Bend Culture & History Podcast Series

Want to know more about the culture and history of Bend? In this podcast series we cover things like Bend roundabout art, logging history, and the backstory of the Red Chicken / Rising Phoenix. (Also, we are looking for a lead sponsor for this series. Please email us if interested.)

In this podcast, we talk with Mike Hollern, the Chairman of the Board for Brooks Resources, about the early days of roundabouts in the city of Bend. Learn about the first roundabout, some of the challenges in building the first, and some of the unique benefits.

Here from the artist Douglas Robertson who created the mural of Women of Discovery near Discovery Park on the west side of Bend, Oregon. What was the inspiration for the piece? How was the work done? Where can you find more of his work.

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