Bend Oregon Celebrities

by whatthebend on October 1, 2011

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In the spirit of BendFilm next week, let’s turn this into a gossip blog for one post. Have you ever been curious what celebrities live in (or outside) of Bend, Oregon?

Celebrity may be defined a bit loosely below, but you get the idea – there are well known people living here in Bend. From NFL players to cyclists, Olympians to CEO’s.

Why? For the same reason that we do, because it’s awesome.

So here’s the list, courtesy of Wikipedia (of which I see Rainn Wilson missing from the list):

Broda Otto Barnes, physician, hypothyroidism researcher

Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man

Shannon Bex, member of the musical group Danity Kane

Drew BledsoeNFL quarterback

Mohini Bhardwaj, Olympic gymnast

Pat Cashman, comedian, television and radio personality

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Corporation is a part-time resident

Ray W. Clough, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, founder of the Finite Element Method

Kent Couch, lawnchair balloonist

Adam Craig, professional mountain bike racer and Olympian

Kiki Cutter, Olympic and World Cup ski champion

Alan Embree, professional baseball player

Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist

Jon Fogarty, professional race car driver currently with GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing

Matthew Fox, television actor on the series Lost

Michael Garrison, electronic musician

Jere Gillis, former NHL player

Chris Horner, ProTour road cyclist currently riding for Team RadioShack

Steve House, mountain climber, first non-European winner of Piolet d’Or Award

Stan Humphries, former NFL quarterback

Dave Hunt, founder of The Berean Call ministry

Jason Keep, basketball player

Phil Knight, current chairman and former CEO of Nike, is a seasonal resident

Gary Lewis, outdoor writer for ESPN, author and TV host

Ryan Longwell, NFL place kicker[45]

Gerry Lopez, Hawaiian surfing legend

Felix Marcoulier, One of the original founders of the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

Robert D. Maxwell, Medal of Honor winner

Donald L. McFaulU.S. Navy SEAL killed in Panama in 1989

Paul Phillips, professional poker player

Beckie Scott, 2002 Olympic gold medalist in cross country skiing

David Stoliar, sole survivor of an attack on the Struma, a ship carrying Jewish refugees during the Holocaust

Conrad Stoltz, three-time XTERRA off-road triathlon champion

Mickey Tettleton, former Major League Baseball player

Andy Tillman, llama rancher, businessman, and author

Ryan Trebon, professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer

Gary Zimmerman, NFL Player, inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2008

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Former Marine October 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Robert D. Maxwell is correctly referred to as a Medal of Honor RECIPIENT. MOH’s are not “won”, there was not contest. They are awarded and the awardees are called recipients. He is the one true hero amongst all of these, and just wanted to ensure he was properly honored.

Semper Fi


Bend Oregon Restaurants Blogger February 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I didn’t make your list? WTF?!


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