Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ❤️️ of Bend!
The warm weather is back! Now that over 65% of the county has received its first dose of the vaccine Deschutes County will be staying in 'Low Risk' level (See those guidelines here). 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 nice, 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 Tomorrow June 4th! We are so excited to announce that after 14 months of patiently waiting we are finally at 'Low Risk' level, and we feel safe about bringing back one of our favorite events. Here's just a few things to make your first post pandemic art walk a little more fun!
m This week we enjoyed brunch in Lemon Tree's new parklet on Franklin. We had our new favorite the Amaretto French Toast with fresh berries, slivered almonds and berry coulis. Made with Big Ed’s Brioche and a lot of love. We also had the Seared Steak Benedict, Grilled sous-vide tri-tip served atop crispy hash browns with two perfect poachers* and creamy Hollandaise.
For drinks we always love to go over to Hola! on Bond St, its hard to beat the Red Cactus margarita and a front row view of the always active downtown scene. Hola! is convenient too, because after a round of margaritas you can walk right over to Bonta and get a bowl of incredible artisan Gelato, we highly recommend the Espresso and Brownies.
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!
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.