Downtown Bend Welcomes New Businesses


The Downtown Bend Business Association announces new businesses starting up and the current occupancy rate for the second quarter of 2013. Six new businesses have leased in Downtown Bend and the occupancy remains at 95 percent for the second consecutive quarter. The occupancy rate is based on the number of leased retail/restaurant spaces in the downtown district.

Bond Street

744 Bond – 11R Roasters, located next to Bend Yogurt Factory, is a local coffee roasting company open later this summer offering boutique coffee samples. The company currently provides beans for Thump Coffee in Downtown Bend and other restaurants and shops in the Northwest.

841 Bond – Taste Oregon, inside the Bend Trade Center (behind Bond Street Barbershop) is open now bringing together dozens of delicious and unique Oregon made foods and wines. The shop hosts tastings weekly as well as private tastings for special occasions.

1043 Bond – Supervillain Sandwiches, next to High Tides Restaurant will open later this summer with sandwiches in a family fun themed space. The locally owned restaurant will also offer beers to be paired with lunch.

Franklin Avenue

639 Franklin – The Oregon Store, has opened on the corner of Franklin and Wall Street in the space formerly occupied by Better Ideas Audio and Video. The shop carries Oregon branded products and souvenirs aimed toward getting visitors a unique keepsake from their Oregon experience. The company has been operating another location in northern Bend for several years.

Oregon Avenue

140 Oregon Avenue – Bishop’s Barbershop, across from U.S. Bank is scheduled to open this summer will offer their hip urban slant on cuts and colors for men and women. The company currently operates at several locations in the Portland area.

150 Oregon Avenue – Wild Rose Thai Restaurant, next to Bend Mountain Coffee has rented the former Common Table space and is planning on opening this fall. The restaurant will offer rural style Thai cuisine as it does at similar operations in Washington.


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