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Old Mill District Blog2021-11-16T07:38:52-08:00

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Carolers Bring The Sounds Of The Season To The Old Mill District

Vocal groups from across Central Oregon will serenade the Old Mill District in Bend with holiday favorites. 'Tis the season to experience the magnificent sounds of local choir groups as carolers rove the district along [...]

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Bend, Oregon Artist’s Work Soars Through The Old Mill District

Bend painter Sheila Dunn highlights Central Oregon with a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Cascades and the Deschutes River in the 2021 Winter Art Series piece presented by the Old Mill District. For the fifth [...]

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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all that we hold dear. We've gathered some Turkey Day ideas on things to do in Bend. Football fans and turkey [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

8 Great Fall Date Ideas

Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the air is crisp. Date Idea #1 – Movie and a dinner out Always a classic right? Fortunately, there are many ways to elevate the tried and true Bend dining experience to something totally new. [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

8 Great Fall Date Ideas

Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the air is crisp. Date Idea #1 – Movie and a dinner out Always a classic right? Fortunately, there are [...]

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Sisters Coffee Company Expands to Old Mill District

Central Oregon’s longest standing specialty coffee roaster will open its 3rd retail location in Bend's Old Mill DistrictEstablished in 1989, the local coffee roaster will be taking over the location previously operated by Strictly Organic [...]

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Labor Day Weekend in Bend

Labor Day Weekend offers three wonderful days to take advantage of the plethora of community events and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout our beautiful town. Take a peek! First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Carolers Bring The Sounds Of The Season To The Old Mill District

Vocal groups from across Central Oregon will serenade the Old Mill District in Bend with holiday favorites. 'Tis the season to experience the magnificent sounds of local choir groups as carolers rove the district along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants this December. Carolers of all ages will [...]

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Bend, Oregon Artist’s Work Soars Through The Old Mill District

Bend painter Sheila Dunn highlights Central Oregon with a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Cascades and the Deschutes River in the 2021 Winter Art Series piece presented by the Old Mill District. For the fifth year in a row the Old Mill District in Bend has commissioned an original art [...]

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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all that we hold dear. We've gathered some Turkey Day ideas on things to do in Bend. Football fans and turkey aficionados alike take note, we've got a variety of activities, entertainment and side dish ideas [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Labor Day Weekend in Bend

Labor Day Weekend offers three wonderful days to take advantage of the plethora of community events and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout our beautiful town. Take a peek! First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill [...]

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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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Carolers Bring The Sounds Of The Season To The Old Mill District

Vocal groups from across Central Oregon will serenade the Old Mill District in Bend with holiday favorites. 'Tis the season to experience the magnificent sounds of local choir groups as carolers rove the district along [...]

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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all that we hold dear. We've gathered some Turkey Day ideas on things to do in Bend. Football fans and turkey [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

If art is where your heart is, you're going to love First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District Festivities return Friday, Dec. 3 from 3-6 p.m. - come sip, savor and stroll! (Last [...]

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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

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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