The Bend Chamber is pleased to showcase the ribbon cutting at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, celebrating the grand opening of their new location in Bend at 61165 S. HWY 97 on February 10.  The new Bend location is the fourth Handel’s location in Oregon. Congratulations on the opening of your new location!

On a hot summer day in July 1945, Alice Handel began serving ice cream out of her husband’s gas station in Youngstown, Ohio. Her first batches were made using old-fashioned recipes with fresh fruit she picked from her own backyard. Since then, Handel’s has grown to include locations in eight states. The menu has expanded to include more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream and yogurt. Handel’s success has been documented in many national publications including USA Today, People Magazine, Chocolatier Magazine, and US News and World Report.

Check out all of their services: Bend – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream (

Contact: (541) 633-7553



Sponsorship opportunities are available for ribbon cuttings.

Please reach out to Chloe Crabtree for more information.

If you are a Chamber member and would like to talk about holding a ribbon cutting, please contact Cyrus Mooney, Events and Programs Lead.

The Chamber will provide materials, photos and a short video and will promote your ribbon cutting on social media and our website.