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, […]

Farmers Market Profile: Waldorf School of Bend

Farmers Market Profile: Waldorf School of Bend

Each year, the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market hosts some community organizations and The Waldorf School of Bend is one of them. The Waldorf School of Bend (WSB) serves families with children from early childhood through ninth grade. An education at WSB follows established Waldorf curriculum, centered on the arts and humanities. The school’s community culture is rich […]

7 Steps to Beat the Summer Heat!

7 Steps to Beat the Summer Heat!

Along with perfect summer days and nights also come those filled with unbearable heat. As we near 90-plus degree temperatures that may cause you to melt, we offer 7 different ways to cool down this summer in Bend, Oregon. 1. Stay Hydrated Your body will feel cooler if you are hydrated, so drink frequently! Try […]

Farmers Market Profile: Holm Made Toffee

Farmers Market Profile: Holm Made Toffee

Holm Made Toffee is a small, family-run business in Bend, Oregon, which was started by Donna Holm as a hobby once she retired from teaching in 2007. She had been making toffee for decades and it always got rave reviews. Fairly soon, it became a family affair and the company has grown slowly but surely through […]

Farmers Market Profile: Waldorf School of Bend

Farmers Market Profile: Waldorf School of Bend

The Waldorf School of Bend serves families with children from early childhood through ninth grade. An education at WSB follows established Waldorf curriculum, rich in the arts and humanities. Our community culture is rich in character, diverse religions and social beliefs, and economic backgrounds. Our shared values include social responsibility and self-awareness, kindness and compassion […]

Farmers Market Profile: Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars

Farmers Market Profile: Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars

Navidi’s started in 2009 with the concept of a small specialty food shop where customers could find unique products and taste them in their store. All of their products can be tasted in the store. Most of their products involve olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salts, teas and pastas. Owner Gabby Navidi is passionate about […]

7 Steps to Make the Most of the Farmers Market

7 Steps to Make the Most of the Farmers Market

From hot summer days through those cool early fall weeks, the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market is in full swing. Farmers markets are the perfect opportunity to go on a local adventure to find better tasting food, unique products, meet your farmers, and support local businesses, and build community with neighbors and friends. The hustle and bustle of a […]

Farmers Market Profile: Fearless Baking

Farmers Market Profile: Fearless Baking

The NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market is happy to welcome back the wholesome goodness from Fearless Baking!  Since opening their doors in 2013, Fearless Baking has been making simple, scratch made pastries. From the moment they begin baking in the early hours of the morning for the company’s wholesale accounts to preparing breakfast, lunch & coffee for individual customers, they […]

Discovery Park Lake FAQs

Discovery Park Lake FAQs

Due to the hot summer days the irrigation lake at Discovery Park has been popular as a cool-off spot for many people. Several questions have arisen regarding the water source, usage and quality.  Click here to read a letter from Don Horton, Park and Recreation Executive Director to address questions.    

Farmers Market Profile: Justy’s Jellies

Farmers Market Profile: Justy’s Jellies

More than 15 years ago, Justy Haney of Justy’s Jellies bought the rights to some extraordinary jelly that was being sold in a restaurant where she worked. When the restaurant closed, she wanted the jellies to live on and her company was born. Starting with the original two recipes – Pineapple Jalapeno Jelly, and Pineapple Roasted […]

Farmers Market Profile: Tumalo Lavender

Farmers Market Profile: Tumalo Lavender

More than just aromatic cut fresh lavender, Tumalo Lavender offers fine handcrafted lavender soaps, luscious lavender lotions, lavender-infused jams, jelly and honey and much more! At their farm, they even offer a refreshing, unique Lavender Lemonade. Owners Gordon and Judy Knight have been participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmer’s Market since the beginning. They said, “We have […]

Farmers Market Profile: MaileKai Creations

Farmers Market Profile: MaileKai Creations

MaileKai Creations is back at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market for the third year in a row, selling their beautiful and creative upcycled glass bottles of all shapes and sizes. The company melts or slumps the bottles into useful shapes, such as spoon rests; dishes to hold chips or dip, crackers, olives, nuts, candy, or even […]

Farmers Market Profile: Little Pinkiss

Farmers Market Profile: Little Pinkiss

Little Pinkiss is a brand-new vendor at our Saturday Bend, Oregon Farmers Market. We’re so excited to welcome owners Ivy Schnepp and Christina Capri, who founded this unique company just a few months ago. Little Pinkiss  creates one-of-a-kind children’s accessories for kids who like to have fun with their style! Think fashionably sweet hair accessories to fun, printed […]

Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

This month’s issue of Where to Retire Magazine hit newstands yesterday with a cover article that included our very own NorthWest Crossing! That’s right, our neighborhood is among the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States – we were the only community in the entire Pacific Northwest to be included on the list.  This […]

Farmers Market Profile: RainboWire Jewelry

Farmers Market Profile: RainboWire Jewelry

It’s that time of year again! We will be featuring our Saturday Farmers Market Vendors on our blog regularly throughout the season. The market starts this Saturday 6/20 at 10am. First up for our vendor profiles is RainboWire Jewelry! This is local long-time artist Diane Schoenstein’s first time participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market with […]

NWX Event Guide is Now Available

NWX Event Guide is Now Available

The summer event season in NWX is just around the corner! We have many special things planned for you in the ‘hood in the coming months, and our jam-packed summer event guide proves it! Check it out in the June 11th issue of The Source or just click on the handy dandy link to view the […]

Discovery Park is now Open!

Discovery Park is now Open!

Bend’s newest park located in NorthWest Crossing, opened this week. Discovery Park is a 31-acre park and features a three-acre lake, approximately 12 acres of developed park and about 16 acres of natural open space. People can enjoy walking trails, a nature play area, a picnic shelter, a lakeside water play area and an off-leash dog […]

Pacific Crest Middle School

Pacific Crest Middle School

Opening doors Opening a new school is an exciting and powerful experience. It includes the creation of traditions and systems that serve to meet the needs of individual learners, families, and the wider community. At PCMS, we are building a school environment that places relationships and individual learners at the center of our design. This looks like expanding [...]
1st Annual NWX Charity Art Bop a Success

1st Annual NWX Charity Art Bop a Success

We had a break in the rainy spring weather (we’re not complaining! we need the rain!) on the late afternoon and evening of May 15th, just in time for the Charity Art Bop hosted by our neighborhood businesses. The crux of the activity for the three-hour event was at our own Little Bite Café, which […]

Development Update: 5.14.15

Development Update: 5.14.15

Things are hopping in NorthWest Crossing this spring! Here’s a quick update on the development activities happening in the neighborhood. Discovery Park This beautiful community park located west of Mt. Washington Drive will be opening in June. Construction wrapped up late last year, but has been closed to the public this spring to allow the […]

High Lakes Elementary School

High Lakes Elementary School

Outstanding Education High Lakes Elementary School serves over 650 students, grades K-5th. It has received the highest 'Level 5' or Outstanding rating by the Oregon State Report Card for the past six years. The physical layout of High Lakes supports four wings or "lakes" Each lake houses a grade level team where the teachers work in "professional [...]
Summit High School

Summit High School

Excellence in learning Summit High opened in 2001 and currently serves over 1,500 students who consistently exceed state and national averages for SAT and ACT standardized tests. Here are a few of the school's accomplishments in the 2013/2014 school year: Innovative Instructional Technology with the digital conversion pilot Launch of new pre-Engineering, Blended Learning and AP [...]
William E. Miller Elementary

William E. Miller Elementary

Leading the Way William E. Miller Elementary School is located adjacent to NorthWest Crossing and has an excellent staff, supportive parents, and students who excel in their academic studies.  Student academic assessment scores have been very high the last five years and we believe that this trend will continue in the future. Parents and community [...]
Bend, Oregon: You’re Still the One

Bend, Oregon: You’re Still the One

Bend is such a special place, and we love when this fact is recognized regionally and nationally. Our fair town has had several writeups lately that are worth checking out: National Geographic covered Bend as part of a “long-weekend like a local” feature story Outside Magazine named Bend as a national hub location for Stand […]

NorthWest Crossing Mention in National Magazine

NorthWest Crossing Mention in National Magazine

Unique Homes magazine recently covered our Bend, Oregon neighborhood in its News & Notes section, citing our strong home values and sales trends as noteworthy. The article, entitled “New Urbanist Development Sells at a Premium”, talked about the high average sales price within the neighborhood when compared to the rest of Bend (we top the […]

NWX Christmas Tree Lighting

NWX Christmas Tree Lighting

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 3rd to celebrate the season with friends, family and neighbors. The 3rd Annual NWX Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on NW Crossing Drive, between Little Bite Café and All Mixed-Up at 5:45pm.

Classic Car Cruise In comes to NWX

Classic Car Cruise In comes to NWX

Get ready for some classic car fun in the ‘hood this weekend! This first neighborhood car show will feature great music, tasty eats and some seriously amazing cars! Best of all, proceeds benefit the Skin Cancer Awareness. Every year skin cancer touches the lives of millions of people. Did you know that Oregon has the […]

Munch & Movies is back at Compass Park!

Munch & Movies is back at Compass Park!

Pass the popcorn and snuggle under the stars at the annual Munch & Movies series taking place in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park this summer. We’ve got a stellar line-up of great family-friendly movies that are sure to entertain and delight! Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6pm, movie begins at dusk. Be sure to bring a jacket […]

First Farmers Market of the Season June 28th, 10am – 2pm

First Farmers Market of the Season June 28th, 10am – 2pm

It’s finally here! The best dang Farmers Market in Central Oregon kicks off today from 10am – 2pm in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center. Join your neighbors, family and friends for some fresh, organic produce, locally-sourced meats and cheeses, bountiful bouquets, tasty treats and unique, hand-crafted items. The market stage opens with the sounds of […]

NWX Summer Event Guide Published

NWX Summer Event Guide Published

The 2014 NorthWest Crossing Summer Event Guide is out in the June 19th edition of The Source Weekly! But you don’t have to search newsstands to read all about the Hullabaloo, Farmers Market, Munch & Movies, and other fun stuff taking place in the ‘hood. We’ve got your online version right here for your viewing […]

Development Update: May 7, 2014

Development Update: May 7, 2014

This week site prep began on Lot 507, located on the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Shevlin Park Road. This is the future Shevlin Health & Wellness Center, a new healthcare complex being developed by Taylor Brooks, LLC. Last week Taylor Brooks (a partnership between long time Central Oregon companies Taylor NW and Brooks Resources) announced […]

Indigo Girls coming to Hullabaloo!

Indigo Girls coming to Hullabaloo!

NorthWest Crossing is thrilled to welcome Grammy-winning folk-rock duo, The Indigo Girls to the Hullabaloo Mainstage on June 27th! The Indigo Girls’ career has spanned nearly three decades and includes tours across the country. This headlining performance is one of many live musical acts on the Hullabaloo mainstage starting at 4pm. Hullabaloo is FREE and […]

Development Update: April 7, 2014

Development Update: April 7, 2014

As part of our commitment to keep our residents informed, West Bend Property Company is hosting a spring Development Update meeting on Monday, April 14th at Discovery Park Lodge from 5 pm to 6 pm. We will inform you on the current progress of Discovery Park, upcoming residential phases around Discovery Park, and the status […]

Celebrating Spring!

Celebrating Spring!

While spring in Central Oregon can be fickle, we cheer on determined green buds on the trees and and relish in every sunny day this time of year. We celebrate the arrival of spring (often wearing down jackets and beanies) with the annual NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival, coming April 11 – 13th. This streets of […]

Development Update: March 26, 2014

Development Update: March 26, 2014

We are excited to announce that the Discovery Park Master Plan was approved by the Bend Parks and Recreation District Board last week! We’re looking forward to the next stage in this beautiful park’s development, which will include open space, natural gathering areas, a large lake, a network of trails, plus areas for family activities […]