Milkweed for monarchs in the Old Mill District

Planting vital habitat for butterflies in Central Oregon We love creating habitat for native species in the Old Mill District. In fact, before we even built our district, we spent years restoring the river and riverbanks so that our region’s flora and fauna could thrive once again. Now, we’re working with the Deschutes Land Trust to [...]

2019-10-14T23:29:23+00:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

Take a stand against domestic violence

Don’t stay silent. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. In the Old Mill District, we're flying purple flags on our footbridge to help raise awareness and show our support for Saving [...]

2019-10-14T21:47:00+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Article, Events, Non-profit partner|0 Comments

Unlimited movie pass and 270-degree theater screen now in the Old Mill District!

Regal Cinemas bring its Regal Unlimited subscription service and ScreenX to Bend We love movies here in the Old Mill District. At times it seems like half our vocabulary comes via quotes from "The Princess Bride," "Pulp Fiction" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Seriously, "Thor: Ragnarok" is comedic genius.) Which is why we're so excited about [...]

2019-10-07T18:54:23+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

Upcoming Robert Plant show concludes 2019 concert season at LSA

Bend to host Led Zeppelin vocalist's only Oregon show Rock legend Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters close out the 2019 Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season in Bend on Thursday, Oct. 3, with their only Oregon show of the year. While the forecast calls for temperatures in the high 50s, please be sure to dress [...]

2019-09-27T17:30:12+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Article, Live Music|0 Comments

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 for just about any audience. For families with little ones, the Dillon Falls Day Use area is great for picnics and [...]

2019-09-13T22:47:37+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Article|0 Comments

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 levels. Here’s some of our favorite guided tours in the area as the summer winds down and fall ramps up. Tumalo [...]

2019-09-13T22:20:06+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Article|0 Comments

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 through its gates at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, and this year was no exception. Fans enjoyed more than 200 beers, ciders [...]

2019-09-09T23:01:00+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Article, Bend Brewfest|0 Comments

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 through Tumalo's main shop on 805 [...]

2019-08-26T21:10:17+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Article, Events|0 Comments

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 holiday, a sports team, a local non-profit, and community initiatives and events. Sometimes they pay homage to the gorgeous orange and [...]

2019-08-23T20:11:47+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Article|1 Comment

Thanks for an amazing Bend Brewfest!

Wow, that was pretty darn fantastic. The exact numbers are still coming in, but we're confident in saying the 2019 Bend Brewfest was the biggest beer festival we've ever put on. First, thank you to the nearly 1,000 volunteers that make this event possible. And a huge thanks to the No Line team that tapped kegs, [...]

2019-08-21T00:41:27+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Article, Bend Brewfest|0 Comments
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