Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ❤️️ of Bend!
The sun is here to stay and we are here for it, we are excited to start floating the river, as well as get back on our bikes as the trails dry up! With Covid cases on the rise again, don't forget your masks and to practice social distancing, we are fortunate that despite cases rising again hospitalizations aren't spiking as well. Encourage your friends and family to get tested if they are feeling sick or if they are over the age of 16 to get vaccinated.
Before we get to the Mother's Day Shopping guide we'd like to highlight a very cool event that is happening May 8th!
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Are you ready to party?!
On Saturday, May 8th, at 6:30 pm, community members, business leaders, and parents will come together virtually at the first ever House Party, presented by Qorvo. The event will raise much needed funds to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend’s youth development programs this coming summer. So break out your hypercolor t-shirts and find those crimping irons! House Party promises to be a fun-filled evening of live auction items, food, drinks and a celebration of all things 90s! Guests will travel back in time through our website to celebrate and support the amazing youth that count on Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend each day. And even though we can’t meet in person, we’ll provide everything you need to party virtually together!
If you want to support this amazing community program, sign up here!
Our 2021 Mother's Day Shopping Guide
We are going to start with one of our favorite spots in Downtown.
AOS Skincare is a modern-day skincare apothecary, Wellness Spa and lab in Bend, Oregon. They blend traditional herbal wisdom with proven plant-based science to reveal your skin’s natural radiance and vitality. By supporting small, organic farms and Fair Trade cooperatives and working towards zero-waste production, we create beauty from the ground up. Every ingredient in our luxuriously effective, small-batch formulations is sustainably grown and harvested to support our “full-circle beauty” philosophy.
Hot Box Betty
Hot Box Betty is an upscale women’s boutique in the heart of Downtown Bend, Oregon, offering a unique collection of designer clothing, accessories and jewelry. Hot Box Betty strives to provide customers with a warm and welcoming experience while cultivating lasting relationships.
With hand-selected pieces from New York, Paris, and beyond, Hot Box Betty stocks everyday essentials in women’s wear while incorporating emerging designers, luxury basics, and functional fashion-forward pieces to help you express your personal style. A local staple, a treasured destination shopping experience, Hot Box Betty strives to provide clients with closet favorites! Pop in, stay awhile; the Betties are here to help!
The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar
For over 11 years The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar on Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bend has revolutionized the wine and beer industry of the region by letting their customers try before they buy bottles. Locally owned, they are a unique international wine shop, wine bar, and beer tasting bar.
They offer a rare and extensive cellar list of over 600 hand-selected labels from around the globe and a wine bar pouring over 30 wines by the 2 oz taste, glass or flight. Their beer bar has a beer list that is just as appealing with 16 tap handles of award-winning Belgian and craft beer, cider, and mead. Pair with your beverage of choice with an extensive charcuterie and artisanal cheese menu to choose from. After your tasting, grab a few bottles to go or stay a while and enjoy a drink of their world-class selections.
Silverado Jewelry Gallery in downtown Bend houses the work of over one hundred of the world’s most cutting-edge jewelry artists. Born out of a love of handmade craft since 1998, Silverado sees each piece as an individual work of art, crafted in a studio with its own techniques, raw materials, and perspectives on beauty. Each of the collections is beautifully displayed in well-lit wood and glass tables and rack display cases, in a contemporary setting that is easy to stroll through. From the traditional to the contemporary, Silverado Gallery has something for everyone and a staff that understands the product. Follow them on Facebook as they acquire new jewelry lines, and join their newsletter for updates on sales, trunk shows, discounts, giveaways and more.
Wild Flowers of Oregon
Wild Flowers of Oregon is a full service florist that has blossomed in Bend, Oregon. Our shop takes immense pride in designing exceptional flower and plant arrangements that hold a unique style. All of our arrangements are custom made with no recipes, which allows each creation to hold its own beautiful personality. This design style allows for flexibility so that we can create floral arrangements to any style or price range. If you fall in love with a particular Floral Photo, our designers can accommodate that style to most price ranges. We also offer alternative gift options such as Euro gardens and lucky bamboo arrangements. Our cozy shop is always getting in new seasonal gift items that are sure to beautify and bring warmth to any home or garden.
ICE Fine Jewelry
Marty Smith has been a fixture on the Bend jewelry scene since 1967 and her current venture is ICE Fine Jewelry located at the breezeway between Wall St and Brooks Alley in downtown Bend, next to Bellatazza. Offering ring cleaning and inspection in addition to jewelry repair and appraisals, they can help you care for your precious jewelry. They will also happily help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of custom jewelry, so they invite you to gather outdated or heirloom pieces they can restyle and reset for you. ICE will help you select wedding and engagement rings and bands in 14 and 18 karat gold, they carry Pandora jewelry, Camelot, Story, Crislu and more, plus a wide range of promise rings and birth stone jewelry in addition to unique giftware. Their line of gifts includes Lolita wine glasses, mini purses, costume jewelry, miniature Bulova clocks, gloves and scarves. Plus, you can shop their selection of diamond jewelry and loose diamonds.
Downtown Digital Bucks
If you missed out last time, now is your chance to get your business set-up to accept Digital Downtown Bucks, sign up here.
If you have questions or are looking for more information about this program go here.
We are bringing back Oktoberfest! Things will be looking a little different this year and a lot bit more fun, if you are interested in participating as a sponsor, or event host, or maybe you have a couple of fun ideas up your sleeve let us know. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.