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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Concert bio: Amos Lee

A heartfelt and soulful style Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. With his most recent [...]

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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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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Spend $100, get $100 at Savory Spice

Spice up your kitchen in 2018 We'll file this under the "Best Black Friday Deal Ever" department. On Black Friday Weekend, the first 50 shoppers at Savory Spice who spend $100 will get $100 in gift certificates for 2018. The fine print is below, but it's pretty cut and dried. [...]

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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, rock concerts and everything in between. Old Mill District gift certificates become anything you or [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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Treat yourself to these winter delights

Nothing soothes the soul during a streak of cold weather like hot soup, a sizzling steak or a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza. It’s science. Look it up. With the temperatures dropping, here’s a look at some [...]

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Your last minute guide to holiday dining in Bend

Enjoy these holiday dining options in Bend, Oregon A HUGE holiday weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to take a breath, have a bite and enjoy the company of friends, family [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Concert Bio: Ray LaMontagne + Neko Case

Songwriting at its best Grammy-winning artist Ray LaMontagne hits the road this summer in support of his seventh studio album, Part of the Light. Earthy, honest and beautifully ambitious, LaMontagne weaves in the best qualities of folk, Southern soul and roots rock into his music. His album, God Willin’ & [...]

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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 2 percent of the state's river miles! Help celebrate this landmark legislation with events throughout [...]

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Become a CycleBar Founding Member!

BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER To celebrate its grand opening later this spring, CycleBar Bend is offering a limited number of Founder packages that include unlimited rides for just $99 a month for 12 months. That's a savings of 40 percent off of CycleBar's regular monthly unlimited price. This special $99 price [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Bend Holiday Events

Santa, carolers and carriage rides highlight the season It’s impossible to be in Bend during the holidays and not feel festive. From Celebrity Santas and roving carolers in the Old Mill District to the Jingle [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill

The shops are alive with the sound of music We love the winter months in the Old Mill District if for no other reason the abundance of live music. To help set the holiday scene, [...]

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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. 24 - the day after Thanksgiving - Santa Claus drops [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Guided Bird Walks

The Old Mill District and the East Cascades Audubon Society are again offering free weekly bird walks in Bend to the public every other Friday, April 6 through May 18. These free walks are guided by an expert [...]

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Become a CycleBar Founding Member!

BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER To celebrate its grand opening later this spring, CycleBar Bend is offering a limited number of Founder packages that include unlimited rides for just $99 a month for 12 months. That's a [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater lineup heating up

Have you seen the summer lineup the Les Schwab Amphitheater is putting together? Take a look, it's an all-star lineup. Oh, and don't forget the Bend Brewfest Aug. 16-18!  

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Drink It Up: Wine Tasting in Bend

We all know Bend's a great beer town. But it's also becoming one heck of a place to experience some of the fantastic wines that are coming out of the Pacific Northwest. VA PIANO VINEYARDS [...]

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The Perfect Bend Date

Look no further, we've created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date. OK, there's probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions [...]

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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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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

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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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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