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  • Jun 10-16, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 23

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Opinion

  • Editorial
  • The Pink Nightmare on Highway 97

    Whether you were headed north or south on Highway 97 at Deschutes Junction just north of Bend, the brilliant shocking-pink building by the side of the road was pretty impossible to miss. If the color didn't get your attention, the signs would: "LIVE NUDE GIRLS!!!" "Sensual Rubdowns," "Shower Shows," "Pole Dancing," and "Erotic Dungeon." Other signs proclaimed that the old building, which more than a decade ago was home to Buffet Flat, a funky and quirky antique-cum-junk shop, was about to be reborn as the "Pussycat Ranch."
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Who Does Walden Represent?

    Some of your readers may be interested in taking a look at the recently passed "American Jobs and Closing Tax Loophole Act" currently pending in Congress. The part I found most interesting is the closing of offshore tax loopholes to large corporations.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Keep Digging Around

    I begin with a question regarding the Constitution and the Declaration. My friend Carlos Wysling, with his great political articles, notes: African [Americans] were protected under these two documents.

Culture

  • Book Talk
  • The Gathering - Dudley's

    Sounds like the title of a horror movie, maybe Dudley and a gang of teen-age buddies are drawn to a giant vampire plasma TV sitting in the desert.

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • What's Cooking, Bend?

    Don't blink, the downtown area dining scene is morphing again. A pair of downtown stalwarts that includes the venerable Cork are passing the torch to a new generation of restaurateurs. Rumors that Cork would be closing have been circulating quietly for sometime and owner Carin Cameron appears to have found a buyer. According to the grapevine, the fine dining restaurant and wine bar will be reopened as the area's first not-for profit restaurant. Stay tuned for more details on the concept. In the meantime, Cork customers had a chance to bid farewell to Cameron and Co. after nine years in downtown this past weekend when the restaurant served its last meals on Saturday night. Just around the corner, well, sort of, another downtown dining and nightlife staple is also changing over. The brown paper sheets are hanging in the windows of what was formerly 28 as new owner Corey Donovan puts the finishing touches on Tart Bistro. Donovan recently bought the restaurant, located in St. Clair Place, at the corner of Bond and Minnesota, from the owners of Zydeco, Steve and Cherie Helt. Tart, which Donovan is describing as a French globally inspired eatery, is forecast to open its doors later this month.
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  • Chow
  • Kayo's Dinner House: Old Bend is alive and well on 3rd Street

    Bend's dining scene has two faces - there's New Bend, where the recent proliferation of haute cuisine has upstaged good old-fashioned cooking, and then there's Old Bend, where large portions, non-eyebrow-raising prices and straightforward preparations predominate. Kayo Oakley is on a mission to bring back old-school dining in Bend and he may be the most qualified man to do so. Oakley, formerly of Kayo's Dinner House, Kayo's Roadhouse and Kayo's Sports Bar, may be the most prolific restaurateur in Bend's history - and he's not done yet. He recently resurrected his namesake Dinner House in the old Rustic River location on 3rd Street.
  • Chow
  • Kayo's Dinner House: Old Bend is alive and well on 3rd Street

    Bend's dining scene has two faces - there's New Bend, where the recent proliferation of haute cuisine has upstaged good old-fashioned cooking, and then there's Old Bend, where large portions, non-eyebrow-raising prices and straightforward preparations predominate. Kayo Oakley is on a mission to bring back old-school dining in Bend and he may be the most qualified man to do so. Oakley, formerly of Kayo's Dinner House, Kayo's Roadhouse and Kayo's Sports Bar, may be the most prolific restaurateur in Bend's history - and he's not done yet. He recently resurrected his namesake Dinner House in the old Rustic River location on 3rd Street.
  • Chow
  • Restaurant of the Year: Ariana

    When it comes to restaurants, of course it's highly subjective, but there are some specific considerations: execution, presentation, creativity, ambience, service, value, consistency, attention to detail. When the field is as deep as it is here in Central Oregon, however, the deciding factor is often harder to articulate. It's that quality that makes your eyes roll with every bite, that makes you inhale deeply as you swallow so as not to waste that last vestige of flavor, where nothing in the overall dining experience distracts you from your appreciation. It's what makes you remember and relive the meal weeks or months later. It's when the very character of the restaurant embodies the values and tastes of a given place at a given time.

Screen

  • Film Events
  • That's MY Opinion!

    Look. You have your opinions? And I have mine. HOWEVER! It must be stated—and you’re probably already well aware of the fact—that my opinion carries a weeeeeee bit more weight than yours.
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Music

Outside

  • Outside Features
  • Know Your Right of Way

    As the weather warms and the snow melts at higher elevations, trail users get more terrain to share. With almost 100 cars at Phil's trailhead at any given moment over Memorial Day weekend, spreading out the trail use is sorely needed.

Blogs

  • Off Piste
  • Getting The Boot: Then end of a bad spring season for college football?

    Consider me one who wasn't surprised when Phil Knight University (formerly known as the University of Oregon) quarterback Jeremiah Masoli got sacked after yet another run in with the law. Consider me even more shocked that the University's athletic department didn't try to strike a deal to get him back on the field at some point in his career.
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  • Number 24: the life and legend of Willie Mays

    "Into the box steps The Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams, " intoned the commentator as the Warner-Pathe newsreel flickered on the movie theater screen, "The Red Sox mighty slugger again wins the American league batting title with a mighty blast into the right-center field stands." I watched that smooth swing and the blast with awe and Ted Williams became my first boyhood hero.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Breaking the Senate's Secret Chokehold

    The US Senate has been described as the world’s most exclusive club, and like other exclusive clubs it has its own peculiar customs and rituals – some of them charming, many of them the opposite. One of the least charming ones is the “secret hold,” a rule that allows any senator to block action on a piece of legislation simply by objecting to it – and he doesn’t even have to reveal his identity.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • GOP Sniffs a "Kitzhaber Scandal" in $5,000 Contribution

    Did the John Kitzhaber campaign slip cash to an official of the Independent Party to get him to post negative comments about Kitzhaber’s rivals? That’s what the state Republican Party is hinting. The GOP wants state Attorney General John Kroger and Secretary of State Kate Brown to investigate “the potential improprieties concerning the financial activity and coordination between the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber and Independent Party of Oregon officials.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Dr. Reinhart's Prescription for Bend's Ills

    Troy Reinhart, the president of the Bend Chamber of Commerce, has written a two-page document titled “Saving Bend Through Government Innovation.” As you might expect from a conservative Chamber of Commerce president, Reinhart thinks “government innovation” mostly means shrinking government and turning its functions over to private business.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • The Wandering Eye Takes to the Air

    You can catch The Wandering Eye (aka me) along with Barney Lerten of KTVZ and Jamie Christman, co-host of COTV’s “Talk of the Town” show, in an hour-long panel discussion on KPOV at 5 pm Friday, June 18. Tune to 106.

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