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Brenda Menzel: Living The Bend Life

living the bend life

After spending 18 years working in real estate in Texas and Florida, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brenda Menzel decided to move to Bend a few years ago. A southern girl from the city, it wasn’t long before Brenda and her family realized how incredible the Central Oregon lifestyle was. In fact, she loved it […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


2017 Solar Eclipse Oregon: Time and Best Places to View

smith rock

On August 21st, 2017 all of North America and parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will experience an eclipse of the sun. In order to see the total eclipse, where the moon fully covers up the sun for a few minutes, you must be in the narrow path of totality. The good news is […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, What to Do


Country Homes For Sale in Central Oregon

oregon country home

From the beautiful city of Portland to the wonderful views of the coast, you can experience a variety of places to live in Oregon. Another wonderful area to live is Central Oregon, especially if you’re ready to get away from it all and buy a country home. With quiet spaces, incredible views, and great weather, […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters


Favorite Scenic Viewpoints in Oregon

pilot butte bend oregon

The weather in Oregon is as beautiful as it is unpredictable. Fortunately, three of our favorite scenic viewpoints in the state are car accessible, so you can easily dash back in the case of inclement weather. Even better, each viewpoint is less than a thirty-minute drive from a picturesque fine dining establishment. Oregon Coast Otter […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Portland


Top Places to Live in Oregon

southwest wa homes

Oregon is a place that offers so many beautiful places to call home. You can live next to the Cascade Range in the high desert, along the coast where you’ll have miles of beach to stroll on, or in cities that invest in parks and open spaces for their residents to enjoy. Those who are […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Lake Oswego, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington


Smart Home Technology Ideas and Energy Solutions

smart home theater

Bend’s Home Systems Solutions owner Lawrence Fisher tells us about smart home technology, energy solutions, ideas and development, and how “The Jetsons”-style homes are now a reality for any home. What are smart homes? Smart homes are homes that incorporate advanced automation systems that control and monitor all the things that happen in and around […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington


Peaceful Homes Near Bend, Oregon for Privacy and Solitude

bend oregon home for sale

When picturing a peaceful retreat, you might imagine a gorgeous beach home or cottage in the woods. However, a desert can be just as beautiful and relaxing, especially when it’s the high desert around Bend, Oregon. The higher altitude gives you cooler temperatures, while the desert means having plenty of sunny, clear days year-round. This […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


Designing a Legacy: Stunning Ranch in Central Oregon is Crafted for the Ages

sisters oregon ranch

The hallmarks of a happy family retreat can all be found at the R&B Ranch outside Sisters, Oregon. Think summer days spent lazing on the dock, relaxing sunsets with a glass of wine on the patio, and miles of fragrant pasture and forest trails explored on horseback. Such High Desert pastimes were designed into the […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Sisters


Mountain High Neighborhood Bend, Oregon

Mountain High Bend Oregon

If you’re looking for a place to live in Central Oregon with large home sites in a parklike setting filled with towering pines and mature native plants and shrubs, then check out Mountain High neighborhood in Southeast Bend. This premier gated community has many great looking custom homes, an active association with tennis courts, a […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


Central Oregon Summer Activities

central oregon landscape

The summer season around Central Oregon provides lots of sunshine and many days of warm temperatures. Whether you’re trying to embrace the heat or take a break from it, you can always find a great summer activity to do to suit your adventure needs. From trekking through the rugged Cascade Mountains, to navigating your way […]

categorized in Central Oregon


Brenda Menzel: Living The Bend Life

living the bend life

After spending 18 years working in real estate in Texas and Florida, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brenda Menzel decided to move to Bend a few years ago. A southern girl from the city, it wasn’t long before Brenda and her family realized how incredible the Central Oregon lifestyle was. In fact, she loved it […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


2017 Solar Eclipse Oregon: Time and Best Places to View

smith rock

On August 21st, 2017 all of North America and parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will experience an eclipse of the sun. In order to see the total eclipse, where the moon fully covers up the sun for a few minutes, you must be in the narrow path of totality. The good news is […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, What to Do


Country Homes For Sale in Central Oregon

oregon country home

From the beautiful city of Portland to the wonderful views of the coast, you can experience a variety of places to live in Oregon. Another wonderful area to live is Central Oregon, especially if you’re ready to get away from it all and buy a country home. With quiet spaces, incredible views, and great weather, […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters


Favorite Scenic Viewpoints in Oregon

pilot butte bend oregon

The weather in Oregon is as beautiful as it is unpredictable. Fortunately, three of our favorite scenic viewpoints in the state are car accessible, so you can easily dash back in the case of inclement weather. Even better, each viewpoint is less than a thirty-minute drive from a picturesque fine dining establishment. Oregon Coast Otter […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Portland


Top Places to Live in Oregon

southwest wa homes

Oregon is a place that offers so many beautiful places to call home. You can live next to the Cascade Range in the high desert, along the coast where you’ll have miles of beach to stroll on, or in cities that invest in parks and open spaces for their residents to enjoy. Those who are […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Lake Oswego, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington


Smart Home Technology Ideas and Energy Solutions

smart home theater

Bend’s Home Systems Solutions owner Lawrence Fisher tells us about smart home technology, energy solutions, ideas and development, and how “The Jetsons”-style homes are now a reality for any home. What are smart homes? Smart homes are homes that incorporate advanced automation systems that control and monitor all the things that happen in and around […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington


Peaceful Homes Near Bend, Oregon for Privacy and Solitude

bend oregon home for sale

When picturing a peaceful retreat, you might imagine a gorgeous beach home or cottage in the woods. However, a desert can be just as beautiful and relaxing, especially when it’s the high desert around Bend, Oregon. The higher altitude gives you cooler temperatures, while the desert means having plenty of sunny, clear days year-round. This […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


Designing a Legacy: Stunning Ranch in Central Oregon is Crafted for the Ages

sisters oregon ranch

The hallmarks of a happy family retreat can all be found at the R&B Ranch outside Sisters, Oregon. Think summer days spent lazing on the dock, relaxing sunsets with a glass of wine on the patio, and miles of fragrant pasture and forest trails explored on horseback. Such High Desert pastimes were designed into the […]

categorized in Central Oregon, Sisters


Mountain High Neighborhood Bend, Oregon

Mountain High Bend Oregon

If you’re looking for a place to live in Central Oregon with large home sites in a parklike setting filled with towering pines and mature native plants and shrubs, then check out Mountain High neighborhood in Southeast Bend. This premier gated community has many great looking custom homes, an active association with tennis courts, a […]

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon


Central Oregon Summer Activities

central oregon landscape

The summer season around Central Oregon provides lots of sunshine and many days of warm temperatures. Whether you’re trying to embrace the heat or take a break from it, you can always find a great summer activity to do to suit your adventure needs. From trekking through the rugged Cascade Mountains, to navigating your way […]

categorized in Central Oregon


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