Monday, February 25, 2013

Cascadian Meetup Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

If you're interested in having a hand in creating a modern-day Ecotopia, you can start by meeting with fellow bioregionalists at the Tin Pan Theatre on Wednesday nights.

The Timbers Army loves the Doug.
  • The Timbers Army loves the Doug.

From 8 p.m.-10p.m. Tin Pan will host Cascadia Pub Night. This means disucssion of bioregional ideals over cheap Olympia Tall Boys and other Cascadian themed activities.

The makers of Occupied Cascadia will be in attendance. Check out the movie online for some great information on the Cascadian movement and ideals.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Solidarity! Cascadia Around Town

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM

We are Cascadia! After talking to the makers of Occupied Cascadia this week, we've noticed Cascadian flags popping up everywhere. Adopted by the Portland Timber's Army, on the label of Secession Cascadian Dark Ale by Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewery, and even all over Bend! All over might be an overstatement, the flags are mostly in downtown, but we're still stoked to see local businesses supporting the movement.

The Cascadian flag, also known as "The Doug" was created in 1994 by Portland native Alexander Baretich. The blue represents sky and the Pacific Ocean, the white represents clouds and snow, and the green represents the forest. If you love it as much as we do, you can buy a Doug for $24 here.

The Doug at Crow's Feet Commons.
  • The Doug at Crow's Feet Commons.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Required Watching for Cascadians

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

To begin your venture into the Cascadian woods, here is the documentary Pickaxe: The Cascadian Free State Story, which follows activists in their efforts to halt logging at Warner Creek, a federally protected forest in Oregon. Required watching for any true Cascadian.


"Following a suspicious fire in 1991 that cleared the land, Congress suspended environmental regulations to allow logging in the area. Arson was determined to be the cause of the fire, however, environmental activists argued that allowing logging at Warner Creek would set a bad example and possibly lead to similarly motivated forest fires. What followed was an 11-month battle complete with a 79-day hunger strike and an amazing blockade of a remote mountain logging road. This inspiring documentary shows the power of direct action, determination and good leadership." —YouTube

One of the first media pieces addressing Cascadia, Casey Corcoran, producer of Occupied Cascadia, told us that this documentary was always floating around Cascadian circles in bootleged VHS form, back int he day. PickaxeEnjoy, and stay tuned for more Cascadia on the BENT Blog!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Cascadia week on the BENT Blog

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM

This week, the Tin Pan Theater will be hosting three showings of the locally made film, Occupied Cascadia , by Devin Hess, Mel Sweet and Casey Bryan Corcoran.

Check the Source on Wednesday for the full story about the film, and it's makers. Until then, you can stay in the Cascadian loop on our BENT Blog, which will be posting Cascadia related content all week.

Cascadias flag, The Doug.
  • Cascadia's flag, The Doug.

Alexander Baretich of Portland designed the Doug Flag in 1994 (top), and created the Black Jack, after Casey Corcoran suggested it to him in 2011.
  • Alexander Baretich of Portland designed the Doug Flag in 1994, and created the Black Jack (above) after Casey Corcoran suggested it to him in 2011.

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