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Old Mill District Blog2019-07-08T16:21:28+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Pie Think I Love You

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a Savory Spice Gift Box & Pie and Baking Accessories from Ginger's Kitchenware ($150 value) We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series [...]

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Percy A. Stevens – Bend’s First Casualty of the Great War

Bend High grad was one of 14 local men who died in World War I As we honor veterans on Veterans Day, we look back at Bend's first casualty of the Great War, the end [...]

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Chow Down for Vets at Pastini

Join Pastini in the Old Mill District this Monday as they support the Returning Veterans Project and their annual Chow Down for Vets event on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Pastini will be donating a percentage [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Hill City coming to the Old Mill District

Bend's Athleta is one of only seven stores nationwide to carry Gap's new active wear brand for men Starting this Thursday, Oct. 24, Athleta in the Old Mill District will feature select items from Hill City, a new brand of men's active wear from their parent company, Gap Inc. One [...]

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Fall Roundup in the Old Mill District

Remodels, Special Events and Other Happenings Several businesses in the Old Mill District have reopened after extensive remodels, while others have implemented new initiatives for sustainability and more. New events are coming up, including the much-anticipated Kid’s Halloween Party on October 31.    Old Mill District Halloween Party is back [...]

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8 Great Fall Date Ideas

As the summer winds down and we head into fall, there's no better time to plan the perfect date with your loved one. Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the evenings are crisp and best enjoyed by a fire pit and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Chow Down for Vets at Pastini

Join Pastini in the Old Mill District this Monday as they support the Returning Veterans Project and their annual Chow Down for Vets event on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Pastini will be donating a percentage [...]

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Spice Infused Whiskey recipes from Savory Spice

Raise your cocktail game this holiday season Add a bit of creativity to your whiskey cocktails using a combination of sugars and spice. Thanks for putting this together Savory Spice! Serves 2 Ingredients 1 3/4 [...]

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Flat Irons Skillet Potatoes recipe from Savory Spice

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, these skillet potatoes add pop to any meal Onion, paprika, rosemary and dill add a rustic flavor to these easy skillet potatoes, which make great additions to steak dinners, breakfast hash [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Bolshoi Ballet on the big screen in Bend

The world-famous Bolshoi Ballet at the Old Mill District Seven exceptional productions highlight the 10th anniversary of the first Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema series. From the Lord Byron inspired “Le Corsaire” to audience favorites like “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake,” the 2019-20 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema series showcases the Bolshoi [...]

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November Theater and Music Events

Theater performances, jazz series, live music performances and more highlight Bend’s winter months The performing arts are alive and well in Central Oregon. From Jazz at the Oxford and the Cascades Theatrical Company’s 41st year of productions to Va Piano’s Winter Concert Series, there’s live entertainment available to indulge in [...]

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The Met Opera: Live in HD in Bend

Live opera performance on the big screen in the Old Mill District The Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Live in HD series returns to the big screen this winter. All live events take place on Saturdays with encore presentations the following Wednesdays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the chance to [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Upcoming Robert Plant show concludes 2019 concert season at LSA

Bend to host Led Zeppelin vocalist's only Oregon show Rock legend Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters close out the 2019 Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season in Bend on Thursday, Oct. 3, with their [...]

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LSA Locals’ Deal at Grafletics

 Buy concert tickets at Grafletics and save on service fees We take a lot of pride in doing everything we can to get as many Les Schwab Amphitheater concert tickets in the hands of Central [...]

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Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Start the Bend Ale Trail at Grafletics

Behold the longest craft beer trail in the West! You might have heard, we’ve got some mighty fine craft breweries here in Bend. With more breweries per-capita than any other city in Oregon, our little [...]

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Bolshoi Ballet on the big screen in Bend

The world-famous Bolshoi Ballet at the Old Mill District Seven exceptional productions highlight the 10th anniversary of the first Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema series. From the Lord Byron inspired “Le Corsaire” to audience favorites like [...]

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November Theater and Music Events

Theater performances, jazz series, live music performances and more highlight Bend’s winter months The performing arts are alive and well in Central Oregon. From Jazz at the Oxford and the Cascades Theatrical Company’s 41st year [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

PSU study shows community trust in Bend PD

Bend residents feel positive about local police force At the Old Mill District and the Les Schwab Amphitheater, we have the privilege of working with the Bend Police Department on a regular basis.   In [...]

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Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with Pastini

You could win a wine getaway! Oregon Wine Month is finally here and the celebration is in full swing at Pastini as they feature superb wines from Elk Cove and Pike Road wineries, plus a [...]

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Best Fine Art Sale Ever this Saturday

Tumalo Art Company's eighth annual Best Fine Art Sale Ever is slated for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.,  into the open space next to desperado in Bend’s Old Mill District. (SantaLand was held [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Pie Think I Love You

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a Savory Spice Gift Box & Pie and Baking Accessories from Ginger's Kitchenware ($150 value) We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Shelli Walters

Bend mixed-media painter tapped for Old Mill District's 2019-20 winter campaign   From a young age, Shelli Walters was drawn to art and the outdoors. “My sisters, they didn’t want me on their adventures, I [...]

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Milkweed for monarchs in the Old Mill District

Planting vital habitat for butterflies in Central Oregon We love creating habitat for native species in the Old Mill District. In fact, before we even built our district, we spent years restoring the river and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Percy A. Stevens – Bend’s First Casualty of the Great War

Bend High grad was one of 14 local men who died in World War I As we honor veterans on Veterans Day, we look back at Bend's first casualty of the Great War, the end [...]

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Fall 2019 arts, lectures and events

Cultural happenings in Bend and beyond There’s always something going on in Bend during the fall, from History Pubs and poetry workshops to visiting scholars and art talks. The arts, history, culture - they're all [...]

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Brooks-Scanlon mill remnants now house floral arrangements

Former mill waste burners have been converted into giant flower pots The past is ever present here in Bend. From the iconic powerhouse building and its three smokestacks that’s now home to REI to the [...]

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