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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Guided winter tours in Bend

Let the experts show you the best of Central Oregon By Beau Eastes Whether you're interested in an epic snowshoeing adventure with buddies, exploring underground lava tubes with the kiddos, or finding the best winter [...]

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Winter bike rides in Bend

Warm temperatures in January makes for great riding weather By Beau Eastes We like to ride bikes in Bend. From flowy singletrack and scenic road rides to remote gravel adventures and urban cruise routes, Bend [...]

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Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk 2020

Kick off WinterFest by sampling wines around the Old Mill District The 2020 Oregon WinterFest officially gets underway Friday, Feb. 14 with its annual Wine Walk through the Old Mill District. Join friends and neighbors [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Fall Roundup in the Old Mill District

Remodels, Special Events and Other Happenings Several businesses in the Old Mill District have reopened after extensive remodels, while others have implemented new initiatives for sustainability and more. New events are coming up, including the much-anticipated Kid’s Halloween Party on October 31.    Old Mill District Halloween Party is back [...]

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8 Great Fall Date Ideas

As the summer winds down and we head into fall, there's no better time to plan the perfect date with your loved one. Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the evenings are crisp and best enjoyed by a fire pit and [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk 2020

Kick off WinterFest by sampling wines around the Old Mill District The 2020 Oregon WinterFest officially gets underway Friday, Feb. 14 with its annual Wine Walk through the Old Mill District. Join friends and neighbors [...]

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Dutch Oven Night at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

True story, everything tastes better when it's cooked in a Dutch Oven. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe hosts its annual Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic on Wednesday, January 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. You'll learn the ins [...]

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Anthony’s launches January lobster specials

Nothing keeps the winter blues away like fresh, delicious lobster. Anthony's at the Old Mill District is rolling out a trio of lobster specials this month, available Monday through  Thursday nights. Bend's premiere seafood restaurant [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Old Mill District Year in Review

Happy New Year! As we get ready to spring into 2020, we also thought we’d take a look back at 2019. Here’s some of our favorite memories from the past year. The Bend Resilience Beer Fest raised more than $39,000 for survivors of the Camp Fire. Photo by Nate [...]

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Family Winter Escapes

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, Nordic skiing and fat bike opportunities. Want to really mix things up? Channel your inner Jack London and [...]

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Tumalo Creek Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 13 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2019 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights [...]

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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

Old Mill District Year in Review

Happy New Year! As we get ready to spring into 2020, we also thought we’d take a look back at 2019. Here’s some of our favorite memories from the past year. The Bend Resilience [...]

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Family Winter Escapes

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, Nordic skiing and [...]

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Tumalo Creek Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 13 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2019 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

I Believe I Can Fly

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a $100 Old Mill 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 they’re [...]

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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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Budding Romance

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win All of This: Two Old Mill District Silipints, two Old Mill District wildflower packets and a $20 Old Mill District gift card We're celebrating the connections that [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

SantaLand in the Old Mill District

We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 29, Santa Claus will make his way to SantaLand in the Old Mill District, located this year [...]

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Carolers in the Old Mill District

Come experience glorious sounds of local choir groups this holiday season in the Old Mill District. Throughout December we’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout our shops and restaurants. Here’s the complete [...]

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Bend’s Tree of Joy program

The Tree of Joy is a special project we're again extremely proud to be a part of. A partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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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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