Origin Story: Orion Forge

Hunter Dahlberg of Orion Forge developed a passion for metal and all of the potential it holds, so he moved to Bend and began smithing. This week, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker learned that there is more to blacksmithing than just shoeing horses and making swords.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to passionate people who are making their dreams come true.

Taste This! – Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen

In this week’s Taste This!, meet the woman who made a name for herself as a pastry chef, but is now expanding into the restaurant business at the new Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen.

Thanks to Nickol for showing us around. A special thanks to our Taste This! sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to explore some of the most interesting food in Central Oregon in a new edition of Taste This! every Sunday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Origin Story: A Passion for Baking

Can you imagine finding your calling at age seven? Shelbi Blok did just that, and mapped out her bakery dreams with just a crayon and her imagination. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to the owner of Bend’s newest Late-Night Dessert Bar, Too Sweet Cakes.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Small Businesses React to Law that Eliminates Tax Break

How One Business Owner is Responding to the News

Small business owners across the state are weighing in on a new Oregon law that will eliminate a state tax break that they would have received in conjunction with the new federal tax reform. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how one local business owner is handling the news.

Governor Brown is calling for a special session this summer to try to extend the preferred tax rate that the state already offers more small business owners like Jennifer and it could happen as early as June.

Taste This! – Seahorse Chocolate

In this edition of our new weekly food and drink feature, Taste This!, Donna visits local chocolatier Seahorse Chocolates.

Thanks to R.C. at Seahorse Chocolate and a special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you a new Taste This every week on Central Oregon Daily. Remember, life is short. Eat good food.

Origin Story: Light My Fire

There is nothing more quintessential Bend than going for a hike, smelling the juniper in the air and taking in the high desert landscape. Sisters-in-law Julie Connell and Allison Schultz have taken that to a whole new level with their handmade, wildcrafted fire fuel.

Currently, Light My Fire bundles are available around town at lululemon, Hot Box Betty and Barre3. You can also buy them online at conlocommon.com.

Allison and Julie want to remind you to use responsible fire practices while burning your Bend in a bundle. If you want to learn more about their story, you can read more in a recent issue of The Source Weekly.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to passionate people who are making their dreams come true.

Origin Story: A Love of Love

Many young girls dream of their wedding day, but for Jennifer Albertson, that was not the case. But after working her first wedding, a speech by the Father of the Bride changed the course of Jenn’s life. Now, a decade later, Bliss NW Bridal has opened in the Box Factory and Jenn’s passion for Love has never been stronger. 

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s newest feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true.