Old Mill District Blog2019-01-02T05:36:50+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Bikram Yoga Bend is now Bend Hot Yoga

Longtime yoga studio celebrating 15 years in Bend Bend Hot Yoga, formerly Bikram Yoga Bend, is celebrating 15 years of serving the Bend community this winter. Located on the banks of the Deschutes River near [...]

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Sunday Funday at Va Piano Vineyards

Locals Day offers discounts on wine, beer, cider and food Thank you Va Piano Vineyards for making the last day of the weekend a little bit more glorious. Starting Jan. 20, Sundays at Va Piano's [...]

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A Look Back at the Old Mill District

Encompassing close to 270 acres right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District lies along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River. The land was purchased 26 years ago this year.  It took [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

12 Gift Ideas from Savory Spice

The best thing about cooking at home is sharing the tasty results with friends and loved ones. Giving the gift of spices and seasonings lets you spread the joy of home cooking year-round. Our friends at Savory Spice in the Old Mill District have put together a list of gifts for [...]

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Give the gift of art

Give the gift of art this holiday season. Tumalo Art Co. is again offering tiny, original fine art that makes for a truly unique Christmas gift. Tumalo's Tiny Art series come in all mediums and from various artists throughout the Tumalo Art Co. collective.  Even better, Tiny Art pieces fit all [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Sunday Funday at Va Piano Vineyards

Locals Day offers discounts on wine, beer, cider and food Thank you Va Piano Vineyards for making the last day of the weekend a little bit more glorious. Starting Jan. 20, Sundays at Va Piano's [...]

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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 [...]

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12 Gift Ideas from Savory Spice

The best thing about cooking at home is sharing the tasty results with friends and loved ones. Giving the gift of spices and seasonings lets you spread the joy of home cooking year-round. Our friends [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Bikram Yoga Bend is now Bend Hot Yoga

Longtime yoga studio celebrating 15 years in Bend Bend Hot Yoga, formerly Bikram Yoga Bend, is celebrating 15 years of serving the Bend community this winter. Located on the banks of the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District, Bend Hot Yoga is adding wellness education and other yoga practices [...]

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Special screenings of WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Back by popular demand, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to bring Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old," to cinemas, presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D. Jackson's film will be shown on Jan. 21 at the Regal Old Mill 16 & IMAX [...]

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The Met Opera: Live in HD

Live opera performances on the big screen Now in its 13th season, The Met: Live in HD brings New York City’s esteemed Metropolitan Opera performances to local cinemas across the country, including Bend's Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX theaters. Already underway, the 2018-19 season features 11 transmissions, including four [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Live Performing Arts Events in Bend

Central Oregon's performing arts scene heats up in the winter months Why do we love Bend so much? Because after a day of world-class skiing we can refuel at a number of stellar restaurants and [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Bikram Yoga Bend is now Bend Hot Yoga

Longtime yoga studio celebrating 15 years in Bend Bend Hot Yoga, formerly Bikram Yoga Bend, is celebrating 15 years of serving the Bend community this winter. Located on the banks of the Deschutes River near [...]

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The Deschutes River Migratory Corridor

Not all Birds Fly South for the Winter Do you have a hankering to catch a glimpse of a downy woodpecker?  Or perhaps a belted kingfisher? The Deschutes River is a vital migratory pathway through [...]

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Special screenings of WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Back by popular demand, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to bring Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old," to cinemas, presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D. Jackson's [...]

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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

Winter Art artist Susan Luckey Higdon

Meet the woman behind this year's Bend Winter Guide We have emulated the Deschutes Brewery tradition of selecting a wonderful artist to feature each winter. This winter art becomes the magical backdrop to our season [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

A Look Back at the Old Mill District

Encompassing close to 270 acres right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District lies along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River. The land was purchased 26 years ago this year.  It took [...]

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Memorial Plaques along the Deschutes

Celebrating Central Oregon's pioneering spirits You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the Deschutes River or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Les Schwab Amphitheater when [...]

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The History of the Smokestacks

Everyone is always asking about the Old Mill District's iconic smokestacks. Here's the story: An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and the new. The first two smokestacks [...]

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