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

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Celebrate Independent Cinema

19th Annual BendFilm Festival One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World Once again, our friends at BendFilm Festival celebrate independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who [...]

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RÜFÜS DU SOL to make first Bend appearance

Hayden Homes Amphitheater finishes 2022 season on a high note! International electronic dance music superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL conclude the 2022 Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert schedule with their first appearance in Bend on Sunday, [...]

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Amplify Your Weekend in Bend

Enhance your escape to Bend with electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater! Set your sights on a fall adventure in Bend, Oregon and find yourself surrounded by cascade lakes, plentiful happy hour patios and [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Vanilla Urban Threads Summer Pop Up Shop

Local boutique to host weekly pop up shop in Bend’s Old Mill District! Here's The Scoop: This summer, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vanilla Urban Threads will host a summer pop up shop, dubbed The Scoop, in the space next to their store at the south end [...]

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Art in the Heart of Bend

The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections. The Old Mill District his home to incredible art studios and galleries whose artists and creators continue to inspire the broader community. Located in the “Little Red Shed” on the south end of the district you’ll find Amejko Artistry and [...]

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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 to sell locally crafted, handmade items in one of Bend’s best shopping corridors. “People want [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]

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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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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-carrotEVENTS

RÜFÜS DU SOL to make first Bend appearance

Hayden Homes Amphitheater finishes 2022 season on a high note! International electronic dance music superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL conclude the 2022 Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert schedule with their first appearance in Bend on Sunday, Oct. 2. Start planning your trip to see their only Oregon show now! Cocktails: Rapa [...]

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Amplify Your Weekend in Bend

Enhance your escape to Bend with electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater! Set your sights on a fall adventure in Bend, Oregon and find yourself surrounded by cascade lakes, plentiful happy hour patios and electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater enhanced by artists like Flume, Wilco and electro-pop stars LANY [...]

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Old Mill District Raises Fitness Bar

Barre3 Bend Finds a Home in the Historic Mill A Building For nearly a decade, Alisha Wiater has been an advocate for barre group fitness classes. She signed up for her first Barre3 class in 2013, instantly fell in love, and took over the Barre3 Bend studio when the [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated August 26, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've [...]

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Central Oregon Mastersingers Live in Concert

Bend choral group announces free spring concerts Central Oregon Mastersingers, under the direction of Christian Clark, present Johannes Brahms powerful masterpiece Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Sunday, Apr 10 at 4 p.m. and Monday, [...]

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Tower Theatre Foundation Presents The Filharmonic

Our community partner and downtown Bend's historic performing arts venue, the Tower Theatre, has much to sing about! Six-member vocal group The Filharmonic showcase their a cappella prowess during the modified Bend A Cappella Festival [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Celebrate Independent Cinema

19th Annual BendFilm Festival One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World Once again, our friends at BendFilm Festival celebrate independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who [...]

READ MORE

RÜFÜS DU SOL to make first Bend appearance

Hayden Homes Amphitheater finishes 2022 season on a high note! International electronic dance music superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL conclude the 2022 Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert schedule with their first appearance in Bend on Sunday, [...]

READ MORE

Amplify Your Weekend in Bend

Enhance your escape to Bend with electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater! Set your sights on a fall adventure in Bend, Oregon and find yourself surrounded by cascade lakes, plentiful happy hour patios and [...]

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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

Celebrate Independent Cinema

19th Annual BendFilm Festival One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World Once again, our friends at BendFilm Festival celebrate independent films and the risky, passionate, rugged and brilliant people who [...]

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RÜFÜS DU SOL to make first Bend appearance

Hayden Homes Amphitheater finishes 2022 season on a high note! International electronic dance music superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL conclude the 2022 Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert schedule with their first appearance in Bend on Sunday, [...]

READ MORE

Amplify Your Weekend in Bend

Enhance your escape to Bend with electric moments at Hayden Homes Amphitheater! Set your sights on a fall adventure in Bend, Oregon and find yourself surrounded by cascade lakes, plentiful happy hour patios and [...]

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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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