(Photo above: Customers at Oregrown’s flagship store in downtown Bend | Photo Courtesy of Oregrown Industries)
Expansion of Bend store brings more jobs, greater selection, shorter wait times.
Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier craft cannabis company, celebrated the grand reopening of its flagship store with music, food and beverages on March 3 at 1199 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend. The event marked the completion of construction of an expansion that has nearly tripled the size of the company’s retail store.
Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar said the grand reopening is a milestone for the company.
“Oregrown was launched four years ago by a group of friends with a dream to grow and sell the best cannabis in the world right here in Bend, Oregon,” Hadar said. “Today, we are extremely proud to have completed this expansion, which allows us to add nearly two dozen employees to our retail staff, reduce wait times for our loyal customers, and increase our selection of top shelf cannabis flower, extracts, edibles and other products.”
Bend State Representative Knute Buehler offered his congratulations on the expansion, which cements Oregrown’s presence as an anchor merchant in downtown Bend.
“Bend has developed a national reputation for its talented entrepreneurs and for pioneering new industries,” Buehler said. “I am excited to see Oregrown continue to contribute to this culture of innovation by expanding locally and creating even more jobs in our community.”
Rod Porsche, executive director of the Downtown Bend Business Association, which has partnered with Oregrown on community improvement projects like the beautification of a pocket park at the northern gateway to downtown and the Bend Oktoberfest, supporting the Association’s flower basket program commented on the celebration.
“Downtown is a better place with Oregrown here,” Porsche said. “The Downtown Bend Business Association appreciates Oregrown’s commitment to making our community an even better place to live, work and visit.”
Oregrown has steadily increased its commitment to the Bend business community. Co-owner Hunter Neubauer has recently joined the board of directors at the Bend Chamber, where the company is a platinum sponsor and underwriter of the Chamber’s Young Professionals program.
“It’s been a great pleasure working with local business owners to bring prosperity and opportunity to Bend,” Neubauer said.
Oregrown is Oregon’s premier farm-to-table cannabis company, garnering back-to-back awards for Central Oregon’s Best Dispensary at its flagship store at 1199 NW Wall Street in Bend. Offering an upscale retail experience with an amazing staff and high-end products including solventless extractions and one-of-a-kind cultivars, Oregrown continues to innovate, develop and release world-class offerings, delivery methods and applications to patients and recreational customers.
Oregrown Grows a Lifestyle Brand Beyond Cannabis
Christina Hadar says she saw Oregrown’s potential as a lifestyle brand before the craft cannabis company she cofounded with friends in 2013 had harvested its first crop or opened the doors of its flagship dispensary in downtown Bend.
“We put up an online store with a selection of Oregrown branded tee shirts and hoodies, and almost overnight, we were seeing orders not just from Oregon but from across the country and even around the world,” Hadar says. “I knew right away we had tapped into something that resonated for people.”
In 2017, Oregrown is launching an ambitious four-season sponsorship program to embrace, support and promote local athletes. To complement this initiative, Hadar is building collaborative relationships with outdoor apparel companies like Central Oregon’s Black Strap and New Growth Clothing, with whom Oregrown will develop a line of technical gear.
All of this, says Hadar, is a natural extension of the Oregrown brand which is deeply connected to Central Oregon’s landscape, it’s people and way of life.
“Our customers, whether or not they consume cannabis, are active and motivated,” Hadar says. “They are out there snowboarding, surfing, skiing, climbing, hiking and mountain biking with their friends. They are creative and curious about the world. Oregrown is an authentic and compelling expression of our values as people and as a company.”