Old Mill District Blog2018-03-13T19:11:19+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Pastini donates $200K to Oregon schools

Pastini is so proud to announce that we’ve now donated over $200,000 to local schools in Oregon through our Pastathon program! Pastini started Pastathons for schools back in 2010 as a way to give back [...]

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Savory Spice introduces 30 new spice sets!

Ready to spice up your fall? Savory Spice is now offering 30 new spice sets to take your kitchen and grilling game to the next level! Coffee & Cookies: Add a touch of sugar and spice [...]

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Saxon’s to carry southwestern jewelry line Armenta

Starting this fall, Saxon's Fine Jewelers in Bend's Old Mill District will carry jewelry and handbags from the acclaimed southwestern jewelry maker Armenta. Based out of Texas, Armenta features Old World style created by owner and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Hello Sunshine’s top summer goodies

Hello Sunshine is soaking up every last bit of summer and to celebrate, we’ve created a list of our favorite summer items!! From local artists, to favorite brands – we’ve got you covered!! Pink Pomegranate Essential Oil Diffusing Jewelry: Hand crafted with love in Redmond, Oregon – this line is [...]

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Free Spirit yoga and fitness studio headed to Bend

  Free Spirit, which plans to offer yoga and fitness classes for adults and bouldering, slides, a ball pit and a ninja obstacle course for kids, is set to open later this fall next to Orangetheory Fitness and Athleta. “Free Spirit is fun fitness for everyone,” says owners Rachel and [...]

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Renovations, new openings highlight start of summer

Holly Fischer' Photography and Natural Edge Furniture are featured at the Nature Inspired Photography & Furniture The Old Mill District is ready for summer in Central Oregon with fresh new looks, new openings and a stellar live music lineup for the Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season. Visitors to the area will discover: Grand Openings [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

2018 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. 16-18, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater [...]

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Bend Brewfest set for Aug. 16-18

Central Oregon's largest craft beer festival is back for its 16th year Yep, the community that's home to one of the nation's most innovative and creative craft beer scenes puts on one heck of a [...]

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Summer Drinks from Savory Spice

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) We love playing around with new summer cocktail concoctions and this Michelada recipe from Savory Spice is one of our favorites. It's a Mexican take on a Bloody Mar, that's perfect for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Tenth Month in Bend

October in Bend is a wall-to-wall series of independently organized events exploring innovation, creativity and ingenuity. We love fall in Central Oregon for all the obvious reasons. The mountain bike trails are a little less crowded and not as dusty, fire pits around town at places like Greg's Grill and [...]

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The Met: Live in HD 2018-19 season launches in October

Tickets are now available for the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series. Entering its 13th season, the popular series brings New York City’s esteemed Metropolitan Opera performances to local cinemas across the country, including Bend's Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX theaters. Highlighting opera’s celebrated stars, as well as rising [...]

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Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar events

Central Oregon Community College announces fall lecture series. We're always excited to see who Central Oregon Community College brings to Bend to enhance some of the most important conversations we're having as a community. Here's the schedule for the 2018 Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program: Seeing Hidden Water Emma [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Concert Bio: Primus + Mastodon

Primus, Mastodon and JJUUJJUU set to rock Bend Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources has always been what makes Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the past 30 years. Saturday, June 23 [...]

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Concert Bio: Michael Franti

Soulrocker brings feel-good songs to Bend A message from the man, Michael Franti himself, before his show at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on June 19:  SOULROCKERS! The world is straight up crazy right now and [...]

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Concert Bio: Slightly Stoopid

Schools Out for Summer 2018 Tour includes Stick Figure and Pepper Known for effortlessly fusing together reggae, funk, hip hop and metal, Slightly Stoopid returns to the Les Schwab Amphitheater with their School’s Out for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Respecting the Deschutes this Fall

Enhancing the river through conservation. There's still plenty of time to spend on the Deschutes this fall before the winter months roll in. While you're on the water, be an active and engaged advocate for [...]

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Fall bike events in Bend (and beyond)

There’s not a better time to ride bikes in Central Oregon than the  start of fall. The air’s crisp, the trails are clear and there’s usually a delicious harvest beer (or two) waiting for you [...]

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Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar events

Central Oregon Community College announces fall lecture series. We're always excited to see who Central Oregon Community College brings to Bend to enhance some of the most important conversations we're having as a community. Here's [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Get Outdoors Together

The couple that rides, skies and paddles together, stays together. In Bend, the perfect day date often includes a little bit of dirt and snow. Here's a couple of our favorite winter outdoor date ideas: [...]

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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

Where Did the Rock Chucks Go?

We love our wildlife here in Bend, Oregon. With a Facebook page and legions of fans, Old Mill District Rock Chucks are among our favorite and furriest local celebrities. Where did the Rock Chucks Go? [...]

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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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