Old Mill District Blog 2017-10-15T22:25:43+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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Get ready for Tenth Month in Bend!

We're not going to lie - fall is our favorite month here in Bend. The air's crisp, the trails are in perfect shape and the beer is fresh hopped. Oh, and it means it's time [...]

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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-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

8 Great Fall Date Ideas

As the summer winds down and we head into fall, there's no better time to plan the perfect date with your loved one. Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start [...]

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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 [...]

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Bend Brewfest Pre-Game Checklist

The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, is soon upon us. To ensure you have THE best time possible Aug. 10-12, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Jubilation for the Fermentation Celebration

Fermentation Celebration Let’s get beer geeky. The Old Mill District hosts its sixth annual Fermentation Celebration on Thursday, June 8. Thirty Central Oregon breweries and cideries will be on hand pouring a combination of select seasonals, hard-to-find small batch brews and local summer favorites. What: Fermentation Celebration Where: Old Mill [...]

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TEDxBend: bold ideas, new format

 Guest blog by Moe Carrick   What do a rock musician, a fire researcher, a white guy, an ex-con, a Hollywood writer, and a food waste CEO all have in common?   They all, with 16 other speakers and 4 performers, will grace our TEDxBend stage at Bend Senior High [...]

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October Goes Full Tilt Awesome

Maybe it’s the leaves changing colors and inspiring us with a sense of reinvention. Or maybe there’s something about pulling sweaters from the back of the closet that fills us with a sense of profound joy and giddiness. And then there’s the smell of pumpkin everything floating in the Autumn [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Dance into Summer at the Free Summer Sunday Concerts

The summer in Bend, Oregon sizzles with live music and concerts on select Sundays at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. And did we mention the concerts are free?!? So bust a move [...]

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Phishing in Bend

To say we are excited to bring one of our all-time favorite jam bands to Bend to kick off their 2015 Summer Tour is a massive  understatement. Tickets sold out in record time, further proof [...]

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Bend Oregon Events: Frequently Asked Questions About the Les Schwab Amphitheater Concerts and the Free Bend Summer Sunday Concerts

Can I bring an Adirondack chair into the Les Schwab Amphitheater? Can I save my spot with a Pendleton blanket and then leave the venue to run to one of Bend’s breweries for a pint? [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

6 Ways to Spend Your Snow Day Weekend

When snow days turn into snow weeks, feeling stir crazy is only normal. What to do when the novelty of PJs all day, science experiments and ad hoc art assignments have worn off? Here are a [...]

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5 fun things to do with your kids before they go back to school

Be sure to fit these family friendly ideas into your summer calendar.   With August’s arrival, summer has hit its stride with getaways, camps, concerts and play dates filling the calendar. Are you feeling the [...]

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8 Date Ideas for THE Great Date in Bend, Oregon

You Can Win a Great Date for You and Your Plus One - Enter Now! The Great Date. It begins with the two of you, progresses with a series of activities and results in [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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Trending gifts this holiday season

20 Ideas for your favorite people Here we are in the midst of merry, bright, illuminated nights. Are you feeling the holiday cheer or is life a little too hustle and bustle? In the spirit [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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