Community Partners

Uke U has a number of local food vendors offering a tasty mix of foods!

Shred Town Logo

Shred Town Food Cart has been in business since 2014, and prior to opening his food cart, Kurt Voorhees worked in some of Bend’s most popular kitchens. Shred Town is now a shiny red state-of-the-art food cart with a mouth-watering menu where each dish has some type of shredded feature. We welcome Shred Town to Uke U!


Tag It Forward Coffee Logo

Tag It Forward Coffee is a social business venture through Cascade Youth & Family Center to provide youth with hands on training and experience as baristas. The inspiration for this innovative employment training program came from the Dertinger family. Their son, Taggart, had a thriving mobile coffee van business when his life abruptly ended in 2012. The family donated the van to Cascade Youth & Family Center to carry on Tag’s legacy of helping others in need. Welcome Tag It Forward Coffee to Uke U!

Pilot Butte Logo
Pilot Butte Drive In has been a Bend landmark since 1983 and offers a variety of tasty burgers along with great breakfasts. When you want a real hamburger, you go to the Pilot Butte Drive In. Now run by 3rd generation family member, Pilot Butte Drive In wins the customer over with the quality of their food!


Bleu Bite Catering
Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering discovered her passion for entertaining in her mom’s kitchen. You will enjoy sandwiches from Bleu Bite Catering at Uke U, as we welcome them for the first time.


THANK YOU for the support from the business community for donations of supplies and services for Uke U:

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District

Flea Market Music

High Desert Museum

Widgi Creek Golf

7th Mountain River Co


Hydro Flask

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

Kona Natural Soap

Music Makers

Oregon Spirit Distillers

Trader Joe’s

Ukulele Magazine

The Hug Strap



We are also very grateful for the “friends of Uke” who support Uke U:

Jim Beloff who donated a signed copy of his songbook, The Daily Ukulele To Go, which will be included in the ukulele themed basket to be raffled.

Julie Smelter who has created a Ukukele Kids Club themed basket for the raffle.

Joan Upshaw for once again donating one of her beautiful quilts for the silent auction.

Judy Adams who created a mosaic soprano ukulele for the raffle ~ it is not playable but is a piece of art.