Old Mill District Blog 2016-12-28T02:37:31+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Cool off with $1 movies at Regal!

One of the best deals in all of Bend, Regal Old Mill Stadium 16's Summer Movie Express airs recent family-friendly movies on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. for just a $1 per person. Come and [...]

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“Nature Unplugged” show highlight’s First Friday Gallery Walk

Bend artist Sarah B. Hansen will unveil her latest work on Friday, July 7,  at Tumalo Art Co. during the Old Mill District's First Friday Gallery Walk from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday's event will kick [...]

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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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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

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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Jubilation for the Fermentation Celebration

Fermentation Celebration // Guest Blog by Beau Eastes Let’s get beer geeky. The Old Mill District hosts its sixth annual Fermentation Celebration on Thursday, June 8. Thirty Central Oregon breweries and cideries will be on [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Free Shuttle Bus Service in Bend!

It's never been easier to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bend and the Old Mill District. The Ride Bend shuttle bus is now running with stops in the Old Mill District, downtown Bend, Century Drive, Galveston Street and everywhere between. Operating from 2 to 10 p.m. daily through Labor Day, the [...]

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Jubilation for the Fermentation Celebration

Fermentation Celebration // Guest Blog by Beau Eastes Let’s get beer geeky. The Old Mill District hosts its sixth annual Fermentation Celebration on Thursday, June 8. Thirty Central Oregon breweries and cideries will be on hand pouring a combination of select seasonals, hard-to-find small batch brews and local summer favorites. [...]

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TEDxBend: bold ideas, new format

 Guest blog by Moe Carrick   What do a rock musician, a fire researcher, a white guy, an ex-con, a Hollywood writer, and a food waste CEO all have in common?   They all, with 16 other speakers and 4 performers, will grace our TEDxBend stage at Bend Senior High [...]

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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

Free Shuttle Bus Service in Bend!

It's never been easier to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bend and the Old Mill District. The Ride Bend shuttle bus is now running with stops in the Old Mill District, downtown Bend, Century Drive, Galveston [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

MUSE CONFERENCE 2017

A Four Day Feast of Inspiration, Activism, and Art Written by Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Founder Each year as I sit in the audience at MUSE Conference, I try to imagine the ripples that will [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Here’s Looking at You, Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s got us thinking. Society’s dad stereotypes are pretty off base and we’re here to say we aren’t having it. We know you aren’t dinner burning, man [...]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Old Mill District

We believe in moms. We’re big fans of moms who embrace titles like “soccer mom” and “yoga mom” and those who fit other categories you don’t hear as much about, like “mountain biking mom”, “’feels [...]

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Easter weekend with family and friends

Celebrations are in order as we ease into Spring! With Easter on it’s way, look for special treats, meals and menus here in the Old Mill District. Ready to fill Easter baskets with treats to make [...]

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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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