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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar events

Central Oregon Community College announces fall lecture series. We're always excited to see who Central Oregon Community College brings to Bend to enhance some of the most important conversations we're having as a community. Here's [...]

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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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Art in the High Desert coming to Bend

The Old Mill District will host Art in the High Desert for the 10th year in a row this week. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing the arts in the community, this annual event is surrounded by several other [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Destination dining with Mom

Anthony's patio makes for a fabulous outdoor dining option. Eat well and be well during Mother's Day Weekend Fuel your Central Oregon Mother's Day adventures with a stop at any one of the Old Mill [...]

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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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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-carrotEVENTS

Ride Bend Shuttle runs through Labor Day

Free bus service operates noon to 10 p.m. every day It's about to get a lot easier to get around to all your favorite spots in Bend. Cascades East Transit is operating a FREE Ride Bend shuttle between June 29 and Labor Day. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes [...]

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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 the temperature of your drink. Look for some truly gorgeous Bend Brewfest customized FIFTY/FIFTY tumblers and [...]

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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. Here's a brief roundup of current exhibits at Bend's Deschutes Historical Museum and High Desert [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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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-carrotACTIVITIES

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 later this fall next to [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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MUSE CONFERENCE

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year around this time, I start to feel my anticipation building as we plan for our annual MUSE [...]

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Win a Bend Winter Adventure Getaway

You Could Win a Bend, Oregon Winter Getaway for Two - Enter Now! Whether you are a Bendite or traveling from afar, this will be a fun celebration of the joys of winter. Share [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

How To Bend: Halloween Celebrations

Although we revel in special Bend events every month of the year, October may be our favorite for enjoying seasonal treats. With Halloween on the horizon, we put together a list of recommended festivities to increase [...]

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Fill your fourth of July with fun family festivities in Bend, Oregon

Independence Day conjures memories of fireworks, barbecues and basking in the sunshine. This year, the fourth of July falls very conveniently on the weekend and practically begs for a full on commitment to fun! Chances [...]

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4 Days and Many Ways to Make this Memorial Day Memorable

Memorial Day Weekend signals a new season of special offerings and things to do in Bend, Oregon. With so much to do, we're here to help you maximize the fun factor with daily itineraries for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY