▶️ Origin Story: Jewel Images

Julia Kelleher moved to Bend during the recession to open a photography business.

Now, 13 years later, business is booming at Jewel Images.

For Kelleher, it was more than just capturing those precious moments with your child.

It was about bringing positivity into the world.

This is Jewel Images’ Origin Story.


▶️ Origin Story: The Pantry

Stephen Thompson and Emma Veader offer food, cleaning supplies and more in The Pantry on Bend’s west side.

Walk into their quaint little mercantile and prepare to be inspired, confused and amazed.

Because at the heart of this business is a desire for connection.

This is their Origin Story.


▶️ Origin Story: Cascadia Vehicle Tents

If you’ve spent any time in the outdoors, you’ve probably seen a Cascadia Vehicle Tent or CVT.

Even driving around Central Oregon, you’ll spot them on top of cars ready for their next adventure.

Bobby Culpepper and his wife started CVT 11 years ago.

It was a leap of faith that led to a lot of hours on the road and happy customers.

You can find CVT at 1036 SE Paiute Way in Bend or online at cascadiatents.com.

Samantha O’Connor brings us their Origin Story.

▶️ Origin Story: Crow’s Feet – A Mountain Collective

David Marchi has had a lifelong passion for exploring the backcountry and that passion took him all over the world before landing in Bend.

He’s hiked the tallest peaks, toured the most impressive terrain, and skied beautifully untouched powder.

When Marchi moved to Bend, he opened Crow’s Feet in the heart of downtown Bend.

It was a bar, cafe, ski and mountain bike repair shop hybrid that combined all of his favorite things.

Fast forward a few years and the shop has taken on a new location but maintained the same unique vibe.

Crow’s Feet: A Mountain Collective can be found on NW Lolo Drive in Bend or at crowsfeetbend.com

▶️ Origin Story: Ponderosa Forge

Jeff Wester of Ponderosa Forge considers blacksmithing both an art and a craft.

It started as a way to build the tools necessary for other craftsman or everyday life.

Wester used his engineering degree and background in shoeing horses to start a blacksmithing business in 1991.

Now, you can find both beautiful creations and useful tools at Ponderosa Forge in Sisters.

▶️ Origin Story: Clear Mourning

Sarah Peterson has experienced tremendous loss in a short amount of time.

But she’s turning that grief into action.

No stranger to death and dying, the Bend woman worked as a hospice social worker for years before dealing with it very personally.

Her journey through grief has led her on a path to start “Clear Mourning,” and work to help others dealing with loss.