Innovative store will offer plants, products and workshops beginning in early July
A leader in urban greenification in Central Oregon, the plant shop Somewhere That’s Green is opening a new storefront in Bend’s Old Mill District. Somewhere That’s Green will be located at 661 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1301, next to Vanilla Urban Threads, and plans to open its doors to visitors in early July 2020.
“Bend has the sense of community, growing arts scene, and expanding culture that we are looking for, and it truly supports local business owners,” said owner John Kish. “Plants are good for the soul – they bring a sense of peace and purpose. When people visit us, we want them to experience this and leave knowing they can bring the same feeling into their own space.”
Somewhere That’s Green has been providing plants, plant products and horticultural services in Bend since 2018. In addition to a wide array of indoor plants that include arid, tropical, aquatic and hanging varieties, Somewhere That’s Green offers horticultural workshops, in-home plant consultations and plant troubleshooting. Local artisans are featured through products like pottery and macramé, and the business is always looking for new artists to feature.
Somewhere That’s Green previously operated a studio open to the public out of Bend’s DIYcave. The new Old Mill District location will be reminiscent of a rustic British pub, with whimsy and earthy touches. Kish describes the space as “a plant shop intertwined with theatrical themes and a hint of Hogsmeade.”
Partners John Kish and Matt Marson bring decades of experience to this growing business. Kish began gardening at just five years old and was arranging greenery and flowers for large scale events while still in high school. After studying horticulture in college, Kish spent time in riparian and wetland restoration projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of the children’s book “My Best Friend is a Cactus.” Marson brings a professional background in marketing and digital advertising to the business.
About Somewhere That’s Green
The main goal of Somewhere That’s Green is to grow green thumbs in the high desert of Bend, Oregon. As the only “just indoor plants” shop in town, the business thrives on cultivating inside spaces throughout the community through education, consultation and “greenification.” STG hopes to transport visitors to another place: outside of their usual routine and life to a whimsical and earthy oasis with a nostalgic playfulness from the minute you walk in the door. STG strives to provide the most diverse selection of arid, tropical and aquatic plants in town, as well as offer a wide variety of handmade pots and local plant goods. Come experience the effect of plants as you step into Somewhere That’s Green.
About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. Bend’s Old Mill District – the most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience in the region. www.oldmilldistrict.com