Happenings in Bend

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Pronghorn Resort Offers New Lodging Options

Hunting Lodge in Pronghorn

Huntington Lodge, Pronghorn's long anticipated newest overnight lodging option, is opening soon. We were fortunate to experience the 104 room lodge prior to its grand opening in an invitation only soft opening as they work out the bugs.

The windy road to Pronghorn off Powell Butte Hwy ends at the Pronghorn gate house were we were greeted by the gate house attendant who asked where we were going. Obviously he notified Huntington Lodge as the two check in attendants  greeted by name as we walked in the door.  The main entry at the lodge is spacious with check in immediately to the right and concierge services to the left (the concierge was not staffed but we are sure they will be active during peak

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Has Spring Arrived in Central Oregon?

Spring in Central OregonAfter the coldest March in 100 years, yesterday we noticed the first flower of spring. This lone crocus has emerged and its purple bloom is brightening the dead yard.  While the grass is still yellow, there are signs of spring with buds appearing on the flowering trees and a hint of green in the yards of some Bend homes.

What Does Spring Mean for Bend Oregon Real Estate?

Spring brings back longer days, more outdoor recreational opportunities, and buyers to our Central Oregon real estate market. If you were waiting to get through winter to list your property, now is the time. Bend Premier Real Estate Brokers are ready to help you with listing tips, staging advice, and top notch marketing to get your home sold

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Bend Premier Real Estate Bend OktoberfestBend Oktoberfest September 21-22

One of Bend's most unique fall festivals is Bend Oktoberfest celebrated in the middle of September. Besides being the main fundraiser for Downtown Bend, Bend Oktoberfest offers "great beer, delicious food, silly games and feats of strength."  Starting Friday, September 21 at 3:00 pm, the festival will include the Stein Hold Competition, the Chicken Hat Hunt, the Bend Beer Choir, the Tricycle Races and the most popular event - the Weiner Dog Race. There will be something for every Central Oregonian to enjoy!

Bend Premier Real Estate is pleased to be the Title Sponsor for Bend Oktoberfest this year. Having our main office in Downtown Bend, it is a perfect fit for us as we support fully the fundraising efforts for the

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Bend Residents Float the Deschutes River

Bend Oregon Float the Deschutes RiverWhen the summer temperatures soar, Bend residents relax in the water. Whether it is driving up to the Cascade Lakes and enjoying windsurfing at Elk Lake, paddling in a kayak on Todd Lake or water skiing and house boating on Lake Billy Chinook, Central Oregonians enjoy the water during the summer months. One of the recent additions to the water recreational opportunities in Bend is floating the Deschutes River. Unheard of 10 years ago, during warm summer days thousands of people enjoy floating through Bend's Old Mill District from Farewell Bend Park, past the surfers at the Whitewater Park and ending up at Drake Park at Mirror Pond. 

Almost as fun as floating the river is sitting on the deck of one of the

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Balloons Over Bend is a Fabulous Bend Oregon Festival

Balloons Over Bend

There are few more stunning sights than watching beautiful hot air balloons floating into the sky with the backdrop of the Central Oregon Cascades at sunrise. Starting this Friday, the annual Balloons Over Bend festival will run through Sunday offering exciting sunrise launches of the balloons, the Night Glow event Friday evening many fun activities for the whole family on Saturday. The schedule includes the following:

Friday July 27, 2018

  • Balloon Launch at Sunrise at RE Jewell Elementary School
  • Night Glow begins at 5pm at Riverbend Park

Saturday July 28, 2018

  • Balloon Launch at Sunrise at RE Jewell Elementary School
  • Children’s Festival from 10am-4pm at the Deschutes
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High Desert Classics Start Today

Oregon HIgh Desert ClassicsThe Oregon High Desert Classics, the major fundraiser for J Bar J Boys Ranch, starts today and runs for the next two weeks. The event brings in over 600 horses and 3000 professionals and amateur competitors from all over North America. The show provides for premier hunter/jumper competitions and includes two $25,000 Grand Prix's, National and International US HJA Hunter Derbies and other fun events.

The Classics are held on the 40 acre J Bar J Ranch and offers vistas of the snow capped Cascades and six grass rings, four schooling rings, onsite barns, specials events and vendors. There is no cost for attendees to watch the events.

The Oregon High Desert Classics provides funds for J Bar J Youth Services, a

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Bend's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Tomorrow

Bend Oregon 4th of JulySince the 1930's, celebration of the 4th of July has been a big deal in Bend. Starting early with the annual Lion's Club pancake breakfast followed by the "not to be missed" Bend Park & Recreation Pet Parade which over the years has including everything from ponies and llamas to dogs elevated by helium balloons, to stuffed animals pulled in wagons, the event draws thousands of people from all over Central Oregon. Following the pet parade, Park and Rec sponsors the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Drake Park. The event, which runs from 11 am to 4 pm, includes live music, local artisans and lots of food and family friendly activities such as 3-legged races, gunny sack races, parachute play, water balloon

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Bend Premier Real Estate to be Title Sponsor for 2019 Bite of Bend!

The Brokers with Bend Premier Real Estate had a fabulous experience meeting some of the tens of thousands of people who attended this year's Bite of Bend in Downtown Bend. While enjoying the music, the food and the many activities, Bend Premier Brokers had opportunities to talk with hundreds of people and share information about Central Oregon real estate. We hope that all the attendees enjoyed themselves as much as we did. Hope to see more people at the 2019 Bite of Bend!

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Bend Premier Real Estate Bite of Bend June 15-17

Bend Premier Real Estate Bite of Bend

Bite of Bend is an established Bend festival which welcomes in the summer each June. It combines cuisine and culture by offering such activities as bites from local chefs, the Mixology Showcase where the final bartenders battle in the Bartender Brawl. There is the The Beer Run,  Little Hopper Root Beer Run,  Top Chef Competitions & cocktail classes as well. Chefs, bartenders, brewers, cooks, and food enthusiasts from all over come and enjoy the event. Last year there were over  40 food vendors to sample from.

Besides all the food related events, there will be amazing music in the evening and vendors filling Downtown Bend for the 3 day event.  Be sure to stop by one or more of our 2 locations in

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