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 […]

Holiday Pampering: Look Your Best This Season

Holiday Pampering: Look Your Best This Season

Not only do the holidays bring us joy and time with friends and family, they also include quite a bit of work – whether it be housekeeping, cooking, decorating, volunteering, company parties or other – we tend to stay busy this time of year. And we also want to look our best! NorthWest Crossing makes […]

Halloween in Bend, Oregon: Spooky Fun for Kids, Adults, Athletes

Halloween in Bend, Oregon: Spooky Fun for Kids, Adults, Athletes

There’s something about Halloween…kids love the opportunity to “be someone (something?) else” for a day and, let’s face it, we adults do too. Picking out the costume, creating it, being a little bit spooked and getting lots of fun-size candy equals many things to love about this holiday. In Bend, Oregon, the natives get creative: there are so […]

Project ^ Apartments

Project ^ Apartments

Project ^ is finalizing plans for the construction of 132 apartments on lot 1035 (the apartment complex name has not been determined, yet) directly west of Discovery Park Lodge in NWX. Due to site topographical conditions, the plan calls for 4 separate apartment buildings fronting NW Discovery Park Drive across the street from the Discovery […]

Walk this way

Walk this way

In the latest issue of Alaska Airline’s inflight magazine Beyond, an article entitled “Walk This Way” spoke to a new urban lifestyle that seeks walkability – among other things. The article cites a 2015 Urban Land Institute study that measured attitudes toward housing transportation and community, noting that 52 percent of American adults would like […]

5 Phenomenal Labor Day Outings in Central Oregon

5 Phenomenal Labor Day Outings in Central Oregon

1. Blue Pool The trails less traveled are the ones we cherish most and Central Oregon has a bounty of places to choose from. Head up the McKenzie River Valley into the mountains where a trail leads to one of Oregon’s most remarkable sites called Tamolitch or the “Blue Pool.” Start with an easy and beautiful […]

Farmers Market Profile: DD Ranch

Farmers Market Profile: DD Ranch

If you’re a local, you may best know DD Ranch  in Terrebonne, as a great place for a day of family fun.  The Ranch has a Kids Corral, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Sand Box, DD Dirt Express, Nature Walks, U-pick Flowers, U-Dig Potatoes and seasonally, a  Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lane with Santa.  […]

Farmers Market Profile: Humm Kombucha

Farmers Market Profile: Humm Kombucha

Bend, Oregon based Humm Kombucha takes pride in making the best tasting kombucha on the planet – without sacrificing any of the nutritional benefits. From the early days brewing in the kitchen; to the company’s newest automated brewery, the focus remains on Humm Kombucha values of Optimism, Healthy Business, Partnership and Quality. Humm Kombucha is created from […]

Farmers Market Profile: Thai on the Fly

Farmers Market Profile: Thai on the Fly

Pimonpan Bentz (Maam), owner of Thai on the Fly, grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. The creations of Maam have originated from her experiences in her family’s restaurants with four generations of chefs. This brings a lot of tradition to her recipes, which have been passed down through the family for a thousand years. She said, “Thai people […]

Shevlin Health & Wellness Center Update

Shevlin Health & Wellness Center Update

Since breaking ground last summer, the new Shevlin Health & Wellness Center has been a flurry of construction activity at the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Shevlin Park Road. The campus will eventually comprise of 11 buildings offering everything from primary care and acupuncture to specialty medicine and a pharmacy.  The project has received so much demand, […]