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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Spring Museum Exhibits

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon   HIGH DESERT MUSEUM The Beauty of the Wild: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini Through June 23 Free with admission to museum April Coppini [...]

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Youth camps in Bend nurture various passions

 It’s good to be a kid in Central Oregon From forest school to acting classes and cycling programs to paddle clinics, the summer months are the perfect time for kids of all ages to find [...]

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Anthony’s serving famed Copper River salmon for limited time

Anthony's at the Old Mill District just received its first shipment of salmon from Alaska's famed Copper River this spring.   Born free and caught wild, Copper River King, Sockey and Coho salmon are deep [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Saxon’s adds new jewelry line

John Hardy designs now available in the Old Mill District Saxon's Fine Jewelers in the Old Mill District is now carrying John Hardy, a sustainable line of jewelry created by Canadian artist John Hardy in 1975 dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Bali jewelry makers. For more than 40 [...]

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REI now offering outfitting services

Start your adventure right Whether you’re embarking on the trip of a lifetime or getting your feet wet with a new activity, personal outfitting can help ensure your adventure is a success. At Bend’s REI, you’ll meet with a trained employee who has a wealth of information about your activity [...]

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Trout Opener Celebration Event

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20th, when Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District hold's its third annual Trout Opener & Movie Event! This year is full of even more clinics, sales and giveaways! See the newest product from the sport’s leading brands and attend clinics hosted by [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Anthony’s serving famed Copper River salmon for limited time

Anthony's at the Old Mill District just received its first shipment of salmon from Alaska's famed Copper River this spring.   Born free and caught wild, Copper River King, Sockey and Coho salmon are deep [...]

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Chef Spotlight: Anthony’s Gavin Bartlett

A passion for food and community drive Anthony's head chef Anthony’s at the Old Mill District head chef Gavin Bartlett got his first taste of the restaurant industry when he was 16, washing dishes for [...]

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Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with Pastini

You could win a wine getaway! Oregon Wine Month is finally here and the celebration is in full swing at Pastini as they feature superb wines from Elk Cove and Pike Road wineries, plus a [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Spring Museum Exhibits

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon   HIGH DESERT MUSEUM The Beauty of the Wild: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini Through June 23 Free with admission to museum April Coppini is renowned for her ability to breathe life into depictions of the Pacific Northwest’s wild [...]

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Youth camps in Bend nurture various passions

 It’s good to be a kid in Central Oregon From forest school to acting classes and cycling programs to paddle clinics, the summer months are the perfect time for kids of all ages to find a new passion or fully embrace the awesomeness that is Bend.   Tumalo Creek Kayak [...]

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The Bend area’s top 5 family festivals

From magical balloon rides and outdoor concerts to adventures on the river and old-fashioned fun at the fair, summers in Central Oregon are family-tastic! 1 – Balloons Over Bend/Children’s Festival, July 26-28 Three full days of balloon launches, night glows and balloon-filled skies highlight Balloons Over Bend. The Children’s Festival [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Les Schwab Amphitheater leading the way in sustainability

Bend amphitheater's efforts have reduced waste by 50 percent The Take Note Initiative, the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District's award-winning sustainability program in partnership with Monqui Presents, is back for a fourth year. [...]

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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-carrotACTIVITIES

Spring Museum Exhibits

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon   HIGH DESERT MUSEUM The Beauty of the Wild: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini Through June 23 Free with admission to museum April Coppini [...]

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Youth camps in Bend nurture various passions

 It’s good to be a kid in Central Oregon From forest school to acting classes and cycling programs to paddle clinics, the summer months are the perfect time for kids of all ages to find [...]

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The Bend area’s top 5 family festivals

From magical balloon rides and outdoor concerts to adventures on the river and old-fashioned fun at the fair, summers in Central Oregon are family-tastic! 1 – Balloons Over Bend/Children’s Festival, July 26-28 Three full days [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

PSU study shows community trust in Bend PD

Bend residents feel positive about local police force At the Old Mill District and the Les Schwab Amphitheater, we have the privilege of working with the Bend Police Department on a regular basis.   In [...]

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Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with Pastini

You could win a wine getaway! Oregon Wine Month is finally here and the celebration is in full swing at Pastini as they feature superb wines from Elk Cove and Pike Road wineries, plus a [...]

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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month

The Old Mill District is dotted with 11 historic buildings that highlight Bend’s lumber heyday Honoring and preserving the history of Bend’s lumber past has been a core value of the Old Mill District and [...]

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Environmental groups partner on project in the Old Mill District

Local partnership leads to new duck nests With a little help from Ducks Unlimited and Mountain View High School’s Future Farmers of America club, the Old Mill District hopes to be a little more duck [...]

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High Desert Food & Farm Alliance connects farmers with consumers

A better, more collaborative food system Food and community are the heart of the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance’s mission. Now collaborating with Old Mill District, the HDFFA works as a liaison between Central [...]

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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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