Now Playing:

Arts & Life

NW Life

Slideshow: Our Town: Bend

Our Town: Bend

View Slideshow »


Many Oregonians are familiar with Bend, whether it’s because of the biking, the beer or the real estate bubble that brought the economy to a halt.

That infamous bubble led many to christen Bend as a place to live in “poverty with a view.” Bend saw the largest drop in house prices in the country, and the trend of Californians buying second homes in the region disappeared.

View the slideshow above to meet some of the people who have made Bend their home.

More to Explore

This slideshow is part of Think Out Loud’s Our Town series, in which we go beyond the daily news cycle and into the places some OPB listeners call home, including Camas, Astoria, Monument, Warm Springs, Woodburn, Lakeview, Roseburg and Bend.


Related Links:

More Arts & Life

More OPB

Related Content