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Old Mill District Blog2021-11-16T07:38:52-08:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

If art is where your heart is, you're going to love First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Festivities return Friday, Feb. 4 from 3-6 p.m. - come sip, savor and stroll! (Last [...]

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Anglers and Hop Lovers Unite

Confluence Fly Shop adds new craft beer bar to renovated indoor-outdoor patio space Visitors to the Old Mill District – shoppers and outdoor adventure clients, as well as craft beer fans – have a new [...]

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#OptOutside with REI

Your one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure in our Pacific Northwest wonderland How lucky are we to live in an area where mountain peaks line the horizon and world-renown recreation awaits mere miles from our front door? [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

If art is where your heart is, you're going to love First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Festivities return Friday, Feb. 4 from 3-6 p.m. - come sip, savor and stroll! (Last updated 1.26.22) First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is an inspiring event [...]

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#OptOutside with REI

Your one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure in our Pacific Northwest wonderland How lucky are we to live in an area where mountain peaks line the horizon and world-renown recreation awaits mere miles from our front door? Our friends at REI love to get outside and play, too, and they know first-hand [...]

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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon this winter Last updated Jan. 10, 2022 So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend in the snow, congrats! We're guessing you've already scoped out Mt. Bachelor's alpine and nordic offering, so we're [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Anglers and Hop Lovers Unite

Confluence Fly Shop adds new craft beer bar to renovated indoor-outdoor patio space Visitors to the Old Mill District – shoppers and outdoor adventure clients, as well as craft beer fans – have a new [...]

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All-Weather Patios and Fireside Dining

Cozy up to the fire Last updated Jan. 13, 2022 There’s something special about sitting fireside while sharing stories with friends and family. Fortunately, here in the Old Mill District our food and drink scene [...]

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Bend Brewfest is Back!

Annual craft beer festival returns May 13-14, 2022 After a two-year absence, the Bend Brewfest returns this spring and will be held in the Old Mill District for two days, May 13-14, 2022. The second-largest [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

If art is where your heart is, you're going to love First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Festivities return Friday, Feb. 4 from 3-6 p.m. - come sip, savor and stroll! (Last updated 1.26.22) First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is an inspiring event [...]

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#OptOutside with REI

Your one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure in our Pacific Northwest wonderland How lucky are we to live in an area where mountain peaks line the horizon and world-renown recreation awaits mere miles from our front door? Our friends at REI love to get outside and play, too, and they know first-hand [...]

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2021 You Gave Us A Good Run!

The Old Mill District in Bend, OR celebrates the memorable moments of 2021. As we reflect on the events of last year and what our folks endured and accomplished – shop and restaurant owners, studio managers, sales associates, janitorial service, security team – one word keeps coming to mind: inspired. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

The Ticket Mill: Concert Tickets, Gift Cards and More!

The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District is the place to get the best deal in Bend for Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert tickets and to buy OMD gift cards! Located between Lush and Tumalo [...]

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Labor Day Weekend in Bend

Labor Day Weekend offers three wonderful days to take advantage of the plethora of community events and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout our beautiful town. Take a peek! First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill [...]

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LSA Locals’ Deal at the Ticket Mill

Buy concert tickets at the Ticket Mill and save on service fees We take a lot of pride in doing everything we can to get as many Les Schwab Amphitheater concert tickets in the hands [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

If art is where your heart is, you're going to love First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Festivities return Friday, Feb. 4 from 3-6 p.m. - come sip, savor and stroll! (Last [...]

READ MORE

Anglers and Hop Lovers Unite

Confluence Fly Shop adds new craft beer bar to renovated indoor-outdoor patio space Visitors to the Old Mill District – shoppers and outdoor adventure clients, as well as craft beer fans – have a new [...]

READ MORE

#OptOutside with REI

Your one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure in our Pacific Northwest wonderland How lucky are we to live in an area where mountain peaks line the horizon and world-renown recreation awaits mere miles from our front door? [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

Mountain Mama

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a Chance to Receive a $75 Old Mill District Gift Card We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re [...]

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Happy Trails, Wagging/Waggy Tails

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a Chance to Receive a $75 Old Mill District Gift Card We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re [...]

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You Can Never Watch Too Many Sunsets

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a Chance to Receive a $50 Gift Card to Hello Sunshine AND a $50 Gift Card to Anthony's We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Artist Spotlight: Shelli Walters

Bend mixed-media painter tapped for Old Mill District's 2019-20 winter campaign   From a young age, Shelli Walters was drawn to art and the outdoors. “My sisters, they didn’t want me on their adventures, I [...]

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Tumalo Creek Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

The status of the 2020 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade is still undecided. Check back later for more info. It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 for Tumalo Creek [...]

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SantaLand in the Old Mill District

SantaLand planning for 2020 is still under way. Check back later for more details. We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 29, Santa Claus [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

2021 You Gave Us A Good Run!

The Old Mill District in Bend, OR celebrates the memorable moments of 2021. As we reflect on the events of last year and what our folks endured and accomplished – shop and restaurant owners, studio [...]

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Bend, Oregon Featured in “Our Towns” HBO Documentary

Debuting on April 13, 2021, on HBO, is the documentary created by Academy Award-nominated film producers -- Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan-- that features Bend, Oregon, as a small town that had to reinvent itself [...]

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Where Do the Rock Chucks Go?

By Alysia Wolf, Associate Curator of Wildlife at the High Desert Museum On an early summer morning, before the heat of the day sets in, walking along the manicured sidewalks surrounding the Old Mill [...]

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