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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Art in the High Desert returns

Art in the High Desert, one of the premiere art shows in the entire Pacific Northwest, is set to take place Aug. 25-27 on the west bank of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill [...]

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Bend Brewfest Pre-Game Checklist

The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, is soon upon us. To ensure you have THE best time possible Aug. 10-12, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater [...]

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Hola!’s New Custom Tequila

The best margaritas in town just got a little better. Hola! is now serving its own private label of Patrón Añejo tequila. “There’s lot of vanilla and roasted pear in there with a beautiful caramel [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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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Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Guide: straight up + simple

Father's Day is fast approaching and with it, an opportunity to show the love for our favorite dads. Here at the Old Mill District, it coincides with the second concert in our BMC Free Summer Sunday Concert Series at Les Schwab Amphitheater, one of the family friendliest events throughout this [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Bend Brewfest Pre-Game Checklist

The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, is soon upon us. To ensure you have THE best time possible Aug. 10-12, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater [...]

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Hola!’s New Custom Tequila

The best margaritas in town just got a little better. Hola! is now serving its own private label of Patrón Añejo tequila. “There’s lot of vanilla and roasted pear in there with a beautiful caramel [...]

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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-carrotEVENTS

Jubilation for the Fermentation Celebration

Fermentation Celebration 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. What: Fermentation Celebration Where: Old Mill [...]

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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Phishing in Bend

To say we are excited to bring one of our all-time favorite jam bands to Bend to kick off their 2015 Summer Tour is a massive  understatement. Tickets sold out in record time, further proof [...]

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Bend Oregon Events: Frequently Asked Questions About the Les Schwab Amphitheater Concerts and the Free Bend Summer Sunday Concerts

Can I bring an Adirondack chair into the Les Schwab Amphitheater? Can I save my spot with a Pendleton blanket and then leave the venue to run to one of Bend’s breweries for a pint? [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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Raptor Programs of Central Oregon

Meet a few of our feathered friends at High Desert Museum and Sunriver Nature Center Many cultures around the world revere raptors as symbols of strength, wisdom and nobility. At the High Desert Museum and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Mother’s Day Celebration Giveaway

Share how you celebrate Mother's Day and get entered to win this special prize package! With Mother’s Day on the way, we are reminded that our expressions of love are as varied as the women in [...]

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Community Giving in Bend

As 2015 comes to completion we are reflecting on the tremendous generosity that abounds in Bend.   Giving back is a focal point of our community, one that enriches the lives of our neighbors and [...]

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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

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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