Our Story

Patagonia Bend is a locally owned Patagonia partner shop that opened in May, 2003. For its first few years, some long-time Bend locals will remember that it was named Pandora’s Backpack. In 2006 it shifted to become one of the first independent Patagonia shops in the country.

Rod and Katie Bien have been the sole owners of the shop.  Rod has long been ingrained with the brand and has been a sponsored Patagonia athlete and ambassador for over ten years.

The goal of the shop has always been simple.  We stand behind the values and ethos of the Patagonia brand and live by the motto “we’re in business to save our home planet”.

We are deeply motivated to provide amazing customer service, support local Environmental groups, and treat our employees with respect.