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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Bend Brewfest partners with FIFTY/FIFTY Bottles

Nobody likes warm beer. That's why the Bend Brewfest is teaming up with FIFTY/FIFTY Bottles at this year's Brewfest, Aug. 16-18. FIFTY/FIFTY's vacuum-insulated tumblers and bottles let you enjoy your adventure without having to worry about [...]

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Bend-area museum exhibits

Explore the history of Bend and Central Oregon The history of this place we call home never ceases to amaze us. Thankfully, Central Oregon is home to a handful of stellar museums and culture centers. [...]

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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-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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 savings of 40 percent off of CycleBar's regular monthly unlimited price. This special $99 price [...]

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Spend $100, get $100 at Savory Spice

Spice up your kitchen in 2018 We'll file this under the "Best Black Friday Deal Ever" department. On Black Friday Weekend, the first 50 shoppers at Savory Spice who spend $100 will get $100 in gift certificates for 2018. The fine print is below, but it's pretty cut and dried. [...]

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Maybe the best gift idea ever

No, it's not too early to start thinking about the gift-giving season. We'd like to recommend a little something, something that can easily be converted into kayak rentals, puffy coats, cocktails, sunset dinners, handmade jewelry, rock concerts and everything in between. Old Mill District gift certificates become anything you or [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Let Pastini take the work out of your graduation party

You do the celebrating, let Pastini do the cooking After years of hard work, long nights in the library, and plenty of essay papers, your graduate is almost across the finish line! As the big [...]

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Celebrate World Whisky Day in Style

Photo by Carlos Andrés Varela Expand your whisky horizons with a pair of new cocktails It's easy to get trapped in a rut. You're at the bar or at home making drinks and you fall [...]

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Anthony’s partnering with Family Kitchen

Restaurant donating all perishable food during renovation Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is very excited to announce that they are getting a fresh, new look! The restaurant will close for one week for renovations. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Bend-area museum exhibits

Explore the history of Bend and Central Oregon The history of this place we call home never ceases to amaze us. Thankfully, Central Oregon is home to a handful of stellar museums and culture centers. Here's a brief roundup of current exhibits at Bend's Deschutes Historical Museum and High Desert [...]

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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 beer festival. Now in its 16th year, the 2018 Bend Brewfest will be held August [...]

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Late summer and fall bike events

Riders along the Ochoco Overlander route. Photo courtesy of Good Bike Co. Golden rides for the golden months There’s not a better time to ride bikes in Central Oregon than the last days of summer and the start of fall. The air’s crisp, the trails are clear and there’s usually [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Concert Bio: Ray LaMontagne + Neko Case

Songwriting at its best Grammy-winning artist Ray LaMontagne hits the road this summer in support of his seventh studio album, Part of the Light. Earthy, honest and beautifully ambitious, LaMontagne weaves in the best qualities [...]

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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!  

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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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Commute Options: Promoting better ways to get around town

Making healthy transportation decisions There’s always something going on in Bend during the summer and fall months – Bend Brewfest, concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Munch & Music, Little Woody – and driving by [...]

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Float the Deschutes with Bend Park & Float

Tube rentals, snacks, changing rooms and more offered next to The Pavilion Floating the Deschutes is about to get a lot more convenient. Starting Saturday, June 16, Bend floaters will be able to rent a [...]

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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

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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