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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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It’s huckleberry season at Anthony’s!

It's fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means it's time to indulge in huckleberries at Anthony's at the Old Mill District! Here's some of  the deliciousness that's being served along the Deschutes at Anthony's. Huckleberry [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Ginger’s taps into new cooking oils

Longtime Old Mill District kitchenware store ads olive oils and vinegars on tap By: KM Collins Ginger's Kitchenware is tapping into a whole new world of products. The longtime Old Mill District cooking and kitchenware destination has added premium Olivelle olive oil and vinegars, available on tap, to its store [...]

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Sweet Tooth caters to the kid in all of us

New owners bring fresh energy to Old Mill District candy shop By: KM Collins Give your taste buds what they want at Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe, which provides succulent snacks and a confectionery smorgasbord for patrons who’ve burned innumerable calories walking, paddling, biking and shopping in the Old Mill District. [...]

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Fitness deals and events in the Old Mill District

This summer, let the Old Mill District's fitness studios help you hit your fitness goals. Whether you're looking to climb South Sisters for the first time or just want to feel better walking along the Deschutes River Trail, we've got you covered. Here's some of the fantastic spring/summer fitness deals [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

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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Café Yumm! now features cauliflower rice

Healthy favorite to introduce a low-carb option for summer Café Yumm! in the Old Mill District has announced that guests can now request cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice in any signature Yumm! Bowl, Yumm! [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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Bend Brewfest beers highlights

Big beers, little beers, exclusive beers and collaboration beers highlight Brewfest's 2019 tap list The 2019 Bend Brewfest on Aug. 15-17 is fast approaching and we're once again overwhelmed with the number of fantastic craft beers that'll be pouring at this year's festival. Here's a quick look at some of [...]

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Kindred Spirits: Market of Choice and Oregon Craft Brewers

Oregon grocer partners with the Bend Brewfest Home to more than 280 craft breweries, Oregon produces more than 1 million barrels of craft beer each year, which contributes $1.9 billion to the state’s economy. “Oregon’s food and beverage industries are vibrant and dynamic, and we are proud to champion small [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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Les Schwab Amphitheater leading the way in sustainability

Bend amphitheater's efforts have reduced waste by 50 percent The Take Note Initiative, the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District's award-winning sustainability program in partnership with Monqui Presents, is back for a fourth year. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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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 [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

U.S. Capitol Tree headed to Bend

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. The holiday tree that represents the hope, goodwill and spirit of the United States people is headed to Bend this November. Every year, a [...]

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Find a better way to get around Bend

Commute Options, champions of healthy transportation choices There’s always something going on in Bend during the summer and fall months – Bend Brewfest, concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Munch & Music, Little Woody – [...]

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New parks in Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve and Rockbridge Park now open Nestled along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, which opened in December 2017, is composed of 184 acres of former private [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

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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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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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Memorial Plaques along the Deschutes

Celebrating Central Oregon's pioneering spirits You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the Deschutes River or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Les Schwab Amphitheater when [...]

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The History of the Smokestacks

Everyone is always asking about the Old Mill District's iconic smokestacks. Here's the story: An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and the new. The first two smokestacks [...]

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