Deschutes River Trail (SW Bend)

The Deschutes River Trail in SW Bend is a beautiful stretch of walking and biking dirt paths with stunning scenery.  Rock formations, winding river, towering ponderosa’s and seating are interspersed throughout the trail.

Limited parking is nearby, but not within the trail. Ideally suited to a small content shoot. 

Location permit required through Bend Park and Rec, and requires at least 21 days advance notice.

 

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Crows Feet Commons

Crows Feet Commons is a downtown Bend coffee shop centrally located, and close to extensive parking (permit required).  It is also within the Drake Park area, a beautiful riverside park.

Location fee required.

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Rock Climbing Gym (Bend)

Local indoor rock climbing gym. Centrally located in SE Bend.  Multiple areas to film in with high ceilings and great light and various levels to climb.

Owners are amenable to filming.  Location fee required.  

Parking available in front of gym.

 

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Devils Lake (Winter)

Devils Lake is located on the Cascade Lakes Highway, approximately 30 minutes from Bend and is a stunning aquamarine lake.  In the Winter it freezes over, and in early winter can be used as a skating lake.  Deeper in winter, it is completely covered in snow.  The area is a lava forest.

There is parking on the Highway which encompasses a short but steep hike down to the lake. There is also parking off road leading to campsites.

In winter the highway is closed from the Mt. Bachelor access point, but can be accessed via snow mobiles or snow cat.

During the Summer the lakes are maintained by Deschutes National Forest, in winter the permitting process is handled by ODOT (Oregon Dept. of Transportation).

Images take mid November.

 

 

 

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Crux Fermentation Project

Crux Fermentation Project is a Bend brew pub and working brewery.  The strong colors of the copper barrels give an additional ‘zip’ to any photo shoots, or production.  Located in a former transmission shop, this site has an industrial feel to it.

Centrally located in SW Bend, there is a parking area in front of the pub, and also on the street leading to it.  Additional area for outdoor games and group gatherings is located to the side of the property.  Numerous firepits and large trees make this a picturesque area to shoot.  

Distant mountain views also create strong visuals particularly at sunset.

Images taken in August.

Crux Fermentation Project

 

 

 

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