When it comes to shopping, there’s no better place to spend your time and money than at a small business or boutique. These shops often make their own wares or source small batches of products from other brands or artisans, resulting in unique looks and objects with plenty of personality.
This rings true in fashion, kitchen goods, home decor and art, so whether you’re looking to treat yourself or give a thoughtful gift, consider shopping local first. Here are a few Bend-area shops and boutiques we love!
190 NE Irving Avenue | Clothing, Accessories & Home Goods
Located on Irving Avenue, 541 Trends offers the largest selection of unique women’s boutique clothing, accessories and gifts in all of Bend! Enjoy exploring interesting jewelry, skin care, candles, socks, handbags, sunglasses, and so much more. You can shop their current offerings Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you spot the cheerful yellow bicycle set up in front of the store.
They don’t call it “The Bend Store” for nothing! This boutique is entirely Bend-themed, selling everything from things boasting the iconic “Bend” logo to items created by local artists. You can even purchase books all about Bend here, including food guides, daycation information and kids’ books that will teach your young ones all about our wonderful city. Right now, they are offering free shipping on all orders over $100, so if you’ve been itching for an online shopping spree, or just want to get all your holiday and birthday shopping done for 2021, now’s your chance!
909 NW Wall Street | Clothing & Outdoor Gear
Located on Wall Street, Cascade Cottons has been serving the Bend area for more than a decade! They pride themselves on being a spot where both locals and tourists can come to take a piece of Central Oregon home. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of adults and kids clothing, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, athletic apparel and hats. While you’re there—whether online or in-person—don’t forget to pick up a few branded accessories like stickers, Hydroflasks, or magnets too!
Cosa Cura (formerly Rescue Collective) was established in 2006 by owner and local artist Angela Dietrich as a place for local artists and fashionistas to sell their designs. Today, they currently represent more than 130 independent artists and designers and offer fashion from more than 8,000 local consigners. And that isn’t the only way they help the Bend community! Every year, they pride themselves on donating approximately $80,000 in clothing to local shelters and organizations. You’re welcome to stop by and shop in-person or through their online marketplace.
933 NW Bond Street | Clothing & Accessories
Nearly 24 years ago, Desperado began in Portland’s historic Pearl District as a high-end Western Lifestyle store carrying everything from custom boots to handmade rugs. In 2007, owner and proprietor Joanne Sunnarborg moved her business to Bend’s Old Mill District and made the move to downtown last year. They are well known for their vast array of women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, gifts and incredible selection of custom boots. Visit their website to start shopping and to check out their “Latest Looks” page that will outline their most recent acquisitions and how you should wear them!
Book lovers, rejoice! Bend has the perfect spot to sip coffee and celebrate your love of literature. Dudley’s is a bookstore, a cafe, and your new favorite place to read. Pulling shots from a time-honored La Marzocco Linea, they offer simple coffees, teas and snacks to enjoy while shopping selections of both new and used fiction and nonfiction literature. Currently, they are only providing drinks and snacks to-go and only 10 people are allowed in the store at one time. If you’re interested in shopping online, click here to peruse their current selection!
375 SW Powerhouse Drive | Cookware
Every budding chef and foodie has to visit Ginger’s at least once! Located in the Old Mill District, Ginger Kitchenware is an independently owned cookware shop offering hand-selected products for both professional chefs and home cooks. This incredible kitchen store has everything you could ever possibly need for your kitchen adventures, from housewares to cutlery and even wine in their very own cellar. Stop by the next time you get a chance and work with their world-class staff to find cookware you’ll never want to be without again.
903 NW Wall Street | High-End Clothing & Accessories
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If you or someone you know keeps up with all the latest fashion trends and designers, check out Hot Box Betty, a local shop that brings together thoughtfully selected collections from emerging designers, brands you love and luxury staple pieces. During the pandemic, they are offering new and interesting ways to shop other than just online exploring. Want to shop safely in-store? Book an appointment for a private personal shopping session. You can also order a Betty Box, which features a personally curated collection that you can “shop” from in your own home and send back what you don’t want! Finally, if you ever see something on their social media that you want, or just want to chat with one of their personal shoppers, text them at (541) 639-5106.
903 NW Wall Street | Gifts & Locally Made Goods
If you love Fixer Upper or anything else HGTV’s Joanna Gaines puts her hands on, we promise you’ll love this Bend gift shop! This small shop is packed full of goodies you’ll want to take home and gift to everyone you know, from greeting cards to accessories and jewelry to home goods and clothing. Click here to explore their online marketplace! If you’d rather shop from the comfort of your own home, but don’t want to pay shipping prices, just use the code “CURBSIDE” for local pickup. And if you’re interested in exploring more adorable clothing selections, check out Ju-bee-lee’s award-winning sister store, Jack + Millie!
937 NW Wall Street | Clothing & Accessories
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This longstanding downtown Bend business is known for their handcrafted goods and has been serving the area for more than 20 years! Bend Bungalow (now Lone Crow Bungalow) is a gift shop offering a curated collection of mountain rustic gifts, from Pendleton blankets and custom corn hole sets to hand-carved clocks and Americana décor. They also feature goods from a handful of local and U.S.A. makers, like Jennifer Nordby and Boston-based Rustic Marlin. Click here to shop their stock online!
831 NW Wall Street | Home Décor & Accessories
Nestled in the heart of downtown Bend, Lark Mountain Modern is our go-to for local home décor! They try to only stock American-made goods and hand-select the most interesting, worthy items for your home. Much of what you find here features natural materials, embodying a modern mountain lifestyle that Bendites love. In addition to home décor, Lark Moutain also sells jewelry and wearable accessories for all different types of styles! Click here to start shopping.
933 NW Bond Street | Skincare
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Oregon Body & Bath has been a fixture in downtown Bend since 1992, inspired by two women who decided, after years of outdoor exploration, to give their skin a little extra love. This haven offers every lotion and potion you could possibly want, specializing in skin treatments made in Oregon. Locally made soaps, shea butter bath bombs, body butters, fragrant candles, home scents, PJs and robes are just some of the many things Oregon Body & Bath has for your ideal night of self-care. Click here to start shopping!
1824 NE Division Street (Up Indoor Stairs) | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
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On the hunt for vintage clothing and accessories? Look no further! Revival Vintage is a Bend institution, selling high-quality vintage clothing, jewelry, home décor and more. They’ve got all the fringe, leather, pearls, boots, caftans, flannels and denim your heart desires. Follow them on Instagram to be notified on all their most recent acquisitions! And if you’re just interested in renting an outfit for a special Zoom occasion, Revival also rents outfits for just $40.
Photo courtesy of Aurora Dawson via The Silver Otter
The Silver Otter opened their first location on Industrial Way in 2012. After serving the amazing residents and tourists of Bend for five years, they decided to open a second location on the east side of town! Today, you can shop for gemstones, jewelry, crystals and fair-trade accessories at both locations, daily. Due to COVID-19, their current max occupancy is 10 shoppers at a time and masks covering your nose and mouth are required. Visit them on Instagram to keep up with sales, new items and more!
What did we miss?
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