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Desperado captivates a bohemian inspired wardrobe to fit any lifestyle. Featuring a vast array of women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories plus gifts for women, men, kids & baby at a broad price point with outstanding customer service. Recognized for our incredible selection of custom boots and glamorous apparel- featuring Johnny Was, JW LA, Biya, Old Gringo, Liberty Black Boots, XCVI, Double D, PJ Salvage, Bed | Stu, Sofft, denim by Driftwood, Dear John, Stonefield and many more.
Nearly 24 years ago Desperado began in Portland’s historic Pearl District as a high-end Western Lifestyle store carrying everything from custom boots to handmade rugs. In 2007, owner & proprietor Joanne Sunnarborg moved her business to Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District which was our home for nearly 13 years. In the late summer of 2020 we made the move to downtown Bend where we now proudly have our shop on Bond Street in the heart of Bend’s best locally owned shopping district. We hope you’ll love our new location as much as we do. Downtown Bend offers some of the best boutique shopping, dining and people watching anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Come see us at 933 NW Bond Street next to Bend’s oldest Bar & Grill the iconic D&D.
Visit Desperado for a refreshingly unique shopping experience that can always include a complimentary local brew or fine wine. Don’t miss this eclectic boutique and shoe store where you may come in as a stranger but will always leave as a friend.
933 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703
Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ❤️️ of Bend!
The warm weather is back! Now that over 65% of the county has received its first dose of the vaccine Deschutes County will be staying in 'Low Risk' level (See those guidelines here). Don't forget folks it is up to the business/establishment to determine how to handle the CDC's new mask policies. Please remember to be nice, no one wants to still be in this pandemic, just be kind wear your mask indoors and we will hopefully be done soon! Encourage your friends and family to get tested if they are feeling sick or if they are over the age of 16 to get vaccinated.
First Friday's are coming back Tomorrow June 4th! We are so excited to announce that after 14 months of patiently waiting we are finally at 'Low Risk' level, and we feel safe about bringing back one of our favorite events. Here's just a few things to make your first post pandemic art walk a little more fun!
m This week we enjoyed brunch in Lemon Tree's new parklet on Franklin. We had our new favorite the Amaretto French Toast with fresh berries, slivered almonds and berry coulis. Made with Big Ed’s Brioche and a lot of love. We also had the Seared Steak Benedict, Grilled sous-vide tri-tip served atop crispy hash browns with two perfect poachers* and creamy Hollandaise.
For drinks we always love to go over to Hola! on Bond St, its hard to beat the Red Cactus margarita and a front row view of the always active downtown scene. Hola! is convenient too, because after a round of margaritas you can walk right over to Bonta and get a bowl of incredible artisan Gelato, we highly recommend the Espresso and Brownies.
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Ad spaces are available for every type of business, and we offer extremely competitive advertising rates! You don't have to be a business in the Downtown District to place an ad. Contact us or click here for more information. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business to thousands of people every single day!
Downtown Digital Bucks
If you missed out last time, now is your chance to get your business set up to accept Digital Downtown Bucks, sign up here.
If you have questions or are looking for more information about this program go here.
We are bringing back Oktoberfest! Things will be looking a little different this year and a lot bit more fun, if you are interested in participating as a sponsor, or event host, or maybe you have a couple of fun ideas up your sleeve let us know. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
In-person or online, we've made it easy for you to support local Downtown Bend merchants: For a list of Downtown Bend businesses: click here, for online shopping links: click here, for curbside pick-up and delivery from Downtown Bend restaurants: click here.
Velvet Lounge calls themselves “a funky little haunt in downtown Bend.” Striving to bring the outside in as a mountain town just miles down the road from Mt. Bachelor, it features reclaimed wood walls, actions sports on the tube, unique cocktails made from both local and fresh ingredients, and the best canned microbrews around. Opened in 2009, they are open daily with extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights. Serving food to go with those cocktails and microbrews, you place your order at the bar for small plates such as bacon-wrapped apricot skewers, pulled pork tacos or zucchini fries, as well as gluten-free vegetarian option queso fresco dip. Thank you Visit Bend for the description
Wren and Wild is your go to place for clean beauty products, like our personal favorite skin cleanser, Youth to the People Age Preservation Cleanser. Refreshed and balanced, clear and glowing. Your skin will be glad you added this award-winner to your daily routine. This superfood cleanser is packed with cold-pressed antioxidant-rich greens like kale, green tea and spinach for the glow and balance your skin deserves. With the ideal harmony of moisture & protection, you’ll be ready to say, “See ya!” to the free radicals and environmental stresses that try to bring you down. Effective for single and double-cleansing, it removes makeup, prevents buildup in pores, and supports skin’s pH balance.
The Downtown Bend Business Association has partnered with The Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly to create a pop up store at First Friday Art Walks Downtown. The Colors Store is a place that creatives of color can display and sell their artwork and other creative designs downtown. Riccardo Waites who is the Diversity Coordinator for the D.B.B.A. and also C.E.O. of C.O.B.L.A. is excited about the store. "The D.B.B.A. has been working hard to bring more diversity to downtown. They have been looking for ways to share culture and creative ideas with the community. This store is the first step in reaching that goal."
The June 4th First Friday Art Walk will be the opening day of the Color Store. The Color Store will be located in the Commons Plaza downtown (875 NW Brooks Street) Store is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Small Nonprofit Provides Flower Baskets for Downtown Bend
Bend, Oregon –
Downtown Bend has been the heart of the community for over 100 years. Way back in 1903, local Bend families opened their shops, and the Bend community worked together to beautify their town. It is not so different today, here in 2021, local Bend families open their shops, on the same Wall and Bond streets that served as community center 100 years ago – and, still today, the Bend community works together to beautify their town.
Early in the morning hours on Friday, May 28th, before even the sun woke up, a few dedicated individuals worked to install flower baskets in the downtown core. These individuals are staff of theDowntown Bend Business Association (DBBA), and these flower baskets are funded by local Bend community members coming out to drink beer and enjoy absurd games of skill and ridiculous feats of strength at Bend Oktoberfest every year in Downtown Bend.
The DBBA is a small nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend by enhancing the experience, image, and lifestyle of the Downtown Bend Economic Improvement District. Bend Oktoberfest is their largest fundraiser each year and all the proceeds from this event go directly to Downtown Bend beautification, including the downtown Bend flower baskets.
The downtown districts boast over 100 flower baskets and 50 planters throughout the heart of the city. These flower baskets begin growing when summer still seems a distant dream, and they are nurtured and cared for in the Landsystems greenhouses. Every May the DBBA staff, not unlike Santa delivering gits, alight the streets of Downtown Bend and install flower baskets while everyone is sleeping. On the dawn of Memorial Day weekend, summer begins in Downtown Bend.
When you visit Downtown Bend this summer you will be able to enjoy its 100-year-old buildings and quaint streets graced with flowers everywhere you look thanks to local community members like you supporting the entrepreneurial core of their city.
Help support the mission of the DBBA by donating today:
At Wild Flowers of Oregon We Create Each Floral Arrangement To Be As Unique And As Beautiful As The Person Receiving It. Wild Flowers is a locally owned full-service florist located in downtown Bend, Oregon. We have been designing and hand-delivering flowers and plants in the Bend community for over 30 years. Our shop offers personalized service and all of our arrangements are custom made-to-order. In addition, we also offer alternative gift options such as plants, lucky bamboo arrangements, jewelry and décor items. We are proud to have been voted Bend’s best florist for many years!
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