North Bend, WA
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The town was made famous by David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks (also filmed in nearby Snoqualmie.) Since the Weyerhaeuser sawmill closed, North Bend has become an upscale bedroom community for the Eastside of Seattle, Washington, with property values more than doubling from 1997 to 2006. The population as of 5,731 at the 2010 census.
North Bend is home to Nintendo North Bend, the main North American production facility and distribution center for the video game console manufacturer Nintendo. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, North Bend ranks 52nd of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. The city's ZIP code is 98045.
The Native Americans who inhabited the Snoqualmie Valley, led by Chief Patkanim, sided with settlers in the wars of the 1850s and, with the Treaty of Point Elliott, lost such title as settlers acknowledged. Some of the soldiers in those wars, such as the brothers and sisters Kellogg, established cabins near their blockhouses; however the first permanent settler in the valley was Jeremiah Borst, in 1858.