Spring Festival Moving to new location in 2018

NorthWest Crossing has enjoyed hosting the Spring Festival the past 7 years. The popularity and success of this celebration has outgrown our neighborhood. C3 Events, the producer of Spring Festival, will be announcing the Spring Festival’s new, larger, location, for the 2018 festival season, in the coming months.  We look forward to continue hosting the NorthWest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market which starts June 17th.

Bend, Oregon Spring Festival April 8-10 in NorthWest Crossing

“sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love”
― E.E. Cummings

Viva, indeed! We’re doing spring right in NorthWest Crossing: April 8-10 for the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival presented by The Source Weekly. We’re loving everything about this season of renewal in Central Oregon, and many of us are ready for the warmer weather to arrive. Others are glad for the late snow that promises some great spring riding on Mt. Bachelor. Whatever your feelings are about the weather, there is no doubt that spring is a time for new beginnings, love and…festivals.

The annual NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival is filled with activities for everyone to celebrate the season. The weekend kicks off with the popular Art and Wine Bop from 5-9pm on Friday, April 8 and the rest of the weekend is packed with free live music, great food and drink, and a showcase of the amazing art created right here in the region and beyond.  Everyone is invited to connect with their own artistic side for the much-anticipated sidewalk chalk art competition (sign up required). For kids, the COPA Kids Zone has arts and crafts, music, magic, dance, ponies and, of course, giant puppets. There are too many fun things to list! Click to see the full line-up!

We hope you’ll join us! Springtime is lovetime, and we’d love to celebrate with you.


NWX Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bend Oregon

We are looking forward to our annual tree lighting ceremony in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood center. Will this be the year the weather cooperates? From sub-zero temps to freezing rain, we’ve lighted our big tree each year and stayed warm at heart with our friends and neighbors (and Santa, of course). This Thursday will be no different as the big guy is joined by the Bend Fire Department to switch on the sparkling lights – all to the sound of holiday music sung by the Summit High Jazz Choir. Kids can explore the ladder truck while sipping on free hot cocoa.

Once again, we are sharing the spirit of the season by supporting Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express, which distributes food to needy families throughout the city. Please bring a non-perishable food item donation and you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several NorthWest Crossing Gift Baskets stuffed with merchandise and gift certificates from NorthWest Crossing businesses.

Join us THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 at 5:45 pm. You won’t miss the big truck right by All Mixed-Up and Little Bite Cafe.

Thank you to High Lakes Health Care for their sponsorship of this fun family event! Happy holidays everyone!

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NWX Event Guide is Now Available

NWX Crossing Summer Events Guide 2015-1The summer event season in NWX is just around the corner! We have many special things planned for you in the ‘hood in the coming months, and our jam-packed summer event guide proves it! Check it out in the June 11th issue of The Source or just click on the handy dandy link to view the online version. And mark your calendars for the Farmers Market kickoff weekend, Kids Crit, Munch & Movies, Twilight Tunes and more!

Classic Car Cruise In comes to NWX

CarShow14Final-Poster-JPEGGet ready for some classic car fun in the ‘hood this weekend! This first neighborhood car show will feature great music, tasty eats and some seriously amazing cars! Best of all, proceeds benefit the Skin Cancer Awareness.

Every year skin cancer touches the lives of millions of people. Did you know that Oregon has the 5th highest rate of melanoma in the United States? Or that Oregon has the 8th highest death rate from Melanoma?

Through the personal impact that skin cancer has had, the NWX Cruise In idea was born, and is sure to be a huge hit for years to come.

We are taking over NorthWest Crossing and bringing in some of the most amazing classic cars in Central Oregon for you to see. There will be lots of information regarding melanoma, the effects, and more importantly the prevention of this disease at the event.

So bring the whole family! Located right on NW Crossing Drive in the heart of the neighborhood center. 10am – 3:30pm. FREE.

Munch & Movies is back at Compass Park!

Pass the popcorn and snuggle under the stars at the annual Munch & Movies series taking place in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park this summer. We’ve got a stellar line-up of great family-friendly movies that are sure to entertain and delight! Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6pm, movie begins at dusk. Be sure to bring a jacket and blanket (or low-profile chair). Food vendors will be available to provide refreshments.

2014 Munch & Movies Season

Gravity August 22nd
Gravity (PG-13)

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.






FrozenAugust 29th
Frozen (PG)

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.





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Sleepless in Seattle (PG)

A recently-widowed man’s son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.






Lego MovieSeptember 12th
The Lego Movie (PG)

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.


First Farmers Market of the Season June 28th, 10am – 2pm

FM_berry_fingers_smIt’s finally here! The best dang Farmers Market in Central Oregon kicks off today from 10am – 2pm in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center. Join your neighbors, family and friends for some fresh, organic produce, locally-sourced meats and cheeses, bountiful bouquets, tasty treats and unique, hand-crafted items. The market stage opens with the sounds of Meguel DeAlonso Group and a Market Spotlight demonstration by Jem Raw Chocolate. Learn more by visiting our new Farmers Market website!

Indigo Girls coming to Hullabaloo!

Indigo_Girls_cu_webNorthWest Crossing is thrilled to welcome Grammy-winning folk-rock duo, The Indigo Girls to the Hullabaloo Mainstage on June 27th! The Indigo Girls’ career has spanned nearly three decades and includes tours across the country. This headlining performance is one of many live musical acts on the Hullabaloo mainstage starting at 4pm. Hullabaloo is FREE and open to all ages. For more information, please visit our Hullabaloo Street Festival page.

Celebrating Spring!

Spring Festival Fine Art Vertical_webWhile spring in Central Oregon can be fickle, we cheer on determined green buds on the trees and and relish in every sunny day this time of year. We celebrate the arrival of spring (often wearing down jackets and beanies) with the annual NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival, coming April 11 – 13th.

This streets of NorthWest Crossing will come alive as we utilize art, food, spirits, music and family-oriented activities to usher in spring.

See the complete event schedule and details here.

2nd Annual NWX Tree Lighting Ceremony

In the spirit of the holiday season, NorthWest Crossing invites you to our 2nd Annual Tree Lighting celebration. This festive evening features the Summit High Choir singing carols of the season, a Bend Fire Department ladder truck, and of course, the “Big Guy” Santa himself! We will light the tall Ponderosa pine located between Little Bite Café and All Mixed-Up on NW Crossing Drive. Free hot cider and hot chocolate, provided by NorthWest Crossing and Little Bite Café!

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express, which distributes food to needy families throughout the city. If you bring a food item donation, you’ll receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win one of several NWX Gift Baskets, featuring items and gift certificate from neighborhood businesses!

Thank you to the following businesses who have contributed to this event:
All Mixed-Up
American Licorice
Bend Your Body
BMC Back & Neck Clinic
Kimberly C. Klein, DC
Portello Winecafé
Little Bite Café
Sara Bella
Ty from LOOK! Salon

Final Munch & Movies of the Season… Oz, The Great and Powerful

Oz The Great and Powerful

September 6th
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

Pre-movie entertainment provided by Lexsey Lanzotti and Past County Lines.

Join us for outdoor movies in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park for Munch & Movies. This popular 4-week series includes music, food, kid fun and a family-friendly flick on the (really) big screen. Bring a jacket and a blanket (or low-profile chairs) and get ready for some fun! Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. FREE! Food vendors will be on-site to provide a variety of dining options.

Throwback Week at Munch & Movies!

Breaking Away 2

August 23rd
Breaking Away (PG)

This week’s NorthWest Crossing Munch & Movies is “Breaking Away”, a 1979 classic about a small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team and vies for the affections of a college girl.

Pre-movie entertainment provided by The Seasons. Bring the kids out for a chance to screen print their very own T-shirt with Crows Feet Commons! Want to take a group ride to the park? Meet at Crows Feet Commons downtown before the show and take a group ride to the park! And… bring your bike and bike helmet to our bike decorating station!

Join us for outdoor movies in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park for Munch & Movies. This popular 4-week series includes music, food, kid fun and a family-friendly flick on the (really) big screen. Bring a jacket and a blanket (or low-profile chairs) and get ready for some fun! Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. FREE! Food vendors will be on-site to provide a variety of dining options.

Brave on the Big Screen

BraveAugust 16th Movie: BRAVE (PG)

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Why spend a beautiful Central Oregon summer evening indoors watching a movie? Join us for outdoor movies in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park for Munch & Movies. This popular 4-week series includes music, food, kid fun and a family-friendly flick on the (really) big screen. Bring a jacket and a blanket (or low-profile chairs) and get ready for some fun! Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. FREE! Food vendors will be on-site to provide a variety of dining options.

Twilight Tunes in Compass Park… don’t miss it!

f TwlilightTunes2013It’s that time again… the 7th Annual Twilight Tunes starts July 23rd and for three weeks, brings music, food and laughter to Compass Park.

The season kicks off with Necktie Killer on July 23rd, followed the next week by Rob Fincham on July 30th. The season concludes with Betty Berger and her Big Band on August 6th. Each concert takes place in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park from 6-8pm. And for just $6, you can get a plate for the Taste of NWX buffet featuring foods from La Rosa, Thai Thai, portello winecafe, Tate & Tate, Carrot Top Catering and Sweet Pie. What a deal!

This year’s event, brought to you by the NWX Biz Association, benefits Healthy Beginnings. It’s sponsored by Greg Welch Construction, Umpqua Bank, K2 Environmental, Bend Furniture & Design, BMC Pediatrics, NorthWest Crossing, G5, ProCFO and Stand on Liquid. See you at the Park!

2013 Munch & Movies Slate Announced!

A summer tradition is back this August! Join us for Munch & Movies in Compass Park for free family-friendly flicks on the big screen. We just announced the movie line-up which includes some new favorites and even a classic throwback that all ages will enjoy. For more information on the series, visit our Munch & Movies page…

BraveAugust 16th
Brave (PG)

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.


Breaking Away 2August 23rd
Breaking Away (PG)

A 1979 classic about a small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.



life of PiAugust 30th
Life of Pi (PG)

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.


Oz The Great and PowerfulSeptember 6th
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

2013 Farmers Market kicks off June 29th!

PrintYour summer Saturday ritual is back! The NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market, presented by The Garner Group has a little something for everyone. Of course, there’s fresh produce, locally-raised organic meats, cheeses and eggs, and handmade items to shop for. There’s even some tasty eats and cool brews (so why not stay a while?). Tunes by an eclectic mix of artists on the Market stage. Oh, and a line-up of great guest chefs, informational demos and more during our Market Center Spotlight. Kids will love the pony rides and petting zoo featuring bona fide farm animals!

It’s a great time you won’t want to miss! Every Saturday, June 29 – September 21 from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive. Learn more here

Blind Pilot Band to Headline 2013 Hullabaloo!

NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, presented by Bend Memorial ClinicThe 2013 NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, presented by Bend Memorial Clinic is coming up on Friday, June 28th. This year’s Hullabaloo Street Festival Mainstage headliner is BLIND PILOT.

We Are The Tide, the sophomore album from Portland-based band Blind Pilot, follows the band’s grassroots break-out debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, which has sold over 65,000 units to date and was featured in NPR’s “Best Music of 2008” roundup. Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, OR during the spring of 2011, the new album was produced by the band and Skyler Norwood and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket).  Blind Pilot began in 2007 when Israel (vocals, guitar) and Ryan (drums) embarked on a West Coast bicycle tour playing mostly to unfamiliar listeners at small-town venues. The band now exists as a 6-piece ensemble featuring fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet). In the years since its inception, the band has toured with various world-renowned musicians including The Decemberists, Josh Ritter, The Low Anthem, Laura Viers and Andrew Bird and appeared at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Additionally, multiple music placements have recently aired in episodes of “Chuck,” “Covert Affairs” and “One Tree Hill.” They recently performed on The Ellen Show earlier this year as one of her favorite bands.

Their act will begin at around 8:30 on Friday, June 28th at the NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, preceded by several other musical acts:

Boxcar Stringband – 4pm

Sara Jackson-Holman – 5:30pm

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees – 7pm

The Hullabaloo mainstage line-up is presented by The Garner Group.

See all of the Hullabaloo happenings here

2013 NWX Event Calendar Announced!

Street festival, triathlons and movies, oh my! Look ahead to all the fun we have planned in 2013 (with more to be announced)…

2013 Event Calendar
visit www.nwxevents.com for detailed information.

NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival
April 13 – 14, 2013

NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo
Friday, June 28, 2013

NorthWest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 29 – September 21, 2013

Tour des Chutes Cycling Event
July 13, 2013

COBA Tour of Homes
July 19-21 & 26-28, 2013

Cascade Lakes Relay
August 2-3, 2013

NorthWest Crossing Munch & Movies
Fridays, August 16 – Sept 6, 2013

Leadman Triathlon
Saturday, September 21, 2013

* For event information, including sponsorships and vendor information, please contact Valerie Yost, 541-382-1662 x 103.

For the Love of Music Concert

Friends of Music are proud to present the 4th Annual For the Love of Music benefit concert, Saturday, January 26 at Summit High School.

Back to Central Oregon by popular demand, Friends of Music are excited to present to you the 3 Leg Torso — one of Portland, Oregon’s favorite world chamber music ensembles! Don’t miss out on what has become one of the most fun and exciting concert affairs of the winter season! Arrive at 6pm and expect to be greeted by a lovely reception featuring some of our best student performers as you treat yourself to a delectable selection of desserts and a variety of fun raffle prizes to bid on. Then, at 7pm we will meet in  the auditorium to hear our featured guest artists, the 3 Leg Torso.

The 3 Leg Torso are a quintet of performers whose combined musical talents of violin, cello, accordion, percussion/mallet and acoustic bass, deliver a unique and interesting sound of music influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions.  A uniquely playful, fun & spontaneous group of artists!

Friends of Music are pleased to be able to offer the Bend community a chance to enjoy such an eclectic musical experience and at the same time support the music programs at Summit High. To learn more about Friends of Music, please visit their website. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monday, December 3rd | 5:30pm
Breezeway between Sage Café & All Mixed-Up

Please join us as we celebrate the season with friends and neighbors. For the first time, we’re lighting the 65’ Ponderosa next to Sage Café. Bring the family and enjoy free hot cider, festive entertainment provided by the Summit High Choir and a visit from Santa himself! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the NeighborImpact Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket for an amazing NWX Gift Basket stuffed with merchandise and gift certificates from NorthWest Crossing businesses.

Holiday Food Drive:
NeighborImpact serves Central Oregon families in need. Let’s show them how generous the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood can be! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the Tree Lighting Ceremony (please click to download a list of needs from NeighborImpact).

When you bring a donation, we’ll enter you in the drawing for an amazing NorthWest Crossing gift basket filled with all kinds of goodies from NorthWest Crossing businesses.We’ll hold the drawing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, so you must be present to win!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fun stuffed into this awesome gift basket:
$10 gift card from Sage Cafe
$50 BendFilm membership with access to the lending library
Jem Raw Chocolates
Wine from Tate and Tate
Laptop case and insulated wine carrier from Umpqua Bank
Gift from La Rosa
Gift card from Pisano’s
Wine and gifts from portello
Large Zipper Pouch from Sara Bella*
Gift card from All Mixed-Up
NorthWest Crossing gear

Food donations for NeighborImpact will be accepted at The Garner Group office through Friday.

Several businesses in the Neighborhood Center will be open late and serving up specials, so please support your local businesses.

Special thanks to:
Summit High Choir
Sage Cafe
Santa (you know who you are!)
The Garner Group
Umpqua Bank
La Rosa
Tate & Tate
Jem Raw Chocolates
Sara Bella*
Pisano’s Pizza
portello winecafe
All Mixed-Up
West Bend Property Company
Lights R Us
Running Tree

Farmers Market Fans say Farewell, Till Next Year…

This Saturday is the close of the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market. This beloved 13-week event is going out with a bang, with lots of fun for everyone!

On the Market Stage, we welcome special guests, Chayag. Since the 1990’s, Chayag has been dedicated to sharing and preserving the ancestral music and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Andes. Founded in Quito, Ecuador, the group has traveled throughout the world participating in festivals celebrating multiculturalism. Using a diverse mix of Andean instruments and rhythms, Chayag will be a fun musical celebration of the season.

We’re also excited to celebrate the tastes of fall. Whole Foods will be at the Market this weekend roasting fresh Hatch Chilies right at the market. And in case you need a little culinary inspiration for using those beautiful chilies, the final Taste of the Season Market Recipe, presented by The Garner Group is Pork Hatch Chili Verde with Posole. The perfect fall comfort food!

We have plenty for the little ones too. Visit the Information Booth and pick up a Market Scavenger Hunt Questionnaire—a fun way to learn about the market and where food comes from. Then, return your completed form to earn a prize for yourself, as well as a seedling for the Westside Village Magnet School’s community garden, donated by Red Tail Farms.

And, it’s BYOB (that would be Bring Your Own Bucket) to the market day. If you want some free compost for your garden beds, visit the garbage/recycling station at the market. Don’t worry, we’ll have some bags on hand, if you forget that bucket at home. There will also be a fun kids activity where kids can decorate their own container to plant fall flowers in.

We hope to see you at the last and best market of the entire season. Our 2013 season will start in late June next year. A big thank you to all the wonderful farmers and vendors who made this year’s event such a huge success! And to our guests and customers who support fresh, local, hand-made products. It’s what community is all about!

Final Twilight Tunes Concert in the Park…

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 21st at 6pm and join your friends and neighbors at Compass Park for Twilight Tunes! This final community concert features the musical chops of Bo Reynolds and Deb Yeager, as well as music by Rob Fincham.

Buy a $6 plate and load up from the flavors of NorthWest Crossing restaurants including All Mixed-Up, Barcelona Sauces, La Rosa, Pisano’s, Portello, Sage Cafe, Tate and Tate and Thai Thai. Dinner proceeds benefit the Family Access Network.

Bring blankets or low chairs and get ready to enjoy good food, good music and good company. Family-friendly event, but please leave your four-legged friends at home.

Hosted by the NWX Biz Association.

Family-friendly flicks coming soon to Compass Park!

Why spend a beautiful Central Oregon summer evening indoors watching a movie? Join us in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park for Munch & Movies. This popular 4-week series includes music, food, kid fun and a family-friendly flick on the (really) big screen. Bring a jacket and a blanket (or low-profile chairs) and get ready for some fun! Movies begin at dusk.

August 17, 6pm
Pre-movie entertainment provided by Apple Siders

The Lorax, Rated PG
Starring Danny Devito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

August 24, 6pm
Pre-movie entertainment provided by Cascade School of Music’s “School of Rock”

School of Rock, Rated PG-13
Starring Jack Black

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

August 31, 6pm
Pre-movie entertainment provided by JLavik Band

Kung Fu Panda 2, Rated PG
Starring Jack Black and Angelina Jolie

Po and his friends fight to stop an peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

September 7, 6pm
Pre-movie entertainment provided by Chris Beland

Hugo, Rated PG
Starring Ben Kingsley & Asa Butterfield

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Yoohoo! It’s almost time for Hullabaloo!

The NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, presented by COUNTRY Financial is right around the corner on June 29th! This unofficial kick-off to summer has it all—music, food, bike races, and a whole lotta fun!

This year’s Hullabaloo mainstage line-up, presented by The Garner Group and Carrera Audi features the talented and outrageous Storm Large, along with a slate of talented musicians from the Pacific Northwest.

To get in the know about this year’s Hullabaloo, jump over to the Hullabaloo page. And make plans to be in NWX on June 29th!

NWX welcomes spring!

NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival
April 13-15, 2012
Presented by The Source Weekly

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It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

2012 Bend Spring Festival Program:

Art & Wine Bop!
Friday, April 13, 6-9pm

Kick off the weekend with the Cascade School of Music Art and Wine Bop! From 6-9pm, CSM faculty will perform, free wine samples will be served, and hand-selected, festival artists will be featured, all within the cozy, warm, and covered confines of various NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center merchants and restaurants. Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool will offer free childcare during the bop. The Drop and Bop Club will be open to 3-10 year-olds from 6-9pm on a first-come first-serve basis. They will have games, stories and activities that explore spring, the environment and the earth. Drop and Bop Club will be located inside Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool at 2689 NW Crossing Drive. 541-390-0396 for more information about childcare.

Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15


Inspired by Bend’s fantastic cycling culture and forward-thinking trendsetters who make art, clothing and function from repurposed materials, we bring you Cycle/Recycle! New to NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival, this theme of art, gear and activities will be seen throughout the festival weekend.

Look for this symbol throughout the festival for Cycle/Recycle related vendors, booths and activities.

Fine Artists Promenade

At the heart of NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival are the artisans and craftspeople that will present a lively mix of original work, including a highlight on imagery and materials derived from cycling and recycling. It is also a great place to start planning ahead for outdoor entertaining with garden art.

Congratulations to Best of Jury 2012 Ryan Beard of Redmond, Oregon!

Featured Artists include:

Jackie Avery, fine painter
Vulture Bicycles
Bend Velo
Union Studio Metalworks, jewelery
Bella Sisters, fiber artist

Other artists include:

Tamara Adams Steve • Bangsund/NorgeBoards • M. Wade Beauchamps/Vulture Cycles • Tracy Curtis/Ballokai • Sierra Gwin • Berta & Rex Heisler • Audrey Kirchner • Celeste & Chuck Largen/Blue Dragonfly • Beth Larsen/Waggletops • Anna Lawrence/Anna’s Haute Aprons • Tiina McDermott/Indiekulture • Dawn Mead/La Petite Savonnerie • Blossom Merz • Lizzy Myers/Shabby Knapsack • Barb Peters • Eric Power/Bend Velo Bike Shop • Jason Quade/Abbey Bike Works • Peter Roussel • KarenLynn Robinson/Bliss Pillows • Francois & Kyla Schneyder • Michael Seeley • Linda Spring • Iain Stone • Tara & Shannon Townsend/Bantam Lane • Tai Vautier • Bradley Wilson/Capricorn Bicycles • Tim Wistrom • Caroline Deitrich • Heather Rose/Rose Garden Whimsies • Joelle Legay/High Desert Lotus

Street Chalk Art Competition
Saturday, April 14

“Pull your best Picasso” by entering the Street Chalk Art Competition (for both adults and kids) and qualify to win one of 6 cash prizes (including $400 prize for the chalk mural voted “best” in the adult category). The space is free, chalk will be provided (although you can bring your own), your images must be appropriate and feature  “spring theme”– you can pre-register with [email protected] – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.

We will once again welcome four professional artists to create street mural exhibition pieces. Kevin Schwarting and Andy Thornton, both of Bend, and Marissa Lopez and Laila Dzene who are both featured artists from the “Art Along the Rogue” festival.

View the Winners of the 2011 Chalk Art Competition

Peak 104.1 Mainstage Performers

Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive, the Peak 104.1 Mainstage features an outstanding lineup of local, regional and national performers. From tribal sounds and soul acoustic to Middle Eastern fusion and hip hop, this free stage of romp-stomping entertainment will implore you to dance all weekend long.

Chris Barron, Lead singer, Spin Doctors
Solo Acoustic
Saturday, April 14 at 11am

Todd Haaby and Sola Via
Nuevo Flamenco
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30pm


Saturday, April 14:
11am   Chris Barron     
1pm  2nd Hand Soldiers             
2:30pm  Katt and Roots Revolution        
4:30pm   Diego’s Umbrella       
6:30pm  Necktie KillersSurprise Fireshow before Headliner!   
8:30pm   Todd Haaby and Sola Via
Sunday, April 15:
11am Five Pint Mary    
1pm Abigail Nyman
3pm  The Oxfords

Spring into Fun Family Area
Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15
Located on the south end of Fort Clatsop

Watch as your children’s jaws drop in amazement when they round the corner to the south end of Fort Clotsap and see our Spring into Fun Family Area. Music, pony rides, ballet dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers, arts & crafts, face painting, not to mention a kids stage, petting zoo, exotic reptiles, rock wall, super bungee, bike rodeo and inflatable rides!

On the musical side of things, The Cascade School of Music will be back with their musical petting zoo and on-site free guitar lessons. The Wacky Percussion Ensemble offers a chance for your kids to play some traditional, and perhaps not so traditional, drums and percussion instruments. Be sure to check out the school’s booth space to make and decorate your own take-home instrument.

Resident Artists from around Bend will be hosting spring-related arts and crafts workshops throughout the weekend. Look for “The Creation Station” schedule and booth space in the kids area to create your own piece of Spring art! Trash sculptures, knee clay bowls and goofy bird masks and more!

For active and adventurous kids, The Bend Endurance Academy returns with their incredibly popular Bike Rodeo, a challenging (but fun!) obstacle course of unusual ramps, rails and maybe even a seesaw. Don’t forget to stop by the Bend Endurance Academy booth to learn more about their youth development programs for cycling and more. For kids on foot, check out the  30-ft. rock wall.

The juggling, stilt-walking, hula-hooping Spinsterz will be back with their wide array of children’s toys. Back again this year, and just in time for spring, is the DD Ranch petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, pony rides and more. Yeehaw!

Afternoon High Tea with the Spring Fairy
Saturday, April 14 at 12pm and 3pm
12pm Seating is now SOLD OUT!

After a wildly popular premiere  last year, Spring Festival will once again host this deliciously endearing tea party for 25. The 8-foot-tall Spring Fairy will read (on stilts!) the newest story from Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, while guests dine on high tea finger foods and mango lemonade from Tate and Tate Catering. Kids should come dressed as mermaids, pirates, princes, princesses and fairies. The top 3 best costumes will win a Fancy Nancy book, signed by the Spring Fairy. Autographed books will also be for sale during the event for $20, cash-only. Tea party tables will be set for a maximum of 25 kids at 12pm and again at 3pm. First-come first-serve basis with pre-registration. Email [email protected] to reserve your seat.

Spring Sunrise Yoga Session
Sunday, April 15 at 10:30am

Help your children welcome spring with a 30-minute yoga and mindfulness session hosted by certified children’s yoga instructor, Brittany Ladd of Mindful Life Yoga for Kids of Bend. The circle of young yogis will be limited to 15 children (the first 15 to sign up) ages 5 and older. The workshop will be held on the kids stage and yoga mats will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Email [email protected] to reserve a mat for your child.

Spring Festival Food Offerings

Philly Style, Parrilla Satellite, Common Table, Taylor’s Sausage, Spork, Dump City Dumplings, Cascadia Kitchen, Veronica Castro’s, T&G BBQ, Famous Kettle Corn, All Mixed Up, Deez Nuts, and Pop Goes the Cake Ball.


NW Crossing Drive from the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive to John Fremont St in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood, and from Ordway Avenue through Fort Clatop Street.

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 Mt. Washington Drive to High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood to access parking.  Parking is available in the merchant lots accessed by both of these streets as well as the High Lakes Elementary School parking lot.


Friday, April 13: 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 14:  11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, April 15: 11 am – 4 pm


We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Saturday  11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.

Street Closures

Northwest Crossing Drive from Mt. Washington to John Fremont St.  Ft. Clatsop St. north and south blocks.  These streets will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, the 13th to Monday, April 16th at 2 a.m

Admission & Parking

It’s FREE.

High Lakes Elementary School, Merchant parking lots (Enter off Mt. Washington at High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue)

Festival Sponsors Include:

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Mid-Week music and fun at All Mixed-Up

All Mixed-Up in NorthWest Crossing is hosting acoustic guitar Wednesday Happy Hours 5-7pm, starting Wednesday the 22nd of February – Blaine Cameron (wonderful and versatile singer, musician who played Billie in Chicago at the Tower last fall) will be a regular, with select Americana open mic nights featuring talented Summit High students (and others!).  Enjoy a cup of soup, smoothie or fro-yo and be sure to check out the Happy Hour specials every week!