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Old Mill District Blog2022-06-14T09:59:05-07:00

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Exercise in the Air Conditioning!

Rock your workout at the studios in Bend's Old Mill District. Exercise is an integral part of the Central Oregon lifestyle, and the Old Mill District is home to multiple fitness studios to support your [...]

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Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the [...]

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Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up shop, dubbed The Scoop, in the space next to their store at the south end [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections, especially during First Friday Art Walk Festivities return Friday, Aug. 5 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 7.28.22) Celebrate art in the heart of Bend! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Amejko Artistry and a host of [...]

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Art in the Heart of Bend

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections. The Old Mill District his home to incredible art studios and galleries whose artists and creators continue to inspire the broader community. Located in the “Little Red Shed” on the south end of the district you’ll find Amejko Artistry and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Prime Patio Time in the Old Mill District

Bend’s Old Mill District offers plenty of options for dining in the sunshine. It’s a topic of debate whether 13 is a lucky number. In the Old Mill District, we say it’s lucky. Lucky for [...]

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Top Things to Do Over Fourth of July Weekend in Bend, Oregon

Find Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Over the 4th of July Weekend. And Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! Last updated (6/20/2022) With traditions like the famed Pet [...]

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Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the top – river canyons to volcanic peaks – amplified by a rollicking good time at [...]

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Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up shop, dubbed The Scoop, in the space next to their store at the south end [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections, especially during First Friday Art Walk Festivities return Friday, Aug. 5 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 7.28.22) Celebrate art in the heart of Bend! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Amejko Artistry and a host of [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the [...]

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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated May 16, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already [...]

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Central Oregon Mastersingers Live in Concert

Bend choral group announces free spring concerts Central Oregon Mastersingers, under the direction of Christian Clark, present Johannes Brahms powerful masterpiece Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Sunday, Apr 10 at 4 p.m. and Monday, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Exercise in the Air Conditioning!

Rock your workout at the studios in Bend's Old Mill District. Exercise is an integral part of the Central Oregon lifestyle, and the Old Mill District is home to multiple fitness studios to support your [...]

READ MORE

Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the [...]

READ MORE

Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up [...]

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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

Exercise in the Air Conditioning!

Rock your workout at the studios in Bend's Old Mill District. Exercise is an integral part of the Central Oregon lifestyle, and the Old Mill District is home to multiple fitness studios to support your [...]

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Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the [...]

READ MORE

Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up [...]

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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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