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Old Mill District Blog2021-07-20T23:13:07-07:00

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Celebrate Independent Cinema

18th Annual BendFilm Festival Expand your cinematic capacity over the course of 10 days. This year, the BendFilm Festival celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who make them over 10 [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

It's time to sip, savor and stroll! First Friday Art Walk festivities return to the Old Mill District Friday, Aug. 6 from 3-6 p.m. Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, [...]

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Partner with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

Popular Central Oregon activity just got cooler. Glance towards the Deschutes River on any given day and you’ll spot folks floating on various devices enjoying the water. In fact, the most high-traffic section of the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Simply Mac gets facelift, moves into new store

Official Apple partner store relocates within Old Mill District Simply Mac has a sleek new home in the Old Mill District! Entering its fifth year as a tenant of the Old Mill District, Simply Mac moved spaces in May, relocating to 330 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 120 between Evoke Winery [...]

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Valentine’s Day 2021

7 ways to celebrate how your relationship survived 2020 Alright, you and your partner survived the fire and brimstone that was 2020. Might we suggest a few ways to celebrate your love and affection this upcoming Valentine's Day in Bend? Seriously, you deserve it. Dinner and drinks from the Old [...]

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Hey little bear, I love you

Valentine's Day ideas for parents From heart-shaped pancakes and pink Rice Krispies treats to hidden notes in lunchboxes and good-morning flowers, there's more than one way to brighten your kid's day on Valentine's. We've got a couple of ideas, too, if you're not so good with the griddle or food [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Our July Four Top Four

Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! With traditions like the famed Pet Parade, Old Fashioned Festival in Drake Park and expansive Pilot Butte fireworks, it’s safe to say Central Oregonians know how to celebrate the Fourth. Wondering how to [...]

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It’s patio season in the Old Mill District

It's feeling like patio season! Here’s some recommendations for patio dining any time you're looking to enjoy great food and drink in the beautiful outdoors here in Bend. At Anthony’s, take in not one but three [...]

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Welcome Rapa Nui tiki bar!

New cocktail lounge highlights news from the Old Mill District in March Also, visit Anthony’s for its Oyster Festival, take a spin through the Old Mill District via Wheel Fun Rentals, and relax and enjoy [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Celebrate Independent Cinema

18th Annual BendFilm Festival Expand your cinematic capacity over the course of 10 days. This year, the BendFilm Festival celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who make them over 10 days, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 17. Gather to behold the work of the talented [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

It's time to sip, savor and stroll! First Friday Art Walk festivities return to the Old Mill District Friday, Aug. 6 from 3-6 p.m. Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, Winsome Construction, Confluence Fly Shop, Kara’s Kitchenware and City Home will host events showcasing an [...]

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Bend Design: Virtual Creative Thinking Conference Oct. 22

Speakers, Films, Creativity & Conversation for Designers, Changemakers and the Curious Every October, Bend Design celebrates creative and design thinking by convening creative thinkers from a diverse range of practices and professions for talks, workshops, screenings, and problem-solving sessions. The conference will continue with its virtual program for 2021. Tune [...]

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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

Unfortunately, there will not be any carolers in the Old Mill District in 2020 due to COVID-19. Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December [...]

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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

Celebrate Independent Cinema

18th Annual BendFilm Festival Expand your cinematic capacity over the course of 10 days. This year, the BendFilm Festival celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who make them over 10 [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

It's time to sip, savor and stroll! First Friday Art Walk festivities return to the Old Mill District Friday, Aug. 6 from 3-6 p.m. Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, [...]

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Bend Design: Virtual Creative Thinking Conference Oct. 22

Speakers, Films, Creativity & Conversation for Designers, Changemakers and the Curious Every October, Bend Design celebrates creative and design thinking by convening creative thinkers from a diverse range of practices and professions for talks, workshops, [...]

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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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2019 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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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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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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