2016 Bend Foodie Crawl

On Sunday, April 24th, the 2016 Foodie Crawl took place throughout downtown Bend, Oregon. This was the fifth year for the annual event that is meant to combine “progressive dinners” with the easy feel of a “pub crawl.” Each stop along the crawl hosts a small plate sample and beverage pairing from some of the area’s top chefs and restaurants. The event was held to benefit Bend Community Center’s Feed the Hungry Program.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a stop on the crawl, offering olives, blue cheese and tortilla fork samplers from The Well Traveled Fork. Paired with this snack, was a spirit sampling courtesy of Cascade Street Distillers.
Two representatives from the Source Weekly, Angela Moore and Jared Rasic, hilariously documented their experience working their way through the foodie crawl in a newly published article. To follow their entire experience, click here. Here is a quote from their time at the Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty stop:

They told us to eat them in the order of olive/blue cheese/tortilla, and that advice was taken, used and appreciated. The drink from Cascade Street Distillers was strong like bull, giving Angela instant goosebumps and making Jared’s face feel funny.

We would like to thank all of the vendors and sponsors for the event, as well as everyone who came to support the Bend Community Center.

Third Thursday with Artist Jeanine Liston

Jeanine Liston

Jeanine Liston has been doing art in one form or another since childhood (she won art lessons from Vancouver City when she was in 3rd Grade). Born in Iowa, but raised in Clark County most of her life, Jeanine spent two years in Taipei, Taiwan while her husband was in the military. This time heavily influenced her art work. She has been a member of the SWA for over 25 years and is still active as the club’s Historian. Currently focusing on watercolor, Jeanine has also shown and sold many oil works in the past.

I especially enjoy doing the Asian scenes and I have a series of local scenes called “Home Country” works.

With 5 children and 17 grandchildren, Jeanine’s family has laid roots in the farms of La Center. She is a graduate of Clark College, and continues to improve her work by taking classes there from time to time. Beyond her art career, Jeanine has done work in freelance writing and has a self published memoir of her mother’s Norwegian upbringing, as well as three children’s books.

Crafted Life

Spirit samplings will available courtesy of Crafted Life this month. Crafted Life is a collection of artisan distilleries from the Pacific Northwest.  Each distillery brings its own unique interpretation to the creation of hand-made spirits and this company brings them all together in a unique membership for spirit lovers. For more information on Crafted Life, please click here.
Please join us tomorrow at our Lake Oswego office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4 – 7 PM.

Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence Awards

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty would like to thank the Portland Business Journal for the invitation to their 13th annual Women of Influence Awards ceremony. We were well represented, with our very own Director of Marketing, Rebecca Green, as well as Broker Cindy Easton attending the event. The award is designed to honor the region’s most influential business women.  We would like to recognize and congratulate all of the award recipients at today’s event:

2016 Joan Austin Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Peggy Fowler


Stacy Cross | CEO | Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Stacey Dodson | President | U.S. Bank

Maxine Fitzpatrick | CEO | Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc

Constance French | CEO | Portland State University Foundation

Evelyn Galloni | Vice President | R&H Construction

Jo Ann Gish | President | RAMS Specialized Security Services

Tania Gitch | Partner | Geffen Mesher

Angela Hult | Executive Director of Corporate Philanthropy | Cambia Health Solutions/Cambia Health Foundation

Kate Johnson | CFO | Act-On Software

Brenna Legaard | Partner | Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Susan Mullaney | COO | Kaiser Permanente

Chris Otis | CEO | Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)

Ann Raish | Vice President | OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Kelly Ritz | President | Stone Bridge Homes NW

Lisa Schauer | COO | MacKay Sposito

Kathy Shaloo- Berg | Partner | ZGF Architects

Jennifer Sheasgreen | President | Triumph Healthcare Finance

Amanda Stuermer | Director | World Muse

Cindy Tortorici | CEO | The Link, LLC

Lynn Valenter | Vice Chancellor | Washington State University – Vancouver

Liz Valentine | CEO | Swift

Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis | Partner | K&L Gates


Entrepreneur of the Year:

Monica Enand | Founder & CEO | Zapproved

Large Company Category Executive of the Year:

Ruth Beyer | Vice President | Precision Castparts Corporation

Nonprofit Executive of the Year:

Heather Martin | CEO | Classic Wines Auction

Small/Medium Company Category Executive of the Year:

Lori Olund | President | Miles Fiberglass & Composites, Inc.

April’s First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District

First Thursday Art Walk

April marks the first month of 2016 that the Pearl District, in the heart of Portland, will close down 13th street and host artists for their monthly First Thursday event. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, located at the end of the 13th street art walk, will be holding our doors open as well, hosting local artist Robert Bickel and offering wine samples from Cooper Ridge Vineyard.

Robert Bickel

Robert Bickel is an architectural designer and artist who is fascinated by the concept of time and its dynamic relationship with the aesthetics of architectural structure. He explores this through the imagery of the passing wave in its graphic and conceptual power. Bickel’s work is a subjective expression of human limits in perceiving the fundamental physics of the universe.

“The structures and images humans see are not necessarily ‘real’ at all. They are moments in motion like the wave. In this relationship between time, the passing wave, and human consciousness lies great artistic potential which captivates me.”

Cooper Ridge Vineyard

Located in Roseburg, Oregon, Cooper Ridge Vineyard will be supplying wine for April’s First Thursday event. Cooper Ridge wines are produced with all estate grown grapes. They’re tasting room is located in the heart of the Umpqua with a breathtaking panoramic view over Garden Valley. Click here for more information about Cooper Ridge.
Please join us Thursday, April 7th from 5-8pm at our Pearl District Location (1321 NW Hoyt St.) for art, wine and appetizers!