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Successful Bend Oktoberfest!

Events - September 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

This year we had another successful Oktoberfest, with over 12,000 people attending.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers.  Without their support, this event could not happen.  If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer next year, please be sure to contact us, or go to our website. Oktoberfest is the […]

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Downtown Street Sweeper Friday Mornings

Informative - September 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

It’s the time of year where leaves are falling, and we want to let you know how to help keep our streets clean. The Street Sweeper comes to sweep downtown on Friday mornings (early). The best time to sweep is Thursday afternoon or evening.  When you sweep the sidewalk in front of your business, please […]

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Good-bye Kelli, Hello Mindy

Informative - September 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

As Fall brings changes in the air, changes are happening at the Downtown Bend Business Association. Many of you know Kelli Brooks from her 20+ years in Downtown Bend. She has most recently been working with the DBBA for the last two years. She is leaving at the end of September to pursue new adventures. […]

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Win Big by Shopping Small

Events, Informative - September 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Shop Small and You could Win Big! Black Friday is almost here, but don’t forget about Small Business Saturday on November 26th In order to encourage Bendites and visitors to Shop Small, The Downtown Bend Business Association has created the Shop Small Passport Event. One lucky person will “Win Big by Shopping Small” as 50+ local […]

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Commute Options offers Redmond to Bend Carpool

Informative - September 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Great news!  There will be a Redmond-Bend (westside) vanpool starting in October 2016! The van will leave Redmond at 7:20am and departing from OSU-Cascades at 5pm (9+/- 15 minutes).  The cost ranges from $179 to $149 depending on the number of riders we can add.  More riders = Less cost!  Currently, the plan is to […]

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The Oxford Hotel supports OSU Cascades Hospitality Program

Uncategorized - September 8, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Bend hotel group continues to grow Baney family endowment will boost OSU-Cascades hospitality program By Stephen Hamway / The Bulletin / @Shamway1 Published Sep 8, 2016 at 12:15AM More than 25 years after the first hotels bearing the Oxford name opened, Bend-based Oxford Corporate now operates 17 hotels across the Western United States, with more […]

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History Pub Night

Informative - August 26, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

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Do you commute between Bend and Redmond?

Informative - August 9, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Enjoy your trip to work. Your commute can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Vanpooling saves you money on fuel, maintenance, insurance and vehicle depreciation. Where does it go? Vans will run between Redmond and Bend during regular commute times M-F. What kind of vehicle is it? Large and conversion vans to luxury cross-overs. Late model […]

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Pizza and a Wagon Ride Wednesdays

Informative - July 21, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Pizza and a Wagon Ride Wednesdays Cowboy Carriage has partnered with Fire in Bend for a pizza and wagon ride package! Gourmet pizza dinner and a horse-drawn wagon ride in Downtown Bend is something they will never forget! 15-minute wagon ride through Downtown Bend before dinner starting and ending at Fire. Reserved seating around the […]

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Bend Brewing Co. purchases adjacent lot

Informative - July 19, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

The Bend Brewing Co. will soon be expanding.  The new owners have purchased the adjacent lot on the corner of Newport Avenue & Wall Street. This lot has sat vacant for over 10 years, so this will be a welcome change for Downtown Bend. See the complete news release below:

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Downtown Bend Reopens Public Restrooms

Informative - June 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Long Closed Rest Rooms in Downtown Parking Garage Now Open! The Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) announces the reopening of the public rest rooms located in the lobby of the parking garage. These rest rooms closed about a year ago due to the level of service, maintenance and oversight required. “We’re thrilled to have played a role […]

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Wall Street Road Work

Informative - June 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Road work information: July 5th-11th, Wall Street Road work will take place, just North of Downtown (but will impact traffic driving to Downtown). From Anne Aurand, Interim Communications Director, City of Bend (541) 388-5573:   ‘As part of our annual street preservation program, the City will be improving Wall Street between downtown and Revere Avenue in […]

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Troy Field Parking Lot – DATES CLOSED

Informative - June 23, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

What: Troy Field Parking Lot Closure Where: Troy Field Lot is located between NW Bond and NW Lava Rd. in downtown Bend. When: Lot closes at 10Pm on Saturday, June 25th and reopens at 6 pm on Sunday, June 26th . Questions? Contact Ben Hemson, Business Advocate for the City of Bend at 541-388-5529   […]

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CO Classic Car Show Flashback Cruz

Events - June 21, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

The Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club is coming to Downtown Bend August 12-14. The Flashback Cruz will take place Saturday evening (August 13) beginning at 5:45pm and ending at 8pm. http://www.downtownbend.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-Schedule-of-Events.pdf Street closures & interruptions include:  Franklin, Lava, Bond, Wall, Oregon, and Minnesota Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club is active in our community, and Joan […]

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Bend Chamber of Commerce Health Plan

Informative - May 31, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Business Association has been working on behalf of Downtown Businesses to create a new and better relationship with the Bend Chamber of Commerce.  Patty Davis, Bend Chamber, Business Development Manager, met with DBBA board members and staff to talk about the benefits of becoming a Chamber member. The Bend Chamber of Commerce Health Plan […]

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Downtown Bend Merchant Meeting

Informative - May 4, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend Merchant Meeting What: Downtown Bend Policing Project-follow up from survey When: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 – 5:30-7:00pm Where: Deschutes County Library (Brooks room)   The DBBA has been working with Bend PD and City of Bend to come up with a plan to curb negative behavior problems in Downtown.  After our last meeting, […]

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Flower Baskets almost here!

Informative - May 3, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

  With warmer weather, we’re pleased to announce that the 100 Downtown Bend flower baskets should arrive mid May. Once again, DBBA is taking the lead on purchasing, watering, and fertilizing this great Downtown Bend beautification through September. Donations to the flower basket program are always appreciated. Contact Rod for more information rod@downtownbend.org 541 788-3628 […]

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Downtown Cleaning

Informative - May 2, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

You may have noticed Mike, our Operations Manager, out cleaning the streets on the weekends.  We believe it’s critical that visitors and Bendites alike see the cleanest Downtown possible, and a lot of the challenges occur on the weekend. Mike’s also getting an earlier start to his shift with the longer summer days, he’s on […]

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COVA Membership opportunity

Informative - April 12, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

The Central Oregon Visitors Association and The Downtown Bend Business Association are excited to provide a collaborative marketing opportunity for the merchants and business members of the DBBA. COVA is Central Oregon’s Regional Destination Marketing Organization and markets out of state to attract Destination Visitors to Central Oregon. Members of the Central Oregon Visitors Association […]

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C-3 Events is a Downtown Bend Beautification Partner!

Informative - February 9, 2016 - 1 Comments - by

C3 Events recently became a Beautification Partner by donating to the non-profit, Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA). The donation will help fund projects such as annual flower baskets, Holiday lighting, bicycle racks, benches, banners, and much more.  The DBBA’s mission  is to develop and promote Downtown Bend as a socially vital and economically prosperous center, […]

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Downtown Bend Merchant Meeting

Informative - January 20, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend Merchant Meeting What: Downtown Bend Policing Project When: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 – 5:30-7:30pm Where: Deschutes County Library (Brooks room)   The DBBA is working with Bend PD and City of Bend to come up with a plan to curb negative behavior problems in Downtown. Please plan to attend this very informative meeting […]

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Welcome new owners of Bend Brewing Company

Informative - January 20, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Bend’s second oldest brewery, Bend Brewing Company is under new ownership. Packy and Leslie Deenihan have recently purchased the brewery from Wendi Day. Next time you’re on Brooks Street, stop in and introduce yourself. Here’s the story from The Bulletin: A couple from Denver who set a goal of someday living in Bend will become […]

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Bend Energy Challenge

Informative - January 14, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

The Bend Energy Challenge is Bend, Oregon’s team in the Georgetown University Energy Prize — a national competition to reduce energy use. After a two-year competition period, in 2015 and 2016, a $5 million prize will be awarded in July 2017 to the community that leads the way in reducing energy use. 50 cities and counties […]

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Snow removal: Who’s responsible?

Uncategorized - December 9, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Did you know that snow removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of each property owner. Because many owners are not local, this responsibility can fall to the businesses. On corner properties, this includes both sides, even if there is not a door. Downtown Bend Business Association does our best to assist in making a path, […]

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Bend Christmas Parade

Events - December 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The annual Bend Christmas Parade is this Saturday beginning at noon.  Bring the entire family and enjoy this Bend tradition. The parade begins on Newport Avenue then down Wall Street, turns on Franklin Avenue, then continues to Riverside Boulevard.  The parade should finish around 1:00 or 1:30pm. The streets will re-open immediately after. For more information: http://3gcreativestudio.com/bcp/ […]

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Shop Small Saturday

Events, Informative - December 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

On Saturday, November 28th, Downtown Bend sponsored Shop Small Saturday. We handed out passports to about 850 people.  Customers then took the passports to participating businesses to receive a stamp.  10 stamps were needed (no purchase necessary) to be entered into a drawing.  We had 3 baskets to giveaway.  The grand prize was over $2000 […]

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Occupancy Report

Uncategorized - December 2, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

DOWNTOWN BEND OCCUPANCY REPORT Occupancy jumps to 97% as 8 New Businesses Open The Downtown Bend Business Association announces the occupancy for 3rd quarter of 2015 and new businesses opening. Occupancy in the downtown district rose one percentage point over last quarter to 97%. The occupancy rate is based upon the number of leased street […]

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Christmas Caroling in Downtown Bend

Events - November 23, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Bring your Christmas party to Downtown Bend for horse-drawn Christmas caroling. Two big, Percheron horses complete with jingle bells pull the wagon for 45-50 minutes through downtown and the historical district. Christmas cookies and hot chocolate provided by Foxtail Bakeshop. Cowboy Carriage provides a Christmas Caroling book, but you have to supply the voices. 20 adults maximum or a […]

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Thank a Veteran

Events, Informative - November 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The annual Veteran’s Day Parade is Tuesday November 11th. The Pine Tavern proudly rolls out the red carpet for Veterans on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day with a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service. Reservations are recommended beginning at 11am. As an Army veteran himself, new owner Bill McCormick, has […]

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The ever changing world of Social Media

Informative - October 7, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) and Bellatazza sponsored an evening to learn how to use Social Media on October 27th. This meeting was to not only increase business, but to work with other businesses in Downtown Bend. Businesses in Downtown are automatically a member of DBBA and were invited to attend.  The space was […]

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Bend Oktoberfest was a success!

Events, Informative - October 6, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Did you know Bend Oktoberfest is a fundraiser for Downtown Bend?  The event raises funds for beautification efforts such as flowers, Christmas decor, bike racks, benches, banners, cleaning and more that help keep Downtown Bend vibrant. The event was a huge success with a record 12,000 participants that resulted in record beer and brat sales! […]

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Bend Design Conference

Events, Informative - October 2, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

There’s a new event taking place in Downtown Bend….The Bend Design 2015 Conference.  Your business can be involved in bringing this event to life and keeping it coming back to Downtown Bend for years to come.  Bend Design 2015  would like to welcome partisans to the area and conference by offering our conference attendees a special discount […]

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Chuck: Thanks for 10 great years!

Uncategorized - August 28, 2015 - 1 Comments - by

As you may know, August 31st is Chuck Arnold’s final day as Executive Director of Downtown Bend. Chuck will soon begin a new opportunity working for the City of Redmond in Economic Development. If you could buy stock in a community, Redmond would be a strong buy with Chuck on board. You’ve likely encountered “Downtown […]

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Downtown Bend Welcomes New Director!

Uncategorized - August 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

August 10, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Rod Porsche, (541) 788-3628 DOWNTOWN BEND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Downtown Bend Business Association welcomes new Executive Director Rod Porsche (pronounced poor-shuh). Rod replaces longtime director Chuck Arnold who held the position since 2006. Rod comes to Downtown Bend with […]

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Substance Abuse Survey

Informative - August 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Please take the time to answer a few questions. View the survey here Deschutes County Health Services collects data on a continual basis to assess attitudes and beliefs about substance use. The Rede Group is conducting this 14-question survey on behalf of the Deschutes County Health Services, in partnership with the Downtown Bend Business Association. […]

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Oktoberfest Volunteers needed

Events - August 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

It’s that time of year! Oktoberfest is approaching. We are looking for volunteers. If you, or someone you know would like to be a volunteer, please go to our website and fill in your information. http://bendoktoberfest.com/volunteer/ (about half way down, you can open the spreadsheet and fill in) The information you need should all be […]

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Going Away Party for ‘Downtown Chuck’

Informative - August 10, 2015 - 2 Comments - by

Chuck Arnold, the Executive Director since 2006 for the DBBA is saying farewell. Join us for a going away party Wednesday, August 12th from 5-7pm at Astro Lounge.

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Provide input on Bend’s Central Westside Plan

Informative - July 8, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Provide input on Bend’s Central Westside Plan Bend’s central westside is rapidly changing with new residential development, schools, and parks, and an expanded Oregon State University – Cascades campus on the horizon. Community members have developed three scenarios for how Bend’s central and westside neighborhoods could change over time. We need to hear from you […]

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Smaller than usual Flower Baskets

Informative - July 8, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Have you noticed the flower baskets aren’t as large as they usually are this time of year? While the flowers were growing, they developed a disease and had to be re-planted. We received them healthy, but not as developed as in previous years. With all the warm weather, we should have large, abundant flower baskets […]

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DBBA Board Election Results

Uncategorized - June 15, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Board Election results were finalized June 5th. Directors are elected to a 2 year term. The new board members are as follows: Property Owner/Representative: Gregg Harper-Oxford Hotels Karen Letourneau-Lone Crow Bungalow & 831 NW Wall Business Representative: Sarah Jordan-:Looney Bean Coffee Jennifer Steigman-Faveur Boutique    

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Search for new Executive Director

Uncategorized - June 12, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend is searching for a new Executive Director.  Chuck Arnold has held this position since 2006, and has accepted a new job.  He will be departing in September, leaving a wonderful legacy. The search for applicants began on May 22nd, with the cut off date June 8th.  In that time frame we received 68 […]

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City Policy Change on Events

Events, Informative - June 12, 2015 - 1 Comments - by

In order to ensure public health, welfare and safety, the City of Bend will not be permitting special events to have downtown business patrons served in the streets while events are in progress and the streets are open. Examples of such events include the Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium and the Flashback Cruz Classic. Businesses will […]

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Exclusionary Zone Expanded

Uncategorized - June 1, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Did you know that part of Downtown Bend has had an exclusionary zone since 2006? The goal of an exclusionary zone is to reduce criminal behaviors that negatively affect quality of life in Downtown Bend. The exclusionary zone excludes people who have been ticketed for a crime in Downtown Bend.  If an individual commits a […]

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2015 Downtown Elections

Informative - June 1, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The nonprofit Downtown Bend Business Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. There is a slate of candidate who love downtown and want to contribute to keeping it great. Please take the time to vote by June 5th! Vote Here

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Downtown Bend Seeks New Executive Director

Uncategorized - May 22, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Business Association seeks an entrepreneurial-minded, self-motivated individual to serve as Executive Director of the nonprofit organization in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Bend is dubbed “the outdoor playground of the west” for a million good reasons: • World renowned rock climbing at Smith Rock • Hiking, Biking and Skiing in the Cascade Mountains • […]

Downtown Economic Improvement District (EID) Passes

Uncategorized - May 12, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Economic Improvement District is a local assessment district.  The EID assesses all commercial building space at $0.18 per square foot.  Every three years, the property owners vote to continue the EID.  We are pleased to announce that the vote occurred last week and the EID was reauthorized with 100% support. The EID assessment, […]

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Downtown Doggie Daze

Uncategorized - May 12, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The first annual Downtown Doggie Daze was a success, thanks to the Downtown Merchants and Vendors that participated. Dogs were invited to come downtown with their companions, pick up a ‘passport’, get 5 paw print stamps from participating businesses, & then be entered to win prizes valued over $300.  About 300 passports were handed out […]

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Flower Baskets returning soon!

Informative - May 8, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend will soon be full of beautiful flower baskets.  Goodlife Landscaping, LLC is the company that will deliver and take care of them for the season.  This is a large task, as they will be watered 3-4 times per week, very early in the morning before most people have made their way downtown.   […]

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2015 Downtown Bend Board Election Nominations

Uncategorized - April 30, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

2015 Downtown Bend Business Association Board of Directors Nominations Anyone with an interest in contributing to downtown is encouraged to consider serving on the Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and oversee staff, policy, direction, and budget of the organization. The DBBA is now accepting nominations for three Board member positions. two property owners […]

2014-15 Downtown Bend Annual Report

Uncategorized - April 30, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The nonprofit Downtown Bend Business Association reports on it’s efforts each year with it’s Annual Report. Click here to see the report here

We gave away $1,000.00 Shopping Spree!

Uncategorized - April 21, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

As part of our marketing efforts this spring, we gave away a $1,000 Downtown Bend shopping spree. The promotion ran for the last three weeks on local radio stations The Mix 100.7FM and Power 94FM. Downtown and the promotion were mentioned on the radio over 700 times with dj’s talking on the air about the […]

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Downtown Sidewalks to be pressure Washed

Informative - April 15, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Business Association has hired a contractor to pressure wash the sidewalk.  The work will take place in the early mornings of April 21st & 22nd, before most businesses are open. Since over spray may occur, businesses should make sure window washing is put off until after this is complete. Spring and Summer are […]

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2015 Q1 OCCUPANCY RATE & NEW BUSINESSES

Uncategorized - April 9, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

April 9, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Chuck Arnold, (541) 788-3628 DOWNTOWN BEND OCCUPANCY REPORT Occupancy Drops One Point as Five New Businesses Open The Downtown Bend Business Association announces the occupancy for 1st quarter of 2015 and new businesses opening. Occupancy in the downtown district dropped one percentage point […]

Addressing Negative Behavior in Downtown Bend

Uncategorized - April 6, 2015 - 1 Comments - by

Downtown Bend is a place that people want to gather. It’s strong and vibrant which means we will attract all sorts of people, and sometimes problems. On March 17, 2015, Chuck Arnold wrote a letter to City Council and copied approximately 35 others regarding the negative behavior of some of our more ‘colorful’ people. Here’s […]

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Seeking A New Flower Basket Care Partner

Informative - March 17, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Business Association is seeking a contractor to maintain and water the downtown flowers this summer. Read the request for proposals here NOTE: We are accepting proposals via email: chuck@downtownbend.org. Proposals will be accepted until a contractor is hired.

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Become a Downtown Bend Beautification Partner!

Uncategorized - March 16, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Downtown Bend Business Association is seeking annual partners that share our community vision of keeping Downtown Bend vibrant. Partners provide resources to fund projects and improvements like‐annual flower baskets, Christmas lighting, bicycle racks, benches, banners, and much more. For more information click here

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Large Groups, Tournaments, & Events Around Bend

Uncategorized - March 11, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Aside from the Downtown Events, there’s many more activities happening in and around Bend that bring in large groups of people.  In order for businesses to properly staff and keep the correct inventory, here’s a list that may be of help.   April 10th-12th-NWX Spring Festival/Northwest Crossing April 11th-Cascade Women’s Expo/Deschutes County Expo Center April […]

Street Closure Information

Informative - March 11, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Events & Street Closures for Summer Season 2016   Recurring Events  Wednesdays from June 1st through October 12th: Bend Farmers Market Bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods from 3–7 pm. Street Closures: Brooks Street Promenade 12pm to 7pm.  Thursdays from mid-July through mid-August: Munch and Music Located […]

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New Directory Listings Go Up

Uncategorized - February 19, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The DBBA has updated the map and listings in the kiosks downtown. The new map features “You Are Here” markings for visitors to get their bearings. The new listings include all new businesses open in Downtown Bend current as of February 2015.

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West Coast School Breaks

Informative - February 18, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

We anticipate strong traffic as schools up and down the West Coast come to Bend during their Winter/Spring break. Look for the following visitors during these dates: Oregon March 23-27 Seattle April 13-17 All other Washington schools from March 30- April 6 California Los Angeles March 28-April 6 San Diego March 30-April 3 Long Beach […]

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Public Hearing on Downtown Funding

Informative - February 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Do you know how efforts to improve Downtown are funded? Each year property owners contribute to a fund called the Economic Improvement District (EID).  In 2015, the EID will need to be re-authorized in order to continue Downtown improvements. Bend City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4th to gather feedback about […]

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Hot Items Downtown Is Working On

Informative - February 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

We have accomplished a great deal since our last report to you about six months ago, including: Marketing, Beautification, Events, Policy… Read More…

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United Way Fundraiser

Uncategorized - February 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

United Way’s Dine and Donate will take place the week before Valentine’s Day: Sunday, February 8 – Thursday, February 12. This is a great time to get out, eat, and donate at one of the participating restaurants during this time. By donating, participating restaurants will offer a free item of their choice (appetizer, dessert, etc). […]

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Upstairs Office space for Lease

Informative - February 3, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

The Eriksen Building combines the best in contemporary mixed-use design with a rich historic legacy making it one of Downtown Bend’s landmark properties. Currently leasing 2nd Floor office space with SW views of the Cascades and Mirror Pond. Prominent NW corner of Wall St. & Oregon Ave. Across the street from the Pine Tavern/Bend Brewing […]

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Christmas Fundraiser Raises…

Informative - January 29, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Thank you for helping make Christmas of Change 2014 a big success! With the support of over 40 other businesses, $2,447 was raised to assist local charities who do vitally important, socially significant work. As will always be the case, 100% of the money raised will go toward making a difference right here in our community. […]

Downtown Bend welcomes Blue Ridge Ski Council

Uncategorized - January 27, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend welcomed members from the Blue Ridge Ski Council. Members were here from January 30th to February 6th from Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Members enjoyed all that Downtown has to offer from shopping and dining, to lodging and scenery. The DBBA would like to thank the participating businesses below who offered deals and […]

Charging stations at the Oxford Hotel

Informative - January 26, 2015 - 2 Comments - by

Two Tesla 80 AMP Charging Stations have been installed at the Oxford Hotel. This will allow a Tesla to reach a full charge in approximately four hours. This station is used exclusively for Tesla Automobiles. In addition, one Clipper Creek HCS-60 60 AMP Electric vehicle charger has been added. This is a great service offered […]

2014 Q4 OCCUPANCY RATE & NEW BUSINESSES

Informative - January 26, 2015 - 0 Comments - by

Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Chuck Arnold, (541) 788-3628 DOWNTOWN BEND OCCUPANCY REPORT Five New Businesses And Occupancy Up For Fourth Quarter The Downtown Bend Business Association announces the occupancy for 4th quarter of 2014 and new businesses opening. Occupancy climbed in the downtown district one percentage point over last quarter to 97%. The […]

What Should Happen with Mirror Pond?

Informative - December 18, 2014 - 2 Comments - by

After several years of public engagement and technical exploration, the Mirror Pond Ad Hoc Committee is proposing a concept for the future of Mirror Pond for public input. The concept detailed in this summary satisfies stakeholders who wish to retain Mirror Pond and those who wish to see a more free-flowing river with enhanced wildlife […]

Marketing Our City in the Winter

Events, Informative - December 12, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Visit Bend’s 2015 winter marketing campaign will be the largest and most aggressive marketing campaign in the City’s history. It will have a significant impact on the regional tourism economy. Visit Bend been hosting a series of lunch meetings to present the marketing campaign to tourism stakeholders and business leaders. The next presentation is Wednesday, […]

Who cleans up the snow?

Informative - December 4, 2014 - 1 Comments - by

In short…everyone must help! The DBBA crew ASSISTS with snow removal on our @ 3 miles of sidewalk helping make a path thru’ downtown, clearing accessible parking stalls, and corners. EACH BUSINESS is responsible for making the sidewalk in front of their business safe. CLICK HERE for the CITY RULES

The Gift They Really Want

Informative - November 24, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Get ’em the thing that’ll fit and they’ll like! Get ’em Downtown Dollars! More info here

Exercise and Get Paid!

Informative - November 14, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

The nonprofit Downtown Bend Business Association is looking for players for the sidewalk snow removal team for the 2014-15 season. We had a successful season last year going 7 and 1 suffering our only defeat during Snowpocolypse in February of 2014 when Team Mother Nature kicked our ass with 3 feet of snow in a […]

Thank You Veterans!

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RSVP To Help Decorate Downtown For Christmas

Events - October 31, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Want to get into the Christmas spirit? Help your community get ready for the Holidays! Join us as we decorate Downtown Bend for the season! More info here Please RSVP by clicking here

Help Charities Better Our Community

Uncategorized - October 24, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

What is A Christmas of Change? A Christmas of Change (ACOC) is an annual event combining the holiday celebration in downtown Bend with the opportunity to raise funds to support local charities in our community. Created by The Tree of Humanity (The Tree) and in partnership with the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA), ACOC promotes […]

Where Do We Go With Mirror Pond Plaza?

Uncategorized - October 24, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

The DBBA together with Downtown Bend businesses has convened a committee to discuss Mirror Pond Plaza and what the community would like to see happen with this great public space. Rebecca Charlton, owner of Cowgirl Cash and DBBA Board Member is Chair of the committee which held it’s first meeting recently. The minutes from that […]

Bend Oktoberfest

Events - September 16, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Friday and Saturday, September 19 & 20 CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

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Fall Festival Information

Events - September 9, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Parking Study – Summer 2015

Uncategorized - August 29, 2014 - 1 Comments - by

We requested that the city study the parking supply in Downtown Bend (see: Why study parking?) in the late spring of this year. The City responded by approving the request and moving quickly to put together a scope of work that would get the best expert engaged to assess parking this summer during our busy season. […]

Downtown Livability Group

Informative - August 29, 2014 - 3 Comments - by

The great thing about downtown is that everyone is welcome and the challenging thing about downtown is that everyone is welcome. It is this understanding that is at the center of downtown districts around the country. We welcome everyone.  The challenge is that along with everyone comes every behavior. Our approach downtown is address negative behaviors. […]

City Works on Sign Code Compliance

Informative - August 4, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

From the City of Bend… Sign code enforcement They’re not hard to spot along the streets in Bend:  Signs advertising various businesses and services.  While they may serve a purpose for businesses, they also can clutter and obstruct the public right-of-way.  City staff are now educating business owners and enforcing the sign code in the […]

Energy Trust Helps Fund Light Replacement

Informative - August 4, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

The State Energy Trust fund has set aside money to give to any business that replaces light bulbs with LED lights.  A large portion of the cost is REIMBURSED to the owner. One Downtown Bend business owner recently replaced their light and saved a ton. “I have actually replaced all my light fixtures with LEDs and received a large […]

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Uncategorized - July 22, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale This Thursday through Sunday dozens of retailers will be giving great deals up to 80% off! July 24th-27th  Participating Businesses Cowgirl Cash Dalias Hot Box Betty Ju-bee-lee Cascade Cottons Local Joe Tres Jolie  Lone Crow Bungalow Oregon Body & Bath The Hub Cyclery Romantique Outside IN Gypsy Soul Foot Zone Lotus […]

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945 Wall Street For Sale

Uncategorized - July 18, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

The building occupied by Roberts on Wall Street since 1977 is up for sale. More Info

2014 Q2 OCCUPANCY RATE & NEW BUSINESSES

Informative - July 8, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

July 8, 2014  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Chuck Arnold, (541) 788-3628 DOWNTOWN BEND WELCOMES NEW SIX BUSINESSES Another Occupancy Record! – 5-year-high at 98% The Downtown Bend Business Association announces record occupancy for 2nd quarter of 2014. For the second straight quarter a record was broken. The highest leasing rate […]

2014 Downtown Election Results

Informative - June 20, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

          The 2014 Downtown Bend Board of Directors Election received its largest participation in many years both in number of candidates and ballots returned. We had six candidates for three business owner positions and two candidates for one property owner position. Over 90 ballots were returned-40 paper ballots and 50 electronic […]

Heaven Can Wait Runner Discounts

Events - May 23, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Retail Wabi Sabi-Selling Pink wigs for your fun run! bhuvana-10% off purchase John Paul Designs-Specialized Heaven Can Wait Pendants 23%of proceeds go to Sarah’s Project The Blvd.-10% off Purchase The Hub Cyclery-15% off one item (excluding bikes) North Soles-10%off Full Purchase Jubeelee-10% off Full Purchase Cascade Cottons- 20% off one regular priced clothing item Gypsy […]

Google Business View

Informative - May 19, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Wonder how you can show-up better on Google? Now the DBBA is partnering with a local certified Google Business View contractor to help downtown businesses improve their exposure and customer conversions on Google searches. Each business owner will get: – A virtual tour edited and published to Google Maps. Integrated with Google Search and their Google+ […]

2014 Parking Study Request

Informative - April 18, 2014 - 2 Comments - by

The DBBA is requesting that the City of Bend update the data that drives downtown parking policy. The information below was presented to City Council this week. Please add any comments below on what issues you feel need to be addressed in a new study. Downtown Bend Parking Study Request 2014 A parking stall is […]

2013-14 Downtown Bend Annual Report

Informative - April 18, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

The nonprofit Downtown Bend Business Association reports on it’s efforts each year with it’s Annual Report. Click here to see the report here

Tower Theatre Partnership

Uncategorized - April 15, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

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2014 Q1 Occupancy Rate & New Businesses

Informative - April 3, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

April 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Chuck Arnold, (541) 788-3628 DOWNTOWN BEND WELCOMES NEW BUSINESSES Occupancy Record! – 5-year-high at 96% The Downtown Bend Business Association announces record occupancy for 1st quarter of 2014. The highest leasing rate in 5 years was set this week as 96% of the […]

Is Your Business Accessible to Everyone?

Informative - April 1, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

More than 50 million Americans with disabilities are potential customers for retail businesses across the country. These 50-million-plus customers, along with their families and friends, patronize clothing boutiques, mall outlets, grocery stores, and more, if the businesses are accessible. How accessible is your business? Read here to find out…

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2013 Q4 Occupancy Rate & New Businesses

Informative - March 19, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

DOWNTOWN BEND WELCOMES NEW BUSINESSES 3 Businesses Hang New Signs as Occupancy Stay at 95% for Entire Year The Downtown Bend Business Association announces business changes and the current occupancy rate for the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. Three new businesses hung new signs in Downtown Bend and the occupancy remained at 95% […]

Meeting Tonight at Tin Pan Theater

Events, Informative - March 17, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Come to hear marketing updates we are working on for Downtown Bend! More info here

Downtown Raises Funds For Local Charities

Informative - February 3, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

DOWNTOWN RAISES @ $2,000 TO HELP CURB DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Over 40 Businesses Help Raise Funds for Local Charities The Downtown Bend Business Association announced today the results of a charity fundraising effort held during the Christmas season. Over 40 businesses partnered to help raise @ $2,000 to assist local organizations working to help those affected […]

Tasty Lunch Deals!

Informative - October 29, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Score a filling lunch downtown! 10 Below 10 Minnesota Avenue (541) 382-1010 Located in the lower level of the Oxford hotel, 10 Below Restaurant and Lounge offers Northwest inspired cuisine using the freshest local and sustainable ingredients. Come in Monday through Friday to try our 10-10-10 special, a daily selection of our four course lunch, delivered to your […]

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Downtown Parking

Informative - September 16, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Winter 2013 New options for downtown parking! Free weekend parking in the garage is now EVERY weekend! All day coupons for the garage & Mirror Pond are available to give to good customers A digital voucher program allows a business to extend time on the street for a customer For more information on all these […]

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