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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District hires new head chef

Ian Jensen's background includes restaurant stints in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Northwest Anthony’s Restaurants is very excited to introduce Ian Jensen as the new head chef for Anthony's at the Old Mill District. Jensen’s [...]

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Our favorite family hikes in Central Oregon

Majestic waterfalls, pristine lakes and riverside trails await along some of our favorite family-friendly hikes in Central Oregon 1 – Proxy Falls, 28 miles west of Sisters on Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass) A short hike [...]

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Fitness Studios Offering Outdoor Classes

Outdoor yoga, fitness and HIIT workouts available throughout the Old Mill District Taking advantage of the gorgeous Bend summer while also adhering to new state of Oregon health precautions, the Old Mill District's various fitness [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Old Mill District July Roundup

Music at Greg's, new business openings, and community engagement from Ben & Jerry's highlight latest OMD news Summer is in full swing in the Old Mill District as guests enjoy the restaurants, retail shops and outdoor activities the area has to offer. With a range of health and safety measures [...]

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Lush is opening July 9 in the Old Mill District!

Store offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath products While we continue to navigate these ongoing uncertain times together, Lush is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Bend store; a brand new space for the company as it continues to re-open stores across North America following Covid-19 [...]

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Somewhere That’s Green plant shop opening in the Old Mill District!

Innovative store will offer plants, products and workshops beginning in early July  A leader in urban greenification in Central Oregon, the plant shop Somewhere That’s Green is opening a new storefront in Bend’s Old Mill District. Somewhere That’s Green will be located at 661 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1301, next to [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Old Mill District Restaurants Begin Re-Opening

Bend restaurants move forward with thoughtful business plans based on Phase I of Oregon’s re-opening plan  Multiple restaurants in Bend’s Old Mill District have announced plans to re-open for sit down service with all appropriate [...]

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Kona Mix Plate, a family affair

A Slice of Paradise in the High Desert Currently open for takeout and to-go orders Words and photos by Gwen Shoemaker For nearly a decade, Kona Mix Plate has been serving up a taste of [...]

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Takeout and delivery options in the Old Mill District

Grab meals to-go or have the sent right to your door from Old Mill District restaurants Restaurants in the Old Mill District are offering a variety of takeout, delivery and curbside services during these unprecedented [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Ideas for an epic Valentine’s Day in Bend

Happy Valentine's Week! Yep, depending on when you're reading this, there's just seven days - or less - to come up with a little something special for that special someone in your life. Don't fret, we've got some ideas for you! Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk, Feb 14 from 5-8 p.m.: [...]

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Bend Brewfest applications to open Feb. 1

Annual Bend, Oregon beer festival is scheduled for August 13-15 The annual Bend Brewfest will begin accepting brewery applications on Feb. 1 for participation in its 2020 event, held August 13-15 this year at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Each summer, more than 70 breweries share their unique creations with over [...]

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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

Fitness Studios Offering Outdoor Classes

Outdoor yoga, fitness and HIIT workouts available throughout the Old Mill District Taking advantage of the gorgeous Bend summer while also adhering to new state of Oregon health precautions, the Old Mill District's various fitness [...]

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Old Mill District July Roundup

Music at Greg's, new business openings, and community engagement from Ben & Jerry's highlight latest OMD news Summer is in full swing in the Old Mill District as guests enjoy the restaurants, retail shops and [...]

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Let it fly with Deep Canyon Outfitters

Take the fly fishing trip of a lifetime No one knows Central Oregon’s rivers and lakes like Deep Canyon Outfitters. The guiding and outfitting arm of Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District, Deep [...]

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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

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

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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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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