It was a fabulous week in Downtown Bend!
This week we once again took a look at our alleys and invested in some deep cleaning, and some vendor management. Downtown Bend is in desperate need of more full community care in regards to alleyways in downtown. While the DBBA continues to put in every effort to keep alleyways clean, we can not do it alone. We need the support of the businesses, the vendors, and the City of Bend to bring our alleyways up to a higher standard.
We also worked this week on getting ready for flowers and flower baskets! Whoohooo! Last year, COVID19 reduced our budget by ~50%, making it impossible for us to provide the usual flowers for our community. This year, even with our budget that continues to be reduced by the impact of COVID19, we are committed to finding the funding for flower baskets. We did, however, notice several flower hangers that are no longer useable, and flower planters that need a bit of refreshing. We are hoping to find ways to fix these assets before May. We are also looking at ways to redistribute our flower assets more uniformly throughout the EID.
One of the really fun things that we did this week was begin to plan Oktoberfest 2021. We are reimagining Oktoberfest this year, and planning a 3-week long event. If you are interested in volunteering this year, please let us know.
The DBBA is a small nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend.