Old Mill District Blog 2018-02-07T19:25:26+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

The Perfect Bend Date

Look no further, we've created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date. OK, there's probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions [...]

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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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Fun and fit in the Old Mill District

We're an active bunch here in Bend. But between the bike, ski and stand up paddleboard yoga with your dog seasons, you've got to stay fit, and there's no better place in Central Oregon [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Spend $100, get $100 at Savory Spice

Spice up your kitchen in 2018 We'll file this under the "Best Black Friday Deal Ever" department. On Black Friday Weekend, the first 50 shoppers at Savory Spice who spend $100 will get $100 in gift certificates for 2018. The fine print is below, but it's pretty cut and dried. [...]

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Maybe the best gift idea ever

No, it's not too early to start thinking about the gift-giving season. We'd like to recommend a little something, something that can easily be converted into kayak rentals, puffy coats, cocktails, sunset dinners, handmade jewelry, rock concerts and everything in between. Old Mill District gift certificates become anything you or [...]

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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

The Perfect Bend Date

Look no further, we've created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date. OK, there's probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions [...]

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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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Treat yourself to these winter delights

Nothing soothes the soul during a streak of cold weather like hot soup, a sizzling steak or a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza. It’s science. Look it up. With the temperatures dropping, here’s a look at some [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

MUSE CONFERENCE

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year around this time, I start to feel my anticipation building as we plan for our annual MUSE Conference, and I try to imagine the ripples that will spread out into our local [...]

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Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and carriage rides 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 [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill

The shops are alive with the sound of music We love the winter months in the Old Mill District if for no other reason the abundance of live music. To help set the holiday scene, we've partnered with multiple Central Oregon choral groups to bring the sounds of the season [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and carriage rides 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 [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill

The shops are alive with the sound of music We love the winter months in the Old Mill District if for no other reason the abundance of live music. To help set the holiday scene, [...]

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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. 24 - the day after Thanksgiving - Santa Claus drops [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

The Perfect Bend Date

Look no further, we've created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date. OK, there's probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions [...]

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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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Fun and fit in the Old Mill District

We're an active bunch here in Bend. But between the bike, ski and stand up paddleboard yoga with your dog seasons, you've got to stay fit, and there's no better place in Central Oregon [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

The Perfect Bend Date

Look no further, we've created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date. OK, there's probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions [...]

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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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Fun and fit in the Old Mill District

We're an active bunch here in Bend. But between the bike, ski and stand up paddleboard yoga with your dog seasons, you've got to stay fit, and there's no better place in Central Oregon [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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Here’s Looking at You, Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s got us thinking. Society’s dad stereotypes are pretty off base and we’re here to say we aren’t having it. We know you aren’t dinner burning, man [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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Where Did the Rock Chucks Go?

We love our wildlife here in Bend, Oregon. With a Facebook page and legions of fans, Old Mill District Rock Chucks are among our favorite and furriest local celebrities. Where did the Rock Chucks Go? [...]

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A Twenty Year Journey!

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 20 years ago this year.  It took [...]

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February is Love Month, So Woo Your Sweetie with LOVE BUCKS.

And Enter to Win the "Keep the Love Alive" Contest Now!