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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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An important message from the Old Mill District

To our friends, partners and guests: The Old Mill District and Les Schwab Amphitheater are closely monitoring COVID-19 with the health and safety of our community first and foremost in all our decision making. Adjusted [...]

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You Can Never Watch Too Many Sunsets

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a Chance to Receive a $50 Gift Card to Hello Sunshine AND a $50 Gift Card to Anthony's We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Small Business Saturday in the Old Mill District

Great deals from the Old Mill District's many locally owned stores and shops CycleBar Bend: Get a 6-month membership for $599, available November 25 – December 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play: Take 20% off all retail and equipment from Monday, November 25 to Monday, December 2. This [...]

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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 Black Friday specials. Fitness Offerings on Thanksgiving Day CycleBar: 7:45 [...]

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Hill City coming to the Old Mill District

Bend's Athleta is one of only seven stores nationwide to carry Gap's new active wear brand for men Starting this Thursday, Oct. 24, Athleta in the Old Mill District will feature select items from Hill City, a new brand of men's active wear from their parent company, Gap Inc. One [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Ginger’s taps into new cooking oils

Longtime Old Mill District kitchenware store ads olive oils and vinegars on tap By: KM Collins Ginger's Kitchenware is tapping into a whole new world of products. The longtime Old Mill District cooking and kitchenware [...]

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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, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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Oregon WinterFest Wine Walk 2020

Kick off WinterFest by sampling wines around the Old Mill District The 2020 Oregon WinterFest officially gets underway Friday, Feb. 14 with its annual Wine Walk through the Old Mill District. Join friends and neighbors for a fun soiree, as participating businesses in the Old Mill District offer samples of [...]

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Dutch Oven Night at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

True story, everything tastes better when it's cooked in a Dutch Oven. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe hosts its annual Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic on Wednesday, January 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. You'll learn the ins and outs of Dutch Oven cooking from the experts AND sample some of their favorite [...]

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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

Old Mill District Year in Review

Happy New Year! As we get ready to spring into 2020, we also thought we’d take a look back at 2019. Here’s some of our favorite memories from the past year. The Bend Resilience [...]

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Family Winter Escapes

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers a multitude of tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, Nordic skiing and [...]

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Tumalo Creek Holiday Lights Paddle Parade

It's a Bend holiday tradition like none other. Join us Friday, Dec. 13 for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's 2019 Holiday Lights Paddle Parade and the opening night of the store's annual holiday sale! Every [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Pie Think I Love You

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a Savory Spice Gift Box & Pie Baking Accessories ($150 value) We're celebrating the connections that tie us all together with a series of Love Letters. They’re [...]

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I Believe I Can Fly

It's Love Letter Day! Enter to Win a $100 Old Mill 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 they’re [...]

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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

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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Memorial Plaques along the Deschutes

Celebrating Central Oregon's pioneering spirits You may have been jogging down one of the many trails by the Deschutes River or playing around with your dog on the lawn at the Les Schwab Amphitheater when [...]

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