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Old Mill District Blog2019-07-08T16:21:28+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing [...]

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Art in the High Desert coming in August

Central Oregon’s premier juried art show  & sale returns for its 12th year For three days in August, the banks of the Deschutes River within the Old Mill District will become one of the most [...]

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Love at First Bite

It's Love Letter Day Enter to Win an Athleta Gift Card for $35 We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re fun, they’re original, and they’re [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Our Favorite “It’s Almost Summer!” Shopping Finds

We love summer here in the Old Mill District almost as much as rock chucks love to eat wildflowers. Bike rides along the river, drinks on the patio, flip flops at work - we 're big fans of warmer temperatures and longer days. We're also pretty darn ecstatic about some [...]

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Grafletics now open in the Old Mill District

Grafletics, an Oregon sport and lifestyle apparel brand, has opened in the Old Mill District. The sports-centric apparel shop strives to harness the feeling of what it’s like to live in Oregon and the result is an offering of custom-designed t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and gifts. Owner, and graphic designer, Rick [...]

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Ginger’s taps into new cooking oils

Longtime Old Mill District kitchenware store ads olive oils and vinegars on tap By: KM Collins Ginger's Kitchenware is tapping into a whole new world of products. The longtime Old Mill District cooking and kitchenware destination has added premium Olivelle olive oil and vinegars, available on tap, to its store [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Bites for Rights

Today, June 20, is the annual Bites for Rights fundraiser for Basic Rights Oregon, which advocates for equal rights for all Oregonians. The Old Mill District is thrilled that two of our businesses, Pastini and [...]

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Ginger’s taps into new cooking oils

Longtime Old Mill District kitchenware store ads olive oils and vinegars on tap By: KM Collins Ginger's Kitchenware is tapping into a whole new world of products. The longtime Old Mill District cooking and kitchenware [...]

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Sweet Tooth caters to the kid in all of us

New owners bring fresh energy to Old Mill District candy shop By: KM Collins Give your taste buds what they want at Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe, which provides succulent snacks and a confectionery smorgasbord for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing the arts in the community, this annual event is surrounded by several other art-related initiatives, [...]

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Art in the High Desert coming in August

Central Oregon’s premier juried art show  & sale returns for its 12th year For three days in August, the banks of the Deschutes River within the Old Mill District will become one of the most eclectic and creative art spaces in the entire Pacific Northwest. Art in the High Desert, [...]

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Regal Summer Movie Express

The best movie deal in town is back in Bend for the summer. Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express, in which select kids' movies are just $1 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, kicks off on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Regal Old Mill 16 & IMAX theaters in [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing [...]

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Jason Isbell + Father John Misty photos

What a fantastic first show! Thanks to everyone that came out to the Jason Isbell + Father John Misty concert on Sunday. Here's some of our favorite pics from Thomas & Velo Photography . Also, here's [...]

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Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Thirteen shows scheduled! We're getting crazy excited for the 2019 summer concert lineup at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Interested in two of the country's most thoughtful and introspective singer-songwriters? Hello Jason Isbell and Father John [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Arts & Music Roundup in the Old Mill District

 Several art and music events are coming up in the Old Mill District, including the return of the Art in the High Desert festival for the 12th consecutive year. Highlighting the district’s commitment to nurturing [...]

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Art in the High Desert coming in August

Central Oregon’s premier juried art show  & sale returns for its 12th year For three days in August, the banks of the Deschutes River within the Old Mill District will become one of the most [...]

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WreckTangle Open for the Summer

The Woodward WreckTangle is officially open for the summer in the Old Mill District. A ninja obstacle challenge for kids and adults alike, the WreckTangle is partner project with Mt. Bachelor and Woodward, an experiential [...]

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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

Love at First Bite

It's Love Letter Day Enter to Win an Athleta Gift Card for $35 We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re fun, they’re original, and they’re [...]

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Feel good, look good with Radiant Day Spa

Tara Mortenson, owner and beauty incubator, says the first rule of Radiant Day Spa is that if you feel good, you will look good. “When people leave my spa, I want them to feel good [...]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t let them fool you, Dads love to be celebrated, too. Father’s Day is soon upon  us – it’s this Sunday, June 16! – and we’ve got some suggestions to help you share the love [...]

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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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