Old Mill District Blog 2018-03-13T19:11:19+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Bend Brewfest set for Aug. 16-18

Central Oregon's largest craft beer festival is back for its 16th year Yep, the birthplace of Deschutes Brewery, Boneyard and GoodLife puts on one heck of a craft beer festival. Now in its 16th year, [...]

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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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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-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Mother’s Day in Bend

Ideas for Every Mom in the Old Mill District When it comes to celebrating mom, it’s not one size fits all. Every mom has different interests and passions, so it’s time to get creative to make sure she has the best Mother’s Day ever. Luckily, if you live in Bend, [...]

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REI introduces sustainability standards

Customers can now shop by sustainable attributes To elevate sustainability across the outdoor and retail industries, REI Co-op on  April 9 debuted product sustainability standards that apply to each of the more than 1,000 brands sold at the co-op. The announcement, made as the co-op celebrates its 80th year, marks a [...]

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What is CycleBar?

We've all got fitness goals. So how can CycleBar help you achieve them? Check out what you can expect to see when CycleBar Bend opens its doors later this spring! Our signature ride, the Classic is 50 minutes of pure intoxication. We’ll ride to the rhythm with a mix of [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Bend Brewfest set for Aug. 16-18

Central Oregon's largest craft beer festival is back for its 16th year Yep, the birthplace of Deschutes Brewery, Boneyard and GoodLife puts on one heck of a craft beer festival. Now in its 16th year, [...]

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Celebrate World Whisky Day in Style

Photo by Carlos Andrés Varela Expand your whisky horizons with a pair of new cocktails It's easy to get trapped in a rut. You're at the bar or at home making drinks and you fall [...]

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Anthony’s partnering with Family Kitchen

Restaurant donating all perishable food during renovation Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is very excited to announce that they are getting a fresh, new look! The restaurant will close for one week for renovations. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Bend Brewfest set for Aug. 16-18

Central Oregon's largest craft beer festival is back for its 16th year Yep, the birthplace of Deschutes Brewery, Boneyard and GoodLife puts on one heck of a craft beer festival. Now in its 16th year, the 2018 Bend Brewfest will be held August 16-18 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and [...]

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Anthony’s partnering with Family Kitchen

Restaurant donating all perishable food during renovation Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is very excited to announce that they are getting a fresh, new look! The restaurant will close for one week for renovations. Mother’s Day dinner on May 13 will be the last service until May 21 when [...]

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Mother’s Day in Bend

Ideas for Every Mom in the Old Mill District When it comes to celebrating mom, it’s not one size fits all. Every mom has different interests and passions, so it’s time to get creative to make sure she has the best Mother’s Day ever. Luckily, if you live in Bend, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Concert Bio: Ray LaMontagne + Neko Case

Songwriting at its best Grammy-winning artist Ray LaMontagne hits the road this summer in support of his seventh studio album, Part of the Light. Earthy, honest and beautifully ambitious, LaMontagne weaves in the best qualities [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater lineup heating up

Have you seen the summer lineup the Les Schwab Amphitheater is putting together? Take a look, it's an all-star lineup. Oh, and don't forget the Bend Brewfest Aug. 16-18!  

Drink It Up: Wine Tasting in Bend

We all know Bend's a great beer town. But it's also becoming one heck of a place to experience some of the fantastic wines that are coming out of the Pacific Northwest. VA PIANO VINEYARDS [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Mother’s Day in Bend

Ideas for Every Mom in the Old Mill District When it comes to celebrating mom, it’s not one size fits all. Every mom has different interests and passions, so it’s time to get creative to [...]

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Summer youth camps and programs

Bend Forest School aims to bring back “natural wildness” into the lives of children. Photo by Nate Wyeth. There’s no better time than the summer for kids in Central Oregon The wonders and cultural offerings of [...]

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Muse summer camps

Radiating strength, instilling confidence and empowering change World Muse inspires women to create positive social change from within. Their mission is to connect women to their own sense of purpose as well as to each [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Anthony’s partnering with Family Kitchen

Restaurant donating all perishable food during renovation Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is very excited to announce that they are getting a fresh, new look! The restaurant will close for one week for renovations. [...]

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Composting in the Old Mill District

Jim Fields of Fields Farm in southeast Bend is one of the most passionate farmers you will ever meet. Why did you want to know this? Jim is the man behind our composting program. Jim [...]

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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

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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