The easiest and quickest way to explain the origin of our name is the term “Gunstreet” comes from vintage Bend Oregon slang when referring to the O’kane building and how it modernized an outdated wild west town.
Just like a lot of creative people, Hugh O'kane didn't want to settle. After losing his wooden hotel to fire, Hugh had an idea that would change the face of Bend forever. "Why use inferior building practices just so i could blend in" Hugh said to his friend M.P Cashman. "Why not make something better that no one has ever seen in this small western town" He said passionately. So, with the last of his money, Hugh set out to build the biggest and most modern building anyone had ever seen. Causing an uproar, it would take decades for the business community to catch up to the modern beauty and the success that came with it. Thus, creating the nickname for anyone who challenged it "Gunstreet"