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Old Mill District Blog2021-11-16T07:38:52-08:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Year-End Campaigns Enhance Central Oregon’s Future

When we give, we grow. The Old Mill District is reminded every day of the generosity abounding in Bend and Central Oregon as a whole. Throughout the year we are honored to work with and [...]

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Old Mill District Home to Mt. Bachelor Lift Ticket Pick-Up Box

Trips to ride Mt. Bachelor made easier with new touchless lift ticket kiosk installed here in the Old Mill District. In Bend the term PUB now refers to more than beer! The PUB, Pick-Up Box, [...]

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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 Tumalo [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

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 Tumalo Art Company, the Ticket Mill serves as the primary location for Old Mill District gift [...]

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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 update our shops' various 2021 Black Friday specials. (Last updated 11/23/2021) Black Friday 2021 [...]

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8 Great Fall Date Ideas

Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the air is crisp. Date Idea #1 – Movie and a dinner out Always a classic right? Fortunately, there are many ways to elevate the tried and true Bend dining experience to something totally new. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

8 Great Fall Date Ideas

Here's some of our favorite date ideas for when the days start to shorten and the air is crisp. Date Idea #1 – Movie and a dinner out Always a classic right? Fortunately, there are [...]

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Sisters Coffee Company Expands to Old Mill District

Central Oregon’s longest standing specialty coffee roaster will open its 3rd retail location in Bend's Old Mill DistrictEstablished in 1989, the local coffee roaster will be taking over the location previously operated by Strictly Organic [...]

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Labor Day Weekend in Bend

Labor Day Weekend offers three wonderful days to take advantage of the plethora of community events and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout our beautiful town. Take a peek! First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Carolers Bring The Sounds Of The Season To The Old Mill District

Vocal groups from across Central Oregon will serenade the Old Mill District in Bend with holiday favorites. Look for our holiday roving carolers this holiday season. 'Tis the season to experience the magnificent sounds of local choir groups as carolers rove the district along the river and throughout our shops [...]

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Bend, Oregon Artist’s Work Soars Through The Old Mill District

Bend painter Sheila Dunn highlights Central Oregon with a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Cascades and the Deschutes River in the 2021 Winter Art Series piece presented by the Old Mill District. For the fifth year in a row the Old Mill District in Bend has commissioned an original art [...]

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Turkey Day Ideas for a Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks to all that we hold dear. We've gathered some Turkey Day ideas on things to do in Bend. Football fans and turkey aficionados alike take note, we've got a variety of activities, entertainment and side dish ideas [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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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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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Year-End Campaigns Enhance Central Oregon’s Future

When we give, we grow. The Old Mill District is reminded every day of the generosity abounding in Bend and Central Oregon as a whole. Throughout the year we are honored to work with and [...]

READ MORE

Old Mill District Home to Mt. Bachelor Lift Ticket Pick-Up Box

Trips to ride Mt. Bachelor made easier with new touchless lift ticket kiosk installed here in the Old Mill District. In Bend the term PUB now refers to more than beer! The PUB, Pick-Up Box, [...]

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Bend Brewfest is Back!

Annual craft beer festival returns May 13-14, 2022 After a two-year absence, the Bend Brewfest returns this spring and will be held in the Old Mill District for two days, May 13-14, 2022. The second-largest [...]

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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

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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Special 2019 Bend Holiday Movie Screenings

Ballet, opera, classic films and more highlight upcoming film calendar at Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX One of Bend’s emerging holiday traditions is happening right now at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Percy A. Stevens – Bend’s First Casualty of the Great War

Bend High grad was one of 14 local men who died in World War I As we honor veterans on Veterans Day, we look back at Bend's first casualty of the Great War, the end [...]

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Fall 2019 arts, lectures and events

Cultural happenings in Bend and beyond There’s always something going on in Bend during the fall, from History Pubs and poetry workshops to visiting scholars and art talks. The arts, history, culture - they're all [...]

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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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