Eclipse Vision Safety Tips

Eclipse Vision Safety Tips

We’re only a few days away from the amazing celestial event that has thousands flocking to Central Oregon. The August 21st solar eclipse is a can’t-miss event that is sure to have all eyes up at the sky. But unfortunately, while the eclipse will only last a few short minutes, damage to viewers’ eyes can […]

Keep a Cool Head about Concussions This Summer

Keep a Cool Head about Concussions This Summer

Summer is in full swing – and so are the abundance of summer activities in our area. Getting outside and being active is a great way to stay healthy while having fun with friends and family. We want everyone to enjoy all of the activities we have access to as Central Oregonians, but it is […]

Summer 2017 Development Update

Summer 2017 Development Update

Last week, West Bend Property Company hosted its 23rd NWX Builders’ Guild Lottery in its 15-year development history. The most recent lottery was for  Phase 23 and the NWX at McNeal Way areas. All 18 lots were claimed by builders interested in building spec and custom homes. Both phases are located near NW Crossing Drive and Lemhi […]

NWX Makes “Top 50” List

NWX Makes “Top 50” List

Where to Retire Magazine has named their “Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.” and NorthWest Crossing was the only Oregon community on the list. The July/August issue features the Top 50 list. According to the publisher, Where to Retire editors reviewed several hundred candidates across the country during a nine-month selection process. This elite group […]

Lots of development activity in the ‘hood this spring

Lots of development activity in the ‘hood this spring

Development Update: April 28, 2017 This week, you may have noticed an increase in Taylor NW equipment in the Discovery Park area of the future Phase 27. Monday, crews started clearing and grading the area which will soon turn into 37 single family lots, 14 townhome lots and 12 cottage lots that will surround a common […]

Business Feature: Kariella

Business Feature: Kariella

When her daughter Kariella was born, Amara Bessa enjoyed getting together with other moms in Bend, swapping sleep stories and feeding techniques. Previously, Amara was a buyer in the fashion industry in California. The other moms in her group took note of her stylish and unique fashion choices—a rarity for a sleep-deprived mom with a new […]

Spring Festival Moving to new location in 2018

Spring Festival Moving to new location in 2018

NorthWest Crossing has enjoyed hosting the Spring Festival the past 7 years. The popularity and success of this celebration has outgrown our neighborhood. C3 Events, the producer of Spring Festival, will be announcing the Spring Festival’s new, larger, location, for the 2018 festival season, in the coming months.  We look forward to continue hosting the […]

The Press loves JEM (and so do we!)

The Press loves JEM (and so do we!)

JEM Organic Nut Butters are not only delicious, but good for you too. This growing Bend, Oregon company (with a convenient storefront in NorthWest Crossing), offers a range of savory and sweet nut butters that taste good on everything from fresh fruit to ice cream. And they’re made with quality organic ingredients and packed with […]

Range Apartments Available Mid-June

Range Apartments Available Mid-June

The new Range apartments in NorthWest Crossing will be move-in ready in just a few short months. Located just south of Discovery Park, the modern, yet comfortable one and two bedroom apartments offer stylish northwest living in a convenient location. Additionally, Range features terrific resident amenities including a community clubhouse lounge, community fire pit, BBQ grill […]

Green Home Builder Magazine Features NWX

Green Home Builder Magazine Features NWX

Green Home Builder Magazine has featured NorthWest Crossing in their January/February issue. This national industry publication likes what we’re doing here in Bend, Oregon and displayed that enthusiasm with 5 pages of photos and details about our new urbanist approach, green building techniques and unique business model. Each home in NorthWest Crossing is certified by Earth […]

Hydro Flask’s New Home in NWX

Hydro Flask’s New Home in NWX

Founded in Bend in 2009, Hydro Flask is a beloved local brand. If you’re from Bend, chances are, you have a Hydro Flask in your car, on your desk or in your pack (or all three!). The company has blossomed from humble beginnings into an award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks. […]

Neighborhood Elf Enjoys NWX

Neighborhood Elf Enjoys NWX

Have you seen Cornelius lately? This sneaky little elf has been roaming the neighborhood visiting various hot spots in the ‘hood. And he seems to be enjoying himself. Between devouring ocean rolls, playing in the park and enjoying some libations, Cornelius has been a very busy elf this month. If you spot him on our […]

NWX Residents Go Solar

NWX Residents Go Solar

The recent September/October issue of Where to Retire magazine features retirees across the country taking advantage of the benefits of solar energy. NorthWest Crossing resident, Rex Holloway, was included in the article discussing his experience adding photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of his home. He monitors his solar production via an app on his smart phone […]

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 […]