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Old Mill District Blog2019-11-19T23:30:50-08:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Lush is opening July 9 in the Old Mill District!

Store offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath products While we continue to navigate these ongoing uncertain times together, Lush is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Bend store; a brand new [...]

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The origins story behind the flag atop the smokestacks

By Tawna Fenske of Visit Bend One of the most iconic images in all of Bend - the U.S. flag flying atop the smokestacks in the Old Mill District - originated as an act of [...]

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Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Lush is opening July 9 in the Old Mill District!

Store offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath products While we continue to navigate these ongoing uncertain times together, Lush is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Bend store; a brand new space for the company as it continues to re-open stores across North America following Covid-19 [...]

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Somewhere That’s Green plant shop opening in the Old Mill District!

Innovative store will offer plants, products and workshops beginning in early July  A leader in urban greenification in Central Oregon, the plant shop Somewhere That’s Green is opening a new storefront in Bend’s Old Mill District. Somewhere That’s Green will be located at 661 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1301, next to [...]

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Old Mill District retailers re-opening for in-store business

Shops begin welcoming back customers with social distancing precautions As part of Deschutes County’s Phase I reopening plan, many businesses in Bend’s Old Mill District are moving forward with plans for in-store business with safety measures in place to comply with regulations.  “We are so happy to be able to [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Copper River Salmon back at Anthony’s for a 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 and Sockeye salmon are deep in color [...]

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Old Mill District Restaurants Begin Re-Opening

Bend restaurants move forward with thoughtful business plans based on Phase I of Oregon’s re-opening plan  Multiple restaurants in Bend’s Old Mill District have announced plans to re-open for sit down service with all appropriate [...]

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Kona Mix Plate, a family affair

A Slice of Paradise in the High Desert Currently open for takeout and to-go orders Words and photos by Gwen Shoemaker For nearly a decade, Kona Mix Plate has been serving up a taste of [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Staycation celebration with Wheel Fun

Bike rentals now available every day in the Old Mill District Watch out world, Wheel Fun Bike Rentals is up and running for the spring and summer in Bend! There’s not a better way to explore the trails along the Deschutes River than Wheel Fun’s four-wheel surrey bikes, a perfect [...]

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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 of Central Oregonians. For almost every show at the Amphitheater, approximately 300 tickets are available [...]

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Ideas for an epic Valentine’s Day in Bend

Happy Valentine's Week! Yep, depending on when you're reading this, there's just seven days - or less - to come up with a little something special for that special someone in your life. Don't fret, we've got some ideas for you! Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk, Feb 14 from 5-8 p.m.: [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Carolers in the Old Mill District

Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December we’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants. Here’s the complete [...]

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Upcoming Robert Plant show concludes 2019 concert season at LSA

Bend to host Led Zeppelin vocalist's only Oregon show Rock legend Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters close out the 2019 Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season in Bend on Thursday, Oct. 3, with their [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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Birding Along the Deschutes River Migratory Corridor in Bend

Not All Birds Fly South for the Winter. Birding in Bend Along the Deschutes River. Do you have a hankering to catch a glimpse of a downy woodpecker?  Or perhaps a belted kingfisher? The Deschutes [...]

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Somewhere That’s Green plant shop opening in the Old Mill District!

Innovative store will offer plants, products and workshops beginning in early July  A leader in urban greenification in Central Oregon, the plant shop Somewhere That’s Green is opening a new storefront in Bend’s Old Mill District. [...]

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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

Anthony’s Christmas and Christmas Eve menu

Join Anthony's at the Old Mill District to celebrate the upcoming holidays. In addition to their regular items, Anthony's will feature a special holiday menu on Christmas and Christmas Eve. Steak & Scampi Prawns Large [...]

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Family Winter Escapes

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, Nordic skiing and [...]

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Tumalo Creek Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 13 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2019 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Percy A. Stevens – Bend’s First Casualty of the Great War

Bend High grad was one of 14 local men who died in World War I As we honor veterans on Veterans Day, we look back at Bend's first casualty of the Great War, the end [...]

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Fall 2019 arts, lectures and events

Cultural happenings in Bend and beyond There’s always something going on in Bend during the fall, from History Pubs and poetry workshops to visiting scholars and art talks. The arts, history, culture - they're all [...]

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Brooks-Scanlon mill remnants now house floral arrangements

Former mill waste burners have been converted into giant flower pots The past is ever present here in Bend. From the iconic powerhouse building and its three smokestacks that’s now home to REI to the [...]

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