Old Mill District Blog 2018-03-13T19:11:19+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Mother’s Day in Bend

Ideas for Every Mom in the Old Mill District When it comes to celebrating mom, it’s not one size fits all. Every mom has different interests and passions, so it’s time to get creative to [...]

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Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Large and in charge public art pieces headed to the Old Mill District We can’t get enough of Bend’s stunning array of public art pieces. Which is why we’re bringing even more vibrant and engaging [...]

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Drink recommendation from Ginger’s Kitchenware

Embrace the stormy weather of April and May with a Martinez Whenever we have food or drink questions, we go to our favorite foodie couple, Ginger and Jaime at Ginger's Kitchenware. Looking for a classic [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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 to shorten and the evenings are crisp and best enjoyed by a fire pit and [...]

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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 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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Dining spotlight: Level 2 Global Food & Lounge

International-inspired dishes and cocktails highlight Level 2's menu The creativity coming out of the kitchen and bar at Level 2 Global Food & Lounge is astounding. Located on the second floor of the gorgeous historic [...]

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Picture perfect on the patio

Outdoor dining is at its best at the Old Mill District We’re completely biased, but in our opinion there’s not a better place in all of Bend than the Old Mill District to savor a [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

REI introduces sustainability standards

Customers can now shop by sustainable attributes To elevate sustainability across the outdoor and retail industries, REI Co-op on  April 9 debuted product sustainability standards that apply to each of the more than 1,000 brands sold at the co-op. The announcement, made as the co-op celebrates its 80th year, marks a [...]

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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 2 percent of the state’s river miles! To help celebrate this landmark legislation, various public [...]

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Guided Bird Walks

The Old Mill District and the East Cascades Audubon Society are again offering free weekly bird walks in Bend to the public every other Friday, April 6 through May 18. These free walks are guided by an expert from the local Audubon Society and wind around the trails of the Old Mill District [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

The Other Pink Martini

Yes, it's the greatest way to pre-funk one of our favorite, funkiest performers. We love Pink Martini the band. As for the drink - well we've had our doubts. Until now anyway. Here's a fantastic recipe [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Guided Bird Walks

The Old Mill District and the East Cascades Audubon Society are again offering free weekly bird walks in Bend to the public every other Friday, April 6 through May 18. These free walks are guided by an expert [...]

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Become a CycleBar Founding Member!

BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER To celebrate its grand opening later this spring, CycleBar Bend is offering a limited number of Founder packages that include unlimited rides for just $99 a month for 12 months. That's a [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater lineup heating up

Have you seen the summer lineup the Les Schwab Amphitheater is putting together? Take a look, it's an all-star lineup. Oh, and don't forget the Bend Brewfest Aug. 16-18!  

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Fun and fit in the Old Mill District

We're an active bunch here in Bend. But between the bike, ski and stand up paddleboard yoga with your dog seasons, you've got to stay fit, and there's no better place in Central Oregon [...]

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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

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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