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Old Mill District Blog2019-07-08T16:21:28+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Thanks for an amazing Bend Brewfest!

Wow, that was pretty darn fantastic. The exact numbers are still coming in, but we're confident in saying the 2019 Bend Brewfest was the biggest beer festival we've ever put on. First, thank you to [...]

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Market of Choice Knows Beer

Experience, passion and a thirst for everything craft beer are what fuel the folks who procure the extensive selection of craft beers that line the shelves at Market of Choice, a proud sponsor of Bend [...]

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2019 Bend Brewfest Pre-Game Checklist

The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, kicks off Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. To ensure you have THE best time possible, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Ginger’s taps into new cooking oils

Longtime Old Mill District kitchenware store ads olive oils and vinegars on tap By: KM Collins Ginger's Kitchenware is tapping into a whole new world of products. The longtime Old Mill District cooking and kitchenware destination has added premium Olivelle olive oil and vinegars, available on tap, to its store [...]

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Sweet Tooth caters to the kid in all of us

New owners bring fresh energy to Old Mill District candy shop By: KM Collins Give your taste buds what they want at Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe, which provides succulent snacks and a confectionery smorgasbord for patrons who’ve burned innumerable calories walking, paddling, biking and shopping in the Old Mill District. [...]

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Fitness deals and events in the Old Mill District

This summer, let the Old Mill District's fitness studios help you hit your fitness goals. Whether you're looking to climb South Sisters for the first time or just want to feel better walking along the Deschutes River Trail, we've got you covered. Here's some of the fantastic spring/summer fitness deals [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Bend-Belluno Sister City Celebration

Seventh annual Bella Bend Beautiful Belluno Event set for August 6 Come celebrate Bend’s sister-city relationship with Belluno, Italy on Tuesday, August 6, outside Greg’s Grill! Bend high school students who visited Belluno earlier this [...]

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Building a Dream in the Willamette Valley

Bend Brewfest sponsor profile: Willamette Valley Vineyards On August 15, 16 and 17, the Bend Brewfest will transform the Les Schwab Amphitheater into one of most scenic beer garden in the country. More than 70 [...]

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Bites for Rights

Today, June 20, is the annual Bites for Rights fundraiser for Basic Rights Oregon, which advocates for equal rights for all Oregonians. The Old Mill District is thrilled that two of our businesses, Pastini and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Deschutes River Cleanup on July 27

Want to give back to the river we all love so much? Our community partners at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council host the 23rd annual Deschutes River Cleanup on Saturday, July 27. Volunteers will meet at Riverbend Park at 10 a.m. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes [...]

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LSA Locals’ Deal at Grafletics

 Buy concert tickets at Grafletics and save on service fees We take a lot of pride in doing everything we can to get as many Les Schwab Amphitheater concert tickets in the hands of Central Oregonians. For almost every show at the LSA, approximately 300 tickets are available at Grafletics [...]

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Upcoming Biking Events

Bike riding bliss as the summer winds down and fall ramps up Gravel rides, mountain bike tours and cyclocross races fill up the calendar throughout the summer and fall in Central Oregon. Here’s a few of our favorite two-wheel events: Ochoco Gravel Roubaix, Prineville August 24 A gorgeous Gran Fondo [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Thirteen shows scheduled! We're getting crazy excited for the 2019 summer concert lineup at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Interested in two of the country's most thoughtful and introspective singer-songwriters? Hello Jason Isbell and Father John [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater leading the way in sustainability

Bend amphitheater's efforts have reduced waste by 50 percent The Take Note Initiative, the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District's award-winning sustainability program in partnership with Monqui Presents, is back for a fourth year. [...]

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The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Art in the High Desert coming in August

Central Oregon’s premier juried art show  & sale returns for its 12th year For three days in August, the banks of the Deschutes River within the Old Mill District will become one of the most [...]

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WreckTangle Open for the Summer

The Woodward WreckTangle is officially open for the summer in the Old Mill District. A ninja obstacle challenge for kids and adults alike, the WreckTangle is partner project with Mt. Bachelor and Woodward, an experiential [...]

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Radiant Day Spa now open in the Old Mill District

Yoga instructor and self-care advocate Tara Mortenson is the new owner of Radiant Day Spa in Bend's Old Mill District. Mortenson's taken her love of building community and her decades of working in the business [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

U.S. Capitol Tree headed to Bend

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. The holiday tree that represents the hope, goodwill and spirit of the United States people is headed to Bend this November. Every year, a [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Lyft Partnering with Bend Brewfest

Ridesharing service offers a smarter way to get home Rideshare company Lyft and the Bend Brewfest are encouraging festival goers to leave their cars at home and take Lyft to and from the event August [...]

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Budding Romance

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win All of This: Two Old Mill District Silipints, two Old Mill District wildflower packets and a $20 Old Mill District gift card We're celebrating the connections that [...]

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Happy to do the heavy lifting

Bend Brewfest sponsor profile: Toyota Lift Northwest On August 15, 16 and 17, the Bend Brewfest will transform the Les Schwab Amphitheater into one of most scenic beer gardens in the country. More than 70 breweries and cider [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Memorial Plaques along the Deschutes

Celebrating Central Oregon's pioneering spirits You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the Deschutes River or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Les Schwab Amphitheater when [...]

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The History of the Smokestacks

Everyone is always asking about the Old Mill District's iconic smokestacks. Here's the story: An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and the new. The first two smokestacks [...]

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Special screenings of WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Back by popular demand, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to bring Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old," to cinemas, presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D. Jackson's [...]

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