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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 with us the ingredients for your favorite winter day and be entered to win! And don't forget to tag #OldMillDistrict to [...]



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 spread out into our local community and beyond. It may well be impossible to know how many seemingly small incidents of [...]


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 of fun, Winterfest takes celebrating our season of snow to the next level. Return visitors know that there is something for [...]


2017-02-10T03:21:37+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Contests & Community|0 Comments

Sage leadership at Savory Spice Shop in Bend

Guest Blog written by Stephanie Olson There’s no doubt that Savory Spice Shop has changed how Bend, Oregon cooks. From the freshness of their spices to their community donations, education, and the way their spices end up on the menus of all the best restaurants, it’s clear that the Spice Shop has simply made Bend taste [...]


2016-12-27T02:13:34+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Contests & Community|Tags: |0 Comments

Back to Summer

Get Entered to Win a Back to Summer Prize Package for Bend, Oregon You can feel it in the air, school's almost out and soon we’ll be back to summer! To add to the excitement of a new season, we’ve put together a special prize package for two. A two-night Bend hotel stay at My Place [...]


Mother’s Day Celebration Giveaway

Share how you celebrate Mother's Day and get entered to win this special prize package! With Mother’s Day on the way, we are reminded that our expressions of love are as varied as the women in our lives. As the date approaches, we’re looking to all of you to share your favorite ways of celebrating mom. Please [...]


2017-03-02T03:56:20+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Contests & Community|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Community Giving in Bend

As 2015 comes to completion we are reflecting on the tremendous generosity that abounds in Bend.   Giving back is a focal point of our community, one that enriches the lives of our neighbors and benefits us all. Businesses and charitable organizations that facilitate investments in our future have our deepest respect for all of the [...]


2016-12-05T08:22:02+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Categories: Contests & Community|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Catching up on the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project

Every day a small crowd gathers, drawn away from their to-dos to stand and watch mesmerized. Perhaps you too have found yourself migrating towards the construction now underway on the Colorado Dam or found yourself clicking on the "Live Dam Cam" to observe the progress virtually. The Colorado Dam Safe Passage is reconstructing the Colorado Dam to create three river channels – one [...]


2015-06-08T17:38:33+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Categories: Contests & Community|0 Comments

Desperado Boutique Supports New Life for Abused Horses

Desperado is one of more than a dozen Central Oregon businesses and community members stepping up to help neglected horses. You only have to look for a moment into Buddy’s eyes to see how far this rescued Thoroughbred has come. Buddy is one of more than 30 horses rescued from a Powell Butte Ranch more than [...]


#HowWeOMD: Photo Contest!

Instagram has become one of our go-to sites for a quick inspiration fix. Where else can you find a steady stream of noticed moments, pure and simple? It's with this in mind that we have a new invitation to all Instagram fans: Show us How You OMD. Participation is easy. All you have to do is follow @OldMillDistrict on Instagram [...]


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