A HUGE thank you to all of our clients that made it out to Shevlin Park last week for our 10th Annual Client Appreciation BBQ! We had such a good time catching up with everyone and enjoying some tasty food from Pilot Butte Burger Co.! Here’s some fun photos from the event. See you all next year!
There’s good news in store for those that are struggling to make their mortgage payment. A new state foreclosure prevention program is being implemented that will provide assistance to homeowners that have foreclosure looming over them. Check out the link below to read about this new program.
Check out this latest news! According to the Bratton report this month, median sales prices have increased approximately 4% annually since 1997 until now. Despite the ups and downs in the market over the past few years, the average median sales price has continued to rise. We are now looking at a healthy and growing market!
Starting May 31, the Windermere Bend office will be located at 695 SW Mill View Way Bend, OR 97702.
Come stop by and check it out! : )
The sun is out to celebrate May Day!
May Day is a celebration day related to the Celtic festival or Beltane and the Germanic festival or Walpurgis Night. It falls a half year from November 1.
As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and All Saint’s Day. In the 20th and continuing into the 21st century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.
So get out into the sunshine today and bring in May! In Central Oregon, there’s always a reason to get outside and play. : )
If you’ve been around the Central Oregon area for awhile, you’re probably aware of the band The Autonomics. This band, consisting of lead singer and guitarist Dan Pantenburg, bassist Vaughn Leikam and drummer Evan Leikam, is fun for the whole family. With music that makes you want to dance your face off, it’s bound to be a good night whenever and wherever they play, which is in Bend tonight, April 11.
Tonight, The Autonomics are playing at Silver Moon, located on Greenwood, and releasing their first full length album, “Trust Your Instincts.” If you’re looking for a relaxing time listening to some great musicians, go on and check it out. On a beautiful day like today, why not end it with a great beer and a excellent band?
Get out there and support our local musicians! : ) And get there early because it’s going to be packed!
Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted and there’s just been so much going on! Busy busy busy. In addition, Patty and her daughter went on a Spring Break adventure to Montana.
This is Glacier National Park. So beautiful right?
Just so much has been going on lately. We had a beautiful few days and that was amazing. Gotta love when spring starts coming cause that means that summer is right around the corner, and Central Oregon summer activities are blooming.
Some fun facts about the Central Oregon area to get you excited about the changing seasons:
• Bend was ranked number 3 on Livability.com’s Top 10 Romantic Cities List, and also ranked number 2 on the Top 10 Death Defying Cities list
• Although it should be no surprise, Bend was ranked number 8 on The Pour Fool’s list of Best Beer Towns
• According to a Bend Oregon newsletter, “Building permits for new construction last year reached the highest mark since before the recession, Deschutes County manufacturing employment increased 6.6% between third quarter 2011 and the same quarter in 2012. Breweries, pharmaceutical-based companies and outdoor gear retailers have grown significantly.” Things seem to be turning around in the economy. Let’s keep that going!
There’s a lot abuzz in the Central Oregon area. In addition to the above rankings and facts, Bend is in the Final Four for The Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament. Click the link and vote to make Bend the dog city we already know it is. : )
Follow the Fork Walking tour – March 15, 22, & 29th
If you want to stroll, sip and sample your way through Bend’s Westside, then the Follow the Fork walking tour is for you! Offered Friday mornings at 10am or by appointment for larger groups, this tour will introduce you to some of the family-owned and operated food and drink businesses that are working together to create a delicious synergy on the Westside.
You can still make your appointment for tomorrow, Friday March 15 and get yourself a tour of some of the great eats in Bend. This is a good way to familiarize yourself with the restaurants Bend has to offer for your next visit, or if you’re local, for your friends and family that come to visit. There are restaurants popping up all over the place and it’s fun to get out and see what’s new as well as what’s been around for a while!
Of all Tuesday nights to go out for a bite to eat, tonight is the best night for you to do it.
The Humane Society of Central Oregon teamed up with a few restaurants in the area. The event is one night and that night is tonight! Five fantastic downtown restaurants have agreed to participate in a benefit for the animals, called Tables for Tails. Joolz, 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, Pine Tavern, 900 Wall and Jackson Grill will be donating a percentage of their tickets to the Humane Society and the animals they work hard to care for. Making a reservation is encouraged. And for more information, you can call John at (541) 382-3537
This benefit is a great opportunity to give to the community and the animals that need homes. In addition to eating for the cause, you can promote the community and animals loving values that Bend has built in the last few years! We all love our animals, and some are still looking for homes! So get yourself down to one of these amazing restaurants and do good. : )
It’s that time again. The time for drinking beer and contributing to the community!
If you’re hanging out in Bend this weekend, get yourself down to some of the local breweries and pubs for some good beer and a good cause. Here are the details. : )
This Saturday, March 9th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, get a group together and join in on the Bend Pub Walk. What this walk does is supports polio eradication worldwide! You get your own pint glass and can sample specialty craft beers at dozens of the local pubs. Most of the pubs are within walking distance and located downtown. What you get for coming out is a commemorative “End Polio Now” mug, a map to the participating pubs and a 6 ounce specialty craft beer taster at each pub that’s participating.
To Register, it is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The journey begins by checking in at Summit Saloon at 125 NW Oregon Ave. and take off from there!
These are some of the breweries involved:
Silver Moon Brewing
Deschutes Brewery Pub House
Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill
Broken Top Bottle Shop and Ale Café
McMenamins Old St Francis Pub
Old Mill Brew Works
Cascade Lakes Lodge
GoodLife Brewing Company
Crux Fermentation Project
Getting involved with Pints for Polio is a great way to hang out with friends, drink beers and support a worldwide cause! And it’s super fun! Additionally, Patty will be working the event as well. So head to Bend this weekend to check it out!