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Old Mill District Blog2019-11-19T23:30:50-08:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Valentine’s Day 2021

6 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 [...]

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Tumalo Art Co. January Show

"Where in the World" exhibit held over through January If you didn't get to catch Tumalo Art Co.'s wonderful "Where in the World" group show in December, you're in luck as the exhibit has been [...]

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Central Oregon Winter Rides: Maston

One of Central Oregon's best-known secrets is that despite being a world-class ski area, we're also a great place to ride bikes year round. A fantastic and fairly new spot for winter mountain biking is [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Tumalo Art Co. January Show

"Where in the World" exhibit held over through January If you didn't get to catch Tumalo Art Co.'s wonderful "Where in the World" group show in December, you're in luck as the exhibit has been extended through January 2021. The show is a celebration of where Tumalo Art Co. artists [...]

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Nashelle returns for the holidays!

Bend jewelry store to host winter pop-up shop Just in time for the holiday season, the Old Mill District is thrilled to welcome back Nashelle, a Bend-based sustainable jewelry brand. Nashelle’s pop-up store, located at 330 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 120 between Naked Winery and Avalon Salon & Spa, will [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District hires new head chef

Ian Jensen's background includes restaurant stints in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Northwest Anthony’s Restaurants is very excited to introduce Ian Jensen as the new head chef for Anthony's at the Old Mill District. Jensen’s [...]

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Old Mill District July Roundup

Music at Greg's, new business openings, and community engagement from Ben & Jerry's highlight latest OMD news Summer is in full swing in the Old Mill District as guests enjoy the restaurants, retail shops and [...]

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Copper River Salmon back at Anthony’s for a limited time

Anthony's at the Old Mill District just received its first shipment of salmon from Alaska's famed Copper River this spring. Born free and caught wild, Copper River King and Sockeye salmon are deep in color [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Ideas for an epic Valentine’s Day in Bend

Happy Valentine's Week! Yep, depending on when you're reading this, there's just seven days - or less - to come up with a little something special for that special someone in your life. Don't fret, we've got some ideas for you! Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk, Feb 14 from 5-8 p.m.: [...]

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Bend Brewfest applications to open Feb. 1

Annual Bend, Oregon beer festival is scheduled for August 13-15 The annual Bend Brewfest will begin accepting brewery applications on Feb. 1 for participation in its 2020 event, held August 13-15 this year at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Each summer, more than 70 breweries share their unique creations with over [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Les Schwab Amphitheater 2019 concert schedule filling up

Thirteen shows scheduled! We're getting crazy excited for the 2019 summer concert lineup at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Interested in two of the country's most thoughtful and introspective singer-songwriters? Hello Jason Isbell and Father John [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Get Outdoors Together

The couple that rides, skies and paddles together, stays together. In Bend, the perfect day date often includes a little bit of dirt and snow. Here's a couple of our favorite winter outdoor date ideas: [...]

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Winter Activities & Escapes in Bend, Oregon

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland if you are looking for things to do during the winter, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers [...]

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Back to School Shopping in 2020

Supply lists look a bit different in the time of online learning There's no getting around it, school this fall in Bend and Central Oregon will be a complete changeup from anything we've seen before. But [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

From One Star to Another

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win Dinner for Two at Hola!, Two Tickets to One of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Old Mill District Full Moon Paddle Tours, and a $100 Old Mill [...]

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To a Life Uncorked

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a Bottle of Wine from Va Piano Vineyards & Naked Winery. Plus, Two Wine Glasses and a Bottle of Wine from Ginger's Kitchenware We're celebrating the connections [...]

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Don’t Stop Believing

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a $100 OLD MILL DISTRICT GIFT CARD We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re fun, they’re original, and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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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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Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy project for 2020 is still being planned. Check back later for more info! The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A [...]

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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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