Start your adventure with PaddleBoardOregon by booking a unique paddle tour around Bend and beyond. There are sunset and star-gazing paddles, date-night paddle and hammock in Drake Park or try your balance with one of the Paddle Strong Classes, which is a beautiful fusion of yoga and fitness on the paddleboard.
"Yes, that's right.. a super fun workout focused on flexibility and core strength," Skiles said.
Between 800 and 812 NW Wall Street
The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the daily activities and operations of the Downtown Association. Send applications here.
• Not required but preferred, at least 2 years’ experience managing a Main Street program, economic or community development initiatives, or relevant experience.
• Not required but preferred, proven successful experience in nonprofit administration or leadership.
• Familiarity with the Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: business/economic development, city/urban planning, marketing, historic preservation, community organizing, or volunteer management
• Experience and interest in fundraising; especially working with a board of directors to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies.
• Experience fostering and maintaining strong relationships with civic leaders and a variety of community stakeholders.
• Outstanding communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
• Experience managing and motivating volunteers.
• Strategic thinker, problem solver and community collaboration builder.
• Self‐motivated and action‐oriented.
• Strong writing skills.
• Tech‐savvy with facility in MS Office applications, Dropbox, social media, website content management, and ability to troubleshoot basic IT issues.
• Bachelor degree is preferred, though experience in program development and fundraising may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Sense of humor
While they have had the business in downtown for the past seven years, they find the people to be their favorite part of their business. "We have the honor of working with an incredible group of successful, smart, and aring brokers," Ryan Buccola said. "To be able to show up every day and do what we love together as a team - it's awesome."
RE/MAX Key Properties
431 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite #3
While building this brother-sister business, the Davis' have a lot they have enjoyed about being part of Downtown Bend. "I love building a team and culture, and meeting so many people from all walks of life and dressing them for their everyday or their adventures," Davis said. "Finding something that makes them feel confident and beautiful, and providing a space to feel inspired to do so is what we aim to do!"
945 NW Wall Street, Suite 100
945 NW Wall Street
Since opening their shop in 2015, Bonta and the Labhart's have taken the Gelato world in Central Oregon by storm. They are ranked number one place to eat in Bend on Google, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. Jeff believes a lot of this high praise comes from their customers who love them and they love back.
"We have also worked hard by creating an amazing product nad making our own downtown Bonta Scoop Shop more of an experience than just your average ice cream shop," Labhart said. "We also love to hear the crazy stories from our customers like people asking for Bonta Gelato literally while giving birth, how it brightened their day after a surgery, or even a family from Boise who named their child Bonta after us!"
Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato
920 NW Bond Street, Suite 108
"Jeremy and I always wanted to own a business together, but weren't sure what we wanted to do! We were on vacation, Jeremy walked out and said, 'Want to bake bread with me?' and here we are," Kristi Testerman said.
Baking was something Kristi grew up with. "My mom used to bake all the time for other people," she said. "Baking is such a labor of love." It has become such a family ordeal that their kids have joined in on the fun. "My son loves slicing bread and my daughter has helped raise money for the Humane Society with our dog treats," Testerman said.
The team at Great Harvest Bread Company is a close-knit family away from home. "We've been through so much together," Testerman added. "I hope they stay around for a long time." With a supportive family at home and at work, Kristi said it makes her life fun.
Great Harvest Bread Company
835 NW Bond Street, Suite 1
Here's a list of businesses' owned by the Mikesell Family:
RSM Investments Inc.
920 NW Bond Street
Earlier this year, the store has grown. Wren & Wild expanded their location to offer a larger space for their employees and customers to find what products work best for them through hair classes and make-up tutorials. "We get such a kick out of helping our clients find the perfect skincare routine and makeup," Butera said. "It feels so good when we know we have made someone feel good about their complexion and have started a long-term relationship with us."
Wren and Wild
112 NW Minnesota Avenue
The Downtown Bend Business Association is looking for a few community-minded individuals to join our staff to make sure that Downtown Bend is looking its best every day! This is a fun job where you can make a difference, and opportunities for growth are unlimited.
Under the direction of the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) Maintenance and Operations Manager, these positions assist with the day-to-day custodial, grounds, gardening, and maintenance activities in Downtown Bend. Candidates must be dependable and able to work independently.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SCHEDULE AND PAY
Pay starts at $15 - $20/hr DOE. Average 20-40 hours per week. We are seeking both seasonal (summer) staff, permeant staff, and on-call staff. More details available upon inquiry.
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL
If you are interested, please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) is a small nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend.
February 14th is always a special day in Downtown Bend. A day where families, lovers, and community come together and share love throughout Downtown. For the past eight years on Valentine's Day, students, teachers, and families from The Waldorf School of Bend have come down early in the morning to Downtown and hang up knitted hearts. Each heart can be found on businesses, telephone poles, and trees. They are meant to be taken from the spot they are found and given to someone as a way to share love to family and friends.
"Hearts have been lovingly made by our school community, residents at Fox Hollow, employees of WoolTown, and volunteers from Healing Reins," teacher, Rebecca McGuire, said. This year over 2,000 hearts were made and delivered throughout the town.
Love was also shared by the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. The children wrote 40 Valentine's Day cards that were delivered by the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) staff to businesses in Downtown Bend.
"We are so happy that Boys & Girls Club of Bend could help spread the love across our community," Baylee Maloney, Development and Outcomes Associate, said. "We're so grateful to partner with the businesses Downtown and spread kindness this Valentine's Day!"