Summerfest 2014 Music Line Up

Starting this Friday, downtown Bend comes alive with music of all genres for Summerfest 2014. This event will celebrate it’s 24th year with three stages of concerts throughout the iconic downtown area. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor this weekend of free entertainment for all. The talent line up this year is amazing with musicians from all over.
The Main Stage on Oregon Avenue and Bond
Friday July 11
5:00pm McDougall
5:45pm Three Times Bad
6:45pm Redwood Son
7:45pm Cody Beebe & The Crooks
9pm Larry & His Flask – From Central Oregon
High Energy five piece band that incorporates rock, folk, bluegrass, soul, brass band, punk and alternative country into their unique sound. A crowd favorite.

Saturday July 12
11:00am Jaime Wyatt
1:00pm Roseland Hunters
3:30pm DK Band
6:00pm Keegan Smith
7:30pm Jelly Bread- From Reno, Nevada
Blending a dash of alternative rock with soul and funk, yet thoroughly Americana Rock.

Sunday July 13
11:00am Tony Smiley Duo
1:00pm Matt Brown
2:30pm Patrimony
4:00pm Tango Alpha Tango
Jazz Fusion Stage
at Minnesota Street and Lava Road
Friday July 11
5:00pm Kalai
5:45pm Tim Snider
6:30pm Max Ribner Band
8:30pm Patrick Lamb Band- From Portland , Oregon
Combining his influences of funk, soul, R&B and a jazz flavor to create his own unique vibe. Amazing performer and songwriter.

Saturday July 12
5:00pm JoAnna Lee
6:00pm Nicole Berke
7:00pm Jarrod Lawson
8:30pm Scott Pemberton Trio
Classic Rock, jazz and psychedelia and everything in between. A multi-genre master and clever lyricist. Fun, entertaining, energetic must see.

Locals Only Stage
Friday July 11
5:00pm Tone Red
6:30pm Second Hand Soldier
8:00pm Boxcar Stringband
This is a three man rock and roll blues band that plays an eclectic mix of  old rock and roll, blues, hillbilly rock and rockabilly music.

Saturday July 12
11:00am River Pigs
1:00pm Travis Ehrenstrom
3:00pm Greg Botsford & The Journeyman
5:00pm The Rum and the Sea
6:30pm Chiringa
8:30pm Franchot Tone
Tone fills the speakers with warm guitar strums, enchanting melodies and an easygoing enjoyable vibe. Rock solid drumming and production skills make for a sound bound to intrigue.

Sunday July13
11:00am Hilst and Coffrey
12:30pm Rileys Range Benders
2:00pm Grit & Grizzle
3:30pm Burnin’ Moonlight

Summerfest 2014

A 24 year tradition in Bend, Oregon. We are thrilled to be sponsoring the event again this year. Great music throughout downtown Bend starting Friday evening and running through Sunday. For a complete schedule visit C3 Events.

The streets of downtown are packed with food, artists and musicians. Join Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Tetherow on the Gourmet Food and Wine Street. Our Farm, Ranch and Recreation Division will have a fun booth set up for families to enjoy gear from the ranch while our on site photographer captures the moment for free photos. Experience Tetherow with interactive golf demos on Saturday and photo ops with equipment from the pro shop on Sunday. Watch videos of the community, schedule a tour to view it or register to win a night stay at the newly completed hotel.

And of course…….explore Central Oregon Real Estate with one of our brokers throughout the weekend.

First Friday Art Walk

It has been said that artist Cameron Kaseberg has taken the solvent transfer process of image making in directions no other artist working today has imagined. He has developed the once obscure process, brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauschenberg, to new levels of expressiveness.

In the Northwest regional exhibits and art fairs, Kaseberg’s works have been received with enthusiasm for their inventiveness. We are incredibly pleased to have him showing at our downtown office this month. His work looks stunning on our walls. The solvent transfer process involves “borrowing” ink and subject matter from various printed media as well as his own photos and graphics, chemically disolving them and transferring the image onto a new surface. Much as a photographer can manipulate the camera image in many ways, the solvent transfer can be changed, arranged, composed and continually altered to express the artist’s aims. Additional treatment with drawing or painting techniques may contribute to the uniqueness of each of Kaseberg’s works. Although called transfer prints, each is one of a kind.

What Kaseberg expresses in his work is based on his background of having been raised on a ranch in North Central Oregon, having been educated in excellent schools and having lived long enough to reflect on life through his art in ways that seem to appeal to the many who collect his work. Please join brokers John and Sandy Kohlmoos at our downtown office, 821 NW Wall Street, Bend from 5pm-9pm to welcome Cameron. His show will be with us throughout the month of July.

Welcome David Dunn

We are very pleased to announce David Dunn as the latest addition to our team of exceptional professionals. David brings with him 24 years of experience in Bend real estate, selling residential, commercial and multi- family properties. David will office from our flagship office in the Old Mill District, 650 SW Bond Street and can be reached at 541.390.8465.

Central Oregon Magazine Now Available- Summer Edition

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that the Summer Edition of our Central Oregon magazine, Extraordinary Living is now available. With so much to do and see this time of year in an area so loved, we are excited to present several expanded feature sections covering local happenings and upcoming events.
Summer Edition Photo
Explore Summerfest in Bend this July or experience local music at Peak Summer Nights at the Athletics Club of Bend and enjoy one of the many lakes in Central Oregon recommended by one of our brokers. In this edition you will also find amazing local architecture and design as well as outdoor living at it’s finest and of course stunning homes for sale in Pronghorn, Tetherow, Northwest Crossing, Sunriver, Sisters and more! Click here to read or stop by one of our offices in Bend, Sunriver or Sisters to pick up a copy.

It’s Hard Not to Love Bend, Oregon

There are so many amazing things about summers in Bend, Oregon. Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, sunshine, endless blue skies, farmer’s markets, outdoor movies and music. The summer concerts that take place all over the region are fantastic.
Travel & Leisure Magazine has recently ranked the Les Schwab Amphitheater as one of America’s Coolest Music Venues. We certainly agree!

In 2014 the concert line up includes many local favorites such as the Dave Mathews Band, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Michael Franti and Cake. But let’s not forget the many local and national artists and groups that play throughout the summer as part of the Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Series. A great venue that is holding company with some national treasures. The full article can be read here.

First Friday Bend- June Artist Spotlight: Artist Barbara Hudin

First Friday Art Walk is an iconic downtown Bend event that we love participating in. We have the pleasure of featuring amazing local artists each month at our downtown office at 821 NW Wall Street. In June we welcome Barbara Hudin. Show opens June 6th from 5pm-9pm.
Barbara’s art is simply captivating, creative and widely complex. Her medium is metal, inks, pigments and wood all in a very unique style which she describes as experimental printmaking and encaustic painting. In encaustic painting, Hudin collects pigments that are ground and mixed with molten dammar resin, beeswax and other waxes to create a liquid or paste. Using a propane torch and an electric tacking iron, she creates an image by fusing the layers of paint onto a birch or oak panel.
Hudin studied printmaking and drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, yet she learned much of the process by experimenting, and from other artists. Her current techniques are very much self taught. We are looking forwarded to having them grace the walls of our office next week!
Barbara’s show will be on display throughout the month of June.

Central Oregon Association of Realtors Open House Weekend Coming Soon !

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to be to participating in the Central Oregon Association of Realtors® Open House Weekend on May 31st-June 1, 2014. We have a number of  fantastic Central Oregon properties open this coming weekend.

Purchasing a home is definitely one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and deciding on a particular house can be difficult.  Forty five percent of recent buyers used open houses as a way to narrow down their choices and find the perfect  home in the perfect area.  To assist homebuyers in this process, we will be holding open houses all weekend long as part of the 2014 Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Open House Weekend on May 31-June 1, 2014. This is a great opportunity to see a number of homes in different areas as well as meet our brokers!  For a complete list of not only our Open Houses but all Open Houses available for viewing this weekend,  please visit the Open House section of our website. This is a great new feature to help buyers easily find homes that are open throughout the year.
What a great time to hold this event. Early summer is a perfect time to begin a search for a home in Central Oregon because schools have concluded for the year and the weather is perfect showing the indoor and outdoor features of homes. Currently on the list for this event are homes in NW CrossingTetherowPronghorn and Awbrey Butte.  Should be a great weekend!

Pronghorn Expansion


Pronghorn is pleased to announce comprehensive plans for a new multi-million dollar resort development that enhances the property through additional resort accommodations, new spa and other amenities. The centerpiece of the new development is the 105-room hotel, Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort. The Lodge is named after the Huntington Trail which was constructed in 1867 and runs through the western edge of the Pronghorn property.
SB Architects of San Francisco, a recognized leader in the design of high-end hospitality destinations, will design Huntington Lodge as well as the expansion of the Auberge Spa at Pronghorn. Bend’s own Sun West Builders will complete construction of the Lodge, scheduled to begin in April, 2014 and to be completed in May, 2015.
The Auberge Spa at Pronghorn will be expanded to enhance the existing amenities at Pronghorn. The Spa will include five treatment rooms and a couple’s suite as well as new reception area, changing rooms and indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms. When complete, the Auberge Spa at Pronghorn will double in size to over 4,000 square feet. The Spa enhancements are scheduled to be completed in conjunction with the Lodge construction and be available for member and guest use in May, 2015.

Central Oregon Weather

300 Days of Sunshine

Looking for warm, but not oppressively humid? How about snow without bitter cold? Do you like sunshine? If you said yes to any of these questions, then Bend is the place for you.
Bend is nestled into the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains at an elevation of 3,623 feet. The Pacific rains that pummel Portland and Seattle hit the mountains and drop their moisture, providing the abundant snow that make Mt. Bachelor a premier skiing location, but buffering towns this side of the Cascade range from all that precipitation.
So, leave your umbrella behind. Annual rainfall in Bend is only about 12 inches, with about 34 inches of snow that tends to melt soon after it falls.
Little rain means few clouds and no humidity. The sun shines brightly in Central Oregon, but the temperatures are moderate. In the middle of summer highs usually are in the 80s or 90s, and without humidity, any spot of shade is enough to cool off. Come evening, temperature usually drops 20 or 30 degrees. Sleeping is easy when crisp, clean breezes blow through open windows.
The northerly latitude also ensures long summer days. In the winter, when the days are shorter, clear skies provide lingering glow after sunrise and sunset.
The value of clear air and sky doesn’t end when the sun goes down, either. Head out into the desert or up into the mountains for some stargazing. When’s the last time you were able to see the Milky Way so clearly?
Some people might call Bend’s weather boring. We call it perfect.