Cooking Classes, Recipes and Culinary Experiences in Bend, Oregon

Love to cook?  Grab your special someone or make it a girls night out and invite a few friends to join you in in one of Kara’s Kitchenware’s fantastic cooking classes. Are you the chef tonight? Head to Savory Spice to pick-up some unique ingredients that’ll add some spice and flare to your home cooked meals. Check back soon for more cooking classes or sign up for email updates to get notified!

Stay in and cook up some of our featured creative culinary and cocktail recipes from the Old Mill District blog …  then show us your creations by tagging us #oldmilldistrict on Facebook and Instagram.

Traditional Italian Menu with Chef Candy

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beef Wellington with Chef Candy

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wine Tasting with AJ from Galaxy Wines

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Patios Are Popping Off in the Old Mill District

Discover prime patio dining along the Deschutes with Old Mill District happy hour hits. Sip, sip, hooray! Summer is the perfect time to unwind with friends and colleagues on one of the many primo [...]


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Scrumptious Summer Recipes Coming In Hot!

Savory Spice Shop and Kara's Kitchenware in Bend's Old Mill District are your go-to for all things cooking. If you're like us, you welcome the onset of longer, warmer days with cotton candy sunsets [...]


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Boxwood Kitchen Summer Tap Takeover

Popular Bend restaurant in the Old Mill District to cater to summer crowds, announces pFriem Family Brewers partnership. Bend’s Boxwood Kitchen is putting a new, quicker twist on its popular menu this summer, catering [...]


Savory Spice Shop: Your One-Stop Shop to Elevate Your Cooking in Bend, OR

The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice 'n Easy! Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice [...]


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Anthony’s Restaurant Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Budd Gould, founder of Anthony’s Restaurants, was honored by the Washington Hospitality Association with the Jerry Burtenshaw Lifetime Achievement Award. Anthony’s Restaurants is a family-owned group of restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest, of which [...]


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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

We've gathered Turkey Day ideas for things to do in Bend with your family and friends Football fans and turkey aficionados alike take note, we've got a variety of activities, entertainment and side dish [...]


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Lady Bird Set to Land in Bend

New Restaurant Opening in Bend, Oregon: Bend Restauranteur cultivates Mediterranean concept in north end of Old Mill District. John Gurnee, who most recently led the culinary team at Drake in downtown Bend, Oregon and [...]


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Latin Cuisine Perfected at Hola!

Hola! Nouveau Mexican-Peruvian Cuisine in the Old Mill District in Bend gives Latin cuisine authentic flair. Quality Mexican restaurants are common around Central Oregon, but few have made an impact quite like Hola!, which [...]


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Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]


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Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]


Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]


All-Weather Patios and Fireside Dining

Cozy up to the fire Last updated Jan. 13, 2022 There’s something special about sitting fireside while sharing stories with friends and family. Fortunately, here in the Old Mill District our food and drink scene [...]


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Sweet and Savory Scrumptious Snacks

Brownies, Artichoke Dip, and Boozy Hot Chocolate, Oh My! Three winter recipes from our friends at Savory Spice Shop and Rapa Nui Tiki Lounge in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. Fallon’s Gluten Free [...]


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New look, new feel at kitchen and culinary store

Kara Hansen is the new owner of Kara’s Kitchenware, formerly known as Ginger’s Kitchenware A well-known Bend kitchen shop that moved into the Old Mill District a decade ago is under new ownership – and, [...]


Restaurants Reopening for Indoor Dining in Bend

Friday, Feb. 12 indoor dining returns in Bend Based on the latest guidelines outlined for Deschutes County, several restaurants in Bend’s Old Mill District are preparing to open indoor dining in a safe and respectful [...]


Valentine’s Day 2021

7 ways to celebrate how your relationship survived 2020 Alright, you and your partner survived the fire and brimstone that was 2020. Might we suggest a few ways to celebrate your love and affection this [...]


Anthony’s at the Old Mill District hires new head chef

Ian Jensen's background includes restaurant stints in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Northwest Anthony’s Restaurants is very excited to introduce Ian Jensen as the new head chef for Anthony's at the Old Mill District. Jensen’s [...]


Copper River Salmon back at Anthony’s for a limited time

Anthony's at the Old Mill District just received its first shipment of salmon from Alaska's famed Copper River this spring. Born free and caught wild, Copper River King and Sockeye salmon are deep in color [...]


Kona Mix Plate, a family affair

A Slice of Paradise in the High Desert Currently open for takeout and to-go orders Words and photos by Gwen Shoemaker Updated Jan. 17, 2022 For more than a decade, Kona Mix Plate has been [...]