How Does Bend Support So Many Breweries?
But the most interesting part is a section where he answers a question I've been asking a lot lately: how in the world can such a small city support so many breweries?
Ah ha: it's the tourists. Of course, whether two million tourists and 80,000 residents can support 47 breweries* remains an open question. One we'll see tested real time.
"I think there is but I think you can’t say we have 80 thousand people. I think you need to go talk to Doug and say how many visitor’s do we have coming though in a year," [Sidor] said.
Doug is Doug La Placa. He's the President of Bend’s tourism bureau, Visit Bend.
"Bend receives over 2 million individual tourists a year," La Placa said.