About 9th Street Village

About US

Welcome to 9th Street Village, a fusion coworking environment that bridges tech to handmade and prototype to fine art. Our community also includes retail, classes, workshops, entertainment, food and drink within this creative hub. We love supporting the wills and creativity of Bendites and visitors to the area. 9th Street Village comprises a collection of businesses occupying more than two acres with four buildings and a large outdoor courtyard off of 9th Street in Bend, Oregon.

Every day is a new creative horizon. There is always a little more to learn, a little more to try. And when you think there’s nothing left to learn you can share with others who are running on the same path as yourself. – Aaron Leis

creative COMMUNITY

DIYcave
For those who like to “do it yourself” or want to learn new skills. Take a class, meet new friends or volunteer at DIYcave.
Griffin Coworking
Members have private desks or offices with all the benefits of a community workspace.
Bright Place Gallery
Home to open artist spaces and private studios as well as retail shopping.
Bevel Craft Brewing
A full brewery and taproom surrounded by four food carts at The Patio at 9th Street Village.
Food Carts
Choose bites from four food carts in The Patio along with Brown's Basics and Industrial Joe's out front.
Events
Live music, trivia, classes, art shows. Attend a local event at 9th Street Village.
9th Street Village owners

Our MISSION

We strive to create community and inspire collaboration between Central Oregon’s finest makers, artisans and designers all in one central location. We are movers, shakers and makers — all gathering in a place for creative professionals in Southeast Bend, Oregon. 9th Street Village offers a fusion coworking space with art studios to private desks and a conference room all within arms reach of DIY Cave, Central Oregon’s biggest makerspace.

I really love knitting this community together. – Charah Leis

9th street village TEAM

DAVE DANEK

Dave Danek has been involved with DIY Cave and 9th Street Village since the beginning. Dave loves the people here and the immense amount of energy and creativity they possess and are willing to share with the community. He feels blessed to have a job where he can think stuff up and then make it exist.

Favorite Bevel Beer: As the proud holder of the title of “First Person to Buy a Beer at Bevel!”… I’m a big fan the First Run IPA and I really dig the Mosaic.

ANNIE WILLIS

Annie Willis is one of the founding members of the DIY Cave and 9th Street Village. She came on full time two years ago and fills the role of property manager. Annie’s role brings her joy to facilitate bringing people together who may be able to help and support each other in their goals and dreams.

Favorite Bend activity: Hiking with my dog in the woods.

CHARAH LEIS

Charah wears many hats at 9th Street Village. She loves being able to express her creativity in jewelry making, teaching classes, and taking classes to learn new skills. Charah is married to a fellow maker and they have two daughters who love to create. She loves the creative ways the community works together at 9th Street Village.

Favorite food cart at 9th Street: ANYTHING! I don’t need to cook as much!

AARON LEIS

One of the original founders of 9th Street Village, Aaron Leis loves the people most about 9th Street Village. He believes it attracts the most amazing people in Bend. Aaron has also run a small construction business for more than 25 years.

Favorite Bend Activity:

Geocaching!

TIM WILLIS

Before founding 9th Street Village, Tim Willis worked as a commercial fisherman. Tim loves bringing the community together and sharing the maker spirit with other spirited doers at 9th Street Village and DIYcave. He feels passionate about teaching middle and high school kids, especially in the metal shop as many of them would never have had the opportunity to try these skills.

Favorite food cart/meal to have at The Patio? Nosh Pickles

creative community
Meet like-minded creators and makers by taking a class, volunteering or getting your hands dirty at DIYcave.