Old Mill District Blog 2017-10-15T22:25:43+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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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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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

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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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, [...]

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Favorite Fall Recipes

As the temperature drops in Bend, it's time to warm things up in the kitchen. Good thing we know some folks that can whip up a hot meal or two. Here's some of our favorite [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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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 into the Les Schwab Amphitheater with a little help from the AirLink helicopter crew at [...]

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Art in the High Desert returns

Art in the High Desert, one of the premiere art shows in the entire Pacific Northwest, is set to take place Aug. 25-27 on the west bank of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. The brainchild of Central Oregon artists Dave and Carla Fox, Art in the High [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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The Other Pink Martini

Yes, it's the greatest way to pre-funk one of our favorite, funkiest performers. We love Pink Martini the band. As for the drink - well we've had our doubts. Until now anyway. Here's a fantastic recipe [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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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, [...]

READ MORE

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-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Win a Bend Winter Adventure Getaway

You Could Win a Bend, Oregon Winter Getaway for Two - Enter Now! Whether you are a Bendite or traveling from afar, this will be a fun celebration of the joys of winter. Share [...]

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MUSE CONFERENCE 2017

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year as I sit in the audience at MUSE Conference, I try to imagine the ripples that will [...]

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Make it a weekend of wintry fun at Oregon Winterfest

Now in it’s 18th year, the Oregon Winterfest returns February 17-19 to the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon and with it a whole weekend of festivities. More than a little quirky and a lot [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Old Mill District

We believe in moms. We’re big fans of moms who embrace titles like “soccer mom” and “yoga mom” and those who fit other categories you don’t hear as much about, like “mountain biking mom”, “’feels [...]

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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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