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
Did you miss our 2021 Mother's day shopping guide? Well here it is!
With Deschutes County moving back into Extreme risk, as well as extending the state of emergency in Oregon, restaurants will be forced back to limited out door dining and take out. If you are looking to find how each restaurant will be operating find all of our downtown restaurants listed here.
Now that we are back to patio only, here are all our favorite spots to soak up some sun and drinks. For a killer patio and the best place to take your pups we recommend Bend Brewing Co. Right next door and with just as incredible view or the Deschutes river is Pine Tavern, who is actually celebrating their 21st anniversary today! And just down the Brooks Promenade is The Commons Café & Taproom, with 12 rotating taps and a patio that over looks drake park its hard to find a pretty place to caffeinate.
They may not have patios over looking the river, but they have the food and service to make up for it, here are our favorite parklets to eat at! We of course have to kick it off with a downtown staple Deschutes Brewery, has built a large parklet with plenty of seating and continues to pour some of the best Pub exclusives beers in-town. With not one but two parklets 900 Wall is always a great option if you are looking for delicious food and a great spot for some people watching. And right across the street is Bos Taurus, a staple in the fine dining community in Bend, with food so good you can only leave when there's not a single crumb left on your plate.
Featured Business | Café Sintra
Manuel dos Santos, owner of Café Sintra in downtown Bend, named the restaurant after his hometown in Portugal, near Lisbon. Café Sintra specializes in delicious, flavorful dishes that pay tribute to Portuguese cuisine. Breakfast and lunch is served daily, with a focus on Portuguese favorites like linguica and eggs, Portuguese stew and gazpacho. Café Sintra recently expanded its menu and hours and now serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday, with a menu featuring the ocean, the ranch, and the garden. You can also bring the taste of Portugal to your next event with catering from Manuel and his team, or rent the restaurant and bring your private event to the intimate space with its unique European charm. A warm atmosphere and friendly service makes Cafe Sintra the perfect place to gather with friends and a cozy stop for a good espresso drink and homemade pastries; the ideal pick-me-up in the middle of a shopping spree through downtown Bend. Almost as near and dear to Manuel’s heart as great cuisine is soccer. He invites family and friends (that includes you!) to watch games at the café and a current game schedule can be found on the café’s website.
Featured Product | National Park Candles
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Adventure is calling! Mountain themed clothing, gifts and home goods boutique located in historic downtown Bend, Oregon. Check out Scout and Pine for lots of other great products
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!
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.