The sports-centric apparel shop strives to harness the feeling of what it’s like to live in Oregon and the result is an offering of custom-designed t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and gifts. Owner, and graphic designer, Rick Gilbert opened Grafletics’ flagship location in Portland two years ago and Bend is the company’s first retail expansion.
“Bend was a natural fit for our second location, and not just because I love the weather, nature and the active lifestyle of the community,” Gilbert said. “Our apparel, gifts and souvenirs align well with the positivity and sense of community in Central Oregon, and the Old Mill District is at the heart of it all.”
Grafletics products appeal to locals and visitors alike, with a unique retail experience unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest. The warm, welcoming atmosphere is indicative of Gilbert’s approach to the business and his enthusiastic connection to the community. His designs are inspired by his own first-hand experiences, and the Grafletics collection includes multi-sport, and lifestyle themed designs. Each piece’s look and feel is centered around the passion to further connect as a sporting community, while also being comfortable and long-lasting.
The new shop is a dynamic mix of locally themed products and also now the onsite ticket purchasing location for the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Grafletics is also the primary location to buy Old Mill District Gift Cards.
Grafletics is located at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 408 Bend, Oregon 97702 .