Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ️ of Bend!
We all know that spring is just around the corner, and it sure does feel good. We might have had snow last week, but we can begin to look forward to our spring and summer adventures and plans.
For the Downtown Bend Economic Improvement District (EID), we are dreaming of spring and summer, and creating visions and plans for even further into the future. Will you join us in this visioning? CLICK HERE to share with us what you would love the future of Downtown Bend to look like.
We love when folks come to enjoy downtown on foot, bicycle, tricycle, or one-wheel - but if you're driving, that is great too. Parking in Downtown Bend is easy and convenient. On the street parking is designed for quick trips (2 hour max), and the parking lots are designed for longer stays. You can park in the Mirror Pond lots for up to 4 hours, or if you are staying more than 4 hours, choose the parking garage where you can park all day. Parking on the streets is free, and all the lots & the garage are just $1/hour. For additional information on parking in downtown, click here.
Now, for our weekly recommendations...
This week you don't want to miss grabbing drinks at Barrio. We recommend trying theMaracuya: Pisco, passionfruit, lime, agave, egg whites, and bitters. Oh my, it's delicious. (Psst... Barrio also has 10 different types of margaritas!!) While you're there, you might as well try a few tapas too!
We also recommend that you try the Mac & Cheese at The Point. You can add it as a side to any of their amazing menu items. Sit outside by the fire and watch Bend go by - their location on the corner of Bond and Franklin provides the perfect people watching! Or, choose to eat indoors, and enjoy their homey atmosphere.
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.
Super soft, lightweight, and airy, this boxy fit cropped top at LuLu's Bend Boutique, wears like a tee and is super flattering. Rows of rainbow hearts are knit across the body. The wide, feminine neckline is offset by the dropped shoulder and slouchy ... read more.
Jeffrey Murray started his business, Jeffrey Murray Photography, back in 2007, showing his work at fine art shows throughout the country. Jeffrey's work speaks for itself, so our recommendations wouldn't be completed without compelling you to click by sharing a few of his photos (see below), & click here for more!
It was an exciting week in Downtown Bend as we managed the first real snowstorm of the year. We hired extra seasonal help to make sure that we were able to keep downtown cleared and accessible. The City, DBBA, and downtown businesses worked together and... read more.
Reserve your Ad Space on a Downtown Directory!
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!