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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Valentine’s Day dishes from Pastini

Ravioli with shrimp and sun-dried tomato cream sauce highlight menu Looking for a memorable Valentine’s Day? Our good friends at Pastini are serving an elegant and special pasta dish we know you’ll fall head over [...]

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Month of Love: Kids Gift Ideas

We think we've got a pretty special place down here in the Old Mill District. Riverside restaurants, an eclectic mix of shopping, paved trails along the Deschutes and the Les Schwab Amphitheater make our little [...]

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Saffron Month at Savory Spice

The Month of Love is in full swing here in the Old Mill District. There's dinner and drink specials, WinterFest, gift suggestions and even special membership deals from CycleBar Bend designed to share the love [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

12 Gift Ideas from Savory Spice

The best thing about cooking at home is sharing the tasty results with friends and loved ones. Giving the gift of spices and seasonings lets you spread the joy of home cooking year-round. Our friends at Savory Spice in the Old Mill District have put together a list of gifts for [...]

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Give the gift of art

Give the gift of art this holiday season. Tumalo Art Co. is again offering tiny, original fine art that makes for a truly unique Christmas gift. Tumalo's Tiny Art series come in all mediums and from various artists throughout the Tumalo Art Co. collective.  Even better, Tiny Art pieces fit all [...]

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Free Spirit grand opening coming soon!

You ready to get your ninja on? Free Spirit, a unique fitness facility for adults and kids, is set to open in the Old Mill District this January. For adults, Free Spirit will offer quality yoga and fitness classes as well as obstacle-based open gym. For kids they've got super [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Pastini’s Dinner and a Movie Deal

As we debate the Oscar nominations - where's the love for Bradley Cooper in the Best Director's category?!? - it's a great time to remind everyone of Pastini's fabulous movie and dinner deal. Bring in [...]

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Sunday Funday at Va Piano Vineyards

Locals Day offers discounts on wine, beer, cider and food Thank you Va Piano Vineyards for making the last day of the weekend a little bit more glorious. Starting Jan. 20, Sundays at Va Piano's [...]

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Cold Brewed Coffee Cocktails

Bend-based Riff Cold Brewed Coffee turns winter cocktails on their head Our friends from Riff Cold Brewed Coffee are leading the way in cold-brewed cocktail goodness. This New Year's Eve, get creative and blow your [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Gift Guide for Wine Lover

The glorious glut of amazing craft breweries in Bend is well known. But our fast-growing beer town is also one heck of a place to experience a great glass of wine. As we celebrate the month of love, consider an Old Mill District gift card for the people in your [...]

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Valentine’s Day at Va Piano 

So much to love at Va Piano Vineyard's Bend tasting room this Valentine's Day. Chocolates, live music and of course, stellar wine. From noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, Va Piano will be offering the following: Custom wine and truffle pairings- $20 general public, $5 for members 2016 [...]

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Registration open for SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle!

Online registration for the 43rd annual SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle on May 18 in Bend, Oregon is now open! Go to PPPBend.com for all the information on the 2019 event, which finishes at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. The SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle is a multi-sport event that includes alpine and cross-country skiing, cycling, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

FAQs for DMB at the LSA

Dave is near. We're as excited as you are to have the Dave Matthews Band back in Bend. Here's the answer to some of the questions we've been receiving the past week. Hope this helps! [...]

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Concert Bio: Steve Martin & Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life  Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. Yes, we got two of the Three Amigos. Oh, and a [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

The Met Opera: Live in HD

Live opera performances on the big screen Now in its 13th season, The Met: Live in HD brings New York City’s esteemed Metropolitan Opera performances to local cinemas across the country, including Bend's Regal Old Mill [...]

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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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Head east to the Oregon Badlands

Photo by Greg Burke, courtesy of the Oregon Natural Desert Association Say Hello to Central Oregon’s Backyard Wilderness Located just 15 miles east of Bend, the Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Keep the Love Alive!

Bend's great for beers, bikes and spectacular all-day dates Whether you live in Bend, love to visit Bend or just can't stop liking photos of Bend on Instagram, you probably know our beautiful city is [...]

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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

Celebrating Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

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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Be a Thanksgiving Rock Star

Savory Spice's Chocolate Old Fashioned and Brussels & Black Garlic Gratin will rock your Turkey Day Anyone can bring mashed potatoes or sweet yams to a Thanksgiving gathering. But what about a chocolate take on [...]

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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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