Old Mill District Blog2018-03-13T19:11:19+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Winter talks and lectures in Bend

Bend's full of smart, innovative folks that don't mind tackling the big issues. Check out these talks, lectures and workshops coming up the next few months and be part of some of the most important [...]

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Oregon WinterFest 2019

The state's biggest celebration of all things winter returns this February! Nobody loves the winter months quite like Bend. The days on the mountain, dark beers, firepits, late nights fueled by warm spirits. We dig [...]

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Family Winter Escapes

Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, Nordic skiing and fat bike opportunities. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Spend $100 at Savory Spice, get $100 at Savory Spice

Best. Spice deal. Ever. OK, SO WHAT'S THE PROMOTION? Buy $100, Get $100 - During Black Friday weekend (November 23-25, 2018), customers who spend $100 or more in one transaction will get $100 in the form of ten $10 coupons to use in 2019 (coupons are valid January 1 - [...]

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Pastini Holiday Deals

Come celebrate the holidays this season with our friends at Pastini. First, check out their catering menu. Pastini has truly mastered the art of bringing an amazing Italian meal for your office holiday party or to your home for a festive holiday get-together. Pastini’s catering menu has everything you need, [...]

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Introducing the flip flop of winter

It's time to turn to the flip flop of winter. Hello Bearpaw boots, the newest line of products offered at Flip Flop Shops in the Old  Mill District. Rooted in surf culture, the history of the sheepskin boot was originally tied to the beach. In the 1960s sheepskin boots were [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Pastini Holiday Deals

Come celebrate the holidays this season with our friends at Pastini. First, check out their catering menu. Pastini has truly mastered the art of bringing an amazing Italian meal for your office holiday party or [...]

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Be a Turkey Day All-Star

Sweet maple, herbs and garlic oh my. Be a Thanksgiving Day all-star this month and try out Savory Spice's limited-release Golden Maple Dry Glaze. Inspired by the traditions of autumn and winter, this sugar-based spice [...]

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Cozy up to the fire

Enjoy outdoor dining year-round with these patios Great food and drinks just seem to go better with a little bit of the great outdoors. Fortunately, here in Bend our food and drink scene includes multiple [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Book signing at Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine is beyond excited to be hosting a meet and greet book signing on Saturday, December 8, from 1-4 p.m. with local author and illustrator, Kristen Riggle! Kristen is not only the voice behind the sweet rhythmic children’s book, "Little Bird Explores Bend," but also the creator of the story’s [...]

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Va Piano open house fundraiser

Tis the season to buy wine and give back to the community! Join Va Piano Vineyards on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Old Mill District for their holiday open house in partnership with the KIDS Center. There'll be holiday music and decor, light appetizers, raffle [...]

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Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and community 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 Oregon [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

If you’re going to Portugal. The Man tonight …

We're pretty stoked to have unofficial Lords of Portland at the Les Schwab Amphitheater this evening. Here's the answer to some of the questions we've been receiving the past week about the Portugal. The Man [...]

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FAQs for DMB at the LSA

Dave is near. We're as excited as you are to have the Dave Matthews Band back in Bend. Here's the answer to some of the questions we've been receiving the past week. Hope this helps! [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Book signing at Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine is beyond excited to be hosting a meet and greet book signing on Saturday, December 8, from 1-4 p.m. with local author and illustrator, Kristen Riggle! Kristen is not only the voice behind the [...]

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Get Outdoors Together

The couple that rides, skies and paddles together, stays together. In Bend, the perfect day date often includes a little bit of dirt and snow. Here's a couple of our favorite winter outdoor date ideas: [...]

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Free Spirit grand opening coming soon!

You ready to get your ninja on? Free Spirit, a unique fitness facility for adults and kids, is set to open in the Old Mill District this January. For adults, Free Spirit will offer quality [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Cheers to the Wild & Scenic River Act!

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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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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