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ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT These energetic Central Oregonians share their stories: Eli and Dottie Ashley, Kathy Morgan, Julie Junkin and Eric Sande.



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Writer / Designer I love experiencing different cultures through travel, fashion, food and art. It helps me grow intellectually and creatively in my professional and personal life.

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Photographer Paula was hired by Andy Warhol and photographed  Morgan Freeman, Lenny Kravitz, Kevin Bacon, Kate Moss, designer Vivien Westwood and many others. She worked in NYC and London for Vogue, British Elle, Interview, Details, British GQ, Blitz, The London Sunday Times Magazine and others.  Trying to capture the female figure and attitude in the form of a personal narrative is her interest– a theme that she continues to explore with painting and printmaking. Each image is like a frame from a film, narrative and allegorical.

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MARKETING VP of Marketing Jeff Martin BFQ Marketing & Advertising Director Karen Stowe Advertising Executive David Phillips Online Communications Kalea Aguon

ART Production Director / Designer Marcee Hillman Ad Design Kalea Aguon Illustrator/Artist Robyn Cochran-Ragland Production / Layout Designer Jamie Wood

EDITORIAL Recreation Dave McCrae Homes Kara Tatone Happiness Chelsea Callicott Style / Trends Kalea Aguon & Jamie Wood On the Collegiate Trail Katie Noyed Wearable Art David Clewett Coffee Elisabeth (Lis) Thomas & Tashia Davis

PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Albright, Peter Axelsen, Maria F. Bay, Paula Bullwinkle, Amanda Conde, Tambi Lane, Alyssa McMurty, Cory Muir, Gneel Owen Costello, Ryder Redfield, William Taylor, Thomas & Velo Photography, Katie Sox, Doug Watson, Nate Wyeth

STYLISTS /FEATURED MODELS Megan Brauer, Kara Davison, Taissa Ferral, Lauren Lapping, Julie Logreco, Hayden Martin, Tara McLay-Kidd, Katie Noyed, Shaley Osborne, Parker Tugaw, Tani Reynolds, Ann Scott, Sophia Barbara Uchiyama

Location Shoots Bend Factory Outlets, Bridal Suite & Special Occasion, Franklin Crossing, High Desert Museum, Lulu Boutique, Old Stone Performing Arts Center, Tin Pan Alley, Zante

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Publicist I’m passionate about learning what makes people tick, and in particular, getting to know their secret sauce for creating meaning and contentment. It’s such a privilege to be allowed to step into someone’s story and I hope I did my subjects’ justice. There are so many inspirational people in this town!

Photographer I love looking through a lens. It blocks out distractions of the surrounding world and draws me into whatever scene, face or story I’m capturing. Families and children are among my favorite subjects, but I am also passionate about collaborating with organizations that use photography as a medium to engage audiences and inspire conversation. I especially get excited when an assignment involves new cultures, social issues, travel and adventure, but am just as happy shooting in my own backyard. For me, photography is simply the best way to view the beauty in this world.

Cherry blossoms along Columbia River Gorge, 2013

Robyn CochranRagland

Illustrator/Artist Love, laugh, draw. Think about drawing. Enjoy. Share love of drawing the figure. Snuggle spouse. Travel. Repeat. On location At High Desert Museum

Tambi Lane Marcee Hillman

Production Director/Designer “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” ~Zig Ziglar

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Photographer A session with me can be a bit silly. I’m a little quirky, or so I’ve been told, but you are sure to have a great time. Clients become friends, we play dress up and drink mimosas on a bad day, the hardest part is finding the right shoes to go with the outfit.

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CONTRIBUTERS On belay in Patagonia, Argentina

Katie Noyed

Stylist/Model Combining the gorgeous surroundings and the unique fashion scene of our community is exciting. As Bend is a melting pot in its own right, there will never be a shortage of art, culture and ideas to discover.

Ryder Redfield

Dave McRae

Photographer Being a sixth generation Oregonian, I am no stranger to the outdoors and always welcome an adventure. Documenting and telling a story of mine and others adventures via photography has always been extremely rewarding. When I am not working as a photo instructor with Lindblad Expeditions on their expedition vessels around the world, I am honored to call Central Oregon home. Environmental portraiture, outdoor product and fashion photography are my specialties. I try to ensure that everyone I interact with is comfortable and having a great time.

Writer “Writing short stories about my passions is easy. I just go out and do my thing, then try to convey the experience to others.  It’s not like I have to come up with the plot lines to Lord of the Rings or something like that.”

Katie Sox

Photographer Although photography as a profession is a new angle for me, capturing life through the lens certainly is not. For the past 12 years photography has been a part of daily life for me. I love getting the truly candid moments and focusing in on detail, especially the overlooked and mundane. For me, photography doesn’t just tell a story, it discloses a world that would be otherwise lost in time. Whether I’m shooting ladies shredding on mountain bikes, products, family portraits or architecture, I dig all of it and cannot wait to see where passion and experience lead me.

Kara Tatone

Writer A native of Oregon, and 20-year Coloradoan, I have been inspired by those with passion for the outdoors—whether in the mountains, on rivers, on trails of all kinds, on snow, ice or rock—writing about all stories stimulated by being outside has long impacted my own outdoor endeavors. Sharing one’s stories is truly the reward of writing.

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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 EVP Community Affairs & Leadership Bend) former television producer and host and likened to a walking local Facebook button.

tiple nonprofits.

Jennifer Clifton (Attorney) Corporate lawyer with the heart of an entrepreneur, founder and partner at Clifton Cannabis Law, LLC, started several companies of her own and serves as a board member on mul-

Jennifer Matthey (Brave Collective) 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.

Jeff Payne Visionary developer, business owner, real estate strategist, civic contributor, broker, nonprofit board president, persons with disabilities advocate.

David Rosell (Rosell Wealth Management) Author, speaker, wealth manager, world traveler.

Chris Schroeder-Fain (Morgan Stanley) Vice president-wealth management, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, nonprofit advocate, past Opportunity Knocks facilitator for Women CEO group and children’s book author. Susie Stevens Lover of fashion, active volunteer, devotee of Bend and the outdoors, a yoga believer, an avid gardener, a travel enthusiast and retiree following 18 years with Opportunity Knocks, excitingly exploring and experiencing the next chapter in her life. Joanne Sunnarborg (Desperado with Shoes &…) 20 year small business owner devoted to the Central Oregon lifestyle and committed to helping women find their beautiful self by creating a unique boutique shopping experience with unsurpassed customer service in Bend’s Old Mill District. Elisabeth (Lis) Thomas (Head woman in charge of Lis Thomas Content — a Northwest digital marketing boutique) 12+ years of advertising, branding and marketing experience have inspired her to work with businesses of all shapes and sizes to create kick-butt digital content strategies, write awesome stories, increase online brand awareness and make her clients look good on the web In addition to being the boss-lady and total nerd, Lis is a dedicated wife and mom to two spirited kiddos. She’s a huge fan of outdoor adventures and cozy coffee houses, where you will often find her cramming for a deadline.

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, 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

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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

notes from the publisher

Redefining Fashion


n the 28 years that Franca Sozzani reigned as editor of Italian Vogue, she insisted that fashion was as relevant to the dominant social, cultural and economic conversation as any other discipline. She said that fashion could use its pretty cover to sneak upon readers and force them to confront subjects they might otherwise choose to ignore. Franca, who died at 66 this past December, expected more out of fashion and she wanted fashion to expect more out of itself. She said in an interview in The Financial Times in 2013, “Here’s what I think: fashion isn’t really about clothes, it’s about life. Everyone can afford fashion on some level, everyone can talk about it. So what else can we say? We can’t always be writing about flowers and lace and aquamarine.” Indeed! Bend Fashion Quarterly may not take on the political, often disparaging, issues of the day with vengeance... but we do hope to improve your look on fashion and see it as an expression of your cultural idiom and the trends that are forming our lifestyles. Our intent is uncover real people who unveil themselves and their passions and share a little fashion on the way. Ann Scott is the epitome of a trendsetter: gifted designer of Mari Lassa leather bags, dentist, photographer and all around great mom introducing her kids to Central Oregon’s outdoor sports. The photo shoot at Lulu’s with Ann’s energy and uplifting spirit was the perfect backdrop for some touchable Spring fashions. The High Desert Museum turned out to be an ideal setting to feature desperado boutique with shoes & more and telling just a hint of Tara McClay-Kidd’s story (a professional golfer). It may have been a snowy day, but Tara’s easy charm and style perfectly highlighted the Spirit of the West and the Miller Family Ranch exhibits at the Museum. The Millers’ Faverolles chickens were very cooperative! Take three of the most fun artists and certainly creative: JM Brodrick, MaryLea Harris and Kelly Thiel, add a touch of

wonder woman Billye Turner and world class photographer Ryder Redfield (from Sisters) and you have something that bounces off the pages. Each have their own fascinating stories and with a little help from Jennifer Steigman at Faveur we uncovered their style too. The staff and writers for BFQ are forever on the search for local designers: the High Desert seems to sprout creativity. This issue you’ll find the unique culture of Peter Axelsen and his Baki Lifestyle Apparel, the extraordinary Mari Lassa bags by Ann Scott, clever vintage from Abby Cakes of Mice & Mischief, the evolving style of Citrine Bling’s Allison Cogen and handmade genius of Rynda Clark RRags Clothing Line. Is happiness a trend? Does just the fact we get to live in this beautiful place give us ample opportunity for a boat-load of cheerfulness? According to the harmonious Eli and Dottie Ashley they use their music to touch people in an uplifting way. Kathy Morgan finds joy in creating a better future for girls in Guatemala. The whimsical Julia Junkin can help you free your creative expression. Eric Sande always has a smile on his face and it’s contagious: with the love of community, his peaceful farm, vintage cars and trailers...and two fat cats. If anything captures a trend in Central’s our abundant microbrewed beer, but the culture of coffee is brewing creativity. The friendly baristas in our coffee feature share their love of their cozy coffee shops and the beverage that beckons! Fashion is an industry often dismissed as frivolous and one whose values are traditionally considered less than noteworthy. But on the pages of BFQ, you’ll find the striking gathering of stories about Central Oregonians sharing their view of style, trends and designs. Enjoy!



What's Your Health and Beauty Tips for Energizing Your Spring Vitality? treatments about 6-8 weeks apart. A few weeks after your final treatment you should notice a marked improvement in overall youthfulness of the skin.

Shannon Bennett General Manager Ideal You Weight Loss Center Hydration plays a huge part in weight-loss and staying healthy. Our Central Oregon Spring can be chilly still so incorporating warm herbal tea can help add more water to your diet. There are a lot of yummy flavored mineral water’s available if you enjoy bubbles or enhance your plain water with sliced cucumbers, berries, lemon or lime. Aim for 80100 ounces of water per day and you are on your way to staying well hydrated.

Sue Fox Co-owner of Flux (Paddle Board Retreats) Group Sales & Events Director Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Ideally, never stop recreating! Winter offers a great opportunity to cross train in our winter wonderland, those muscles we use differently in the snow and snow play. As the snow melts and the temps rise I like to get outdoors as much as possible. I’m a paddler so I’m always excited to get on my paddleboard, giving my upper body and core some boot camp. Mountain biking keeps me energized. Not a biker? Pine Mountain Sports has great all-women clinics and courses. Regardless of your sport, I recommend getting outside and letting Mama Earth do her magic... you’ll feel and look like a million bucks.

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Wendy Jacobson, BS RN Registered Nurse Specializes in Skin Care DermaSpa of Bend Give your face a glow and refresh your skin from the inside out with Clear & Brilliant laser, which creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. It improves fine lines, texture and tone, and reduces pore size and acne scars.

Lisbeth Johannesen RN Registered Nurse Specializes in Skin Care Dermaspa at Bend Dermatology What is new at Dermaspa? Selphyl is a filler created from your own blood at the time of your visit. When injected, platelet growth factors are released for up to seven days, stimulating collagen production which results in improved tone, color, elasticity, wrinkles and firmness of the skin. It is especially useful for fine lines on the face and neck, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, temples, or cheeks. The side effects are mild and brief, though the skin may be bruised, reddened, or swollen for a short period of time. No actual pain is typically experienced during recovery, just possibly some itching for a day or two. This process works very well because the body never rejects this filler, and there is no risk of allergic reaction. Two weeks after your first treatment you can start seeing some subtle changes, and the improvement continues for up to 12 weeks. Most clients will need 2-3

Dr. Emily Karben, OD InFocus Eye Care Spring in Central Oregon is beautiful, however due to our dry climate, symptoms of eye redness, eye fatigue, blurry and fluctuating vision, and eye watering are common causes of discomfort. These symptoms are usually indications of dry eye syndrome, a problem that is so prevalent in Central Oregon. So how can we revitalize the eyes? Treatments aim to replenish and stabilize the tear film and reduce inflammation. Therapeutic practices that you can utilize regularly include using artificial tears at least twice a day (I recommend preservative-free formulations) which can be bought over the counter. Nutritional supplementation, including omega-3 fatty acids, are known to have an anti-inflammatory effect and may prove very useful in decreasing symptoms. Further, behavioral changes, including increased sleep and hydration and decreased caffeine intake can lessen discomfort. Additional treatment and appropriate diagnosis necessitates a comprehensive eye exam, which I strongly encourage for the long-term health, continued comfort and vitality of your eyes.

Stephanie J. Lewis Yogi Founder BeauRam Yoga As we approach spring, connect your body to your mind and to your inner spirit, what makes you,

Health & Beauty you. We are coming out of our hibernating winter months so allow yourself that same awakening into spring. Create a daily practice something simply for yourself. Meditate, take a few moments of quiet time on your back porch or in your favorite stuffed chair. Journal. Create or listen to music. Anything that takes you to your feel good place to do that! Personally I love to get into the kitchen and ground myself through cooking. A little R.L. Burnside in the background with a great Oregon Pinot Noir truly brings me to my blissful revitalizing place. Come join me.

Sherry Raymond-Coblantz Apothecary Artisan Owner of Sher-Ray Organic Cosmetics LLC To be healthy and your best, it is important to pay attention to what you eat and what you put on your body. My expertise is what is best for your skin. I am sure you know that what you put on your body’s biggest organ goes right into the bloodstream. Take a look at your skin care products; if the first ingredient is water (aqua), you have chemicals (water is used to activate them). Sher-Ray’s products contain no water, no chemicals, no dyes, only what nature provides. Plus with the added benefit of being a concentrates our products goes along ways!

Shannon Segerstrom NASM Certified Personal Trainer InMotion Training Studio It’s that time of year again—the snow’s melting, the sun’s shining and those thick sweaters in the

closet are about to go into storage — well at least we can hope. It’s the perfect time to reignite your motivation by breaking away from your boring routine and embracing something new and different. Kick off spring with a healthy start by getting in the right gear, revamping your routine and doing some “spring cleaning” in your pantry. Clean your clutter! Whether it be your physical space, finances, kitchen cupboards I’m always amazed at how much lighter I feel after cleaning our items I haven’t used or donating items to people in need. This is a great time to makeover not only your kitchen and food choices but to get started on the exercise you were going to start. Planning a trip helps vitalize your spirit, mind and reenergizes you for the months to come plus give you an incentive to keep going to the gym and eating healthy.

Kat Steen•Esthetician Owner of Skin Logic Sunriver Nothing puts that “spring” back into your step like beautiful and healthy skin! Often after a long, cold winter your skin can be left looking dry and dull. I recommend starting the season out with a facial that not only exfoliates but adds much needed deep hydration. After which, I would suggest changing your skincare products to fit the seasonal changes. I recommend Skin Ceuticals antioxidants such as C + E Ferulic or Phloretin CF and an SPF 50 to protect your skin as you embrace those long sunny days ahead!

Morri Stewart Wyckoff American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer Owner, Energize Fitness It’s easy to get complacent about exercise in the cold months of winter. Heading to the gym can seem insurmountable in the face of flying snow out the window. Accepting our natural inclination to ‘hibernate’ during these cold months doesn’t mean exercise must take a hiatus. Consider switching up your exercise for a winter routine that is gratifying. Yoga studios throughout Bend offer classes taught in warm rooms with levels of expertise from beginners to advanced. Yoga poses ease aching joints, assist with flexibility and create what I like to refer to as a ‘tensile’ strength through isometric holds that will prepare our bodies for springtime activities. 19

POOL OF EXPERTS ~ FINANCE & INVESTMENT What’s Your Financial Tips for Mortgages, Investment, Insurance, Banking and Real Estate? expenses incurred. Owning rentals can potentially be a great vehicle to lessen a person’s tax burden. Consider costs associated with the mortgage, property taxes and insurance, maintenance, management and HOA fees, advertising, and cleaning. Again, consult your accountant on all deductions.

Kristine Akenson NMLS Waterstone Mortgage Corporation Whenever you are contemplating getting a mortgage, it is important to take a look at your current financial position. What is your current income verse your current liabilities? Is now a good time for you to buy a home or maybe refinance? With April 15 coming, it is important to talk to both your accountant and your loan officer about your future plans and how your taxes will be used in the home buying process. By including both professionals in the conversation, you can avoid unnecessary headaches during the home buying process which will make the move to homeownership that much better.

Dana Bruce Prime Lending Tax time can be overwhelming, especially if you completed a real estate transaction in the previous year. Make sure if you purchased or refinanced a home in 2016 that you received a final closing disclosure. Your lender or the escrow company can likely provide you a copy if you misplaced or didn’t receive one. It may be possible to deduct some of the expenses associated with the transaction. If you owned a rental in 2016, make sure you have a proper accounting of all rents received and

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Judy Cameron Stress Relievers Now The best way to handle taxes is to deal with the fearful emotions that come up — which keep us from doing them with a calm, clear mind. Acupressure Point Tapping is an ancient, time-proven technique that releases our stress so we can think more clearly, or gain new insights that were blocked by our fear. There are 3 points on the inside of our wrists, underneath our watchstraps, specific for anxiety relief. Tap the fingertips of one hand on these points on the other wrist. Take slow, deep breaths while thinking about your taxes. Stress will melt away with practice.

Megan J. Horner, JD MBA Horner & Park LLP Tax time is a great opportunity to sit down and think about the benefits estate planning can bring

Finance & Investment to your family — not only providing an opportunity to decide who will care for your children if the worst should happen, but also who you want to benefit from the passing of your legacy — the financial assets, vehicles, and home, as well as heirlooms and sentimental family treasures. As you pour over documents from the past year to prepare your tax returns, it can be a important reminder of not only what you have to protect but also who you are protecting them for. the cost, including installation. (Rentals do not qualify.) Use Form 5695 for Residential Energy Credits. For tax advice, consult with a CPA.

Leslie Blair Graham Oregon Real Estate Broker Latitude 44 Realty 1. Did the New Year motivate you to de-clutter your home? If no, then maybe the beginning of the tax season will incent you. Choose your favorite charitable organization that accepts clothing, books, electronics and other household goods and get packing. Keep in mind, your donations much be in good condition and the deduction is based on the item’s “fair market value.” You will then file Form 8283 with your taxes if the value of your donations exceed $500. 2. Did you make any Energy Star rated replacements or added solar, wind or geothermal equipment in your principal residence or second home? Don’t forget to claim your credit equal to 30 percent of

Shelley Nelson Directors Mortgage For many of us homeowners, it’s that time of the year when we start preparing to file our tax returns and await IRS Form 1098, our mortgage interest statement. Though it’s possible that you may be able to deduct this interest on your tax return, what if you could relieve yourself altogether of making a monthly mortgage payment? If you are 62 or older and have equity in your home, a reverse mortgage might be the answer! A reverse mortgage can be used to pay off an existing mortgage, supplement monthly income and provide financial peace of mind during retirement. 21


What’s the best way to get ready for April 18, 2017?

Carla Powell & Teri Axmaker – Brokers TC Properties Team with Fred Real Estate Group Good news for 2017! Experts are predicting a strong year ahead. Inflation, home prices and interest rates are looking to hold steady. Stats are from top research and reporting companies including NAR, Forisk, Trading Economics and other market researchers. Revealing housing starts and resales are on the rise 2017 to 2020 and beyond. ICYMI ranked BendRedmond “best-performing small city in nation.” Buoyed by strong job and wage growth totals, the Bend area stood alone in 2016 as the best-performing small city in America, according to the Milken Institute. Remember that for tax purposes, home ownership mortgage interest is one of your best deductions.

David Rosell President, Author Rosell Wealth Management It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season! The deadline to put away savings in a

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2016 IndividualRetirement Account is the same day your 2017 tax return is due April 15th, 2017. If you have extra funds on the sidelines you may even want to consider funding A 2017 IRA? Yes, that’s getting ahead of things as the deadline is April 15, 2018, but if you do it now you take advantage of those funds compounding for one additional year. This can make a big difference over the years. The maximum IRA contribution amount is $5,500 this year however if you’re 50 or older in the calendar year you can add an additional $1,000 as a catch-up contribution. Remember the old adage; The more difficult you are on yourself today, the easier life will be later. Make it a great 2017!

Barbara M Seaman, LUTFC Cornerstone Financial Planning Group, LLC It’s the time of year to gather your financial life from last year. Three tips to help you on your way: 1. Don’t get over excited and file taxes as soon as your 1099 forms arrive. (Those are the dividend and capital gain statements that come annually.) Wait until the second set of updated or ‘corrected’ forms come in. 2. As a business owner, receipts are important, especially cash receipts. You need to be able to back expenses your declare to the IRS. I recommend a separate dedicated bank and credit card for the business.

3. If you itemize, remember charitable deductions. I personally take pictures as well as itemize. This way you can staple your itemized list to photo and receipt. Go online to Salvation Army website or Goodwill to get the value of donated items. Remember every dollar counts in reducing what you owe to the IRS.

Linda Zivney, CRPC Zivney Financial Group Taxes are inevitable, but overpaying is not! The key to lowering your tax bill is really quite simple — report lower taxable income. Since few of us want to actually earn less, the next best strategy is to stash as much income as you can into tax-advantaged accounts. If you have a qualified retirement plan at work, consider maximizing that plan up to the allowable limits of $18,000 per year or $24,000 if you’re 50 or older. If your employer does not offer a retirement plan, consider contributing to an IRA ($5,500/year limit or $6,500 if you’re 50 or over). Depending on your income, traditional IRA contributions may tax deductible and you have up until April 17, 2017 to make a contribution for 2016. If you are selfemployed, consider contributing to a solo 401(k) retirement plan, SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA, whichever will allow you the biggest benefit based on your company’s structure. Whichever option you choose — it’s best to keep more money in your pocket than to pass it on to the IRS.

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BOUTIQUE SPOTLIGHT Baily44 Jumper with tieback detail. Panama hat. Gabrielle Chic. silver necklace. Bracelet and ring by Phil designs. Mari Lassa leather purse.

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BOUTIQUE SPOTLIGHT Baily44 Black leather dress with laser cut motif. Necklace by Gabrielle Chic. Leather clutch by Mari Lassa.

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passionate about creating, designing, photography, hanging with my two amazing kids and introducing them to all the fun outdoor sports Bend has to offer. As far as style I love casual, simple looks. Right now my go to outfit is worn, frayed denim with a chambray shirt or pinstripe button down and running shoes. Lulus is always one of my favorite shopping spots as Boutique is a small boutique on Minnesota Avenue in Bend well as North Soles of Bend and Vanilla in the Old Mill. Online in one of the historic buildings from the 1920s. Beautiful I’m into Pixie Mart and following Marlien Rentmeester’s brick walls, hardwood floors and eclectic interior design fashion blog LeCatch. Bend’s fashion is fun because anything help make Lulu’s Boutique visually pleasing to the eye and goes. I love mixing casual and dressy and Bend is the perfect act as a great backdrop to the fabulous mix of place to do just that, like a classic, luxe blazer clothes you will find there. paired with tennis shoes or ripped jeans and a Owner Patti Orsatti has an eye for what people worn tee paired with high heels!” like and is truly passionate about bringing great Jewelry designer, Leah Cassidy, calls her style and reasonably priced fashion to Bend. jewelry line Gabrielle Chic named after her 150 NW Minnesota Ave. Lulus Boutique, 150 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend daughter. “It started with my passion for downtown, 541-617-8948, vintage jewelry and a desire to make things 541-617-8948 Model/Local Designer Ann Scott have an up to date look. I’m always scouring Ann, local designer of Mari Lassa leather bags antique stores for interesting items to rework. and a dentist, loves the beauty of the outdoors I might see an old shoe buckle and decide it and the great community here in Bend. “I’m would make a cool necklace.”

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BOUTIQUE SPOTLIGHT Sanctuary peasant dress with embroidery detail. Double wrap necklace by Gabrielle Chic. Ankle Boot by Tamaris.

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Aster brocade cold shoulder dress. Gabrielle chic vintage necklace. Tamaris leather sole pumps. 29

TRENDS Gabrelle Chick Necklace at Lulu's Botique

Jewelry Wrap Bracelette_ by Lux at Lulu's Botique

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Gabrelle Chick Necklace at Lulu's Botique

Pink Quartz Earrings by Allora at Local Joe's

Necklace by Lux at Brave

Spring Trends

Choker by Streets Ahead at Desperado

by Kalea Aguon & Jamie Wood Sunglasses by Bottega Venetar at Integrated Eyecare Pink Frames by Bellinger at Integrated Eyecare


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Denim Frame By Czone at Integrated Eyecare

Sunglasses by Bottega Venetar at Integrated Eyecare

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t o o F ar We TRENDS

Ellen Degeneres Samora Booty at Lulu's Boutique

Boots at Faveur

Red printed mules by Shellys London at desperado

Small bag by Rock Flower Paper at Brave

Sandals & Backpack at the Shoe Inn, Old Mill District

OTBT floral athleisure sneakers at desperado

Hand Bags

Tamaris at Lulu's Boutique

Pouches at Brave

Handmade Fringe cross body by McFadin at desperado

Handbag at Faveur

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Clothing Sweater with hand stiched cuffs at Faveur

Cold Shoulder Shirt by Fifteen Twenty at Lulu's Boutique

Scarf at Brave

Embroidered bomber by Odd Molly at desperado

Loveralls honey punch at Brave

Lilla I P's linen dress at Lulu's Boutique

Bralette by Current Air at Brave

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Trapeze tunic from Double D Ranchwear at desperado

at Lulu's Boutique Jogger Pant by Eva Varo at Lulu's Boutique

Ginnifer Jacket by yest at Lulu's Botique Striped dress by Dress Forum at Brave

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Printed Dress by 4 Love & Liberty. Earrings by Allora. Necklace by Ayala Bar. Shoes by Sofft.

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ara McLay-Kidd is a professional golfer. Husband is golf designer David McLay-Kidd. Family includes Step-daughter Ailsa (12). Tara says, “I think I’m a pretty laid back positive person, I like to see the magic in life and try to let my inner child free at every opportunity. I am passionate about my family, my marriage, about helping the people I love feel connected and peaceful. I am passionate about health and training and good nutrition. I am also passionate about fun, it’s so easy to forget how privileged we are living here in Bend, we are literally surrounded by nature’s playground. I love to be creative, singing, writing, drawing, making things. Tara’s favorite go to clothes are shirt and skinny jeans or variation of, with an awesome hat. In Bend she shops at Desperado Boutique, Vanilla, definitely not adverse to picking up a pre loved treasure at Goodwill to throw into the mix. She loves training gear so Lululemon has been a fun addition recently. “I’m more about the feel of clothes, good quality soft fabric, so don’t shop online too often, I do however love Goorin Bros hat shop online. What her happiest? Love, above anything else in all its forms. Being in nature, adventures with my husband, family and friends, feeling connected, singing, energy work/healing, playing good golf. On Fashion? Not sure about best or worst, I feel free to express myself through clothing in whatever way I feel like day to day, I never feel judged living in Bend which is cool. The funniest fashion thing is what my husband told me when I first moved here, I asked what clothes I need to bring with me and he said, “Just jeans, ‘that’s all people wear here, you will have about six pairs soon enough, smart pair, comfy pair, casual pair, scruffy pair, work pair etc.” ‘That’s what being in Oregon is about, now nearly four years in I tend to agree.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYDER REDFIELD On Location | High Desert Museum

oanne Sunnarborg owner/creator of desperado boutique with shoes & more says, “This Spring is all about Girl Power! It’s woman defining who they are and showing it off with what they wear. We’re going to see feminine silhouettes coupled with ball caps and white sneakers. T-shirts that make a statement, fun stripes in every size and shape, comfortable Athleisure-wear we can move in with lots of oversized pockets and details like drawstrings and toggles. “This season shows off some great attitude with everything from big earrings and handbags to long pendant necklaces worn alone or with chokers .” And when it comes to shoes — again Sunnarborg says, “Women will be wearing lots of easy slide on mules, sandals and sneakers. I think the Spring look says it’s our time to shine!”


For many of the Museum’s regular visitors, this is the must-see exhibit... an unforgettable walk through time that brings the Spirit of the West alive for the entire family. Your journey starts with a stroll past a Northern Paiute shelter and a French trapper’s camp where all the historic details are depicted in incredible detail. Continue through the Hudson’s Bay Company fort, alongside an Oregon Trail wagon, through a hard rock mine, past a settler’s cabin and into the boomtown of Silver City. Guided Tours at 12:30 pm daily: Get an entertaining and in-depth tour with one of the Museum’s interpreters. Tours are approximately 30 minutes. 35


Odd Molly coral jacket & white blouse. Driftwood Denim. Old Gringo Boots. Handmade Guatemalan Beaded Necklace. Bracelet by Ayala Bar.

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The Hi Loy Mercantile is modeled after a 1880s Chinese-owned business that typically sold Chinese goods, hand tools for mining, food stuffs, etc. The store also advertises itself as a labor contractor. 37


Dress by Biya. Hoodie by Johnny Was. Shoes by Old Gringo. Necklace by Ayala Bar. Earrings by Allora. Bracelet by Brighton.

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Dress by Johnny Was. Hoodie by Johnny Was. Belt by ADA. Necklace by Love Tokens. Bracelet by Brighton. Turq flats by Chinese Laundry. Earrings by Love Tokens


The history of local homesteaders becomes a vivid reality when you meet the characters on the Miller Ranch. The year is 1904. Mrs. Miller, with the help of ranch hand William Thomas, maintains the cabin, barn, corral, bunkhouse, root cellar and sawmill while Mr. Miller tends cattle on the open range. Nearby, Bend’s population is booming.... stockmen, buckaroos, sheep herders, timber cruisers, miners and gamblers have descended on the boomtown. You might even meet one. 39

FORCES OF FASHION Dress by Johnny Was. Belt by ADA. Necklace by Love Tokens. Bracelet by Brighton. Turq flats by Chinese Laundry. Earrings by Love Tokens

Timber industry tycoon Alexander Drake is spearheading the area’s development. The Millers recently joined other homesteaders to buy a used sawmill from the U.S. Army. Now they can mill timber for barns, sheds, bunkhouses and other projects instead of buying lumber from distant mills. Stop by and see what life was like for local homesteaders more than a hundred years ago. Your kids will actually love doing chores around the ranch such as digging in the garden, washing the laundry, or cross-cutting firewood. And when they’re finished they can enjoy frontier life by playing one of several vintage games. (Activities vary seasonally). On the weekends during the winter months, stop by and warm up by the stove while listening to tales of homestead life.

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Kimono by Johnny Was. Denim by Miss Me. Shoes by Shelly’s London. Necklace by Love Tokens. Cami by M.Rena.


Different animal breeds are developed for different purposes. The Millers’ Faverolles chickens are a heritage breed well-suited to cold, wet, and low-light climates. In 1904, Faverolles won numerous recommendations at the St. Louis World’s Fair and were advertised in national magazines. The breed’s distinctive feathered feet, beards and fluffy plumage ensure that they are rarely cold and continue to lay in the winter. 41


Faveur Focuses on Spring Trends STORY BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYDER REDFIELD On Location | Franklin Crossing

en Steigman, owner and founder of Faveur says this spring they are focusing on cute layers and accessories to stay on trend with spring looks that can transition well while staying relevant on our cold snowy spring weather. Pieces that can be worn layered and cozied up, but also work by themselves in warmer weather. Billye Turner, art consultant who organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing, presents New Year, New Art featuring Bend artists JM Brodrick, MaryLea Harris and Kelly Thiel was the local artists first feature of art at Franklin Crossing. Artist JM Brodrick notes, I am a painter working towards merging my need for realism with the beauty of pure abstract. The artist’s paintings range from the beauty of old growth forests to city scenes, birds and animals. Both serene and dramatic, her over-laying of colors creates hues appearing to glow from within. An artist from an early age, she received her first scholarship at 13. Her grandmother, a professional Finnish artist, guided the young artist, helping her learn authentic self-expression. MaryLea Harris, with over 15 years in arts education, has degrees in studio art and art history from Sweet Briar College with emphasis in painting and printmaking. A contemporary

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artist, Harris’ colorful, expressionistic images of leaves and trees, outlined in creams and whites, analogize the interplay between positives and negatives in space and life. Her abstract work features brightly colored backgrounds created by layering paint and scraping it away with plastic gift cards. These cards function not only for scraping paint but as a reminder of our consumer-driven society, quick to replace nature with man-made materials. Her latest, Map Series, explores our relationships between physical place, connection, belonging, and our collective personal journeys. Kelly Thiel, a native of southeastern states, relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. Thiel brought considerable experience both as a ceramic artist and painter with awards and juried exhibitions including Shades of Clay Invitational, Kunsthuis Gallery, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Intersections of Gender and Place, Mississippi University for Women, American Craft Council, Atlanta, Georgia. The artist’s work tells women’s stories as such narratives fascinate her – stories of our lives, stories of our parents, secret/hidden stories and stories in plain view. She notes that the artwork comes from an energy, a need, a craving to “get the stories out.” Text is always present on the work, sometimes legible — sometimes not, but mandatory to complete the story told in her art. Since moving to Bend in 2014, Thiel co-founded a studio for creatives, The Wilds, shared with the other co-founders each with individual studios.

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Faux leather/fur lined vest Faveur. Dusty blue ruched tunic top. Faveur. Mocha sweater knit leggings. Nikki Bikki. Super soft rainbow knit infinity scarf D&Y. Earrings locally made by Dyad. Boots Not rated..

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JM Brodrick

JM’s family includes husband Tom and son who lives in lives in London, U.K.) “I am an artist obsessed with painting and listening to German opera. My husband and friends have to drag me out of my studio or I’d be in there all the time. My favorite go to clothes are leggings and zip up tops, eventually all my clothes get paint in them. I shop online, but have recently been exploring the shops in Downtown Bend. I love painting, listening to opera and traveling with my husband to visit our son. T he best thing about fashion in Bend is that there are no formal rules about putting yourself together. Worst thing? Women dress great, but their men need to step up their game!

MaryLea Harris

MaryLea’s family includes husband Geoff and two daughters, Emma (14) and Claire (10). “I’m a stay at home full time artist mom. I get inspiration from nature and color and I’m passionate about art education and rescuing animals. My favorite go to clothes are jeans and Converse, Organic (local) 541 cotton t-shirts, fleece tights and snow boots in the winter. And, my Nashelle statement necklace for First Friday art show openings. To shop in Bend, I visit the Old Mill Gap for jeans and sweaters and REI for outerwear. I love the local boutique shops like Vanilla Urban Threads and Faveur for cute trendy tops. My best friend in Virginia knits me gorgeous hats and fingerless gloves that are a year-round staple here. The best thing about fashion in Bend is there’s a lot less pressure than my Washington DC roots. The laid back, relaxed style here fits my lifestyle and personality. I’m happy to be able to wear jeans with cute boots most places in town for date night. Fun to finally live in a place where bundling up in hats and puffy coats is the social norm. “ What makes you happiest? “Does living in Bend count? Best decision we ever made was to move our family here. Hiking and camping around Oregon with my family. I recharge by reading books, crafting with my girls, gardening in my little backyard oasis and First Friday date nights with my cute husband.

Kelly Thiel

Kelly’s family includes husband Charlie Thiel (who is also my best friend!), two amazing daughters and two funny dogs. “I am a sculptor and a painter and I go a little crazy if I don’t get time to create regularly. But other favorite things to do are quietly hiking in the woods with my dogs to recharge, snowboarding and camping with my family and enjoying down time with the good coffee, beer and wine that Bend has to offer. Favorite go to clothes? “I’m definitely a jeans girl, since I work in a creative space, slinging paint and clay all day. But I also like to get dressed up in a dress and boots. I shop both in Bend and online - in Bend, I found some AMAZING boots (on sale!) and tights and scarves at Faveur and I’ve found a few good pieces at too. One thing I love about fashion in Bend is the layering. And the boots. I sort of have a boots fetish. Summer boots, winter boots — love them. The only boots I do get tired of wearing are my snow boots, as I shovel the driveway each winter. What makes you happiest? Without a doubt, my family makes me the happiest. Then art. Then our amazing landscape in Oregon always inspires me, and makes me happy and calm at my core. 45

FORCES OF FASHION Gold tunic Faveur. Wine cardiganFaveur. Denim vintage washed leggings Nikki bike. Necklace T haven. Boots Not Rated.

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Chunky crochet sweater by Miracle. Panama hat by O&P. Lace top extender Faveur. Charcoal wash skinny jeans Kancan. Necklace. T Haven. Booties Not Rated. 47


Sophia Barbara Uchiyama Rio Canyon Fenceline Vest $259.00 Rib Jewel Neck Pullover $89.50 Hayden Martin Sky Stone Jacquard Gorge Coat $329.00 Vintage Logo Graphic tee $29.50 Parker Tugaw Lodge Shirt $125.00 Vintage Logo Graphic Tee $29.50 Megan Brauer Westward Cardigan $239.00 Long Sleeve Jewel neck Tee $39.50 Mountain Majesty Pet bed $199.00- 299.00

M egan B rauer attends OSU Cascades majoring in human development and family sciences (HDFS) with a human services focus. She wants to be a mentor for young women. Music: Country. “I love art and being inspired by the natural surroundings of Bend. I shop at Rescue and TJ Maxx. You would describe my style as cute and casual.”

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P arker T ugaw is studying pre-business at COCC & OSUCascades. He wants to work in the automotive industry as a field coordinator. With this position he will be able to work with the mechanics as well as sell vehicles. Music: Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and Hip-Hop/Rap. “I love modifying cars and working out. I shop at Pac Sun and Zumiez.”



n the fashion trail at Bend Factory Stores with Pendleton, Pearl Izumi and Maurices some Oregon college students had fun sharing the day with friendly store managers and discovering new clothing designs. At Pendleton they found a wide selection of modern classic clothing as well as Native American-inspired jacquard blankets from America’s premier weaver, Pendleton Woolen Mills. Maurices sets the stage for fun women’s fashions with quality, value and customer service. Offering women’s clothing and apparel in sizes 1-24. Pearl Izumi is a hidden treasure of clothing designs for lively outdoor activities. Specializing in running and cycling including shoes, shorts and jerseys as well as a ton of accessories.

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Outback Hat $69.50

S ophia B arbara U chiyama attended AC Flora High School (Columbia, South Carolina) and now at OSU (Corvallis). She is studying Radiation Health Physics (RHP) with a math minor. Sophia plans to attend graduate school at OSU for RHP and hopes to work at a national laboratory someday. Music: enjoy listening to Kali Uchis, Rihanna and Solange. “I love fashion, cooking, art and working out. I love to take workout classes and cook healthy meals. In Bend, I buy my clothes from Cosa Cura. My style changes based on my mood. Sometimes my style is more tomboy and other times it is more bohemian. My style revolves around my favorite booties and cool vintage jackets.”

H ayden M artin attend Summit High School in Bend and is currently a senior at OSU (Corvallis) where he will graduate this spring with a degree chemical engineering with an option in biological engineering. Plans after graduation involve finding a job for the next couple years to gain insight in the industry and then returning to graduate school. Music: Chance the Rapper, Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, Anderson Paak and Callaway Martin. “I love new music, good books, learning, long distance run, hiking and nerd stuff. I shop at Desperado, Nike, Zumies, Pendleton and Macy’s. My style is very practical. Jeans with a fun t -shirt and a nice jacket.” 51

THE FASHION TRAIL Suday Funday Graphic Tee $29 (47814) Multicolor Plaid Button Down $32 (32453) Jegging with Lined Destruction $44 (26073) Colby Cork Wedge $34 (31313) Patterned Dollman Dress $29 (32575) Blush Denim Jacket $49 (31149)


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Cold Should Peasant Top with Embroidery $34 (32071) Washed Olive Greed Jegging $39 (30479) Carme Laser Cut Heel $39 (30924) Peasant Dress with Smocked Waist $44 (36675) Cecelia Heel with Buckles $39 (31010) 53



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Baki Clothing





aki Lifestyle Apparel founder Peter Axelsen describes his brand of clothing as “rooted in being unique, individual, going against the grain, not corporate, connected to earth, true, respectful of nature, preserving culture and respecting each other.” “We are infused with elements of nature like wind, fire, water, earth and lifestyle elements like travel, surfing, farming, history, native indigenous and tribal cultures,” Axelsen said. Baki Lifestyle Apparel strives to impact the world by having a positive footprint in the production of their clothing. They created an exclusive blend of Bamboo that is ideal for their printing and production needs and is made using one of the most sustainable plants in the world. “I am using bamboo because I love the plant. It’s not some

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sort of eco-friendly corporate marketing agenda. I truly love its functional nature. We use bamboo because it is unique, connected to the earth, true, and represents nature as a textile,” Axelsen said. The bamboo fabric used in their t-shirts and other garments is breathable and soft. It doesn’t hold moistureand is comfortable on the skin. When Axelsen isn’t designing and working on clothing production projects he is involved in several humanitarian efforts. The Yasuka Sumba Program is focused on improving education, water resources and sustainability in Northwest Sumba. “The vision we share is to use the clothing brand and the skills of business and marketing to help create a better life for those less fortunate. Sumba is the focal point of these projects as there is tremendous need for education, business

Baki with Bike in Java

development skills, health and sanitation,” Axelsen said. Every purchase of Baki Clothing includes a donation to a humanitarian project. Bakionly uses ethical practices in their small homebased workshop. By creating their clothing in a happy and productive environment the fabric transfers a positive energy to the person who will wear the clothing. “We are an ethical brand. We believe in creating the clothing in a good positive environment so our staff is paid well above average salaries and we work in a family like atmosphere,” Axelsen said. The designs and vivid colors on Baki Clothing can truly be considered wearable pieces of art from the use of bamboo to the unique designs on the clothing. “There is certainly some sort of indigenous spirit that runs through me and appears in my design. Sumba really gave me

Baki and Mara in Sumba

a whole new level of inspiration that extended far beyond the realm of graphic design or screen-printing. My designs are inspired by this culture. It has become part of me and it comes out in my artwork,” Axelsen said. The designs all begin with Axelsen’s creative inspiration as he develops the art that appears on the clothing. “The elements that come out in the designs are crafted around my favorite things: animals, travel, earth, lifestyle, and culture. I guess everything is in some way representing an experience that has happened,” Axelsen said. The fabrics used in Baki Clothing are all sourced mostly from Indonesia and include special hand woven fabrics previously used in ceremonies, their signature bamboo blend and handselected fabrics from local markets. Baki clothing can be found locally at Cosa Cura in Bend at 910 NW Harriman St. and 57


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or Anne Scott, purchasing a little fabric bag in New York would change her life. The bag made her feel unique and special because she was the only one living in such a big city with that particular bag. The result was a desire to design and sew her own bags so that others could get the same feeling, and Mari Lassa was born. “My vision is to create something to make someone feel special and distinctive in this global world. I want to design and make bags that are functional, have simple lines and a raw beauty to them. I want to be inspired and be inspirational. I want to follow my dreams,” Scott said. Scott is an accomplished dentist and has been practicing for over 15 years. She was in New York doing her residency when she purchased that original bag. Having such a science-based background and career she finds that designing and creating bags offers a way to express herself artistically. Creating a bag that is unique and has character is one of the most important and rewarding aspects for Scott. She wants the woman who ends up wearing the bag to feel just as unique and special as the bag she is wearing and wants the

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bag to be an expression of the woman wearing it. “I create bags with varying designs, leathers, textures and color combinations so women can look at a bag and feel as if it speaks to them and is meant just for them, something that is true to her personality,” Scott said. Scott and her one employee, Lily Whitmore, work together to sew the bags at her studio in Bend. Whitmore is a talented seamstress and problem solver who assists with the design and assembly of the bags. “My bags are made lovingly with lots of thought. Each has a story about how the leathers were selected and designed. Because each bag is made by hand in my studio no two bags are exactly alike,” Scott said. Mari Lassa bags feature clean lines and are timeless in design. The bags have edginess in the raw seams, textures and colors of the leathers that Scott works with. She combines hair on hide, embossed leathers, distressed leathers and distinctive colors to create one-of-a-kind bags. “I use combinations of materials that are carefully selected and paired to get to give each bag its own character. Bags that are made with the same leathers can still look very different

due to the great variation of the hides as well as the differences in the hardware used,” Scott said. Mari Lassa bags are made from hand-selected materials sourced from all over the country and internationally. Scott also uses a local supplier from Bend called Maverick Leather Company. “I draw creative inspiration from my surroundings. I enjoy photography, which gives me the opportunity to see different perspectives, angles and lines which is very inspirational when designing. I also like to listen to women’s needs and adjust my designs to be perfectly functional,” Scott said. Mari Lassa bags are available locally in Bend at Lulu’s Boutique, The Workhouse and

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Abby Cakes of Mice & Mischief



bby Cakes is an artist who designs clothing and jewelry for her brand Of Mice and Mischief. Cakes is not interested in creating mainstream marketable products that would sell in a dozen shops in Bend. And although she still has some more conventional items for sale in her old studio at The Workhouse, Cakes is setting out to create that which only she can make. “I’m mostly gearing up to have fun, passionate pieces available at the new shop and eventually online,” Cakes said. Cakes is beginning a new artistic venture alongside Stuart Breidenstein, founder of The Workhouse and owner of Stuarts of Bend. The concept is to create an artist district located on Ninth and Armour. The district will be called Ninth Street Village and intends to become an artist hub that brings together the largest collection of makers and creators in Bend. “We’re incredibly excited about the potential especially

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considering there’s not much happening on the east side,” Cakes said. Cakes has only just moved into her new studio and she is already at work creating. “The first thing I started working on in my new studio is a dress made from a vintage hand sewn quilt top I bought a few years back. I loved the idea of taking something that has hundreds of hours of work put into it and turning it into something wearable,” Cakes said. The designer works almost exclusively with vintage materials that are authentically old and found in various locations. “Few things in life make me happier than rummaging through old boxes at estate sales and pulling out deadstock fabric or old tablecloths that haven’t seen daylight in 50 years,” Cakes said.

By using vintage materials each of her creations is one of a kind. “Even if I’m just making skater dresses I like knowing that there aren’t any other dresses out there that are made out of double-knit polyester with giant roosters on it,” Cakes said. Cakes is so engrained in vintage culture as part of her creation that she uses exclusively vintage sewing machines. She loves the quality and durability of an old metal sewing machine. She uses a Singer 221 FeatherWeight as her main machine, a White 534 Superlock and a Brother Coverstitch to supplement the designs. With the exception of a few basic sewing classes as a teenager she is self-taught. “I like absurd but there’s not really a big call for it in Bend. Part of why I moved from The Workhouse to my new studio is because of a shift of focus. I want to make big crazy dresses

because it’s fun and something I can get excited about. I want to make niche, one off pieces of jewelry that don’t make sense, but that one random person will love. I think sometimes as a maker you get lost and forget how to have fun. I want to get back to that,” Cakes concludes. As Cakes sets out on her new creative venture one thing is apparent. She is preparing to unleash her previously constrained creativity to design unbelievable clothing and jewelry which will soon be available at her new studio and at 61


Citrine Bling’s

Allison Cogen



llison Cogen, owner and founder of Citrine Bling, brings sparkle to the world by creating stunning stone jewelry that is simple, elegant and can be worn as everyday jewelry. “The style of Citrine Bling is constantly evolving, but I try to keep it simple with an eye-catching element,” Cogen said. For example, when designing a pair of earrings she may only include one stone but it will have a brilliant color or an interesting crystal peeking out. Her jewelry is subtle but with an element of intrigue. “My intention is that the pieces could be dressed up or down and worn with anything. I strive for simple and subtle, but able to layer and be paired with a variety of looks. Everything I make is something that I would wear myself,” Cogen said. Some of Cogen’s jewelry include larger, more extravagantly sparkly pieces such as geodes. Even though they are a statement piece there is a simple uniqueness in the design. “Who doesn’t need a little sparkle every now and then?” Cogen said. “I mostly work with natural stones and wire in my jewelry. I love how each piece is unique because each stone is unique. Even if I replicate a piece no two are identical when working with stones because there can be so much variation to them!” Before she was making and selling jewelry for Citrine Bling, Cogen was a middle school teacher and vice principal. When she and her husband moved the family to Bend she began spending more time at home with their two young children. “I’d been creating jewelry in my free time for forever but never felt like I had the time to devote to making it more than

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a hobby. Being home with my kids gave me the opportunity to start working towards turning my hobby into a small business,” Cogen said. The Cogens own Postal Connections, a pack and ship store in Bend, and that is where she began testing the market to see if her jewelry would sell. It was a big first step for her to share her creations with a wider audience. “I love it but putting your personal creations out there was hard for me! The response I got was wonderful and encouraged me to approach a couple of other places in Central Oregon,” Cogen said. “I would love to stock more stores in Central Oregon and at some point beyond. I really enjoy supporting my local community.” In 2017 Cogen plans to get an official Citrine Bling website up and running. Until then all of her creations are posted to Facebook as well as Instagram @citrinebling. “My inspiration comes from the desire to make beautiful jewelry that is accessible to everyone. Jewelry makes people happy. And to me it feels good to help someone feel good. I just love making it,” Cogen said. Citrine Bling is currently available in Bend at Postal Connections South (61149 S Highway 97) and at Cosa Cura downtown (910 NW Harriman St.). Her jewelry is at Ka Nui Salon in Redmond (249 NW Sixth St., #2).

Rynda Clark



n environmental activist by passion, Rynda Clark’s skill set includes making handmade skirts, tops and treasure totes for her RRags clothing line. When designing a skirt it is most important for Clark that the lines are simple, flattering and that the fabric is easy to care for and holds its shape. In the summer she uses sheer fabrics and creates a short lining in the skirt for comfort and modesty. “I began designing my own skirts and tops because I could not find the fit I wanted in stylish and comfortable, easy care fabrics. I wear skirts all summer and wanted something I could slip on and go that would maintain its shape all day,” Clark said. She mostly works with casual knits which are flattering on many body types and enjoys the challenge of trying and failing a few times much more than using store bought patterns. “I make my own sewing patterns by starting with basic shapes that work for me and then adjusting the pattern for different sizes. I started making tops in the past year so most days you will find me in a top of my own creation,” Clark said. Clark’s venture into designing clothing spawned from a shopping trip where she was extremely disappointed in the fabric quality, fit and style of the skirts available. “I began sewing my own skirts in simple lines with easy care, quality fabrics and that draped well. I love fabric and can be

found in the fabric market shopping for hours.I only purchase three-four yards of each fabric so customers get a unique item not found elsewhere,” Clark said. Clark is an avid hiker and devotes much of her energy to her passion of protecting the land and environment for future generations. “Many people would be surprised to learn that I sew. I am better known locally as a person who cares about protecting public lands,” Clark said. She is a founding member of the local Great Old Broads for Wilderness chapter in Bend. “Why do I sew products and sell them to a society that has way too much already? I sew for balance and peace of mind. When solving the world’s problems gets to be way too much I go to my craft room. I put on my headphones and crank up NPR or Netflix and enter a rejuvenating meditative state,” Clark said. As a devoted environmental activist Clark has difficulties reconciling her contribution to the desire for buying more. However, she finds comfort in knowing that her quality sewn items are much less likely to hit landfills prematurely. “We have all been disappointed with clothing choices that become ill-fitting with regular wear and care. My clothing items are made to last. I donate excess fabrics to local charities,” Clark said. Clark also creates jewelry travel totes which are sold locally. “Treasure Totes are beautiful, handcrafted, heirloom quality jewelry totes that separate and protect your jewelry and valuables and easily fit into a purse or carry-on bag,” Clark said. Treasure Totes are handcrafted with the finest quality brocades and satins. They have eight interior pockets which keep jewelry separate and protected. Rynda Clark’s clothing and treasure totes can be found at Lotus Moon in Bend. 63



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tepping into the sun-dappled studio of Eli and Dottie Ashley, one is engulfed in the good vibes of a space dedicated to creativity. The studio sits on their expansive Tumalo property, where the Ashleys moved 12 years ago, and serves as the epicenter of their band Appaloosa, for which they write and produce Americana music. This large, happy room, filled with vinyl, art and instruments, is where Eli and Dottie compose songs and practice with each other, daily. Married in 1982, the Ashleys lived in Tacoma for 30 years where they each worked full time; he in performing arts management and she in TV ad sales and commercial production. Their creative careers were all encompassing and music was something they loved but had to postpone until later. They moved to Bend in 2005 and Eli worked as manager of the Tower Theatre and Dottie took on a management a position at KOHD. Once they both retired, they had the time to devote themselves to their passion, and today their life is filled with songwriting, practicing and performing. Eli and Dottie possess the easy give-and-take of a couple who are longtime partners and collaborators as they shared the evolution of their work. Their transition into playing music was funny, as Dottie shared: “When we retired, we thought we’d get some gear. One weekend Eli came home with a pickup full of used instruments.” They invited friends to come and play with them and got connected with Sisters Folk Festival, where they took guitar and other classes, including the Americana Song Camp. Neither of them have formal musical training, although Eli played the electric guitar in a high school band. “There was no Julliard for us,” says Dottie. Eli adds, “I went from a three-chord wonder to creating tension moments in my writing. What I cottoned onto was songwriting and we learned the basics we hadn’t gotten before.” From this simple beginning, the Ashleys were invited to play in the Sisters’ fundraiser, the MOTH festival, their first local gig. Their evolution to a trio was a natural one and occurred after they heard John Prine play at the Athletic Club of Bend and experienced how simple, basic and authentic his music was. They saw other trios in town and decided they needed a bass player. At a Bethlehem Inn fundraiser at Silver Moon they met Steve Jensen, who was playing in a ukulele band at the time. Appaloosa’s first gig was at the Alpaca store in Sisters in 2013 and the trio has been playing together ever since. Last year, Appaloosa played over 30 gigs, mostly as a trio, but occasionally with a larger band, usually for weddings and special events. They easily have 50-60 songs to keep them playing for four hours. 65


The Ashleys really enjoy playing at public venues and you will often find them harmonizing at local farmers markets and festivals. Dottie says: “When we play for a market we take a basket of percussive instruments. At this one event in Madras, there was a little girl in pink cowboy boots who took a tambourine and came forward to play with us. We love to bring people into our music.” Eli adds, “At weddings we learn several songs that are important to the bride and groom, which is really special. We love to create rapport with our audience.” One way the Ashleys connect with their audience is

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through what Dottie calls her ‘Queen Bee of Trivia’ persona. As they perform a lot of original music, they often feel the need to explain to the audience what the song is about. She says, “When we pick up a song to cover, let’s say by John Prine, I have listened to him on YouTube or watched an interview about him. And I know that he was a mailman and would take these long walks and during them come up with his stories. And I just tell ‘em!” The Ashley’s musical influences, though different, come from similar roots. They grew up with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and believe that by the time you’re in high school you’ve gravitated to the music that becomes your sound.

“Our audience is pretty much typically our generation, and now younger folks are coming to this Americana roots music stuff, too,” says, Dottie. Some of Appaloosa’s best songs are ballads, inspired by travel or current events. They’ve written protest songs, such as Uncivil War, about the police protests in Baltimore. On a trip to the south they happened to arrive in Nashville on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. “It was surreal experience,” says Eli, “witnessing this re-enactment, as those of from the west don’t have a strong grasp of the Civil War. This was a needless battle, in which 10,000 soldiers died in five hours and our song Fallen Arms came from this experience.”

Dottie adds, “We’re using our music to touch people. We wrote a homeless song that got recorded for Bend Community Center’s Hoedown for Hunger called Down on Wall Street. We have the time and the resources to make a difference somehow out there.” The pair have performed many other benefits and fundraisers, including events for the Deschutes River Conservancy and Equine Outreach. “We love what we do and we’re really fortunate and lucky that we can do this,“ she adds. When they are at home, the Rock House and surrounding 12 acres are consuming. “The house is truly built out of rocks and we have challenges in the winter.” The Ashleys have four horses and three dogs and a typical day starts before it gets light, feeding the animals and lately, shoveling snow. In addition to their music, the muscians are active in the Sisters Folk Festival and Eli serves as President of United Way for Deschutes County. His 91-year-old mother lives in an assisted living home in Bend so they are also engaged with her. When weather permits, they love to ride horses and ski. But music is more than a hobby, and they practice, write and compose every day. When asked about a favorite song, it was hard to select just one, as Appaloosa has 18 new songs the Ashleys are about to record on what will become their third CD. Dottie shared a story about how songs come to her: “People tell me stories and lots of times they stick in my head. My friend Alana Francis shared this story from her childhood, a memory of watching a train go by along the Deschutes River and seeing a hobo sitting in a car. And this story became The River Song.” As co-creators, sometimes she’ll write a song, and Eli will collaborate, or it will go the other way around. As Eli says, “The collaborative process is fun because we each like to write music separately and play together, so that’s special.” Dottie adds, “We have a sense of where we meet and where we want to be and what we want to do.” After playing several songs for me, including the haunting and lovely River Song, I understand why Appaloosa has created quite a following. And the Ashleys are as humble about their work as they are dedicated to it. Eli closes our conversation by sharing his gratitude: “We love this community, it’s a good music community. And we’ve enjoyed getting to know other musicians and the venues here are very supportive. This is a great music town and that has allowed us to flourish.” To learn more about the Ashleys and Appaloosa, their CDs and upcoming engagements, please like Appaloosa on Facebook. 67


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Kathy Morgan Building Hope, Creating Energy



n her steadfast and unassuming way, Kathy Morgan has been working towards creating a better future for girls in Guatemala. Her calm, graceful persona belies the dedication of a woman who has been focused for nearly a decade on making a lasting difference in one of the most impoverished places in the world. Kathy first visited Guatemala in 2006 with an adoption organization, and what she witnessed-was shocking. “Every one of the older girls in the orphanages had been sexually abused,” she says. “The transmission rate of sexual disease in Guatemala is also among the highest in the world. Lack of education in the rural villages make girls easy targets, and no one really knows any better.” Kathy was surprised to learn that although schools are open to both sexes, only boys were encouraged to attend, even in large families where there are plenty of girls to help domestically. “That’s when I knew that we had to do something to educate these girls,” added Kathy, “since school increases their opportunities and helps them learn there is another way.” Kathy returned to Central Oregon determined to make a difference, and in 2008, received her Guatemalan daughter, who’s now 10, and started her family’s Branches Foundation as the vehicle for their charitable work. She has returned to Guatemala multiple times, often including one of her older daughters. “I really wanted to help the kids down there but also wanted to include my own and other people’s children on my trips. There’s a bigger world out there and I wanted to open up their eyes a little bit.” Her oldest two daughters have visited the country a total of seven times. When she wasn’t busy planning her next visit, Kathy organized shoe and medicine drives. She has engaged local teens in service projects to support Branches Foundation. Last fall, daughter Libby helped organize a benefit Fashion Show at the ACB with Lulus Boutique. And, the Morgan family personally sponsors two girls and two boys, as well. In 2016, the entire family went to Guatemala, taking along another Bend family who were deeply moved by the experience. Through the orphanage the Morgans support, Kathy met Jenifer Crist and her husband George, a Pennsylvania couple

who reside in Guatemala part of the year. The Crists founded Tree 4 Hope, a non-profit that develops agricultural programs, offers vaccines and music education, in addition to providing psychological counseling for kids who’ve been through horrible things. Tree 4 Hope also purchased land for a school. Kathy says, “When I met Jennifer and they were building a school for girls, I got excited. We envisioned creating something that would have a lasting impact on the girls and their community. Hope Academy will serve many of the girls that we already know and have relationships with. “Studies have shown that if you educate the girls, it will impact the whole community as they put it back into their family. It’s a generational thing that impacts families and girls for decades to come.” Branches Foundation is currently raising the additional funds to build and staff Hope Academy. The school’s bilingual global education will include science, arts, engineering, women’s rights, self-esteem and global relationship building. Hope Academy will feature an avocado farm where crops can be grown to provide income for the school and to teach farming education. With its holistic approach, Hope Academy will support the social, intellectual and spiritual development of its female students, helping reduce the cycles of poverty and violence in El Aguacate and neighboring villages. Over $100,000 has been raised to date for Hope Academy. With an additional $20,000, they can break ground for the school this year. Funds from the second Annual Hearts for Hope, held at the Oxford Hotel and Suites on February 4, will help advance that cause. Says Kathy, “I knew I wanted to offer something back and this gives me a way to do that. Fundraising for this school allows me to focus my energies on the positive and gives me happiness knowing I’m able to contribute. And it’s such a fun event to create for people, as well.” Kathy’s school for Guatemalan girls will deliver hope and opportunity to vulnerable children, and, create ripples of good in our community as well. To support Hope Academy directly, please go to www. To reach Kathy, please email her at 69



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ulia Junkin is one of Bend’s most colorful residents. Adorned in cowboy boots, flowy skirts and large gold earrings, she’s electric, buzzing with new discoveries she wants to share with you. Her warm, engaging personality enlivens any gathering. You may know of Julia’s whimsical Buddha women scrawled with poetic wisdom that adorn, paintings, altars and linens. She loves what she does as an artist and is just as talented in helping others free their creative expression through her transformative workshops and private sessions. “Happiness is utterly linked to the degree you cultivate your interior space, as well as how much you see humor in what you find,” Julia says. “The things you ignore in the shadows of your heart often come back and bite you, in illness, depression and anxiety.” In her creativity workshops Julia helps clients “keep their channel open. So many of us are caught in our thinking and past experiences. All that accumulated baggage blocks our natural flow of joy and creativity, which is our birthright. We have to commit to our inner work and when we do that, things can change very quickly.” And, she adds, “One workshop with a willing participant can move mountains.” Julia’s workshops are of varying length and open to anyone, be it a group of friends, a class or a corporate team. A trained Sufi teacher, having studied healing in a three-year Sufi & energy mastery program in California, Julia weaves Sufi wisdom into her work. She uses meditation, guided writing, painting, humor and discussion to create a safe space where creative breakthroughs can occur. Additionally, the group work creates a deeper sense of meaning and connection with others. “After doing workshops and sessions for 10 years, I’ve realized the things that hold people back are not unique,” she says. “They are predictable, which in turn makes them easy to release.”

“As a culture our souls are hungry for meaning, that’s why you see so much heartache and depression in America,” Julia continues. “The soul’s needs are simple: beauty, depth, and humor. Making the heart and soul more of a priority in our lives balances us and helps us focus on what’s essential.” Comfortable in both sides of her brain, Julia has been a creative entrepreneur her entire life. She initially went to art school in Seattle at Cornish of the Arts and after that began painting on vintage linens and selling them throughout the West. That led to successfully licensing her designs onto ceramics, glassware and linens, as well as designing for Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Crate & Barrel, among other stores. Currently, Julia continues to license linens to Peking Handicraft yet finds herself more focused on original paintings and prints. One of her unique offerings is her commissioned altar paintings, which become places of intention in the home. She works with clients, drawing out the qualities they would like to embody (like strength or joy) and then creates a Buddha goddess to represent them. In her art classes with children, Julia loves how open they are. “Kids are naturally talented and ideas come out unfettered, which is amazing. They have so few blocks compared to adults, but even kids have their creative challenges,” she says. “I push on the places in them that have a propensity to get stuck, such as judging themselves. Kids are often uncomfortable with the unknown, and yet that is where creativity lies. We have to find a way to be comfortable, or at least open, to the unknown, because this is where all the juice is.” Julia’s been a single parent for the past four years, which she says “has been a wild ride. I have an entirely new appreciation for single moms and dads. It is difficult terrain to navigate sometimes, and balance is hard to come by.” Her kids, born just 14 months apart, are now in 5th and 6th grade. Having lost her own mother and father before she had children she’s begun working on a book to share her experiences and insights with her kids. She muses, “I have often wondered what my mom or dad would have thought about this or that. I try to teach my kids that it’s easy when things go right; but mastery is developed when things are more challenging. It is there we have to reach deep inside, trust ourselves and understand that the difficulty won’t last forever.” Julia concludes: “Our culture is not particularly known for supporting or valuing our inner worlds yet this is where meaning, self-knowledge and natural joy reside. Our heart and soul have so many jewels--creativity, humor and joy, to name a few. I love helping people set sail on this inner voyage where they discover the gold that was there all along.” For more information on Julia Junkin, her Creativity Workshops and her artwork, please go to 71



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erhaps it’s because Eric Sande’s grandmother was a Packard, or maybe that’s just coincidence, but Eric’s commitment to preserving and restoring vintage cars and trailers is more than a pastime for him. Eric, who has served as the director of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce for nearly two decades, is devoted to vintage Americana and the simpler, slower life it evokes. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s Recreation Tourism Management program, Eric moved to Central Oregon after college to live in ‘the playground of the state,’ where he has carved out a life in which his work and his passion for the past are intertwined. As Chamber director, Eric is proud of the way in which Redmond remains true to its original character, even as it’s grown from 7,800 when he moved here to nearly 28,000 people today. He’s been committed to ensuring that the Chamber serve as an extension of the town’s neighborly character in the way that it supports members through their challenges. Eric is proud of the community spirit his organization engenders and the partnership they formed 20 years ago with the Downtown Urban Renewal District, now a vibrant area helping merchants thrive. Eric’s home is a place apart, on a ten-acre farm west of Redmond that is a ‘huge part of his peace, a wonderful way to relax and breathe deep.’ Eric intentionally has no cable or internet on his farm, because he doesn’t want to be connected like that. Instead he’s busy cultivating the land, where he’s planted a pear and apple orchard, grows grass, hay and alfalfa, has a pasture for his neighbor’s horse, a shop where he does the finishing work on his cars and trailers and two fat cats. His parents purchased the 40 acres across the street from him, which reminds his mom of the Iowa farm where she was raised. Eric shared a recent experience of living in the country: “My neighbor has plowed my driveway twice this season with his tractor. They first time was in December and I paid him with a home baked pecan pie. This last week I gave him three dozen farm fresh eggs from my chickens. I give them eggs throughout the year and I always get cookies or a slice of cake back. It’s awesome.   Eric’s passion for antique cars dates back to his early years. When he was just four, his father bought a 1969 Chevy Malibu convertible, and Eric’s entire adulthood has been devoted to preserving and restoring buildings and cars. Eric is smitten with Route 66 and the role of the automobile in America’s western expansion. He’s driven parts of the Route several times and he’s fascinated by the old buildings that have been restored. “The movie Cars did an excellent job of telling the story of the western United States,” he says. “Back then, the old roads wound through the countryside instead of our current highway design that cuts through the landscape.” Two of Eric’s prized possessions are a 1942 Packard convertible and a ‘53 Packard convertible that’s currently being restored. His work as Chamber director allows him to features his four-wheeled beauties in annual parades, conventions and car shows, and as the backdrop to Chamber Christmas cards. Eric can often be seen tooling around town in a 1993 Buick Roadmaster Station wagon, that his staff occasionally pile into, which features wood paneling, a luggage rack, moon roof and a rear seat that faces backwards. “The artwork, craftsmanship and style that went into cars was amazing. Each one is so unique and it’s fascinating to think about why they made a car this way and who were the buyers?” On his car purchase bucket list are a ’49 Cadillac Sedanette, a ‘53 Belair Sport Coupe (his grandparents had one) and a ‘51 Hudson. In conjunction with his father’s 80th birthday, Eric purchased a 1935 Cadillac (his father’s birth year) and had it brought 73


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back to life. He presented the keys to his dad this past Father’s Day. Eric’s passion for vintage vehicles extends to trailers, a dream that originated when he attended the Family Motor Coach Association Rally in Louisville, Kentucky for work and first saw several renovated trailers. Eric got the bug and while there, looked on Craigslist and found exactly what he wanted in Central Oregon. He returned home from the rally to purchase a 1950 Traveleze, and, with the help of the local Flyte Camp, had his trailer torn down to the frame and rebuilt. Eric’s shiney restored “canned ham” has represented the Central Oregon lifestyle at a Giants baseball game in San Francisco and at the Portland Coliseum in conjunction with the Central Oregon Visitors Association, among other venues. Eric shares his love of historic memorabilia with his octogenarian parents who live in Eagle Crest and with whom he is very close. He took his parents on their first camping trip two years ago, to a vintage trailer event in Seaview, Washington. As the Traveleze is just 14 feet, Eric put up his mom and dad at the nearby So’ Wester Lodge, where the 1890’s buildings and charm of nearby Oysterville allowed them a step back in time. During that first trip, his father, an architect by trade, exclaimed, “this is great!” The Sande’s have plans for return trips together each summer to explore different parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Eric lives with his feet deeply rooted in the aesthetics and values of the past century. His joie de vivre is contagious, because when someone lives their life with such passion, it can’t help but spill over onto others. As if to illustrate this point, Eric shared a story: “I had a gal come up to me at a car show and ask if would I drive her daughter in her wedding. I said sure. I had never met them, but it was fun to be a part of their very special day. The mother wanted to pay me, to which I said no, but she made a donation to the American Cancer Society. Pretty amazing!  Creating a life of intention, preserving the spirit and treasures of our past, and being deeply engaged with family and community, these are the inspiring hallmarks of Eric Sande. 75

What 's Brewing



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in Bend? I

t’s common knowledge in Central Oregon that if you walk into one of our famous breweries, you’re going to get a great microbrewed beer. But beer isn’t the only thing brewing creativity and culture here. We hold our coffeehouses and roasteries as dear as we do our microbreweries — and you know how much we love beer. If you walk into any of our quaint little coffee shops, you’re likely to be greeted by a friendly barista, the rich smell of espresso, and the comforting buzz of patrons nestled in cozy corners or conversing over cappuccinos. On cold fall or winter days, you’ll find reprieve from the stormy outdoors--this last winter being one for the record books — and an escape from your daily routine. In the spring and summer, an iced cold-brew is just the trick to jumpstart a hike, paddleboard excursion, or mountain bike ride. Coffee houses in the Northwest are about more than just a breakfast drink. They provide a feeling of community: a workspace for students and entrepreneurs, a venue for a business meeting, and above all a warm and welcoming environment to connect with a good friend. The culture of our coffee shops reflects our friendly personalities and love of our outdoor lifestyle. Let’s meet some of the owners and founders of our favorite places to grab a cup of Joe! 77



Owner/Founder • Dave Beach Location(s) • Newport Ave., Century Blvd. • Greenwood Ave., Bend

Coffee Roasters Who are Backporch’s customers?

Our customers are Bend people. We have the most varied customer base and strive to cater to anyone who walks in our door. We’ve always been very proud of that fact and want Backporch to be a home to anyone. With three stores across town we do see it all. From morning commuters and kids getting their hot chocolates pre or post school to the retirees at Century who start every single day with a cup of Backporch. We have coffee people, tea people, the mix. You name it and they all cruise into Backporch for something. We like to be a part of our customers’ day and feel lucky to be able to offer that service in Central Oregon.

How did you get the idea to open Backporch?​

Backporch is a hobby gone wild. I fell in love with coffee in college and realized I could make a career out of it. I was lucky enough to get a roasting job right out of college at Royal Blend. I spent two years roasting and buying for that company. I had planned on moving to Portland to get a coffee job with what experience I had when I voiced my desire to move to a long time friend. Long story short, that friend is now my business partner and we’ve been operating Backporch here in Bend for 10 years. I’m not sure where I would be right now had that lunch conversation not happened.

Where do you source your coffee​?

We source coffee from all over the place and have a blast doing so. We’ve made some tremendous, family-like connections with farmers and we make every attempt to travel to the farms to be a part of each step of the process. We work directly with farms in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Colombia and make trips down there at least once a year. This way, we are able to work very closely with each little detail of what coffees we are buying and how they are processed. We consider it a very long term relationship when we join with a farm. We want the farmers and farm workers to succeed and we pay a premium for the coffees to ensure healthy, sustainable growth. Besides working with farmers, we work very closely with like-minded coffee importers around the US to bring in some fantastic coffees.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love the product and where it comes from, ultimately. I love seeing different cultures, beautiful places, meeting farmers and seeing the chain of hard work that makes that morning cup of coffee possible. I love living in Bend and being able to incorporate my love for coffee and seeing so many people make what I do a part of their day to day routine. It’s amazing.

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Coffee Company

How did you decide to start Bluebird?

We started this about four and a half years ago. We lived in Arizona and worked as landscape designers and contractors before that. I’m originally from Oregon, but I just wanted to come home. So we moved up here but didn’t think we wanted to do landscaping because we couldn’t do it yearround. We wanted to do something where people came to us. We wanted to have a business where we could make people happy in 15 minutes or less. I had been a barista years ago and we both adore coffee and travel. We realized that coffee shops are a special place that serve a purpose in society. Maybe it’s the only place during the day that people get to interact with someone else. Maybe it’s the only place during the day that someone gets to just relax from their high-stress job. It’s a little place where people can have a mini vacation. We wanted to be able to create that.

Owners • Delene Patterson and Ponciano Montoya Location • NW Franklin Ave., Bend

Where do you source your coffee?

Our coffees at this point are all Oregon coffees. We don’t roast our own. We figured getting into the roasting business this late in life, by the time we became experts at roasting, we’d be dead. So we decided to taste as many Oregon coffees as we could and base our decision not only on flavor but on the integrity of the roasters and how long they’ve been doing it. We chose Caravan Coffee and Hood River Roasters, both do an incredible job blending and roasting so it brings out really deep layered nuances of coffee flavor.

Who are your customers?

The culture here is a general store slash coffee shop slash meeting place — a total community gathering place where we know people’s names when they come in the door. We know these people, they know us, and they know what they’re going to get. There’s plenty of room to spread out. It’s all about inclusiveness. Some coffee shops are a certain demographic age-wise, but we’ve realized that in this one, people come in all ages. It’s been surprising to see who our regulars would end up being — all kinds of people — and people who are like family to us. It’s a wide community we have here, a little bit of everything.

What do you love about what you do?

The people. We train our staff so that they are competent and empowered and they enjoy what they’re doing because we support them. All of that benefits the customer. We figure if our culture behind the counter is happy and we can all depend on each other, the customer receives this incredible consistent product and a happy barista. They’re happy and

then is reflects back on us or vice versa and it’s this circle that feeds itself if we’re all paying attention. We all just love coming to work. Most of all, positivity is everything. People will come in and maybe be having a bad day or a bad week or a bad life, and within that one visit or over a period of time, we see their personalities change as they grow to trust that we’re going to continue being nice every time. That part has been phenomenal and immensely satisfying for all of us. Bend has been responsive and positive and amazingly gracious. It’s turned into something more wonderful than we could ever guess it could be. 79


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Coffee Company Founders • Winfield and Joy Director of Operations • Jesse Durham Location • W Hood Ave., Sisters

What’s the story behind Sisters Coffee Co?

Our parents, founders Winfield and Joy, moved to Sisters in 1988 and started Sisters Coffee Company the next year in 1989. They had a very young family, an entrepreneurial spirit, and opened their coffee shop in a 600 square foot space that we fondly remember as the “shack.”

Who are your customers?

With over 25 years of business, we have a wide range of customers from folks visiting or passing through Central Oregon to locals in the community of Sisters who meet and work from our cafe on a daily basis. We love to create a space for the community to connect, and that’s exactly what coffee does.

Where do you source your coffee beans?

We source from a wide variety producers and strive to offer a diverse lineup of not only coffee offerings but also roast profiles. Our coffee menu reflects seasonal offerings based on the harvest cycles in a given country. For example, we like to highlight Kenyans and Ethiopians in the summer, since their harvests are earlier in the year, while Colombians are fresh in January. We maintain longstanding relationships with growers that both highlight traceability and transparency in the supply chain.

What do you love most about what you do?

We love making coffee and serving people— the opportunity to create an excellent product, a customer experience built on hospitality, and a business that provides an exceptional workplace for our team. 81



Coffee Roasters

Owner: Bobby Grover Marketing Director • Hannah Noble Location(s) • 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend • 1001 SW Emkay Dr., Bend • The Roastery, 744 NW Bond St., Bend

Who are Thump’s customers?

Thump is a company that believes in hard work and dedication to our craft. That said, we take as much pride in our customer service as we do in our coffee, so our vibe--as well as our customers’ vibe--is fun and genuine. Our regulars range from 15 years old to 90, and we’re proud to be able to serve such a wide variety of people from so many different walks of life.

Where do you source your coffee​?

We source our coffee from Central America, Africa, Asia and South America. The green coffee industry is incredibly competitive, but we do our best to source from small, organic and sustainable farms to get the best product possible.

What do you love most about what y ​ ou do​?

Speaking as marketing director, the thing I love most is the privilege to be able do a million different things in a day (from taking product photos and designing merchandise to writing copy and pulling shifts in our cafes). But speaking as a baristaat-heart, my favorite thing is serving a delicious handcrafted drink all the while having a great conversation with a regular. The last question we ask in interviews with potential hires is “do you believe a cup of coffee can change someone’s life?” And I believe the answer is ‘yes.’

What is the plan with the old Stackhouse location?

With our new location (which we have been calling Emkay), we hope to reach a new audience that doesn’t always make it downtown. We also plan to utilize the space for events-movie nights, music and other gatherings. We are serving house-made food, Fearless Baking pastries and beer and spirits are to come, so we are really excited overall.

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Coffee Company

Who are your customers?

Owner: Lisa Parker Location • 215 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., Prineville

We have the best customers this side of the Mississippi! Literally of all ages: we have the itty bittys who love to come in and grab their hot cocoa, we have all of our regulars, and then we get those who are simply traveling through. We are a upbeat group that tries to not take life too seriously. We strive to make our customers’ day just as much as they make ours! Most days it is not a quiet shop, and you can often catch a barista singing to the tunes or busting out their best dance moves. There is always a lot going on around here, and lots of laughing.

How did you get the idea to open your shop?

I was looking for a new adventure. I love my community, and thought a fun little coffee shop that can bring people together was just the next thing for me to tackle. We began putting together the dream in 2012 when our doors opened. We are a small shop with big heart.

Where do you source your coffee beans?

We have our coffee beans delivered weekly from Jackson Coffee Company which is located in Michigan. I have family who are from Michigan and simply love love love their coffee.

What do you love most about what you do?

We truly are in the business of not only making AmAzInG Coffee but making people’s day! The people who walk in our door or go through the drive thru are simply not just a customer. They have become so much more to us. When you are at the shop there is always a lot to do and we stay busy but it is truly fun. Each of the girls who work in the shop truly become part of our family. They bring tons of heart and give 100 percent every single day. 83



Bookshop Cafe

Owner • Tom Beans (yes, his last name is really Beans) Location • 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend

What’s the story behind Dudley’s?

Going back to the ‘70s it was The Book Barn. It was used books only. It went through several owners, and then in 2008 it became Dudley’s, which is the first time they had a café in here as well. I bought it in April 2015. Now, we carry 50/50 new and used books — our upstairs is still all used, like it’s always been — downstairs, we focus on literary fiction and local interest stuff that’s mostly new.

Where do you source your coffee?

Dudley’s has always been fairly small and the coffee was never a focal point until recently. But there are too many people here in town making really good coffee and I wanted our customers to be able to get good coffee here, too. We get our beans from a local micro roaster named Chris. He has a company called Bonsai Beans. We’re a little different from some of the other coffee shops in that we don’t have a whole bunch of different beans and roasts. Since it’s just a café in a bookstore, we’ve found a bean we really like which is a Guatemalan medium to medium-dark roast and that’s all we do — no drip, no pourover, just espresso. Now we’ve got the coffee dialed in, and some people have even told us it’s “the best cup of coffee in town.”

Who are your customers?

A lot of our regulars have been coming here for years and years--long before I took over the place. As far as culture goes, we’re more laid back. Our customers aren’t so much worried about the dissolved solids in the espresso and getting out the refractometer — they just want a really good cup of coffee. So we took the time to just dial in that one bean. People come here to hang out, read books and use the meeting space. It’s a cozy, quiet, spacious, mellow place to be. People aren’t in here just for the coffee, they’re here for the environment.

What do you love about what you do?

Before I came to Dudley’s, I did graphic design and largeformat printing here in town. Now, it’s so nice to actually wake up in the morning and want to go to work. It had been years since I felt that way. My background is in the book business. I love selling books to people. You put a book in their hand and they come back two weeks later like, “Oh my god, that was awesome. What else you got?” And knowing what the café was like when I bought it and where we’re at now, I feel pretty good about that. And I love our customers. Whether it’s regulars or people from out of town, people are happy to be here, so it’s a nice place to come and work.

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A Coffee Bar

Owner/Founder(s) • Jodi Groteboer & Jason Rhodes Location • 643 NW Colorado Ave., Bend

Who are your customers?

Our customers are typically people who are seeking high quality products in an unpretentious, approachable environment. We really strive to have intentional interactions, which has led to committed customers who represent many different people in this community.

Where do you source your coffee?

We serve coffee from Coava Coffee Roasters out of Portland. Matt Higgins, the owner of Coava, is an old co-worker of ours. He goes above and beyond what most “direct trade” coffee roasters do. He not only travels to each of the farms that he buys coffee from, but he commits to buying coffee through good years and not so good years. Most coffee buyers only buy the best lots for that year and the farmer is left behind in the not so good years. Matt works with each producer on an individual basis to ensure an everlasting relationship in which both sides are fully invested. We wholeheartedly believe in this model.

What do you love about what you do?

We love what we do because it offers an arena where art meets science. There is always more to learn about coffee; it is an agricultural product, so it is always changing. We have worked with so many brilliant people in this industry and are fortunate to be able to meet with them often and exchange things we’ve learned. We both work in our shop at least five out of seven days a week, still after nearly four years of being open, because we truly love making coffee and interacting with our customers.

How did you decide to start Palate?

Jason and I met working at the Albina Press in Portland. After we had two children, we decided that along with a combined 20+ years experience in the specialty coffee industry it was probably time to open our own shop. Portland was feeling crowded, and most of our co-workers had set out to open their own shops around town, so we starting trekking over the mountain a couple times a month over the course of a year until we found our current location. Our friend Luke and (my partner) Jason did the entire build out themselves. They repurposed a lot of the 100+ year old wood the building was built out of to create the ambiance and then used pallets for filling in the skip on the walls and to build the tables. We then realized we could do a play on words to name our shop: Palate, as we use that word daily when dialing in our coffee. 85


More on

Coffee Culture

While we only had space to feature a few of the wonderful coffee houses and roasteries in Central Oregon, there are so many more to choose from. Here are a few more to discover.

Bellatazza Caffé

19855 Fourth St., Bend An institution in the Bend community, Bellatazza has been brewing up a great cup of coffee in town for years. They say, “Our coffee family consists of plantations, baristas, bakers, chai makers and guests alike. We all contribute in our individual way to creating this community of likeminded people,” and it shows. Even better, they support two children who they’ve “adopted” over the years through their Plantation Direct buying in Guatemala. When you support Bellatazza, you do good!

Coho Coffee Company

306 NW Seventh St, Redmond Redmond’s staple coffee shop, Coho Coffee Co., serves Sister’s coffee and specialty drinks, breakfast and lunch menus, homemade soups, and baked goods.

Crow’s Feet Commons

875 NW Brooks St, Bend Their motto is “Ride, Drink, Laugh”— something most Central Oregonians can get behind. Not only can you grab a great cup of coffee or a beer at Crow’s Feet, but you can enjoy an open mic night, purchase bikes and skis from your favorite brands and jam out to a 10-person funk band at one of their Après Ski Bashes. It truly is a community coffee shop.

Grounded Café

51470 Highway 97, La Pine If you haven’t checked this place out please do. Not sure if many know this but proceeds benefit a plan to build a youth center here in La Pine. Owbers Deena and Steve Dowler serve up a great cup of coffee.

Hometown Grounds Coffee Company

46 SW Fifth St., Madras A great place to connect in Jefferson County.

Lone Pine Coffee Roasters

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845 Tin Pan Alley, Bend Well-known in the coffee community as some of the highest quality coffee you can get in town. It’s a small, family-run roastery tucked in an alleyway downtown — you might miss it if you don’t know what you’re looking for. They hand make whatever they can right in their shop, from chai to traditional

Belgian waffles, and are “meticulous about the espresso we pull and the cappuccinos we pour. We even labor over our French presses, to a nearly neurotic degree.”

Looney Bean

961 NW Brooks St, Bend From the “Dirty Hippie” to letting the kiddos run around as you enjoy your coffee on a sunny day overlooking the Deschutes River, Looney Bean has been the gathering place for many for over 20 years. They’ve roasted and baked their own goods since 1992, and love the ability to produce their own high quality products.

Madison Coffeehouse

319 SW Madison St., Madras The homey log interior blended with music, free wi-fi, a clean laundromat and friendly customer service... will make a visit to Madison Coffee House & Laundry a great experience. Their baristas can make a specialty coffee or loose-leaf tea drink just the way you like it. They also have homemade soups, breads and bagels, pastries, cookies and breakfast items with gluten-free options available.

Spoken Moto

310 SW Industrial Way, Bend For many, Spoken feels as close to the Portland scene as it gets. It’s located in The Pine Shed, an old, small storage warehouse near the Old Mill that has been reclaimed and restored. It is now a common space hosting Spoken Moto: “a place to come and spend time, grab a beer, a coffee and some gear.”

Strictly Organic Coffee

6 SW Bond St, Bend 450 SW Powerhouse Dr, Ste 400, Bend Strictly Organic prides itself on delivering Certified Organic and Fair Trade coffees to people who care about the world’s environment, its people, and the coffee they enjoy. Think of it as “your own personal source for sustainable coffees.” Place an order and they will roast it and ship it to you anywhere around the globe--including deliveries in Bend.

The Book & Bean

1595 NE Third St., Prineville A coffeehouse-bookstore combined located in the historic Zevely house at the corner of Fairview and NE Second. Offering Hub roasted coffee, fresh baked goods and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of the hub...a place to connect. 87


No Place Like a Happy

STORY BY KARA TATONE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN GUSTIN OF STRUCTURAL PRODUCTIONS 67134 Gist Road, Bend, OR 97703 Sister’s School District • 6 Minutes Outside of Sisters Listing Agents: Teri Axmaker — Carla Powell of Fred Real Estate Group 541-350-8424 | | MLS # 201609325 | Listed Price $1,199,000


ituated on 29 acres and located just northwest of Bend and just minutes from downtown Sisters, the Gist Road property operates as efficiently and solidly as a healthy home can — and all via the hard work and hands of the former and current owners. The 2,690 square-foot home was originally built in 1985 and then extensively and intricately remodeled with green sense and energy efficiency at the top of the list for all three bedrooms, an office area, loft, upgraded kitchen and butler pantry, and master bedroom located on the main floor with a walk-in closet, large soak tub and patio access. The outdoor spaces and structures compliment the inside and include a solar heated pool, an oversized attached 2-car garage, a detached 2-car garage that’s solar heated and a 48’ x

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60’ 3-bay free-span shop to accommodate RV and boat as well as a full caretaker unit. “It’s lovely and unique with an inviting outdoor living space,” says Teri Axmaker, a broker with FRED Real Estate Group, a California native, and Bendite for the past two decades. “This is not a new construction home but remodeled quite extensively.” Owners Daniel and Wen Allen have played instrumental roles in continuing to make their home an energy efficient home following the lead of the previous owner, a union carpenter, who had a vision for efficiency. “Specifically he really is the person who appreciates quality, he made all improvements with quality and energy savings in mind,” says Axmaker. “You know that someone is investing into their future and something that will last with quality


workmanship when you have a home a contractor has owned—you end up with a very solid product.” Daniel is an electrician who hired Bend Heating to install solar and Glycol water heating systems that after initial installation, keep overall heating and cooling costs low, if at all. A substantial efficiency feature of the home. Daniel also updated workshop spaces for his own electrical business. “The Glycol system is better than solar,” says Axmaker. It keeps the interior water hot no matter what the temperatures outside may be and it’s very efficient. Once installed, there is virtually no cost to the owner.” Walking the home’s wood and tiled floors, windows provide extensive mountain views. “The property is lovely with wonderful views of Three Finger Jack and Mount Jefferson,” Axmaker adds. The property is currently and uniquely set for roaming alpaca on five acres. The other 20 are lightly fenced and ready to be used as a buyer would will — a farm deferral is in place for the possibility for ranch animals. “There are so many energy concerns when investing in real estate and landownership—this is a home that is solidly built and is efficient,” Axmaker says. And of Central Oregon’s budding homeownership, “there is definitely energy efficient concerns and interest in tightening the envelopes of our homes.”

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Northeast Bend

STORY BY KARA TATONE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE ALBRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Woodward Highlands • Mary’s Grace Lane with 11 home sites currently under construction. Listing Agents: Carla Powell — Teri Axmaker Mark Miller, Designer, Builder & Owner of Signature HomeBuilders LLC Price Point $320,000 to 390,000 |


ortheast Bend is now becoming a mecca for energy efficient happy homes. In Central Oregon’s High Desert climate with hundreds of days of sunshine a year, and a burgeoning economy of new and remodeled homes likened to its population growth, it is of no wonder builders as Signature Homebuilders are putting their mark on the green building map. Signature Homebuilders has begun construction on eleven homes with four unique floor plans ranging in size from single level, 1,500-square foot homes to 2,000-square foot two-story homes — all energy efficient with ample sun as one of the main attractions. “This particular northeast neighborhood area, has a lot of sunshine—it really lends itself to solar power,” says broker

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Carla Powell with FRED Real Estate Group. Now complete, the residence at Buffywood Court, nestled in a cul-de-sac in the Quail Crossing neighborhood, is one such happy home drawing on the sun and boasting an open great room, large kitchen with solid surface tops, custom cabinetry, large pantry, main floor master with soaking tub, and three upstairs bedrooms, and all with energy efficiency in mind. Located on an 8,712 square-foot lot, the home was completed just last year in the neighborhood that borders Rock Ridge City Park, a 36-acre landscape with High Desert lava rock outcrops. Energy Star appliances and water heaters compliment airsealed, high efficiency Lenox furnaces and air conditioning units, and highly insulated flooring with deep floor joists. Finishes like granite, quartz and tile details, laminate hardwood floors and low VOC painted walls pay tribute to the

Welcomes Energy Efficient Growth green building base for Quail Crossing. Signature HomeBuilder’s owner and native Oregonian Mark Miller is the designer behind this residence and the other 11 in Woodward Highlands focuses on energy efficiency from start to finish. All homes in the northeast Bend development are set for solar and built to Earth Advantage standard, a Northwestbased home certification that requires homes are 15 percent more efficient than Oregon’s building codes. Energy efficient windows, gas fireplaces, low flow water toilets, insulated garages… “It’s the little things,” says Powell, an Oregonian and 17-year Central Oregon resident. “And all of these things add up to energy savings throughout the whole life of the home.” Miller has been designing award-winning custom homes since 1986 and his resume reads long with a collection of Central Oregon developments located in Bend, Redmond,Prineville, and Culver. Green building Powell says is an education for homebuyers. “It’s not always apples for apples,” she says. “It’s a matter of educating folks and it’s not only positive for your pocketbook but for the globe.” In Central Oregon she adds the green building awareness is higher…and growing.


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The Little Things You Don’t See That Add Up to Big Energy Savings 1. Air Sealing Package — Super-sealing the building envelope is the single most cost-effective measure builders can take to improve the energy efficiency of a new home. • All ducts under and into the house are sealed • All Electrical outlets are sealed • All walls are sealed to floors • All ceilings are sealed to walls • All windows are sealed to framing • All doors are sealed to walls and floors • All Air Penetration points are sealed 2. Double Wall Construction — Advanced Framing technique earns the Energy Star label for new homes and qualifies as Reduced Thermal Bridging. Is considered a premium wall design above standard practice. The major difference is there are two layers on the outside of the interior framing as opposed to a single layer. • Double-wall offers more structural integrity •Exceptional energy performance • Uses less electricity and heat •The wall materials are layered, which creates a consistent, reliable air/ vapor barrier • Additional materials increase wall thickness and prevent noise from easily traveling through the walls 3. Insulation Factor • R 49 blown in attic insulation • R 23 in exterior walls • R 30 in floors with 11 7/8” floor joists to allow for full 12” depth floor insulation (no compacting to fit 9” floor joist) • Interior Insulation — Master Bedrooms and Baths are insulated as standard — all other walls to buyer’s choice 4. Heating and Cooling • 93 percent (minimum) Gas Lenox Energy Efficient Furnace with matching Lenox AC units • Energy conditioned space — The furnace is purposely located in the garage rather than the attic for better efficiency

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• 4” filters in furnaces allow the furnace to ‘breathe’ better 5. Water Heater — High efficiency water heaters use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard models ~ US EPA • Energy Star Certified High Efficiency Quick Recovery Gas Water Heater — allows for smaller water heaters that use less energy and yet rarely “run out of hot water” 6. Windows and Doors • All Energy Star Certified and insulated. Higher values than required by local Building Codes. 7. Venting • Continuous Attic Ridge venting • Additional soffit vents are more than required by code — allowing more air into your attic, lowering temperatures and increasing the life of the roof 8. Appliances and Fixtures • Electronic Ignition for Gas Fireplace vs. standing pilot light model • All fixtures and bulbs are Energy Star compliant • Low flow, efficient toilets • All Energy Star efficient appliances — using less energy / water than standard models 9. Garages • Insulated — walls and ceilings •Sheet-rocked textured and painted • Garage doors are insulated 10. Homes are set up to incorporate Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels • These are the most cost effective renewable energy source for most energy efficient homes. • Installing a PV system is the last step to take to reach the net zero energy goals. •The required solar PV panels are calculated individually based on the home design. •SHB works with buyer, installer, State of Oregon and power company to facilitate the best incentives

“Love your life more in a beautiful energy efficient home built by Signature Homebuilders� or Mark Miller, Designer, Builder & Owner of Signature HomeBuilders LLC

CALL 541-408-6333 Carla Powell & Teri Axmaker TC Luxury Properties Licensed Brokers in the State of Oregon TC Luxury Properties a Division of Fred Real Estate Group 70 SW Century Drive Suite 110, Bend, OR 97702 93


Behind the scenes at Rubbish Renewed PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAULA BULLWINKEL


(2015) Denise Oldridge, Paula Bullwinkle & Katie Couch (student designer)

(2015) Jocie Summers, Riley Chubb & Autumn Weeks (student designers)

ooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Magnet School. The show fuses environmental responsibility, funky fashion and community. Rubbish features two eclectic, wearable art runway shows (one that features local students), a live auction of runway garments, a silent auction comprised of local sustainable donations, a pop up marketplace, featuring sustainable, creative products from local artists, local food (food trucks providing a variety of dinner choices) and drink. Paula Bullwinkle, local artist and photographer extraordinaire, loves to showcase what goes on behind the scene.

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(2016) Annika Olsen (student designer), Barrio Business Challenge (Paris Draheim), Hailey Kavanagh (student designer)

(2016) Manhattan Wood (student designer)

(2015) Stuart Breidenstein, Abby Cakes, Kelly Powell, Kyla Milan, Simone Kujak

“I love to photograph shows backstage because it is about the hours spent in intense prep for a big moment,” Paula explains. “With the help of the creative team, they are creating a FACE to wear for a crowd, whipping up a HAIR statement and donning the unique ultra COSTUME. It is art. It has been compared to warriors preparing for battle. “The participants are too deeply busy to pose or sometimes even notice a photographer, allowing me to get a more interesting shot. It was true backstage at couture shows in NYC and true in dark nightclubs in Bend. I have happily made photographs behind the scenes at REALMS Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show for years.” 95


(2015) ReStore Business Challenge - // Design Team: Brenda Jackson, Susan Galecki, Kristi Teasdale, Karen Manahon, Mary Conrad, Paige Shull & Dee Dee Johnson

(2015) Sydney Phillips + Shirley Lancaster, Autumn Weeks, Riley Chubb, Jocie Summers

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(2015) Backstage line up

(2015) - Hannah Scalley

(2015) - Audrey Leask

(2011) - ReStore Business Challenge The first year we had the business challenge! 97



n my practice of aesthetic medicine, I am thrilled to add another option for my clients in the pursuit of non-surgical treatments. In April 2015 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Kybella (deoxycholic acid) for the treatment of submental fullness (double chin).

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. Bile acids (including deoxycholic acid) are produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. The gall bladder secretes bile into the digestive system to aid in the break-down of fats after meal consumption. This critical part of digestion allows the body to utilize fat as energy through absorption in the digestive system.

Aesthetic Medicine Just Got Better with Kybella STORY BY WENDY JACOBSON, BSRN

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What is Kybella? The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. When a Kybella-trained injector injects into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Because we are born with a certain number of fat cells and do not make or destroy them naturally, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat in the area that was injected. Once the client reaches their desired aesthetic outcome, further treatment is not necessary. What to Expect During the Treatment The appointment typically takes 45 minutes and the actual procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. The other 30 minutes is used to thoroughly cleanse the skin, apply a temporary grid tattoo and to draw up the Kybella into appropriate syringes. It feels like little fireworks in the area of injection with a little heat and pain associated with the treatment. However, as quickly as the pain goes up, it comes right back down.


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Chutes n’ Ladders Climbing Up & Riding Down Oregon’s Cascade Volcanoes The unique environment of the Cascade volcanoes creates specific objective hazards differing from most backcountry areas. Rime ice and frost wedging cause frequent ice and rock fall on Cooper Spur. STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE MCRAE & RYDER REDFIELD 100 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Spring 2017


etween the verdant rainforests of the coast and the High Desert of Eastern Oregon, the Cascade volcanoes stand out like frosted gems on the skyline. Any skier or snowboarder who lays eyes on them longs to experience their wealth of snowfall and grandiose lines. These solitary peaks provide hair-raising challenges for expert sliders, as well as long, open, moderate slopes for average Joes. Forming a storm barrier between the coastal climate and the desert, the Cascades get hammered with prolific amounts of snowfall, around 600 inches in an average season. The major lines stay snow-covered well into July. Big mountains make big vertical relief, 7,500 to 4,000 feet for the rides described here. A typical day begins early in the morning on a forested hill, before reaching an apex, high on a steep, treeless mountainside or summit. Many objective hazards exist on the high slopes of the Cascades. Huge crevasses lurk under seasonal snow on glaciated slopes. The thundering sounds of falling rock and ice rip through the afternoon silence on warm spring days. Snow consistency can change from soft powder to bulletproof crud on the same slope. But for the hearty adventurer lucky enough to ride from a Cascade summit on a bluebird day, no resort experience on the planet even comes close! This article describes three selected rides on Oregon’s Cascade volcanoes: Mt. Hood’s Cooper Spur Route, South Sister’s South Route and Mt. Thielsen’s Regular Route. 101


Mt. Hood Cooper Spur


Peter Butsch with Mt. Hood’s Cooper Spur route in the background.

ot to be confused with the humble ski resort located at the base of the spur, the Cooper Spur Route forms a narrow spine of 50 degree double fall lines with serious exposure. A fall in the wrong place has been fatal for many. Only serious players should attempt to ride this line. For those up to the task, Cooper Spur makes the ride of a lifetime. If attempting before late-June, the approach starts just past the Cooper Spur Ski Resort at a gate closing the road to Cloud Cap Inn (road 3512). From this gate, a well used ski trail leads to the shelter at Tilly Jane Campground. After late-June (in most years), keep driving on this road for ten bumpy miles to Cloud Cap Inn or Tilly Jane Campground. Follow Timberline trail (600 or 600A respectively) uphill for one mile to an obvious moraine on the east side of Elliot Glacier. Head straight up the moraine on a climbers’ trail to a 9,000 foot saddle with a boulder known as Tie-In-Rock. The intimidating final 2,200 feet soar directly above. The angle nears 50 degrees for a 1,000 foot section on the upper route. Although a continuous line of snow isn’t visible from any one spot, the route unfolds through an unlikely series of chutes and spines. Once atop the summit, just strap in right from the top, follow your tracks down and don’t let your guard down until you pass through the final chute. Note: due to difficult route finding and variable snow conditions, it is not recommended to ride down Cooper Spur without climbing up this route first.

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South Sister South Route

Peter Butsch on the summit of South Sister.


he largest of the Three Sisters, South Sister sits directly above the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway, six miles west of Mt. Bachelor ski resort. Beginning at Devil’s Lake (5,444 feet), the five-mile-long South Sister climbers’ trail winds through the woods between Kaleetan Butte and Devil’s Hill to a plateau above Moraine Lake at 6,800 feet. After cruising across the flats for a half mile, the route steepens and angles west toward a broad ridge dividing Lewis Glacier from Clark Glacier. Seasonal snowfall can hide a deep crevasse near the top of Lewis Glacier, so stay on the ridge rather than short cutting across the top of Lewis Glacier. Above lies the quarter-mile-wide crater. A small hill on the north side forms the 10,358 foot summit and provides fine views of Mt. Jefferson, Middle and North Sisters and Mt. Bachelor. The angle of the crater stays just steep enough to facilitate strapping in right from the top. Below the crater, the 30-35 degree slope sports some of the best wide-open, full speed terrain in the state of Oregon. After blasting down the initial pitch, remember to veer skier’s left and hook up with the trail near Moraine Lake. Heading a few degrees off course near the top can equal many miles of slogging out at the bottom. After crossing the plateau, the trail through the trees stays steep enough to keep momentum all the way back to the trailhead.

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Above: South Sister in winter. Right: Chip Miller scopes the line on South Sister. 105


Peter Butsch and Dave McRae scope the line on Mt. Thielsen.

Mt. Thielsen Regular Route


nown as the Lightning Rod of the Cascades, Mt. Thielsen soars directly above Diamond Lake, near Crater Lake National Park. Some climbers may want a rope for the exposed, unridable, 80 foot scramble to the summit. Whether heading to the top or not, the killer terrain surrounding the West ridge is good enough to make you feel sorry for those “lazy suckers” riding the snowcat across the valley at Mt. Bailey. Mt. Thielsen makes a great choice for winter and spring tours. A parking area labeled Mt. Thielsen Trailhead is located just off Hwy. 138, north of an intersection with Hwy. 230 and stays plowed all year long. When snowed over, blue diamonds on trees mark the well-used cross country ski trail. If you lose the blue diamonds, simply head uphill until the west ridge comes into view. Follow the west ridge to the summit pinnacle. Scramble up 80 feet of solid, exposed rock to the top or pass on the rock climbing and strap in at the “chicken coop” and begin the ride down. Near the bottom of the ridge, stay to the skier’s left and try to follow your tracks back out. If you lose your tracks, like I always seem to, just head down the fall line toward Diamond Lake until you hit the road. Then ask yourself, which way to the car?

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Chillin’ next to some massive crevasses on Mt. Hood.

Season Guidebooks

Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot Oregon High by Jeff Thomas


ood snowpack usually exists from midNovember through mid-July. Approaches become shorter and the weather more predictable around early May. Call Oregon highway information, 800-977-6368, for the status on road closures.


Special Considerations

he unique environment of the Cascade volcanoes creates specific objective hazards differing from most backcountry areas. Rime ice and frost wedging cause frequent ice and rock fall on Cooper Spur and make helmets recommended. Starting before the sun comes up can minimize but not eliminate exposure to rock and ice fall. An ice axe and crampons are mandatory on most routes.

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hristina Hadar says she saw Oregrown’s potential as a lifestyle brand before the craft cannabis company she cofounded with friends in 2013 had harvested its first crop or opened the doors of its flagship dispensary in downtown Bend.

“We put up an online store with a selection of Oregrown branded tee shirts and hoodies, and almost overnight, we were seeing orders not just from Oregon but from across the country and even around the world,” Hadar says. “I knew right away we had tapped into something that resonated for people.” In 2017, Oregrown is launching an ambitious four-season sponsorship program to embrace, support and promote local athletes. To complement this initiative, Hadar is building collaborative relationships with outdoor apparel companies like Central Oregon’s Black Strap and New Growth Clothing, with whom Oregrown will develop a line of technical gear. All of this, says Hadar, is a natural extension of the Oregrown brand which is deeply connected to Central Oregon’s landscape, it’s people and way of life. “Our customers, whether or not they consume cannabis, are active and motivated,” Hadar says. “They are out there snowboarding, surfing, skiing, climbing, hiking, and mountain biking with their friends. They are creative and curious about the world. Oregrown is an authentic and compelling expression of our values as people and as a company.” 109


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Assistance League of Bend Truly Making a Difference in the Lives of Local Families Dedicated to Helping Vulnerable Children & Adults Within Our Community.



he Assistance League of Bend was conceived by a gathering of seven women in October 1989 and officially chartered on October 5, 1993 becoming the 92nd chapter of Assistance League. The present chapter house, located in Southeast Bend, was purchased in the spring of 1993 through a generous down payment loan made by seven members and a mortgage provided by Bank of the Cascades. Originally housing a thrift shop called Cottage Collectibles, multiple renovations to the property have since been made. In 2001 the house was converted to a safe and attractive home for Operation School Bell, the flagship philanthropy

of Assistance League. In 2006-07 a major expansion of the Chapter House was accomplished, due to the generosity of Norman Building & Design and their many subcontractors, increasing its size to include an office, a sewing room, two large rooms for Operation School Bell, two dressing areas, another restroom and a storage area. Featured in this issue are three of the volunteers who forge the tremendous benefits that the Assistance League provides our community: Current President Joan Craig, Past President & VP of Membership Gia Hartmeier and VP of Marking Susan Emmons.

Operation School Bell Operation School Bell started in 1991 as the main Assistance League of Bend philanthropic program. This program initially provided clothing to middle schoolchildren; it has evolved over the years to include K-12 grades. Operation School Bell addresses basic clothing needs for low-income, at-risk children in Central Oregon. In 1994, 36 disadvantaged children were clothed. The program has grown significantly every year, reaching over 2,000 schoolchildren in the 2015-16 school year. 115


Joan Craig

Joan has two grown children and five grandchildren....offering that her first passion is her grandkids...and then comes Assistance League of Bend. “I am serving as president for the second time, first in 2005-07 and again this year 2016-17,” Joan explains. “I have held many other board positions and committee chairs, both philanthropic and fundraising.” Joan has also been on a National Assistance League philanthropic programs committee for five years. “Needless to say I am very involved.” Asked why she participates and gives so much as a volunteer, Joan says, “I hope Assistance League can help as many children and adults in Deschutes County as we can. She shares one story that always seems to touch the heart of many: A teacher in La Pine School had twin seven year old boys in her class. She noticed they never came to school on the same day. She decided to check in with the parents to find out why. Well they only could afford one set of clothes, so whoever’s turn it was to wear the clothes went to school that day. Assistance League of Bend provided clothing for both boys and they now attend school together. “Living in Bend is a very special for those of us who are here,” remarks Joan, “It has become a very expensive place to live, so for those who can afford it, it is wonderful. But for many it is a challenge — for low-income housing they have to live in LaPine and Redmond and work in Bend. The hope is that Assistance League of Bend can play a small

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part in helping those who are struggling to live in this very special place.”

Gia Hartmeier

Gia and her husband moved to Bend in 1994. “As a mother of four sons, I am passionate about children and feel it is important to be involved the community,” she says. “As a member of Assistance League of Bend for over twenty years and having served as president, I have been fortunate to see the impact our programs have had in our community.” Gia feels that the time she devotes to Assistance League is truly making a difference in the lives of local families. “”While working at a shopping night for Operation School Bell, I had the privilege of meeting a little boy who was shopping for new clothes for the very first time. He was beaming with confidence and told me how excited he was to go to school the next day and what he was going to wear for his school picture. These are the experiences that reinforce that my time and effort is worthwhile. “With Assistance League there is opportunity for personal growth as well. Since we have no paid staff, we are involved in the administrative process including problem solving, decision making and objective setting. My participation gives me a sense of purpose and belonging.” Bend is not only a beautiful place to enjoy year round outdoor activities; it is a special place because of the people and sense of community observes Gia. “Unfortunately, since Bend has been “discovered” it has also become a very

expensive place to live. Families are often struggling to pay the rent, put food on the table and provide basic needs for their children. Assistance League helps by providing new school clothing to over 2,000 children each year. These clothes not only fulfill physical needs, they help build confidence so students come to school prepared and excited to learn and are more likely to complete their education. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Susan Emmons

Susan joined Assistance League in 2003 in Fullerton, California when she was invited by a friend upon her retirement from the insurance sales profession. She and her husband have four children and five grandchildren and one great grandchild and have lived in Central Oregon for five years. “I was raised in the Portland area and have had a connection to Central Oregon since the early 1970s with my parents’ vacation property in Sunriver,” Susan shares. “My husband and I purchased the cabin in 2003 when my mother became ill. My husband, a native Southern Californian born and raised, fell in love with Central Oregon. When the time came to retire, we selected Central Oregon as our destination. We now live at Eagle Crest in Redmond.” When Susan joined Assistance League, she says Operation School Bell just spoke to her. “For many years before I remarried, I was a single mom raising my son alone with minimal help from his father. My struggles to survive as family, obtain a successful career to support my family and the uphill battle I fought against circumstances that were out of my control

created an understanding of what families who are selected to participate in Operation School Bell are up against. “My story had a happy ending but it was a long time coming. The help that Operation School Bell provides takes just one of those burdens off the shoulders of these families and gives the students the tools to build self-esteem and selfconfidence they need to help achieve academic success.” When Susan joined the Bend chapter, they did not serve students in the Redmond School District with Operation School Bell because they had no members and no funding to support the expansion. She was instrumental in helping secure funding and support to expand Operation School Bell in Redmond. Susan loves Central Oregon and everything about it including the snow! “My involvement in Assistance League has given me insight into what lies beneath the surface and that is poverty. I serve on the FAN Steering Committee as part of my responsibility as vice president of marketing. I have been working with the school districts as well as care facilities for seniors. “The housing crisis in Central Oregon has created an additional population of families that are unable to find and afford adequate housing. Many families moving here are unable to find affordable housing and that in turn affects every decision the family makes including school clothing, school supplies, food and medical care. Operation School Bell takes at least one of those burdens off their shoulders.” Assistance League surveys have shown that the students who have been selected to participate have better self-esteem, are more enthusiastic about attending school and have better success academically. 117



Gathering Inspiration from Around the Globe Highlights: Muse Film Series, Muse Art Show, Main Conference & Muse Hub PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS & VELO PHOTOGRAPHY


he 5th annual Muse Conference, slated for March 2-5 in downtown Bend features workshops, salons, film series, art show and speakers. From global activists Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn who lead girls’ empowerment work in Haiti to a couple of “radical feminist nuns,” this year’s conference brings together a wide variety of artists, authors, actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day and kick off Women’s History Month. Amanda Stuermer, World Muse founder, said, “over the past few years, our programs have doubled in size. We reach thousands locally and globally through our programming, events, travel, and grants. We believe this work is more important than ever, and we believe this year’s Muse Conference is more necessary than ever. We will be featuring more male voices on the stage to emphasize the need for all of us to work together for positive social change.”

The four-day conference schedule includes a Film Series on Thursday, Salon Series and First Friday Art Show on Friday, the Conference, Muse Reception and Dinner on Saturday and a special Workshop and Community Yoga Class on Sunday. Events take place at The Tower Theatre and Muse Hub (Liberty Theater) in downtown Bend. The schedule includes: Thursday, March 2, 4-8:30pm — Early Registration and Film Series at the Muse Hub (Liberty Theater) Friday, March 3, 9am-5pm — Muse Salon Series, 5:30-7:30 pm — Muse Art Show at the Muse Hub (Liberty Theater) Saturday, March 4, 9am-5:30pm — Muse Conference Day at the Tower Theatre; Muse Reception and Dinner following Sunday, March 5, 9am-11pm — Muse Workshop, 3-4:30pm — Muse Yoga Class at Muse Hub (Liberty Theater) Tickets, which can be purchased online now, range in price from $10 for Salon events to $375 for an All-Access Conference Pass.

Sampling of the Esteemed Presenters Wade Davis — Former NFL player is a thought leader, writer, public speaker and educator on gender, race and orientation equality. Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for two different teams within the NFL Europe league. Julie Lewis — 30-year HIV survivor and mother to Grammy award winning producer, Ryan Lewis, believes in the power of educating, encouraging action, volunteerism and compassion to further the quality of life and health options for all individuals. With this passion and dedication, she and the Lewis family founded the 30/30 Project Holiday Reinhorn & Rainn Wilson — Author Holiday and husband Actor Wilson (Dwight from The Office) founded Lidé Haiti in 2013 as an educational initiative in rural Haiti that uses the arts and literacy to empower at-risk adolescent girls and help them transition into school or vocational training Sister Simones Campbell has served as executive director of NETWORK since 2004. In Washington, she lobbies on issues that help “mend the gaps” in income and wealth in the U.S., focused specifically on how they disproportionately affect people of color and women. She has led four cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips. Shireen Ahmed — Sports activist, a freelance writer and a public speaker who focuses on Muslim women, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. Her work has been featured and discussed in various media outlets. Muse Conference, held each year in Bend, is based on the belief that women hold enormous potential as catalysts for change in their lives, in their communities, and in the world. Muse is hosted by World Muse, a registered nonprofit that believes women and girls can change the world. World Muse offers year-round programming including in-school, after-school and summer camp opportunities for Top left: Jill Catherine performs for the crowd. Far left: Ruth Williamson interviews Ily Logeais. Middle left: Audience members including Sheila Dunn at Muse Conference. Left: SweetPea Cole and McGann at the Muse Hub.

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BeauRam Yoga................................................................................................. 31 Bend Factory Stores........................................................................................11 Bend Memorial Clinic...................................................................................10 Casa Bay Photography................................................................................ 59 Cascade Women's Expo...........................................................Inside back DermaSpa.............................................................................................................9 desperado a boutique................................................................................1, 31 East Cascade Women's Group................................................................. 13 Faveur..................................................................................................................... 3 Fred Real Estate Group................................................................................89 Infocus eye care............................................................................................... 13 Integrated Eyecare........................................................................................... 5 Johnson Brothers Appliances...................................................................91 Lets Construction Cleaning Services....................................................91 Lulu’s Boutique..................................................................................................9 Muse Women's Conference...................................................................... 31 Old Mill District...........................................................................Inside front Oregrown............................................................................................................ 15 Sher Ray Organic Cosmetics.......................................................................9 Shoe Inn................................................................................................................. 5 shoes & desperado................................................................................ 31 Signature Homebuilders LLC................................................................... 93 Simply Divine Studio....................................................................................23 Sisters Folk Festival........................................................................................23 Sunriver Resort................................................................................................... 2 Waylon Rhoads Jewelry Design.......................................... Back cover White Buffalo Creations.............................................................................23 Zanté........................................................................................................................ 7 Zivney Financial Group...............................................................................23


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Wedding Wisdom

Twist Cocktail Catering Co., Stephanie Anderson Stroup Your Day, Your Way, Brooke Christensen Karen Bandy Design Jeweler, Karen Bandy Juniper Golf Course, Aryelle McBride Wendy Duncan Ministries, Wendy Duncan Erica Swantek Photography, Erica Swantek Oxford Hotel, Stephanie McNeil, Sales Manager Queen Bee Baking, Abby Rowland Foxtail Bakeshop, Nickol Hayden-Cady The Swig Rig, Kate Molletta Spray Tans, Cari Haynes Zante Stylist, Katrina Gering Woodland Floral, Tracy Curtis Casa Bay Photography, Maria Bay


Old Church Performing Arts Center


Bowtie Catering


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Haleigh & Kyle Adventure Wedding



The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion Brittany Shunk


Scissor Bird Alterations Marta Daniels


Handcrafting Your Own Wedding Beer Immersion Brewing

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wist Cocktail Catering Co.

Stephanie Anderson Stroup, Owner/Director of Sales, 541-633-5855

1) Keep your bar menu simple.  When visions of huckleberry mojitos and ginger-pear manhattans are dancing in your head, keep in mind that elaborate drinks take time to mix and can create long lines at the bar.  Instead, give classic drinks a quick twist by adding a gorgeous garnish or interesting additive such a Blackberry Meyer Lemon Moscow Mule. 2) Staff up!  The bar is the hub of the party and the location that almost every guest will visit during your wedding.  Make sure you have enough bartenders mixing and pouring to keep service speedy and thirsty guests happy.  We recommend one bartender for every Blackberry Meyer 60 guests for a full cocktail bar or one for every 75 guests for a beer and Lemon Moscow Mule wine bar. 3) Shorter is sweeter (and safer).  The best weddings are the weddings that leave guests wanting more 1.5 oz vodka 1 oz blackberry puree and give you an opportunity to hit the town with your friends or start the honeymoon early. Consider .5 oz Meyer Lemon Juice a wedding, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing Ginger Beer timeline that encompasses a four to five hour TYING IT ALL TOGETHER Fill a rocks glass with ice then time period.  The shorter timeframe will save you add vodka, blackberry puree and lemon juice.  Top with ginger money and will limit the amount of time guests beer and serve with a blackberare drinking, which is always a safe bet. rooke


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Christensen, 864-607-1550 Congratulations on your engagement! Now the fun begins with planning your wedding. Before you contact a wedding planner it's good to have a general idea of where you would want your wedding to take place... a rustic barn, a chic ballroom, a friend's backyard. Also having a basic idea of a look for your wedding is helpful... whether it's romantic with lace, diamonds and bling or colorful and fun. If you don't have a general idea of the location or the look, a planner can definitely help you in figuring that out. We are here for you in every step of the way. Knowing how big of a guest list you are having is helpful. In most cases you wouldn't want to have 250 guests in your friend's backyard (unless they have a huge space). Having some logistics already figured out before contacting a planner is super helpful. Whether it's starting from scratch or just helping to tie together the loose ends on the day of your wedding I strongly suggest hiring a wedding planner. Do some shopping around and find a planner that you connect with and feel comfortable around. Happy planning!



aren Bandy Design Jeweler

Karen Bandy 25 NW Minnesota #5, Bend, 541-388-0155,

A custom designed ring…the ultimate expression of love and life. You have your own style, are ready to buck tradition, loathe mass-produced anything or want a ring that you speaks to you. How to find a jewelry designer who will listen, learn about your heart’s desire and your lifestyle, then design a ring that is uniquely yours? As a designer, I’ve learned that jewelry should reflect your lifestyle, practically and aesthetically. You want access to an exclusive network of international sources for gemstones and a record of excellence recognized by professional organizations. Those practical skills and aesthetic values result in a ring that perfectly fits your life and your budget. A great designer should search the world for the perfect gems, provide sketches, carve a wax model you can try on, then assign the right goldsmith for your design. She should recycle gold and ethically source gems including Canadian diamonds and fair trade stones and perform all work in the U.S. As Central Oregon’s only international award winning designer, my experience listen ing to clients ensures a ring – and a wedding day - you’ll treasure forever. 7




uniper Golf Course

Aryelle McBride Sales Director & Banquets Captain 541-923-8198,

My advice for brides is simply remember to communicate. This sounds incredibly mundane and cliché, but managing proper communication between everyone (groom, coordinator, food services, florist, etc.) in your planning is advantageous for events to go on without a hitch. Verbalize everything you want to see, show pictures, swap ideas, but in the end, make sure both sides have a complete understanding. Communication is not just talking to one another; communication is the shared understanding between both parties. It is important that you effectively (and efficiently) explain what it is that you want and the receiver is able to state back what you are wanting or visualizing. Construct a clear plan and delegate tasks (i.e. voicing to your venue what you need from them is critical). Having a clear itinerary will do wonders on the day of your wedding. I always recommend researching todo lists; you’re not going to think of everything — that is okay. Even if this is your first wedding or you’ve had experience, you can never be more prepared than if you sit down and make a plan. (It also helps to stick with said plan, but having flexibility is good to keep in mind too!)



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endy Duncan Ministries

Wendy Duncan, Ordained Minister

Top Five Reasons to hire an experienced professional wedding officiate (as opposed to a family member or friend attempting to do) 1. The best advice I can give brides and grooms in preparing for their wedding day is to hire a professional wedding officiate. And here is why… 2. They know how to write a wedding ceremony and will have lots of ideas and suggestions to make your ceremony special (as opposed to hours of research on line in a stressed out effort to try and create something special). 3. They know how to fill out the marriage license and know where to return it to (as opposed to freaking out as to whether they have everything filled out correctly and a week after the wedding, they realize that by law, the license needed to be returned within five days after the wedding). 4. They are a trained professional who will calmly and warmly deliver your ceremony (as opposed to sweating, stuttering and passing out during your ceremony). 5. They know what order everyone comes down the aisle in (as opposed to being scattered and unorganized). And, they know when to tell guests to sit and stand (as opposed to keeping everyone standing for 20 minutes during the ceremony). And, the BIGGEST reason to hire an experienced professional wedding officiate is so all of your family and friends will enjoy your ceremony (as opposed to having pressure placed on them to perform). Hire an experienced professional wedding officiate and have a stress free wedding day!

Erica Swantek, Professional Photographer

As a wedding photographer, my biggest piece of advice is to ensure you've worked through a realistic timeline with your photographer. I highly suggest hiring a wedding planner or day-of coordinator to help with this, but talk to your photographer and make sure that the vision you have for your photos can be achieved in the time you have. Wedding days are hectic and it's easy to get off track, especially if you don't have a clear timeline to work from. Hair and makeup appointments can run over, as this is often the time you are most interrupted with questions about your day. If you have to travel between locations, traffic delays or weather can be an issue. As I work through a timeline with my wedding couples, I always make sure to buffer the times. I cannot stress enough the importance of giving yourself plenty of time on your big day. By making sure you've communicated with your photographer all of your appointment times and important events during your day, she will be better equipped to manage the timeline and ensure things run on time.


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xford Hotel

Stephanie McNeil, Sales Manager 10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend 541-382-8436,

Choosing a venue for your wedding is one of the first and most important decisions you'll make. The venue will set the tone and style of your wedding and reception and allow you to determine just how many people you can invite. Start with the capacity and flexibility of the venue; while you want to be able to move freely about, you dont want to be swallowed by the space. Consider the time of year you are getting married and its accompanying weather. Easy access to the space will be crucial for your guests. Most importantly, consider your rapport with the venue's staff. You can select the most stunning place on Earth, but if the staff isn’t friendly it will leave a mark on your wedding day. Make an appointment at the venue – you’ll get the most out of your time if they are expecting you. Then, ask questions. Notice if they're listening well. Do they see the vision you have for your wedding? Do they know, with confidence, the answers to your questions? Do you trust them? Working with a service-oriented staff will remove some stress and leave a positive, lasting impact on your special day.



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Abby Rowland 541-668-0108,

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are no rules anymore. Which, we love! It’s easy to get overwhelmed by opinions and decisions, but when it comes to dessert you can draw inspiration from almost anywhere. Are you earthy and organic? Colorful and full of whimsy? Show your guests a slice of who you are by serving items that are unique to you as a couple. We’ve worked with several couples who each pick their favorite dessert and we find a way to include them as a centerpiece for the dessert table. Think about your stationery, your menu, your venue, your story as a couple. Still can’t decide? We love defaulting to opting for mini — a variety of mini desserts, cake included — everything is cuter in miniature form.

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Nickol Hayden-Cady, Owner/ Pastry Chef 541-213-2275,

If there is one thing I know about the wedding cake business is that cake tasting’s are the funest part of wedding planning. Couples we meet with get so excited to taste sweet desserts and decadent cakes. You usually get to spend 30 minutes to a hour devouring and thinking up wonderful ways you can create your perfect bite for you and your guests on your wedding day. It's not all about eating though. Before you arrive to your cake tasting you should know your venue, wedding date, a rough estimate of your guest count, time of reception and what your budget may be. If you are unsure what this may be call your bakery ahead of



he Swig Rig

Kate Molletta 760-822-8939, @TheSwigRig

There are so many decisions when it comes to wedding planning but we think the wedding bar is the most important (and we think your guests would agree). Here are our top three tips for planning a wedding bar: Over plan for booze. There is nothing worse than running out of alcohol at a wedding. We calculate based on the assumption that most guests will have 1.5 drinks the first hour and then one drink per hour after that. Keep it simple. Too many options can be a downfall by holding up the line and breaking the bank. We like the 2-3 rule. Choose 2-3 beer options, 2-3 wine options and 2-3 signature drinks. Signature drinks are a great way to fancy up the bar without spending a fortune on a full bar. Don’t feel pressured to offer up a ton of options just because Aunt Sally is picky about her booze. Nobody should ever complain about free alcohol. Location, location, location. The bar is usually the gathering place at a wedding. Put the bar at the center of the action. If you put the bar far away from the dance floor, chances are nobody will be dancing.


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time and ask them a rough quote of what your wedding cake might cost so there is no misunderstanding. You should have an idea about dessert bars vs full wedding cakes and pie bars vs cupcakes? What is unique and authentic about you both as a couple and adding those elements into your cake design. Have no fear your baker will guide you through a lot of these decisions and you don’t need to feel rushed to decide everything at that moment. You may just be in a sweet sugar comma. You may be deciding whether or not you want to hire this bakery for your wedding. If so be prepared to sign a contract and pay the deposit to secure your wedding date. Remember this is all about you as a couple and finding a bakery that fits your vision and style and tastes the best. This is what it is all about, right? Happy wedding planning!



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Spray Tans 541-390-1196 The brides tan should always be subtle and natural looking. This is especially true if the bride is choosing to wear a white dress. If possible, try to make an appointment two weeks before the wedding for a "trial run" spray tan. This will give you the opportunity to dial in the shade of solution that is going to work best for you on your big day. It's incredibly important to properly prep your skin before your tan. Exfoliate, shave and/or wax prior to your tan and do not put anything on the skin such as lotion, deodorant, etc. The skin should be a fresh, blank canvas in order for the tanning solution to process properly. Spray tans usually look best on the second and third day, so keep that in mind when scheduling your appointment. You will have to wait a minimum of eight hours to shower after your tan, preferably 12. In order to keep your tan as fresh as possible, stay hydrated with lotion and don't skimp on your water intake. Please keep in mind that chlorine and spray tans do not mix. If you follow these simple tips and guidelines, your spray tan will be a huge success.




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Zante Stylist 541-330-0920

When you feel like yourself on your wedding day, you will be at your most beautiful and exude confidence. Book a stylist and makeup artist who can get a good read on your style and won't take you too far out of your comfort zone. Don't go Kardashian if you're usually a Taylor. Avoid anything too trendy and consider elevating your usual style both in makeup and hairstyle. For instance, choosing a heavier look will feel odd if you usually wear little-to-no makeup; instead, aim for a natural glow in shades complementary to your skin tone. Finally, prep is everything. You and your spouse-to-be can take the time to practice essential beauty prep habits like deep conditioning and exfoliation. This will help your hair and skin radiate before you add anything else! Tried and true beauty rules apply here, too: Get your beauty sleep, stay super hydrated and avoid sugar to help your skin look its best on your big day."





oodland Floral

Tracy Curtis, Certified Floral Designer, 541-280-9982

Working closely with an experienced florist can make your vision a reality. It can seem overwhelming at first, but there are a few simple things you can do to help in the process. Before meeting with your prospective florist, have an idea what you would like them to create for your day. You don’t have to know every detail, most florist are happy to help with suggestions. Be ready with information regarding your wedding date, venue, colors and style (formal, boho, casual). Make sure you have a count of your wedding party and who will need corsages/boutonnieres. Have an idea for ceremony and reception decor. Make sure you share inspiration and photos with your florist. At Woodland Floral we will want to set up a private Pinterest board where we can collaborate on a shared vision. An experienced florist should be able to tell you what flowers are in-season and reasonable given your target budget. After sharing your vision with your florist you should feel confident letting them handle the details to ensure your wedding is exactly as you envisioned.

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Maria Casa Bay, Owner/Photographer, 541-600-4171

There are five very important things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding photographer. First, it is key to choose your style, you want to make sure the type of photography you have envisioned is exactly what your photographer is good at. Just because someone is a good photographer, doesn’t mean they are the right photographer for you. Second, schedule a meeting. Make sure you genuinely like and feel comfortable with the person you choose, even the most unobtrusive photographer will be an notable presence at your wedding. A great way of getting to know your photographer before the wedding and see if you guys have good chemistry is to schedule an engagement session. Third, make sure you provide your photographer with a list of images you want from your wedding. These are not the only pictures your photographer will take that day, but they are the ones you most definitely want. The more specific you are, the better they can deliver. Just remember to be reasonable and keep your timeline in mind. Fourth, ask your photographer to show you examples of complete weddings. It is a good idea to make sure images are consistent throughout the day in style and quality. Finally, have a contract… and read it! A contract is there to protect you and the photographer! Hiring a wedding photographer can be a fun experience. Keep these tips in mind, take your time, be genuine and ask lots of questions! 11





ccording to Brittany Shunk of The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion the concept of the two piece wedding gown is a mix and match selection to create your own unique wedding gown. There are tons of different combinations with the five tops and five bottoms (and additional custom pieces) in her boutique. She says, “Another fun idea is to change the top (or the bottom) to create a different look from ceremony to reception. One more great aspect of the two piece gown is that it can be ordered separately so that we can easily fit the girl's top and bottom sizes (three


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Two piece wedding gown collection mix and match styles from Justin Alexander, Lillian West and Sweetheart bridal. These are all collections within the Justin Alexander designer family. Shaley in an ivory/sand colored lace Lillian West mini dress with a crisscross strappy back. It was paired with a Justin Alexander detachable train to create a fun and sexy high-low look. This style is fun because the train can be removed after the ceremony to reveal a flirty reception dress. Taissa wore a Lillian West two piece combination. The bodice is ivory lace over sand colored lining and can be worn tucked in or left out. The skirt is a beautiful voluminous ball gown that has a super fun surprise: POCKETS! Tani is in a Sweetheart Bridal sheath ivory lace gown with a Justin Alexander tulle over skirt. The over skirt has a great horsehair trim to help maintain the beautiful A-Line shape. We added our most blingy belt to finish Tani’s look (she loves to sparkle!).

Occasion of our seven models had different size tops than bottoms); for example a girl who is a 10 on top and a 14 on bottom can order these sizes separately, thus needing less alterations. This is a great option for a girl with a hard to fit body or someone who is short-waisted who has trouble fitting the length of a traditional bodice measurement.” “This is a super fashion forward and fun idea for brides to be able to create their own one-of-a-kind look.”

Julie wore the same Lillian West bodice as Taissa, only in an ivory/ivory color combination. This time the bodice was tucked into the skirt with a blue Lillian West sash to add a pop of color and sparkle. The Justin Alexander skirt is a really fun tulle layered look with horsehair trim. Kara is in a Justin Alexander lace illusion bodice than features a deep V-neckline and low back. It was paired with a super soft tulle Justin Alexander ball gown skirt. Katie wore a really cute Lillian West two piece style. The crop top and fitted skirt both feature an ivory floral lace overlay with a sand colored underlay. The bodice has elbow length sleeves, a Sabrina neck line and a deep V back. Lauren models a beaded bodice and tulle A-Line skirt, both by Lillian West. The sand/silver bodice is unlined and features a sweetheart neckline. The flowy sand colored skirt is finished with a thick horsehair trim. Brittany Shunk The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion Owner, Director of Purchasing & Designer Liaison 945 NW Wall Street, Suite 150, Bend 541-639-3139 13


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Shaley Osborne – A Central Oregon native, Shaley lives in Bend with her husband Kody and is a mother of two rambunctious boys, Indi and Asher. Shaley is a member of The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion family and works there as a bridal stylist. Taissa Ferral – A student and the owner the local company, Fairy Tale Encounters. She is a huge Star Wars geek and loves whales.   is currently planning her dream wedding with fiancé, Ryan.  She Tani Reynolds - A mother to daughter Orion Stella. She is currently studying English and works for Bendistillery in the events department. She enjoys playing rugby and is engaged to her longtime love.  Julie LoGreco - Lives in Bend with her husband Shane, daughter Wren and son Mac. She owns and operates a LuLaRoe boutique and loves helping women feel beautiful, so this shoot was a fun way to turn the tables and let her play dress up! Kara Davison – Originally from Missouri she is currently planning her own wedding with fiancé, Ryan and is a Bridal Suite Bride. She works as a graphic designer for Deschutes Brewery.  Katie Noyed - A student at OSU-Cascades. She loves volunteering, following politics, traveling and fashion. Lauren Lapping - A student at OSU-Cascades and recently got engaged. She enjoys hiking in Central Oregon and being with friends. 


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Scissor Bird Alterations Marta Daniels Tailoring & Sewing Since 1982



ave you found your dream dress but need some fine tuning in the sizing and seams? Scissor Bird Alterations in northeast Bend is a quaint boutique tailoring shop with a promise of the highest quality and satisfaction.Owner Marta Daniels is a bright, endearing business owner and talented seamstress with a delightful personality.


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A native Brazilian, Marta purchased the 20 plus year old business a few years ago and has kept it running with top-notch service. Although it is not the most inexpensive alteration shop in town, the value and final product are nothing less than exceptional. Her services include alterations and clothing repairs for both men and women. From business wear to children’s wear, jackets to jeans to wedding attire, Scissor Bird will provide expert custom tailoring for all. Wedding gowns are her specialty, which is showcased on the business website. “I work on all types of clothes and most materials, even ski wear and leather,” explains Marta. Marta usually has a two-week turnaround time for most items with the exception of summer wedding season when her shop is lined with gowns waiting for alterations. “Summer season is my bride time. I love helping a bride find the perfect dress to show off her personality,” says Marta. Walk-in service is welcome but during the late spring and summer months an appointment may be necessary due to her increase in volume. Although her building is not ADA accessible, Marta is there to assist any person into her shop. This wedding season don’t let an unfitted dress put a damper on your big day. With summer quickly approaching make your alteration plans early. Scissor Bird Alterations is a great resource for your tailoring and custom alteration needs.


What makes you feel beautiful?

Scissor Bird Alterations 1631 NE Second St., Bend 541-382-4114 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday by appointment

We invite you to pamper yourself and come enjoy real relaxation. We are really passionate about offering you the best spa experience in Central Oregon. 809 NW Wall St. Bend • 541.389.2519 • 19


Immersion Brewing Handcrafting Your Own Wedding Beer




mmersion Brewing, Bend’s first and only Brew-It-Yourself (BIY) pub and brewery, offers the unique experience of hand-crafting your own craft beer. The Brewery is a family-owned business, born out of the desire to create quality craft beer as well as embrace the process that brings it to life. Owners Sean Lampe, Rachael Plattner and Amanda Plattner are excited to bring this beer-crazed town yet another fantastic brewery, along with a unique Brew-it-Yourself experience.  With over 30 recipes to choose from and under the guidance of an experienced brewmaster, Immersion can help anyone make a great beer. Sean explains how it works: book an appointment online, come to your appointment and choose your recipe, create a special


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handcrafted beer in only two hours, email your label design, return in three weeks for bottling and labeling, leave with approximately five gallons of beer. The BIY experience is perfect for couples who want to create a special beer for their wedding celebration. Immersion is a great venue to host your bachelor or bachelorette party. Looking for a great gift idea? Give a bottle (or two) as a wedding favor. The possibilities are endless. Pricing begins at $180, which includes all ingredients, bottles, caps, custom labels and your very own craft beer. Immersion Brewing 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste 185, Bend • 541-633-7821 • 21


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Old Stone Performing Arts Center


Distinctive Historic Building Wedding Venue Bend’s newest yet most historic Event Center hosting events that enrich the cultural vitality of the community. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GNEEL OWEN COSTELLO, CORY MUIR & IRINA NEGREAN


he refurbishing of the Old Stone Church not only has brought a broad cross section of community events and musical performances into the iconic historic building, but has opened up a unique space for wedding events — from quaint engagement parties to energetic receptions. 23


Peter Geiser, owner of the Old Stone Performing Arts Center, has given life to this beautiful structure by bringing in quality live music and highlighting the historic church feeling ideal for wedding events. The intimate setting allows wedding guests to feel the closeness and warmth of the ceremony.

“Over the past 10 years my wife (Maureen) and I have done a considerable amount of infrastructure improvements and maintenance including building the bar,” says Peter. The Altar Café, where beverages are served, was created by artist and master craftsman Will Nash. Peter feels the wainscoting and gothic design beautifully tie in with the historic sanctuary ambiance.

Currently, the Old Stone has a diversity of community partnerships involving co-production and collaborations. These include a monthly jazz series, theatre in the round, development of a comedy series, the new Bend Dance Club, collaborating with McMenamins on weddings, involvement with BendFilm, working with various non-profits and evolving event collaborations with The Tower Theatre.

One of the biggest renovations was installation of the one-of-a-kind 1,600 square foot white oak dance floor. The Old Stone offers quality acoustics and gorgeous aesthetics. “You can customize how the space is used with an open floor or a raised stage,” notes Mardy Hickerson, events manager for The Old Stone.


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In 2006, with a transition to the current private ownership, the name the Old Stone was adopted. In Fall 2015 with the support of a growing group of community members it was decided to formally drop “Church” from the name and a commitment was made to fully re-invent the facility as an event venue. It was christened The Old Stone Performing Arts Center.

The new Old Stone was formally made public early in the second quarter of 2016. Weekly events rolled out including music concerts, a jazz series, ballet and modern dance performances, community events, theatre in the round, wedding and private events.

Peter offers that the greatest success to date has been, “Attracting partners who share a passion for our mission and bring the needed skills to implement it. We have been very fortunate to attract a wonderful group of individuals who have become part of our team.”

The Old Stone Performing Arts Center Mardy Hickerson Events Manager for The Old Stone 541-678-8990 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend 25



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Bowtie Catering Weddings are the Absolute Favorite



o-owner of Bowtie Catering, Sanda Costello, says she ate her way through Europe from a very young age. “Then curiosity brought me to the States, where I started working in service industry. Over last 12 years, I have worked from fine dining restaurants to catering companies to pub style local establishments. People are my passion and I love food, a lot…”

Sanda’s business partner and chef of Bowtie, Gene Soto, started collaborating on private parties where they peaked people’s interest and, “out of nowhere we started receiving inquiries for our services,” Sandra added.

“I woke up one morning and we made it official (in 2014). On top of our catering company, we now have a cafe open six days a week where we prepare fresh homemade soups, handcrafted sandwiches, we make our own bread and dressings and by that we are trying to promote healthy, affordable portions.”

Sanda exclaims that weddings are her absolute favorite events to plan and work. “One of the best ways couples can share their story with guests is through food, that’s why I encourage custom menus. It can represent a favorite cuisine, the place where you fell in love or that fit into your venue choice.

• Will you be catering any other weddings on our date? • Do you offer bar service? • Is there a cake cutting fee? • Who will be in charge of my party and be my contact? • You use fresh and locally sourced products to create recognizable gourmet cuisine: can you give us some examples please? “We try to locally source whenever we get the chance and the budget allows” Sanda offers. “Nothing is better than fresh, delicious looking fruit in the summer time, local beef for our broths or farmer market herbs in the summer time.” Bowtie Catering 541-241-8711, 61147 S Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97702 Catering company specializing in personalized menus for weddings, corporate receptions, private celebrations and other events. Uses fresh & locally sourced products to create recognizable gourmet cuisine.

Bowtie Co-owners Sonda Costello & Gene Soto

“Make sure that you love your caterer’s food options, price and personality before making a final decision. Have a list of questions ready so you can get as much information from your first consultation as possible.” 27



Trust the Professionals at Cowboy Carriage Our life is what our thoughts make it. ~ Marcus Aurelius ~ STORY BY RYAN MOEGGENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY BY COWBOY CARRIAGE


ome brides start planning their wedding in their heads when the boys chase them on the playground in elementary school. By the time the day arrives they can visualize every little detail down to the faces of family and friends as she walks down the aisle towards the groom. They know the colors, the flowers, the dress… all before they meet the groom! Unless you are a professional wedding planner, there are many other details that aren’t normally considered in a fairytale dream. On the wedding day, the planning is done and the professionals take over. The best photographers have a joke ready to get you to smile just the way they want for that picture you will put on canvas to hang in your living room. DJs don’t just bring a playlist of music. They are the master of ceremonies that breathe life into a reception and make it flow from the daddy/daughter dance to the garter toss. Caterers take pride in preparing unique flavors for your guests. The point is, your wedding ain’t the first rodeo for the people who you hire to provide the best possible experience for you and your guests. They know what makes the best memories and the ones that we would rather forget. Ask for their suggestions and trust their experience.


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Some of those little girls on the playground have never let go of the dream of arriving at their wedding with a horse and carriage, but there are other considerations that a professional wedding vendor can make you aware of. A horse and carriage can be a useful tool for certain types of weddings. If you are swept away after the ceremony on a carriage ride, it can create a smooth transition and grand entrance to a reception that is taking place at the same location. Carriage rides would also be entertaining to guests while the bridal party has their pictures taken. The bride and groom might want a little alone time on a romantic carriage ride before they spend the rest of the day with family and friends. The number one influence on the day of your wedding is your attitude and outlook that you portray. Don’t let bad weather, family drama or a carriage horse sneezing on your wedding dress bring you down on your wedding day. It has never happened, but if it did, I would say that I meant to wear my polka dot shirt! When it comes right down to it, it’s your attitude that will guide everyone around you. When the day is all about you, it means you have the capacity to make your day unique and a beautiful memory that lasts a lifetime.



Ryan Moeggenberg is owner and head hoof cleaner at Cowboy Carriage. 541-728-3750

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Simple to lavish, your cake should be as unique as your wedding day. At your Market Bakery, we love creating custom cakes with special care and artistic flair, using locally produced, sustainable and Fair Trade ingredients. • Boutique bakery quality at a better price • Designs that match your theme • Personalized service from design to delivery

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THE WEDDING Haleigh & Kyle


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Best Friends Celebrate Romance at Proxy Falls PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARIANA ROBINSON BRIDE & GROOM HALEIGH SUE NEWBECK & KYLE SADAO CHINA Wedding location: Proxy Falls, Oregon


aleigh Sue Newbeck and Kyle Sadao China met in their home town of Keizer, Oregon when they were both in their late teens. After a decade of being best friends, they started dating during the holidays in 2014. Kyle proposed in Portland at their favorite restaurant, La Montage, after a City and Color concert.

After a year and a half of a long distance relationship, Kyle moved to Bend in the Spring 2016.

“We started to plan our wedding, which was going to be on the 4th of July 2017,” offered Haleigh. “Almost immediately the planning became unavoidably stressful. We started to discuss eloping to somewhere tropical and far away. However, we knew our special day wouldn’t be the same without our dogs and closest family and friends. 31


“After throwing out the idea of turning the wedding into a hiking adventure, we realized that celebration truly reflected the type of wedding we wanted. We aren’t traditional people and we felt like our wedding shouldn’t be either. “At this time it was late July, and my maid of honor Kasi, who lived in Arizona, was coming for a weeklong visit in the begging of August. Instead of waiting until next summer, we reached out to our closest friends and family to see what everyone’s schedule looked like for the 5th of August. “It was as if the stars aligned, friends from all over were able to make the trek on such short notice and we decided to keep it a secret until after the weekend the wedding was over. We named our destination as Proxy Falls after a close friend of mine did some research on the rules and regulations of holding a ceremony in a national forest.” One of Haleigh’s best friends got ordained in order to perform the short ceremony. The biggest challenge the couple had was to keep their plans under wraps! On August 5 Haleigh’s aunt and uncle, Kyle’s parents, both bridal parties, two of their best friends and four dogs joined in on the hike to Proxy Falls. “It really was the most fun and overall exciting wedding I have ever been to,” Haleigh exclaimed. “Everyone had a blast! We held the ceremony on the way to the Falls in a tiny forested area and celebrated with champagne at the Falls lookout. Then enjoyed a hike up to the pool of the Falls, which couldn’t have been more beautiful. “We spent the day celebrating with our friends and family...and wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was a blast from beginning to end and completely stress free. The next day my aunt and uncle threw a BBQ where we announced to our entire family that we had eloped. It was a fabulous surprise for them and put an end to our perfect hiking elopement. It was exactly what we had wanted all along. A wedding as unique as our love story. Haleigh Sue Newbeck is manager of Desperado Boutique and Kyle Sadao China is a foreman at Bear Mountain Fire.


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BRIDES & BRIDES MAID(S) PAMPERING Spray Tans Cari Haynes at Zen Beauty Den 541-390-1196 •

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Worthy Brewing The Beermuda Triangle PHOTOGRAPHY BY WORTHY BREWING


hat happens when you mix whimsical mosaic tile, Cuckoos Nest wood, ridiculously balanced Worthy beer, lip-smackingly delicious Worthy food, delightfully strong servers, a gallery of shiny fermentation tanks, a stairway to the Star Bar, raucous laughter, fun-loving friends and the providential powers of karma? Nobody knows exactly. But intrepid travelers to date have reported a somewhat strange but oddly-addictive, other-worldly experience.  According to Shannon Hinderberger, Marketing Manager for Worthy Brewing, it just might be the trendiest place for a wedding party. The Hop Mahal is Open If you’ re planning a holiday party, company event, birthday party, wedding or anything else that involves laughter, friends and celebration, the Hop Mahal banquet space is your party spot. The space can accommodate 85 guests on 20 tables and offers options to secure space within the Beermuda Triangle.  When the Star Bar opens above on the mezzanine, that space will be available for party events as well. The Hopservatory The Worthy Garden Club (WGC), in conjunction with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, will be offering tours of the cosmos. The tour starts at the Transporter Room for a brief overview of the upcoming tour of the Universe. From the Transporter Room, you will be going up to the Hopservatory for viewing of the heavens, and much more.  The Hopservatory is operated by the Worthy Garden Club, a non profit foundation, in conjunction with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. All proceeds from tours will go to the WGC to support science literacy programs and initiatives Transporter Room At the base of the Hopservatory sits the Transporter Room. Your journey into the great beyond starts here. You’ll be standing on a mosaic floor decorated with playful images of iconic space ships, speeding comets, hop planets and even a few old timey bicycles. The column on which the telescope sits (up in the dome on the 3rd floor) is also clad with mosaic tile. It depicts the wonders of our planet as seen through the eyes of fictional interstellar travelers visiting our tiny blue dot for the first time. On the circular walls, you’ll see a slice of Earth as it rises from the center up through the terrestrial strata and atmosphere towards the stars and beyond. Inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” you’ll feel the swirling energy in the night sky as it rolls and rolls like a wave, crests and finally collapses into a twinkling constellation of hop stars. Worthy Brewing • 541-647-6970 ext. 225 • 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend, OR • #drinkworthy •


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Explore an unforgettable day of shopping, spa treatments, free samples, raffles and fashion shows!


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