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Old Mill District Blog2022-06-14T09:59:05-07:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]

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Hello Sunshine

Local boutique bright spot in the Old Mill District for five years. When Larie Borden thought about opening a boutique a few years back, she found herself drawn to the Old Mill District—and the opportunity [...]

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A Little Something to Generate Big Smiles!

For the teachers, the graduates, the loved ones or just because, Old Mill District Gift Cards are the perfect present. Concert tickets, seafood dinner, stand up paddle boarding, organic cotton tees, fancy coffee or happy [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections, especially during First Friday Art Walk Festivities return Friday, June 3 from 3-6 p.m. - Enjoy art in the heart of Bend! (Last updated 5.30.22) This month First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is bigger than ever! [...]

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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated May 16, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already scoped out Mt. Bachelor's riding options and Closing Party details, so we're here to help [...]

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Family-Friendly Bend Activities

It's time to make memories (Updated Mar. 8, 2022) A belief close to our hearts is that family time outside is important and irreplaceable. Lucky for us, Central Oregon offers plenty in the way of family-friendly activities for all ages, ensuring your time in Bend is fulfilling, memorable and safe. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

A Little Something to Generate Big Smiles!

For the teachers, the graduates, the loved ones or just because, Old Mill District Gift Cards are the perfect present. Concert tickets, seafood dinner, stand up paddle boarding, organic cotton tees, fancy coffee or happy [...]

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Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]

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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated May 16, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated May 16, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already scoped out Mt. Bachelor's riding options and Closing Party details, so we're here to help [...]

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Outdoor Yoga is Flowing Back into the Old Mill District

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play in Bend announces the long-awaited return of outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is the union of mind and body, and in this spirit of union, our friends at Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play invite all to come together this summer on the [...]

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Calling All Foodies!

NeighborImpact's annual pub-crawl-meets-progressive-dinner event returns to downtown Bend. Join NeighborImpact on Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the popular celebration of our local culinary scene in support of their efforts to represent and serve economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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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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LSA Locals’ Deal at the Ticket Mill

Buy concert tickets at the Ticket Mill 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 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]

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First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections, especially during First Friday Art Walk Festivities return Friday, June 3 from 3-6 p.m. - Enjoy art in the heart of Bend! (Last updated 5.30.22) [...]

READ MORE

Culinary Accompaniment

It's backyard BBQ season in Central Oregon! This summer, surprise your friends when you show up to the BBQ offering these new recipes from the flavor wizards at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill [...]

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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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