Old Mill District Blog 2017-10-15T22:25:43+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Five Ways to Beat the Smoke

We're about done with this smoke and we're guessing you are, too. Here's a couple of suggestions on how to pass the next few days without breathing in that chimney-quality air. Grab a book, a magazine, a zine - whatever's clever - and head down to Strictly Organic and relax. [...]

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So Many Ways to Say I Love You

February 14th is just around the corner and with it, plentiful ways to surprise and delight your favorite Valentines in Bend, Oregon.  We asked Old Mill District retailers and restaurants to share their extra sweet offerings for a special round-up of events, experiences, and gift giving ideas for this Valentine's Day. [...]

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5 Ways to Make Holiday Shopping Magic

Pair seasonal treats and special shopping occasions With snow gently falling and holidays approaching, opportunities for creating sweet memories beckon. Time honored traditions are incorporated into a bustling season that simultaneously suggests staying cozy and bundling up for something wonderful. We hope that you’ll find enjoyment in the balance and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

5 Things We Love about Va Piano

As the weather begins to cool down and the smoke clears out, there's no better place in Bend to relax and unwind than our own Va Piano Vineyards. Open for a little more than a [...]

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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 [...]

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Five Ways to Beat the Smoke

We're about done with this smoke and we're guessing you are, too. Here's a couple of suggestions on how to pass the next few days without breathing in that chimney-quality air. Grab a book, a [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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. 10-12, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in search of the perfect pilsner, the world's most outstanding stout and/or an out-of-the-body experience [...]

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Free Shuttle Bus Service in Bend!

It's never been easier to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bend and the Old Mill District. The Ride Bend shuttle bus is now running with stops in the Old Mill District, downtown Bend, Century Drive, Galveston Street and everywhere between. Operating from 2 to 10 p.m. daily through Labor Day, the [...]

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Jubilation for the Fermentation Celebration

Fermentation Celebration Let’s get beer geeky. The Old Mill District hosts its sixth annual Fermentation Celebration on Thursday, June 8. Thirty Central Oregon breweries and cideries will be on hand pouring a combination of select seasonals, hard-to-find small batch brews and local summer favorites. What: Fermentation Celebration Where: Old Mill [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

An Invitation to the Take Note Initiative

Join Bend Concerts in making the Les Schwab Amphitheater a more sustainable venue The 2016 Bend Concert Summer Season kickoff is almost here! On Friday, we’ll welcome Grammy-Award Winning Alabama Shakes on the Les Schwab [...]

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Get ready for the Bend A Cappella Festival

The inaugural Bend A Cappella Festival begins to hum, buzz, and belt, Friday February 19th at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are still available for a number of the weekend's offerings.  Read on [...]

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Dance into Summer at the Free Summer Sunday Concerts

The summer in Bend, Oregon sizzles with live music and concerts on select Sundays at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. And did we mention the concerts are free?!? So bust a move [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Get ready for Tenth Month in Bend!

We're not going to lie - fall is our favorite month here in Bend. The air's crisp, the trails are in perfect shape and the beer is fresh hopped. Oh, and it means it's time [...]

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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 [...]

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Free Shuttle Bus Service in Bend!

It's never been easier to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bend and the Old Mill District. The Ride Bend shuttle bus is now running with stops in the Old Mill District, downtown Bend, Century Drive, Galveston [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Sage leadership at Savory Spice Shop in Bend

Guest Blog written by Stephanie Olson There’s no doubt that Savory Spice Shop has changed how Bend, Oregon cooks. From the freshness of their spices to their community donations, education, and the way their spices [...]

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Back to Summer

Get Entered to Win a Back to Summer Prize Package for Bend, Oregon You can feel it in the air, school's almost out and soon we’ll be back to summer! To add to the excitement [...]

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Mother’s Day Celebration Giveaway

Share how you celebrate Mother's Day and get entered to win this special prize package! With Mother’s Day on the way, we are reminded that our expressions of love are as varied as the women in [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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Trending gifts this holiday season

20 Ideas for your favorite people Here we are in the midst of merry, bright, illuminated nights. Are you feeling the holiday cheer or is life a little too hustle and bustle? In the spirit [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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