old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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 ...

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Sage leadership at Savory Spice Shop in Bend

Guest Blog written by Stephanie Olson There’s no doubt that Savory Spice Shop has changed how Bend, Oregon cooks. From the freshness of their spices to their community donations, education, and the way their spices ...

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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

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

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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How to Bend: BND DSGN Conference

From the way that we dress, to the homes that we live in, and in countless daily interactions, design plays an important yet often invisible role in how we experience our lives.  Bend Design Conference (BND DSGN) invites the community to celebrate and explore how we make design matter. The ...

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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Ask Chelsea: Discover a Couple of Bend Hotels You’ll Want to Check Into

Chelsea checks out two hotels in Bend, Oregon including Bend’s newest hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites, tucked along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District, kitty-corner from the Hilton Garden Inn. With two ...

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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

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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5 Joyful Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Bend, Oregon

It’s a magical, marvelous time to be in Bend. With snow on the rooftops, warm drinks by cozy fires and plenty to do indoors and out, we’ve created this list of five joyful traditions. From tried ...

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Stay in the loop on Old Mill District and Bend happenings, events and specials like new stores, restaurants, pop-up shops, contests & giveaways. We won't overwhelm you with emails -- we promise!