International Arrivals

Originally published in Bend Life Magazine, January/February 2007 An infusion of residents from abroad has long enriched the culture of Central Oregon and helps shape its future. During its transformation from sleepy mill town to cosmopolitan hub, Bend has become home to people across the country. A better-kept secret is that Bend is also home to thousands of foreign-born residents. Central Oregon’s international community is growing by leaps and bounds, and from the perspective of this writer, that is just fine. You see, I am one of those foreign residents, a native of Sweden who discovered Bend nearly three decades … Continue reading International Arrivals