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14 ADVISORY BOARD Purveyors of wisdom

15 EDITOR’S LETTER Harvest Your Chic




What’s your health and beauty tips for embracing the High Desert fall climate?



Fall financial preparation advice from mortgage, insurance, investment, banking and real estate experts.


Showcasing hand-selected, contemporary, fashion forward clothing, with budget conscious shoppers in mind, The Blvd in Redmond has been outfitting Central Oregon since 2010.

24 FASHION TRENDS FOR FALL Magdalena uncovers the unique, the fallbacks and normal...local apparel finds to inspire you.

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Desperado, Faveur and Local Joe, three simply fabulous local boutiques, featuring designers who produce an array of chic styles and appealing fashions.



Brave Collective is a modern day mercantile for women. Sol Alchemy Temple Boutique contains treasures to adorn your spiritual space. Cosa Cura is a re-launch of Rescue and Bend Modern.



The Old Ironworks unveils local designers featuring Howl Attire and Stuart’s of Bend swimsuits with college students Alec Callaway Martin, Simone Isabella Sandah, Brooke MacDonald and Chandler Oliveira.

Sarahlee Lawrence Photography & background design by Maria Fernanda Bay of CasaBay Photography. Model Sarahlee Lawrence, organic farmer of Rainshadow Organics (see Harvest article page 108) wearing dress by Biya! from Desperado, scarf pictured in photo by The Way We Art, Earrings by Julia’s Jewels, Necklaces by Anne von Heideken (all from Red Chair Gallery, Bend). Hair and makeup by Stylist Katrina Gering from Zante who said she stayed true to who Sarahlee is and went for a really natural look, enhancing her features, bringing out her eye color with a little rose eye shadow.

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Jeanne Carver from Imperial Stock Ranch keeping wool alive, Linda Spring’s vibrant, hand-painted and dyed designs, clothing designer Nicole Flood creating one-of-a-kind garments to help us transcend the way we feel about ourselves, jewelry designer Waylon Rhoads has an affinity for organic flowy lines that are well controlled in form and structure and Nomad Leather creating an array of cuffs scoured with unique and interesting designs.


Cultivating families, agriculture, economic endeavors, volunteerism, outdoor pursuits and athletics, happiness finds its way from Randy Buresh, R.N., Pam Martin-Buresh and Adam Buresh of Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Elise Kukulka of Fearless Baking, Kit Carmiencke, OD & Kirsten Carmiencke Scott, OD, MS of Integrated Eye Care, Sarah Lauderdale, Elizabeth Hendrix and Samantha Green to Crooked River Inn Bed & Breakfast and Scott Allen of Hydro Flask.

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Flying with Central Oregon Aerial Arts performers climb and twist through long silks creating friction by wrapping and unwrapping their limbs and using the force of their body weight for suspension, all while elegantly posing.


From Ocean to Inland: How Surf found its Way to the High Desert. Like a cell replicating, beach boy surfers’ ingenuity of using a paddle while on a board in the waves initiated standups gradual split from surf.


What is glamping? Glamping with a trailer is so awesome because all the modern conveniences are close at hand but you can still be out enjoying the High Desert says Debbie & Ryan Fred of Paleo Eats.


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Meet the people behind the scene at Sunriver Brewing Company — flying the flag as a stand-out success story, winning accolades for its ales and landmark restaurants and a fast-track growth trajectory showing no signs of slowing.


As evident by the number of people wearing Bend-born brands, locals are proud of their city. Walking the streets, downtowns, grabbing a beer at a brewery, on the river trail and fitness facilities, sporting local brands is arguably Central Oregon’s favorite fashion statement. Here’s what the brands have to say about logo origin and popularity.

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Market lessons we should champion moving forward as told by a panel of industry women who know including Nancy Dyer, Kerri Standerwick, Andie Edmonds, Paula Van Vleck and Ginny Kansas-Meszaros all making a positive impact on the people and communities surrounding them.


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As a nonprofit providing free services to young children, Healthy Beginnings relies on community support and fundraising. Their annual Girls Night Out event has become a premiere event, generating a substantial amount of funds to support the organization.


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end Fashion Quarterly (BFQ) reflects the latest in style, design and trends for the High Desert and aspires to be a catalyst for helping people discover their best selves. With the help of local stylists, boutiques and specialty retailers, BFQ is launching the Change A Life makeover campaign. Makeovers will wbe awarded to three local recipients. Applicants could be individuals who have had a difficult economic challenge, an illness, a family tragedy or entering the workforce with little financial resources. You have the option of nominating someone deserving of this makeover opportunity. Winners will receive a session with a professional stylist, the opportunity to pick out (and keep!) at least one new outfit, have their hair cut and styled and (if desired) have their makeup done. Recipients will take part in a photo shoot and interview for the Change A Life article in BFQ where they will share their background story and how winning the Change A Life award might change their life. CPI Founder Pamela Hulse Andrews says she hopes BFQ can be a positive tool for change in our community. “There are many in Central Oregon who might not have access to professional attire or receiving a hair cut on a regular basis. These women still deserve to feel attractive and be pampered.” Change A Life makeover applications are now being accepted by BFQ. The Change A Life concept is the brainchild of Arlene Gibson who is the founder of Younity (a bully-prevention program that inspires and provides services and workshops to children in our schools). Gibson is familiar with young people who need a helping hand and says, “Providing a makeover for a youth (or someone at any age) can positively change the way that person views the world. It is easier to go through challenges in life when you feel good about the way you look. You feel more inspired to overcome obstacles with renewed confidence to pursue your dreams and accomplish your life goals.” Applications are available at and will be accepted through September 30, 2016.

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MARCEE Hillman Marcee is the production director responsible for CPI’s publications including Cascade Business News, the Rotary Fall and Winter Sports Programs, the COBE Directory and maintains the Book of Lists database and the Cascade Business News website. She has over 20 years experience in the production and design fields including a bachelor of arts in advertising/graphic design from Collins College and computer operations, art and media education from Arizona State and DeVry universities. She relocated to Central Oregon after living in many areas around the country including Cody, Wyoming; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and West Palm, Florida. Marcee enjoys the outdoor activities Central Oregon offers including riding horses, camping, snowmobiling and best of all loves doing these things with her daughter.


Magdalena Bokowa is the art director at Cascade Publications including Bend Fashion Quarterly, Cascade A&E and Cascade Business News. A native Canadian, she has lived in London, Melbourne and Bali before finding her home in Bend, Oregon. With a career background in writing and photography, she studied political science at Queen’s University and magazine journalism at the National Council for the Training of Journalists in the UK. Magdalena recently spent most of 2015 in Nepal with her nonprofit, People Helping People International, rebuilding schools and communities following the devastating earthquakes that hit the region. An avid yoga teacher and scuba diving instructor, she enjoys laughing at the absurd, finding new music and creating lasting memories.

KRYSTAL Marie Collins

Krystal Marie Collins is the director of marketing for Bend Fashion Quarterly and assistant editor, writer and photographer for Cascade Business News and Cascade A&E. She has a master of science in geosciences from Mississippi State University. Although originally from Portland, Krystal has ventured to many corners of the world in order to document unique ecosystems and lifestyles. Locally she finds affiliating with the Latino Community Association, Sol Alchemy Temple and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon deeply rewarding.

KALEA Aguon Kalea is the online communications/production assistant for Cascade Publications. She is responsible for designing ads and running the website for Bend Fashion Quarterly. She has a bachelors in communications and political science from the University of Miami. She is also the marketing director, event coordinator and part of the ownership of White Water Taphouse in downtown Bend.


Madelynn Bowers is an editorial assistant for Cascade Publications. A Central Oregon native, she currently attends Bend Senior High School, where she is pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma. Madelynn enjoys learning and writing, and feels most at home in the great outdoors, exploring the world around her.

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BEND FASHION QUARTERLY Publisher & Fashion Editor Pamela Hulse Andrews


CPI VP of Marketing Jeff Martin BFQ Director of Marketing Krystal Marie Collins Senior Advertising Executive Karen Stowe Advertising Executive David Phillips Online Communications/Web Manager Kalea Aguon Social Media Lis Thomas

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Production Director Marcee Hillman Art Director Magdalena Bokowa Art Design Kalea Aguon Illustrator Robyn Cochran-Ragland


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Maria F. Bay Krystal Marie Collins Magalena Bokowa Tambi Lane Shasta Lin Tom Midak

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Get a Move On Studio Armature Riverbend Park Elk Lake McMenamins Old St. Francis School The Old Ironworks Art District Rainshadow Organics Downtown Redmond Downtown Bend Roof of Local Joe Stuart's of Bend Sunriver Brewery Co. Via Piano Tasting Room, Old Mill District Bend Fashion Quarterly (BFQ) is a Bend, Oregon-based magazine, family owned and operated by Pamela Hulse Andrews and Jeff Martin. BFQ is published quarterly: November, February, May, August. Subscriptions are $25 for one year $30 for out of tri-county). BFQ is a division of Cascade Publications Inc. which also publishes the online and bi-monthly Cascade Business News, monthly Cascade Arts & Entertainment magazine, Book of Lists, Sunriver Magazine and Premier Builders Exchange.

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MARIA Bay Multi-Award winning and internationally published photographer Maria F. Bay specializes in fine art portraiture and storytelling photography. Originally from Arequipa, Peru, Maria has a real passion for creating unique and beautiful images of people. Since 2010, when she started CasaBay Photography, she has lived and worked in Perú, various cities in the U.S. (Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, and Oregon), China and Ukraine. Maria prides herself in being able to create distinctive images that capture the personality of her subjects while maintaining a steady production of high-quality photography on location as well as in studio.

ROBYN Cochran-Ragland Born and raised in Burbank, California, Robyn attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena earning a bachelor of arts degree in fashion illustration in 1983. Worked as a production manager, graphic artist and designer in packaging and movie advertising for 22 years. She moved to Central Oregon in semi-retirement to pursue figure drawing for the joy of it. Currently, a member of Atelier 6000 print studio, attending COCC regularly for Friday figure drawing workshop, Tuesday night figure drawing at the Workhouse and giving quick lectures on drawing the figure.


While she’s been told she must have “magic in her lens” Tambi approaches each shoot with a unique point of view; combining years of studied skill, natural style and true creative integrity. Tambi is a mother of two girls and has lived in Bend with them since 2003. She is owner of Armature, a multi faceted artist workspace and rental venue located in the Old Ironworks District near the Old Mill. Tambi has a certificate in the graphic design program at The Art Institute and enjoys combining her photography and design skills on many projects. Her specialties include boudoir, fashion, senior and conceptual portraiture. Tambi also photographs families and limited weddings each year.


I'm gypsy at heart who loves the outdoors and fresh air says Shasta. My love of the camera started in my teens whilst my wanderlust for travel kept a sharp eye for an intriguing subject. I specialize in fashion, architecture and fine art photography, mixing old school with new technology.

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Simon Mather (Lowes) is a realtor by trade but a writer by passion. While selling commercial real estate in Central Oregon for the past two decades he has continued to write for Cascade Business News (famously finding creativity in describing the local building industry) and now expanding to develop feature stories for BFQ. He's expanded the touch of the growing Sunriver Brewing Co. by telling the stories of the people behind the brew.

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THE ADVISORY BOARD Georell Bracelin / Gb2 Advertising... local marketing agency owner with a life-long love of fashion busy crafting brands, creative strategies and advertising for local and regional businesses.

Jamie Christman / Bend Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs... executive director of Leadership Bend, former television producer / host and a walking local Facebook button.

Jennifer Clifton / Attorney, Lava Love... corporate lawyer with the heart of an entrepreneur, co-owner of local Lava Love, natural line of volcanic clay detox baths, soaps and facial masks.

Jennifer Matthey / Brave... diverse experience as a marketer, writer, producer—spanning entertainment, technology and nonprofits, entrepreneurial venture as co-owner of Brave Collective.

Deanna Paik / Roots Salon... entrepreneur, created Deschutes Gallery which specialized in NW Coast Native Art, owner of inspiring Roots Salon.

Chris Schroeder-Fain / Morgan Stanley... vice president-wealth management, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, after an earlier career in the music industry.

Susie Stevens... lover of fashion, active volunteer, devotee of Bend and the outdoors, a yoga believer, an avid gardener, a travel enthusiast and recent retiree following 18 years with Opportunity Knocks, excitingly exploring and experiencing the next chapter in her life. Joanne Sunnarborg / Desperado... helping women define who they are by what they wear, owner and proprietor of Desperado and Shoes &... blends her unique style and customer service into a fashion forward boutique shopping experience.

Elisabeth (Lis) Thomas... is a kick-butt digital content strategist and owner of Lis Thomas Content — a Northwest digital marketing boutique. She works with businesses of all shapes and sizes to increase online brand awareness for their digital content assets, and specializes in developing lasting relationships with customers and clients online. Lis is a dedicated wife and mom to two spirited kiddos (Nikayla, 4 and Theodore,1). Her goal is to balance and enjoy life, work and parenthood in Bend.

FOUNDING BFQ SPONSERS Amanda Albrich Becky Breeze Steve Buettner Chelsea & Preston Callicott Kit Carmiencke Sue Carrington Lillian Chu Jennifer Clifton Deschutes County Sheds Co. Inc. Nancy Kay Dyer Joey Drucker Lisa Dobey Andie Edmonds

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Ann Golden Egle Friends of REALMS Carol Gregg Frank Groundwater Sue Hollern Infocus Eye Care Becky Johnson Carol Kelsey Cristy Lanfri Karen Langeland Doug La Placa Courtney Latham Ann Majeski

Jesse Martin Jeff Payne Mark & Linda Fricke Quon RDP Group-Windermere Real Estate David Rosell Rubbish Renewed Howard Schor Chris Schroeder-Fain Shannon Segerstrom Brian Shawver Soroptimist International of Bend Scott Steele Don & Susie Stevens

Joanne Sunnarborg Sunriver Music Festival Chris Telfer Charlie Thiel Kelly Thiel Marilyn Thoma Cort & Tonya Vaughan Via Lactea: An Opera in Two Acts Visit Bend Jody Ward Jim Whitaker Carol Woodard Kozimor Linda Zivney



t may seem early to think about fall but the exquisite days on the High Desert with cool mornings and warm sunny days are just around the corner. The styles and trends presented in this issue from boots and HARVEST YOUR CHIC eyewear to short dresses and pencil skirts are just the tip of the iceberg for fall. BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS, FOUNDER BFQ This entire issue is devoted to harvest: harvesting happiness, farm fresh abundance, recreation and wearable art. Magdalena Bokowa, BFQ's new art director, has bumped up the Trends section with a profusion of hot stuff for fall. You can find it all here in Central Oregon along with locally designed and created wearable art from home grown talented artists. Imagine going on the fashion trail with college students visiting Armature and The Workhouse. Alec, Simon, Chandler and Brooke are full of energy and creative ideas modeling simply fabulous designs from Howl Attire and Stuart's of Bend. Continuing the local wearable art scheme Jeanne Carver from Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko is an evolution herself, producing sustainable and natural wool, yarn and apparel. Over the years local artisans such as Mary Wonser, Kay Flynn and Linda Davis have created coveted unique fashions shown on the runways in New York. Jeweler extraordinaire Waylon Rhoads is motivated to forge his creativity and passion into an entrepreneurial success. Clothing designer Nicole Flood is creating one-of-a-kind garments while repurposing her own fabric. The energetic Linda Spring has taken on a new direction with vibrant, hand-painted and dyed designs. Twelve years, 10,000 pieces and two brothers make up the intriguing Nomad Leather with their trademark leather cuffs. How do you harvest your happiness? Cultivating families, agriculture, volunteerism, outdoor pursuits and athletics, our happiness section is a sampling of how locals are harvesting happiness in our communities. The bounty of the harvest comes full circle from the sexy cover shot of Sarahlee to the growth and abundance that so many in the High Desert savor. Rainshadow Organics, Windflower Farms the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance are just some of the initiatives that are surging full of healthy goodness. Be sure to explore the directory of organic food options at local farms and ranches and share in the harvest. Recreating with style comes with a range of preferences in this issue from aerial arts, paddleboarding to the fashionable trend of glamping. With origins in the circus, aerial arts has been sweeping the nation and branching into a performance genre right here in Central Oregon. These local performers elegantly use long silks to create friction by wrapping and unwrapping their limbs and using the force of their body weight for suspension. It's easier than you think! How do you get your brand on? Sporting local brands has taken on a fashion look of its own...move over Nike swish. The brand creators highlighted on these pages shared their love and passion for art and for developing something that represents concepts of entrepreneurship, freedom and Oregon play. I love these women realtors who have taken time away from their very busy schedules to share some insights on real estate, interest rates and market shifts. The sum of their experiences and professionalism is highlighted via some observable patience, persistence, creativity and flexibility. We thought the typical realtor's photo could use a little pizzazz and thus we asked our talented illustrator, Robyn Cochran-Ragland, to create an Andy Warhol style. The pop artist and highly paid commercial illustrator would be proud. BFQ has launched a new initiative that aims to help people in our community who may need a hand and discover their best selves. Please see page 9 in this issue and nominate yourself or someone deserving who could use a makeover. It just might change a life and propel someone into a new adventure. Happy harvesting! 17

POOL OF EXPERTS What’s Your Health and Beauty Tips for Embracing the High Desert Fall Climate?

Shannon Bennett General Manager Ideal You Weight Loss Center, LLC With Fall arriving it is so much easier to get back on track with your weight-loss goals. Take advantage of the change of the season and get back into a routine before the holidays are here.

Sue Fox Co-owner of Flux (Paddle Board Retreats) Group Sales & Events Director Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe My beauty tip for embracing the fall climate is good gear, hydration and plenty of moisturizer. If you’re prepared for the climate and conditions you can continue to glow like in any other season.

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Danielle Graham Hair Stylist/Extension Specialist Azura’ Hair Studio Embrace the fall this year and for the beauty of your hair, the right products will keep the moisture and shine in your hair when the climates change. It’s important to keep your hair healthy. It also reflects on your all over health. There’s great products by Paul Mitchell to give you everything you need to prepare for the fall weather.

David A. Otto, DC Center for Integrative Medicine Beauty comes from the inside, right? That’s where I like to start when talking to patients about skin health. And in our delightfully dry High Desert air, a common issue is dry skin. How do we protect against dry skin from the inside out? The first is so obvious, Drink more fluids. On urinalysis, we consistently find our patients’ urine is too concentrated meaning they are not drinking

enough pure water or are losing too much through their skin. I recommend drinking at least another half gallon of distilled or highly purified water per day and rechecking in a few weeks time. The second is to make the skin a better barrier to water loss. This is accomplished by increasing the protective oils in one’s diet. These oils become part of the skin and protective secretions which help keep the body’s water from evaporating. Some hints: 1. Use olive oil whenever possible for cooking, dressings and dips. 2. Explore the many uses of avocados including dips, replacing spreads and cheese, additions to salads and smoothies. 3. Try walnut or flax seed oil on salads, in smoothies, on potatoes, on popcorn. 4. Eat more cold water fish including tuna, herring, salmon, mackerel and sardines. 5. Add two grams of fish oils to your supplement regime. Try these steps to turn on your skin’s healthy glow from the inside!

Breyn Hibbs Yogo Practitioner Owner of Sol Alchemy Temple Living in line with seasonal rhythms has benefits not only for our physical bodies (e.g. eating

seasonal foods) but also for our minds, emotional health and spirits. Fall is a powerful time to connect with our roots. Some of my favorite ways are by adding root vegetables to meals, practicing grounding yoga poses and honoring ancestors. Sometime this fall, I invite you to take a few moments and do the following yoga pose and brief reflection. Make your way into a variation of Goddess Squat. Close your eyes and ask yourself: What roots am I uncovering this season? And Who is an ancestor — living or passed — I’d like to acknowledge as someone who has contributed something meaningful to my life? Close this reflection by returning to a more neutral stance - straightening your legs and bringing your palms together at your heart center. Give gratitude to yourself for taking these few intentional moments and to the ancestor(s) you connected with.

Wendy Jacobson, BS RN Registered Nurse Specializes in Skin Care DermaSpa of Bend We are all very concerned about UVA and UVB protection so we all wear a sunscreen now, right? Our second concern in our pursuit of healthy skin should be pollution. There are pollutants everywhere and come in many

Health & Beauty different forms (exhaust, sprays, chemicals, etc). You will want to add a barrier between your skin and the environment to protect the skin. Your barrier should be moisturizing and be filled with the anti-oxidants: A, B, C, D, E. Talk to your provider to find out more about skin barriers on the market and the benefits of topical anti-oxidants.

Kat Steen Esthetician SpaW Fall is my favorite time of year in the beautiful High Desert. By this time your skin has probably been in the elements quite a bit and is starting to show signs of dullness and lack luster. This is the perfect time to have a skin treatment or facial, such as a peel followed by deep hydration.

Shannon Segerstrom NASM Certified Personal Trainer InMotion Training Studio Fall is a great time to evaluate your fitness program and make

sure it’s the best possible program for YOU. Address everything from mobility, coordination, flexibility, core training, strength and conditioning and of course nutrition. On a side note being born and raised here I’ve found that coconut oil helps keep my skin soft and even though it’s an oil it soaks into the skin really well.

Morri Stewart Wyckoff American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer Owner, Energize Fitness Fall in the High Desert is a beautiful time to get out and do some amazing hikes. Trails are less crowded and cooler temperatures make for pretty ideal conditions. Maintaining strong legs heading into the ski season is an added perk for this “natural” workout. Stretching out the hamstrings and quads, combined with the benefits of the cardio backcountry, will set you up for a great winter of fun in our High Desert community.

Larry Weber Physician Assistant Bend Dermatology Living in the High Desert has its advantages and disadvantages. With the low humidity it makes life comfortable on those 80 and 90 degree days but it also can be a disadvantage to our skin With the low humidity around we need to compliment our skin with good hydration. I suggest avoidance of over exfoliating and use of a hydrating cleanser and leaving the cleanser on for 20 seconds to help hydrate. Moisturizer should be applied as soon as possible after cleansing. Good moisturizers should be applied at bed as well. As always sunscreens are a must in the AM to maintain that youthful look.

Sherry Raymond-Coblantz Apothecary Artisan Owner of Sher-Ray Organic Cosmetics LLC Living in the High Desert promotes dryness for all types of skin. Everyone knows to use moisturizers and serums, but how many of us use a “sealer” to STOP dehydration? It is very important to seal our moisture in, our Formula 4 is the perfect answer to solve this problem the natural way. Cosmetic chemicals are ruining our bodies because topical skin care products get absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Natural and organic products are nature’s answer to radiant skin. 19

POOL OF EXPERTS What’s Your Financial Tips for Mortgages, Investment, Insurance, Banking and Real Estate?

Karen Brannon Farmers Insurance Fall is a good time to get your financial house in order. One aspect of this is reviewing your insurance and making sure your asset protection is up to date. Most people don’t realize that in addition to protecting their home, auto and life they can also protect their financial assets with insurance. A fixed indexed annuity is an insurance contract that guarantees their principle investment while allowing their money to grow. A fixed indexed annuity may be appropriate to protect some of your financial assets by eliminating the possibility of loss.

Jan Davey & Kim Bishop-Brokers The Davey-Bishop Home Selling Team with Fred Real Estate Group According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging Report, only 34 percent of sellers’ agent’s stage all homes, yet 81 percent surveyed believe that home staging helps a buyer to better visualize themselves living in the home. What is staging? Making your home ready and the most appealing it can be to prospective buyers. Today’s market is competitive and buyers prefer a home that is move in ready. Staging is a critical marketing tool with a proven success record. First

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impressions are so important. Buyers make a decision on a home in the first 90 seconds. These potential buyers walk into your home and either see themselves there or they don’t. It’s rarely a gray area. Staging a home for sale is not a new trend, but realtors offering this service at no charge to their clients is something quite unique.

of income. The extra effort could make a big difference down the road: contributing even $20 extra. Use windfalls wisely. While it may be tempting to spend a windfall—such as an inheritance or workplace bonus—on something fun, it’s probably a better idea to use the money to enhance your long-term financial standing.

Christine Schroeder-Fain VP, Wealth Management Schroeder Fain Team Morgan Stanley Regardless of whatever else may await you in life, saving for the future could be one of your biggest financial challenges. That’s why it’s important to take steps now to make sure you’ll have enough money on hand for retirement, family goals or unanticipated financial emergencies. Consider the following: Monitor expenses. Lowering your expenses by a modest amount such as one percent could allow you to boost your savings initiatives as much as a comparable increase in pay. Reduce credit card expenses. On average, each U.S. household with credit card debt owes a balance of more than $15,000. You can eliminate such debt faster—and start saving more—by paying more than the minimum monthly amount on your credit cards each month. Boost contributions. If you participate in a workplace retirement plan, consider increasing your contribution by an additional one or two percent

Alison Garner-Mata & Matt Garner Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, LLC Next to spring, fall is the busiest season for home buying and selling. Autum offers certain benefits to home buyers, including year-end tax breaks, pleasant weather conditions for moving and a large selection of homes for sale. Fall buyers and sellers tend to be more motivated to move.

Lisa McCarthy Realtor Fred Real Estate Group Did you know that there are many reasons why homeownership makes sense financially? While renters are feeling a thorn in their sides with the increasing rents, they are also paying down the principal of their landlord’s debt. So why not pay down your own principal? Owning

a home restricts against inflation since typically rents go up at or higher than the rate of inflation, making homeownership attractive. Since most people have difficulty saving money and have to make a housing payment one way or another, why not own your own home to start the savings? There is also a tax benefit of homeownership. Homeowners can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from income. Finally, homeownership is typically the one leveraged investment where you can borrow money to purchase a home.

Judy Cameron Money Stress to Money Success Coach, Stress Relievers Now Most people are working more but still don’t have enough money. Why is that? Research shows that limiting mental beliefs block us from becoming financially prosperous—beliefs we’re not aware of. As kids, our minds are like sponges, soaking in our parents’ or the world’s beliefs about money. And they don’t go away unless, just like a computer, you upgrade your program. Do you have a gut feeling about what might be blocking you? Are you aware how often you think this thought? Start journaling these insights. When you’re aware of your ingrained patterns, you’ve taken an essential first step in unraveling the impact of the old pattern and can now establish a positive, desired money mindset for a prosperous year ahead.


Dana Bruce Loan Officer, Prime Lending It’s an exciting time in real estate. Interest rates are low and homes are in high demand in Central Oregon. If you have been considering buying, fall and winter can be a great time to take advantage of the real estate market. Low down payment option mortgages are available for both the first time homebuyer and those buying their dream home. If you already own a home, consider taking advantage of your home’s equity and low interest rates to make additions or renovations to your home that add to your value.

Leana Morton Account Manager Cascade Insurance Center A lot of changes are coming to the individual health insurance market in 2017 for Deschutes county. As of January 1, we will no longer have plan options with Bridgespan, Lifewise, Moda, Oregon’s Health Co-Op, Providence and Regence Blue Cross. This means that, for anyone whom currently has a plan with

one of these carriers, their policies will end on December 31 and they will have to purchase a new plan. From what we know now, the only carrier’s offering plans in Deschutes County will be Pacific Source and HealthNet. We expect that they will take a 10-15 percent increase on their current rates which are already some of the highest in the county. Make sure you have an agent. This is going to be a year of change and you will want someone in your corner to help you navigate through it all.

Randy Miller President ASI Wealth Management & Consulting Services As fall approaches, our days get shorter as many outdoor activities in Central Oregon wind down. It’s a great time of year to take a moment to review your financial situation. Did you know most Americans spend more time planning for their next vacation than they do planning for their retirement and a sound financial future? Start by asking yourself some basic, important questions. Where are my assets invested and are they safe? How are my assets invested? How much risk am I taking? Why are my assets allocated the way they are? If you are still working towards a comfortable retirement, you should be thinking about how much you will really need to retire someday. How much should you be saving now to achieve that goal? What are the most tax efficient and cost effective ways to invest for retirement?

Linda Zivney, CRPC Zivney Financial Group Fall is a good time to conduct a periodic review of your estate plan. Once your estate plan is successfully implemented, a critical step is to carry out a periodic review and update if necessary. This should be done every year for large estates and every five years for smaller estates, or if you’re personal situation has changed. Imagine how our lives can change over a five-year period and how those changes could affect your estate. And that’s without even considering changes in tax laws, the stock market, the economic climate or other external factors. A periodic review can give you confidence — all you need to do is give it a little thought from time to time.

Kristine Akenson NMLS Waterstone Mortgage Corp. With so many unknowns, purchasing your first (or any) home can seem like a daunting endeavor, but there are ways to help make the purchase a smoother process. By using the following five steps, you can be ahead of the game when you step foot in your future home: 1-Find out your credit history and

score.2-Gather documentation such as: W2, tax returns and bank statements. 3-Contact me for a free consultation. 4-Review your income, expenses and financial goals with me. 5-Finally, ask me about getting pre-qualified. By doing your research, speaking to a professional and then sticking to your budget, your dream of homeownership can be a reality.

Barbara M Seaman, LUTFC Cornerstone Financial Planning Group, LLC Coordinating your investments to perform as well as possible is as important as coordinating your outfits! Well, I’d say a bit more important. Each piece of clothing has its place from a core outfit to the accessories. Investments work the same way without the color coordination. Fall is a great time to look at what you have in investments. Have you coordinated what you own to your taxes so you pay the least amount of taxes as possible? Have you started a Roth IRA to grow tax free? Do you care if you have socially aware mutual funds or is it okay to own funds with tobacco companies? Does your company match any portion of your retirement plan such as a 401k and are you funding it to the maximum to get the match? Fall is a perfect time to check up on your investment wardrobe to find out if you are indeed coordinating your personal investments to your lifestyle. 21


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The Blvd Headquarters in Redmond Smashes Online Sales



howcasing hand-selected, contemporary, fashion forward clothing, with budget conscious shoppers in mind, The Blvd has been outfitting Central Oregon since 2010. From cozy and casual to full fashionista, they have a wide selection, with new garments arriving weekly. Matt and Katie Schulz, husband and wife, are the original and only owners of The Blvd which first opened in Downtown Bend in 2010 followed by a second Redmond location a year later. Matt explains, “Closing the Bend location this year was bittersweet but we did it so we could focus on the website and still be able to spend time with family. We were working 16 plus hours per day and it was never our goal to be a big corporation. We opened [The Blvd] so that we could travel and spend time with our boys John (20) and Matthew (17) and give them some great life experiences.” They first opened a clothing store in Cottage Grove in 2007; however, an impromptu visit to Central Oregon changed everything. “We sold our store in the valley, moved and opened The Blvd all within a five- month span,” Katie recalls. When asked why they ultimately chose to headquarter in Redmond, they explain, “We truly believe Redmond is The Hub. With the airport and fairgrounds located here, Redmond is the future of Central Oregon. It has maintained its small town charm while seeing lots of economic growth. “With Chuck Arnold, former head of Downtown Bend, now heading up Redmond's economic development, the future is very bright. The people of Redmond are warm

and welcoming. When we opened in December 2011, it was amazing and that feeling of appreciation has never left. We're excited to see what the future holds.” Quickly reaching 20,000 fans on social media after launching their store website, they decided to move toward online sales. “We knew our fans needed the opportunity to shop The Blvd online and get the same selection and service as in-store. We began to develop, design and promote the new site and released our full e-commerce site in November 2015. In our first month we had outdone the previous four years combined in online sales.” The website has been growing continuously. They now offer free shipping on all orders with a dedicated phone line for online questions. The Blvds’ most popular item is denim. From simple, plain and cozy denim from Articles of Society to bling jeans from Denim Couture and Grace in LA; they offer a variety of styles. Other brands include premium denim from Silver, Miss Me and Rock Revival. By way of Ketchikan, Alaska and Ripon, Wisconsin, Katie and Matt met through a mutual friend and say, “It truly was love at first sight, but that's a whole other story.” With combined careers in administration and retail management, they were shoe-ins for retail success. The BLVD 453 SW Sixth St. Redmond 541-923-7555 23


Our mission statement is simple. We call it Butler Service. Something we experienced on our honeymoon. We offer high quality, fashionforward apparel and accessories with a very attractive price. Our goal is to help each and every customer, one-on-one, to find clothing that they love. Like a personal shopper, we are helpful and suggestive and make sure the customer has the right fit each and every time.

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The Skirt Shirt With Turkish Shawl

The Travel Duffel

Channel your inner explorer and wander to far and distant lands with the Will Leather Goods Travel Duffel found at Local Joe.

Feel marvelously luxurious in this traditional Turkish cotton weave towel, made in Tunisia. Pair it with a lightly faded denim skirt shirt from Brave Collective.

Turquoise Gold Bling

BEND TRENDS Get the Fall Fashion Look By Magdalena Bokowa Be your own Cleopatra and adorn yourself with bright pieces of turquoise accented with gold. Find your own piece at Faveur Eclectic Unique Boutique

Horned Rims

This demure but sexy style from the 1950s are back and better than ever! Find these Ray-Ban and Gucci frames at Intergrated Eye Care.

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Statement Rings

Big, bold and chunky! Accessorize this season with rare Australian Opals and Lilac colored sapphires, sure to make THE fashion statement. Find these gems from local designer Karen Bandy.

Fringed Festival Boots From the festivals to the streets, look good wherever your feet may land you! Find these fringed beauties, at Desperado Clothing Boutique.

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Ethical Footwear

Moto Leggings

For every pair of shoes you buy, Toms will donate a new pair to someone in need. Help change the world, one step at a time, found at Common Threads in Sisters.

The Getaway Floppy Hat

Whether you're shielding yourself from the sun or the local paparrazi, the floppy is the hat for discreet, yet fashionable encounters. Find yours at Local Joe.

These are not your normal leggings. Uber comfy but ultra fashionable, grab them in an array of colors. Find the Beulah Moto leggings at Wildflower Mobile Boutique.

Favorite Denim Floral Kimono

So common is the Kimono in Japan that it literally translates to "a thing to wear." Bring flow into your wardrobe by grabbing a floral kimono from The Blvd in Redmond.

Leather Beer Holsters

Handcrafted in Bend by two brothers, what better way to quench your thirst then by having a beer at the ready? Buy yours and other leather goods from Nomad Leather.

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Just a bit of stylized quirky fun, these cute pieces will quickly be your go-to for the fall denim look. Nab yours at Desperado Clothing Boutique.

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Tan Tote

The Quilted Bomber Jacket

From makeup to Chihuahuas, stash anything you need in this trendy and very handy tote from Local Joe.

Your college professeur never thought elbow patches could look this good! Complete with a cotton quilted pattern, this simply to do die for green and gold ensemble completes the back to school look. Yours is at Wildflower Mobile Boutique

Leather Cuffs

Grab these locally made statement pieces from Brave Collective.

Affirmation Jewelry

Have daily reminders of your worth with these simple yet poignant pieces found at Desperado Clothing Boutique.

Handcrafted Wooden Bowls

Spice up your salt and olive oil bowls with these beautifully crafted coconut vessels, imported from France and carried at Brave Collective.

Local Art

What better way to bring Oregon into your home then by hanging a painting by a local artist? Find your custom piece at Hood Avenue Art in Sisters.

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Cosmic Rings

Carry the galaxies with you, day or night, by wearing a custom designed ring by local jewlery designer Waylon Rhoads.

A Local Read

Dive into the fall with a thrilling read with Nicole Meier's The House of Bradbury, available at Brave Collective.

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Pencil Skirts

The most versatile of items in your wardrobe, use one of Linda Spring's wearable art pencil skirts at work, out on the town, with leggings or bare legs. Find them at her studio

Turquoise Add glam with a range of bright turquoise from Cowgirl and Indians Resale

Tribal Wear

Continue the Tribal trend into the cooler months with a tribal cardigan, found at Faveur Eclectic Unique Boutique

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133 SW Century, Bend

100% cotton fouta towels by Scent & Feel

Conscious Coconut™ organic coconut oil for lips, skin and hair

Happy Spritz™ 100% natural aromatherapy facial spray Punjammie™ by Sudara

Vintage kantha bags only at Brave

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STORY BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS esperado, Faveur and Local Joe, three simply fabulous local boutiques, all with their own style and focus, are featured in this fall issue of BFQ. Designers show off an array of chic styles and appealing fashions. Desperado offers a mix of bohemian charm with the latest on trendy fashion for women and men. Faveur's

look is inspired by layering, comfort and a relaxed vibe. While Local Joe carries many fits, styles and washes of top denim brands. Local Joe is one of the premier Blue Jean stores in the Northwest, a downtown denim institution since 1993. In addition to denim and high end everyday women's and men's wear, Local Joe boasts a roster of locally made jewelry, Nixon watches and leather goods. 33


Olive Pique Hat Faveur Jackets Kancan Denim Jeans Faveur Dress Faveur Top Istanbul & Turquoise H. Jewelry Qupid Boots (Left, on Hanna) Not Rated Boots (Right, on Jennifer)

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On Jennifer

On Hanna

Indie Ella Silk Kimono

Faveur Dress RYU Scarf

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIA BAY ON LOCATION | MCMENAMINS BEND ennifer Steigman, founder and owner of Faveur, says that fashion and clothing “could be looked at as superficial, but there must be something bigger going on because these things have been a crucial component of culture and society for a long time."

Faveur's look is inspired by layering, comfort and a relaxed vibe which are staples in Bend. She adds vintage European to the mix to help develop customer's personal style. Steigman reviews fashion needs specific to the High Desert saying, “The style we have reflects what Central Oregon residents need in terms of the essentials and style. We bring all these elements together. What really happened is I built a shop around my style.” In working with customers, she strives to “use fashion as a tool, as an opportunity to help women gain self confidence. I really believe a woman that is totally free from negative self image, negative self talk, guilt and shame others have put on her can truly walk in confidence. There is nothing she can't do. It is crazy what you hear women say in dressing rooms, you're

looking at them and you aren't seeing what they are seeing. To help them believe the value and the beauty that they have is what I do through Faveur.” Modeling here with daughter Hanna, Steigman says working side by side with her daughter has been integral to building Faveur. Jennifer and her husband Pete are celebrating six years at their Franklin Street location in Bend and recently opened a second location in Sisters. Hanna has worked at the store since its opening in 2011… balancing that with playing several sports, being publicity manager for Student Council, Key Club, Rotary Club events, Big Brother-Big Sister and the Red Cross blood drive. She has been very involved in her community at the high school level. Now that she has graduated, she is working three summer jobs, as well as staying in shape, hoping to run track this fall at Clackamas Community College. Faveur Bend: 714 NW Franklin Ave., 541-3235 Faveur Sisters: 150 W Cascade Ave., 541-588-2287 Online: 35


On Lex

Lucky Brand Denim shirt western style with snaps

Free People Fall floral sheer top Hudson Jeans Nico skinny jeans

Superdry T-shirt

Lucky Brand Necklace

Hudson Jeans Byron slim fit Nixon Watches

Nixon Watches Leather strap

Will Leather Goods Mount Hood Rucksack

Will Leather Goods Mist Hobo handbag



ne of the premier Blue Jean stores in the Northwest, many Central Oregonians have looked to Local Joe as a downtown denim institution since 1993. Owners AJ and Gwen Cohen reflect that when they first opened, “Premium denim was pretty much unknown to most Bendites, but luckily that was beginning to change, and now it’s over 23 years later, and Bend has become its own little shopping, dining, brewing and fashion mecca.” From Los Angeles and Orange County originally, AJ comments, “Tailoring to the Bend fashion consciousness and lifestyle can be quite tricky, as things that work in the big city don’t always translate to Central Oregon. Gwen and I go to LA and Las Vegas about four times a year for the clothing markets. We try to include our employees in as much of the process as possible, so that they will have a real commitment to the merchandise and to our customers.” Local Joe carries many fits, styles and

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washes of top denim brands like Paige, Hudson, Lucky Brand, Joe’s Jeans, 7 for all Mankind, AG, Citizens of Humanity, Big Star, DL 1961 and Mavi. In addition to denim and high end everyday women's and men's wear, Local Joe boasts a roster of locally made jewelry, Nixon watches and leather goods including the exclusive Central Oregon distributor of Will Leather Goods, a company from Eugene that has really carved a space in the market. THE MODELS Will Cohen, son of Local Joe owner AJ Cohen, was born and raised in Bend. He has often been an employee of Local Joe over the years, and has recently lived in Portland serving as the store assistant manager for Oakley in the Washington Square Mall. Lex Kuechle is a native of Calgary, Canada, currently living in Portland. She is a server at Portland’s upscale eatery and lounge, Departure. Local Joe at 292 NW Wall St. 541-385-7137,

On Will Lucky Brand Plaid flannel shirt Penguin T-shirt AG, The Nomad Very slim fit jeans Nixon Watches Chrono Will Leather Goods All leather travel duffle

On Lex Fall Free People Soft shirt Joe’s Jeans Army green gathered Michael Stars Felt hat Nixon Watches Gold Time Teller 37


On Sandy Biya by Johnny Was Vintage Squash Blossom necklace Old Gringo Boots

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On Daniel Head’n Home Hat Ryan Michael Shirt DKODE Shoes

On Sandy Johnny Was Tank Lizzou and Allora Accessories Dear John Denim Musse & Cloud Platform sandals



andy, a doctor of chiropractic medicine and owner of Bend NSA Chiropractic, and Daniel, owner of Einstein Plumbing and Heating, both have jobs that offer a service to people in the Bend area and they are passionate about helping other people. "We both started our businesses after moving to Bend almost 15 years ago and have been working hard to offer extraordinary service to our clients. "On the weekends we enjoy going on bike rides, taking all the kids skiing, going golfing and to the lakes, not to mention we love shopping and dining at our favorite restaurants in Bend! Good food, good fun, great place to raise kids." The Johnsons are kept busy with their four children, Tanen (16), Aidan (15), Wyatt (13) and Bunny who is about to turn five in August.

On Sandy

On Daniel

Abbott Suede Jacket

Ryan Michael Shirt Timberland Shoes

Favorite go to clothes for Sandy are all about comfort. Daniel on the other hand dresses to impress, his hipster style and hat collection are quite impressive. Sandy adds, "Desperado is the easiest place for me to shop, the fashionistas always give me good advice and pick things out that are flattering. It is almost like they keep me in mind when they do the shopping for the store. As for other shopping in Bend I seem to seek out some of the treasures at Foot Zone and Mountain Supply. The best thing about fashion in Bend is when we luck out and have a super long winter with tons of snow and we can wear all kinds of warm layers with hats, coats and endless days of boots! Daniel shops at Desperado and REVOLVR in Bend." Desperado in The Old Mill District 541 -749- 9980 39


Where to Find New Style, Design & Trends BRAVE COLLECTIVE on SW Century, Bend is a modern day mercantile for women. It’s a space that is as inviting and accessible as the fashion it offers. The name is to honor and remind every woman that they belong, they have a voice and they matter. New shipments arrive weekly representing forward fashion. Local artisans are showcased offering furniture, jewelry and uniquely crafted gift items.

COSA CURA a re-launch of Rescue and Bend Modern taking over the Azillion Beads space on Greenwood Avenue, Bend this lifestyle retail outlet can outfit your home and your closet with second hand high fashion.

is conveniently located on Minnesota downtown Bend, goods include hand crafted folk art, furniture, apparel, accessories and home decor from Mexico and beyond. The store is not only bright and immediately mood lifting, it has something for everyone.

SOL ALCHEMY TEMPLE BOUTIQUE on NE Studio Road, Bend contains treasures to adorn your spiritual space. From feathers to bone and jewelry, their selections are eclectic and sacred.

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Organic, free trade coffee. Community events. Free cookies on Fridays. All at your neighborhood bank.

DIANE BRIDGEMAN Bend Interior Office Solutions Food & Beverage/Hospitality Steve Boostrom Sr. Business Account Manager 541-678-3198 /951-453-9045 541-693-9563

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On The Collegiate Fashion Trail at The Old Ironworks

Students model fall looks, hand-made apparel by local designers and goods from Howl Attire, Stuart's of Bend, Armature and The Workhouse

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Apocalypse Coat Howl AttireÂ

Cascadia Winter Trapper Hat Howl Attire

Buffalo T-shirts Gold Cigarette Pants Buffalo Gal Bag Howl Attire

Cascade Lakes Swim Wear Stuart's of Bend 43


Wild Rag Gold Cigarette Pants Buffalo Gal Bag Buffalo T-shirts Kaycee Anseth Howl Attire

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Wild Forager Cloak Howl Attire

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Cascadia Motorcycle Jacket Cascadia Trapper Hat

Cascade Lakes Swim Wear Stuart’s of Bend

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Midnight Magic Dress Howl Attire The Old Ironworks Halloween Masks Stuart’s of Bend 49


SIMONE A first-year student at

ALEC Alec is a talented musi-

ALICIA CHANDLER BROOKE Alicia Renner’s work is

Chandler is studying fire

Brooke attends the Uni-

OSU-Cascades from Bend,

cian and published song-

mainly inspired by the

science and paramedics at

versity of Hawaii at Manoa

decided. She is interested

second year at Belmont

in the country in Canada

nity College with hopes of

business degree. She plans

currently her major is unin the field of health as

well as music. Simone likes

being active and her favor-

ite sports are volleyball and kickboxing. Her ultimate dream is to becoming a professional singer/ songwriter. Favorite local shopping: Navone jewelry

writer. He will be in his University in Nashville,

Tennessee where he stud-

ies music and literature. Alec sings and plays a few instruments but his goal

is to be a producer and songwriter. He enjoys bas-

ketball and skateboarding.

Favorite local shopping: Vanilla and Desperado

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wilderness. She grew up and worked planting trees

for years before start-

ing Howl Attire. “I love where I live now and feel

lucky every day that I get to spend my time deep in the woods or desert.”

Central Oregon Commubecoming a firefighter in

the future. Chandler is also

enjoys acting and modeling. He often travels to LA

for photo shoots. He loves

tennis and an avid rock

climber which he engages in at Smith Rock. He prefers urban fashion that’s casual

but very stylish. Favorite local shopping: REVOLVR

and is studying to get her to finish the next three

years in Hawaii hanging out with friends, playing

volleyball and surfing. Favorite local shopping: Patagonia and Vanilla

Pan-Global Cuff Stuart’s of Bend

H O W L AT T IR E Alicia Renner, who has been in Bend for eight years says, "Bend

tends to draw people who are more conscious of supporting indi-

viduals and small businesses. We have a strong community, full of

creative people, who are always excited to encourage and support each other."

It can be challenging, "Though we do have a lot of artistic energy

in Bend, creating things that are wild and new can sometimes be received poorly if they don't fit into the Pacific Northwest theme."

This fall find Howl Attire locally at Lost Season Supply and

The Workhouse.

You can see what Alicia is currently working on through Instagram:

@howlattire. Or at the Christmas bazaar, Craft-O. She will have an outfit in the Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show.

S tua r t ’s o f B e n d Stuart’s of Bend is one part artistic design, another part functional

kinetic sculpture and one of the hippest fashion centers around Central Oregon. Stuart’s eye for detail, craftsmanship and unique wearable art is demonstrated in his eclectic jewelry, accessories and art found in The Old Ironworks Arts District of Bend, Oregon.

Stuart Breidenstein brings creativity to the next level making

belts, bags, wallets, journal covers and other leather goods. He also creates art, unique camp stoves, industrial style furniture and lightning and his newest line of retro-inspired swimwear that

launched in 2013. Breidenstein has been designing jewelry and accessories since 1989.

Inspired by nature, Cascadia, swimming in lakes and an eye for

handmade high fashion, Stuart’s is sure to impress and engage visitors with his unique, beautiful wearable art! 51


Desert God Head piece Howl Attire

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Our team is made up of master art framers and designers with over five decades of experience. Our artistic approach, combined with our technical skills and innovative materials, help turn your artwork into something you’ll love for years to come. We offer free in-home consultations where we assist in choosing the right wall for each of your treasured pieces. Let’s decide together. Your journey awaits.

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he movement of producing sustainable, environmentally mindful, American made clothing and fiber has been a growing topic of discussion, especially here in Central Oregon. Asking where our clothing is coming from and who is making it is becoming more common, and the discussion continues with the 140-year-old Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Oregon, producer of sustainable and natural wool, yarn and apparel. Jeanne Carver, part owner of Imperial Stock Ranch, has become an advocate for sustainable fiber production and has promoted, marketed and created collaborations with local fiber artists and designers in order to change the way we see fiber and ranch industry. “What got us interested in this vein of production was simply about survival,” Carver explains. “The wool industry was crashing in the late ‘90s and buyers didn’t think the ranching industry was relevant anymore. Obviously they did not know wool as the ‘miracle fiber’ that it is and how important it actually is to maintain.” Tremendous obstacles including changing commodity markets, loss of processing and manufacturing infrastructure for textiles and the growing pressures from meat imports, the economic viability of raising sheep was severely threatened. The Carvers began creating retail products from their raw commodities as a way to maintain the presence of sheep as a vibrant part of Imperial Stock Ranch. Though Carver’s formal studies were not in agriculture or marketing, she has been able to attach the power of where these products come from and highlights the importance of the ranch’s heritage and nurturing of the land.

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These amazing artists worked with our yarn to create small, unique offerings created entirely in and sold throughout Oregon.

“The biggest question of marketing is ‘why would anyone buy this item?’” Carver explains. “The two most important things that make an item, like a sweater, blanket, etc. important is the heritage. On our ranch we work on the land; carefully managing livestock rotations and low impact farming practices to form an ever-improving landscape. Our grazing animals vitalize plants, harvest sunlight and help keep healthy stands of grasses growing on the High Desert landscape. By telling where the item gets its magic, the item sells itself. “The other factor which makes these items important is the collaborative process it takes to create them. The artisans who we originally affiliated with, including Mary Wonser, Kay Flynn and Linda Davis to name a few, were local women,” Carver continues. “These amazing artists worked with our yarn to create small, unique offerings created entirely in and sold throughout Oregon.” The evolution of these products carried Imperial Stock Ranch through various marketing channels, which has helped them achieve incredible feats such as being recognized as one of the few National Historic District Ranches in Oregon, and having their yarn used by Ralph Lauren to be made into sweaters worn by the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic team. The future of Imperial Stock Ranch has many excitements on the horizon. For now, they continue to lead a collective effort to change American manufacturing with fashion and outdoor sports lines. “It’s really all about connection,” Carver summarizes. “Everything we have done so far is strengthening the concept of family ranching, rebranding and reimagining American products by supporting each other. Together, we are stronger.” 55



aylon Rhoads was motivated at a young age to take his creativity and find something he was passionate about that would meet the market demand and jewelry-making seemed to be the perfect fit. “It is one of the oldest industries that exists,” Rhoads explains.“Every civilization in the world has had some relationship to jewelry.” Rhoads began taking classes and apprenticing with several jewelry makers, including one of the largest, familyowned jewelers in the nation. There, he was able to hone the technical skills that are clearly displayed in his custom work today. After his various apprenticeships, Rhoads decided to venture into working on his own line of jewelry. “My motivation in taking that step from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur was the realization of how labor is exploited and my resistance of not wanting to be a part of that system,” explains Rhoads.“It was more of a rejection of that relationship. I realized how much money was being made off of my labor, and that’s when I decided that with the tools and training I already had, I could do this for myself.” Though it was tough to figure out which direction he wanted his custom line to go, Rhoads had a defined style that he was drawn to. “I have an affinity for organic flowy lines that are well controlled in form and structure,” he states. “I had a lot of skills, such as handengraving, that separated me from a lot of other jewelers. But it was hard to pick out what I was going to do. Eventually I realized, why limit yourself with one set production when you can do it all if you have the time?” Rhoads draws inspirations from many sources including other cultures and different art forms. “I’m drawn to ancient arts of Southeast Asia, sandstone temple carvings and the beautiful and detailed relief work of those countries. I get inspired

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by Victorian era embellishment where you use as much detail on any given surface that you can. I don’t like sterile, emotionless designs that modernity usually expresses.” The process Rhoads uses to make his custom creations begins either with customer’s input or from his own imagination. “I usually will start around the main stone that will be used in a piece, and build a design from there that makes the stone the focal point. I ask customers a series of questions of what they are drawn to and what they want to see. For my own pieces, it really depends on what I’m feeling on any given day,” Rhoads explains. “I tend to be drawn to curved lines and contours and sculptural forms, there is so much that can be done with bold lines.” Rhoads’ diverse set of skills comes in handy when he is working on his designs. “After getting a sense of the design, I will carve the wax model, which is one of my favorite things to do,” Rhoads says. “I love working on a tangible object that is very easy to get a tremendous amount of detail.” He then casts, polishes and moves on to stone-setting, which Rhoads feels is one of his greatest strengths as a designer. “I can set any shape/type of stone in any fashion. I don’t shy away from that.” When it comes to the direction he wants to take his company, Rhoads says it deviates from the traditional business model. “I like to incorporate workers’ selfdetermined enterprise, which is sort of at the foundation of what collaboration is about,” Rhoads explains. “I don’t want to put anyone else in the position I felt as an employee. I want to bring everyone involved in the production process together to have a vote and a say in the direction of what we are producing and how profits are shared. From there, we can go anywhere.” Waylon Rhoads Jewelry can be found at and his store in downtown Bend.


lothing designer Nicole Flood prides herself on creating one-of-a-kind garments while repurposing and creating her own fabric. “I believe that clothing has the ability to help us transcend the way we feel about ourselves and our bodies. By putting on certain clothing we can feel more confident, grounded and expressive of the true nature of our souls,” Flood states. Flood has been creating for as long as she can remember and fell in love with the process of repurposing materials to make entirely new clothes. “The limitations of using everything I can from a single a t-shirt and producing a beautiful garment creates a kind of friction,” Flood explains. “If I were to go into a fabric store, I would be overwhelmed with all of the possibilities. Therefore, the fabrics I reuse help drive the concept of what I create.” After studying apparel design, Flood began creating and crocheting her own line of hats, made entirely out of recycled clothing. “I was selling designs out of a suitcase to classmates and after a while I started looking into what else I could design during the summer months,” Flood states. “From there, it grew into a full line. I started lookbooks of my designs and showed at the Portland Saturday market where I could get feedback from people. It was helpful to hear from customers and to interact with them on that level so I could learn more about the custom designs I wanted to do, and eventually I started putting together ideas for my own store.” Flood’s process for designing


is as unique as her creations. “I usually begin projects by asking what intentions I am setting for myself,” Flood describes. “I will use how I am feeling to come up with a keyword that will then direct what I want to work on. From there, I draw on inspirations, play with silhouettes, work on maximizing efficiency of my fabric, modify and play with fabric until I’m ready to sketch.” She continues to explain this as a kind of meditative state. “After processing all of my ideas and inspirations, the designs seem to write themselves. I like to call this ‘downloading’ to get a clear picture of what I what to create. Then I start from scratch every year with brand new ideas.” When it comes to future goals, Flood hopes to keep expanding so that she can reach more people and continue making beautiful, custom designs. “I’m developing a system that will allow me to spend more time building fiber and creating more intensive, one of a kind wearable art. I chose this craft because I love transformation. Both transforming old garments into new clothing and the transformation I see in people when they wear my work.” 57



inda Spring’s vibrant, handpainted and dyed designs are easy to spot in a crowd. With two fine arts degrees and an extensive art background, Spring has used her knowledge to create a line of one-of-a-kind clothing that is truly wearable art. “I didn’t have any big plans to build my own studio, it just happened organically,” Spring explains. “So much of what I do is repurposing items and using them for my art and it was the same with my studio.” Spring’s studio is a one-person factory, where she hand-paints and dyes her fabrics, creates her own designs and textures from found objects, sews her own garments including hand beading and adding embellishments and then hangs the finished garments that await a new home. Any garments that she does not sew herself, are still sustainably American made. “There is an incredible amount of waste created in foreign countries that do mass-manufacturing of clothing,” Spring states. “Excess dyes are dumped straight into water supplies, fabric waste isn’t reused or repurposed and it is a huge issue. The clothes may be cheaper to buy, but the environmental impact we are making is astronomical.” Spring went on to describe our willingness to spend $300 on a Patagonia jacket without thinking where it was manufactured, yet purchasing quality and sustainable American-made clothing isn’t at the forefront of our minds, when it really should be. Not only are Spring’s garments environmentally and sustainably conscious, they are exquisite pieces of art. Beautiful colors and textures are handcrafted by Spring to make each piece truly unique. “I am so inspired by the environment around us. Just the other day I was out walking and saw this beautiful rock

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Pencil skirt with jute print Photo by Dean Guernsey

Excess dyes are dumped straight into water supplies, fabric waste isn’t reused or repurposed and it is a huge issue. The clothes may be cheaper to buy, but the environmental impact we are making is astronomical.

LINDA SPRING HAND-PAINTED DYED DESIGNS Linda Spring at the High Fiber Art Symposium

One-of-a-kind yoga pant with shabori print Photo by Dean Guernsey

I am so inspired by the environment around us. Just the other day I was out walking and saw this beautiful rock that had amazing texture and I just knew I had to try and achieve it.

that had amazing texture and I just knew I had to try and achieve it.” Spring uses found objects, including barbeque grates, mountain bike tires, two-by-fours covered with nails, old, cut-up sponges and diamond plate steel, in order to create enchanting and organic patterns. Her process for creating pieces is extensive and has many steps including: getting the perfect consistency and color of dye from scratch, painting fabric and letting it set overnight, washing and re-washing until the pattern is complete, cutting and sewing the fabric into a garment and adding final touches. It is an incredible amount of work that looks completely effortless when the piece is complete. “I think about the body as I am creating the garments. I think about the placement of patterns and coverage of the wearer. If it doesn’t look good on, what’s the point?” Spring explains that one of the most gratifying things about her designs is seeing it on a body. “After all of those steps, the final one is seeing someone wear it. That is when I see the full intention of my work and say, ‘wow, that looks amazing on you.’ This is the purpose of what I do.” Linda Spring’s hand-painted and one-of-kind clothing can be found on 59



t all started because of a little sister. Brothers Damon and Nick Vracin were living in different states, thousands of miles apart and were scarcely in each other’s company. They came home for a rare holiday and were each gifted with what would become their trademark creation; leather cuffs. Their little sister with her simple gift idea, sparked what has now become a 12-year journey with over 10,000 hand-made creations. But these early cuffs weren’t like the work of art these two brothers currently create in their Bend-based studio, these fell apart. “It was the snaps that first broke loose,” Damon begins, “and then the studs came loose. I went and looked for a replacement and all I could find were dainty glam or punk rock pieces. I wanted something different. So I started making them.” Brother Nick too began experimenting with leather after graduating with a fine arts degree, wanting to get creative. And so, the first pieces were born. Nick picks up a newly crafted thick cuff, made from buffalo and tinged with maroon. He just finished etching it few moments before, all by hand, his eye for detail clearly evident. He states, “We didn’t have money for machines or any decent tools when we first started, so we learned to do everything by hand.” Damon pipes in laughing, “We’re still one of the few in this trade that handstamp their own snaps. It’s kind of a lost art. 10,000 snaps later and we’re pros.” He points to the work bench full of assorted tools of descending sizes, continuing, “Because we work by hand, we can create custom pieces on the spot. We love going to a festival and taking someone’s idea and producing it right there in front of them. We want to keep things affordable too.” He notes, “So many artists create pieces with high price tags so things just collect dust on the shelf. Instead, we have pieces flying out the door because they are unique but priced right.” The brothers both eventually found a base in Bend and came together under the name Nomad Leather, an ode to the wandering ways of the Indigenous peoples in Australia who have inspired them. Both spent time and gained inspiration for their designs from their traditional artwork and they share a bit of their journey in their pieces. “I wouldn’t say someone picking up one of our cuffs sees an [indigenous]-inspired piece of artwork,” Nick states,”but there is definitely an influence of it in the way that I do my dots and lines.”He points to the array

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of cuffs scoured with these unique and interesting designs. Nomad Leather’s repertoire has quickly expanded to include belts adorned with vintage buckles, fringed purses, jewelry, dog collars and a recent creative bestseller for the Pacific Northwest... the leather growler holder — a perfect and easy reward to take on any bike or hike trip. “We thought, what could we do for a town that loves beer and bikes?” Damon quips. “It’s been a hit, and now we make its companion for wine bottles.” This is the kind of strategic thinking that has allowed the brothers to constantly keep evolving and growing successfully as a business. No easy feat for creative artists who are surrounded by such a steep local talent pool. Clearly, the brothers enjoy the creative crafting process in their Bend studio, evident in the frequent midnight long sessions they have three to four times a week crafting up new ideas. “We’re really looking forward to what else we can come up with,” Damon says. “We’re excited to do something new, with an old trade.” You can find Nomad Leather’s newest creations at their Bend Midtown Studio on Fourth Street by appointment or at their Etsy shop at 541-815-4356,


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YOUR FOR GENERATIONS Many have migrated to Central Oregon and upon arriving, found abundance in their professional and personal worlds. Cultivating families, agriculture, volunteerism, outdoor pursuits and athletics, this section is a sampling of how locals are harvesting happiness in our High Desert community. BFQ hopes to inspire recognition of the richness of surrounding geographic resources in the landscape, respect for tangible or abstract shared wealth and encourage readers to forage and grow happiness in their respective spheres.

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The Joy in Farming


n 2013, Randy Buresh and Pam Martin-Buresh, co-founders of Oregon’s Wild Harvest, ended a five year search and purchased a farm in the High Desert to grow their USDA certified organic herbal supplements. “Needing more land to help expand our business after searching the west side of Oregon, we moved the company to Central Oregon. We found good, clean land and a great source for fresh water. With the addition of many sunny days and a beautiful view of the mountains, we knew we couldn’t go wrong,” says Randy. Randy (herbalist), Pam (CFO), and son Adam (farmer and farm manager), purchased their first and second farms, 137 and 147 acres each in Culver. The latter property certified organic and biodynamic and the former property certified USDA organic. A year later, they resurrected a 44,400 square foot manufacturing facility in Redmond, which was initially built for food processing. “We love the land, the beauty and the people. What’s better than to move into an agriculture area with access to farm equipment, a production facility and skilled workers? Organic farming and conventional farming can and do co-exist. The local farmers are kind, hard-working people. It feels like home here,” Randy expresses.

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About relocating, he says, “Many of our longtime employees wanted to come with us on this adventure. Believing in our mission, we were humbled that more than a dozen staff packed up and moved their families and joined us in our journey to Central Oregon. Our staff have settled in communities from Bend to Redmond to Prineville.” Before his 22 years spent building Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Randy worked as a healthcare professional for more than two decades. “Farming,” Randy describes, “growing plants with organic methods and taking care of our animals, is our way of life and allows us to be surrounded by family. Some of our kids are even hands-on in the business…looking after kids and grandkids, caring for each other and the land we farm, and the people who choose our products are at the center of our interests and lives. “As organic farmers, we’re harvesting happiness by protecting the seeds, soil, pollinators and water. These resources are vital to our future. We’re growing medicinal herbs that help people stay healthy and making sure that seeds and plants are protected for future generations. This is our mission. We love living on the farm and being farmers.” Top right: Pam Martin Buresh and Randy Buresh, Center: Adam Buresh Photos Courtesy of Oregon's Wild Harvest

The Delight in Innkeeping

Above: Sarah Lauderdale, Elizabeth Hendrix, Samantha Green Photo Courtesy of Meaghan Keffer Photography


fter retiring from four years as sales manager with Blue Cross Blue Shield for the State of Alaska, Elizabeth Hendrix moved to Prineville six months ago, renovated a 110 year old farm house and is now the proud Innkeeper of Crooked River Inn Bed & Breakfast. Describing the many recent transitions to accomplish her goal, Hendrix says it has been a fascinating and time consuming project and the results are awesome. “I am learning and enjoying gardening and raising chickens. Neither were good Alaskan hobbies because of the weather. I am hoping my efforts will be appreciated by my guests at the Inn. My goal is to be able to use fresh vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit in the dishes I prepare and of course fresh eggs.” About construction Hendrix muses, “Wherever possible, we kept the shiplap in order to preserve the character of the house, which was buried under at least twenty layers of wallpaper. The same was true for the floors. After removing about two inches of old linoleum, we refinished what we could and added new hardwood where needed. We kept a balance of the old look and feel while adding modern conveniences like a completely new and efficient kitchen, laundry and two comfortable guest suites.” Recounting difficulties of the renovation, Hendrix says, “I lived in the house during the whole process. Not having a kitchen for four months was really difficult and sketchy laundry and shower availability was a challenge. I learned to cover my bed every morning to keep the sheet rock dust out and fell into it every night tired to the bone. It was messy and exhausting but the end result is well worth it.” Hendrix says creating the inn is how she chose to harvest happiness. “It’s a beautiful properly and has already given me so much joy. I am transitioning from the construction phase into my new role as innkeeper and am really looking forward to settling into Prineville and becoming part of the community. I can’t wait to welcome guests from all over the world and have an opportunity to get to know them and hear their stories.” Getting to spend more time with her family has been a highlight of Hendrix’s move including daughters pictured, Sarah and Samantha. “I have five children and thirteen grandchildren all living on the west coast. What a treat it has been to be close enough to attend school activities and special functions.” 65



eeking harvest and instigating happiness is an ever present theme for Elise Kukulka, owner of Fearless Baking Bakery & Café. After moving to Bend from her hometown in Buffalo, New York five years ago, Kukulka explains how satisfied she is with the baking business she built and the home made offerings she nourishes the community with. “Obviously I love baking and being in the kitchen. We wake up in the middle of night to bake our pastries from scratch not only to fill Central Oregonians’ cheeks with delicious food, but to inspire community and connect with friends and family. “Aside from the cafe and bakery, we get out in the community during the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Markets, Sisters Folk Festival and by providing fuel to the fearless runners at many of Super Dave’s Superfit Productions’ races. By connecting with groups and events that we believe in, Fearless harvests happiness… we hope to inspire the community to take a chance and be fearless in some part of their life,” says Kukulka. "The kitchen is the one place I feel truly fearless." When she isn’t baking, she’s paddling the river, mountain biking or riding her motorcycle. Kukulka hopes to acquire

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a sidecar in the near future for Ubu, her Brittany spaniel. “I grew up submerged in the outdoors, but got sick of driving from Buffalo to the Adirondacks every weekend so that I could be in the mountains. I always dreamed of a life on the west coast. Moving across the country with no job or family was a huge risk, some might even say fearless, but it was also exciting to have a blank slate and see how everything would evolve,” Kukulka expresses through an unyielding smile. In the winter, Kukulka says, “If I am not in the shop, I’m skiing or dreaming about skiing. Nine years ago I fell in love with it and spend most of my vacation time traveling to ski or in the backcountry. There is nothing better than harvesting powder.” Kukulka names Broken Top and Tam McArthur Rim as places where she is forced to be present and everything else seems to be silenced by the snow. “I am fortunate,” Kukulka beams, “to have created a business that enables me to maintain a worklife balance in one of the raddest towns in the country. Even though the word is out that Bend is the place to be, there is plenty of wilderness to share with like-minded people looking for solitude.” Above: Elise Kukulka Photo by Krystal Marie Collins

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The Enjoyment in Eyecare


n 1976, when Kit Carmiencke, OD, co-owner of Integrated Eyecare, and wife Sandi first arrived in Bend the population was 15,000. Dr. Carmiencke says locals often quipped that, “the only way one could live and work in Bend was to buy a job.” After optometry school, Dr. Carmiencke says he, “wanted to live and raise his family in an active family-focused community, with great schools, higher education plus sunshine. I grew up in Eugene and Sandi grew up on a fruit ranch in Yakima. Professionally, I had the opportunity to buy a long time Bend Optometry practice. Bend was the perfect fit.” In his practice, Dr. Carmiencke explains, “I am always working to develop a great team to deliver outstanding eye care while providing every patient a positive experience. Now over 40 years later, I still enjoy connecting daily with long time patients and friends, plus being able to serve their kids and even grandkids. It is a treat and honor. Of course the highlight is being able to practice with and learn from my daughter and co-owner Kirsten Scott, OD, MS.” Outside of optometry, Dr. Carmiencke enjoys reading, learning, traveling, Bible study and good dialogue. His favorite forms of recreation include, “Kayaking and sunsets at Sparks Lake in the

summer and fall and spending a couple of days in the fall at Black Butte Ranch biking and walking and enjoying the beauty of that magical spot.” He has banked 40 plus years with Rotary, served with the original organization that started Bend Habitat for Humanity and served as chair on an early board for The Family Resource Center. Reflecting on travel Dr. Carmiencke explains, “Sandi and I have been fortunate to have visited Italy now a number of times and the highlight is having made good friends in Belluno, our Italian sister city. Another travel highlight is for 15 years a good friend and I pick a college football game, generally in the Southeast or Atlantic Coast conference, and we go a day early to visit the campus, then on Saturday we enjoy the game and the culture.” Though he has harvested happiness in all the aforementioned arenas, in particular, Dr. Carmiencke says, “I have always enjoyed walking along the Deschutes River Trail as it has expanded through Bend. Originally along River Run Reach to Sawyer Park with our kids Kirsten and Chris when they were younger, and now with our grandsons walking from The Old Mill along South Canyon Reach.” Dr. Carmiencke is pleased in the winter months when his family’s river hike ends with a hot chocolate. Above: Dr. Scott and Dr. Carmiencke Photo by Krystal Marie Collins 67


The Play in Work


iving in Bend for just over ten years, Scott Allan, general manager of Hydro Flask says he moved his family here because, “I wanted my kids to grow up with access to the mountains and the San Francisco to Squaw Valley drive was getting old!” Allan names snowboarding, backcountry splitboarding, mountain biking, golf, home brewing and date nights with his, “awesome wife,” Ann amongst his favorite interests. Contributing to diversifying local economy is Allen’s way of harvesting happiness. During the last downturn, I lived in Bend but commuted to Silicon Valley and it struck me how worse off Central Oregon economy fared than areas with a more balanced industry. I looked forward to playing a role, along with other fast growing local companies like Deschutes Brewery, G5, Navis, Crux, Ruffwear, Humm Kombucha, etc., in providing real jobs and careers that would help smooth the local economy during downturns. "Like Hydro Flask, these are all exciting companies that reflect the best of Central Oregon’s work hard/play hard lifestyle," says Allen. Allen’s efforts in Hydro Flasks’ transition to being a feature outdoor brand within a larger company is just the type of economic move that creates jobs and stabilizes economies. Maintaining bike trails with COTA and membership with Opportunity Knocks, Vistage and Cascade Angels bring Allen great joy. He exclaims, “Nothing beats the great workout and appreciation of our great trails than a COTA work party!”

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ith origins in the circus, aerial arts has been sweeping the nation and branching into a performance genre in its own right. In aerial, performers climb and twist through long silks creating friction by wrapping and unwrapping their limbs and using the force of their body weight for suspension, all while elegantly posing. Trapeze is generally accepted in the aerial community as the predecessor of silks and was first used in circus performance during the mid-1800s. Use of silks as a suspension apparatus started in the ‘60s and ‘70s and the lyra, a circular device visually likened to a hula hoop, was popularized post-trapeze and pre-silks. Kendall Knowles, aerialist, head instructor and owner of Central Oregon Aerial Arts (COAA) is quick to point out, “for most of its history, aerial arts has been performance based. There weren’t schools and classes like there are now.” Jessica Orf, aerialist and instructor for COAA adds, “The purpose of aerial was for entertaining a crowd or audience. The higher the fliers the more the oh’s and awe’s.” When asked how she first entered the aerial world, Knowles explains, “I started taking classes from a troupe in Reno, Nevada in 2004. From there, I moved to the advanced program and eventually the school asked me to be a performer. For a year and a half I did shows for big venues and festivals.” Prior to aerial, Knowles was a runner and rock climber and says she has had no formal training as a dancer. She has performed many times at sound camps for Burningman and other large scale productions including Deschutes Brewery’s infamous annual Cyclocross Halloween extravaganza. Readers may have seen performances by COAA at the St. Charles Saints Gala

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Above and right: Jessica Orf, aerialist and instructor for COAA



Aura, COAAs performance troop

at The Riverhouse, Bend Chamber of Commerce Sage Awards and Recharge Sport’s recent celebration. “We are prepared to perform at fundraisers, awards, banquets, parties and concerts. Jessica was even an aerial bartender, serving drinks from the lyra for a function at Armature,” Knowles says. About performing Knowles expresses, “I love it and when I perform I turn into another person. Something comes out of me. When I am on the fabric I feel like I can be sassy or sexy and it comes naturally and easily. I feel like I could be any character that I want to be.” Orf’s athletic interests started in gymnastics and cheerleading at Kansas Wesleyan college. After a brief stint in pole fitness, she’s been training in aerial for the past ten years. “Before moving to Bend, I was an aerial instructor in New Orleans at a stunt gym. Something I love about aerial is the family. Anywhere you travel you can reach out and be welcomed by the community. When I was getting ready to move to Central Oregon I began researching aerial spaces in the area. I wanted to work with Kendall because she is by far the most gifted and professional aerialist in town. There are tons of people who consider themselves aerialists but she has the talent, training and years of experience to back it up.” At the COAA studio, Get a Move On, Knowles offers beginning, intermediate and advanced as well as adult and youth classes. COAA also maintains a troupe, Aura, which requires audition. To see how accessible aerial actually is to beginners, Knowles invited me to participate in a class. Naturally, after seeing aerial acrobatics I assumed great upper body strength would be required. Knowles reassured me saying, “You will be able to execute cool moves in the first lesson and you don’t have to have ever been able to do a pull up in your life.” Orf added, “Your very first time in the studio, you can come in, get in the air and do tricks. It’s a full body exercise, it isn’t just about arms.” Knowles and Orf said be ready to be sore, be ready for bruising and remember your skin on your feet might hurt after the lesson. They jested saying aerialists were rarely hand or foot models. Everything Knowles and Orf stated was true. Within five minutes, after

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Kendall Knowles aerialist, head instructor and owner of COAA

a good warm up, I was in my first foot lock a few feet off the ground. In another 15 minutes, I was practicing the half gazelle and superman, all with a crash pad and spotters below. I was amazed at the parallels to yoga and climbing: poses, stages of preparation, wrapping and friction. Most amazing is that the professionals can remember complex sequences, execute them safely and all while flawlessly moving like levitating ballerinas. Maybe I got a foot lock down and could complete several poses by the end of the class, but I didn’t look anywhere near as fluid or controlled as my teachers. Orf encourages anyone considering an aerial class saying, “It’s super accessible and a fun exercise. We see tons of kids in the program here. In New Orleans most of my clientele were moms and college students. It’s one the most effective full body resistance training programs available.” Knowles and Orf stress that with aerial becoming more popular, safety and professionalism are of the utmost importance. During a recent segment of a nationally broadcast program, an aerialist gave a lesson to morning show television hosts. Knowles and Orf walked me through the video and explained potential concern over consequences for unsafe student guidance. Whether teaching or performing, Central Oregon Aerial Arts prides themselves on their commitment to professionalism. They encourage venues seeking aerialists to be critical about the level of safety and experience the performers hired demonstrate and to check that proper insurance is carried. “Novice or advanced, aerial is an ever evolving and changing sport. A practitioner never stops learning and improving. There is always room for growth,” Orf explains. Knowles reflects, “It’s the same for me. I love that no matter how many years of training and how many coaches I have had, I can never be the best aerialist. There is always something to learn and improve on.” Central Oregon Aerial Arts at Get a Move On Studio 73




Blane Chambers standup surfing with a Kialoa short-shaft outrigger paddle, circa 2002

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“Standup paddling is all about the water. With the Deschutes and all the high lakes, Central Oregon has plenty of water. A standup paddleboard offers an easy way to enjoy a 'surfing' experience, besides being an efficient and simple means to be tremendously mobile on any body of water. Whether for exercise or just the thrill, it was a given that this new sport, another offshoot from surfing, was going to gain instant traction in a beautiful location like Bend, regardless that it’s 200 miles inland.”

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inpointing origin is difficult, especially in athletics. Perhaps components of a sport will independently rise and fall over various regions and cultures before coalescing and melding into a widely performed practice. This is the lesser told story of how standup paddleboarding has evolved and become a practice apart from surf in a desert logging town many miles from the coast. In the forward for Stand Up Paddling Flatwater to Surf and Rivers, surf legend and inaugural standup paddler, Dave Kalama, notes the earliest forms of standup from Peru and the Middle East, says, “While it might seem like a new sport in your home waters, standup paddling has been around for quite some time… I firmly believe that the Hawaiians were the ones to develop the sport that most closely relates to today's standup paddling.” Like a cell replicating, beach boy surfers’ ingenuity of using a paddle while on a board in the waves initiated standup's gradual split from surf.

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THE PAST: WHAT CAME FIRST, THE PADDLE OR THE BOARD? ccording to Native Hawaiians and founders of Kialoa, Dave and Meg Chun, the paddle came first.

Exclusively producing outrigger paddles since moving to Bend in 1991, the Chuns first witnessed paddleboarding circa 2002 through photos of standup veteran Blane Chambers. Images depicted Chambers styling Oahu barrels on a traditional surf board with Kialoa's short-shafted signature paddle. “Standup boards weren’t being built for racing or flat water yet, they were custom built or converted from surf or windsurf boards.” Meg remembers competing in her first race in Hood River on the Columbia River in 2003 and then bringing, “standup paddles to market at Outdoor Retailer in 2004. We had paddles but there were not yet boards at any of the shows we attended.” Malibu surfer turned Bendite and owner of Stand Up Paddle Bend (SUPB), Chip Booth, first encountered standup circa 2004 when Laird Hamilton crashed his territory in the Florida waves. Contemporary to Kalama and Chambers, Hamilton maneuvered a converted tandem surf board with a long shafted paddle.

Dave Chun models with Kialoa’s first Tandum Surftech soft top converted surf board acquired for paddle RnD, circa 2004

Gerry Lopez, Dave Chun, Charlie Ortega with Chun's hand-made 16-foot board Lumpy, circa 2009

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Even in its infancy Booth recalls the sport causing disturbance amongst established surfers in the form of crashes and upsetting the ‘pecking order.’ Initially, Booth says he was less than impressed with standup and his were some of the more vocal encounters Hamilton was confronted with. Once manufacturers began releasing standup paddle-specific boards in 2006, infamous local standup pioneer Randall Barna started supplying out of his orthopedic clinic. Jen Kjellesvik, first certified standup instructor in Bend and Mike Mudd, founder of Stand on Liquid, both remember buying their first boards from Barna. After moving to Bend in 2007, having experience

shaping and selling custom boards, Booth eventually acquired Barna’s business and parlayed it into a brick and mortar, SUPB, which opened in 2010. "There were maybe six people paddleboarding in town when I first got to Bend; you just didn’t see it, it didn’t exist here,” reflects Booth. By 2009 there were several dozen people engaged in the sport. Paddleboarders at Elk Lake were beginning to attract attention and there was a Friday night meet-up in the Old Mill. Mudd, one of the original six standup paddlers Booth references, ran the wet leg of Pole Peddle Paddle (PPP) on what he calls a surf, or an all around standup board. He remembers, “Down river I was passing a few kayaks. I thought I was doing great. What I failed to realize, until I turned the lower river buoy, was a 20 mph wind had been pushing my body like a sail but now I was attempting to travel into the current with a sustained 20 mph wind and higher gusts.” Though the revolutionary move of bringing standup to PPP didn’t earn Mudd a win, it did get the sport tons of style points. From the bridge in the Old Mill he could hear people asking, what is that guy on? And, that's cool! “I told people it was standup paddleboarding between gasps of breath. Now paddleboarding is quite popular… even in the PPP.” Crossing over into leisure, eventually manufacturers started making boards to be fast, not to ride waves, recalls Booth. There was a drive for speedy boards with long, narrow and responsive design. “I myself was a reluctant standup enthusiast at first,” admits Booth, “How quickly I changed my tune when I arrived in Central Oregon. Being on a board is so much more fun than sitting in a boat. That story, played out over dozens of times by


(Top to bottom, left to right) Brett Saguid rounds the marker buoy on the 5 mile course, ambassador for Kialoa | Hokule’A Polynesian Dancers | Jen Kjellesvik, founder of The Bend Youth Brigade Paddle Team | Race start | Hokule’A Polynesian Drummers | Haaken Kjellesvik, ambassador for Stand on Liquid | Announcers Chip Booth and Meg Chun and event staff rally participants and the crowd | Lindsay Lambert, the Paddling Yogini, ambassador for Kialoa. 77


Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Paddleboard Class Listings Basic Skills • Thursdays & Sundays, 9-11am For brand new paddleboarders. Covers how to carry and load a board, how to hold a paddle correctly, what to do if you fall in and where to stand on your board for the best balance. Intermediate Skills • 11:30am-1:30pm by appointment Designed for the paddler who have tried standup paddle-boarding with success. Covers proper paddling technique for performance, efficiency and power on the water and refining basic paddle strokes (forward, draw and turn strokes). Sundowner • Mondays, 6-8pm For those with some standup experience, Tumalo provides paddleboard, PFD and paddle for a 90 minute tour on the beautiful Deschutes River with Tumalo Creek’s adventurous standup guides. Tour followed by a complimentary beverage and sunset on our back lawn. Yoga, Tuesdays • 6-8pm For those with some standup experience. Host will lead an all-levels Vinyasa flow yoga session on the back lawn behind the shop and then take the group upstream to practice various yoga positions on a very slow moving section of the Deschutes. 541-317-9407,

surfers who have ventured away from the beach, is how the sport got brought inland.” Sue Fox, one such venturing surfer, says she lived in Maui when the scene was starting in Bend, circa 2009. Now group sales, programs and head standup instructor for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe she remembers “being one of very few in Kaanapali doing standup surf and one of the only girls on the waves regularly.” “By the time I left Maui for Bend in 2012, standup was everywhere, and everyone was doing it. I was actually surprised to see so many boards on the top of cars when I moved back. It felt like standup became ubiquitous in Bend about three seasons ago.” By the close of 2009 Central Oregon had successfully brought a version of surf to freshwater and laid a fertile plain for carving new frontiers.



o cater to a bourgeoning standup race scene, Booth created the annual Bend Paddleboard Challenge (BPC) with guidance from the Chuns close in toe.

A center piece of local standup, Subaru of Bend Outside Games has sponsored four of the six consecutive seasons the event has run. It attracts core locals and novices alike. Geared toward the main event, a five mile race, a less intimidating two and a half miler immediately follows. As a tradition, the race is opened with a welcome ceremony including Hokule’A Polynesian Dancers and Drums and commences

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with a plate lunch from Big Island Kona Mixed Plate. “Sharing food in Hawaii is woven into the culture. It only seems right to share food with the racers after an event; something we are very used to doing after Hawaiian outrigger races,” say the Chuns of Kialoa's meal contribution. Youth participant

Racing aside, On the Hawaii/Bend connection Chun reflects, “At this point, most residents of Bend are transplants, and living here by choice. Generally speaking, we Bendites are a happy bunch. When you get down to it, this is what the Spirit of Aloha is all about. Being

practicing for Elk Lake kids Stand Up race obstacles, summer 2015

Paddleboarders on Elk Lake, which is one of the most popular spots in Central Oregon for the sport.

happy with your choices and passing it on.” In this way he sees the connection between the Sandwhich Islands and Oregon Territory a natural fit. Dave Chun credits the most re-nown and beloved local surfer when asked why standup became popular in Bend. “Two words… Gerry Lopez. Let’s face it. If it involves a surfboard and Gerry is standing on it, it’s a legit sport.” Although surf is often the obvious predecessor to standup, Kjellesvik unites with Kialoa and acknowledges the link to outrigger. Kjellesvik, who competed in this year's BPC, says standup paddles are just long outrigger paddles and feels the best standup paddlers are often connected to outrigger. She recalls, “I first saw standup when I was at outrigger practice with our team. I instantly noticed similarities in the paddles. I saw the long surf board on the river and wondered how it would do in rapids and knew standup would be my next sport!” Presently, the most commonly encountered standup in Central Oregon is seen in droves on the Deschutes River — through the Old Mill, from River Bend Park, to the Whitewater Park and downriver into Drake Park, where paddleboarders trace the hydrologic path that once transported logs. While this form remains the foundation of Bend’s brand of the sport, less mainstream micro cosmos like yoga, touring and

Siblings Haakon and Jasi Kjellesvik standup sledding

downwinder are thriving sects. And the local collective paddle consciousness clearly shares in Kjellesvik wonder about how standup would be in rapids because inflatable, whitewater and free-style are ushering the next generation of paddleboarding.



he owner of Bend Kayak School and Rentals (BKSR) on Century explains, “Inflatables... The demand for them shows the market has grown tremendously in a short amount of time. They are now as sturdy and rigid as fiberglass, super light, have 79

RECREATE WITH STYLE fins that are unbreakable and easy to remove for transport and they deflate and they roll up small enough to easily carry.” With lava rock terrain lining lakes in our region, fiberglass collisions can yield expensive consequences. This seems to be a non-issue with patchable inflatables. BKSR says with the high volume of rentals they provide, inflatables were the only choice. Inflatables are the technologic break through to fuel whitewater and free-style divisions of standup. Brands like Kialoa and Hala are leading the way in manufacturing and design and Stand on Liquid provides a huge selection and also manufacture an inflatable board. Local and whitewater standup frontiersman Paul Clark explains, “The better boards for running whitewater are going to look a bit more like kayaks than surf boards.” He says the design tendencies

are short and wide. These characteristics allow the board to punch through wave trains, ferry well, and peel in and out of eddy lines. He is a fan of retractable fin boxes. Springing from half-hearted efforts to run rapids on glass surfboards, whitewater standup now encompasses downwinding, river surf and multi-day trips. Current industry advances include Imperial Lodge in Maupin working with Clark to introduce commercial white and swiftwater standup trips and lessons. On the competition front, owner of K9 Kings, ex-pro snowboarder and trail or rather, paddle-blazer, J.D. Platt, is introducing Bend and the world to free-style paddle board competition. Late this June he teamed up with Elk Lake and the Subaru of Bend Outside Games to host the second annual non-race series affiliated Freestyle Paddleboard competition. Paul Clark at the Bend Whitewater Park, maneuvering with the latest Kialoa long blade whitewater specific paddle

The format, somewhat inspired by action sports like snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX, is best two out of three in three minute routines. Contestants are judged on execution, difficulty, originality and style. Sure to attract paddleboarders seeking to hone whitewater and freestyle standup skills, the Bend Parks and Recreation Whitewater Park could encourage a standup surf revival. Fox expresses, “I think the Whitewater Park in general will get people psyched about standup paddle surfing. It might be a little slow to take, but eventually people will experience the joy for themselves and that will get them into other forms of paddleboarding.”

Gerry Lopez slays the standing wave at Bend Whitewater Park

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She wisely recommends looking to cities with similar parks around the country to see where standup trends for Bend will be over the next several years. Though standup will always maintain crossover with surf, assessing the latest industry innovations and seeing that some are manifesting in the high desert, evolution of a distinctly different entity is clear and continuing. Kjellesvik feels, “The possibilities are endless with standup and it's truly a life long sport for all ages to be enjoyed any where in the world. Standup has been and is a gift.” See The Bend Youth Brigade Paddle Team on Facebook for Kjellesvik's efforts to unite youth, paddle education and water conservation. “It feels like the sport has matured,” beams Booth. “Some sports die like roller blading and wind surfing (at least in the mainstream). At this point, standup has claimed its surf market share and is here to stay. It’s just too accessible. Participants can enjoy it right away, gear is readily available and a core of pros and semi-pros surround and enjoy it. Even Dick's and Walmart want a piece of the pie.” Photo: Brent Allen / brentallenoutside

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RECREATE WITH STYLE It’s easy to imagine how simple glamping can be with a tipi in the backyard. We’ve had the tipi up for six or seven years now and Luka and I have started sleeping in it during the summer months. A couple of our must-haves for glamping are the yoga mat and our super convenient and tasty nutrition sourced from Purium Health Products. Hopefully your glamping this fall makes life simple and easy instead of complicated and stressful. ~ Ethan Anderson, Purium Health Products Distributor

I always go glamping with my down jacket, you never know what the weather might do in Central Oregon! ~ Mark Janszen and Shannon Bennett, Ideal You Weight Loss

I won’t go glamping without my Penny! ~ Penny and Karen Bandy, south of Yachats

Our festival must-have glamping items are a travel altar, inner elf, instruments and goddess flags! ~ Breyn Marr Hibbs and Katrina Rose Kniest, Sol Alchemy

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As a nature lover and painter I’ve always had friends in high places...birds, bats, butterflies and beetles. It’s nice to be welcomed into their mid-canopy realm both day and night. I enjoy living la vida arboreal! ~ Rod Frederick, Nature Artist

Even in a gale, it ain’t glamping without a big sky view and my baby brother… ~ Krystal Marie Collins, Cascade Publications Inc. 85


Glamping comes full force at the Sisters Rodeo where everyday campers turn western and stretch the fun of the 'Biggest Little Show in the World' for a long weekend of rabble rousing. ~ Photo by Steve Tritten

Savory Spice Caribbean Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Crema Ingredients For lime crema: 8 oz. sour cream 1 Tbsp. grated lime zest 1 tsp. lime juice For grilled fish: 1 lb. mahi mahi or halibut filets 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. Bajan Seasoning Juice of half a lime

For taco fixings: 8 x corn or small flour tortillas 1 cup shredded cabbage 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 cup crumbled queso fresco, or other mild cheese 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 avocado, diced 1 cup thinly sliced red onions Notes: These tacos work well with chicken or shrimp and any of Caribbean-inspired blends like Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or Caribbean All-Purpose Curry Powder.

Directions For lime crema: Combine ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 min. before serving. For grilled fish: Preheat grill. Place fish filets on a baking sheet and rub with oil and then coat each filet with Bajan Seasoning. Grill for a few min. per side, until cooked through with nice grill marks. Remove from heat, sprinkle with lime juice and cut into ½- to 1-inch chunks. For taco fixings: Place tortillas on grill for 30 to 60 seconds per side. Fill each tortilla with grilled fish and top with desired fixings and a dollop of lime crema. Serving Suggestions: Serve with a side of our Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce for dipping. Yields: 4 servings

A tricked out '62 Oasis trailer purchased at a High Desert Rendezvous auction features all the comforts of home from surround sound stereo and television, microwave, leather embossed refrigerator, copper counters, air-conditioning, gorgeous hardwood floors and the softest leather cushions you can imagine. The western theme is carried throughout including the owner's mother in her own cowgirl outfit circa 1940s and airbrushed horses on the outside. The trailer has been to Burning Man and back!

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Take your art with you when you set up your 'glamp camp'...these handblown hearts are all the way from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and give a Spanish flavor to this canopy that serves as the dining room for Don and Susie Stevens' campsite.

Savory Spice Amy’s Amazing BBQ Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 Tbsp. Pearl St. Plank Rub 1/3 cup sliced almonds Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and place in an oven safe dish. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and Pearl Street Plank Rub. Add almonds to cauliflower pieces and stir in seasoning mixture until cauliflower is coated. Bake about 30 min. or until cauliflower is soft, stirring every 15 min. No oven? Just stir fry on your outdoor grill or barbeque. Serving Suggestions: Serve warm right out of the Peach Cobbler oven. It’s also great at room temperature or cold, so it makes a great picnic side. Heat: 350 degrees for 40 minutes Yields: 2 to 4 servings In bowl mix: 2 cups of peaches Add: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, set aside Then mix: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp baking powder, 1 cup milk

In the cast-iron skillet: melt 1 stick of butter completely. Then pour in flour, sugar milk and baking power mixture,then pour in peaches mixture, even out but don’t stir. Add whipped cream or ice cream to your guest's desire.

Our favorite around the camp fire is to serve up the Fain family peach cobbler made in a cast-iron skillet. You can make it at home and heat over a camp fire or if you have a camper, trailer or motor home it takes seven minutes to whip it up and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. A cast-iron Dutch oven works too for making over the campfire. Our daughter featured this recipe in her published cook book Homesick Texan by Lisa Fain. ~ Don and Susie Stevens, Chris Schroeder-Fain and Jay Fain 87


Aveda at Zante Salon Rejuvenating, Styling & Hydrating Your Hair



ante, featuring Aveda products is the official Bend, Oregon Aveda Salon & Spa. Their convenient downtown location and wellstocked shelves allow consumers and clients to experience Aveda products without having to place and wait for an order. Keeping your hair hydrated and healthy is not always an easy task in Central Oregon. Dry summer heat, harsh rays and chlorinated pools all contribute to dull, dry and brittle hair as the season comes to an end. The wide range of Aveda products offered at Zante Salon are a great resource for rejuvenating, styling and hydrating your hair. “I started using Aveda as a consumer in my youth because even then I knew on some level that going green was right for me.

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herry Raymond-Coblantz, apothecary artisan and owner of Sher-Ray Organic Cosmetics LLC, says that glowing, radiant skin begins with proper care and cleansing. Remove dead skin cells and debris daily by using warm water and a white washcloth or natural silk sponge. Soap is not necessary and can strip your skin of its own healthy, natural oils. To begin wash in an upward motion to get into the pores. Should you need to remove makeup or excess grit, gently apply grape seed oil first then rinse thoroughly. Grape seed oil is one of the few oils that is water soluble. When your face is clean, apply an organic moisturizer or serum, followed by makeup if applicable, then sunscreen without harsh chemicals. Finish your regime by applying a facial sealer to prevent the loss of lipids. In dry climates, such as Central Oregon, this final step is a face saver. If you shower during the day or workout, repeat this entire “Sheritual” again to keep your skin looking its best.

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I ended up falling in love! I care about what I use on my body as well as what I consume. Using an environmentally safe product was important for myself as well as my clients,” said owner and lead stylist Julie Kizer Littleton. Aveda products are organically sourced and created with the environment in mind. Their products are made from naturally derived ingredients including plant and flower essences and non-petroleum minerals. Aveda’s green ingredient promise focuses on continually striving to increase their use of naturally derived ingredients; those in which more than 50 percent of the molecule comes from a plant, non-petroleum mineral or other natural sources. “Carrying organic based products helps preserve our bodies and the planet. By choosing Aveda at our salon and spa, we have made a commitment to bettering ourselves and giving back to the planet,” said Rachael Larson, esthetician at Zante. Aveda’s standards have made them a pioneer in the green cosmetics world. Their products are sourced from organic, sustainable and renewable plant-based origins; represent ecological and cultural diversity. They do not negatively impact the ecosystems from where they are sourced and are biodegradable. “It makes all of us at Zante proud to use such an effective yet earth-friendly product line. The organically sourced ingredients are great for keeping water supplies clean and free from harmful pesticides,” said Larson. Zante stylists use and sell Aveda products both in the salon and spa. Some of their most popular products include Be Curly Curl Enhancer, Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment, Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner and Aveda Men Pure-formance Grooming Clay. “Once a client realizes that every ingredient in the products we put on our body can penetrate the skin and be absorbed into the body, that individual takes a keen interest in self-preservation. Aveda offers a dual preservation of body and earth.” To facilitate the choice of ingredients that meet these standards, Zante Salon and Spa and Aveda are teaming up with the EPEA, an environmental research institute located in Germany to design principles for their current and future products. “By carrying organically sourced products, we keep our shelves stocked and keep customers coming back,” said Larson. To learn more about Aveda products or to purchase them, head to Zante Salon in downtown Bend located at 920 NW Bond Street, #102. Or call 541-330-0920.

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Skin Care 101

Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels



here are many skincare treatments that are efficient and non-invasive ways to care for the skin. Women and men with various skin problems from sun damage to rosacea and acne can benefit from dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Individuals with other types of skin challenges including fine facial lines, age spots, uneven pigmentation, uneven skin texture or minor scars are also great candidates for these treatments. DermaSpa in Bend offers these treatments to help patients who are seeking a rejuvenating boost for their skin and/or clearing up ongoing problems. Wendy Jacobson, BSRN aesthetic nurse at DermaSpa helps to explain the treatments.

DERMAPLANNING Dermaplaning exfoliates the epidermis which removes dead skin cells and reduces fine hairs (peach fuzz) on the skin. This is a great treatment for patients who are at risk of chemical absorption or have limited treatment options. Pregnant, nursing or women with outside health conditions or concerns are great candidates for this treatment. “I have very sensitive skin and tried Dermaplaning after seeing that there were no products or chemicals used on my face. After the treatment was over I had a brighter complexion and no skin reaction as I have had with every other facial treatment I’ve received in the past,” said a returning patient who receives Dermaplaning treatments regularly. MICRODERMABRASION This classic skin treatment uses a mechanical exfoliation process of the epidermis by

using both abrasion and suction to gently remove layers of dead cells from the outermost layer of skin. Individuals with dull skin, brown spots and age spots find great benefit in DermaSpa’s microdermabrasion treatments. One DermaSpa patient claims the microdermabrasion is the best treatment she’s had for having a fresh glow fast. “I get microdermabrasion done

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several times a year, especially after the summer months when I have gained more brown spots from being out in the sun. It instantly makes my skin feel fresh and clean and the results are outstanding.” Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and makes subtle changes with minimal to no side effects. The skin may have a temporary pink or redness but it will fully recover within hours. This is considered a “no downtime” treatment.

PEELS (LIGHT CHEMICAL PEEL) Chemical peels create a controlled burning of the upper layers of the epidermis

to improve overall appearance of the skin. This type of peel has shown to refine acne scars, lessen the appearance of fine lines, smooth uneven skin textures and even out hyperpigmentation. peels are great post-summer treatments as they improve fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and texture due to sun damage. The most common areas to treat are the face, neck, chest and hands.

VI PEELS (MEDIUM CHEMICAL PEEL) The VI Peel benefits almost any skin issue; from aging skin to

hyperpigmentation to scarred skin. It is a convenient, quick and a nearly painless treatment with minimal downtime. Many patients see full results in just one week following a single treatment. However, more treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the skin problem. “The VI Peel gave me an instant pick me up for my face. It was so expedient, took less than an hour and was actually almost painless. I just looked better, which made me feel better!” expressed one client after seeing her results from the VI Peel. With minimal to no down time, these skincare treatments are a great way to refresh the skin, lighten or remove age spots, soften fine lines, and slough off damaged skin. They are a safe, healthy, non-invasive way for most men and women to get a youthful glow back in their skin. For more information, pricing or to schedule a skincare treatment, contact DermaSpa at 541-382-5712.



Sunriver Brewing Company Heads in Bright Direction Profile Continues to Rise with Bold New Look and Expanding Footprint STORY BY SIMON MATHER PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM MIDAK 92 Bend FASHION Quarterly•fall 2016


unriver Brewing Company is fast garnering a reputation as a fun and stylish addition to the Central Oregon microbrew and restaurant landscape; with a broad vision and a bold new branding look seeing it continue to carve a unique niche in the local scene and beyond. An eclectic and enthusiastic team has planted a flag for the business as an authentic stand-out Deschutes County success story, winning accolades for its ales and landmark restaurants in Sunriver and Bend as part of a fast-track growth trajectory showing no signs of slowing. The company originally began just over four years ago in The Village at Sunriver as a family-owned pub that became quickly known for serving great food and providing top-notch service.

Utilizing the area’s famously pure water resources, the enterprise founders went on to establish their own production facility in Sunriver to meet rising demand and allow for expansion of the retail distribution footprint. The launch of a second pub – on Bend’s Galveston Avenue – followed earlier this year, together with a widening range of offerings, most recently including the introduction of six-pack 12 oz. cans which proved a summertime splash hit. Sunriver Brewing sales and marketing guru Ryan Duley said, “Since our original launch, demand for our beer has continued to increase and we’ve continued to expand production to meet that demand. “We are at capacity at our production facility and are working 93

COMMUNITY on building new cellar space to try to keep up with the market. “Our awesome craft beer is rivaled only by our commitment to great service which extends from our Sunriver Pub and Bend location to the distributors and outlets that sell our brew. “The folks who work at Sunriver Brewing Company are about the best you can find anywhere in our opinion. We care about what we do, we care about the people in our community and we care about each other.” Duley observed that the company walks the talk regarding caring about the planet and sources products and services locally and regionally whenever possible. Sustainable practices include compostable plastic cups made of corn as well as a recycling program in the Sunriver Village. He added, “We believe that by paying a little attention to environmental issues, we can do a lot to improve the state of landfills, rivers and watersheds. “In addition to being stewards of our environment, we enjoy supporting local charitable organizations. In short, we put a lot of energy and time into trying to do the right thing. “Central Oregon is home to some of the heartiest craft beer enthusiasts in the country, so naturally you’ll find some of the best breweries in the country right here. We are proud to be a part of that community.“ Sunriver Brewing’s Rippin Ale recently earned a silver medal at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer, a bronze at the 2016 Oregon Beer Awards and a gold medal most recently at the North American Beer awards. Fuzztail earned a gold medal at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer awards as well as a gold medal at the most prestigious World Beer Cup. Duley added, “There are many great things happening in the Central Oregon area and we are excited to be an engaged and enthusiastic part of the community.”

Sunriver Brewing Company locations: 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 4 Sunriver, (in the Sunriver Village next to the Country Store), 541-593-3007 1005 NW Galveston Ave., Bend, 541-408-9377

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BRETT THOMAS HEAD BREWER unriver Brewing Company Head Brewer Brett Thomas was born in New Jersey but his family switched coasts when he was four and he spent his formative years in Las Vegas, Nevada. After high school he attended UNLV and graduated with a degree in psychology before working his way up through the construction and underground utility industry, all the while nurturing a passion for home-brewing. He said, “I was a dedicated nerdy home brewer for a long time and knew people in the industry. “A chance meeting with one of the Widmer brothers reassured me regarding my path and I relocated to Bend looking to find a way into the brewing industry. “I got in with Silver Moon Brewing originally then jumped at the chance to join Sunriver Brewing when they launched their own production facility. “One advantage of being involved from the outset was that I had the opportunity to be involved in the construction and design of the brewing system space to help optimize layout efficiency.” Thomas said he was currently working on bringing on more equipment and expanding cellar space capacity to keep up with ever-increasing demand, including forays into the Vancouver, Washington and Boise, Idaho distribution markets.


He added, “Brewers all have their different strengths, whether it be lab or production or some other predominant trait, but I think my greatest tool is an understanding of raw materials and how to combine to create target flavors and flex those recipe muscles creatively. It has been great to be able to create a line-up from the ground up. In his spare time, Thomas says he likes to “mess around in the garage” and has ongoing vehicle restoration projects. He enjoys outdoor activities such as disc golf and hanging with his Black Lab/Australian Shepherd dog, who is in advancing years and likes to accompany him to the workplace and keep tabs on his master’s brew magic.

COLIN GLADDEN SUNRIVER PUB MANAGER unriver Pub Manager Colin Gladden spent his formative years in Central Oregon alongside four brothers. After a stint away at college in Walla Walla where he graduated with a bachelor’s in U.S. history with a minor in philosophy, which proved good for bartender banter - he knew that he wanted to return to embrace his home patch’s renowned lifestyle. He said, “I managed to get in on the ground floor with the Sunriver pub and started as a server a week-and-a-half after the doors opened. “Since then I have moved through the ranks as bartender, lead server and assistant pub manager to my current position, so I have been involved in pretty much every facet of the business as it pertains to front of the house. “One of our strengths is that we have a unified core group and ownership which have shared the same vision from the beginning of delivering great food, great beer and first-inclass customer service, and I’m gratified to see more people walking through the doors every year. “We also create a fun environment but the business keeps us on our toes and we are always learning.”

Gladden said the fact that there was low staff turnover and a high degree of loyalty illustrated how the company’s culture was valued, especially in terms of a willingness to offer training towards taking on more leadership roles internally. In his spare time he and wife Alyssa enjoy all the area has to offer with hiking, biking, riding, visiting lakes, fishing and floating the river among their interests. They are often joined by their two pooches, an American Bulldog and a Teacup Chihuahua, which at three pounds makes up for any lack of stature with “a big attitude.” One of Gladden’s biggest passions is skiing, having grown up around the mountains, and his skis are “always on top of the car” ready for action during the winter season. 95



BRANDON EHRLICH GALVESTON PUB MANAGER unriver Brewing’s Galveston P u b Manager Brandon Ehrlich took the helm at the Bend westside outlet after starting out as Sunriver Pub assistant manager and relished the opportunity to help create the new environment while maintaining the company philosophy. He said, “We pay attention to detail while making sure there is cohesiveness between the two locations. Bend is a great fit for SBC and with the help of already being known and established we hit the ground running and the pub has been really well received. “The company owners have a vision we abide by and this continues their philosophy of great food, great beer and outstanding customer service with everyone on point and working toward the same goal.


Ehrlich is originally from Bellingham, Washington and moved with his wife from Big Sky, Montana in part to be closer to family. He attended Western Washington University and started out in the industry as dishwasher at 15 and helped open the now long-established brewpub fixture Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham. He said, “I learned a lot from my experience in Bellingham, including from the assistant brewer at the time Josh Pfriem, who went on to establish his own successful brewery. “I have been in the industry 20 years and it has always called out to me.” He was a commercial fisherman in Alaska seasonally but wanted to make a more permanent move Outside of the workplace he enjoys the outdoor lifestyle including fly fishing and skiing, which he took up at the age of two, and snowboarding as part of the slope skills he honed growing up around Mt. Baker. He said, “When we relocated I made an inquiry with SBC and it has turned out to be a great fit. “With the three prongs of the brewery and pub locations we are setup for continued success and it has been great to be a part of the story so far.”


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unriver Pub Assistant M a n a g e r Heather Miller hails originally from Chicago and moved to Lincoln City on the Oregon coast when she was 15 some two decades ago. She landed in Central Oregon in 2012 after relocating with her children Wyatt, 14, and Rylee, 11, and set about finding a new career opportunity. She said, “I saw an open interview for SBC when I moved here and decided why not give it a try. “Along with being a single mom I am a full time student finishing the last couple years of my BS in fisheries & wildlife. I had limited hours

to offer SBC with my busy life but they took me anyway. “After I started in our first summer the owners heard that I had sold everything to move here and was really in need. They gave me a set of dishes and kitchen wear along with a bunch of extra food and just said when you get on your feet bring the dishes back and if you still need them don’t worry about it. “I realized at that point how amazing they are and that this company was where I was meant to be. “After our first summer I became a lead server; two years later front of house supervisor and this summer I became assistant pub manager. “I have been here from

the beginning and give this company my blood sweat and tears because that’s what it deserves, my best. It’s family owned and run and we are all family in my eyes.” Miller says she spends most of her free time on the river in the summer and watching her kids play sports while concentrating on school work in the off-season. She said, “SBC even sponsored my son’s allstars baseball team. This company is amazing and watching it grow and knowing I have had some part in its success has been so rewarding. I look forward to many more years here and much more success as a company.”


NICK FELSCHOW SUNRIVER PUB CHEF unriver Pub Chef Nick Felschow, a La Cordon Bleu Western Culinary Institute graduate who makes his own stocks, sauces and dressings from scratch, is an East Coast exile who has made his own distinctive mark on the gastronomic pub scene. Originally from Buffalo, New York, his sister and her husband – who hails from Central Oregon - are chefs too and recommended the Portland culinary school as a center of excellence, spurring Felschow to move cross-country and sample life in the Pacific North West. After graduation, he moved back to New York for three years but found himself hankering for a return to the area and headed to Central Oregon before landing a position with Bend’s Pine Tavern. It was while working there that he found out about the fledgling Sunriver Pub venture before its launch and made the cut as the inaugural head chef. He said, “We are all about the guests, who appreciate that we source locally as much as possible, and certainly primarily within the Northwest corridor, and offer the best quality product and natural, healthy ingredients possible. “We try to bake all our bread in-house, which many pubs don’t do, and our dedication to what we produce and the execution has seen us grow leaps and bounds.


“I think we offer pub food with an inventive flair, as evidenced by menu items such as our Reuben Calzone fusion, fried avocado and pineapple poppers, as well as making, for instance, filet mignon affordable.” Felschow said he was continually involved in teaching and educating staff, and many of the lead people in his kitchen started as dishwashers as part of a policy of giving opportunities for people to evolve and grow within the company. Away from the workplace, Felschow will often be found hiking, enjoying the Cascade lakes or camping in the woods, as well as regularly checking out other restaurants and keeping up with the culinary scene from a wider perspective. He added, “We all share the same vision and this is a great place to work; alongside great people!”

JUSTIN GOIN GALVESTON PUB CHEF unriver Brewing’s Galveston Pub Chef Justin Goin says he has found his natural home at the Bend hotspot and is thoroughly enjoying producing “comfort food with a chef’s twist” after honing his craft in multiple states. Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Goin said he knew he wanted to be a chef “at nine or ten years old” and benefitted from early exposure to home cooking from grandmothers hailing from New Mexico and Russia who would regale him with stories from the kitchen, which was always the domestic focal point. He said, “Before I landed in Bend about ten years ago I travelled and worked in the industry through 14 different states and absorbed a lot from working under some great chefs. “I wanted to find a place to lay down roots and I just love this community. Previously, I was executive banquet chef at Sunriver Resort and did some consulting, but when the opportunity came along to be involved in the inception of the Galveston Pub early this year I jumped at the chance. “This is what I was looking for and couldn’t be happier. We have a great group with everyone on board with the philosophy and it has been a home run.” Goin said he has a definite Southwestern cuisine influence and puts his own spin on traditional pub fare, but concentrates on offering comfort food reminiscent of home cooking which can take

guests out of their dayto-day routine. Outside of work, he likes to throw pottery and enjoy some solo “Justin time” to recharge away from the intensity of the kitchen. He added, “I like documentaries and food shows and try to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the wider dining world. "I enjoy dining when I have days off, including with other chefs I am friends with. We tell stories of work and I find it is really a collaborative and supportive network and a big pool to call on. “Sometimes it’s a different road for a chef but the Galveston Pub is a great match for me. “It can get crazy busy but hopefully the guests see we have fun too!” 97


The Bend

As evident by the number of people wearing brands, locals are proud of their city. Walking the downtown streets, grabbing a beer at a brewery, on the river trail and at fitness facilities, sporting local brands is arguably Central Oregon’s favorite fashion statement. Here’s what the brands have to say about logo origin and popularity…

Our brand started for one reason: our love and passion for art. Since day one we’ve created things that we love. Our logo has a very deep meaning, it represents a new beginning, being different and most importantly being true to your self. We’ve never followed trends; I think that’s why our logo has such an impact.

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Hikertrash is a term that's been used in the long distancing hiking community for years. It essentially is a badge of honor. Dirt is the great equalizer on thru hikes like the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail. I've met CEOs, high school students, retirees and accountants on the trail; hikers from Japan, England, France and the U.S. The thing we all have in common is the dirt tan, the perma-stink and the way we attack a buffet with our insatiable hunger. I wanted the logo to reflect the meaning of the term and from there have incorporated "hikertrash" into a number of different designs, my favorite being the outline of the Three Sisters from Central Oregon. I live in Bend, Bend is a trail town (the Pacific Crest Trail is on the other side of those mountains) and I wanted the company to have a sense of place. “Now our shirts and hats can be found on most long distance trails in the country and beyond! I've even had a hiker tattoo our logo on his leg and make onsies for the newborn hikertrash out there.

Our locally owned Patagonia@Bend clothing selection is the unofficial Bend uniform. Patagonia attire is the ultimate choice for fully functional, durable, sustainably-made clothing that is constructed to last, yet entirely fashionable - on and off the trail, slope, climb and surf. 99


Skull and Crossbones is who Boneyard is. Think raider meets mechanic. Founding Brewer Tony Lawrence built up a “boneyard” of old equipment he collected from 13 different breweries around the country and that's where the wrenches come into play.

Myself and one of our sponsored team climbers built this logo brainstorming one night... putting together the "climber" scanned from an image of another friend climbing, along with the word Metolius. Nearly thirty years later, just seeing the Metolius Climber even without the name below is recognizable by a large portion of the world’s climbers. I think the logo is associated with hard climbing, innovation, hard sport, traditional climbing, bouldering, big walls and alpine... as well as the concepts of entrepreneurship, freedom and the Wild West and Oregon play heavily into this logo and our brand.

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Bend is our home, our testing ground and the community that has supported us since day one. Each piece of BlackStrap Facegear has the BS button, this is our stamp of approval, the BS button represents quality and performance only found in a product developed and tested in Bend. With a community and playground like Bend, the performance of our products speaks to our customers and carries the BlackStrap Brand worldwide.

We wanted to make a beanie that was not only comfortable and durable but that also had a throw back quality to it. Think of your dad's old favorite ski hat with a slightly more modern fit. It was never our intention to be a clothing brand, but people seem to really gravitate toward the vintage quality of the beanies and caps we offer and it has been great to see them out on the town. People in Bend are really supportive of their local brands and we couldn't be more grateful for that." 101


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s rents rise and waitlists lengthen, property and housing is amongst the

hottest and controversial topics on

Central Oregonians’ minds. Bend Fashion Quarterly juried a hit list of established

realtors ranging from commercial to residential and broker to investor. Panelists reveal their take on everything from real estate as a profession to lessons from decades past and present market conditions.

Nancy dyer lowes residental, principal broker experience: 36 years in residental and property management.

why she chose this industry:

Nancy followed in her mother's footsteps and has always loved building and remodeling homes.

ON REAL ESTATE: Buyers are coming

in at peak prices and should have a buffer if the economy shifts again. Buyers have been more solid than in the last surge, therefore presently the housing market should be more stable. For sellers, enjoy, but know where to invest next. ON fashion: Desperado and Lulus have the Bend look covered. 105



hen asked how the real estate market in Central Oregon has changed over the years, Nancy Dyer, principal broker for Lowes Residential said she has seen many cycles with interest rates ranging from 3.5 to 18 percent, appreciation, loss and growth.

Paula Van Vleck of Coldwell Banker Commercial Morris said Dallas, Texas, where she began her career in 1981, was more open to women in commercial real estate, than Bend. “When I moved here, if memory serves, I was the only woman doing commercial real estate fulltime, as opposed to mixing it with residential.” She likens the Bend commercial scene to a “good ol' boys” network far more so than Texas. All of the panelists acknowledged recession, particularly in 2008, as one of the major changes they had witnessed in real estate. However, in the midst of market difficulty, many concurred with Ginny Kansas-Meszaros, principal broker for Gibson Reality, “The nose dives and the nose bleeds of the highs and lows in our market actually bring opportunity.” Dyer said, “When the real estate market declined in 2008 I opened Desert Pine Properties, LLC

Andie edmonds nai cascade, partner & Principal broker experience: 18 years real estate investing,

eight years brokering office and industrail investment property.

why she chose this industry:

It allowed her to utilize her expertise in financial analysis and investing. ON REAL ESTATE: 1031 exchange is only as good as the acquired asset. Avoiding taxes to invest in an underperforming asset rarely results in wealth. Don't avoid commercial assets; rather they should be analyzed on their own merit with the tax implications providing a component of that analysis – not the driving force. ON fashion: Recently I was in stylish skinny jeans from Desperado, a great tailored shirt from Lulus, an edgy pair of shoes from Hot Box Betty and some wonderful chunky jewelry from Cowgirl Cash. I love being dressed up but it’s great to reap the benefits of Bend's more laid back vibe. 106 Bend FASHION Quarterly•fall 2016

to create a rental opportunity for properties that did not sell as per their original goal.” Andie Edmonds, partner and principal broker at NAI Cascade, references the opportunity in a downturn saying, “I spent the first part of my career riding a downward economic spiral.” In response, she learned to be creative, resilient, and humble. “It was a great base from which to enjoy the strengthening economy and utilize previous experience. The shift has been dramatic in the last few years but I hope everyone remembers the lessons of 2008-11, so we are all wiser investors going forward.” Building on the concept of opportunity in a market downturn, Meszaros says, “I've worked through three recessions and in Central Oregon witnessed plummet and resurrection. My experience in real estate, vacation rental and property management was my greatest asset to clients. Keeping clients stable and thriving was possible by making the most of their investments in relation to the economic twists and turns. I accomplished this through sales, rentals and remodels.” Kerri Standerwick, broker for Compass Commercial, offers a perspective that market

ginny kansas-meszaros Gibson reality, residental specialist experience: 11 years residental. why she chose this industry:

This career was the best fit for her skillset and her personal mission to make a positive impact on the people and communities surrounding her. ON REAL ESTATE:: Use this window of up cycle opportunity and sell high. Turn around and buy low in areas south and north of Bend. This way buyers can get more house for less money. This approach allows a position of strength to buy in your money diet without stress. Be sure to consult financial, tax, legal and real estate experts in transactions. This way the advice in one specialization doesn't undo the good or benefits in another area. ON fashion: I wear my lucky colors, a big smile and an open heart and mind. 107

COMMUNITY opportunity can bring excellence and mediocrity. “When the market conditions are good, real estate is sometimes seen as a career of opportunity. When I transitioned to the industry three years ago, the turnaround was beginning. As cycles recover more brokers enter the profession (which is the case at present). “True value is brought to clients when broker's possess the business acumen and basic economic understanding necessary for the trade.” Standerwick strongly cautions against making a career decision solely on potential financial gain and suggests that is sometimes happening in our region. Outside of broader market cycles, individual dealings can have their highs and lows reflects Van Vleck. She says patience, persistence, creativity and flexibility have carried her through. “Real estate deals often have a life of their own and you have to allow them to evolve and take the path that they lead you on. I use creativity to think outside of the box, to let the deal tell me what it needs to get done. Flexibility requires one to be open to all the possibilities.” Van Vleck fervently quoted Winston Church Hill exclaiming, "Never, never, never give up." Perhaps most compelling were comments the panel shared on their personal values and the relationship between their chosen profession and their family.

kerri standerwick compass commercial, broker experience: 25 years in commercial banking and real estate.

why she chose this industry:

Kerri believes commercial real state is the perfect marriage with her longstanding commercial banking career and residential real estate experience. ON REAL ESTATE: Be patient and seek professional representation. Make a plan and include your financial advisor, accountant, attorney, banker and real estate professional. Get team buy-in for the client before making a purchase or selling a property. Surprises are good, but only if they come with a bow on them. Be sure all the bases are covered and look at every possible outcome. ON fashion: I like to allow my professional business attire to reflect my personality while showing proper respect for the serious nature of the business at hand.

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Van Vleck shared, “Commercial tends to take place during the regular work week. I raised two daughters on my own and it was helpful to have the weekends free.” Edmonds thoughts coincided, “I value the ability to work flexible hours and having weekends with my family.” Edmonds elaborated about running a heart-driven business where she places emphasis on community before commodity. “An ongoing challenge I face is to reshape commercial real estate. It is an industry steeped in tradition with an over-riding need to establish a winner and a loser in each deal. I focus on the win-win of a deal. Understanding needs and motivations, taking the time to consider opportunities for a client in the context of the market, all while creating lasting relationships. This model serves well in our heart and financially. “The bottom line,” Edmonds says, “is we love what we do and we love helping our clients succeed… real estate is a great career.” To close, Meszaros leaves readers with these final thoughts from the spiritual writer, Don Miguel Ruiz, “To best serve clients I practice the Four Agreements: Be impeccable with my word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions and always do my best.”

Paula Van Vleck coldwell banker, commercial broker experience: 35 years experience in Texas

and Oregon in commercial real estate sales and leasing.

why she chose this industry:

Paula chose this industry because of her love of people and building relationships, the variety it offers and the creativity it requires. ON REAL ESTATE: Presently, I caution buyers not too negotiate too hard or they may lose the deal. Follow the terms of the negotiated deal and it will guide and protect the buyer. I suggest that people try to complete their transactions during the first part of this year, because it's an election year. Typically, as voting gets closer, people back away from doing deals and hold onto their money until they see the results of the election. ON fashion: All in all, I wear what I like and feel good in. Then I can forget about myself and focus on clients. 109


Harvest in the High Desert


all is an opportunity to reflect on the growth and abundance that so many in the High Desert relish. In the harvest section, BFQ features some local socially conscious initiatives and business endeavors like Rainshadow Organics, The Grow & Give program by the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, Windflower Farm and a directory of organic food options. Explore and share in the regional harvest that is filling tummies with healthy goodness.

Owner and founder of Rainshadow Organics, Sarahlee Lawrence walks her colorful rows of veggies and flowers.

RAINSHADOW ORGANICS Community Connection to the Earth through Organic Farming


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Rebecca Sokol, farmer and food transformationalist, collects plants for the evenings’ Longtable Dinner. 111



aving access to land and a desire to make food accessible to her community activated Sarahlee Lawrence’s journey in organic farming. “I pretty much woke up one day and realized that food was important on many levels and I wanted to be the best steward of my land I could, so I knew my farm needed to be organic.” The organic model Lawrence and husband Ashanti Samuels, enlist for their farm, Rainshadow Organics, goes beyond absence of pesticide use. It encompasses environmentally conscious philosophies like short transportation distances and growing super nutrient dense, flavorful, adventurous and diverse food. She refers playfully to her sometimes holey arugula or greens as ‘ventilated’ and touts the benefits. Appreciating pleasantries like ventilated arugula is part in parcel of the practice of being a domestic goddess, a concept Lawrence coined. The domestic goddess is, “Someone who cooks creatively and well with different seasonal ingredients and someone who makes time to feed her family good food. I farm until after dark and come inside in my dirty jeans and make dinner at 10:30pm. I wake-up and make fresh biscuits with the flour my husband mills. The domestic goddess prioritizes food and family. She will introduce her family to wild looking foods. And she won’t mind the bugs.” Already mastering the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) market share, Rainshadow is delving into farm to table as well. Lawrence’s Longtable Dinners, held once a month during summer months, are always sold out and Rainshadow is building a Sokol prepares to set the Longtable.

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Sarahlee rounds up flowers for the Longtable centerpiece.

Dennis McGregor and the Spoilers treat guests to music.

4,000 square foot farm stand, commercial kitchen and milling facility where food can be processed and eaten on site. “We are so excited to make value-added products of all kinds. Our plan is to be open to the public with fresh veggies, meats, grains and cooking classes. We want the community to have regular year-round access to our food. Preservation methods will help accomplish this, that way customers can eat a more diverse diet year-round,” explains Lawrence. Of the organic farming movement in Central Oregon, Lawrence says it’s small and, “pretty hard to hack.” Lawrence encourages locals to support the people who put in the time and energy to raise food in our complex High Desert climate. Describing food as an intimate thing because it becomes incorporated and eventually constitutes your body, Lawrence feels, “My farm

Farmer Carys Wilkins serves platters of salad adorned with goat cheese made on-site.

Chefs prepare cucumber slices topped with beet hummus and flower petals.

is condensed in me. I am absolutely of this earth and that connection, built over time, is visceral. Our farm has become a full diet mostly driven by my own needs and desires and I’m passionate about sharing that.” Rainshadow Organincs has been in operation since 2010. The land the farm occupies is between Sisters and Terrebonne and has been in Lawrences’ family since 1972. Lawrence has authored the book, River House, and is an accomplished whitewater raft guide leading annual trips down the Grand Canyon. For information about CSA, Longtable Dinners and farm stand/commercial kitchen developments please see Rainshadow’s website or keep abreast on their Facebook and Instagram feeds. Rainshadow Organics 70955 NW Lower Bridge Way Terrebonne, Oregon 97760 541-279-0841

Central Oregonians enjoy their farm to tummy Longtable Dinner on location at Rainshadow Organics.

Rainshadow CSAs • Small and large options • With and without meat • Ranging from $400 to $1,200 • Year round offerings • Delivery to Bend and Sisters 113



Bend Farmers Market Wednesdays: Brooks Alley Downtown June 1-Oct 12, 3-7pm Fridays: Mt. View High School North June 17-Aug 19, 2-6pm Central Oregon Locavore 1841 NE Third St., Bend 541-633-7388 Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm; closed Monday Madras Saturday Market Sahalee Park, Seventh St. Between B & C Streets, Madras 541-546-6778 Facebook @ Madras Saturday Market Saturdays, Jun 4-Sept 17 (except Aug 5), 9-2pm




ccording to Feeding America, one in six people in Oregon doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from or are experiencing hunger on a regular basis. In some areas of Central Oregon many families rely on food pantries to keep food on the table. Unfortunately, keeping those pantries stocked with fresh, healthy produce is often difficult for low-income people due to cost. In response to this challenge, the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) has created a program that offers gardeners and farmers market patrons an opportunity to alleviate hunger in our community. HDFFA is partnering with regional farmers’ markets and the regional food bank, NeighborImpact, to increase access to locally produced, fresh food through a program called Grow & Give. Fresh food can be donated at participating farmers markets by consumers who purchase from farmers at the market, gardeners who grow food or farmers who have excess at end of the market. HDFFA collects and refrigerates these fresh food donations and NeighborImpact distributes the produce to families through their pantry system. Last year the program provided 3,200 pounds of produce to families in need. This year, the goal is to more

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than double the total and collect 8,000 pounds of fresh food. The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The organization’s mission is to support a community-based food system in Central Oregon by increasing access to fresh healthy food, supporting sustainable farm land use and fostering relationships among farmers and consumers. Grow & Give is one of its programs devoted to this effort. Those wishing to participate can check out HDFFA’s fresh food donation map (including NorthWest Crossing, Sisters, Redmond and Madras Farmers Markets) or patrons can volunteer to collect donations. 262-424-8481,

NW Crossing Farmers Market Northwest Crossing Dr., Bend Saturdays, mid-June to mid-Sept, 10-2pm Redmond Farmers Market Centennial Park, Redmond 541-550-0066 Facebook @ Redmond Farmers Market Tuesdays, Jun-Sep, 3-6pm Sisters Farmers Market Downtown Sisters Cascade Ave. 541-410-2026 Facebook @ Sisters Farmers Market Fridays, Jun-Sep, 2-5pm


Angel’s Rest Ranch Steve Conkling 15722 NE Sealy Springs Rd., Prineville 541-362-6646

Bluestone Gardens and Landscape LLC Jake Hueners 12555 SW Hwy 126, Powell Butte 541-610-4331 Facebook @ Bluestone Gardens Cathy’s Beaks and Snouts Cathy Fall 2663 NE Sunset View Lane, Prineville 541-410-2594 Weekends Jul 1-Nov 15 Central Oregon Ostrich Michael Lehman 7600 SW Quarry Ave., Redmond 541-923-5076 Crump Ranch Ed Stabb 2940 NW 74th St., Redmond 541-280-1895 Daily 7am-7pm Dancing Cow Farm JerreKosta Dodson 2853 NE Johnson Creek Rd., Prineville 541-306-0226 DD Ranch Linda Anspach 3836 NE Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne 541-548-1432

Dome Grown Produce Amanda Benkert 7858 SW 61st St., Redmond 541-678-3064 May-Oct, 8am-5pm Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Cindy Grossmann 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne 541-526-5075 Sat-Wed, 12-5pm, Thu-Fri, 12-9pm The Family Farm Joi Fedance 4770 SW Jericho Ln., Culver 541-546-6249, Farming Tuesdays Jul, 9:30-11:30am Fields Farm Debbie Fields 61915 Pettigrew Rd., Bend 541-382-8059, Tue-Sat during daylight hours Flying Pig Hops Mary Louis 19900 NW Butler Rd., Terrebonne 541-504-3251 Fresh Start Farms Kathi Miller 63530 Johnson Ranch Rd., Alfalfa 541-317-5925 Tue-Sat by appt. Freshfields Farm Donna Caffee 19189 Dayton Rd., Bend 503-970-9852 Apr-Jun weekends only, 10am-2pm Staring mid-June, 5 days a week, 10am-5pm Golden Eagle Organics, Inc. Brian Lepore 62900 Eagle Rd., Bend 541-214-5467 Call for times and availability Good Earth Farm Kevin McBride 63951 Deschutes Mkt Rd., Bend 541-420-0906 Farm visits weekdays by appt.


Promotes a Healthy Means of Growing Food



igi Meyer, owner and manager of local, organic, bio-diverse Windflower Farm LLC, aims to “promote a healthy means of growing food” within the Central Oregon area. Prior to opening the gates of her farm in 2000, Meyer spent time as an art student and journalist in New York City. From the city, she embarked on an eight month journey to Italy, where she first studied horticulture extensively and developed a love for gardening. Meyer then returned to the States, began rehabilitating race horses and decided that she needed a place to keep these rescues. The result was a purchased property located 15 miles east of Bend, from which Windflower Farm came to be. Today, the farm sits at 20 acres, encompassing four large greenhouses, a magnitude of organic fruits, vegetables and flowers and Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) heritage pigs, goats and laying hens. In order to receive this AWA certification, Meyer has to consistently meet a strict set of guidelines governing animal handling, veterinary care, facility and feed. Windflower Farm additionally provides horse boarding and a sanctuary for retired mares and foals, and Meyer states that she loves working with these animals because of their ability to “liven up the farm with humor and character.” Meyer uses no pesticides or herbicides in her growing, instead relying on the manual methods of crop rotation, cover crops and the provision of a habitat for beneficial insects. Organic compost is

additionally added to the crops, as Meyer prefers the low nitrogen levels in this form of fertilizer. Meyer says, “I try to mimic nature in farming [by] organizing a self-sustaining ecosystem on the farm.” The High Desert climate does present challenges in Meyer’s growing, requiring a lot of extra labor and materials to protect [the] crops, but Gigi claims that organic, healthy soil is key to successful farming. Windflower Farm offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, providing totes of fruits and vegetables, or fresh flowers, to the local population whenever these products are in abundance. This program is available both as a seasonal subscription and on a week-by-week basis. Along with that, Windflower Farm is involved with Rogue Farm Corps, which Meyer describes as “training [for] the next generation of farmers.” This Corps provides educational opportunities for interns throughout a network of Central Oregon farms, the curriculum through which Meyer hopes to present Windflower as “a regional model for small-scale, bio-diverse farms.” Windflower Farm LLC 26285 Walker Rd., Bend 541-318-1417 115

COMMUNITY Gunpowder Roasting Ranch Krista Vegter 20000 Marsh Rd., Bend 541-241-2992 7 days a week, 9am-7pm, by appt. only Herbal Goddess Medicinals Holly Hutton 541-408-4558 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Email or call for an appt. or visit High Desert Hay Kevin L Richards 3459 SE Baldwin Dr., Madras 541-668-7658 By appt. only HolmesStead Ranch Michael Holmes 24075 E Hwy. 20, Bend 541-322-6992 Mon-Fri after 5pm Sat & Sun all day Juniper Jungle Farm Chris Casad 22135 Erickson Rd., Bend 541-815-6483 Lazy B Ranch Amanda 23242 Cherrywood Ln., Chiloquin 541-390-4068 Monday and Friday, 10am-4pm

Mahonia Gardens Benji Nagel and Carys Wilkins Sisters 541-420-8684 Sisters Farmers Market, Fri 2-5pm NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Sat 10am-2pm Maragas Winery & Vineyard Doug Maragas 15523 SW Hwy. 97 Culver 541-546-5464 Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm Mecca Grade Estate Malt Seth Klann 9515 NW Columbia Dr. Madras 541-526-8152 Year-round, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Millican Valley Beef Co. Melissa Davis 21085 Knott Rd. Bend 541-390-8831 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, 9am-4pm The Next Season Farm Ryan Snead Bend 408-396-7057 Organic Earthly Delights Christine Carpenter 141-B SW Dover Lane Madras 503-229-3869 Honor system farm stand open all the time Paradise Produce 6651 N. Adams Dr. Madras 541-350-0468 Facebook @ Paradise Produce Madras Store open daylight hours, May-Oct/Plants, Tue-Sat 10-5 or by appt. May-June Madras Saturday Market

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Pine Mountain Ranch Loretta Spahmer 23585 E Hwy. 20 Bend 541-312-0185 Fri 11am-3pm or by appt. Wed. at Bend Farmers Market Plainview Gardens LLC Gayle Hoagland 18344 Fryrear Ranch Rd. Bend 541-410-2026 By appt. only Home deliveries available Powell Butte Bison Ranch Steve & Bev Oberg 541-233-3221 Visits welcome year-around by appt. Prineville Lavender Kristi Hiaasen 483 NE Short Ln. Prineville 541-447-6217 By appt. only Radicle Roots Farm James Berntson 17509 Paladin Dr., Bend 541-730-8774 NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market, Sat, 10am-2pm

Rainshadow Organics Sarahlee Lawrence 70955 NW Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne 541-279-0841 Farm visits by appt. only Local Farmer’s Markets Remuda Ranch Jerry or Nancy Klatt 14449 SW Hwy. 97, Culver 541-546-6778 Facebook @ Remuda Ranch Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm Scronce Farm Co. Karl Scronce 21800 Paloma Dr., Bend 541-281-2053 Call, text or email for appt. Sweet Mamas Soaps & More Johnny & Kim Tatum 61555 Ward Rd., Bend 541-419-2766 Visits by appt. Sweet Posy Floral Jennifer Ladd 63375 Deschutes Market Rd., Bend 541-312-9766 Early Summer through late Fall

T Bone Hay and Cattle Marilyn Kasch 3604 SW Park Ln. Culver 541-546-9446 Call anytime for product availability Timber Creek Farm Billie Estridge 15333 NW O’Neil Hwy. Redmond 541-480-1340 Facebook @ Timber Creek Farm Call or email to order Tumalo Lavender Gordon Knight 19825 Connarn Rd. Bend 541-383-2441 Call for appt. Vaquero Valley Ranch and Cattle Co. Ron Miller 18775 Pinehurst Rd. Bend 541-350-2520 Open year-round and sell ranch direct Variegated Gardens Meri Wallace 5272 SW Quarry Ave., Redmond

Volcano Veggies Shannon Sbarra 1201 NE 2nd St., Ste. B, Bend 541-728-3355 Year round, weekly subscriptions White Diamond Ranch Ann Snyder 9101 NE Wilson Ck Rd., Ashwood Facebook @ White Diamond Ranch Visitors welcome, please call ahead Windflower Farm LLC Gigi Meyer 26285 Walker Rd, Bend 541-678-3166 Windy Acres Dairy Farm Billie Johnson 3320 NW Stahancyk Ln. Prineville 541-447-5389 By appt. Wine Down Ranch Mary Beyer 6500 NE McKay Creek Rd., Prineville 503-810-7003 Year round by appt.

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ealth and wellness are a crucial part of a child’s foundation for success. From vision to dental and overall wellbeing, finding the right service for your child can be a challenge. Healthy Beginnings offers key family services to young children in Central Oregon at no cost. For over 20 years Healthy Beginnings has made a profound difference in ensuring children are healthy, ready to succeed in school and can develop to their full potential. Each year, the organization holds 16 screenings throughout Central Oregon with the help of its 400 professional volunteers. Healthy Beginnings provides the most comprehensive assessment and referral service in the community, confirming the health and development of young children birth to age five and at no cost to the family. Their “12 point kid inspection” assesses vision, dental, speech, infant and toddler development,

concepts, hearing, social skills and behavior, health, nutrition, home and car seat safety, motor skills and literacy. The service ensures positive outcomes for over 900 children every year. Healthy Beginnings is a truly unique program available only in Central Oregon. Volunteers work to assure parents that their children are developing appropriately or if needed, make referrals for in-depth evaluation and further treatment. Parenting information and community resources are provided free as well. Every family served by a Healthy Beginnings screening receives extensive information on the health and development of their child. In addition, early literacy information and kindergarten readiness as well as parent education are also provided. Visit for a full listing of screening dates and cities as well as detailed information about program, volunteer and donation

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opportunities. Community links to additional services can also be found on the website. GIRLS NIGHT OUT As a nonprofit providing services to young children, Healthy Beginnings relies on community support and fundraising. Their annual Girls Night Out event has become a premiere event, generating a substantial amount of funds to support the organization. In its twelfth year Girls Night Out continues to feature goods and services with women in mind. Massage therapists, hair stylists, skin care consultants, cosmetic consultants, jewelry and accessories, even a clairvoyant and much more will be on hand. Guests will enjoy great food provided by many local restaurants and a selection of wines, beers and nonalcohol beverages. Incredible giveaways and a silent auction will round out the evening. 12th Annual Girls Night Out September 23, 7-10pm

Kendall Volkswagen of Bend 1975 NE Hwy. 20, Bend This year will be the best yet — offering the guests an unforgettable night of pampering, great food, giveaways, goodies and live entertainment. Leave your worries at home but do bring your checkbook for the fabulous silent auction and raffle opportunities. Tickets can either be purchased online at www. or in person at Fabulous Finds who will be offering the first 30 tickets sold at a small discount. You can stop by to purchase them TuesdaySaturday from 11am-5pm. (190 NE Irving Avenue in Bend). Space is limited but vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact Amanda Albrich with Flip Event Productions at 541-848-8598. Help expand this effort and service in Central Oregon because every child deserves a healthy beginning!

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