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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Beauty Services Have Returned to Sephora

Happening At Sephora in the Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon Let's be real, all businesses and restaurants have been affected in one way or another due to Covid-19. The pandemic forced businesses to get creative [...]

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Welcome Rapa Nui tiki bar!

New cocktail lounge highlights news from the Old Mill District in March Also, visit Anthony’s for its Oyster Festival, take a spin through the Old Mill District via Wheel Fun Rentals, and relax and enjoy [...]

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Family-Friendly Bend Activities

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned during the pandemic, it’s that family time outside the house isn’t to be taken for granted. So, if you’re planning a trip to Bend this spring break, don’t [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Tumalo Art Co. January Show

"Where in the World" exhibit held over through January If you didn't get to catch Tumalo Art Co.'s wonderful "Where in the World" group show in December, you're in luck as the exhibit has been extended through January 2021. The show is a celebration of where Tumalo Art Co. artists [...]

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Nashelle returns for the holidays!

Bend jewelry store to host winter pop-up shop Just in time for the holiday season, the Old Mill District is thrilled to welcome back Nashelle, a Bend-based sustainable jewelry brand. Nashelle’s pop-up store, located at 330 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 120 between Evoke Winery and Avalon Salon & Spa, will [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Valentine’s Day 2021

7 ways to celebrate how your relationship survived 2020 Alright, you and your partner survived the fire and brimstone that was 2020. Might we suggest a few ways to celebrate your love and affection this [...]

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Oysters are back at Anthony’s!

Celebrate Anthony's Oyster Homecoming Oysters are making their return to Anthony's menus starting this week! With the waters becoming cooler, Anthony's is excited to bring back these fresh bivalves of Puget Sound!  Bend's premiere seafood [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Staycation celebration with Wheel Fun

Bike rentals now available every day in the Old Mill District Watch out world, Wheel Fun Bike Rentals is up and running for the spring and summer in Bend! There’s not a better way to explore the trails along the Deschutes River than Wheel Fun’s four-wheel surrey bikes, a perfect [...]

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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 of Central Oregonians. For almost every show at the Amphitheater, approximately 300 tickets are available [...]

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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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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

Hey little bear, I love you

Valentine's Day ideas for parents From heart-shaped pancakes and pink Rice Krispies treats to hidden notes in lunchboxes and good-morning flowers, there's more than one way to brighten your kid's day on Valentine's. We've got [...]

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Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon this winter So you're headed to the Bend area this winter for a long weekend in the snow, congrats! We're guessing [...]

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Central Oregon Winter Rides: Maston

One of Central Oregon's best-known secrets is that despite being a world-class ski area, we're also a great place to ride bikes year round. A fantastic and fairly new spot for winter mountain biking is [...]

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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

SantaLand planning for 2020 is still under way. Check back later for more details. We love the Man in Red in Bend. After flying in on an AirLink helicopter on Friday, Nov. 29, Santa Claus [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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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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