Health-conscious cafe — The Portland-based Laughing Planet Cafe group will expand into Bend next month, as it has undertaken renovation of the former Taylor’s Sausage Deli on Business Highway 97 south of Greenwood Avenue. With eight restaurants in Portland, beginning in 2000, along with two in Eugene and one in Corvallis, Laughing Planet is best known for its nutritious and health-conscious menu. Creative burritos come in both vegan (tofu and tempeh) and carnivore (beef and chicken) versions; the menu also features soups, salads, healthy bowls and fruit smoothies. Expect the cafe to open for lunch and dinner daily. 913 N.E. Third St., Bend; 503-546-2972, www.laughingplanetcafe.com.
— John Gottberg Anderson