Old Mill District Blog 2018-02-07T19:25:26+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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Your adventure awaits

Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland Bend is so much more than just a ski town. From tubing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating to Nordic skiing and fat biking, Central Oregon's winters pretty much [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Make the Most of Black Friday Sales in Bend

Ready to tackle that holiday shopping list? If it’s deals that you’re after, we offer a cascade of store specials beginning at 6p this Thursday. Below is a play by play of where you’ll find the best deals at any given time in Bend, Oregon. You can also give [...]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Guide: straight up + simple

Father's Day is fast approaching and with it, an opportunity to show the love for our favorite dads. Here at the Old Mill District, it coincides with the second concert in our BMC Free Summer Sunday Concert Series at Les Schwab Amphitheater, one of the family friendliest events throughout this [...]

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Find Your Way to Shoe Shopping Bliss in Bend

How many steps do you take in a day? For the average person, 7,000 is estimated to be the norm. With all of the natural beauty, hiking, and recreational attractions beckoning Bend Oregon residents and visitors alike, you better believe that we exceed this average. For all of the footwork [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Favorite Fall Recipes

As the temperature drops in Bend, it's time to warm things up in the kitchen. Good thing we know some folks that can whip up a hot meal or two. Here's some of our favorite [...]

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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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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

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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Phishing in Bend

To say we are excited to bring one of our all-time favorite jam bands to Bend to kick off their 2015 Summer Tour is a massive  understatement. Tickets sold out in record time, further proof [...]

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Bend Oregon Events: Frequently Asked Questions About the Les Schwab Amphitheater Concerts and the Free Bend Summer Sunday Concerts

Can I bring an Adirondack chair into the Les Schwab Amphitheater? Can I save my spot with a Pendleton blanket and then leave the venue to run to one of Bend’s breweries for a pint? [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Santa is Here!

No one knows how to make an entrance like Old St. Nick. After helicoptering into Bend last month, Santa Claus is setting up shop in the Old Mill District now through Dec. 23 at SantaLand [...]

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Sno-Park Guide

Get out and active in Central Oregon's sno-parks Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families. In addition to downhill skiing, the Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, [...]

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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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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

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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10 Holiday Favorites in Bend

Tell Us Yours For a Chance to Win a $25 Old Mill District Gift Certificate! It’s that time again. The time when fond memories mix and mingle with our inclination to create seasonal magic. [...]

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Giving Thanks in Bend

A Thanksgiving Primer in Two Parts A season of gratitude is already underway here in Bend. With plans being made to gather with family and friends, we’ve put together a Thanksgiving primer in two parts [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

February is Love Month, So Woo Your Sweetie with LOVE BUCKS.

And Enter to Win the "Keep the Love Alive" Contest Now!