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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Bend-area spring museum highlights

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon We love our local museums in the Bend area and are always excited to check out their rotating seasonal exhibits. We're in luck this [...]

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Summer lectures, talks and art events

Cultural happenings in Bend and beyond There’s always something going on in Bend during the spring and summer, from History Pubs and photo workshops to visiting scholars and art talks. NANCY R. CHANDLER VISITING SCHOLAR [...]

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Mmmmm … Meatball Mondays

Find a bowl of happiness at Pastini Meatballs bring the world together. Really, it’s true. And every Monday, you can enjoy a big bowl of Spaghetti and Meatballs for just $7.95 at Pastini. Yes, you [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Q & A with Vanilla’s April Lawyer

Vanilla Urban Threads' owner riffs on spring fashion, men's style and Women's March. As we launch into spring here in the Old Mill District, we picked the mind of one of our most creative and innovative retailers, April Lawyer of Vanilla Urban Threads. Contributing writer KM Collins chatted with Lawyer [...]

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April Lawyer expertly captures “Bend Style” at Vanilla Urban Threads

Old Mill District boutique influenced by outdoor sports and street fashion By KM Collins For the Old Mill District As the Old Mill District continues to celebrate Women's History month, we shine the spotlight on one of our original retailers, April Lawyer, a fashion guru who magically captures Bend Style [...]

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Custom Bend designs available at lululemon

There's a super cool project going on at lululemon in the Old Mill District right now. The team at lulu has created some Bend-specific designs that they're heat pressing onto lululemon gear. The end results are one-of-a-kind lululemon gear with a Bend finish. Check out the designs below. You can [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Sample Saturday at Savory Spice

Come find inspiration for spring dishes this Saturday! Join Savory Spice this Saturday, April 6,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sample some of their favorite spring dishes. Savory's team will be serving up [...]

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Boxwood Kitchen expanding its menu

New items include spatzle mac 'n' cheese and homemade meatballs Our love for Boxwood Kitchen continues to grow. The Old Mill District's newest restaurant has expanded its menu, adding a handful of items that have [...]

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Ice Cream for the People!

New flavors and Free Cone Day highlight spring at Ben & Jerry’s It’s time to break out of your Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey box. Bend & Jerry’s in the Old Mill Districts rocks and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Trout Opener Celebration Event

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20th, when Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District hold's its third annual Trout Opener & Movie Event! This year is full of even more clinics, sales and giveaways! See the newest product from the sport’s leading brands and attend clinics hosted by [...]

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“Painting Paradise” art show to highlight Grand Canyon and Colorado River

Seeking inspiration during a gray, landlocked winter, David Kinker revisited his collection of Grand Canyon plein air paintings and his own photographic explorations, and discovered some gems yet to be fully explored. His April show, “Painting Paradise," opening April 5, from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk at Tumalo [...]

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The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not included. The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, “I and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Rebelution to make Les Schwab Amphitheater debut

Rebelution At the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon on June 23 With special guests Collie Buddz, Durand Jones & The Indications, and DJ Mackle Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. [...]

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Getting to know Jason Isbell and Father John Misty

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit + Father John Misty with special guest Jade Bird at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Sunday, June 9 Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. General Admission [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Seven 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-carrotACTIVITIES

The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 tour headed to Bend

Slightly Stoopid With special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and HIRIE June 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission $38. Service fees [...]

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Bend Indoor Adventures

Yes, we love the snow. We're a mountain town for crying out loud! But if you're not hitting Mt. Bachelor this weekend or are looking for ways to keep your mini-mites entertained here in town, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

New parks in Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve and Rockbridge Park now open Nestled along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, which opened in December 2017, is composed of 184 acres of former private [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Winter Art artist Susan Luckey Higdon

Meet the woman behind this year's Bend Winter Guide We have emulated the Deschutes Brewery tradition of selecting a wonderful artist to feature each winter. This winter art becomes the magical backdrop to our season [...]

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Nashelle partners with Feeding America

We're ecstatic to announce that Nashelle Jewelers is partnering with Feeding America this holiday season. Here's the announcement from Nashelle owner and designer Heather Nashelle: November 1st, Nashelle and our dedicated team are focused to [...]

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Give an Amazing Experience

You know what's better than an awesome Christmas present? An awesome experience. Give a gift this year that'll create memories that'll last a lifetime. Here's our recommendations: Guided Fly Fishing Trips from Confluence Fly Shop: [...]

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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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