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.

2 Day “Lunchbox and Snacks” Kids Camp

August 16 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Focaccia Folks August PopUp

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chicken Milanese

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all that we hold dear. We've gathered some Turkey Day ideas on things to do in Bend. Football fans and turkey [...]


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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 [...]


Cooking at home

Ginger's and Savory are here to help with home meals As we're all cooking more meals at home during this global crisis, Savory Spice and Ginger's Kitchenware both remain open with curbside pick-up service and [...]


Takeout and delivery options in the Old Mill District

Grab meals to-go or have the sent right to your door from Old Mill District restaurants Restaurants in the Old Mill District are offering a variety of takeout, delivery and curbside services during these unprecedented [...]


COCC student dishes featured at Anthony’s

Three-course meal to benefit Central Oregon Community College Anthony's at the Old Mill District and the Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College collaborated for their inaugural Chopped Competition on November 6, 2019. Ten [...]


Cold Brewed Coffee Cocktails

Bend-based Riff Cold Brewed Coffee turns winter cocktails on their head Our friends from Riff Cold Brewed Coffee are leading the way in cold-brewed cocktail goodness. This New Year's Eve, get creative and blow your [...]


Boxwood Kitchen’s Butternut Squash Recipe

From Boxwood Kitchen’s Eric Rud and Lance Blanchard Perfect for those crisp bluebird days that have come to define Bend’s cooler months, Boxwood’s butternut squash soup is just another reason we long for the fall [...]


Summer Drinks from Savory Spice

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) We love playing around with new summer cocktail concoctions and this Michelada recipe from Savory Spice is one of our favorites. It's a Mexican take on a Bloody Mar, that's perfect for [...]