• Venue Flashback: B&B Retreat in Bend

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    The Lara House is now the Drake Historic District.

Named for its original homeowners, the Lara House was built in 1910 in downtown Bend, Oregon—the first residence in what is now the Drake Historic District. The Lara family lived there only five years before moving on. Following its sale, the home enjoyed numerous reimaginations, including as a Depression-era boarding home, a dorm for young women and housing for military families during World War II. In 1983, it opened its doors as a bed and breakfast. One thing has remained consistent for the beautiful Craftsman home: It’s served as a welcoming place for guests.

Today the Lara House is family-owned and -operated by Sandra Griffin. Offering six rooms with en suite baths, the home can be rented out in full for business retreats and private gatherings. Rentals range from $1,150 to $1,600. The home overlooks Deschutes River and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

Rendition, a new restaurant and bar, has opened its doors on the ground floor of Hotel Interurban in Tukwila, Washington, just minutes from downtown Seattle. Offering shareable plates and aromatic spirit-driven cocktails, the menu highlights include graze boards, hibachi skewers of braised pork belly, marinated tiger prawns, dry-aged steaks and smoked sablefish.

 

Meeting planners can take advantage of midweek deals for custom corporate meetings in the mountains of Tamarack Resort in Southwest Idaho, two hours north of Boise.