Sportsvisionbend Has Moved. Grand Opening Planned for June


Sportvisionbend, an iconic company in downtown Bend for 24 years, has moved and is celebrating at its new location at 1002 Bond Street with a two-day Grand Opening on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2. Owners Todd and Robert Johnson are inviting all of Central Oregon to help celebrate 5-9pm in conjunction with First Friday Gallery Walk and a prize-filled Family Day on Saturday from 2-5pm sponsored by Oakley, Smith Optics and VonZipper with support from Thai on the Fly and Twist Cocktail Catering.

The volcanic stone building with the see-through windows will host free food samples from Thai on the Fly, a no-host bar featuring summer cocktails from Twist Cocktail Company and raffles every hour with prizes provided by VonZipper on the patio deck on Friday night. The party highlight will be a raffle for an Oakley watch valued at $500 (winner must be present).

On Saturday, the famous VonZipper Gorilla will be erected on the storefront corner and the 12-foot inflatable will kick off a day of family fun that includes a Hula Hoop trick contest provided by Hoop Dazzle of Bend. Instructor/owner Molly Hogan of Hoop Dazzle will serve as the guest judge with prizes awarded every hour and a grand prize provided by Smith Optics and valued at $200 awarded at 5pm. The contest is open to all ages.

The VonZipper Gorilla, featured at industry trade shows across the country, will make its debut in Central Oregon and be available for family photo opportunities throughout the celebration on Saturday only.

The focal point of the two-day celebration is the 1960’s vintage building that was extensively remodeled, giving Sportsvisionbend a “large display case” appearance with its see-through windows. Come and celebrate the move and join the family fun as Sportsvisionbend celebrates 24 years serving Central Oregon.

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