old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Lululemon Lovers Rejoice

Pure Barre Bend has partnered with Lululemon Pearl District in Portland to bring Lulu to you! Their special trunk show is perfectly timed for giving yourself and others the gift of great new gear. Trunk Show Hours begin Wednesday, December 9th and continue on Thursday, December 10th in the Old Mill ...

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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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Find Your Way to Shoe Shopping Bliss in Bend

How many steps do you take in a day? For the average person, 7,000 is estimated to be the norm. With all of the natural beauty, hiking, and recreational attractions beckoning Bend Oregon residents and visitors alike, you better believe that we exceed this average. For all of the footwork ...

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

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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The Biggest and Bestest One-Day Beer Festival

Chelsea is back — along with a few of her brewer friends — giving a one-minute rundown of why you can’t miss this year’s Fermentation Celebration, the biggest one-day craft beer bash happening in Bend, ...

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Why beer lovers will love this Valentine’s Day

One word, Zwickelmania. Yes, it's quite a lot of fun to say it. Many of you have heard the word and seen news of the event– so what is Zwickelmania? A zwickle is a sampling valve ...

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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July cycling events promise fun for fans and participants

While bicycling is a popular activity all year round, July is a peak month with two signature events for cyclists, spectators and supporters. Here’s a quick look at the whys and whereabouts of the Tour des Chutes and Cascade Cycling Classic.   Tour des Chutes The Tour des Chutes mission ...

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Soulshine Tour and Michael Franti

Michael Franti returns to Bend Tomorrow with The Soulshine Tour         What is it we Bendites love so much about Michael Franti? He makes an appearance at our summer concert series nearly ...

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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Bend Day Spa in Bend, Oregon Pampers Chelsea

If you haven't yet heard, there is a new spa in town and Chelsea is ready to relax. Watch as Chelsea gets treated to a delightful day of spa treatments at the Bend Day Spa ...

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

It seems every year when the irrigation system is activated, questions, comments and opinions circulate about how the Old Mill District irrigates the landscaping of this area.   This year more than most, water is ...

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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

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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Giving Thanks in Bend

A Thanksgiving Primer in Two Parts A season of gratitude is already underway here in Bend. With plans being made to gather with family and friends, we’ve put together a Thanksgiving primer in two parts ...

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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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