Fri. 12/2: Open Late for First Friday Art Walk
Join us as we stay open late for December Art Walk! We’re celebrating young Zambian artists from the Vima Lupwa Home, a foster home founded by Bend native Malerie Pratt. We’re also excited for the return of live DJ music by bPollen.
Sat. 12/3: Downtown Christmas Parade @ 11:30am
Make sure to come in early for your coffee and hot chocolate before joining in the merriment of the Christmas Parade!
Sun. 12/4: CLOSED early @ 3:30pm for Staff Holiday Party
Sat. & Sun., 12/10 – 12/11: Thump Coffee @ Cyclocross US Gran Prix Race Site
Find our tent at the race site in The Old Mill District to get your favorite cuppa and a little lite eat!
Through 12/20: Operation Elf Box?
Please consider dropping off new, unwrapped toys in the box at the front of the shop as a simple way to make a difference in a local child’s life this holiday. In its second year, Operation Elf Box works in collaboration with local non-profits such as Saving Grace, Bethlehem Inn, Kids Center and Mountain Star Relief Nursery to respectfully invite families in need to select toys for their children, while maintaining the participants’ anonymity. Please help if you can, by dropping off toys at thump thru Dec. 20. To learn more, please go to: www.operationelfbox.com.
Sat. 12/24: Closed early @ 4:30pm for Christmas Eve
12/25, 12/26 and 1/1: CLOSED for two days at Christmas, plus New Year’s Day
Traditional Cappuccino Happy Hour, Every Friday 2:30-5:30pm
If you’ve never tried a traditional espresso drink – a doppio, macchiato or cappuccino – make sure to join us on Friday afternoons when we offer them for 50% off! It’s a great way to cap the week and roll into your Friday evening.
Public Coffee Tasting takes a holiday
Our next public coffee tasting will be in January. Join us then!
featured cup: Panama Duncan Estate, Organic, Direct Trade
Assorted Savory Potpies by Honeypot Bakery
Sparrow Bakery’s Ocean Rolls, Croissants & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pecan Pie Bars
Pumpkin Pie Truffles
Raspberry Almond Bars
Apricot Oatmeal Bars
Assorted Panini Sandwiches
Panama Duncan Estate, Organic, Direct Trade
Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Maple Spice Latte
Organic/Fair Trade Loose Leaf Teas
Hot Lips Sodas
Kombucha by Kombucha Mama
ART: Vima Lupwa Homes Zambian Children’s Art
2012 Oregon Natural Desert Association Calendars @ thump!
Beautiful Oregon Natural Desert Association 2012 calendars, featuring some of Oregon’s best landscape photographers, are now available at thump. When purchased here, 100% of the proceeds support ONDA’s efforts to protect public lands east of the Cascades.
Artists Needed to Adopt Mosaic Materials
Thump’s beautiful, colorful, cups and plates are well loved and from time to time need to be retired. Instead of sending them to the landfill, we hang on to these chipped treasures and offer them up to those with a creative re-use idea in mind, like a mosaic! If you are interested in these cups and plates, please contact Hazel to arrange a time to pick them up. She can be reached here.
Find Your Wish on Flickr
The wooden planks swaying from thump’s ceiling capturing brief wishes from passersby, are as much of what makes thump, thump as any delicious drinks we serve. Have you ever wondered what happens to those wishes or how many have been created? Well, local artist and “Wishes” installation creator Mark Bernahl rotates the wishes every couple of months, adding new ones, removing old ones. He has kept every single wish that has been rotated out since the “Wishes” inception more than four years ago! And, he has scanned them! You can view more than 5,000 of them here. If you wrote a wish sometime in the last four years, go to our Flickr site and see if you can find it. Over 5,000 and counting are on the site! And . . . let us know if your wish came true!
ART: Ongoing “Sharing The Road” Poster Series Display
The “Sharing the Road” poster series depicts what drivers and cyclists can do to avoid accidents. A $5000 grant was awarded to the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization to inform cyclists and drivers and help prevent crashes on our roads. City of Bend, citizens, advocates and employees worked as a group to get bike riders asking: “Am I doing this right?” and “Is this safe?” and “What are the rules?” The Posters to Coasters campaign, designed by Carrrrrlos, does that in a visually striking way. The campaign consists of posters, coasters and video. The prominent concerns with riding a bike in Bend are wrong way riding, drunk riding and night riding without lights. These actions cause the most cycling injuries and fatalities nationwide.
Thump Brewing Equipment, Travel Mugs & T-Shirts
We’re fully stocked with new t-shirts and thump porcelain travel mugs, as well as grinders, coffee/tea presses – check out the display at the front of the shop.
If you Like us here, then Like us on Facebook!
Please check out thump’s Facebook page and join the conversation! We, and our customers, post pictures and comments on café life at thump throughout the week. Go to the thump coffee Facebook page and click the Like button!