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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

9 Fermentation Celebration Recommendations from Chuggnutt

Get ready for your first taste of summer beer festivals at the Fermentation Celebration, returning to the Old Mill District on Thursday, June 19th from 4 - 10p. Delicious locally-crafted beers will be poured for [...]

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Eat Breakfast like a King

Eat Breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dinner like a pauper my ma always used to say. Well I agree with the first two and perhaps I would modernize it a tish [...]

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The Bend Brewfest: Debunked

  "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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Find Inspiration at the MUSE Conference

World Muse Founder, Amanda Stuermer shares a preview of the 2016 Muse Conference in Bend, March 4 - 6th. Read on for a chance to win a ticket to the Muse Salon of your choice. World Muse Founder, Amanda Stuermer 4 years ago, when I sat in the audience [...]

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Global TED in Bend

Get entered to win a pair of free tickets and watch TED 2016 Opening Night on the Big Screen in Bend! Did you know that you can experience the inspiration of global TED right here in Bend, Oregon on February 15th? Fathom Events is presenting a LIVE broadcast of the Opening Night [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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Ask Chelsea: Stretching Your Legs and Hitting the Barre in Bend, Oregon

Come along with Chelsea and friend as they set out on a stretching adventure through the Old Mill District. Discover how a Barre workout and Bikram yoga can transform your body and mind while eradicating the [...]

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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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