Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notification Pursuant to Section 4.1.215 of the Bend Development Code Date: September 20, 2016 Time: Open House Meeting from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Location: Discovery Park Lodge – 2868 NW Crossing Drive, Bend Owner: West Bend Property Company Proposal: The proposal involves a Tentative Plan to subdivide Lot 2 in District 2 of NorthWest […]

Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Manipura Kitchen

Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Manipura Kitchen

With only two more NorthWest Crossing Farmers Markets for the season, you need to head on down to check out the goodness before it’s too late. One such “goodness” is Manipura Kitchen, a local Bend company founded in January of this year. Founder Anne Farnault grew up in France and going to the local market each week with […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Adoboloco

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Adoboloco

Making things even hotter at this year’s Farmers Market is Adoboloco! This Oregon company was founded in 2011 and this is their first year spicing things up for us here in Bend. The company creates a wide variety of hot sauces which are based on the flavor of the pepper varietals used. This process is […]

Munch and Movies: A Bend Oregon Tradition

Munch and Movies: A Bend Oregon Tradition

Nothing screams summer time in Central Oregon like one of our many outdoor events during the sunny season. Perhaps one of our most beloved family events is Munch and Movies – and the 2016 series starts tomorrow in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park. Looks like another beautiful day in Bend, so bring your friends and family […]

News Release: New Restaurant “Washington” to Open in NorthWest Crossing

News Release: New Restaurant “Washington” to Open in NorthWest Crossing

New Restaurant “Washington” to Open in NorthWest Crossing New dining option in the Bend, Oregon neighborhood features fresh, seasonal food and drinks August 15, 2016– Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, a mixed-use community on Bend Oregon’s west side, will welcome “Washington” to its dining ranks next month. Located along Mt. Washington Drive, the new restaurant […]

NorthWest Crossing Kids Crit is Back!

NorthWest Crossing Kids Crit is Back!

Even if you’re not a cyclist, watching bike races is a fun spectator sport, and one many Central Oregonians turn out for in spades. We think watching is even better when it involves streamers, tricycles and a mad rush of little helmets and pedals. We’re excited to welcome back the NWX Kids Crit race this Saturday, […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: ONDA

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: ONDA

We love having nonprofit organizations that mean so much to our community participate in our Farmers Market – educating visitors and helping gain support for their important missions. The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is one such organization that is joining us for the second year at the market. They are having a great time […]

Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Sweet Mamas Soaps & More

Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Sweet Mamas Soaps & More

Sweet Mamas Soaps & More is back for its second appearance at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market.  The company was founded in 2013 by Kim Tatum. She named her company after her goats, from whose milk she creates her products. Each morning when she would go out to milk them, Kim would call out “Hi, […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Rofe Designs

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Rofe Designs

Roanna Fe Gingrich founded Rofe Designs in 2010, and this will be the company’s second year participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market. All of the designs for Rofe Designs clothing are hand-drawn (nothing digital!) and hand-screened. The clothing itself is ethically made that is soft and comfortable, and looks good too! Roanna said, “I […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Pink Rakes Studio

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Pink Rakes Studio

If you are looking for something one-of-a-kind that will start a conversation, then first-time market vendor Pink Rakes Studio has it! Founded earlier this year by Stephanie Petershagen, Pink Rakes creates hand-built ceramics and sculpture that are sure to catch the eye. From useful pieces like small plates, spoon rests and vases, to abstract masks […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: DK Designs Jewelry

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: DK Designs Jewelry

While you may have definitely seen the beautiful creations of local company, DK Designs Jewelry, this is the first year you’ll find them at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market. Founded three years ago by owner Donna K, DK Designs makes unique pieces of hand crafted jewelry. Made using recycled materials, Swarovski crystals and materials chosen […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: MaileKai Creates, LLC

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: MaileKai Creates, LLC

Founded in 2010, MaileKai Creates makes useful and fun works of art by up-cycling all those beautiful bottles in the world. The company takes discarded bottles and uses several processes to create items that can be used again and again. Some of their pieces are slumped (melted in a kiln) to create one-of-a-kind gifts, spoon rests, […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Zantana Designs

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Zantana Designs

Back again to the market with their unique jewelry line made of fine finished dichroic glass and sterling silver, Zantana Designs pieces help wearers make a statement! In most of the company’s handcrafted pieces, the dichroic glass is multilayered giving it a sense of depth and revealing a variety of colors. Founded in 2002 by […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: The Scott Allen Company

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: The Scott Allen Company

The Scott Allen Company is back for the third year running at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market – but you might not recognize the name – the company was formerly known as RELIC Workshop. The same beautiful products will be available though – Allen designs and handcrafts modern industrial furniture, using reclaimed local materials whenever […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Cascade Lavender

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Cascade Lavender

Celebrating 10 years in business this year, Cascade Lavender offers organic, local lavender made into an extensive range of products. The company sells everything lavender from 100 percent essential oil to bath and body products all the way to aromatherapy products and dried lavender. In addition, Cascade Lavender offers culinary lavender products, fresh lavender plants […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: ACME Hot Hog Company

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: ACME Hot Hog Company

A brand-new food vendor at the market this year, ACME Hot Dog Co brings hot dogs that are anything but run-of-the-mill. ACME offers grilled all beef hot dogs and veggie dogs served on toasted buns with specialty toppings such as creamy homemade mac and cheese topped with bacon, BBQ sauce, and chives. Brendan Maier, founder […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: DD Ranch

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: DD Ranch

DD Ranch is back for our 2016 Farmers Market – they’ve been a part of the market since the very beginning! Always a favorite for visitors to the market, not only does the Terrebonne-based ranch bring out a fun Petting Zoo and Pony Rides but they also sell their grass-finished meats at the market. Original […]

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Maragas Winery

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Maragas Winery

Ground-breaking Central Oregon winery Maragas joins us at our Farmers Market for the first time this season, selling wines made and processed at their winery in Central Oregon. The winery also has two estate wines that are made with grapes grown at their Terrebonne area vineyard. Owners Doug and Gina Maragas are looking forward to […]

Northwest Crossing Community Garden: More than Just Plants

Northwest Crossing Community Garden: More than Just Plants

Last year, across 28 Oregon counties there were 3,323 active OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteers. Here in Bend, we are lucky to have some of the best, including our own NorthWest Crossing Community Garden Master Gardeners. Not only have our Master Gardeners brought knowledge, patience and green thumbs to our garden plots, but they’ve […]

NWX Development Update

NWX Development Update

May 4, 2016 | Much is happening in NorthWest Crossing and we wanted to provide a quick update. The Phase 23 Zone Change received a positive recommendation for approval from the assigned hearings officer. The Bend City Council will conduct a hearing on May 18th and we anticipate a final decision from the council in […]

NorthWest Crossing Community Garden Opening Day

NorthWest Crossing Community Garden Opening Day

Have you heard? Our beloved garden is making the move to the new Discovery Park and will be holding an “opening day” on May 7 at 9:30am.  The garden plots will be available to Bend community members on a first come, first served basis.  The garden, which is managed by the OSU Extension Service’s Master […]

Professional Builder Magazine Explores NorthWest Crossing’s Master Plan

Professional Builder Magazine Explores NorthWest Crossing’s Master Plan

Professional Builder magazine recently published a Q&A with NorthWest Crossing’s general manager David Ford. Under discussion? Our neighborhood’s unique build-out model – a vision for a community that was attractive, varied and welcoming.  From the article: “Typically, master planned communities are built out by a single builder or by a half-dozen companies that buy lots and […]

Named a “Best Neighborhood” by Where to Retire Magazine

Named a “Best Neighborhood” by Where to Retire Magazine

It’s not just a subdivision; it’s a real community. ~ Susanne Eckhardt, NWX Resident   Where to Retire, a national publication and authority on retirement relocation, just named NorthWest Crossing as one of the Best Neighborhoods to retire. The Bend, Oregon community is highlighted in the May/June issue and features several NWX residents and why they love […]

Workforce Affordable Housing Resident Profiles

Workforce Affordable Housing Resident Profiles

In order to address NorthWest Crossing resident questions about the demographics of the Phase 23 proposed workforce housing project, the developers at Pacific Crest Affordable Housing have put together a resident profile of individuals currently living in Bend that are representative of the type of tenants they are seeking. From Pacific Crest Affordable Housing: We would like [...]
Bend, Oregon Spring Festival April 8-10 in NorthWest Crossing

Bend, Oregon Spring Festival April 8-10 in NorthWest Crossing

“sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love” ― E.E. Cummings Viva, indeed! We’re doing spring right in NorthWest Crossing: April 8-10 for the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival presented by The Source Weekly. We’re loving everything about this season of renewal in Central […]

Phase 23 Zone Change FAQ

Phase 23 Zone Change FAQ

We’ve received some great questions and feedback from neighbors interested in learning more about the proposed zone change and proposed affordable workforce housing project. We compiled those questions and provided answers here in an effort to be transparent and informative to our residents. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Background information: West Bend […]

Public Meeting for NW Crossing Drive lot

Public Meeting for NW Crossing Drive lot

This public meeting is to discuss the proposed construction of new mixed-use complex at 2747 NW Crossing Drive (the vacant lot in the neighborhood center, across the street from Sparrow Bakery). Friday, March 25, 2016 5:30pm BLRB Architects 404 SW Columbia Street, Suite 120 Bend, OR 97702 The proposed design is two buildings. A proposed […]

Nobody Walks in L.A. – But We Do in NorthWest Crossing!

Nobody Walks in L.A. – But We Do in NorthWest Crossing!

“Walkability” generally isn’t a word you’d throw out in casual conversation, but it is a term that’s been gaining in popularity over the last decade as it pertains to community design. If you’ve looked at any real estate websites or apps lately, you can see that homes are given what’s called a “walk score.” Developers […]

Local Entrepreneur Goes 3D…at 12 Years Old

Local Entrepreneur Goes 3D…at 12 Years Old

3D Printing NorthWest Crossing has always been a bit of a hotbed for entrepreneurship and small business, but this new business might very well have the youngest founder at its head. This new “start up” was the brainchild of 12-year-old resident, Thomas, who has always been passionate about making things. When his passion directed itself […]

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Bend, Oregon

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Bend, Oregon

The history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery. Thought to have its roots in a February-ish ancient Roman fertility ritual, the day as we know it is named after a Christian martyr named Valentine. Even experts don’t really know how the holiday became what it is today – a day of love, Hallmark cards, […]

Development Update: Public Meeting Notice

Development Update: Public Meeting Notice

West Bend Property Company is proposing a General Plan Map Amendment Zone Change and a 7-lot subdivision. The proposal will change approximately 2 acres of a 7.15 acre property from its current Commercial Limited (CL) General Plan Designation and Zone. The developer is proposing 5 single family lots along Lemhi Pass Drive on the southern […]

The 55+ Life in NWX

The 55+ Life in NWX

NorthWest Crossing has a diverse array of residents. From young families to retirees, many generations love calling NorthWest Crossing home. And one such set of residents is taking advantage of all that life (and the neighborhood) has to offer. They longed for a way to meet and socialize with their neighbors… and the NWX 55+ community was born. Launched […]

2015 Numbers Are In: NWX Fares Extremely Well

2015 Numbers Are In: NWX Fares Extremely Well

Our friends at Harcourts The Garner Group, our local NorthWest Crossing real estate office, recently gave us a roundup of sales numbers for the year. We’re pleased to tell you that NorthWest Crossing has fared extremely well when it comes to home values. As you can see from the chart below, not only have numbers […]

Phase 26 Sold Out

Phase 26 Sold Out

Last week the NorthWest Crossing Builders Guild had the opportunity to purchase homesites in the newest NorthWest Crossing phase. Phase 26 is located west of Mt. Washington Drive, between Colter Drive and Lemhi Pass. All 31 available homesites were purchased by the builders in a lottery process. The lots range in size from approximately 4,500 […]

Make Christmas Beautiful with Ease at NorthWest Crossing

Make Christmas Beautiful with Ease at NorthWest Crossing

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us! If you are starting to feel stressed, then there are some solutions to make things easier for you – just down the street in our neighborhood center! Hostess gifts: Going to a party and need a thoughtful hostess gift? There’s a wide selection of gifts for the home […]

NWX Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bend Oregon

NWX Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bend Oregon

We are looking forward to our annual tree lighting ceremony in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood center. Will this be the year the weather cooperates? From sub-zero temps to freezing rain, we’ve lighted our big tree each year and stayed warm at heart with our friends and neighbors (and Santa, of course). This Thursday will be no […]