Central Oregon Real Estate News

 

Sept. 5, 2018

Custom home in Crosswater Golf Club for Sale by Tuttle & Tuttle

$1,049,000

56750 Nest Pine Drive, Bend, OR 97707 (MLS # 201808895)

(all data current as of 1/8/2019)

Posted in Featured Listings
Sept. 3, 2018

Buying a Home in the River Rim and River Canyon Estates Neighborhoods in SW Bend

You’ve already fallen in love with Bend. You love being able to hop on your mountain bike after work to throw up some dirt Phil’s Trail and you know the dates of each street festival throughout the year. Finding a new home in the ideal neighborhood plays a big role in your home buying process whether you’ve lived here for years and you want to find a new house in Bend or you plan on relocating from out of town. We encourage you to consider real estate in southwest Bend and specifically the River Rim and River Canyon Estates neighborhoods, which both specialize in creating a desirable place to live.

River Rim

You’ll find River Rim nestled off of Brookswood Boulevard in southwest Bend. The River Rim development includes 456 residential lots, a three-acre community park and a smaller commercial zone. The neighborhood backs up to the Deschutes River, which allows you to enjoy stunning views of the water, the natural environment and the wildlife that calls this area home. Within River Rim, discover a five-acre wildlife park operated by Bend Parks and Recreation.

The homesites at River Rim include lush, landscaped yards, parks with plenty of playground equipment, and a wide selection of single-family homes with access to the Deschutes River. Many of the homes in River Rim include convenient access to the Deschutes River Trail, which leads you to the historic and active Old Mill District.

River Canyon Estates

River Canyon Estates provides residents with an outdoor-oriented community with luxurious homes sites along the rim of the Deschutes River. Enjoy being walking distance to the Deschutes River Trail, as well as three different parks maintained by Bend Parks and Recreation. The community also includes a “lodge-style” clubhouse for residents with an exclusive fitness center, tennis court, swimming pool, children’s wading pool and great room with a full kitchen, bar seating and cozy leather couches near the fireplace. Residents spend time gathering at the clubhouse and residential life in the neighborhood includes endless outdoor activities.

River Canyon Estates operates under a homeowner’s association that is managed by a five-member board of homeowners elected by the community. Living in River Canyon Estates includes stunning luxury homes set in a lush and beautifully maintained natural setting with incredible views of the river and the mountains.

Schools

Residents choosing to live in the River Rim and River Canyon Estates neighborhoods send their school-aged children to:

  • Elk Meadow Elementary School
  • Cascade Middle School
  • Summit High School

All of the schools close to River Rim and River Canyon Estates have everything your child needs to succeed and become a well-educated student.

Brookswood Meadow Plaza

Residents enjoy dining out and shopping at Brookswood Meadow Plaza, located near both River Rim and River Canyon Estates off of Brookswood Boulevard. Brookswood Meadow Plaza features a grocery store, C.E. Lovejoy Market, a variety of restaurants, services and a coffee shop.

C.E. Lovejoy’s offers quality meats, fresh produce, freshly baked goods, local dairy products, a full-service deli and a wide selection of beer and wine. C.E. Lovejoy’s also hosts a beer and wine garden in the summer months with live music and food carts. This neighborhood market creates a true sense of community in southwest Bend. Residents living in River Rim and River Canyon Estates enjoy the close proximity to a variety of dining options in Brookswood Meadow Plaza including Local Slice pizza and Mexican food at the always delicious La Rosa.

Why Choose River Rim and River Canyon Estates

As realtors, we have helped clients buy and sell real estate throughout Central Oregon and we consider River Rim and River Canyon Estates to be two of the better neighborhoods with newer construction on the westside of Bend. You’ll see people who live in River Rim and River Canyon hiking and mountain biking the scenic Deschutes River Trail and dining and shopping in the Old Mill District and in Downtown Bend. Enjoy concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater during the summer months, accessible via short bike ride from your home in River Rim or River Canyon.

When lifestyle and luxury top your list of requirements in a Bend neighborhood, look no further than River Rim and River Canyon Estates in southwest Bend, Oregon. Contact Scott and me for more information about properties currently available for sale in these wonderful southwest Bend neighborhoods.

Posted in Community News
Aug. 29, 2018

Why You Should Work with Bend Realtors Scott and Robyn Tuttle

Calling all Portland and Willamette Valley real estate agents! Do you have clients selling their homes in the Portland area and looking to relocate to Central Oregon? Bend realtors Scott and Robyn Tuttle specialize in relocation and will take excellent care of your clients who wish to move to Central Oregon. We offer a great referral fee when realtors outside of the region who send their clients to us when it comes to buying real estate in Central Oregon.

Why Work With Us

Aside from a referral bonus, brokers love to partner with Scott and me for many reasons. We have been in the top two percent of all real estate sales in Central Oregon every year since 2014. We consistently perform in the top of all Bend realtors in all market conditions, which makes us a clear choice to help your clients find real estate in Central Oregon.

We’re originally from Portland, which means we know what it’s like to transition from the city to Central Oregon. We consider ourselves relocation specialists and know what clients look for when moving to Central Oregon. We’ve also owned investment properties in Sunriver and have a history of working with local property management and vacation rental companies, which gives us an edge over the competition.

Before moving to Central Oregon, Scott and I both had long careers in the finance and tile and escrow industries. We bring executive-level management experience with Fortune 500 companies to our business, where we use our skills in finance, sales, marketing, market analysis and effective communication. While we have an extensive background in finance and real estate, we take great pleasure in uniting the right people with the right homes. We’ve mastered the Bend lifestyle and love passing on our knowledge of the area and using our skills to help others find their dream home in Bend, Sunriver or Redmond.

We’re Bend Realtors Who Will Take Care of You and Your Clients

We’re skilled negotiators, home stagers and marketers who specialize in waterfront properties, golf course properties, investment properties and relocation. As personal investors ourselves, we know the ins and outs of the business and can assist your clients in finding the ideal investment property for their lifestyle and revenue requirements. We have the experience necessary to help our clients find their dream homes and we pair that with personality and an unbeatable working relationship with our clients. When you refer your clients to Scott and me for your clients seeking Bend realtors, we’ll thank you with a great referral fee. Let’s connect to create an ongoing referral partnership that works for all parties involved.

Scott and I have partnered with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which provides us and our clients with world-class resources when it comes to acquiring real estate in Central Oregon. We would love to chat with you further about a referral partnership and how we can help your clients realize their dreams of owning property in Central Oregon. Contact us for more information and to start the conversation.

Posted in Community News
Aug. 21, 2018

Exclusive urban living at the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend Oregon available from Tuttle & Tuttle

Price Reduction $595,000

Exclusive urban living at the heart of the Old Mill District. Single level unit boasts updates throughout including fresh paint, new flooring, kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and elegant finishes. Two master suites, private balcony, beautiful common spaces, heated/secured underground parking and private courtyard all make for luxurious living just steps from Old Mill shopping, dining and more. This home is a must see.

Aug. 6, 2018

Moving to Central Oregon | Your Guide to Becoming a Local

Scott and I were lucky enough to move to Central Oregon in 2009 after getting married here in 1991, and then having vacationed in the area for many years and enjoying a second home in Sunriver. Sometimes while I’m driving around, I still feel like I’m on vacation, which is a good thing. The glow that attracted us to Central Oregon still permeates through our daily lives and that same sentiment can be shared by many of the transplants to the area. Scott compares living in Central Oregon to the feeling of being an ex-pat — no one is a stranger and the sense of community is strong throughout the region.

After you’ve decided on moving to Central Oregon, be it with your family, retirement or a solo adventure to pursue the great outdoors, you may wonder how to blend in with and become a local. Many people call Central Oregon home and even though the area has grown to include many transplants, it’s easy to come a local in welcoming Central Oregon.

Becoming A Local

You’ve move into your new home, bought a kayak rack for your car and invested in a puffy jacket — all surefire ways to becoming a Central Oregon local. Now, it’s time to integrate with the locals and become one yourself. Where to start? Read like the locals do — local newspapers The Source Weekly and the Bend Bulletin are great resources for transplants to Central Oregon. Read about local politics, community gatherings, festivals, concerts and events that will help you integrate into the local scene. In fact, The Source Weekly publishes a locals issue once a year that can be your go-to guide for moving to Central Oregon. This year’s issue even included a fun “Local’s Bingo” card.

Tune in to local radio stations and listen like a Bendite. 92.9 FM plays alternative rock, 101.7 plays adult contemporary jams and you’ll also discover an array of country music stations. KPOV is the local, non-profit radio station, connecting the community.

Making Friends and Building Your Network

For many people, one of the hardships of moving to a new city comes in making new friends and building a network. In Bend, there are many different ways to connect with new people and build your network — be it social or professional.

Meetups — Many transplants and locals looking for new friends and people will similar interests turn to Meetup.com to engage with others seeking similar relationships and activities within the community. Are you a woman seeking other women to mountain bike with? There’s a Meetup for that.  There’s a Meetup for that. Retiring and wanting to make friends to spend your time with? Food, wine and art?

Professional Organizations — Others want to build their professional network in Bend and joining local networking groups aids the process. Try attending the Beers and Business Cards events, which take place at local businesses throughout the region. You’ll also find a chapter of the Young Professionals Network in Bend, which brings together professionals under 40 for networking and social events. The Bend Chamber of Commerce also hosts regular mixers and functions for professionals throughout the region.

Wherever you choose to spend your free time, however, you choose to do so, you’ll find friendly faces around every corner. Striking up a conversation with fellow skiers in the lodge at Mt. Bachelor can lead to lifelong friendships.  No one is a stranger!

Dining and Craft Beverage Culture

Trying to blend in and become a local? When it comes to dining and craft beverage culture, you’ll find becoming a local to be both tasty and refreshing.

South

On the South end of town, locals love dining on fresh, organic meals prepared at Wild Oregon Foods. They also have a delicious cocktail menu and put on special events like their amazing Mother’s Day Brunch. La Rosa serves incredible Mexican food in two locations in Bend, the southernmost location located in the Brookswood Meadow Plaza. Here, you’ll also find C.E. Lovejoy’s Market, a locally owned grocery store with a great beer selection and locally sourced goods.

West

On the popular westside of Bend, dining and drinking hit their stride. From pub food to creative wraps, you’ll find something delicious to appease your palate. Try Brother Jon’s Public House or 10 Barrel Brewing’s flagship brewpub on Galveston Ave. The Victorian Cafe serves one of the best brunch menus in Central Oregon and you can get tasty BBQ down the street at Baldy’s BBQ. Over on Newport Avenue, try world fusion at Spork, grab a locally roasted latte from Backporch Coffee Roasters and shop at one of Central Oregon’s favorite locally owned grocery stores — Newport Ave. Market.

Downtown

Downtown you can find the Deschutes Brewery Public House as well as Bend Brewing Company when it comes to craft beverages. Love Thai food? Wild Rose serves incredible Northern Thai cuisine and Toomies specializes in the Pad Thai you’re used to. Bos Taurus and The Blacksmith satisfy your desire for high-end steak dinners, while Lone Pine Coffee Roasters and Crow’s Feet Commons will meet your needs for caffeine. More of a dive bar fan? Head over to the M&J Tavern, a Bend staple for more than 70 years. Downtown also hosts a variety of festivals and events, including the popular First Friday Art Walk. Ask us about the hidden treasure, CHI.

North

As Bend continues to grow, more and more options become available for dining, drinking and culture. Bend’s Northside has become home to a variety of breweries and restaurants. Just north of Downtown you’ll find the newly opened Boneyard Brewing Pub. Off of Empire Ave., try the pizza and hot sandwiches from The Backyard and the newest 10 Barrel Brewing Pub. The Cascade Village Shopping Center brings you delicious Mexican food at El Rancho Grande and sushi from Shinsei.

East

The booming east side of Bend includes Worthy Brewing, which has their own Hopseveratory (yes, a brewery with a telescope and observatory). Close to St. Charles Hospital on the eastside you can dine at local favorites including Jackson’s Corner and the newly opened food cart lot On Tap. Looking to buy fresh produce? Head to Whole Foods on the eastside as well as the weekly Bend Farmer’s Market (open May through October).

Now that you know where to dine like a local, get out there and start trying some Bend staples — the Buffalo Mac from Brother Jon’s Public House, an Ocean Roll from Sparrow Bakery, one of the many tasty and award-winning brews from local breweries.

Outdoors and Recreation

The best way to become a local comes from getting out and exploring. Sure, you can ride your mountain bike at Phil’s Trail and ski and snowboard at Mt. Bachelor, but there’s more to Bend than these local hot spots. Cascade Lakes Highway includes a large number of lakes and trails to explore. For those seeking less adrenaline and more casual recreation — walk the Deschutes River Trail from the Old Mill District or enjoy a lite evening hike up Pilot Butte. Hop on your paddleboard and enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of Central Oregon on one of the area lakes or in the middle of town as you paddle up the Deschutes River.

Moving to Central Oregon

In order to become a local, you first have to put a plan into action for moving to Central Oregon. Scott and I can assist you in finding the perfect home base for all of your Central Oregon adventures. Whether you prefer living on the south end of town in the River Rim neighborhood or you want to be in the heart of activity on the west side, we can help you find the ideal home for your lifestyle. Once you’re here, we have no doubt you’ll have no problems blending in and becoming a Bend local with ease.  Scott and Robyn Tuttle 541-408-0067

Posted in Community News
Aug. 6, 2018

Experience Truly Unique Living at Vandevert Ranch

Vandevert Ranch features astounding quality, security and endless privacy, making this unique custom log home community one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Central Oregon. Twenty ranch owners share 350 acres of common land on both banks of the Deschutes River. Experience exclusive privacy and a close relationship with nature and special opportunities for recreation throughout the Vandevert Ranch community. Residents choosing to make Vandevert Ranch their home benefit from an elevated lifestyle, refined luxury and stunning views of Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountains that make you pinch yourself wondering — is this real life?

History of Vandevert Ranch

Vandevert Ranch boasts a rich and vibrant history in Southern Deschutes County. The original Vandevert Ranch was homesteaded in 1892 by William Plutarch Vandevert, who brought cattle to the ranch, as well as his eight children and schoolteacher wife, Sadie. The original log homestead and one-room schoolhouse are counted among the 33 sites listed as Historic Resources in Deschutes County, and the ranch itself pre-dates the founding of the city of Bend. The Vandevert family lives on the ranch until the 1980s. Grace Vandevert McNellis, William’s granddaughter, no longer lives on the property, but still visits and has published a book, Home on the Vandevert Ranch.

The Vandevert children and grandchildren lived a pioneer-style life on the ranch, drawing water from a hand pump, attending school in the one-room Harper School and heating the house with wood stoves.

In the beginning, the primary business of Vandevert Ranch was cattle wearing the Hashknife brand. The Hashknife brand started in Weatherford, Texas, in the 1870s. Bill Vandevert used the brand in his days as a range foreman for the Aztec Land and Cattle Company in Texas and Arizona. The Hashknife name and brand appear throughout the Vandevert Ranch community, most prominently on Hashknife Road, which bridges the Little Deschutes River and connects the road to the barn.

The modern history if the ranch began in 1988 when Jim and Carol Gardener purchased and restored the Homestead and developed the property into a high-end, luxury gated community. Currently, Vandevert Ranch occupies 400 acres of land 16-miles south of Bend, Oregon, with 18 homesites. The low-density occupancy makes Vandevert Ranch a coveted, private community that draws in the prominent property owners who value privacy, luxury and security.

The new homeowners and HOA at Vandevert Ranch have banded together to protect the ranch even though they have no direct relation to the Vandevert family. Residents living in Vandevert Ranch want the legacy to continue even after all of the Vandeverts have passed and they have a tremendous amount of pride in the community.

Beautiful, Log-Themed Homes

Vandevert Ranch operates with building restrictions that limit, but also provide maximum flexibility for owners in designing their log homes. The original Design Review Guidelines call for homes of log, timber and stone that have been well-crafted. These homes embody the pioneer heritage of the ranch, while expressing the individuality of their owners. Many of the homes within Vandevert Ranch have appeared in Architectural Digest and Log Homes Illustrated. Every home is a luxury log home, in keeping with the history of the original homestead.

Amenities

Living within the gates of Vandevert Ranch grants homeowners access to an immense amount of luxury benefits and amenities. Once inside, everything you ever need will be taken care of without hesitation. Need firewood? Simply call the ranch manager and firewood will be cut and delivered to you. Vandevert Ranch embodies the concept of elegant, rustic luxury.

Enjoy all of the draws of Central Oregon within the 400 acres of Vandevert Ranch. The ranch includes private put-in and take-out spots, which allow you easy access to the Little Deschutes River whether you want to float the river, kayak, fish or swim. With walking and biking trails wind throughout the ranch — you can walk the original trails the Vandeverts would have started out on when traveling into Bend. The ranch itself emanates a certain peacefulness that would be hard to recreate anywhere else on the planet.

The ranch includes complete boarding facilities and care for owner’s horses and dogs. Vandevert Ranch employs an Animal Caretaker as a permanent member of the staff. The facilities include immaculately maintained stables, a riding arena, paddocks, pasture and eight miles of riding trails. These facilities are only available to Vandevert Ranch owners.

Cast out your line for a morning of fishing on the private fishing pond located on the ranch. The 3.2-acre pond is 20-feet deep and is stocked with Rainbow Trout and includes 1,000 feet of shoreline for fly fishing. Owners and visiting guests at Vandevert Ranch can bicycle throughout the property, camp at the on-site teepee, play horseshoes at the barn and enjoy the ambiance around the roaring fire in the firepit that overlooks the Cascade Mountain Range.

Social Scene

In addition to a wealth of amenities, homeowners at Vandevert Ranch enjoy a vibrant social scene. Be as social as you want to be when living at Vandevert Ranch, as the HOA and residents put on a variety of events within the ranch. Play in the annual golf scramble, attend wine tastings and create community within the gates of Vandevert Ranch. The homeownership in Vandevert Ranch is similar to Crosswater, drawing in residents who aren’t pretentious and simply love the Central Oregon lifestyle.

Security and Peace of Mind

Vandevert Ranch proudly maintains an elevated level of security for the residents living within the community. Security and peace of mind draw in residents who value a security-conscious environment. Vandevert Ranch owners often maintain a high level of wealth and the security systems put into place in the community serve to protect the privacy of property owners. Owners from a variety of career backgrounds are attracted to the ranch due to the elevated security consciousness.

Make Your Home at Vandevert Ranch

The ranch environment at Vandevert includes rich plant and wildlife enhanced by the owner’s association’s dedication to preserving the natural beauty and health of the community. Spend warm summer evening sitting around the fire pit sharing stories with friends new and old as you watch a stunning Central Oregon sunset. Ride horses in the riding arena or wander through the eight miles of trails on the ranch. Cast your line out on Rainbow Lake and feast on your catch of the day. Enjoy a truly unique living experience at Vandevert Ranch.

Contact Scott and Robyn Tuttle for more information on properties currently for sale within Vandevert Ranch. Find the place that feeds your soul at Vandevert Ranch, located outside of Sunriver, Oregon.

Posted in Community News
July 29, 2018

Location just steps from the river in Sunriver Resort for sale by Tuttle and Tuttle

$382,000 with $23,000 in annual rental income

Location, location, location! Located in beautiful established area of Sunriver w/ high end homes. Home sits on a .25 lot with large private deck. Short walk or bike ride to the river & all Sunriver Amenities.  This is a very active vacation rental and it’s ready to be yours.

July 24, 2018

Planning to Move to Central Oregon? 20 Annual Events Not to Miss

Central Oregon draws in visitors and potential homeowners every year with an unreplicable glow. Recreation, culture, entertainment, dining, live music, craft beverages and sunshine attract residents to the wonder and awe that have created an incredible place to live, work and play. Some might say if you’re lucky enough to live in Central Oregon, you’re lucky enough. Whether you choose to live in Bend, Sunriver or any of the outlying areas nearby, you will have access to all of the splendors of Central Oregon, including an array of annual events and festivals.

In Central Oregon, we place a high priority on community and create it with annual events that build a special bond shared between friends and neighbors. If you’re considering relocating to Central Oregon, plan your visit during one of these annual events and festival to take advantage of the full community experience. While you’re here, Scott and I can help you find the perfect homes for sale in Bend or Sunriver. Tour stunning homes for sale and experience the wonder that makes Central Oregon a truly unique and attractive community.

Annual Events in Bend and Sunriver

Oregon Winterfest
February — President’s Weekend
Enjoy three days of live music, rail jam, fire pit and ice sculpture competitions, gourmet food and wines, a 5k and 10k run, food vendors, sporting good marketplace, kids area, and Metal Mulisha performances. Oregon Winterfest attracts visitors from all over the region to celebrate winter.

Earth Day Fair and Parade
April — Earth Day Weekend
Each year, The Environmental Center organizes the annual Earth Day Fair and Parade in Downtown Bend. This celebration of the natural world includes live music, food, family-friendly activities and a fun an festival parade featuring adults and children costumed as their favorite plant or animal.

Bend Farmer’s Market
May – October — Wednesdays Downtown, Thursdays at Whole Foods East
Take advantage of seasonal and locally grown produce at the annual Bend Farmer’s Market. The market, a local’s favorite, brings produce, flowers, locally sourced meats, fresh pasta and more to several locations throughout town each week from May through October.

Bend Elks Baseball
June – August — Vince Genna Stadium, Bend
Nothing says summertime like enjoying a hot dog and a cold beverage at the ballpark. The Bend Elks baseball team features college baseball players from across the Pacific Northwest competing each summer. Take advantage of $2 Tuesdays for $2 admission, $2 hot dogs and $2 beers throughout the summer.

Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival
June — Last Weekend in June, Sunriver
Each year, athletes and their families descent upon Sunriver for the annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival. The event includes a variety of athletic events from triathlons to bike tours to kids events and more. Families make a vacation out of the event, which also includes live music, a beer garden, food and sports vendors.

Bite of Bend
June — Downtown Bend
Enjoy regional cuisine and culture at the annual Bite of Bend. The Bite brings together chefs, bartenders, brewers, foodies and local food carts and restaurants for a three-day festival celebrating food from around the area. The event also includes live music, the Bartender’s Brawl, The Beer Run, a root beer run for kids and a Top Chef competition.

July 4th Pet Parade
July 4 — Downtown Bend
In Bend, we know how to celebrate the 4th of July. A variety of events occur annually including the Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival in Drake Park and the Freedom Ride. Each year, the Pet Parade kicks off the festivities. Kids and adults dress patriotically and walk their pets through the streets of downtown Bend.

Munch and Music
July-August — Drake Park, Bend
Every summer, enjoy free concerts in Bend’s Drake Park at Munch and Music. The lineup includes local, regional and nationally touring bands, activities for kids, food vendors and a true sense of community. The annual event takes place during six Thursday evenings in July and August.

Bend Summer Festival
July — Downtown Bend
The annual Bend Summer Festival is my personal favorite event of the year. The festival takes place the second weekend in July and kicks off the summer season with live music, an artist showcase, gourmet food and wine, family fun on the streets, an eclectic marketplace and more. Celebrate the summer season at the Bend Summer Festival on the streets of downtown Bend.

Sunriver Quilt Show
August — The Village at Sunriver
This free event takes place annually in The Village at Sunriver. The Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale showcases over 200 quilts and includes a member’s bazaar, which supports Mountain Meadow Quilters’ educational activities and service projects.

Bend Brew Fest
August — Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend
One of the most popular events in the region, the annual Bend Brew Fest brings together breweries, wineries and cideries for the biggest celebration of craft beverages in Central Oregon. The festival takes place over three days in the middle of August and is all ages until 5pm. Taste brews from all over the country at this special event.

Sunriver Music Festival
August — Bend and Sunriver
The Sunriver Music Festival has been an annual tradition in Central Oregon for decades. The non-profit organization provides a two-week music festival every August featuring classical musicians from across the country. Performances are held in Sunriver at the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort and at the Tower Theatre in Bend.

Art in the High Desert
Late August — Old Mill District, Bend
Each year at the end of August, Art in the High Desert takes over Central Oregon showcasing original art from 115 nationally acclaimed visual artists. Located along the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District you can enjoy art in a variety of mediums.

Sisters Folk Festival
September — Downtown Sisters
The weekend following Labor Day each year signifies the start of the Sisters Folk Festival. Musicians from across the globe decent on Sisters to perform at a variety of venues throughout town. The Sisters Folk Festival is a non-profit organization that supports music and arts education through the Central Oregon community.

Bend Oktoberfest
September — Downtown Bend
The Bend Oktoberfest occurs annually and is a fundraiser for the Bend Downtown Business Association. The event features great beer, games, wiener dog races, beer pong, stein holding competitions, traditional music and more to unite the Bend community.

Uncorked – Sunriver Style
Mid-September — Benham Hall at SHARC, Sunriver
Uncorked brings a two-day wine festival to the SHARC in Sunriver. Uncorked features Oregon wines, cheeses, chocolates, live music and more. Indulge in your favorite treats while dancing the night away to local and regional bands.  

Bend Roots Revival
Last Weekend in September — Deschutes Brewery Warehouse Lawn, Bend
Love live music? This is the Bend event for you! Each year, over 100 local and regional bands perform at Bend Roots Revival, a fundraiser for Bend Roots, a non-profit organization that provides music education throughout Central Oregon. Includes morning yoga sessions, food, beer and entertainment for the entire family.

Bend Fall Festival
October — Downtown Bend
There’s much to love about the Bend Fall Festival including pumpkin carving, gourmet food, live music, a Harvest Market and activities for children. Put your pie baking skills to the test or dine at the innovative food vendors that bring their bites to the festival.

BendFilm Festival
October — Downtown Bend
Love movies? The BendFilm Festival brings independent films to screens across Central Oregon in this annual festival celebrating cinema. Watch movies that will play at other major festivals across the country and by aspiring filmmakers and students.

Bend Christmas Parade
December — Downtown Bend
Will you be visiting in the winter? Kick off the holiday season by attending the Bend Christmas Parade, which takes place at the beginning of December each year.

Plan Your Stay and Check Out Bend and Sunriver Real Estate

There’s always something to do in Central Oregon, which makes any time of year the perfect time to visit and check out Bend and Sunriver real estate. Plan your vacation around one of these great Central Oregon events and Scott and I will find a variety of homes within your price range that meet your needs. Trust us to help you make your dream of living in Central Oregon a reality. Contact us today for more information about Central Oregon real estate.

Posted in News
July 21, 2018

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Rare opportunity to own a luxury log cabin in Sunriver Oregon.

Stunning custom log home nestled in the trees on beautifully landscaped lot with ample privacy. Skillfully crafted log home includes detailed finish work and carved accents. Home features 3 master suites, soaring ceilings, dramatic spiral staircase, 3 fireplaces, screened in porch with golf course views, ample deck space and more. A rare opportunity to own your dream log home within Sunriver proper. Just minutes away from all resort dining, recreation and more.

July 20, 2018

Get to Know Aspen Rim | Renaissance Ridge and Choosing an Ideal Bend Neighborhood

Choosing the idea Bend neighborhood varies with every home buyer. Some residents seek easy access to mountain bike trails, while others want to be located close to great public schools. Potential home buyers considering a new home in Bend do lengthy research to find the ideal neighborhood to meet their specific needs. The Aspen Rim neighborhood in Southwest Bend offers something for everyone with easy access to shopping, dining and recreation as well as homes with newer construction.

Get to Know the Aspen Rim / Renaissance Ridge Neighborhood

The Aspen Rim neighborhood in Bend, Oregon, features newer homes that have been established for over a decade. These well-established homes have shown the strength of their bones compared to the brand new construction happening now. Not to say that brand new construction should be avoided, but the homes in Aspen Rim were built in the early 2000s, prior to the recession. Many of these homes have been around for more than a decade and their strength, function and livability have been proven.

The Aspen Rim neighborhood boasts a convenient location off of Brookswood Blvd. Meet friends and neighbors in the pavilion or take a dip in the refreshing community swimming pool on a hot summer day in Bend. This wonderful area includes a community park and is located in a great school system. You’ll discover established trees and landscaping as well as trailheads leading to the Deschutes River Trail within the Aspen Rim neighborhood.

Brookswood Meadow Plaza

As realtors, we have helped clients buy and sell real estate throughout Central Oregon and we consider Aspen Rim to be one of the better neighborhoods with newer construction on the westside of Bend. In addition to great amenities throughout the neighborhood, residents enjoy dining out and shopping at Brookswood Meadow Plaza. Brookswood Meadow Plaza features a variety of restaurants and services, as well as the popular C.E. Lovejoy Market.

C.E. Lovejoy’s offers quality meats, fresh produce, freshly baked goods, local dairy products, a full-service deli and a wide selection of beer and wine. C.E. Lovejoy’s also hosts a beer and wine garden in the summer months with live music and food carts. This neighborhood market creates a true sense of community in southwest Bend.

Looking to dine out, but don’t want to drive downtown? Residents living in Aspen Rim enjoy close proximity to a variety of dining options in Brookswood Plaza including Local Slice pizza and Mexican food at the always delicious La Rosa.

Brookswood Meadow Plaza also includes a variety of services designed to make your life easier in Central Oregon. Brookswood Animal Clinic takes care of your furry friends in their time of need. Looking to break a sweat? Workout at Snap Fitness or The Daily Method Bend Barre Studio. INJoy Spa and Salon ensures relaxation is only minutes away from home. With a variety of restaurants, services and a full grocery store, Brookswood Meadow Plaza helps make Aspen Rim an ideal Bend neighborhood.

Livability of the Aspen Rim Neighborhood

Aspen Rim boasts an incredible standard of livability, especially for people who have children. Enjoy living in an actual neighborhood with other children, great schools close by and easy access to the Old Mill District, the Deschutes River, downtown and the Deschutes River Trail. Aspen Rim offers more affordable homes for sale compared to other westside neighborhoods. Living in Aspen Rim places you exactly where you want to be in order to enjoy all that the Bend area has to offer.

Take a leisurely bike ride to the Old Mill District where you can catch the latest blockbuster at Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 and IMAX. Access the Deschutes River Trail at trailheads conveniently located within your neighborhood. Residents with dogs love taking them out on the trail for an early evening stroll along the bustling river. Pick up groceries at C.E. Lovejoy’s Market and walk the kids to school at nearby Pine Ridge Elementary School.

You won’t have to travel far to enjoy beautiful Bend nights with friends and neighbors. Convene with friends and family in the heart of the Aspen Rim neighborhood, which features a community park, outdoor fireplace and community swimming pool. You’ll love the ease of access to all of the great amenities the area has to offer when you call the Aspen Rim neighborhood in southwest Bend home.

Buying a Home in Aspen Rim

Are you interested in buying a home in the Aspen Rim neighborhood of Bend, Oregon? Scott and I specialize in helping potential home buyers find the perfect neighborhood to call home in Central Oregon. We can provide more information about the Aspen Rim neighborhood, as well as a variety of other affordable and luxury neighborhoods throughout Central Oregon. Contact the Tuttle’s when seeking Bend realtors to assist you in finding your dream home in Central Oregon.