You’ll find The The Bend Wall mural on the side of Newport Market, a neighborhood grocery store in Bend, Oregon. The bright painting covers a 100-foot long wall on the side of the building.
This impressive piece of artwork was created by Bend artist, Kim Smallenberg.
The mountain in the center of the mural is Pilot Butte, a dormant volcano. On the right side near the peak, you can see a small fire. On the Fourth of July, commercial fireworks are launched from Pilot Butte, and sometimes, it catches on fire. Our Fire Department is always there and ready.
A large metal sculpture of a bear sits in front of one end. The mural behind the bear shows dogs around a campfire. Bend is a dog-centered town. Many residents own one, or two, or…
The next section shows bridges over the Deschutes River. The solar eclipse is taking place in the skies. In 2017, we had prime viewing opportunities to watch the eclipse here in Central Oregon.
The next picture shows the heart of town. Kim included several local businesses in the painting. Look at the bottom right of the mural. Can you see beer mugs lining the road? We have a couple dozen breweries in Bend.
The last picture shows Mount Bachelor, an outdoor recreation destination. Tumalo Falls splashes down rocky cliffs in the foreground.
If you visit the west side of Bend, be sure to stop by and look at The Bend Wall. It’s huge and amazing!
12 thoughts on “The Bend Wall: Monday Mural”
Thank you for taking us there!
You’re welcome, Amy!
Beautiful Wall Mural .
Yes, it is! it must have taken her a long time to paint.
Incredible! 😀 Thank you for posting about it. 😀
Thanks! It’s an incredible mural. 🙂
It sounds really interesting.
That’s a great mural with lots of history of the town depicted on it. I like the bear statue too, very cute.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals. Your sunset header photo is lovely.
Thanks, Sami! Yeah, the bear was a bonus piece of art. The sunset photo was taken in our yard. 🌅
There is definitely a lot to see in this mural and I enjoyed each section as you described it. It is amazing,
Thanks! Yes, there’s so much to see in this colorful mural. 🙂