Old Mill District Blog2018-03-13T19:11:19+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Free Spirit grand opening coming soon!

You ready to get your ninja on? Free Spirit, a unique fitness facility for adults and kids, is set to open in the Old Mill District this January. For adults, Free Spirit will offer quality [...]

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Va Piano open house fundraiser

Tis the season to buy wine and give back to the community! Join Va Piano Vineyards on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Old Mill District for their holiday open house [...]

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Spend $100 at Savory Spice, get $100 at Savory Spice

Best. Spice deal. Ever. OK, SO WHAT'S THE PROMOTION? Buy $100, Get $100 - During Black Friday weekend (November 23-25, 2018), customers who spend $100 or more in one transaction will get $100 in the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Free Spirit grand opening coming soon!

You ready to get your ninja on? Free Spirit, a unique fitness facility for adults and kids, is set to open in the Old Mill District this January. For adults, Free Spirit will offer quality yoga and fitness classes as well as obstacle-based open gym. For kids they've got super [...]

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Spend $100 at Savory Spice, get $100 at Savory Spice

Best. Spice deal. Ever. OK, SO WHAT'S THE PROMOTION? Buy $100, Get $100 - During Black Friday weekend (November 23-25, 2018), customers who spend $100 or more in one transaction will get $100 in the form of ten $10 coupons to use in 2019 (coupons are valid January 1 - [...]

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Pastini Holiday Deals

Come celebrate the holidays this season with our friends at Pastini. First, check out their catering menu. Pastini has truly mastered the art of bringing an amazing Italian meal for your office holiday party or to your home for a festive holiday get-together. Pastini’s catering menu has everything you need, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Pastini Holiday Deals

Come celebrate the holidays this season with our friends at Pastini. First, check out their catering menu. Pastini has truly mastered the art of bringing an amazing Italian meal for your office holiday party or [...]

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Be a Turkey Day All-Star

Sweet maple, herbs and garlic oh my. Be a Thanksgiving Day all-star this month and try out Savory Spice's limited-release Golden Maple Dry Glaze. Inspired by the traditions of autumn and winter, this sugar-based spice [...]

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Cozy up to the fire

Enjoy outdoor dining year-round with these patios Great food and drinks just seem to go better with a little bit of the great outdoors. Fortunately, here in Bend our food and drink scene includes multiple [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Va Piano open house fundraiser

Tis the season to buy wine and give back to the community! Join Va Piano Vineyards on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Old Mill District for their holiday open house in partnership with the KIDS Center. There'll be holiday music and decor, light appetizers, raffle [...]

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Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and community highlight the season It’s impossible to be in Bend during the holidays and not feel festive. From Celebrity Santas and roving carolers in the Old Mill District to the Jingle Bell Run and Christmas parade downtown, the eggnog flows like wine in this part of Oregon [...]

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Cedar + Fig pop-up store from Vanilla Urban Threads

Vanilla Urban Threads, one of Bend's most innovative and stylish retail shops, is spreading its wings this holiday season. Cedar + Fig, a pop-up store from the creative forces behind Vanilla, will set up shop in the Old Mill District starting the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. The woodsy feel [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and community highlight the season It’s impossible to be in Bend during the holidays and not feel festive. From Celebrity Santas and roving carolers in the Old Mill District to the Jingle Bell [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill District

Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December we’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants. Be sure to [...]

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Winter Wonderland

The spirit of the season is alive and well in Bend Nobody knows how to make an entrance like Old St. Nick. On Friday, Nov. 23 - the day after Thanksgiving - Santa Claus drops into [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Free Spirit grand opening coming soon!

You ready to get your ninja on? Free Spirit, a unique fitness facility for adults and kids, is set to open in the Old Mill District this January. For adults, Free Spirit will offer quality [...]

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Good Tree Hunting

Start a new holiday tradition by cutting down your own tree A great way to kick off the holiday season in Central Oregon is to hike into the Deschutes or Ochoco National Forest and cut [...]

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Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and community highlight the season It’s impossible to be in Bend during the holidays and not feel festive. From Celebrity Santas and roving carolers in the Old Mill District to the Jingle Bell [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

U.S. Capitol Tree headed to Bend

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. The holiday tree that represents the hope, goodwill and spirit of the United States people is headed to Bend this November. Every year, a [...]

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Find a better way to get around Bend

Commute Options, champions of healthy transportation choices There’s always something going on in Bend during the summer and fall months – Bend Brewfest, concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Munch & Music, Little Woody – [...]

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New parks in Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve and Rockbridge Park now open Nestled along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, which opened in December 2017, is composed of 184 acres of former private [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Nashelle partners with Feeding America

We're ecstatic to announce that Nashelle Jewelers is partnering with Feeding America this holiday season. Here's the announcement from Nashelle owner and designer Heather Nashelle: November 1st, Nashelle and our dedicated team are focused to [...]

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Give an Amazing Experience

You know what's better than an awesome Christmas present? An awesome experience. Give a gift this year that'll create memories that'll last a lifetime. Here's our recommendations: Guided Fly Fishing Trips from Confluence Fly Shop: [...]

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The story behind the cover

For the past three years, twin artists Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, trailblazers in their chosen medium of fiber appliqué, have politely said no when asked about doing commissioned work. But there was one request they [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Historical Preservation in the Old Mill District

11 historic buildings reside in the Old Mill District May is Historic Preservation Month, a cause dear to our hearts here in the Old Mill District. For nearly a century, timber production was the unchallenged [...]

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Celebrating Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

Happy 50th birthday to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act! The state of Oregon is home to more than 110,000 miles of rivers, nearly 2,000 of which are designated as wild and scenic. That’s almost [...]

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Be a Thanksgiving Rock Star

Savory Spice's Chocolate Old Fashioned and Brussels & Black Garlic Gratin will rock your Turkey Day Anyone can bring mashed potatoes or sweet yams to a Thanksgiving gathering. But what about a chocolate take on [...]

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