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Old Mill District Blog2022-06-14T09:59:05-07:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo [...]

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Composition Created By Iconic Contours

Oregon painter brings together Central Oregon icons in Old Mill District's 2022 Winter Art Series Natural and manmade wonders alike dot the sweeping Central Oregon landscape. The snow-capped peak of Mount Bachelor, the winding [...]

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BendTECH Coworking Space Relocates to Old Mill District

From flex desk space to private offices, new entrepreneurial hub in Bend's Old Mill District will cultivate creative connections. BendTECH, Central Oregon’s only coworking space that focuses primarily on startups and entrepreneurial enterprises, has [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, The Stacks Studios & Gallery, Amejko Artistry, and a [...]

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Celebrate the Season of Thanks with Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery

Old Mill District artists, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, give thanks to the stewards of our Central Oregon landscape. Now through December 25th, Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery celebrate their Season of Thanks. For every purchase of original art, ceramic tiles, or holiday ornaments they will provide a contribution to [...]

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Black Friday Specials & Events

Black Friday in the Old Mill District is highlighted by great deals from independent, regional and national stores in an environment that won't drive you to the brink of your sanity. Check back here as we'll continue to update our shops' various 2022 Black Friday specials. (Last updated 11/23/22) [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Black Friday Specials & Events

Black Friday in the Old Mill District is highlighted by great deals from independent, regional and national stores in an environment that won't drive you to the brink of your sanity. Check back here [...]

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Lady Bird set to land in Bend

Bend Restauranteur cultivates Mediterranean concept in north end of Old Mill District. John Gurnee, who most recently led the culinary team at Drake in downtown Bend and opened Washington Dining & Cocktails in NW [...]

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Latin Cuisine Perfected at Hola!

Hola! Nouveau Mexican-Peruvian Cuisine in the Old Mill District in Bend gives Latin cuisine authentic flair. Quality Mexican restaurants are common around Central Oregon, but few have made an impact quite like Hola!, which [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, The Stacks Studios & Gallery, Amejko Artistry, and a [...]

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Composition Created By Iconic Contours

Oregon painter brings together Central Oregon icons in Old Mill District's 2022 Winter Art Series Natural and manmade wonders alike dot the sweeping Central Oregon landscape. The snow-capped peak of Mount Bachelor, the winding Deschutes River, the alpine lakes at the heart of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and—of [...]

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Black Friday Specials & Events

Black Friday in the Old Mill District is highlighted by great deals from independent, regional and national stores in an environment that won't drive you to the brink of your sanity. Check back here as we'll continue to update our shops' various 2022 Black Friday specials. (Last updated 11/23/22) [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

The Ticket Mill: Concert Tickets, Gift Cards and More!

The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District is the place to get the best deal in Bend for Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert tickets and to buy OMD gift cards! Located between Lush and [...]

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RÜFÜS DU SOL to make first Bend appearance

Hayden Homes Amphitheater finishes 2022 season on a high note! International electronic dance music superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL conclude the 2022 Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert schedule with their first appearance in Bend on Sunday, Oct. [...]

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Amplify Your Weekend in Bend

Enhance your escape to Bend with electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater! Set your sights on a fall adventure in Bend, Oregon and find yourself surrounded by cascade lakes, plentiful happy hour patios and electric [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo [...]

READ MORE

Composition Created By Iconic Contours

Oregon painter brings together Central Oregon icons in Old Mill District's 2022 Winter Art Series Natural and manmade wonders alike dot the sweeping Central Oregon landscape. The snow-capped peak of Mount Bachelor, the winding [...]

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Black Friday Specials & Events

Black Friday in the Old Mill District is highlighted by great deals from independent, regional and national stores in an environment that won't drive you to the brink of your sanity. Check back here [...]

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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

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District. Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.  (Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo [...]

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Composition Created By Iconic Contours

Oregon painter brings together Central Oregon icons in Old Mill District's 2022 Winter Art Series Natural and manmade wonders alike dot the sweeping Central Oregon landscape. The snow-capped peak of Mount Bachelor, the winding [...]

READ MORE

BendTECH Coworking Space Relocates to Old Mill District

From flex desk space to private offices, new entrepreneurial hub in Bend's Old Mill District will cultivate creative connections. BendTECH, Central Oregon’s only coworking space that focuses primarily on startups and entrepreneurial enterprises, has [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

From Timber To Tourism

History of the Old Mill District For almost 100 years, timber production defined Bend, with most of it taking place along the stretch of the Deschutes now occupied by the Old Mill District. The [...]

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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, [...]

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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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