Supper Club: Future of Housing in Central Oregon

Home prices have reached their prerecession levels in Bend and they’re increasing across Central Oregon. For longtime residents it might feel a little like déjà vu and the way things were right before the crash.

For this week’s edition of Supper Club we talk with real estate experts Brian Fratzke of Fratzke Commercial and Kim Gammond of COAR, and Jon Skidmore, assistant city manager of the City of Bend about the future of housing and whether we could be heading for another bubble.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Stablilizing the State Budget

The focus of Tuesday night’s Bend Chamber What’s Brewing event at the Deschutes Brewery Public House was “Will the state budget ever stabilize?” For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with two of the panelists from the event, both of them former state senators, to talk about the ongoing state budget battle.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Rental Housing Market

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

State representatives just passed a new tenant protection bill that would lift the ban on rent control and provide more protections from no-cause evictions. For this week’s Supper Club, we sat down with three members of the local housing industry to talk about the impact that the new law could have on the rental housing market in Central Oregon.

 

Supper Club: The Next Generation of Churchgoers

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

They’re called “none and dones,” a term being used to describe young people who either don’t have a religious affiliation or have decided they’re not going to go to church anymore. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with three local religious leaders to get their take on this trend among the next generation of potential churchgoers.

Supper Club: Religion and Politics

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

From the question of whether to provide shelter for immigrants to weighing in on President Trump’s travel ban, church leaders across the country are being thrust more into the political arena. For this week’s edition of Supper Club, pastors from three local churches sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel to talk about the church’s role in the stories making national headlines.

Supper Club: Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Now that the city of Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary has been approved, where do we from here? That’s the question we asked for a special UGB edition of Supper Club with Casey Roats, Bend’s mayor, Kirk Schueler of Brooks Resources, and Moey Newbold, member of Central Oregon LandWatch.

Supper Club: Social Entrepreneurs

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

On this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Diane Dean sat down with three Central Oregon business owners from Sudara, Axiology and Think Tanky, whose companies are changing the world.

Supper Club: Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

The Oregon Health Authority says suicide rates in Oregon have been increasing every year since 2000. That’s why we invited three local women with experience in treating and dealing with suicide to join us for a special edition of Supper Club.

Supper Club: Oscars Edition

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday night on KOHD-ABC, so for this week’s Supper Club, we invited three Hollywood industry veterans, who now live in Bend, to talk about the movies that are getting the most Oscar buzz this weekend.

Supper Club: Valentine’s Day Edition

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

For couples, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your love, but for singles it can be a reminder of how tough it can be to find love in Central Oregon. For this special edition of Supper Club we invited three of our favorite friends of the show to talk about the dating scene in Central Oregon.