• Bend to host two roundtable discussions with key stakeholders on camping code

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    The City of Bend will have meetings regarding camping regulations on city-owned property. Learn more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The City of Bend will bring together a variety of stakeholders at two roundtable meetings next week to receive feedback regarding the camping code currently in development.

    The city is developing municipal code provisions to regulate camping on City rights-of-way and City-owned property, like public streets, sidewalks and landscape strips in Bend.

    A roundtable is a new type of public meeting that is intended to create a space for community discussion between community members and the Bend City Council in a less formal setting.

    There is no public comment at these roundtable discussions, as the conversation is meant to…

  • Founder of Patagonia Has Given Away His $3 Billion Company

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    The founder of Patagonia is giving away the company to help combat climate change and protect lands around the world. Learn more here.

    Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, has announced that his family is giving away the wildly profitable apparel company. In lieu of selling the  $3 Billion company, the family is donating it to a specially designed set of trusts and nonprofit organizations.

    The trust and nonprofits will ensure that the company’s profits of around $100 million a year will be used to combat climate change and protect undeveloped lands around the world.

    Patagonia will continue to operate as a private, for-profit corporation from its headquarters in Ventura, CA.

    You can read all about how Yvon built…

  • A New Portland Cocktail Bar Donates 100 Percent of Its Profits to Youth-Centered Charities

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    Tini’s Bar in Portland donates 100 percent of its profits to nonprofits for low-income youth. Learn more here.


    Portlanders can now help fund aid for unhoused and low-income teens while popping by a neighborhood bar.

    Mike and Courtney Nierengarten, the owners of Oregon-based distillery Dregs Vodka, opened Tini’s in January — a Portland tasting room on NW 23rd, pouring flights of mini-cocktails and selling bottles of its branded vodka. But the Nierengartens aren’t pocketing the sales from Tini’s; rather, the couple donates 100 percent of the profits from the bar and distillery to nonprofits specifically working with low-income youth, including Portland-based P:ear Mentor, Friends of the Children,…