Simply Bend Souvenirs

There’s a new Bend souvenir shopping source that officially launched online on November 1st: Simply Bend Souvenirs. The online store has a wide variety of Bend-themed knickknacks and souvenir-type items, from key chains and stickers to pint glasses and t-shirts and more. From the about page: Bend souvenirs are not just for tourists. Like myself,… Read More Simply Bend Souvenirs

Small Business Saturday

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday weekend is going well so far, and you survived the Black Friday shopping madness (if you partook). If you chose to forgo Black Friday, or even still need to supplement your holiday shopping, check out Small Business Saturday, largely taking place in downtown Bend tomorrow (on, appropriately enough, Saturday the… Read More Small Business Saturday

The Old Mill Marketplace is now known as the Box Factory

You know the Old Mill Marketplace—the building/shopping complex on the western edge of the Old Mill District adjacent to Arizona Avenue, home to the Atlas Cider tasting room, the Longboard Store, WebCyclery, and others. (Apparently it is home to 32 businesses actually, many more than I realized, and is branded an “up and coming destination”.)… Read More The Old Mill Marketplace is now known as the Box Factory

Gift Guide 2015: Handmade coffee mugs from Mug Revolution

Continuing recommendations for holiday gift shopping—we’re¬†only one week from Christmas as of today! So what do you drink on Christmas morning—coffee, hot chocolate, some combo, something spiked? How about drinking it out of a handmade coffee mug from Mug Revolution? The coffee mugs at Mug Revolution are handmade in Bend, Oregon by Owen Dearing, a… Read More Gift Guide 2015: Handmade coffee mugs from Mug Revolution