Could you offer some proven winners that have succeeded in Bend's climate/conditions? These could be fruit trees, fruiting vines, hardy plants, or shrubs. Any named varieties that have been particularly successful? Edibility is a big factor (i.e., while many Sorbus sp. are planted here, they appear to be strictly ornamental with awful-tasting fruit).
Here is a link to the OSU Deschutes County Extension website, which lists a variety of garden publications. This website links to documents that provide the recommended fruit trees, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and other plants that grow in the Central Oregon climate. You will also find information about soil, planting, irrigating and maintaining your garden. Once you are on the website you can scroll through the topics and publications of interest to you:
Recommended fruit tree varieties:
Recommended trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, grasses, etc.:
If you need additional information, we welcome your home garden questions at the OSU Master Gardener plant clinic. You can call and talk with a Master Gardener or a member of the Horticulture faculty at 541-548-6088. You can also submit questions with photos to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic email: firstname.lastname@example.org.