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Red Martini Wine Bar & Grill

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La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery

  • la-z-boy-logo-150w Give the gift of comfort and style this holiday season with La-Z-Boy. The La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery of Bend has quality products that work with every aspect of your life. Whether you choose a stationary sofa, sectional, or recliner from our full motion collection, you can be assured that each piece reflects your creative vision as well as your need for value and comfort. The Bend gallery also carries hundreds of stylish home goods to accessorize your home. LEARN MORE >>

Co-Energy Propane

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NW Home Interiors

  • nw-home-interiors-logo-1115-150w At NW Home Interiors, located in Bend, Oregon, we hand select our furniture, accessories, lighting, and art work. We work closely with our furniture manufacturers for the best quality, superior level of comfort, and refined artistry.We believe that the divinity is in the details. So we select everything from unique wood grains and specialized patinas, to cushion density and upholstery patterns. We expertly combine these elements to create artistically defined furniture items. LEARN MORE >>

Saxon's Fine Jewelers

  • saxons-fine-jewelers-150w Saxon's is Central Oregon's largest locally owned jewelry extravaganza. Local and International designers featuring Hearts on Fire, Todd Reed, Simon G and more. Rockin Diamonds and Sizzing Sapphires. Sunstones to Tanzanite or rare Alexanderites. "Vintage look" to "Fun and Funky" engagement rings. We Speak Your Language! You need Trust, Answers, an Advocate, and a Friend. Saxon's Fine Jewelers since 1983 is where Central Oregon Gets Engaged...and for good reason...on-site service and a HUGE selection. We're always by your side. Saxon's is in the heart of the Old Mill District. LEARN MORE >>

Cynthia's Sewing Center

  • cynthias-logo-150w As a family owned and operated business, we strive to treat our customers like part of our extended family circle, offering attentive, personalized service...the kind we ourselves would like to receive. We're passionate about providing the finest sewing products and machine care available to support your creative endeavors and make your sewing experience more fulfilling and successful.LEARN MORE >>

Beyond the Ranch Antiques

  • We cater to the distinguishing collector of all things Central Oregon including those wonderfully rustic elements of the Central Oregon Landscape, and all the unique flavors of the Northwest. Our store is sectioned into carefully designed vignettes all boasting their own distinct theme. We have a wonderfully chic display style and put the upmost care and creative energies into staging unique, catchy displays to give you fabulous decorating ideas to take home. LEARN MORE >>

Sunriver Resort

  • Sunriver_LogoTag-vertical-150w Winter wonderlands aren't just found in snow globes. With snow-flocked evergreens, hearthside cups of cocoa and over 150 family events, Sunriver Resort Traditions celebration is the stuff sugarplum dreams are made of. Traditions at Sunriver Resort - a holiday celebration that harkens back to a time when generations embraced the season-and each other. LEARN MORE >>

Bend Dermatology

  • BDC-DermaSpa-150w Medicine, beauty and wellness converge in a peaceful, soothing environment at DermaSpa. Located adjacent to Bend Dermatology Clinic, DermaSpa offers the finest in today’s sophisticated aesthetic and cosmetic treatments. Savor a visit to our spa, with its warm and relaxed atmosphere, welcoming staff, and friendly, skilled providers. Enjoy the effects of healthier skin long after you leave the spa. LEARN MORE >>

Leading Edge Aviation

  • Leading-Edge-logo-150w Discover Bend and nearby Central Oregon surroundings in an exciting helicopter flight! Great gift idea for any special occasion. All tours are performed with state-of-the-art Bell and Robinson helicopters which are maintained by factory-trained technicians and flown by highly experienced commercial pilots to ensure your safety. LEARN MORE >>

Shoe Inn

  • shoe-inn-logo-1112-150w The Shoe Inn offers the best variety in shoes and boots by Ugg, Dansko, Allegria and much more! They also have the largest selection of Vera Bradley handbags and accessories! Our customer relationships are what keep us motivated. Make the Shoe Inn your Bend, Oregon shoe store, and we'll fit you for comfort.LEARN MORE >>


  • the-blvd-final-logo-white-150w The Blvd is a trendy boutique with a focus on high quality, fashion forward apparel and accessories, at very attractive prices!!! We hand select each piece with our fashion and budget conscious ladies in mind. Our stores are in Downtown Bend next to Wells Fargo and Downtown Redmond next to Diego’s. LEARN MORE >>

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    Some people are hard to shop for, making a donation to charity in their name a great gift idea. But, there are a few things to consider.