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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Family-Friendly Bend Activities

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned during the pandemic, it’s that family time outside the house isn’t to be taken for granted. So, if you’re planning a trip to Bend this spring break, don’t [...]

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Tumalo Art Co. March Show

“A Still Moment” March Group Show at Tumalo Art Co. Rest. Breathe. Take in the quiet. Our artists interpret the theme, “A Still Moment”, for the March group show at Tumalo Art Co. opening Friday, [...]

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Making the Leap

Standing beside the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District last year, Katie Spurlock began telling her boyfriend how much she loved him. When he saw tears of emotion well up in her eyes, a [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon this winter So you're headed to the Bend area this winter 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 here to help [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Naked Winery Announces Name Change to Evoke Winery

The change carves out a new future for the company Naked Winery, an industry-disrupting vintner headquartered in Hood River with a tasting room in Bend's Old Mill District, announced this week that it has changed [...]

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Restaurants reopening for indoor dining in the OMD

Friday, Feb. 12 indoor dining returns in Bend Based on the latest guidelines outlined for Deschutes County, several restaurants in Bend’s Old Mill District are preparing to open indoor dining in a safe and respectful [...]

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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Hoppy times at the Ticket Mill

Get craft beer, pint glasses koozies, apparel, stickers and more in the Old Mill District during August While there's no Bend Brewfest this year - yes, we've shed a few tears into pints of RPM and Sweet As - that doesn't mean you can celebrate the awesomeness of Central Oregon's [...]

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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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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

Family-Friendly Bend Activities

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned during the pandemic, it’s that family time outside the house isn’t to be taken for granted. So, if you’re planning a trip to Bend this spring break, don’t [...]

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OMD Fitness Centers Reopen

Orangetheory, CycleBar and Free Spirit offering workouts under new state guidelines Following more than two months of state-mandated closures due to a late-autumn spike in the spread of COVID-19, three Old Mill District fitness centers [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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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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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