Lauren Kelling, owner of Oregon Body and Bath, loves spending her days in Downtown Bend. When she’s not skiing Mount Bachelor with her family, you will find her catching up with long-time shoppers at her shop, which has been open for 26 years, or helping out-of-towners select the perfect keepsake from their visit. A proud member of the vibrant downtown business community, Lauren enjoys the sense of camaraderie she feels with other retailers downtown, all of whom help make Bend the amazing place it is.
Lu An Carone-Rhodes is the owner of Princess Athletic (Bend) and Running Princess (Corvallis). She previously owned a coffee shop and a travel agency and finds owning a business to be always challenging but also fun.
She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and worked as a mental health therapist/counselor for ten years prior to purchasing Running Princess. She and her husband, Brian have a small, hobby farm in Corvallis and also own a condominium in Bend. She splits her time between her two favorite cities.
Kathleen, manager of Princess Athletic, is a runner, mountain biker, skier, yogi, paddle boarder and genuinely up for anything.
She has lived in and out of Bend since the 1970s and managing Princess Athletic gives her the opportunity to do what she loves marrying fashion with adventure and encouraging everyone to just get outside!
Princess Athletics is located at 945 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
My name is Suzanne Molt and I am the owner of Arrange, an interior design and home furnishings studio located off Brooks Alley in downtown Bend. I believe our environment is essential to our well-being. We all have a life story and I believe our home is the setting to our story.
Mixing new with old, finding meaning and purpose in every space is what I specialize in when working with clients in their homes. Everything we surround ourselves with should be authentic, practical and beautiful. In the shop I aim to provide items that support this philosophy. A bit of timeless French mixed with Pacific Northwest style is our look. Come by and see us soon!
The weekend is almost here and it feels like Spring! With temps in the 50's all weekend, lot's of fun events and St. Patrick's Day on Sunday - it's shaping up to be a great weekend in Downtown Bend!
Here's what's happen'
McMenamins Old Saint Francis St. Patricks Day Weekend
Irish or not, you'll want to join in the party here; in addition to live music for dancing a jig, we'll be serving our lucky Irish Stout, Irish coffee, MacSleyne Irish Stew, Irish Reubens, Corned Beef & Cabbage and more. McMenamins Irish Coffee cocktails are made with our direct-trade, single-origin coffee and Whiskey.
St. Patrick's Day at BBC!
Join Bend Brewing Co. on Sunday, March 17th for a St. Patrick's Day Party at BBC! Irish food specials and live music outside next to our fire pit. Music lineup is:
The Lil Smokies at SubaruWF Crows Feet Commons
Love winter? Join The Lil Smokies at #SubaruWinterFest for a free show March 15, 2019 at Mt Bachelor Crow's Feet Commons. The show kicks off at 6:30 and runs until around 10pm. Remember the show is FREE & ALL AGES so gather your tribe, get to WinterFest and make forever memories.
Subaru Winterfest is presented by Mt Bachelor, Subaru of America, Inc. and the many other sponsors listed below in conjunction with Parallel 44 Presents.
Ski For All After-Party + Dive Bar Theology at BBC
The official after-party for the Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) Ski For All event.
The Ski For All is a full day (9am - 4pm) all-abilities ski-a-thon. The athletic competition is to ski or ride as many vertical feet in one day as possible utilizing any and all terrain that is open.
The feel-good competition is to raise funds to support Oregon Adaptive Sports and to ensure life-changing outdoor recreation is available to people of ALL abilities. All are welcome to the after-party! There will be a short awards ceremony at 6pm and then the music will carry on.
More information on the event here: https://www.mtbachelor.com/event/oas-skiforall-2019/
An Acoustic Evening w/ Travis Ehrenstrom at Tin Pan
A solo acoustic evening featuring Travis Ehrenstrom. Advanced tickets are available online for $10.
Evening of Authentic Celtic Music with The Ashlings at the Commons
The Ashlings, means "dream" in Irish Gaelic, and features Laurel Brauns and Julie Southwell, who have been collectively playing music from the homeland for two decades. They will be performing dozens of memorable Irish ballads for which the whole crowd will be invited to sing along, combined with familiar Irish fiddle tunes backed by the percussive skills of Josh Williams. The experience at Crow's Feet Commons--early in the evening on St. Patrick's Day--is designed for those seeking a genuine Irish experience and would like to seek refuge from the typical riff raff with an early night of celebration. Pints will be flowing, but the focus will be on celebrating the culture and music from a country that is held deep in the hearts of those with relatives near and far, or anyone who resonates with an authentic experience of music and song.
Reserve Dry Gin Release Party at Crater Lake Spirits
Come try our newest Crater Lake Family Member, a New Wave style spirit, with bright, almost floral aspects in combination with sweet orange peel & definite grapefruit flavors.
Please join us Friday, March 15th, 2019
From 5-9pm at Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
1024 NW Bond Street
We will have tastings, live music, speakeasy theme, New Reserve Gin Recipes and Full Sized Cocktails!
No entry fee! 21&UP!
SinSay Sunday (St Patrick's Day)
Everyone's a little Irish on St Patrick's day, right?...
Come get Jiggy with us!
DJ SinSay will be spinning an eclectic mix of soulfull downtempo electronica, trip-hop & beyond from 9-12
It's locals. night (25% off select eats & drinks all night long with local ID).
See you at the cabin!
Comedy at The Capitol: Tiffany Greysen
Ipockolyptic Productions is back at The Capitol! This time we are bringing Tiffany Greysen. It's a night of hilarity that is part advice column and part parenting guide... neither which should be followed.
Also performing is Central Oregon's own Karen Sipes! Hosted by Katy Ipock.
Tiffany Greyson Bio:
Tiffany Greysen is a standup comedian and writer from Portland-ish, Oregon. She is a writer for several humor publications, including Savage Henry Independent Times, and Portland's Exotic magazine. Performing all over the West Coast, her comedy is part advice column, and part parenting guide... neither of which should be followed. You can find her on Twitter as @TiffanyGreysen or on Facebook by name.
No Man's Land Film Festival - Tower Theatre
No Man's Land is proud to come back to Bend, Oregon for another year of films and fun! This evening is brought to you in partnership with BendFIlm and Bend Women's March to meet a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical. Famed ice-climber Angela VanWiemeerch in person!
This event opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. with showtime beginning at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $15. We can’t wait to see you there!
5th Annual Purnima - Indian Feast & Bollywood Dance Party at Mantra Indian Kitchen
A night of Bollywood Eats and Sultry Beats to support Central Oregon Locavore Non-Profit
The night will begin with a lavish feast featuring the fragrant spices and alluring flavors of authentic Indian cuisine hand-crafted by Chef Runi of Mantra Indian Kitchen to be paired with a dizzying array of exotic cocktails, beer and wine.
All to be followed by a night of sultry beats and bass to uplift and transcend your spirit. Belly dancers, and beautiful decor are just a few of the things you can expect at this fabulous event.
Meal will begin at 6pm, advance ticket purchase required. At meals end, a magnificent transformation will take place and at 8:00 the doors open to all for a delightful Bollywood dance party.
Bend Comedy Presents: Riley Fox & Coor Cohen
Bend Comedy Presents:
- RILEY FOX -
Nashville-bred, Portland-based comic RILEY FOX is a thinking-man in an increasingly non-thinking world. Armed with a lethal combination of Southern charm and West Coast smarts, Riley's comedy points out the absurdities and hypocrisies of just about everything, from life growing up in the South to musings about politics, religion, and society at large. From comedy clubs to college auditoriums to seafood restaurants to a flatbed trailer behind a redneck bar, Riley has seen it all and done it all, making him one of the most versatile comedians in the Pacific Northwest.
- COOR COHEN -
Portland-based comic Coor Cohen’s transient upbringing and natural charisma allowed her to quickly develop the “intellectually silly” comedic voice that has become a distinct signature throughout her work. Coor’s performances are layered with intellectual stimulation, thoughtful jabs at the status quo, and the ability to connect with and hold audiences throughout a wide variety of topics, ranging from her obsession with the media landscape, to the peculiarities of public radio fundraising, and even the Wu-Tang Clan. By elevating her material she brings a refreshing point-of-view to any stage, and regardless of what region (or small county) of the country Coor is performing, she leaves their audiences feeling like they just met their new best friend.
Piano Bar Bob at the Capitol
Come sing along, toast a buddy, roast a family member, put in a request for some Parody sing alongs. Bobs hilarious show always brings out laughter by way of song. Shot after shot get your fix for a group singalong to the classics you love old and new! FREE show
Frank McComb at BendBroadband's Jazz at the Oxford
Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of soul, jazz, blues and pop. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician but a favorite on the soul, jazz and R&B scenes.
His fans affectionately describe his work as the perfect combination of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Frank has worked with many of the entertainment industry’s giants including Prince, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Patrice Rushen, The Rude Boys, Phil Perry, Tommy Davidson, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), and others.
Thrive at the Downtown Bend Library
Come meet with the Thrive team for walk-in assistance to connect with needed community resources, including:
● Housing: assistance with locating vacancies, completing applications and filing appeals
● Health: completing OHP applications, connections to physical and mental health providers
● Employment: referral to employment supports and resume assistance
● Social Security: submitting applications for benefits for those unable to work due to a disability
● Basic needs: connection to utility assistance, food and clothing resources
14th Annual Trivia Night at the Tower
Join the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools and local Central Oregon businesses at our 14th Annual Trivia Night sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union! This event benefits the Classroom Grants program that provides funding for innovative STEM, art, music and wellness programs in our 32 public schools.
All sponsors and team slots are SOLD OUT but event tickets remain. Need more information? Call our office for more details at (541) 355-5660. Visit our website at https://engagedminds.org/trivia-bee/
I am the owner of Cowgirl Cash, a Western Vintage Boutique on Brooks St.. My mom is a past Deschutes County rodeo queen, and my grandparents always lived close. My grandma taught me to sew and my grandpa, always so sharp in cowboy boots, a hat, and a rodeo buckle, taught me how to ride. My Dad is an avid outdoorsman. Growing up we camped, hunted, fished, cut firewood, hunted for arrowheads, and explored all areas of Central and Eastern Oregon. My little shop is a reflection of my native Bend roots. I attended the University of Oregon after graduating from Bend High. I then went to Gemology school. Buying and selling great jewelry and cool Western Vintage is never boring. I love the customers that not only buy from me, but also sell to me. I've been in my little back alley location in Bend for 9 years now. Come find me and an authentic slice of Bend.
924 NW Brooks Street
Loana Perez is just 29 years young and the owner and operator of 3 small business here in Central Oregon with one of them being right here in the heart of downtown Bend. Loana wanted to create something that was fun and makes people smile while staying close to her asain culture. That's when TeaCupFuls was born, a boba tea shop with a full espresso bar that's not just an ordinary cup of tea or coffee. Loana took these sweet and ordinary drinks to a whole new level by topping them with cotton candy, donuts and waffles.
Marty as been a business owner in Downtown Bend for 50 years! Anyone who has met her knows that she is delightful, intelligent and savvy. Merriam-Webster defines Moxie as: force of character, determination or nerve. Marty is all this plus a heavy dose of style.
Marty began her entrepreneurship when she was 9 years old in the Philippines. It all began when she asked her mother to loan her 25 pesos for her produce venture. Her mother not only gave her the loan, but also shared with her some words of wisdom, “First, you have to suit up and show up. Second, you cannot be an oak tree, you have to be a willow tree, because the only thing for certain in life is change and when change occurs everything goes to ground zero. Third, as long as you can see, you can get up… And, last but not least, when life hands you lemons you make lemonade and when that’s not enough, lemon cookies, lemon meringue pie, lemon bars………”
Fast-forward to 1978 when Marty became the first women manager out of the 68 Weisfield’s Jewelers stores. Not surprisingly, that first year Marty won the District Manager’s Competition by selling the most diamond jewelry in volume and percentage. As a successful woman, Marty has paved the way for other women to follow in her path. The Bend store became a significant training center for future manager under Marty’s tutelage.
Marty opened her first store, Marty’s Fine Jewelry in the Oregon Street Mall followed by Ashley Christine Clothingon Bond Street, then Designers Fine Jewelry on Wall Street and Designers’ Artiquites and Furniture.
Currently Marty owns Ice Fine Jewelry on Wall Street and she just recently purchased GiGi’s Boutique next to Footzone! Marty is nowhere close to stopping – it fact, with GiGi’s, she is just getting started.
Over the years, several boards have been privileged to have Marty’s wisdom and contributions; including the Tower Theatre Foundation, The Small Business Development Center, The Network of Entrepreneurial Women, and The Bend Downtowners Association – just to name a few. She has also supported over 400 charities throughout Central Oregon.
To this day Marty loves her work. Her customers often ask, “When are you going to retire?“, to which Marty answers, “When I get it right.”
In September of 2017, the Downtown Bend Business Association spearheaded a gathering to celebrate her 50 years in Downtown Bend. The Tower Theatre put a notice on the marquee, friends congratulated her over wine and snacks at Mockingbird Gallery, and Marty was given a painting of her store, Ice Fine Jewelry, called “Wall Street Reflections by Richard Boyer. You can see more of Richard Boyer‘s work in October during his one person show at Mockingbird Gallery.
After this Marty-Party, Councilor Barb Campbell declared it Marty Smith Day during the City of Bend Council meeting. Councilor Barb Campbell gave a wonderful proclamation highlighting some of what was when Marty first began doing business in Downtown Bend.
“Where as, when Marty Smith started her business in Bend…There were logs, not kayaks, floating in there river;... There were fewer than 14,000 potential customers;...The hospital was still on the hill downtown and kids may have cut classes at St. Francis to see Love Story or Two Mules for Sister Sara at Tower Theatre... Today, Sept 6th, is Marty Smith Day in Downtown Bend!“
Marty Smith is a living legacy, and we are so honored to have her in Downtown Bend!
Meet the Lemon Tree Chefs:
Chefs Jaclyn Perez and Betsy McDonald come together to present Bend with a unique dining experience. Betsy brings to the table, 30 years of professional cooking as well as a Degree from the best Culinary School in the USA, Culinary Institute of America. Jaclyn brings with her a different set of flavors and training in some of the best restaurants in France and Italy. Together, they make an unbeatable team.
Jaclyn and Betsy met while working on mega-yachts, cruising around the world and providing exceptional dining experiences for their clients. The cuisine was completely driven by what was fresh, local and available. Guests were always treated to the specialties of the port of call each day. In this way, Jaclyn and Betsy developed their “Style” of clean, fresh international fare prepared with lots of love!
Now the Chefs are home in Bend….get ready to be loved by two chefs with a passion for cooking, a strong affinity for vibrant world flavors and a desire to serve great food to the people of Bend!
Originally from Romania, Sanda has traveled throughout Europe, sampling the world cuisine from a young age.
Fascinated by the American culture she moved to Bend, Oregon where she started her career in the service industry, covering every aspect and position.
Sanda has spent last 10 years perfecting her hospitality skills, honing a passion for customer service and building relationships. The same passion will be evident at your event.
Citizen Bar & Kitchen
1045 NW Bond Street, Downtown Bend
Angelina Swanson is the founder and CEO of aos Skincare, the brain-meets-beauty child of her desire to create a healing relationship between plants and people. She calls it “full circle beauty.” By consciously sourcing the most bio-available organic, wild-crafted, fair-trade ingredients in her luxurious formulas, Angelina promotes health and beauty in the people who use her products, and in the places where the ingredients are harvested. Every aos product has its own origin story, beginning with a client and their desire to improve their skin. Never one to chase ingredient fads, Angelina stays focused on real results, stoking her fierce devotion to discovering complementary blends of potent plant actives that increase our skin’s—and our planet’s—vitality. In addition to her passion for building aos for more than twenty years, Angelina loves living in Central Oregon. She shares her love of wandering deep in the mountains with her husband, Andy and they are frequently "disappearing" into them to unplug and replenish their souls.