 0 acres lot Built in 2001 $575,000 Listed by The Hasson Company


17545 Brandywine Road, Bend, OR 97703 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,395 square feet, 10 acres lot Built in 1984 $975,000 Listed by Shelton Kelley Realty




BEND | 20240 ROCK CANYON $3,495,000 | 4 BD | 5.5 BA | 4,891 SF

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Rare opportunity in Deschutes River Ranch Single level living with master & 2 en-suites Barn, shop, and guest quarters Att. 3-car and det. 4-car with sprinter garage Neighborhood access to BLM and Deschutes Jordan Grandlund | Principal Broker | 541.948.5196 Stephanie Ruiz |Broker | ruizgrandlund@cascadesir.com

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BEND | 64875 HWY 97


$1,750,000 | 4 BD | 4.5 BA | 3,700 SF

$499,900 | 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,380 SF

Park-like setting Borders common area Quality finishes, new construction Attached 2-car garage with cart storage Jack Benny Loop, SE Bend

Jordan Grandlund | Principal Broker | 541.948.5196 Stephanie Ruiz |Broker | ruizgrandlund@cascadesir.com

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Luxury living in the heart of the Ranch Room for the entire family Incredible master suite 12th fairway views & outdoor living Vaulted great room with large windows

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Property on nearly 5 acres Irrigated w/ Pond 1947 Ranch w/ updates Beautiful view of the Cascades On Hwy 97 at Tumalo Rd.

Arends Realty Group | Brokers | 541.420.9997 phil.arends@cascadesir.com

Frank Wood & Stephanie Marshall | Brokers 541.788.1095 | marshallandwood@cascadesir.com

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