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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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Summer Drinks from Savory Spice

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) We love playing around with new summer cocktail concoctions and this Michelada recipe from Savory Spice is one of our favorites. It's a Mexican take on a Bloody Mar, that's perfect for [...]

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Commute Options: Promoting better ways to get around town

Making healthy transportation decisions 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 – and driving by [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Renovations, new openings highlight start of summer

Holly Fischer' Photography and Natural Edge Furniture are featured at the Nature Inspired Photography & Furniture The Old Mill District is ready for summer in Central Oregon with fresh new looks, new openings and a stellar live music lineup for the Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season. Visitors to the area will discover: Grand Openings [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Summer Drinks from Savory Spice

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) We love playing around with new summer cocktail concoctions and this Michelada recipe from Savory Spice is one of our favorites. It's a Mexican take on a Bloody Mar, that's perfect for [...]

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Patio dining on concert nights

Eat, drink and enjoy the music The 2018 concert season kicks off May 30 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater with a spectacular singer-songwriter showcase featuring Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case. While nothing beats seeing live [...]

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Kid-friendly cuisine in Bend

Great food for the kids means a great time for the family There’s no better way to bond as a family than over food. At the Old Mill District, we take great pride in the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Float the Deschutes with Bend Park & Float

Tube rentals, snacks, changing rooms and more offered next to The Pavilion Floating the Deschutes is about to get a lot more convenient. Starting Saturday, June 16, Bend floaters will be able to rent a tube, grab sunscreen and load up on snacks all at the Bend Park & Float [...]

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Artists in Action

Experiential art comes to the Old Mill District This summer, Tumalo Art Co., the Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, and Nature Inspired Photography and Furniture present Artists in Action, an experiential art series that engages and interacts with art lovers in Bend and beyond. Starting July 12 and running every [...]

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Wheel Fun along the Deschutes

Bike rentals now available every day in the Old Mill District Watch out world, Wheel Fun Bike Rentals in the Old Mill District are now available every day, from 10 a.m. to sunset the rest of the summer. There's not a better way to explore Bend than Wheel Fun's four-wheel [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Concert Bio: Steve Martin & Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life  Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. Yes, we got two of the Three Amigos. Oh, and a [...]

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Concert Bio: Primus + Mastodon

Primus, Mastodon and JJUUJJUU set to rock Bend Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources has always been what makes Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the past 30 years. Saturday, June 23 [...]

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Concert Bio: Michael Franti

Soulrocker brings feel-good songs to Bend A message from the man, Michael Franti himself, before his show at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on June 19:  SOULROCKERS! The world is straight up crazy right now and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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Commute Options: Promoting better ways to get around town

Making healthy transportation decisions 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 – and driving by [...]

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Float the Deschutes with Bend Park & Float

Tube rentals, snacks, changing rooms and more offered next to The Pavilion Floating the Deschutes is about to get a lot more convenient. Starting Saturday, June 16, Bend floaters will be able to rent a [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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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-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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