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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

2019 Bend Brewfest Pre-Game Checklist

The Bend Brewfest, the tastiest time of the year, kicks off Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. To ensure you have THE best time possible, here's some tips before you head down to the Les Schwab [...]

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Lyft Partnering with Bend Brewfest

Ridesharing service offers a smarter way to get home Rideshare company Lyft and the Bend Brewfest are encouraging festival goers to leave their cars at home and take Lyft to and from the event August [...]

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Budding Romance

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win All of This: Two Old Mill District Silipints, two Old Mill District wildflower packets and a $20 Old Mill District gift card We're celebrating the connections that [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

LSA Locals’ Deal at Grafletics

 Buy concert tickets at Grafletics 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 LSA, approximately 300 tickets are available at Grafletics [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Café Yumm! now features cauliflower rice

Healthy favorite to introduce a low-carb option for summer Café Yumm! in the Old Mill District has announced that guests can now request cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice in any signature Yumm! Bowl, Yumm! [...]

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Savory Spice’s Summer Desert Special

Bourbon & Grilled Banana Pudding This bourbon infused twist on a traditional banana pudding is the perfect finish for a backyard barbecue meal. Or skip the barbecue and just dive into the pudding, we won’t [...]

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Bend-Belluno Sister City Celebration

Seventh annual Bella Bend Beautiful Belluno Event set for August 6 Come celebrate Bend’s sister-city relationship with Belluno, Italy on Tuesday, August 6, outside Greg’s Grill! Bend high school students who visited Belluno earlier this [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Bend Brewfest beers highlights

Big beers, little beers, exclusive beers and collaboration beers highlight Brewfest's 2019 tap list The 2019 Bend Brewfest on Aug. 15-17 is fast approaching and we're once again overwhelmed with the number of fantastic craft beers that'll be pouring at this year's festival. Here's a quick look at some of [...]

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Kindred Spirits: Market of Choice and Oregon Craft Brewers

Oregon grocer partners with the Bend Brewfest Home to more than 280 craft breweries, Oregon produces more than 1 million barrels of craft beer each year, which contributes $1.9 billion to the state’s economy. “Oregon’s food and beverage industries are vibrant and dynamic, and we are proud to champion small [...]

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Deschutes River Cleanup on July 27

Want to give back to the river we all love so much? Our community partners at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council host the 23rd annual Deschutes River Cleanup on Saturday, July 27. Volunteers will meet at Riverbend Park at 10 a.m. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

LSA Locals’ Deal at Grafletics

 Buy concert tickets at Grafletics 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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Upcoming museum exhibits

History, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon Our local museum's in the Bend area do a phenomenal job telling the story of this place we call home. Be sure to check out [...]

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Deschutes River Cleanup on July 27

Want to give back to the river we all love so much? Our community partners at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council host the 23rd annual Deschutes River Cleanup on Saturday, July 27. Volunteers will meet [...]

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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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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

Lyft Partnering with Bend Brewfest

Ridesharing service offers a smarter way to get home Rideshare company Lyft and the Bend Brewfest are encouraging festival goers to leave their cars at home and take Lyft to and from the event August [...]

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Budding Romance

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win All of This: Two Old Mill District Silipints, two Old Mill District wildflower packets and a $20 Old Mill District gift card We're celebrating the connections that [...]

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Happy to do the heavy lifting

Bend Brewfest sponsor profile: Toyota Lift Northwest On August 15, 16 and 17, the Bend Brewfest will transform the Les Schwab Amphitheater into one of most scenic beer gardens in the country. More than 70 breweries and cider [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Brooks-Scanlon mill remnants now house floral arrangements

Former mill waste burners have been converted into giant flower pots The past is ever present here in Bend. From the iconic powerhouse building and its three smokestacks that’s now home to REI to the [...]

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Upcoming museum exhibits

History, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon Our local museum's in the Bend area do a phenomenal job telling the story of this place we call home. Be sure to check out [...]

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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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