Welcome to the first issue of Bend Lifestyle! 1

What drives this magazine? We’re dedicated to bringing you inspiring stories of people, businesses and happenings in the heart of our Bend community every month . . . stories that reaffirm the reasons why we choose to live in this amazing place.

This issue focuses on getting outside to soak up what Bend’s winter has to offer, all within a few minutes of our own backyards—whether by bike, skis or snowboard, snowshoes or on foot. Check out our Culinary Creations page before you venture out, for tips on an energy-packed morning smoothie and a smooth hot toddy to wind down in the evening.

We also give you a look inside Family Kitchen, whose mission is to serve nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment to those in need. And, be sure to step inside the pages of our Open House feature, showcasing an exquisitely designed home in Caldera Springs.

This magazine would not be possible without the support of our advertisers. When you visit these local businesses, please tell them you saw their ad here, in the pages of Bend Lifestyle.

Be sure to check out our website at BendLifestylePubs.com and our Facebook page at facebook.com/Bend-Lifestyle. We welcome your feedback and story ideas!

Thank you for welcoming us into your home. All of us on the Bend Lifestyle team wish you and your loved ones a joyful 2016. We hope you find the pages ahead an enjoyable read!
Jane Rial, Publisher