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.

Munch and Movies: A Bend Oregon Tradition

Nothing screams summer time in Central Oregon like one of our many outdoor events during the sunny season. Perhaps one of our most beloved family events is Munch and Movies – and the 2016 series starts tomorrow in NorthWest Crossing’s Compass Park. Looks like another beautiful day in Bend, so bring your friends and family down to enjoy Zootopia and get some great grub from the food vendors. This will become your Friday night tradition for the next month! You can come on down to the park as early as 6pm, and then the movie will start at dusk.

Here’s our 2016 lineup!

August 19: Zootopia (PG)

Zootopia is a mammal metropolis, home to many animals. When Judy Hopps  becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. In order to get to the bottom of the case she has to work with a con artist fox who makes her job harder.

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August 26: Guardians of the Galaxy  (PG-13)

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

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September 2: Inside Out (PG)

The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley Andersen who has five personified emotions: joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust. These emotions lead her through her life while her parents move her from Minnesota to San Francisco and she has to go through many life changes.

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September 9: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

Three decades after the Galactic Empire has been defeated there becomes a new threat. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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News Release: New Restaurant “Washington” to Open in NorthWest Crossing

New Restaurant “Washington” to Open in NorthWest Crossing
New dining option in the Bend, Oregon neighborhood features fresh, seasonal food and drinks

August 15, 2016– Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, a mixed-use community on Bend Oregon’s west side, will welcome “Washington” to its dining ranks next month. Located along Mt. Washington Drive, the new restaurant combines traditional with swanky and rustic with industrial for a welcoming feel. They will feature neighborhood cuisine in a traditional American style, as well as beer, wine and cocktails served in the bar. Washington is owned and operated by Ted Swigert, who founded the popular Drake restaurant in 2013 in downtown Bend.

 

Swigert said, “We’re excited to bring all the things people love about Drake to our new restaurant in NorthWest Crossing, with some key differences that will appeal to the neighborhood audience. Our culinary director, John Gurnee, has created a consistent and approachable menu with some fun twists, like daily specials, a raw seafood bar and salads you can build yourself with a variety of toppings. The kids menu will also give families better options for healthy foods and choices for their children.”

 

The focal point of the new space is its indoor-outdoor feel, with large rollup windows in the bar area that open to a spacious patio. The patio will feature a large fire pit, community tables and flat screen TVs, along with bike parking and a convenient “to go” window for those who’d like to eat great food at home. Inside, the open kitchen with a seating bar allows guests to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

 

The design of Washington is a collaborative effort between Swigert and contractor Bob O’Connor, who have built 14 restaurants together in the past 25 years. Sara Hobin and Jennifer Thornton of Style 8 Design were key members of the team tackling interior design, finish selections and styling. Local agency, GB2 developed branding and marketing for both Drake and Washington.

 

“The final product is a comfortable unique space that leans traditional but also features contemporary accents to compliment the beautiful building.  Washington debuts with its own individualized look and feel but also purposely has some elements that give a nod to Drake.  This was a very fun project and we’re excited to watch it come to life even more as the doors open,” says Hobin who also was involved in Drake’s design in 2013.

 

The bar in the Washington will showcase creations from Melanie Ehrlich, who serves as the official “Liquid Therapist” for both Drake and the new restaurant. Not only will the bar be serving local craft beers, a selection of wines and traditional cocktails, but Ehrlich will add in infused drinks with fresh, seasonal ingredients throughout the year.

 

“The stars aligned for us to open in this great location along Mt. Washington Drive, and we are looking forward to becoming a regular stop for both the residents of NorthWest Crossing and all of Bend,” Swigert continued.
Washington is set to open in late summer and is located at 900 Mt. Washington Drive. They will be open from 11am to close on weekdays for lunch and dinner and 10am to close on Saturday and Sunday to include brunch.

 

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Holm Made Toffee

One of our longest running vendors at the Farmers Market, Holm Made Toffee is back for their sixth year in a row. This small, family-run business was started as a hobby by Donna Holm in 2007, and is now run by Donna, who makes all the toffee by hand and her daughter-in-law Randi Holm, who manages sales, marketing and events. Donna is often joined by her other children and grandchildren who like to help, so it is a true family affair.

Over the years, the company has grow slowly but surely through word of mouth. They participate in numerous markets and events across the state and can also be found in 50+ stores in the Pacific NW.

Randi said, “We LOVE the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market because we get to meet lots of new faces each week – as well as see familiar ones. Not only do a lot of Bend locals attend, but also a lot of tourists. We love hearing stories from our customers on why they are purchasing our candy and where it gets to travel. Last year we heard from folks taking it all the way to Europe or even just home down the street!”

In addition, the company has teamed up with many other market vendors on some collaboration projects. Jeff and Juli Labhart from Bonta Gelato use some of Holm Made Toffee’s flavors in their gelato, and so does Addy Mac’s Ice Cream in their toffee flavor ice cream.  Holm Made Toffee also uses dried lavender buds from market vendor Tumalo Lavender in their lavender toffee. Partnerships made in heaven – or at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market as the case may be.

Randi continued, “The market has grown A TON since I first started participating and it has been great to see what new vendors, musical acts and FUN are here in 2016!”

Come down and visit us any Saturday through September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

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NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Bucha Buena Fermentation Creations

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Coming back to the market for its second year, Bucha Buena brings visitors its local, craft kombucha. The company’s brewery is located on Bend’s westside in true micro craft fashion: it’s created in the backyard of owners’ Brooke Moore and Brit Nelson.

Bucha Buena takes local seriously as they only use real fruit to flavor their product, and everything they use is sourced in our home state of Oregon. They are looking forward to sharing their fare with visitors at the Farmers Market, as their brewery is not open to the public. So Saturday is your best chance to try out their kombucha – and more.

They said, “We are excited about the release of our new Sour Series, a hard kombucha that is 4.1% ABV, and aged in oak barrels. Our website will have tap listings for where you can find it around town.”

Come down and visit us any Saturday through September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

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NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Precious Cargo Seafood

Seafood is the perfect fresh and tasty food for summer days in Oregon. Bend company, Precious Cargo Seafood is under new ownership this year – Dawn Mitchell is the new proprietor – and it will be her first year participating in the market.

Her seafood stock changes with the catch, and is updated regularly on her website (she also takes special orders). The company carries 100 percent wild caught seafood, so you can be sure you are purchasing your fish from a sustainable source. Many of her products are flash frozen at sea, which preserves the freshness of the fish. At this year’s market, she will not only be selling a selection of seafood, but also will have live crawdads, along with all the extras – Rik’s Rubs (local company), pasta, bread, batter mixes, marinades, BBQ supplies, planks and everything needed to create a seafood meal. A one-stop shop for a great dining experience!

Mitchell, who is a Central Oregon native, said, “I am really excited to be in the NW Crossing Farmers Market. I can’t wait to meet new people and just enjoy being outside having fun at work!”

Come down and visit us any Saturday through September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

 

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NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: ACME Hot Hog Company

A brand-new food vendor at the market this year, ACME Hot Dog Co brings hot dogs that are anything but run-of-the-mill. ACME offers grilled all beef hot dogs and veggie dogs served on toasted buns with specialty toppings such as creamy homemade mac and cheese topped with bacon, BBQ sauce, and chives.

Brendan Maier, founder of the company, said, “We love all the action at a farmer’s market and we look forward to sharing our hot dogs with Bendites and visitors alike!”

The company was founded earlier this year, and you may have seen their bright red food cart around at various events this spring. Come down and try a dog!

Come down and visit us any Saturday through September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

 

 

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market Vendor Profile: Bonta`  – Natural Artisan Gelato

This NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market vendor got its start at our market back in 2011! So it’s no surprise that Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato is joining us again this season to serve up their handcrafted gelato. Owners Jeff and Juli Labhart pasteurize their own milk and cream, which very few ice cream makers do.

In addition, Bonta grinds their own nuts, makes their own extracts, and processes their own sauces. Where do many of these gelato flavor ingredients come from? Local vendors like Holm Made Toffee, Humm Kombucha, Oregon Spirit Distillers, Tumalo Lavender and Honey, Sturm Berry Farms, Miracle Acre Farm and Rainshadow Organic Farm. Many of these companies are also vendors at the market!

The Labhart’s say, “We love the face to face interaction with our fantastic customers that we get at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market.  It is a well-run event that the whole community supports!”

Come down and visit us any Saturday between June 18 – September 17 from 10am – 2pm.

 

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.

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Make Christmas Beautiful with Ease at NorthWest Crossing

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us! If you are starting to feel stressed, then there are some solutions to make things easier for you – just down the street in our neighborhood center!

  • Hostess gifts: Going to a party and need a thoughtful hostess gift? There’s a wide selection of gifts for the home and more at The Cutest Store Ever. If you’re hosting a party, you can decorate your home to the nines with all of Laurie’s great ideas – just stop by and check out the shop!
  • Children’s gifts: If you’re like us, many of the kids in your life have so many “things” its hard to know what to get them. Experiences! Little Bite Cafe has kids’ cooking classes every season and even hosts parties – call or come in the cafe to find out more. (We’re pretty sure they have some holiday goodies going as well!)
  • Holiday dinner: Tate and Tate Catering has full holiday meals available. Here’s the catch – you need to order by today 12/21. Otherwise, stop by their shop at the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood center for some ready-to-bake casseroles and other savory dishes to help you feed your holiday company with ease. They’re open until 3pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
  • Holiday desserts: The Sparrow Bakery is once again pulling out all the stops and creating some holiday masterpieces just for you. Special order Buche de Noel, apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies, and u-bake croissants now for pick up on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas everyone! Looks like we will be having a white one this year!

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Farmers Market Profile: DD Ranch

If you’re a local, you may best know DD Ranch  in Terrebonne, as a great place for a day of family fun.  The Ranch has a Kids Corral, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Sand Box, DD Dirt Express, Nature Walks, U-pick Flowers, U-Dig Potatoes and seasonally, a  Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lane with Santa.  Schools & Moms groups participate in Spring and Fall Field Trips and Birthday Parties.  The Country Market features home décor by local vendors along with meat, eggs, raw local honey and seasonal produce.

DD Ranch brings part of the fun to the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market each Saturday, where they bring out the Pony Rides and Petting Zoo.  In addition, they offer their 100% grass-fed and finished beef —no hormones, no chemicals, steroids and no grain—and pastured, Heritage Breed pork,  raw local honey and delicious eggs. DD Ranch’s free-range, grass fed beef is some of the best meat in the world! During the growing season, they also bring vegetables, i.e. rhubarb, corn, potatoes out.

“We’ve been participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market for many years,” they said. “We enjoy the priceless expressions on the children’s faces when they interact with animals that they may not otherwise have an opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with.  It also gives us the chance to educate the adults regarding the advantages of eating healthy rather than processed foods.  Overall, it is a great place to have fun and teach families about healthy eating and animals at the same time.”

When Mike and Diann Duggan purchased the ranch back in the late 80s, they wanted to create a place for families to bring their children and learn about ranch life and animals. They extend this mission at the Farmers Market!

They continued, “We encourage you to support your local farmers and ranchers offering healthy and safe produce and meat alternatives for your family.”

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Farmers Market Profile: Humm Kombucha

Bend, Oregon based Humm Kombucha takes pride in making the best tasting kombucha on the planet – without sacrificing any of the nutritional benefits. From the early days brewing in the kitchen; to the company’s newest automated brewery, the focus remains on Humm Kombucha values of Optimism, Healthy Business, Partnership and Quality.

Humm Kombucha is created from lots of love and the highest-grade organic ingredients, making it nature’s perfect energy source.  Each bottle is loaded with antioxidants, probiotics and B vitamins.

 

They say, “We have participated in the the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market since our beginning as Kombucha Mama and have some very fond memories associated with it! We absolutely love this market and all the new and familiar faces we get to see each weekend! The music, the people, and the uniquely wonderful products really make this farmer’s market amazing!”

 

Humm Kombucha was founded by Danek and Michelle Mitchell in Bend, Ore., six years ago as Kombucha Mama, Humm Kombucha rebranded in 2014 in anticipation of rapid expansion. In addition to the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market, Humm can be found in grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores in bottles and on tap throughout the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Arizona, California and Nevada, with further expansion ongoing.

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Farmers Market Profile: Thai on the Fly

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Pimonpan Bentz (Maam), owner of Thai on the Fly, grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. The creations of Maam have originated from her experiences in her family’s restaurants with four generations of chefs. This brings a lot of tradition to her recipes, which have been passed down through the family for a thousand years. She said, “Thai people are proud to have eating and cooking as a very important part of our life. That is what has made Thai food world famous for its extraordinary blend of spices and unique balance of flavors.”

Most days you will find the Thai on the Fly cart in downtown Bend tucked behind Sportsvision on the corner of Bond and Oregon streets. On Saturday, you’ll find this mobile authentic Thai cuisine at our very own Farmers Market!

Maam says, “The NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market has been a wonderful experience for us. We started last year and are so happy to join again. Great music and a wonderful community feeling makes for the perfect venue for some flavorful Thai food. And we can do some shopping at some of the other great vendors at the same time.”

Farmers Market Profile: Holm Made Toffee

Holm Made Toffee is a small, family-run business in Bend, Oregon, which was started by Donna Holm as a hobby once she retired from teaching in 2007. She had been making toffee for decades and it always got rave reviews. Fairly soon, it became a family affair and the company has grown slowly but surely through word-of-mouth and participation in numerous markets and events across the state. You can also find their toffees in 40+ stores in the Pacific NW. While Donna still produces all the batches by hand, her daughter-in-law Randi runs the sales, marketing and events. (They are often joined by her other children and grandchildren who like to help!)

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Every bag of Holm Made Toffee is a work of art. Donna’s been making toffee from her recipe for more than 25 years and it is so good, there’s no need to change it for generations to come! She puts in a combination of Oregon grown hazelnuts, semi-sweet chocolate, butter and sugar for a magical, delightful and sweet result.

Randi said, “This is our fifth summer in a row participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market. We LOVE this market because we get to meet lots of new faces each week – as well as see familiar ones. It is a great connection for us with our ‘fans’ and we love hearing stories from our customers on why they are purchasing our candy and where it gets to travel!”

You can find out more at www.holmmadetoffee.com.

 


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Farmers Market Profile: Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars

Navidi’s started in 2009 with the concept of a small specialty food shop where customers could find unique products and taste them in their store. All of their products can be tasted in the store. Most of their products involve olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salts, teas and pastas. Owner Gabby Navidi is passionate about cooking and teaching people how to cook healthy dishes using the freshest ingredients and they source many of their products from the farmers or producers themselves.

7 Steps to Make the Most of the Farmers Market

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From hot summer days through those cool early fall weeks, the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market is in full swing. Farmers markets are the perfect opportunity to go on a local adventure to find better tasting food, unique products, meet your farmers, and support local businesses, and build community with neighbors and friends. The hustle and bustle of a farmers market can be a bit overwhelming at times, so we thought we’d take the time to share with you our tips for getting the most from your market.

1. Do your research 

Before you head to the farmers market, do some research on what’s in season. Buying in season is not only tastier, it’s cheaper too. You aren’t going to have much luck finding ripe avocados in July or plump strawberries in September, so investigate a little! One of the best parts of shopping at your local market is learning to appreciate fresh, local foods at the height of their natural season.

Use this interactive map to see what’s fresh in your area: 

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2. Time your visit well

Go early, but not too early. Or go late, but not too late. Everyone knows that the best stuff goes FAST. So if you’re looking to get the best pick of the market’s high-demand, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arrive at the beginning of the market. However, sometimes the vendors may discount their produce toward the end of the day, so if you’re on a tighter budget, this may be the best option for you!

3. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bags) 

Most vendors do not supply customers with bags, so come prepared! By bringing your own bags, you are helping to reduce waste. Bring a large basket or bag with handles to carry around your produce, and stick in a few small plastic bags for smaller, more delicate products. Not only is this convenient and environmentally friendly, it makes for a great photo-op! Who doesn’t love the look of a Sara Bella Upcycled tote or NWX Farmers market bag filled with green lettuce, bright berries, and purple zucchini?

4. Bring a cooler 

At the NWX Farmers Market we don’t only sell fruits and veggies, we also some days offer meats, fish, milk, cheese, yogurt, and other foods that require refrigeration. Bringing a cooler will enable you to enjoy the rest of the farmers market after you finish shopping. Just load up the cooler, stick it in your car, and return to the market festivities! After an afternoon full of music, activities, and snacking, you get to return to fresh and cool foods.

5. Talk to the farmers 

If anyone knows what they’re talking about, it’s the vendors. Ask questions and get your answers straight from the experts. Do you spray? What are your cows eating?  How much time do they spend on grass? Do you grow what you sell? Is your farm USDA certified organic? Why or why not?

Don’t get shy about asking for specifics. The farmers are proud of their crop and want you to know how they grew it. They might even have some tips on how to prepare it if you ask!

6. Bring small bills

Many vendors are cash only, so be sure to check your wallet for cash before heading to the market. This will make things faster, simpler, and easier on the vendors.

7. Be adventurous!

Never heard of a vegetable? Try it! It is good to have a plan when coming to the farmers market, but don’t be afraid to be spontaneous too. Buy some sunflowers, pick up some squash blossoms, grab an extra carton of raspberries, and sample the honey gelato. Trying new things is part of the fun of going to farmers markets.

We look forward to seeing you at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market each Saturday from 10am-2pm through September 19th! Be sure to snap some photos and tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #NWXfarmersmarket and follow us on our brand new Pinterest for more tips and recipes!

 

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.

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

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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.

This week’s movie: Life of Pi

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.

Pre-movie entertainment provided by Redwood Son.

Come enjoy and learn about the animals brought to us by Sunriver Nature CenterWildside Rehabilitation, and more!

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!

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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

Fundraiser for the Sullivan Children February 26th

chris_sullivanChris Sullivan was a NorthWest Crossing resident who was tragically taken from us recently when a fast growing brain tumor was discovered and diagnosed inoperable which resulted in his passing. Chris left behind a beautiful 2 year old girl (Llewellyn) and newborn baby boy (Phillip) and a loving wife Kristin.

There will be a fundraiser and we are calling on the community of BEND to help contribute to the Sullivan Children Scholarship Fund. This is a huge loss to our community but more importantly to this young family. Your involvement and generosity can make a BIG DIFFERENCE for the future of the Sullivan children.

The FUNDRAISER will be Tuesday February 26th, 2013 at Good Life Brewery outside in the Beer Garden (w/ fire pits) from 5pm to 7pm. Families are welcome and outside food is permitted.

Good Life is generously donating $2.50 for every adult beverage sold, (beverages cost $5.00) .

There will be a raffle and silent auction for some amazing items:
– Foursome at Tetherow Golf Club
– Stay at Mt. Bachelor Village
– $100 Gift card to 900 Wall
– Many other generous donations from local Bend businesses

Several NorthWest Crossing businesses have stepped up and donated to support this great event. This is a community event so please tell your friends, family and community members to support this important fundraiser.

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.

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.

Cycle/Recycle
Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15

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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

PEAK 104.1 MAINSTAGE FULL SCHEDULE

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.

Venue

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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Directions/Map

 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.

Time

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

Beer/Vending

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!

Neighborhood Night

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NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Night is coming up on Wednesday, October 26th. This month, enjoy a special free poetry reading, learn more about joining a great cause, and munch on some delicious pizza! Here’s what’s on tap…

Neighborhood Night
Wednesday, October 26th
5-8pm

Free Poetry Reading Event Performed by High Desert Poetry Cell, a group of five guys from Bend who write and read their own poetry.

7-8pm at the Discovery Park Lodge (located on the corner of NW Crossing Drive & Charbonneau) in the Brooks Fireplace Room

Book sales to benefit Saving Grace.

Poets include:
Larry Jacobs
Don Kunz
John Kvapil
Peter Lovering
John Martin

Join The Garner Group as they host Relay for Life at the sales office during Neighborhood Night from 6-7pm. Come learn more about this exciting event and how you can help make a difference in your community at the 2012 Relay for Life. Pisano’s Pizza is generously giving 50% off a pizza* to anyone who comes to learn about Relay for Life. And the first 5 people that commit to being a chair for a committee will get a coupon for a free lunch special which includes a slice of pizza, salad a drink.
* Dine-in only, must purchase drinks to receive discount on pizza.

Bruschetta and a Bottle @ portello!  Stop by portello during NWX Neighborhood Night and get a bottle of our Happy Hour Red or White wine and an order of Bruschetta for $28 all night long!  And don’t forget Happy Hour is also from 4pm – 6pm with great wine, beer and portello menu favorites!

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Head to NorthWest Crossing the last Wednesday of each month and visit with local business owners. Participating businesses and restaurants will be offering a variety of specials, entertainment, giveaways and more! Check back each month for an update of participants.