Bend’s Makers District on the rise Maker A person who makes something. A company that makes a specified product. A subculture that includes engineering-oriented pursuits as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking and traditional arts and crafts. The Makers District is a new...

The biggest problem for outdoor sports enthusiasts living within an hour of fantastic skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and boating is affording and maintaining gear. That problem becomes increasingly frustrating when an innocuous $.89 zipper breaks on a $300 coat. That’s where Gear Fix steps in. Originally...

Detoxify with a little Lava Love Several years ago Portland nutritionist Elisabeth Dunham was nearly bedridden due to an onslaught of debilitating symptoms after becoming infected with Lyme disease. After she tried a myriad of cures, she finally found one that worked—products made from lava—and ended...

Great bikes and gear for the summer cycling season   Pocket Pannier Ride in style with Walnut Studiolo’s luxurious Pocket Pannier, featuring beautiful vegetable-tanned, weatherproofed leather and cedarwood siding. It is perfect for carrying those small, indispensable items like your cell phone, wallet, keys or bike lock, and...