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Old Mill District Blog2022-02-25T10:11:13-08:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]

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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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Outdoor Yoga is Flowing Back into the Old Mill District

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play in Bend announces the long-awaited return of outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is the union of mind and body, and in this spirit of union, our friends at Free [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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 scoped out Mt. Bachelor's riding options and Closing Party details, so we're here to help [...]

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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, May 6 from 3-6 p.m. - Enjoy art in the heart of Bend! (Last updated 5.2.22) First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is an inspiring event where Tumalo [...]

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Family-Friendly Bend Activities

It's time to make memories (Updated Mar. 8, 2022) A belief close to our hearts is that family time outside is important and irreplaceable. Lucky for us, Central Oregon offers plenty in the way of family-friendly activities for all ages, ensuring your time in Bend is fulfilling, memorable and safe. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]

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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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Calling All Foodies!

NeighborImpact's annual pub-crawl-meets-progressive-dinner event returns to downtown Bend. Join NeighborImpact on Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the popular celebration of our local culinary scene in support of their efforts to [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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 scoped out Mt. Bachelor's riding options and Closing Party details, so we're here to help [...]

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Outdoor Yoga is Flowing Back into the Old Mill District

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play in Bend announces the long-awaited return of outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is the union of mind and body, and in this spirit of union, our friends at Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play invite all to come together this summer on the [...]

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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, May 6 from 3-6 p.m. - Enjoy art in the heart of Bend! (Last updated 5.2.22) First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is an inspiring event where Tumalo [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Tower Theatre Foundation Presents The Filharmonic

Our community partner and downtown Bend's historic performing arts venue, the Tower Theatre, has much to sing about! Six-member vocal group The Filharmonic showcase their a cappella prowess during the modified Bend A Cappella Festival [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

Outdoor Yoga is Flowing Back into the Old Mill District

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play in Bend announces the long-awaited return of outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is the union of mind and body, and in this spirit of union, our friends at Free [...]

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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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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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SantaLand in the Old Mill District

SantaLand planning for 2020 is still under way. Check back later for more details. We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 29, Santa Claus [...]

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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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