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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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Spectacular fall hikes in Central Oregon

Majestic waterfalls, pristine lakes and riverside trails await along some of our favorite family-friendly hikes in Central Oregon 1 –Dillon Falls, about 8.5 miles southwest of Bend We love how we can morph this hike [...]

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Late summer/fall river trips

Enjoy our wonderful waterways with some of Central Oregon’s top river tours Between whitewater rapids and glassy high mountain lakes, Central Oregon and the Deschutes River Basin feature river adventures for all ages and skill [...]

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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

Our favorite margaritas in Bend

We're holding onto the end of summer as long as possible here in the Old Mill District. With that in mind, here's a list of our favorite margaritas in Bend. Yes, these all make for [...]

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Last chance for seasonal peach dishes at Anthony’s!

Last call for fresh, best-of-the-season peaches! It's your last couple of weeks to enjoy fresh, juicy Pacific Northwest peaches at Anthony's! You definitely want to make sure you take advantage of Anthony's Peach Slump as [...]

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Outstanding outdoor dining options

As summer winds down, there's only a few more chances to see live music at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. CAKE and The Dandy Warhols hit the LSA stage on Saturday, Aug. 24; Gary Clark, Jr., [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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 alive in Bend in autumn! DESCHUTES HISTORICAL MUSEUM History Pubs Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the [...]

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Tumalo Creek’s end-of-summer adventures

Summer's winding down, but there's still plenty of opportunities for a river adventure. Here's some tips and updates from Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe: Tube Rentals: The Bend Park & Float Station will close the day after Labor Day, Sept. 3, but you can still get your tube float on [...]

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Celebrate Creativity in Bend during Tenth Month

Film, culture, art, tech and business events highlight the calendar in October It’s impossible not fall in love with Central Oregon in the autumn. Warm days on the trail turn into crisp nights around the fire pit, the colors start to change in Drake and Hollinshead park, and Bend itself [...]

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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

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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Spectacular fall hikes in Central Oregon

Majestic waterfalls, pristine lakes and riverside trails await along some of our favorite family-friendly hikes in Central Oregon 1 –Dillon Falls, about 8.5 miles southwest of Bend We love how we can morph this hike [...]

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Late summer/fall river trips

Enjoy our wonderful waterways with some of Central Oregon’s top river tours Between whitewater rapids and glassy high mountain lakes, Central Oregon and the Deschutes River Basin feature river adventures for all ages and skill [...]

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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

Ride Like the Wind

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a $50 REI Gift Certificate 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 from [...]

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Awards and 2020 dates announced for Bend Brewfest

Central Oregon's largest craft beer festival celebrated 17 years in 2019 The Bend Brewfest announced that last month's three-day beer festival was a great success. Generally, the Brewfest welcomes 30,000 to 40,000 craft beer fans [...]

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Flying Colors: The Story Behind the Old Mill District’s Flags and Banners

Have you noticed the colorful flags along the Old Mill District's footbridge and Hot Pond? We have 54 flags flying in these two spots throughout the year. Some of the color combinations specifically recognize a [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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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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