To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
I have two concepts: (1) circle or oval, similar to the examples provided, and (2) outline of the state of Oregon. On both, I like (but not necessary) incorporating the radiating pattern and some "scene" elements (sun, mtns, trees, etc). The key is to express the zeitgeist of Bend, as seen in the examples provided. Colors are suggested only, but must work as black-white.