A Black Butte Ranch dream home comes to fruition As a little girl, Dail Hartnack used to doodle pictures of her dream home. In her sketches she would envision a wrap-around porch, surrounded by a forest of trees. It would be a warm and inviting home, large...

 A European-inspired and outdoor-oriented home in Southwest Bend Bend, Oregon, is defined by its outdoor charm and adventurous attitude. Surrounded by forests and volcanic peaks, resident explorers are invited to play in nature. Therefore, it is only fitting that many Central Oregon homes take inspiration from the outdoors...

 An indoor person living in an outdoor town I moved to Bend in 2011 for the same reason that a lot of people my age move anywhere…to be with my grandchild. However, I was an unlikely candidate to take up residence in Central Oregon because, you see,...

 Community gardens yield a bounty of benefits to local neighborhoods Organic produce is all the rage in Oregon, and there’s no better way to ensure your veggies are toxin-free than to grow them yourself. But building a home garden takes work and planning. You need to...

 This Westside Bend home showcases high desert modern architecture Craftsman bungalow, Northwest lodge and traditional homes have long dominated the Central Oregon landscape. But an influx of individuals with more contemporary aesthetics in architecture is fueling a growing taste for what Mark Mastalir calls “high desert modern.” Instead of...

The Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project In 1915, the Colorado Street Dam was constructed on the Deschutes River to create a mill pond for the Brooks-Scanlon and Shevlin-Hixon lumber mills. The dam and pond, built just north of what is now Bend’s Old Mill District, allowed...