Bend Electric Bikes (BEB) will move to a new location in Downtown Bend. The new shop,located at 869 NW Wall Street, suite 104, will help more people in Central Oregon enjoy the many benefits of biking, now in a more visible and central location. The new location was recently occupied by Crow’s Feet, which moved to Northwest Crossing after being Downtown for several years. Bend Electric Bikes will continue to serve the area as a neighborhood bike shop and introduce electric and cargo bikes for use in work and family life. There are already several Downtown business owners leading the revolution by using electric cargo bikes for business transport, eliminating the large footprint that cargo vans or other automobiles make in the area.
The owners and staff of BEB are excited to be part of the Brooks Alley neighborhood and the Downtown Bend business community. The staff will bring their friendly, welcoming culture and diverse community of riders to the new location. The shop offers high quality electric urban mobility for everyone and will make a, now bigger, positive impact on the area.
Reasonably priced electric bike rentals will be offered to folks visiting Bend in order to provide a realistic alternative to traveling around our congested roads - a welcomed relief, as expressed by past and frequent visitors. Bend Electric Bikes will continue doing business at the existing location at 223 NW Hill Street in the Old Bend neighborhood until February 3. Opening day Downtown will be February 6. The community is invited to the baby GRAND OPENING and first First Friday Art Walk on February 7 5-9pm. Everyone is welcomed to meet the new neighbors, celebrate and join the BEB community. We shall party!
Courtney Van Fossan, cultural agent of change, a former customer turned employee of BEB says, quote, “Several years ago, I was a customer who needed a supportive community and expert service on my electric cargo bike that carried me and my young children everywhere around town. We relied on our electric cargo bike and our bike shop to keep us moving. Having reliable, low cost, active transportation has made way for my family to enjoy some of our sweetest memories, moving about freely, getting to know our Bend community, up close. Electric, cargo and family biking was a quiet subculture and now, it’s mainstream, full of people we all know and growing quickly. Bend Electric Bikes is the bike shop I need and want in my community and we have a whole bunch of friends who feel the same way. I’m excited for the McCords to see their ‘little bike stand’ evolve into such an active and loved community kind of place.”
About Bend Electric Bikes:
Bend Electric Bikes, now in its 12th year of business, offers sales, service and rental of quality
electric bikes, cargo bikes and and other electric urban mobility modes of transport in Central
Oregon. Owners, Sterling and Kathy McCord, long time Bend residents, have a mission of
getting more people on bikes and to share the many benefits of biking in our daily lives. BEB is
a community hub for those seeking reliable electric bikes to use in everyday life and offers
information, support and community activities to encourage ridership. The staff has long term
personal experience and expertise in all aspects of biking, including many years of the most
extensive professional technical knowledge and service of electric bikes Most importantly, the
shop provides a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for all people, especially those who are newly
bike curious. Everyone benefits from riding bikes and BEB is committed to helping folks enjoy
them in their everyday lives.
The Wooden Jewel is hosting a grand opening on Friday, June 7th, in their gallery 844 NW Bond Street in Downtown Bend. You can enjoy live food and drinks with live music by Tara Snow.
Their new Bend location, at 844 NW Wall Street, will give them the opportunity to showcase not only their jewelry designers, but also their extensive collection of fine art and wood carvings.
Join them for their Grand Opening! Enjoy food and wine, jewelry, fine art and live music by Tara Snow. The Wooden Jewel will be giving away two $500 gift certificates through a drawing. They have new and unique art pieces and jewelry all the time, so come in and be amazed!
Raised in the great Northwest, Tara Snow has always been a mountain loving woman who was meant to live a life of adventure in the great outdoors. She enjoys singing soul, blues, jazz, light rock, and even a little folk in between.
Receiving a BA in music from UC Riverside gave Tara a whole new found love for the diversity of music and she loves to collaborate with other artists when possible. During her time there, she studied everything from jazz to mariachi and learned about different types of music from all over the world. These days, playing with her wonderful band brings her incredible joy. They are honored to have played so many different types of gigs together and truly enjoy each fun, new and unique experience that it brings. They truly believe that is what music is all about: having fun, collaboration and connection with other people.
Rosa Shea, owner of Tangerine Hair Salon on Minnesota Ave in Downtown Bend, had a dream to be the best hair salon with the most incredible customer service. With 38 four and five star reviews on Yelp, it looks like her dream is coming true. Now, Rosa and her team are taking that vision to the next level with their recent remodel. They have not only upgraded their space, but you'll find new products and services as well. Call today to book an appointment, (541) 389-9090
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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