Deschutes County Historical Society Hosts
Rededication of Brandis Square at noon on May 10, 2019
(Bend) –The media and the public are invited to a rededication of Brandis Square May 10, 2019 at noon. The short ceremony will celebrate the replacement of the memorial plaque, which went missing in 2006.
Brandis Square is located downtown Bend at the corner of Newport and Wall Street, next to Bank of America. Brandis Square was originally dedicated to former Mayor Richard William Brandis in November 1976, with a 16-foot blue spruce planted in his memory by the Bend Garden Club. In 1985, Art in Public Places added the sculpture water fountain to the square, paid for partially with engraved brick sales, which adorn the plaza. In 2006, during road and bridge improvements, the plaque memorializing Richard Brandis went missing.
Brandis was a pharmacist and owner of Brandis Thriftway Drug in downtown Bend for many years, and served as mayor of Bend 1953-54.
The rededication is also a part of Historic Preservation Month events and activities celebrating preservation of local history and heritage sites. A full schedule of events for the month is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website at www.deschuteshistory.org/historic-preservation-month/.
For images or interview requests, please contact Kelly Cannon-Miller at 541-389-1813.
Local families, students and community members are invited to join Bend-La Pine Schools’ staff members as they March for Students on Wednesday, May 8 in Downtown Bend. Hundreds of staff members are expected to join in this afternoon event that will include music, ice cream, and camaraderie in support of an end to the decades-long state disinvestment in public education.
“We want to send a message to our state lawmakers that the time to invest in education is now,” said Janelle Rebick, teacher and president of Bend Education Association. “To fulfill the promise of an excellent public education for each and every student, our elected officials must allocate adequate and stable funding for K-12 schools.”
Rebick said appropriate funding will provide students and staff with the resources that they need to be more successful - from smaller class sizes to increased health and safety services, more learning time and a more well-rounded education.
MARCH FOR STUDENTS – DOWNTOWN BEND
“We hope families and community members will join us in Bend and La Pine as we stand together in support of students and schools,” said Lori Diggs, president of OSEA. “Our students deserve better and we look forward to walking alongside our community as we collectively raise our voices and awareness in support of adequate and stable funding."
Attendees are encouraged to wear red. Individuals who cannot make the events can submit a photo of themselves wearing red to email@example.com. You can also use the hashtags #RedForEd #IamBendLaPineSchools and #DowntownBend on social media.
March for Students is a collaboration between Bend-La Pine Schools’ the districts’ certified, classified and administrator associations and Board of Directors. The event is intentionally timed to coincide with Oregon Education Association’s statewide “Day of Action.”
Downtown Business that are supporting educators this week with special offers:
We would like to offer 10% off on all full priced items through the 10th.
Peterson Roth Gallery
We will offer a 5% discount for all teachers and students on Wednesday the 8th
Leapin' Lizards Toy Company
We will offer 10% off to educators - we always do when they’re buying for their classroom… But this time will just honor Timberscent for any purchase.
Tonight is the May Downtown Bend First Friday Art Walk, and Downtown is the only place to be! We've got art in all it's mediums - painting, sculpture, live music - and, we've got craft cocktails and award winning meals.
Head into Downtown Bend tonight - click here to learn about where to park, and remember that all parking is free after 7pm. We also recommend riding your bike, carpooling or taking an uber to help keep congestion to minimum.
Make sure to check out the Gallery Guide & visit all the Downtown Galleries on your Art Walk tonight! (click here)
Historic Preservation Month Kick-off Party!
Join us in celebrating Historic Preservation Month at the Old Bend Post Office building at 777 Wall Street in downtown Bend. Learn about the building’s history from the Deschutes Historical Museum staff, visit the Tin Can ID station, type a note on a vintage typewriter, and learn about tintype photography from Analogue Tintypes. The first six people to sign up will get a FREE 4 x 5 tintype portrait.
Sign-ups for the free portraits will start at 4:45 pm the night of the event inside the lobby.
Presented by the Preservation Month Planning Committee, the Bend Chamber of Commerce, and Compass Commercial.
Aaron Duccini Glass and Design at Piece of Mind
Handmade Glass art created by a local artist. Aaron Duccini has been creating glass art since 1999.
Best known for her large, vibrant figure paintings, Sheila’s work explores the fluid relationship between figure and environment: how each continuously informs and affects the other. At the heart of this exploration lies the notion that we both form – and are formed by - all we have seen and experienced.
When she is not in the painting studio, Sheila can be found teaching yoga, searching for her lost keys and exploring the wonders of the Northwest.
The Karen Bandy Studio
Tequila tastings tonight for First Friday at Karen Bandy Studio! Come check out new cold wax paintings and new jewelry too! I have lots of pearl drops in stock, and will help you create your personal look, your personal amulet. For more info please read my blog here.
Artist Toby Putnum at Velvet
Putnam was a featured artist at The 1 Moto Show in Portland in February. To create five flashy, graphic motorcycle-themed images, he first drew with an ink pen on paper, overlaid the resulting image with gold foil and then added more definition with ink. The next step involved cutting out the image and attaching it to a 14 square-inch board with gels and resins. To achieve a weathered look, he beat the boards with chains and even scorched them. The resulting images include creatures—a lion and a dragon among them—wearing motorcycle helmets. Another depicts a set of handlebars intertwined with flowers and a snake.
“All of us have a journey. I’ve had a lot of tragedy. But I’m surrounded by beautiful people, and it’s been very healing to be in this place,” the 39-year-old artist said of Bend.
"Red for ED" Awareness Campaign
While in Downtown you might see the streets filled with local community members wearing Red for ED in support of Public Schools, Teacher, Students and Administration. The #RedforEd movement advocates for students across Oregon state. You can join them by wearing red to First Friday Art Walk and posting your pictures with the hashtags: #redfored #IamBendLaPineSchools #DowntownBend. For more information, click here: https://www.bend.k12.or.us/district/news-events/news/2019/04/join-us-march-students-may-8
Downtown Artwalk with Zephr Jewelry at The Bend Store
Come check out Bend native and jewelry designer, Cassidy Root, debuting her "Bend-y," geometric, eclectic & collapsible, 3D jewelry for May's first friday artwalk!
Thank you Deschutes Brewery for donating our beer! We will be serving a new Bohemian Pilsner, "Da-Shootz!"
First Friday Art Walk At Deschutes Pub: Emily Hoy
Join us at the Pub for the Bend First Friday Art Walk, and welcome Emily Hoy as our artist of the month. Emily will be at the Pub Friday evening talking about her journey in art, along with some tasty beer samples.
A little more about Emily:
My inspiration is rooted in the Ohio landscape of the forests and streams of my childhood. My father a naturalist and mother an artist, I grew up loving these 2 worlds and using both as inspiration in my work. I eventually moved out west after studying Graphic Design in college to work for Volcom. It cultivated my love for Actions Sports and collage art even more. I was hired as Volcom’s first ever female Graphic Designer in 2003.
First Friday at Red Chair Gallery
Please join us on this First Friday for an open reception at the Gallery. Enjoy the talented artwork of Sue Lyon-Manley, Eleanor Murphey, John Runnels, and all of our other amazing artists.
Sunstone & Spirits at the Oregon Sunstone Store
Sunstone & Spirits! Oregon Spirit Distillers will be serving up mini cocktails from 5:30 to 8:00 until supplies last.
New Business Celebration at Outside In
We are changing things up for First Friday in May by featuring two new local small businesses to Bend we think you should get to know:
The Haven - The Haven is a completely new kind of work and social space, designed by women for everyone. With 11,000 sq ft of varied work space overlooking the Deschutes River, small business owners, entrepreneurs and remote workers will find their dream space and community.
As part of First Friday at OutsideIn, The Haven will donate 10% of any memberships sold towards our Fellowship Fund. The Haven will also be raffling off a one-month Flex Membership ($199 value). Come meet the Founder and Executive Director, ask questions, and enjoy some wine.
Forever Free Cryotherapy - Forever Free Cryotherapy is a wellness facility with a vision to help people maintain an active outdoor lifestyle in Central Oregon. Services like cryotherapy, infrared saunas, and compression therapy, help combat the wear and tear from all the intense fun under the sun. Try out their newest service, Cryofacials, during this upcoming First Friday!
Farm Directory Launch at Footzone
Stop by Foot Zone during First Friday and be one of the first people to get your hands on a new 2019 Food and Farm Directory, hot off the press! Meet the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance crew, snag yourself a "Get Local!" t-shirt in the latest colors or a lovely tea towel just in time for Mother's Day, and most importantly, acquire your very own copy of Central Oregon's go-to guide to local farms, ranches, restaurants, food trucks, and the finest purveyors and supporters of the local food scene. You'll want to have it at hand all year long!
Annual SnoPlanks Fire Sale w/ Dive Bar Theology at BBC
Annual end of the season party / sale! SnoPlanks will bring down all of their boards and have a massive sale with deals that you don't want to miss! Beyond just the sale, it's always an epic party with an amazing group of people.
Live music with Dive Bar Theology will be from 5:30-7:30 outside, with the outdoor kegerator flowing. Mark down this date!
First Friday May: Found x Dutch+Bow at Found Natural Goods
First Friday May 2019 plans entail Cinco de Mayo inspired goodness!
We are, of course, serving complimentary 100% agave tequila margaritas ––radical mixer to be announced–– with the colorful company of Bend native and Seattle-based jeweler designer, Ariane Harris of Dutch+Bow.
Geometric brass shapes hand cut, druzy crystals, precious gemstones, silk tassels, dreamy malas, and African brass bead details are the beginning of this wonderful woman's designs. You'll want more than one, and with her constant reinvention, your collection will easily grow.
Ariane's designs cover the white butcher papers inside Found and have since day one with her playful Tropicana fringe earrings that come in all colors. We are so pleased to be hosting her for an official artist exhibition on May 3, 2019 for First Friday from 5-8pm. Come meet her and shop for spring!
Bend Comedy First Friday: Fuzzy Logic at Seven
"Fuzzy Logic" is a live, interactive, variety show, for geeks and nerds! Produced and hosted by local Bend nerds, ready to share their passions and interests with you, as long as you are ready to share yours.
Our guest panel of experts, professionals and comedians will teach and entertain you. Everyone attending will get a chance to interact with the show and the guests. From audience trivia, to the Q&A with our panel of specialists, everyone will get a chance to play along.
First Friday Fun at Tres Chic!
Tres Chic Lingerie is celebrating 7 years in Bend next month for First Friday!
Come on down to enjoy 50% off the Sales Rack, plus 20% off corsets. Refreshments will be provided by Caboost Kombucha during the event :)
We also have DJ SinSay curating music all evening from 4-9pm and live painting by Ayla Heffernan!
No cover, just good times and good vibes ♥
Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebration at Hola
??? The biggest event on May 5 in downtown Oregon, Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebration.??? Come enjoy authentic Mexican food, the best local beer, award-winning margaritas,? contests, surprises, gifts, and a total celebration.
Do not miss the live performances of:
- Dina and The Rumberos
- Son of Trees
See and Be Seen in Downtown Bend at Starbucks
Help us celebrate May Walk and Roll Challenge month this Friday May 3 at the Starbucks from 5-7pm. Free coffee and cookies, plus safety goodies from Commute Options and Drive Less Connect! Read more about Walk and Roll Challenge month. https://www.commuteoptions.org/may-is-walk-and-roll-challenge-month/
1st Friday with Greg Botsford at Velvet
1st Friday ArtWalk with music from Greg Botsford.
The CJ Neary Band Album Release Show at The Commons
May 3, First Friday, CJ Neary will be releasing his first album with THE CJ NEARY BAND. CJ wanted a big venue with room for dancing and that is what he got, Crows Feet Commons is hosting this FREE show for ALL AGES, sponsored by Mountain View HEATING, Pahlisch Homes, Tumalo Cider and Immersion Brewing.
CJ Neary has been said to play music with “ the charisma, charm and soul of one who has played for MANY lifetimes.” CJ launched his professional career with multiple national titles in fiddle and jazz music (categories age 18 and under), a Grand Ole’ Opry Performance, several TED talk/performances, a commercial, and sitting in with some of the biggest musical heavy weights in the nation.
CJ brings his passionate, fervent voice to the table with The CJ Neary Band, playing and singing many of his original songs and also exploring R&B, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Blues. With seasoned players Richard Taelour and Aaron Moore plus super talented Bend High's Logan Anderson backing CJ up, this is going to be a show to remember!
Honey Don’t Band Show at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe
I am not recalling the last time we had the band at Dudley’s- we’re taking care of that unfortunate oversight this Friday 1st Fri art walk downtown and Honey Don’t at Dudley’s Bookshop- I’m getting excited just typing that!
Vanderwalls & Weez-It at The Capitol
Its that time of the month... Vanderwalls and Weez-It @The Capitol
Daniel Cioper at Bend Brewing Co
Join us for live music at BBC! Music will play from 6:00-8:30 inside our bar area. If the weather permits, musicians might play outside on our beer garden.
Glitteratti Party at Wren and Wild
Join us for our Glitteratti Party! We are collaborating with Wild Folk Apothecary and Par Avion Tea to bring you gorgeous glitter filled drinks and bites along with beautiful art from local artist Morgan Miller and more.
First Friday Bubbles at Bellatazza
Come join Willow and Thistle in Downtown Bend for some bubbles, glitter, and fairy fun!
First Friday Event at Stellar Realty
Please join Stellar Realty for a First Friday Event to remember! Enjoy the amazing artwork of our very own Stellar agent- Tricia Huggin while listening to the live band- The Bucklys (which happens to include Tricia's talented hubby!) What an event this will be! As always our parking lot will be open for guests. Stop by, sip, look and listen!
More on our featured artist and band:
The strong, black lines and bright colors are a continuing theme in the work of Tricia Huggin. Influenced by the beautiful Oregon scenery and artists such as Matisse, Gauguin, and Van Gogh, Huggin found inspiration from the contrast of dying junipers and pines and the vibrant Oregon summer sky. She is best known for her depiction of poppies and the haunting, sculptural trees. Huggin is a mother of three and formerly a children’s clothing designer living in Bend, OR. “Art fulfills my need to create,” she says, “or better said by Picasso…”
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life…”
The Bucklys, a rock/soul trio based in Bend, OR, craft a rich sound, blending genres and crossing musical boundaries. Powered by the songwriting and imagination of longtime surfer and guitarist, Bill “Huggy Bear” Huggin, The Bucklys feels like sticking your toes in the sand on the perfect beach day. The vibe is relaxed, the sound is rock ‘n roll, and the feel is just right.
Bill is joined by drummer John Cashman and bassist/trumpeter Marc Saccoman. The musicianship is solid, the feel is groovy, ethereal, and sometimes gritty.
“The group is a prime example of the power trio – in which every member is firing on all cylinders – no slouching here.” ~Bend Bulletin October 2017
First Friday with Wild Ride Brewery at JDUB
Come on out to J Dub for a chance to try a great beer for a great cause! Wild Ride Brewery will be in the house from 6 to 8p tasting out Brenna A Amber and NW Hidden Trails Hazy Pale Ale. The Brenna A Amber Ale was created to raise awareness and funds for ALS research and hopeful eradication! May is ALS Awareness Month so we welcome Wild Ride and encourage donations to great cause! As with every weekend, expect awesome food specials, amazing cocktails and all you can eat fish and chips! Cheers!
First Friday Artwalk at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty
Please join us Friday, May 3rd at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Dominique Kongsli.
This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Tim Collette and Breanne Brand, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.
“Forest Feast” by DOMKO will be on display.
“Forest Feast” documents the experience of living in Bend, through pattern, color, and light. Gold, silver, and copper leaf dot Dominique’s paintings, and usher in a sense of the spiritual and divine presence found in nature in its purest form. Figures presented in her decorated aspen tree paintings are on a quest to find love. Vistas of Bend including Mount bachelor, Brokentop, and sisters mountain can be found amongst bright floral paintings. Enjoy the spirit of the trees as they are personified with markings and symbols, sharing their timeless beauty as totems reimagined and adorned.
Meet The Author: Crochet in a Day at Wool Town
Crochet book sale & signing, downtown Bend at the First Friday Art Walk with Wool Town Bend!
Meet local author Salena Baca and learn more about her latest book: Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects! You can view projects from the book, talk about yarn, and learn more about this exciting crochet book!
1st Friday Pop up at Birkenstock - Bend Shoe Co.
Come enjoy a beautiful central Oregon Spring night at First Friday in Bend. Pink Pom will be all set up inside Birkenstock with the classic styles as well as many new!
Dear Bend Community,
My name is Mindy and I am the Executive Director of the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA). I’m writing this personal letter to you because I wanted to share with you why the Bend Cares program is close to my heart.
I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. Both my parents owned small businesses and both my sets of grandparents owned small businesses. I understand in a very real way the narrow line that many small business owners walk. The difference in a good day or a bad day of sales might mean the difference between top ramen for dinner or meat and vegetables for dinner. The difference of a good week or a bad week might decide if a child of a local business owner can afford to play sports or go to camp. The impact of a bad season of sales for a small business owner might mean that a family looses their home, or has to borrow money from a family member. Owning and operating a small business is about as ‘real’ as it gets. You are not guaranteed a paycheck; you put in long hours and a tremendous amount of time and effort. It’s not easy and it’s not for the faint of heart. The circumstances and culture surrounding a small business can have a negative or positive impact on the business itself and weather or not it succeeds. Some of these external circumstances can include things like parking availability, customer discomfort in front or around your place of business, safety concerns, or traffic. As a business owner, it can feel frustrating at times when your business (and family) bears the impact of these things that are out of your control.
When I was a child, my family came upon some hard times. My mother lost her business and she had a difficult time finding sustaining work. Off and on for years we went to the food bank a lot, and the church brought us food. We struggled to get by. I remember being in elementary school and being embarrassed to pull out my packed lunch because I thought the other kids would somehow now that it was donated food. Things got worse. My sister, mother and I lived out of our car. I got ready for Jr. High School in the back of a Ford Escort.
As an adult I struggled to put myself through school, and I’ve managed to open and successfully run 3 different small businesses. I’ve worked incredibly hard, and I have also been very lucky.
Two of the things that I am most passionate about right now in my life are entrepreneurship and (what I like to call) the ‘power of one’. This power of one, to me, represents the immeasurable impact that one person can have on the world. The power isn’t in huge organizations or billions of dollars – the power is in each of us. In the way you greet someone, how you steward nature, where you spend your money, where you give your time, the degree of authenticity that you bring to your everyday life, how you treat others who are different than you. It all matters. You can’t go a day without impacting the world around you.
This is why I love the Bend Cares program – it involves two of my innate passions. Care for small business owners, and care for community members experiencing hardship. The Bend Cares program recognizes the need for local small business owners to have clean, safe storefronts and streets and it also recognizes the need for each of us to give responsibly to those experiencing hardship in our Bend community.
There is a saying that I love… “If you are up right now, enjoy it, because you will experience being down again in your future. If you are down right now, be patient, there is another up in your future.” We all experience ups and downs. We are all so much more similar than we are different. I believe that when I am up, it is my job to help those that are in a down swing, and when I am down, it is my honor to accept help from those that are up. Bend Cares offers a way to give and get help, and that is why I adore this program.
Thank you so much for reading my letter and allowing me to share my story with you.
Bend Cares is collaborative project designed to provide an easy way for visitors to Downtown Bend to give to local Bend charities. Noticing that panhandling in Downtown Bend was on the rise, Bend City Council voted to work together with the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) on the Bend Cares project to create a more sustainable giving option for donors.
The DBBA, whose mission is to increase the economic vitality of Downtown Bend, went to City Council with concerns about the changing culture in Downtown Bend due to the growth of our City. Based on feedback from business owners, building owners, and the public, the DBBA recognized Bend Cares as an opportunity to further accomplish one of the DBBA's primary goals, which is to preserve Downtown's historic, family-friendly environment.
This opportunity included upholding the innate Bend culture of kindness. "Be kind you're in Bend" is more than just a tag-line - it's who we are at our core. Downtown is the heart of Bend, and the leader (since 1903) in creating the Bend culture that we know and love to this day.
One of the experiences that did not feel in-alignment with the culture of a family-friendly Downtown, was the encroaching occurrences of aggressive panhandling within the Downtown Bend Economic Improvement District (EID).
Understanding the clear research showing that panhandling is not effective at ending homelessness or hunger in communities, and under the advisement of the Downtown Livability Committee, the DBBA proposed to Bend City Council the Bend Cares Program as an informational campaign to drive donors and their donations to organizations that best serve the specific needs of individuals needing services.
The Bend Cares program will encourage generous individuals to donate to organizations and programs that provide holistic and ongoing services throughout the community for individuals in need. Donors will be able to easily give using their smartphones. Information on housing, meals and other assistance will be provided to those in need.
Who are the people on the posters?
If you've been to Downtown Bend recently, you might have seen the Bend Cares banners, posters, and customer cards. All of these materials are designed to bring awareness to the Bend Cares campaign and encourage donors to give to our local organizations. The photos on the materials are photos of the local Bend citizens who volunteer at the organizations supported by the Bend Cares program. We want to celebrate those who are 'giving back' to our community, and encourage other to do the same. Photos were taken by Joshua Langlais, best known for his A Community Thread work.
How can I get involved?
If you'd like to get involved with the Bend Cares project, you can donate now, like our Facebook Page, join our Livability Committee, Volunteer for the project or, if you are a business or organization, you can become a Signature Business!
What is a "Signature Bend Cares Business"?
A Bend Cares Signature Business is a business that has entered into the collective Bend Cares partnership and joined the Bend Cares mission. You can find more information about the Bend Cares program when you visit this businesses, and you can find a list of these businesses on the Bend Cares website (click here)
For more information, please visit www.bendcares.org, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please feel free to read this person letter from our DBBA Executive Director, Mindy Aisling.
April 27-28 Anniversary Sale
Silverado is celebrating 17 years in downtown Bend with our biggest sale of the year. We are offering deep discounts up to 70% off on our favorite pieces around the store.
The sale is Saturday and Sunday, from 10-6. All of our fashion jewelry will be on sale, and we are offering big discounts on most of our amazing artist made pieces.
May 8-12 Jamie Joseph Trunk Show
Jamie Joseph is bringing the fun for a 5 day event at Silverado Jewelry gallery, with hundreds of unique pieces from Silverado’s #1 artist. As an added bonus, we are hosting a fundraising event for our long time manager, Monica Huey, and her baby girl, Rose, who was diagnosed with a unique brain disorder last year and needs a little help from our community. In honor of Mother’s Day, Silverado will be donating a portion of the 5 day event's proceeds to help with Rose’s medical bills. Stop by the gallery Wednesday May 8 through Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 12 to see Jamie’s beautiful collection of one-of-a-kind stone rings, necklaces, and amazing mixed metal creations. Treat yourself with something special, while also helping out a local family in need!
Here is the GoFundMe link for baby Rose and the Huey family:
Yasuko Azuma Trunk Show June 8
Silverado Jewelry Gallery will be hosting artist Yasuko Azuma for a one day event on Saturday June 8th from 10am-5pm. Meet the artist behind Silverado’s favorite diamond creations, and join us for cocktails, custom ring sizing, and a raffle for a FREE pair of diamond earrings. She will be bringing her entire collection of handmade jewelry using diamonds and sapphires set in silver, gold, and platinum. Her unique textures and feminine designs make for one amazing diamond party. The drawing will be held Saturday at 5pm- enter to win in the gallery throughout the day of the event. We are so excited to see everyone there!
At last night's City Council Meeting, Mindy Aisling, Executive Director of the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA), presented to Councilors during the the Council Work Session. Aisling covered some of the key metrics of Downtown, the scope of the DBBA, the proven success of the DBBA and City of Bend (COB) partnering, and the alignment between COB goals and DBBA goals for 2019/2020.
Please review the highlights below, and download the documents provided for more detailed information.
A few facts about Downtown Bend
1. Downtown is the largest visitor attraction in Bend.
Excerpt from page 5 of the Visit Bend - Bend Summer 2017 Final Report
2. Downtown is the largest employer in Bend.
Excerpt from page 1 of the EDCO – 2018 Largest Employers Report
3. The Downtown EID has an annual Tax Assessed Value (TAV) of $112,387,304.00.
4. Downtown Bend is a hub for entrepreneurship, culture, civic services, and it is the historic core of our City.
The DBBA Scope
The DBBA's scope includes everything from the street up. They create Downtown Bend as you know it.
The DBBA/COB Partnership
•Increases the effectiveness of both the COB and the DBBA
•Builds trust and communication between Downtown stakeholders
•Would be advantageous to expand
•City Council goals align with the top two goals of the DBBA, which are improving transportation access to Downtown & safety and hospitality in Downtown.
•The DBBA expects to be an active partner with the COB in achieving our aligned goals
To watch the video of last night City Council session, click here.
Documents supplied to City Council:
Happy Friday from Downtown Bend!
This weekend we have classic Springtime weather (Sun, Clouds, Rain) - a bit of everything and nothing too cold or too warm. In Downtown Bend, we've got a calendar full of fun, exciting things for you to do! View the list below to plan your fun-filled weekend in Downtown Bend.
that has helped her break down barriers and set a new standard for women’s big wave surfing. The film looks at what drives her, what inspires her, and how she turns fear into fuel when the surf gets huge.
Drinks provided by Worthy Brewing and Brew Dr. Kombucha, by donation, benefiting Bend Paddle Trail Alliance with light snacks by Patagonia Provisions. More info
Cobbles and Waffles-Paris Roubaix Live @ The Commons
Spring is in the air, the rain is falling and the snow is melting.....For a cycling fan, this means: Classics Season. Come watch Paris-Roubaix with us LIVE at the shop. It is the original gravel grinder, the Hell of the North and the Queen of the Classics. This race will have you "on the rivet" as both a racer and a spectator. Lots of action and we will have some great insights at the shop with a few racers who have actually felt the bone-jarring pain at race pace. And a Belgian morning wouldn't be complete without some Liège waffles and coffee. Zoë Roy will be serving up some delicious homemade Liege waffles and coffee will be provided by Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Doors to the shop will open Sunday at 6:00am and the party will go until all racers see their way to the Velodrome in Roubaix. More info
Hammered HERstory @ The Capitol
We didn't learn the last time.
This time we're going the smart route by ixnaying the re-enactors and just letting these ladies drink as much as they want while yelling at you about some of Oregon's most influential, interesting or notorious women.
Come kinda learn about Tonya Harding, Ma Amand Sheela and the Rajneesh, Dorothy Binney Putnam, Sagagawea and more.
Featuring four local ladies as storytellers incluidng Monica Williamson, Katy Ipok, Jaime Speed and Kimberly Leemans (actress from Sy-Fy's Spides and Walking Dead) and Cayla Clark as their (sober) host. More info
Lit Stuffing Party @ Wabi Sabi
Come help us stuff lit into bags so our Neighborhood Leaders can get the word out about our great endorsed candidates for the May 21 election! All volunteers encouraged to attend, you do not need to be a PCP or Neighborhood Leader. More info
Pentley Holmes Music @ Vevelt
New Jersey native, Pentley Holmes is truly that rare artist whose work achieves both technical and emotional brilliance.
A self taught guitarist and vocalist, Pentley is as well-rounded musically as they come. More info
Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz @ The Tower
Sunriver Music Festival presents Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz. An interactive two-day event featuring three exceptional pianists and teachers celebrating the versatility and virtuosity of piano!
Renowned Classical Pianist Sean Chen
Boogie-Woogie Blues Extraordinaire Arthur Migliazza - Pianist
Sophisticated and Inventive Jazz Pianist Adam Birnbaum
PGP State Convention 2019 I: Bend Green Party Convention
PGP Spring 2019 Convention, Bend
Saturday, April 13, 12pm to 5pm
Brooks Room, Deschutes Public Library, Downtown Bend
601 NW Wall Street
Meetup before at Crow's Feet Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St, 10:30; after at McMenamin's, 700 NW Bond St. Both walking distance from library. More info
This weekend with DJ DELI @ Seven
Rainy Day Blues @ The Blacksmith
Duck out of the rain and head down to The Blacksmith, Friday April 12 from 7-9pm! We'll lift your spirits to sunny heights with our lively, eclectic, jazz infused sets! It's been a month since we've been out on the town. We missed you! Hope to see you there! More info
Mexico Fundraiser at Beach Hut Deli
Please come eat lunch at Beach Hut Deli on Sunday, April 14 after church! A percentage of ALL sales will go towards the building of TWO HOMES for two homeless families in Ensenada, Mexico. Compass is again sending a team of 30 people to Mexico in August to be Beautiful Feet! Come support our team! PLEASE SHARE! More info
More than 5,900 spaces - including one for you!
With the recent parking changes, there has been some questions about where (and how) to park in Downtown Bend. There are more than 5,000 parking spaces, 3 public lots and a 4 story parking garage - keeping it simple and convenient to come downtown. So while you are dining at one of our award-winning restaurants, shopping for the perfect gift, seeing the latest live performance or attending one of our Downtown events – you won’t have any problems parking downtown.
Alternative modes of transportation
Riding your bike is a great way to get around Bend. Here are some helpful links to check out so that you can create your perfect route:
Uber is also a great way to get around Downtown, and during the day the CET Bus is easy to ride (and you can even put your bike on the bus). In the summer, they also provide the free Ride Bend service! Finally, if you carpool or ride your bike, make sure that you are logging your trips so that you can win rewards from Commute Options.
4/21/2019 - Update
Today the Downtown Bend Parking Advisory Committee decided to change the Greenwood parking lot and Irving street parking to match the 2 hours free + 2 hours paid in the Mirror Pond parking lots. They also voted to change the signage in all 3 areas to add more clarity for the user. Although these changes might take 4-6 weeks to implement - you can expect them promptly. We will most a new map reflecting these rate changes when the change is officially made and new signage is installed.