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Old Mill District Blog2019-11-19T23:30:50+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Carolers in the Old Mill District

Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December we’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants. Here’s the complete [...]

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Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the [...]

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Special Bend holiday movie screenings

Ballet, opera, classic films and more highlight upcoming film calendar at Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX One of Bend’s emerging holiday traditions is happening right now at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Fall Roundup in the Old Mill District

Remodels, Special Events and Other Happenings Several businesses in the Old Mill District have reopened after extensive remodels, while others have implemented new initiatives for sustainability and more. New events are coming up, including the much-anticipated Kid’s Halloween Party on October 31.    Old Mill District Halloween Party is back [...]

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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 to shorten and the evenings are crisp and best enjoyed by a fire pit and [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Spice Infused Whiskey recipes from Savory Spice

Raise your cocktail game this holiday season Add a bit of creativity to your whiskey cocktails using a combination of sugars and spice. Thanks for putting this together Savory Spice! Serves 2 Ingredients 1 3/4 [...]

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Flat Irons Skillet Potatoes recipe from Savory Spice

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, these skillet potatoes add pop to any meal Onion, paprika, rosemary and dill add a rustic flavor to these easy skillet potatoes, which make great additions to steak dinners, breakfast hash [...]

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Zucchini Almond Pesto recipe from Ginger’s Kitchenware

Delicious fall recipe from Ginger's co-owner Jaime Aguirre Fantastic as an appetizer with fresh bread or crostini, but also delightful over grilled chicken and seafood, this recipe from Ginger's Kitchenware is great for all parties [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Special Bend holiday movie screenings

Ballet, opera, classic films and more highlight upcoming film calendar at Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX One of Bend’s emerging holiday traditions is happening right now at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. Through the end of the year, Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX – the theater’s [...]

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Menorah Lighting in the Old Mill District

Celebrate Chanukah this year with the annual menorah lighting in the Old Mill District's Center Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 22. Presented by the Chabad of Central Oregon, this year's ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. A chocolate coin drop, hot drinks, potato latkes and Chanukah music are all part of [...]

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Small Business Saturday in the Old Mill District

Great deals from the Old Mill District's many locally owned stores and shops CycleBar Bend: Get a 6-month membership for $599, available November 25 – December 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play: Take 20% off all retail and equipment from Monday, November 25 to Monday, December 2. This [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing [...]

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Jason Isbell + Father John Misty photos

What a fantastic first show! Thanks to everyone that came out to the Jason Isbell + Father John Misty concert on Sunday. Here's some of our favorite pics from Thomas & Velo Photography . Also, here's [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the [...]

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Menorah Lighting in the Old Mill District

Celebrate Chanukah this year with the annual menorah lighting in the Old Mill District's Center Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 22. Presented by the Chabad of Central Oregon, this year's ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. [...]

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Santa Flies into the Old Mill District

Just one day after the I Like Pie Run on Thanksgiving, Santa Claus hitches a ride into the Les Schwab Amphitheater with his helicopter buddies from AirLink. Our connections in the North Pole say Santa [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Ride Like the Wind

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a $50 REI Gift Certificate We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re fun, they’re original, and they’re from [...]

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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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Love at First Bite

It's Love Letter Day Enter to Win an Athleta Gift Card for $35 We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re fun, they’re original, and they’re [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the [...]

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Special Bend holiday movie screenings

Ballet, opera, classic films and more highlight upcoming film calendar at Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX One of Bend’s emerging holiday traditions is happening right now at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. [...]

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Menorah Lighting in the Old Mill District

Celebrate Chanukah this year with the annual menorah lighting in the Old Mill District's Center Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 22. Presented by the Chabad of Central Oregon, this year's ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Upcoming museum exhibits

History, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon Our local museum's in the Bend area do a phenomenal job telling the story of this place we call home. Be sure to check out [...]

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A Look Back at the Old Mill District

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 26 years ago this year.  It took [...]

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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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