We've spent plenty of time highlighting the amazing natural features of Central Oregon. Sure, we have beautiful mountains, sweeping plains, deep caves, pristine lakes, and fantastic weather, but did you know we also have a thriving business community? That's why on today's blog post we're discussing some of the amazing stuff that's made right here in the Bend, Oregon area!
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES:
What joyous occasions weddings are! It’s a day you and your loved ones are sure to cherish for years to come. Share the love and happy memories with custom Silipints as party favors for your guests! Check out the link in our bio and click on Customize to learn more about creating Silipints unique to you and your special day. . . . #choosesili #lifeisbettersili #silipint #wedding #custom #sharethelove
We can always get behind a company that strives to provide a great environmentally-friendly solution for reducing waste. Silipint makes customizable containers of varying shapes and sizes out of a sustainable silicone-based compount. They even make accessories like lids for their cups, and dog bowls! Check out all the fun colors and styles they offer, or design your own on their website.
Who doesn't love furry, four-legged friends? Well this great local company makes quality wearable accessories for your pup! Ruffwear makes everything from traditional leashes and harnesses to life jackets for your dog, making it even easier for you to explore each corner of the world together. Bonus: check out their Instagram for your daily dose of adorable dog pictures.
With Spring in the air, and Mother's Day just around the corner, we are rolling out the newest addition to the Broken Top Family, our Simple Collection! The clean refined look of this line is the perfect addition to any space looking for a subtle accent, and for a limited time, they are buy 2, get 1 FREE! #brokentopcandleco
These are some of the best-smelling candles we've ever come across-- and they're made right here in Bend! Taking their name from the iconic mountain right outside of town, Broken Top Candle Co. makes fantastic-smelling, soy-based candles. They've teamed up with other local companies, like Silipint, to make custom products, too! We actually sell them at our office, so be sure to stop by and snatch up one of these beautiful candles before heading out on one of our tours!
This is the company that makes those water bottles you see everywhere in Bend-- out on the hiking trails, in coffee shops, at the Rock Gym, and on your coworker's desk at the office! Each season they release a new variety of colors, and many people try to collect multiples of their favorites. Although they've grown to be a huge, multinational company, their roots are firmly planted in Bend, Oregon!
The pursuit of acoustic perfection is the driving force behind why we do what we do. Our MISSION: providing the player with the best sounding, best playing, most enjoyable acoustic guitar possible. With our Sound Optimization process, we challenge everything and take nothing for granted. This is where design meets science, where craftsmanship challenges the status quo, where age-old wisdom is expressed and quantified, engineered and channeled into acoustic perfection. Learn more here: https://breedlovemusic.com/handmande-acoustic-guitars/optimizing-your-sound/the-breedlove-vision #handmadeguitar #handmadeinstruments #exoticwood #music #makemusic #breedloveguitars #acousticguitars #experiencemusic #guitars #acousticguitar #guitarlife #singer #songwriter #guitarplayer #acoustic #acousticmusic #musician #guitarist
Breedlove Craftsman, Aaron Adams, takes great pride in producing instruments that live up to Breedlove's reputation for impeccable quality. With over a decade in the shop, he's worked in nearly every phase of the building process. Aaron is now the lead in the body department and he inspects every body before it moves on to assembly. #BreedloveGuitars #AcousticGuitar
While we often focus on the outdoor-related activities and businesses in Bend, we appreciate the full spectrum of pursuits that make the Bend area so special. After all, we have the celebrated annual Sister's Folk Festival right next door, and Breedlove Guitars right here in town! These award-winning luthiers craft an array of beautiful guitars, and other stringed instruments. Definitely check out their wares!
BUT WAIT! THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT ALL...
We would love to mention EVERY ONE of the magnificent companies making things in Bend, but we have rivers to canoe, and caves to explore! So for now, we recommend checking out Visit Bend's "Made In Bend" List, the Source Weekly's most recent "Made In Central Oregon" issue, and Downtown Bend's list of vendors.