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

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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World Class Boot Maker Visits Bend

Special post shared by Rebecca Meade for Desperado Scott Emmerich has spent his adult life keeping alive the age-old tradition of custom handmade boot making. It’s almost a lost art and one only a handful of boot craftsmen continue worldwide today. “I have in-house, 6 of the best master boot [...]

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Central Oregon Sisters Launch New Shoe Line Debuts in Bend this Weekend

By Rebecca Meade Y Knot Branded shoes will unveil their new line of  footwear at Desperado in the Old Mill District. This special Trunk Show Event features Y Knot Branded shoes and Old Gringo Boots beginning Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11th.  Central Oregon sisters, Kelly Beall and Wendy Weems [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

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 [...]

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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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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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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

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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Summer Sundays

How do you know that summer is here? Because it's time for Summer Sundays in Bend, OR Spending your summer Sundays sitting on the verdant green grass of the Les Schwab Amphitheater is one of [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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Celebrating Four Signs of Spring

Spring break is well underway, the sun is shining and, look around you– the grins are big. We are relishing all of the signals that a new season has truly arrived. Yes, there will be [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Catching up on the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project

Every day a small crowd gathers, drawn away from their to-dos to stand and watch mesmerized. Perhaps you too have found yourself migrating towards the construction now underway on the Colorado Dam or found yourself clicking on the "Live Dam [...]

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Desperado Boutique Supports New Life for Abused Horses

Desperado is one of more than a dozen Central Oregon businesses and community members stepping up to help neglected horses. You only have to look for a moment into Buddy’s eyes to see how far [...]

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#HowWeOMD: Photo Contest!

Instagram has become one of our go-to sites for a quick inspiration fix. Where else can you find a steady stream of noticed moments, pure and simple? It's with this in mind that we have a new [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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