Old Mill District Blog 2018-02-07T19:25:26+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Treat yourself to these winter delights

Nothing soothes the soul during a streak of cold weather like hot soup, a sizzling steak or a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza. It’s science. Look it up. With the temperatures dropping, here’s a look at some [...]

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MUSE CONFERENCE

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year around this time, I start to feel my anticipation building as we plan for our annual MUSE [...]

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Bend Indoor Adventures

Mix up your outdoor experiences with these climate-controlled adventures Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX Yes, a movie and a bucket or two of popcorn is always a great idea on a cold, wintry [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Five Ways to Beat the Smoke

We're about done with this smoke and we're guessing you are, too. Here's a couple of suggestions on how to pass the next few days without breathing in that chimney-quality air. Grab a book, a magazine, a zine - whatever's clever - and head down to Strictly Organic and relax. [...]

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So Many Ways to Say I Love You

February 14th is just around the corner and with it, plentiful ways to surprise and delight your favorite Valentines in Bend, Oregon.  We asked Old Mill District retailers and restaurants to share their extra sweet offerings for a special round-up of events, experiences, and gift giving ideas for this Valentine's Day. [...]

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5 Ways to Make Holiday Shopping Magic

Pair seasonal treats and special shopping occasions With snow gently falling and holidays approaching, opportunities for creating sweet memories beckon. Time honored traditions are incorporated into a bustling season that simultaneously suggests staying cozy and bundling up for something wonderful. We hope that you’ll find enjoyment in the balance and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Your last minute guide to holiday dining in Bend

Enjoy these holiday dining options in Bend, Oregon A HUGE holiday weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to take a breath, have a bite and enjoy the company of friends, family [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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The Winter Guide is Here!

We love all four seasons in Bend, but there’s something special about the winter months here in Central Oregon. From early-morning runs at the mountain to dark beers around the fire pit with friends, the experiences we share when the days are shorter and the air is crisper seem to [...]

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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

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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An Invitation to the Take Note Initiative

Join Bend Concerts in making the Les Schwab Amphitheater a more sustainable venue The 2016 Bend Concert Summer Season kickoff is almost here! On Friday, we’ll welcome Grammy-Award Winning Alabama Shakes on the Les Schwab [...]

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Get ready for the Bend A Cappella Festival

The inaugural Bend A Cappella Festival begins to hum, buzz, and belt, Friday February 19th at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are still available for a number of the weekend's offerings.  Read on [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

MUSE CONFERENCE

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year around this time, I start to feel my anticipation building as we plan for our annual MUSE [...]

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Bend Indoor Adventures

Mix up your outdoor experiences with these climate-controlled adventures Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX Yes, a movie and a bucket or two of popcorn is always a great idea on a cold, wintry [...]

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Your adventure awaits

Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland Bend is so much more than just a ski town. From tubing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating to Nordic skiing and fat biking, Central Oregon's winters pretty much [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

MUSE CONFERENCE

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year around this time, I start to feel my anticipation building as we plan for our annual MUSE [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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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Easter weekend with family and friends

Celebrations are in order as we ease into Spring! With Easter on it’s way, look for special treats, meals and menus here in the Old Mill District. Ready to fill Easter baskets with treats to make [...]

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Holiday Block Party!

{UPDATE: We’re happy to share that the first event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 13th, please see information below.}  Enjoy sips, eats and special treats as you prepare for the holidays Are you ready [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Remembering with Memorial Plaques

You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the river or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Amphitheater when you noticed the shiny bronze squares populating the [...]

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The Three Stacks – Did You Know?

Everyone is always asking about them stacks. So here is the skinny… or the long of it if you like. An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and [...]

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February is Love Month, So Woo Your Sweetie with LOVE BUCKS.

And Enter to Win the "Keep the Love Alive" Contest Now!