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, […]

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 […]