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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Bend Park & Float opens June 16!

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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Free charging stations now in the Old Mill District

Two solar charging stations are up and ready to use The Old Mill District recently installed two solar charging stations to help keep visitors connected when their devices begin to run out of power. Located [...]

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Concert Bio: Slightly Stoopid

Schools Out for Summer 2018 Tour includes Stick Figure and Pepper Known for effortlessly fusing together reggae, funk, hip hop and metal, Slightly Stoopid returns to the Les Schwab Amphitheater with their School’s Out for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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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Become a CycleBar Founding Member!

BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER To celebrate its grand opening later this spring, CycleBar Bend is offering a limited number of Founder packages that include unlimited rides for just $99 a month for 12 months. That's a savings of 40 percent off of CycleBar's regular monthly unlimited price. This special $99 price [...]

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Spend $100, get $100 at Savory Spice

Spice up your kitchen in 2018 We'll file this under the "Best Black Friday Deal Ever" department. On Black Friday Weekend, the first 50 shoppers at Savory Spice who spend $100 will get $100 in gift certificates for 2018. The fine print is below, but it's pretty cut and dried. [...]

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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

Concert Bio: Slightly Stoopid

Schools Out for Summer 2018 Tour includes Stick Figure and Pepper Known for effortlessly fusing together reggae, funk, hip hop and metal, Slightly Stoopid returns to the Les Schwab Amphitheater with their School’s Out for Summer 2018 tour. Founded in Ocean Beach, California, in 1994 by childhood buddies Miles Doughty [...]

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Concert Bio: Jethro Tull

Founder and frontman Ian Anderson leading 50th anniversary tour It was on Feb. 2, 1968, at the world-famous Marquee Club on London’s Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, [...]

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Spring Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

Bend's cultural offerings shine during the waning days of spring Little-known secret, Bend's full of just as many great cultural offerings as their are breweries and flowly singletrack mountain bike trails. Check out some of these exhibits this spring and summer. TUMALO ART CO. Folding Visions: Past/Present/Future by Dorothy Freudenberg [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

2018 Les Schwab Amphitheater FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers Q: Where do I buy tickets? A: Tickets to all the concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater are available online at bendconcerts.com and at the Ticket Mill in the [...]

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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!  

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Give new life to you favorite shoes this weekend

Vibram Sole Factor Tour rolls into Central Oregon There's a lot of awesomeness going on at Mt. Bachelor during the final weekend of the ski season, including the opportunity to give your favorite shoes and [...]

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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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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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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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-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

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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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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