It occurred to me as I’m writing this whole “Eastside Rocks” series that I’ve never defined what the east-west dividing line for Bend is exactly. For the record, the boundary is the Parkway (the old Division Street); everything east of the Parkway (including Third Street) is the “Eastside,” and that’s what I’m basing my criteria on.
For what it’s worth, I generally consider the “Westside” to start at the river—that is, the Deschutes is the boundary, and Downtown and (now) the Old Mill District are their own separate geographic entities. (I would even be pedantic and carve out a separate “Old Town” section from the Downtown section.)
And north and south? The north section (“Northside”) starts at the Third Street overpass where the Parkway, Third and Division all effectively intersect. The “Southside” boundary is right around where Third and Brosterhaus intersect, though it could be as north as Reed Market.
Keep in mind, all these boundary markers are all in my head and probably somewhat arbitrary. What do other people think of as Bend’s geographic sections and dividing lines?
I whipped up a quick map graphic corresponding roughly to how I see it…