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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Introducing the flip flop of winter

It's time to turn to the flip flop of winter. Hello Bearpaw boots, the newest line of products offered at Flip Flop Shops in the Old  Mill District. Rooted in surf culture, the history of [...]

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Cedar + Fig pop-up store from Vanilla Urban Threads

Vanilla Urban Threads, one of Bend's most innovative and stylish retail shops, is spreading its wings this holiday season. Cedar + Fig, a pop-up store from the creative forces behind Vanilla, will set up shop [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Black Friday Specials & Events

Black Friday in the Old Mill District is highlighted by great deals from independent, regional and national stores in an environment that won't drive you to the brink of your sanity. Check back here as we update our shops' various Black Friday specials: Savory Spice: Buy $100 in gift cards [...]

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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 January 2019 next to Orangetheory Fitness and Athleta. “Free Spirit is fun fitness for everyone,” says owners Rachel and Seth [...]

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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 designer Emily Armenta. With designs in 18 karat and yellow gold, as well as blackened [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Happy Hour at Hola!

Bend's best margaritas somehow just got a little better. Hola! in the Old Mill District is rolling out its new Happy Hour menu, which includes $2 off single margaritas, $3 off most appetizers, $4 beers [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 14 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2018 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights [...]

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SantaLand in the Old Mill District

We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 23, Santa Claus will make his way to SantaLand in the Old Mill District, located this year between desperado and Avalon Salon. Families can stop in and take pictures will Jolly St. [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill District

Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December we’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants. Be sure to mark Dec. 15 on your calendar as five different choirs will provide music from 1:30 [...]

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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

Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 14 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2018 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every [...]

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SantaLand in the Old Mill District

We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 23, Santa Claus will make his way to SantaLand in the Old Mill District, located this year [...]

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Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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