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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

2018 Les Schwab Amphitheater FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers Q: Where do I buy tickets? A: Tickets to all the concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater are available online at bendconcerts.com and at the Ticket Mill in the [...]

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Lemon Ginger Moonshine recipe

Get creative with your cocktails this holiday weekend A refreshing cocktail or mocktail made with your own infusions or simple syrups is easy and can take your bartending to a new level. Here’s one of [...]

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Kid-friendly cuisine in Bend

Great food for the kids means a great time for the family There’s no better way to bond as a family than over food. At the Old Mill District, we take great pride in the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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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5 Ways to Make Holiday Shopping Magic

Pair seasonal treats and special shopping occasions With snow gently falling and holidays approaching, opportunities for creating sweet memories beckon. Time honored traditions are incorporated into a bustling season that simultaneously suggests staying cozy and bundling up for something wonderful. We hope that you’ll find enjoyment in the balance and [...]

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Make the Most of Black Friday Sales in Bend

Ready to tackle that holiday shopping list? If it’s deals that you’re after, we offer a cascade of store specials beginning at 6p this Thursday. Below is a play by play of where you’ll find the best deals at any given time in Bend, Oregon. You can also give [...]

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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

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 public art to the Old Mill District. Last year we teamed with Visit Bend to [...]

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Summer youth camps and programs

Bend Forest School aims to bring back “natural wildness” into the lives of children. Photo by Nate Wyeth. There’s no better time than the summer for kids in Central Oregon The wonders and cultural offerings of the High Desert are in full display during the summer months with a variety of [...]

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Muse summer camps

Radiating strength, instilling confidence and empowering change World Muse inspires women to create positive social change from within. Their mission is to connect women to their own sense of purpose as well as to each other, and to provide the tools and support they need to create positive change in [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Winter Wonderland

The spirit of the season is alive and well in Bend Nobody knows how to make an entrance like Old St. Nick. On Friday, Nov. 24 - the day after Thanksgiving - Santa Claus drops [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

What is CycleBar?

We've all got fitness goals. So how can CycleBar help you achieve them? Check out what you can expect to see when CycleBar Bend opens its doors later this spring! Our signature ride, the Classic [...]

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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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Make it a weekend of wintry fun at Oregon Winterfest

Now in it’s 18th year, the Oregon Winterfest returns February 17-19 to the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon and with it a whole weekend of festivities. More than a little quirky and a lot [...]

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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