Rabbine Harpell, Azura' Studio- Salon - Owner
10+ years in business
WE CARE! for our clients and our community. Azura' sponsors local events to help the homeless, at-risk-youth, school programs and humane society, animal rescue, Disabled American Veterans and Alzheimers nonprofits. Azura Studio is a major sponsor of Bend's Veterans Day Parade.
"Thank you for choosing Azura' as your Salon & Spa. Your support helps us give a hand up to others." Rabbine Harpell, Owner
Advisory Board - Phagen's Beauty College
Advisory Board - Oregon Youth Challenge Program High School
Sojourn Beauty Salon Certificate- UNITE Hair Care
Central Oregon Hair Education Forum
Certified Beaming White Technician
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Karen was always involved in art. She drew a lot and strung love beads in the 60’s and aggravated her mother playing in the wax of burning candles, fashioning miniature sculptures. In high school she was drawn to jewelry making, where she took her childhood interests to a more constructive level and learned about wax model carving and lost wax casting.
Karen graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Art Education, but after three years of teaching art in a Eugene, Oregon public school she returned to Portland to start her career in jewelry design and manufacture. After working for others for almost four years, Karen and her husband moved to Bend, Oregon in 1987, where she opened her design studio and has grown a successful business earning many design awards, and designing for clients worldwide.
Karen’s most significant design award was a first place in the prestigious Spectrum Awards, given by the international American Gem Trade Association. Bandy’s winning ring design featured a blue chalcedony, pink tourmaline and diamonds in 18k yellow gold. Karen has become known for her blue chalcedony designs, and brought worldwide attention to this beautiful gem, spurring collections by Cartier and David Yurman. The stone has since become very rare.
After painting in college, Karen picked up her brushes about 12 years ago and has since become passionate about paint. She loves the versatility, the impermanence of paint. “Unlike the permanence of gemstones created in the earth eons ago, a painting is in flux, in constant movement” she said, “paint can be changed, altered, painted over, scumbled, scrubbed away and added back again.”
Those characteristics have led to her newest style, incorporating layered paints, revealing under-painting, shapes and textures, resulting in an abstract painting communicating feelings and mood with the viewer. The use of brilliant color (drawn from her gemstone experience) continues to play an important part of her art.
Karen continues to design beautiful jewelry in addition to fueling her newfound passion of painting and invites you to visit her Bend, Oregon art gallery. She's there Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 11:30-5pm, but is also available by appointment early evenings, as well as Friday and Saturday.
See her at 25 NW Minnesota #5, Downtown Bend, Oregon. 541-388-0155 email@example.com
Hey there! My name is Sarah, and I'm a proud co-owner of The Looney Bean Coffee House where we serve up smiles, good times, and our own locally roasted coffee 364 days a year. I'm stoked to keep the masses caffeinated on their daily journey, and take pleasure in knowing that our little historic coffee house near the Deschutes River has become a "home away from home" for people of all walks of life. We truly believe that a good cup of coffee brings people together. I take pride in our signature Looney Beans drinks, such as my personal favorite, the Killer Bee: a honey, cinnamon, and cayenne latte.
I have been co-owner of The Looney Bean for over five years, and bring a lot of customer service experience to the table from a smattering of jobs while living in Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, as well as Oregon. Having a diverse background has allowed me to understand the various needs that a small business requires to operate smoothly, and I enjoy being a part of the "seed to cup" process of coffee. It's a pleasure to operate a small business in Bend, where I am fortunate to be able to get outside and enjoy some of my favorite hobbies like trail running, skiing, mountain biking, camping, and rafting before or after heading in to work. I'm extremely grateful for both the local Bendites and tourists that keep us thriving, and look forward to many more happy years to come being a part of your Looney Bean family. Cheers!
Wren and Wild recently opened their doors downtown with 50+ clean beauty skincare and makeup brands. Owner and Founder Mandy Butera knows what you put on your body matters. After a career in the conventional cosmetic business of 25 years she began researching products and their ingredients in 2012 and realized it was not good. This began an idea to create a safe place for people to shop without the worry. At Wren and Wild we take pride in carrying clean beauty brands that disclose 100% of their ingredients and are cruelty free. Mandy is also a national makeup artist working with film productions, print, special occasions and weddings.
My name is Corrine O'Shea.
I moved to Bend in 2003 from San Juan Island, Washington. I started Salud Raw Food in 2013 because I saw a need for healthy restaurants in our community that uses organic ingredients, is gluten free and has the upmost integrity when it comes to the food we prepare! A safe haven for people with allergies and food restrictions!
My cafe offers breakfast, lunch, desserts, juices and smoothies. All organic, gluten free, soy free and live, with all their beneficial enzymes intact!
I love serving Downtown Bend the healthiest food for the past 5 and a half years! Thank you!
I opened ju-bee-lee 6 years ago out of necessity really. My husband was not getting any work in his field in Bend and if we wanted to stay here we had to be creative. (We moved here from Mammoth Lakes Ca in 2003. My family is originally from Southern Oregon and I had been coming to Oregon since I was little.) We did not want to leave Bend so I went back to school for graphic design and starting selling vintage items at flea markets to make ends meet. Ju-bee-lee grew from 2 years of flea markets into 3 months at Tres Jolie and finally into the location it is in now. I had past experience in retail and interior design but had so much help and support from friends and family! Honestly, I was so grateful to be able to work and provide for my family. Now Abe and I work ju-bee-lee and Abode together and we feel so grateful to get to work and be creative at the same time! Having a shop in the heart of the amazing Downtown Bend Oregon with our amazing community is honestly the best.
It's Friday, and Downtown Bend is the only place to be this weekend for all that is hip and happening! From a Rubik's Cube workshop to an Irish Whiskey night - you're sure to find an activity that delights you in Downtown - the heart of Bend, Oregon.
It's the last weekend for Downtown Bend Restaurant Week!
We are so lucky to have many choices of restaurants in Downtown Bend! Not only that, but we have some of the most talented chef's working in Downtown Bend! This is a chance to highlight each restaurant and the many terrific dishes our restaurants have to offer.
More info: http://www.downtownbend.org/restaurant-week.html
Mariachi Sol de Mexico at The Tower Theatre
This performance is sponsored by Tony Levison, Hola! Restaurant and Tranquillo Beer. The expression of México’s authentic Musical heritage lives on through the voice of Sol de México! Sol de México embraces the romanticism of México’s land, people and beauty of the heart. Jose Hernandez invites you to enrich your affection for mariachi by experiencing Sol de México’s dynamic energy and rich cultural expression.
Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jose Hernandez, the platinum selling mariachi band Sol de México have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years. More info click here.
Alicia Viani and Mark Karwan play Dudley's
We're celebrating! We're off to make an album in Nashville in a couple of weeks! We're inspired! We're refining our old favorites and writing new songs! The snow is great and we're skiing in between rehearsals! We're celebrating whatever you're celebrating! Come celebrate with us!! 7-8:30, no cover. More info click here.
Irish Whiskey Dinner at McMenamins
Hosted by Hoke Harden and tasting a wide selection of Irish Whiskeys including Hyde 10yr, West Cork 10yr, Tullamore Dew 10yr, The Quiet Man 8yr, Jamesons Cooper's Croze and Green Spot. Paired with an amazing menu from Executive Chef Matt Schumaker-Meyers.
Beet cured salmon with creamy herbed cucumbers
Spicy tomato veloute with Parmesan straws
Lamb scallopini with espelette creme fraiche and radicchio
Aged ribeye with horseradish gremolata. Served with asparagus and black garlic hollandaise
Bete Noir with raspberry coulis
More info click here.
Triathlon Training and Recovery Event at Princess Ahthletics
Hear from a panel of Expert Coaches about Triathlon Training and Professional Runner, Renee Metivier, from Recharge Sport about the importance of taking time for recovery.
Learn More About:
How to Optimize your training
How to balance training, work, life, family
Essential drills for each sport (swim, bike, run)
Minimal time needed to be ready for a Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, or Ironman
Common mistakes age group athletes make
Mental Strength-"What's in your attic"
Importance of recovery and staying injury free
It's FREE, but please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. More info click here.
Self-Love Magic Spell Luxury Ritual at Wren and Wild
SELF-LOVE MAGIC SPELL LUXURY RITUAL
* A My World Registry Exclusive Experience *
Self-love is the foundation to happiness, so treat yourself this season to a luxurious self-love ritual! We will create handmade bath bombs containing all your magic and intentions for self-love, plus a hefty dose of my custom-made self-love triple rose oil made under a Cancer Full Moon. Priceless and lasting gift to your self.
Get a taste for magic making and make new friends in this fun and unique workshop. Go home with a batch of beautifully fragrant bath bombs and a warm heart ♥ More info click here.
Let me introduce myself; I am Cori, the owner, bartender, food prep-er, plant water-er & toilet flusher fixer at Velvet Lounge. Growing up in Bend made me love the outdoors & they are a priority in my life. That's what drew me to working nights, days off to enjoy the outdoors, are super important to me. After working in the restaurant industry for 25+ years, it was a goal of mine to own my own spot, in my hometown.
After managing Velvet for a few years I had the opportunity to purchase it....& here we are almost 10 years later. My love of the outdoors translates into the bar. From the reclaimed barn wood from Maupin, Oregon to the vintage camping decor, to the nature & snow sports playing on our flat screens, you can see I've tried to bring the outside, in.
Urban Beauty Bar MD is Woman and Native owned, proudly creating a warm environment where everyone and anyone can find support cultivating their beauty. With our heart and humor*, folx of all backgrounds and bodies will find something to help you shine from the inside out!