Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ❤️️ of Bend!
The Summer solstice is in exactly one month and the mountain closes at the end of May, despite the cold weather the last few days it's almost float season! Starting tomorrow Deschutes County will be moving down to 'Low Risk' level (See those guidelines here), now that 65% of the county has received its first dose of the vaccine. Don't forget folks it is up to the business/establishment to determine how to handle the CDC's new mask policies. Please remember to be kind no one wants to still be in this pandemic, just be kind wear your mask indoors and we will hopefully be done soon! 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.
First Friday's are coming back June 4th! We are so excited to announce that after 14 months of patiently waiting we are finally at 'Low Risk' level, we feel comfortable to bring back one of our favorite events! Head over to our Website or our Facebook for more details.
YOUR HAPPY PLACE PHOTO CONTEST! We all know this past year has been a rough one, and we want to see where you escaped to throughout Central Oregon to revive your spirits. Show us your favorite "natural wonder" photo, with or without people, that allowed you to "find your happy" during this last year. Images must be taken within Central Oregon to be considered.⠀⠀
With more than $1,000 in Prizes and lots of exposure from High Desert Frameworks, Bend Photo Tours, Focal Point Oregon, Trunorthwest, and the Source weekly, PLUS a live auction event at The Commons Bend with all proceeds going to Discover your forest ….it’s a competition you don’t want to miss!⠀⠀
As this fourth wave of Covid cases continues to spread, we want to let you know that Crater Lake Spirits is giving away FREE gallons of hand sanitizer at their distillery in Tumalo. They are giving it away by the gallon case (4 included), so come prepared to take as much as you want!
Tumalo is open from 11-5 Monday-Saturday, and 11-4 on Sundays. With plenty of outdoor seating and a gorgeous view of the mountains, you won't be sorry you stopped by!
The sanitizer is only available for in person pick up at the Tumalo location
Tomorrow Moro Moro will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Marimekko. This is their most popular brand and to celebrate they will be doing a giveaway! The goal of the giveaway is to bring some joy to people in Bend during May. Every customer who shop at Moro Moro can get a cocktail napkin with Marimekko’s classic patterns (1960s, 1870s Scandinavian designs) during May!
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.