Old Mill District Blog2019-01-02T05:36:50+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Local race organizers purchase the Bend Marathon

One of Central Oregon's most scenic running races is now under local ownership. Last summer, Bend race organizers Kari Strang and Max King purchased the Bend Marathon and Half-Marathon. Strang and King have been fixtures [...]

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Legendary movies return to the big screen

TCM Big Screen Classics back in 2019 Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history this year as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have come together for the fourth annual "TCM Big Screen Classics," [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Six shows so far for the upcoming summer concert season We're getting crazy excited for the round of shows headed to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in 2019. Two of the country's most thoughtful and introspective [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Gift Guide for the Fitness Lover in Your Life

It's finally the month of love and we couldn't be more excited. And nothing says you care like a thoughtful gift that CAN BE ANYTHING the love of your life wants! We're talking about Old Mill District gift cards. Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite fitness freak? With [...]

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CycleBar Flex Memberships

SHARING THE CYCLE LOVE WITH FLEX MEMBERSHIPS! PURCHASE ONE OF THESE MEMBERSHIPS IN FEBRUARY AND LOCK IN THE PRICE FOR THE LIFETIME OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP: $99 for 8 RIDES per month $59 for 4 RIDES per month *February promotion is valid on new agreements only The time is now to [...]

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Quartz crystal designs from Nashelle

Guest blog from Nashelle Jewelry owner Heather Nashelle Growing up in Alaska, One of my most cherished memories is when my family would drive our boat to a remote island where we owned a cabin & we would spend days camping. I would sit there for hours soaking wet from the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Gift Guide for Wine Lover

The glorious glut of amazing craft breweries in Bend is well known. But our fast-growing beer town is also one heck of a place to experience a great glass of wine. As we celebrate the [...]

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Valentine’s Day at Va Piano 

So much to love at Va Piano Vineyard's Bend tasting room this Valentine's Day. Chocolates, live music and of course, stellar wine. From noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, Va Piano will be [...]

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Bend Brewfest dates set, application process open

The Les Schwab Amphitheater is getting ready to host the much-anticipated annual Bend Brewfest, slated for August 15-17, 2019. The popular outdoor venue in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District will be filled with a resounding number [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Legendary movies return to the big screen

TCM Big Screen Classics back in 2019 Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history this year as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have come together for the fourth annual "TCM Big Screen Classics," presenting 14 film favorites throughout the year, spanning seven decades. All 14 films will screen [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Six shows so far for the upcoming summer concert season We're getting crazy excited for the round of shows headed to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in 2019. Two of the country's most thoughtful and introspective singer-songwriters? Hello Jason Isbell and Father John Misty. Unbelievable guitar virtuoso about ready to explode [...]

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Level 2

Four-course meal with wine and dessert We love to see the creativity that comes out of the kitchens in the Old Mill District in preparation for Valentine's Day. Check out this spectacular four-course dinner from Level 2, offered Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb. 16. Yes, we're salivating a bit. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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. Be sure to [...]

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Winter Wonderland

The spirit of the season is alive and well in Bend Nobody knows how to make an entrance like Old St. Nick. On Friday, Nov. 23 - the day after Thanksgiving - Santa Claus drops into [...]

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If you’re going to Portugal. The Man tonight …

We're pretty stoked to have unofficial Lords of Portland at the Les Schwab Amphitheater this evening. Here's the answer to some of the questions we've been receiving the past week about the Portugal. The Man [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Bend Hot Yoga offering free classes!

Longtime yoga studio celebrating 15 years in Bend Bend Hot Yoga, formerly Bikram Yoga Bend, is offering a week of free yoga classes from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10 to ring in its 15th year [...]

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The Deschutes River Migratory Corridor

Not all Birds Fly South for the Winter Do you have a hankering to catch a glimpse of a downy woodpecker?  Or perhaps a belted kingfisher? The Deschutes River is a vital migratory pathway through [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

The story behind the cover

For the past three years, twin artists Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, trailblazers in their chosen medium of fiber appliqué, have politely said no when asked about doing commissioned work. But there was one request they [...]

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Here’s Looking at You, Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s got us thinking. Society’s dad stereotypes are pretty off base and we’re here to say we aren’t having it. We know you aren’t dinner burning, man [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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Best of the blog 2018

Before we jump headfirst into 2019, we're taking some time to reflect on the past year. Specifically, we're looking at what were our most popular blog posts in 2018. What were folks most curious about [...]

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Historical Preservation in the Old Mill District

11 historic buildings reside in the Old Mill District Historic preservation is near and dear to our hears here at the Old Mill District. For nearly a century, timber production was the unchallenged king in [...]

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