Living in Bend is a dream for lots of folks but a reality for only a lucky few. TheBendStation.com podcast features interviews with local residents, entrepreneurs, artisans, city officials and other interesting characters about the past, present and future of Bend, Oregon - the oasis of the high desert Cascades.
Check out bendstation.com/report to see the full breakdown and all the graphs discussed in this episode on which we cover 2017 prices vs. 10 year lows, how Bend stacks up to other cities, west side vs. east side, and the top real estate and local stories of the year.
Central Oregon is a beautiful backdrop for film, but who can best tell the stories about all of the good work people are doing here?
Eric Parnell and Whitney Parnell run The NW Collective, a commercial video production studio (and co-working space) providing high-quality, custom video work for local businesses, all centered on capturing the essence of those companies balanced against the breathtaking landscape of Central Oregon that we all have grown to love.
Their operation is growing quickly as more businesses look to create unique visual assets that set them apart from their competition, driven by a team that is not only very experienced, but also laser-focused on delivering the best version of that story.
Listen in as they share how Eric first started his production career, how Whitney became the ying to his yang, and which place in Bend has the best hot-buttered rum.
Central Oregon is a haven for professional athletes, but what about the rest of us who just want to try and stay in shape?
Ryan Bilbrey runs Camp Victory, a personal training outfit that is all about customizing workout plans on an individual level and removing the anxiety of working out in a traditional gym and changing that setting to your home, office, or the beautiful natural backdrop of the outdoors.
His practice is growing in Bend as more people decide to shed the constraints of traditional gyms, taking advantage of the natural scenery or the convenience of someones home as a better place to do a workout.
Listen in as he shares how he got inspired to work in fitness, how he approaches customizing his workout plans, and which place has the best post mountain snacks and drinks.
Outdoors sports and manufacturing are the core of what Central Oregon is all about. So what happens when these two things coalesce? SnoPlanks, a powder focused snowboard and ski manufacturer right here in Bend.
The company is growing quickly behind the leadership of James Nicol and Ryan Holmes, who first met on the sunny beaches of San Diego. Their journey ultimately led them to Bend, where the long seasons and friendly business environment is the perfect scene to incubate their promising brand.
Listen in as they share who inspired their riding, how the community has supported their efforts, and how to have a perfect day on the mountain.
Bend is a community full of people who like to be a part of things, but what if people could also learn how to make things? That's the goal of DIYcave, a collaborative makerspace in its first year of operation.
DIYcave is the brainchild of Aaron Leis, Dave Danek, and Tim Willis. They supply the space, equipment, and resources to help members build, repair, and invent whatever they want.
Listen in as they share how easy it is to get started, what sort of projects people are working on, and what the vision is for the future of the space.
Central Oregon is an idyllic place to hold a music festival, and with this years 4 Peaks Music Festival right around the corner, Stacy Totland is working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything works out perfectly.
Stacy is a tenacious and passionate music lover dedicated to organizing one of the most diverse, scenic, and family-friendly events on the festival circuit.
Listen in as she shares how her musical tastes evolved, what exactly it takes to run a music festival, and what we can expect from the event this year.