Ride Bend is back for another summer in Bend. The free shuttle had a successful first-year last summer. It’s now back with longer hours and a larger route.
The bus runs from noon until 10 pm every day until September 3rd. You can go from downtown to the Old Mill without worrying about driving or parking. “Shop, eat and play in Bend… leave the driving to us” says Cascades East Transit (CET).
There was a launch on June 29th to highlight the beginning of the summer free shuttle. At the event was; Michelle Rhoads the CET manager, Sally Russel from the City of Bend, Kevney Dugan the CEO of Visit Bend, Katy Brooks the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Mindy Aisling the Executive Director of Downtown Bend Business Association, Jeff Monson the Executive Director of Commute Options, Casey Bergh the Transportation Manager at OSU-Cascades, and Jordan Ohlde the RPTAC member and transit advocate. During the event, each person listed above spoke about the benefits Ride Bend brings to businesses, residents, and tourists throughout Bend.
If you’re downtown, you can grab the shuttle at the corner of Franklin and Wall Street. From there, the shuttle will take you to the Old Mill District on Bluff Drive. The shuttle will then take some stops on the way to Century Drive near OSU-Cascades campus. This provides an easy way for people living on the west side of Bend to make it downtown. The last stop on the trip is on Galveston and 13th Street. The entire loop only takes fifteen minutes.
The long-anticipated Worthy Brewing’s Taps & Tacos has officially opened in Downtown Bend! There’s outdoor and indoor seating as well as bar seating. It’s the perfect atmosphere for families, friends, or even a date.
The tacos contain multiple flavors made in-house from local ingredients. To top that off, eight beers from Worthy’s brewery are on tap. Not to mention, a wine and cocktails list. No matter your taste palate, there is something for everyone.
When you walk into the restaurant, it’s hard to miss the bright colored canvases on the walls. They are mugshots of celebrities or iconic figures. The pictures were transformed into an Andy Warhol themed color and design. The pictures tie in the “American Rebel” theme.
Worthy says, “ The revolution will not be televised, brother. It will come in small bursts of color and flavor. It will ive at the nexus of art and tacos, and come together in Downtown Bend."
Worthy Brewing’s Taps and Tacos grand opening will be June 30th with a ribbon cutting on July 5th.
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There’s a new store in town that all knitters need to know about! Rather it’s a hobby or a job for you Wool Town has all your knitting needs for your next project.
The store opened up on June 12th. Since then, the store has been spurring a lot of excitement throughout downtown. Wool Town is Central Oregon’s source for high-quality, traditional yarns, supplies and finished goods. The store, located at 115 NW Minnesota, Bend OR 97703, brings the charm of the country store to downtown Bend.
A central Oregon native, owner Katie Ketchum brings more than X years of knitting experience and over 11 years of retail and wholesale yarn experience. From her country roots, Katie believes in quality yarns that will work hard for you in your finished hand-knits. In addition to an excellent yarn selection, Wool Town also stocks knitting, weaving, needle felting, macramé and spinning fiber supplies. Instructional courses in knitting and several other fiber arts methods are available as well.
For more information, brands carried, course schedules and current store hours visit, www.wooltownbend.com