old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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 ...

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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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6 Ways to Spend Your Snow Day Weekend

When snow days turn into snow weeks, feeling stir crazy is only normal. What to do when the novelty of PJs all day, science experiments and ad hoc art assignments have worn off? Here are a ...

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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

Your last minute guide to holiday dining in Bend

Enjoy these holiday dining options A HUGE holiday weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to take a breath, have a bite and enjoy the company of friends, family ...

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6 Things We Love About Anthony’s Restaurant in Bend During the Summer

So many good reasons to return to Anthony's - A definite must-dine at Bend restaurant with sparkling riverfront views Share your favorite Anthony's restaurant dish, drink or appetizer with us BEFORE JULY 29th in the comments  ...

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How To Bend Brewfest: X TAP

Guest post by The Brew Site's Jon Abernathy A unique feature of the annual Bend Brewfest is the XTap , a special reserved beer station located in the Brewtality Tent that is used exclusively for limited, ...

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

October Goes Full Tilt Awesome

Maybe it’s the leaves changing colors and inspiring us with a sense of reinvention. Or maybe there’s something about pulling sweaters from the back of the closet that fills us with a sense of profound joy and giddiness. And then there’s the smell of pumpkin everything floating in the Autumn ...

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Here’s why art lovers are flocking to Bend this weekend

Art In The High Desert returns with new artists from across North America.  Art lovers are flocking to Bend this weekend as Central Oregon’s Premier juried Art & Craft Show, Art in the High Desert returns August 26th - 28th bringing more than 110 nationally acclaimed, hand-picked, visual artists to ...

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Bend Brewfest is HERE!

Tips to make this Bend Brewfest the best one yet! The Bend Brewfest returns August 18 - 20th just in time to put an exclamation point on your summer fun. Now in its 14th year, the Brewfest is a three day celebration of crafted bliss with representation of over 70 ...

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Dance into Summer at the Free Summer Sunday Concerts

The summer in Bend, Oregon sizzles with live music and concerts on select Sundays at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. And did we mention the concerts are free?!? So bust a move ...

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

6 Ways to Spend Your Snow Day Weekend

When snow days turn into snow weeks, feeling stir crazy is only normal. What to do when the novelty of PJs all day, science experiments and ad hoc art assignments have worn off? Here are a ...

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5 fun things to do with your kids before they go back to school

Be sure to fit these family friendly ideas into your summer calendar.   With August’s arrival, summer has hit its stride with getaways, camps, concerts and play dates filling the calendar. Are you feeling the ...

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8 Date Ideas for THE Great Date in Bend, Oregon

You Can Win a Great Date for You and Your Plus One - Enter Now! The Great Date. It begins with the two of you, progresses with a series of activities and results in smile-making ...

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Sage leadership at Savory Spice Shop in Bend

Guest Blog written by Stephanie Olson There’s no doubt that Savory Spice Shop has changed how Bend, Oregon cooks. From the freshness of their spices to their community donations, education, and the way their spices ...

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Back to Summer

Get Entered to Win a Back to Summer Prize Package for Bend, Oregon You can feel it in the air, school's almost out and soon we’ll be back to summer! To add to the excitement ...

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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A Twenty Year Journey!

Encompassing close to 270 acres right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District lies along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River. The land was purchased 20 years ago this year.  It took ...

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Remembering with Memorial Plaques

You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the river or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Amphitheater when you noticed the shiny bronze squares populating the ...

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