Old Mill District Blog2019-01-02T05:36:50+00:00

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April Lawyer expertly captures “Bend Style” at Vanilla Urban Threads

Old Mill District boutique influenced by outdoor sports and street fashion By KM Collins For the Old Mill District As the Old Mill District continues to celebrate Women's History month, we shine the spotlight on [...]

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Boxwood Kitchen!

Boxwood Kitchen is busting out its creative juices to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, Boxwood will be serving up corned beer sliders with homemade sauerkraut, [...]

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The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

April Lawyer expertly captures “Bend Style” at Vanilla Urban Threads

Old Mill District boutique influenced by outdoor sports and street fashion By KM Collins For the Old Mill District As the Old Mill District continues to celebrate Women's History month, we shine the spotlight on one of our original retailers, April Lawyer, a fashion guru who magically captures Bend Style [...]

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Custom Bend designs available at lululemon

There's a super cool project going on at lululemon in the Old Mill District right now. The team at lulu has created some Bend-specific designs that they're heat pressing onto lululemon gear. The end results are one-of-a-kind lululemon gear with a Bend finish. Check out the designs below. You can [...]

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Month of Love: Kids Gift Ideas

We think we've got a pretty special place down here in the Old Mill District. Riverside restaurants, an eclectic mix of shopping, paved trails along the Deschutes and the Les Schwab Amphitheater make our little district here in Bend an outdoor playground for adults. But it might be even more [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Boxwood Kitchen!

Boxwood Kitchen is busting out its creative juices to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, Boxwood will be serving up corned beer sliders with homemade sauerkraut, [...]

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Anthony’s kicks off month-long oyster celebration

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is celebrating the bounty of Northwest oysters this March with a month-long Oyster Festival! Featuring fresh oysters carefully selected from cold, clean Pacific waters, Anthony's is serving up oysters [...]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month at Greg’s Grill

Nobody loves St. Patrick's Day quite like our friends at Greg's Grill. Throughout the month of March, Greg's Grill will celebrate the Irish with a special St Paddy's Day inspired cocktail menu. It's big, it's [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not included. The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, “I and [...]

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Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 tour headed to Bend

Slightly Stoopid With special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and HIRIE June 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission $38. Service fees not included. An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, [...]

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Best Fine Art Sale Ever this Saturday

Tumalo Art Company's eighth annual Best Fine Art Sale Ever is slated for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.,  into the open space next to desperado in Bend’s Old Mill District. (SantaLand was held here during the holidays.) This once-a-year event, where artists clear out their studios to make [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 tour headed to Bend

Slightly Stoopid With special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and HIRIE June 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission $38. Service fees [...]

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Rebelution to make Les Schwab Amphitheater debut

Rebelution At the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon on June 23 With special guests Collie Buddz, Durand Jones & The Indications, and DJ Mackle Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Boxwood Kitchen!

Boxwood Kitchen is busting out its creative juices to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, Boxwood will be serving up corned beer sliders with homemade sauerkraut, [...]

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The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 tour headed to Bend

Slightly Stoopid With special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and HIRIE June 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission $38. Service fees [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Best Fine Art Sale Ever this Saturday

Tumalo Art Company's eighth annual Best Fine Art Sale Ever is slated for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.,  into the open space next to desperado in Bend’s Old Mill District. (SantaLand was held [...]

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U.S. Capitol Tree headed to Bend

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. The holiday tree that represents the hope, goodwill and spirit of the United States people is headed to Bend this November. Every year, a [...]

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Find a better way to get around Bend

Commute Options, champions of healthy transportation choices There’s always something going on in Bend during the summer and fall months – Bend Brewfest, concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Munch & Music, Little Woody – [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Winter Art artist Susan Luckey Higdon

Meet the woman behind this year's Bend Winter Guide We have emulated the Deschutes Brewery tradition of selecting a wonderful artist to feature each winter. This winter art becomes the magical backdrop to our season [...]

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Nashelle partners with Feeding America

We're ecstatic to announce that Nashelle Jewelers is partnering with Feeding America this holiday season. Here's the announcement from Nashelle owner and designer Heather Nashelle: November 1st, Nashelle and our dedicated team are focused to [...]

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Give an Amazing Experience

You know what's better than an awesome Christmas present? An awesome experience. Give a gift this year that'll create memories that'll last a lifetime. Here's our recommendations: Guided Fly Fishing Trips from Confluence Fly Shop: [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

A Look Back at the Old Mill District

Encompassing close to 270 acres right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District lies along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River. The land was purchased 26 years ago this year.  It took [...]

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Memorial Plaques along the Deschutes

Celebrating Central Oregon's pioneering spirits You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the Deschutes River or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Les Schwab Amphitheater when [...]

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The History of the Smokestacks

Everyone is always asking about the Old Mill District's iconic smokestacks. Here's the story: An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and the new. The first two smokestacks [...]

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