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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

2018 Bend Brewfest Activities

Enjoy REI’s family-friendly zone, compete in 10 Barrel’s stein hoisting competition, do yoga with Wild Thing Yoga and more! In Bend, we like to do a lot more than just sit around and drink our [...]

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2018 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. 16-18, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater [...]

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Ride Bend Shuttle runs through Labor Day

Free bus service operates noon to 10 p.m. every day It's about to get a lot easier to get around to all your favorite spots in Bend. Cascades East Transit is operating a FREE Ride [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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 make sure she has the best Mother’s Day ever. Luckily, if you live in Bend, [...]

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REI introduces sustainability standards

Customers can now shop by sustainable attributes To elevate sustainability across the outdoor and retail industries, REI Co-op on  April 9 debuted product sustainability standards that apply to each of the more than 1,000 brands sold at the co-op. The announcement, made as the co-op celebrates its 80th year, marks a [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Summer Drinks from Savory Spice

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) We love playing around with new summer cocktail concoctions and this Michelada recipe from Savory Spice is one of our favorites. It's a Mexican take on a Bloody Mar, that's perfect for [...]

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Patio dining on concert nights

Eat, drink and enjoy the music The 2018 concert season kicks off May 30 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater with a spectacular singer-songwriter showcase featuring Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case. While nothing beats seeing live [...]

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Kid-friendly cuisine in Bend

Great food for the kids means a great time for the family There’s no better way to bond as a family than over food. At the Old Mill District, we take great pride in the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

2018 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. 16-18, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for three days of craft beer bliss. 1) Bring a water bottle. We don't want [...]

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Ride Bend Shuttle runs through Labor Day

Free bus service operates noon to 10 p.m. every day It's about to get a lot easier to get around to all your favorite spots in Bend. Cascades East Transit is operating a FREE Ride Bend shuttle between June 29 and Labor Day. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes [...]

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Bend Brewfest partners with FIFTY/FIFTY Bottles

Nobody likes warm beer. That's why the Bend Brewfest is teaming up with FIFTY/FIFTY Bottles at this year's Brewfest, Aug. 16-18. FIFTY/FIFTY's vacuum-insulated tumblers and bottles let you enjoy your adventure without having to worry about the temperature of your drink. Look for some truly gorgeous Bend Brewfest customized FIFTY/FIFTY tumblers and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Bend-area museum exhibits

Explore the history of Bend and Central Oregon The history of this place we call home never ceases to amaze us. Thankfully, Central Oregon is home to a handful of stellar museums and culture centers. [...]

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Late summer and fall bike events

Riders along the Ochoco Overlander route. Photo courtesy of Good Bike Co. Golden rides for the golden months There’s not a better time to ride bikes in Central Oregon than the last days of summer [...]

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Free Spirit yoga and fitness studio headed to Bend

  Free Spirit, which plans to offer yoga and fitness classes for adults and bouldering, slides, a ball pit and a ninja obstacle course for kids, is set to open later this fall next to [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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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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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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