Let me introduce myself; I am Cori, the owner, bartender, food prep-er, plant water-er & toilet flusher fixer at Velvet Lounge. Growing up in Bend made me love the outdoors & they are a priority in my life. That's what drew me to working nights, days off to enjoy the outdoors, are super important to me. After working in the restaurant industry for 25+ years, it was a goal of mine to own my own spot, in my hometown.
After managing Velvet for a few years I had the opportunity to purchase it....& here we are almost 10 years later. My love of the outdoors translates into the bar. From the reclaimed barn wood from Maupin, Oregon to the vintage camping decor, to the nature & snow sports playing on our flat screens, you can see I've tried to bring the outside, in.