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In the heart of Oregon, where rugged landscapes meet artistic innovation, a remarkable trend has taken root. Bend, the city known for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures, has also become a hub for creative individuals and businesses dedicated to producing exceptional, locally-made products. From outdoor gear to fashion, Bend’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability shines through in each of these local treasures. In this article, we will take you on a journey through some incredible products. These products are proudly “Made in Bend,” celebrating the unique charm and authenticity that comes with supporting local businesses.
1. Hydro Flask: Where technology meets hydration
n the land of outdoor enthusiasts, staying hydrated is essential. Hydro Flask, headquartered in Bend, has revolutionized the way we enjoy our beverages on the go. Their high-quality, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottles and tumblers keep drinks icy cold or piping hot for hours. With a rainbow of colors and sizes to choose from, there’s a Hydro Flask for everyone. And, let’s not forget their dedication to environmental responsibility.. Hydroflask has a 5% Back program, which supports nonprofits working to protect the places we love. Our favorite all around bottle is the classic Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle. Easy to carry, available in a variety of colors and we absolutely love it!
2. Ruffwear: Gear for Your Adventurous Canine Companion
If you’re a dog owner in Bend, you’ve likely heard of Ruffwear. This innovative company designs and manufactures high-performance dog gear that’s as rugged as our terrain. From harnesses and leashes to boots and jackets, Ruffwear ensures your four-legged friend is ready for any adventure, no matter the season. We love that they prioritize sustainable practices and are dedicated to enhancing the bond between humans and their furry companions. We currently have their Front Range Dog Harness, Reflective and Padded Harness for Training and Everyday for our dogs and we love it! Perfect for a day out on the trails.
3. Red Plate Foods: Making Life “Normal” for Special Diets
Red Plate Foods is on a mission to connect people over delicious foods that are safe for everyone, including people with food allergies and celiac disease. We like to say that we aren’t in the business of making cookies, cupcakes, granola, or muffins – we’re in the business of making life “normal” for people with special diets.
Red Plate makes baked goods that are vegan and free of the top 9 food allergens (gluten/wheat, dairy, peanut, tree nut, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, and sesame) in a dedicated facility located in Bend, Oregon. Our products can be found in the fresh bakery departments of retail grocers in the Western United States (quickly spreading across the U.S.!) and are also available through Sysco to food service operators. Their Granola is absolutely delicious!
These are just a few of the incredible products that are proudly “Made in Bend.” Our city’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability is evident in each of these local treasures. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a fashion-forward individual, or simply someone who appreciates exceptional craftsmanship, Bend has something for you. We encourage you to support these local businesses and discover the unique charm that comes with enjoying products made right here in our beloved Bend, Oregon. Cheers to creativity, innovation, and the spirit of adventure!