Most Oregonians are familiar with Bend, whether it’s because of the biking, the beer, or the real estate bubble that brought the economy to a halt.
That infamous bubble led many here to christen Bend as a place to live in “poverty with a view.” Bend saw the largest drop in house prices in the country, and the trend of Californians buying second homes in the region disappeared.
Here’s a collection of photos from our show live at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company:
We want to hear from you about life in Bend: Do you live in Bend? What do you think we should know about the town? Do you see Bend recovering from the recession? What do you see as the future of the town?