Welcome to the Downtown Bend Newsletter, News from the ️ of Bend!
Happy Thursday! Let's count amazing things to be grateful for today...
Deschutes County will move from Extreme Risk to High-Risk tomorrow (Friday 2/12)
You can now eat indoors at your favorite restaurant (make your reservations for Valentine's Day right this minute!)
We have a winter snowstorm to play in over the weekend!
It's a 3-day weekend for a lot of folks
You can do something kind for someone today
Chocolate ice cream is always available for purchase (seriously, guys, 7 days a week!)
... and you can see Downtown covered in hearts on Sunday thanks to the Waldorf School of Bend. You don't want to miss this! We highly recommend planning a snowy walk through our historic downtown 'bombed' with hearts made by local children. Honestly, how much better could it get? Over 1,000 hearts will cover Minnesota Ave. The installation will begin around 7am on Sunday, and the art project will be completed and cleaned up by 9am on Monday. Stroll through hearts, stop by your favorite coffee shop - grab some cocoa, have some breakfast, maybe an Irish coffee or a bloody mary... Mmmm, Mmmm. Valentine's Day sure is looking good. ️️
(Thank you to Katie at Wool Town Bend for most of the great heart bomb photos from previous years!)
For Valentine's Day, you have just a few more shopping days! We love these last-minute gift ideas.
️ Okay, before we start talking about the products we love from this store - can we just take a minute to embrace the message on Bronwen's website? "Clearing space for what feels most authentically like you" - wow, yes. That feels like what this year has been all about. Thank you, Bronwen. Now - down to gifts for your loved ones... We adore this, this, this, and this (and we think you will too!)
️ We're so in love with this square blanket kit from Wool Town. This is the perfect gift for someone you love. Beautiful colors, great design, hours of engagement - this is a fabulous gift for the knitter in your life.
️ It might be tiny - but we LOVE this hatchet pin from Revolvr Menswear. Who says love can't come in a 0.5" x 1" die-cast soft-enamel pin with black rubber clutch?
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.
Wild Rose Thai is located in the heart of Downtown Bend, Oregon and is a local favorite. Traditionally a very rural cuisine, Northern Thai food is an experience for all five senses. The folks at Wild Rose Thai never frown on using your hands as utensils – read more...
What a wonderful week! It was announced this week that Deschutes County was set to move from "Extreme Risk" to "High Risk", allowing restaurants to open for indoor dining up to 25% capacity. It's so great to begin to see a light at the end of the COVID tunnel... read more.
ENTER TO WIN!! We've got a wonderful winter storm headed our way (starting today!) - Take your best winter photos in Downtown Bend and post them with the hashtag #downtownbend to be entered to win $100 in Downtown Dollars to spend at your favorite local shop or restaurant!!
These are just a few of our favorite winter photos of our Downtown over the years. ️️ We can't wait to see yours!
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!