The Big Lonely

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Habitat for Humanity invite you to a kick off celebration of The Big Lonely this Friday, October 9th from 3pm-5pm in our downtown Bend office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, 97701). The Big Lonely  is a story of a man whose life spiraled downward leaving him homeless and penniless. Rather than live under a bridge, Michael and his dog Tic moved into the middle of the harsh and unforgiving wilderness and built a secret cabin on government land. The Big Lonely will transport you into a world of survival, loneliness, redemption and courage. For a preview of The Big Lonely, check out the trailer here. We are pleased to have film maker, David Manougian on hand for a meet and greet before the first showing of his film at the BendFilm Festival. As proud sponsors of a new build for Habitat for Humanity this year, we hope to use this afternoon event to raise awareness and money for Habitat for Humanity.

First Friday in Bend with Diane Browning

We are excited to host Diane Browning for October’s First Friday event in Bend. Browning credits the beginning of her career as a professional textile designer and sewer to her childhood, when her mother taught her to make clothes for her dolls. As Browning grew up, she began sewing her own and eventually she turned her passion for designing and creating textiles into a career as an artist. Please join us this Friday, October 2 from 5-8pm at our Bend location (650 SW Bond St. Bend, OR, 97702) for art, live music and appetizers! Event sponsored by Norma DuBois and Julie Moe.

Sunriver Twilight Cinema Begins

This evening is the premier of the second annual Sunriver Twilight Cinema, presented to you by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Sunset Lodging. Starting tonight, and continuing through September 7th, FREE family-friendly movies will be shown in an outdoor cinema setting. Showing locations will alternate between two venues, The Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC) or The Village at Sunriver, so be sure to check the schedule. The event will kickoff with the screening of Paddington at The SHARC, with festivities starting at 7 pm. Alpine Entertainment will be providing games and activities 90 minutes before each show, so come early to get a great spot and enjoy all the fun!

Peak Summer Nights

The Athletic Club of Bend will be hosting The Gregg Allman Band tomorrow for its Peak Summer Nights concert series – a Cascade Sotheby’s Realty sponsored event. General admission tickets are available online at or in store. Dinner tickets are available at the Athletic Club of Bend’s front desk. Go to for all the details!

Roger Lee of EDCO Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

Earlier this month, the STAR Awards for Greatness and Excellence were held. The annual event, which is run by the Bend Chamber of Commerce,  showcases and celebrates the very best that Central Oregon has to offer. This year, the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” was given to Roger Lee, the Executive Director of Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO). Roger beat out over 50 other nominees that were made up of Bend Chamber members. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty would like to offer our congratulations to Roger and thank him for all he has done for Central Oregon.

Is Bend Big Enough?

According to recent census reports, Deschutes County is the 7th fastest-growing metro area in the country – adding 4,400 people in the last year. Unlike the rest of the country, Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone was quoted as saying, “We had a positive population growth even during the recession”. With the rapid increase of people moving to Central Oregon in combination with less than 1 percent of available rental housing inventory, one must question if we have the resources to sustain the influx. To answer this, the community as a whole may need to take a serious, thoughtful and immediate look at the expedited expansion of the urban growth boundary, a discussion that has already been ongoing for years.

Sunriver Twilight Cinema is Back

Enjoy a movie with the entire family while the sun goes down! The Sunriver Outdoor Cinema is set up at either the SHARC or in The Village  for 10 great family fun movies between Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday August 31st. All free with lots of activities before the movie for kids of all ages to enjoy. Popcorn, soda, sweet treats and ice cream served by Goodies. A chance to win VIP seating and a gourmet picnic bag for each showing presented by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Sunset Lodging as well as the chance to win a vacation in Sunriver. All activities begin at 6:30pm with the movies starting at dusk.  Be sure to bring low back chairs and blankets.

Despicable Me 2
Saturday, August 2nd 8:30 pm The Village at Sunriver
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Tuesday, August 5th, 8:30 The SHARC
The Princess Bride
Friday, August 8th 8:30 pm The SHARC
Rio 2
Tuesday, August 12th 8:20pm The SHARC
The Lego Movie
Saturday, August 16th 8:20pm The Village at Sunriver
Tuesday, August 19th 8:15pm The SHARC
The Karate Kid
Saturday, August 23rd 8:00pm The Village at Sunriver
Tuesday, August 26th 8:00pm  The SHARC
Saturday, August 30th 8:00pm  The Village at Sunriver
The Amazing Spider Man
Sunday, August 31st The SHARC