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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

The Fermentation Celebration Returns: A Craft Beer Festival in Bend, Oregon

Guest blog by Jon Abernathy, Beer Connoisseur, author of Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon and founder of TheBrewSite.Com.   This Thursday the Old Mill District's annual Fermentation Celebration returns to herald the start of the summer craft beer season here in Central Oregon! This is a great “mini” [...]

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Fiber Arts Explored & Celebrated

High Fiber Arts Symposium debuts in Bend, May 13 + 14 Guest blog by Pat Clark, High Fiber Arts Symposium Organizer, ScaleHouse Founding Board Member, Arts educator, and founder of Atelier 6000.  Over the past 10 years as a member of the arts community in Bend, I have witnessed a predominance of [...]

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Dream Forward: TEDxBend 2016!

Guest blog by Moe Carrick, TEDxBend Lead Organizer and Founder/Principal Moementum, Inc. TEDx gets under your skin. I remember that happening the first time I attended TEDxBend 5 years ago and thought “Whoa, how exciting to have such powerful talks and performers right here in little ole’ Bend!” I had watched [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

How To Bend: Natural History

Living in Bend, Oregon we are constantly in awe of our neighbors. This of course includes the Olympic athletes, brilliant entrepreneurs and ever-inspiring kids next door. It also includes the Marmots, Birds, Beavers and other [...]

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6 fun ideas for you and your kids!

Living in Bend we enjoy year-round access to outings that remind us that adventure is a state of mind. As parents, we can instill a love for exploration by challenging ourselves to plan a variety of activities [...]

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A few reasons why we already love 2015

Now that we have welcomed 2015 with open arms, it’s time to embrace a new year of community fun and festivities. To get things started we’ve compiled this list of things we are looking forward [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

October’s proud display of purple

Around Bend, Purple is the color of the month and symbolizes hope. You will see purple buttons, stickers, posters, banners and flags highlighting the message, "We are here for the ONE". This symbolizes not only Saving [...]

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The Art We Love: Lubbesmeyers Create Artwork for Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale Label

One of Bend, Oregon’s beloved traditions is welcoming a festive fall and winter season with Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale. For the past 20 years, Deschutes has commissioned a local artist to create unique piece of artwork [...]

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Bend, meet Belluno

Scenic bicycling, skiing and abundant natural beauty provide a backdrop for this thriving community. Are we describing Bend? Well, yes. This is also an apt description for Belluno, designated as our Italian sister city and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

4 Days and Many Ways to Make this Memorial Day Memorable

Memorial Day Weekend signals a new season of special offerings and things to do in Bend, Oregon. With so much to do, we're here to help you maximize the fun factor with daily itineraries for [...]

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9 Unique Gift Ideas for the Ones You Love

Have you ever felt stumped in the midst of the holiday shopping season?  We’re here to tell you a secret. Are you ready? The gift of experiences are always appreciated. To spark your imagination we’ve prepared this [...]

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Joy to the Bend: Happy Holidays & Happenings

Your holiday hustle is in full gear and the count down is on. You're frantically trying to complete that shopping list. The holiday cards need to be signed and stamped. Your daughter needs to see [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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