Loading...
Old Mill District Blog2022-12-13T13:15:59-08:00

LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN BEND? WE HAVE PLENTY OF IDEAS AND BEND ACTIVITIES TO SHARE WITH YOU.

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Athletically hip apparel only at lululemon

Find designs curated by athletes and sweat-minded people, for athletes and sweat-minded people only at lululemon in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. (last updated January 23, 2023) Founded in Vancouver, Canada in [...]

READ MORE

Savory Spice Shop: Your One-Stop Shop to Elevate Your Cooking in Bend, OR

The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice 'n Easy! Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice [...]

READ MORE

Native Artists Create Works for New Exhibition at High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum to immerse visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries. For many Native communities throughout the High Desert, what constitutes art [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Savory Spice Shop: Your One-Stop Shop to Elevate Your Cooking in Bend, OR

The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice 'n Easy! Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice location in Newport Beach, California during the holiday season. “You will love this store!” she [...]

READ MORE

Trading Spaces

The Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon is getting a refresh as two of our largest retailers trade spaces this winter. Vanilla Urban Threads, a boutique women’s and men’s clothing store that’s been a staple in the district since 2005, and City Home, the Old Mill District’s home furnishing and [...]

READ MORE

Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Bend, Oregon (Last updated Jan. 4, 2023) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already perused the alpine and Nordic skiing trail maps at Mt. Bachelor and made note [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

It’s Christmas Time in Bend’s Old Mill District

While the merry bells keep ringing, happy holiday to you with extended shopping hours at some of our stores The Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon is no stranger to the holiday hustle. We've [...]

READ MORE

Anthony’s Restaurant Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Budd Gould, founder of Anthony’s Restaurants, was honored by the Washington Hospitality Association with the Jerry Burtenshaw Lifetime Achievement Award. Anthony’s Restaurants is a family-owned group of restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest, of which [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Trading Spaces

The Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon is getting a refresh as two of our largest retailers trade spaces this winter. Vanilla Urban Threads, a boutique women’s and men’s clothing store that’s been a staple in the district since 2005, and City Home, the Old Mill District’s home furnishing and [...]

READ MORE

Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Bend, Oregon (Last updated Jan. 4, 2023) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already perused the alpine and Nordic skiing trail maps at Mt. Bachelor and made note [...]

READ MORE

Old Mill District Shines Light On This Year’s Memorable Moments

As the calendar turns from 2022 to 2023, we reflect on the relationships made, accomplishments achieved and the moments that brought a smile to our faces here in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. This, and all the ways in which the shop and restaurant owners, studio managers, [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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 [...]

READ MORE

Rock Star Weekend in Bend

It’s time. The weather is prime. Hop, skip, jump, or rather, bike, hike, fly on over and spend the weekend in Bend! We’ve got everything you need to take you from the bottom to the [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Athletically hip apparel only at lululemon

Find designs curated by athletes and sweat-minded people, for athletes and sweat-minded people only at lululemon in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. (last updated January 23, 2023) Founded in Vancouver, Canada in [...]

READ MORE

Savory Spice Shop: Your One-Stop Shop to Elevate Your Cooking in Bend, OR

The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice 'n Easy! Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice [...]

READ MORE

Native Artists Create Works for New Exhibition at High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum to immerse visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries. For many Native communities throughout the High Desert, what constitutes art [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

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 [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Athletically hip apparel only at lululemon

Find designs curated by athletes and sweat-minded people, for athletes and sweat-minded people only at lululemon in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. (last updated January 23, 2023) Founded in Vancouver, Canada in [...]

READ MORE

Savory Spice Shop: Your One-Stop Shop to Elevate Your Cooking in Bend, OR

The Old Mill District is home to Savory Spice Shop known for making all meals Spice 'n Easy! Years ago, at the urging of his mother, Matthew Perry (above) visited his first Savory Spice [...]

READ MORE

Native Artists Create Works for New Exhibition at High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum to immerse visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries. For many Native communities throughout the High Desert, what constitutes art [...]

READ MORE

old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Family Kitchen: Bend’s long-standing free meal program

Serving more meals than ever before. Guided by the belief that nobody should go hungry, Bend's Family Kitchen has been providing free, nutritious meals to anyone in need in a safe and caring environment [...]

READ MORE

From Timber To Tourism

History of the Old Mill District For almost 100 years, timber production defined Bend, with most of it taking place along the stretch of the Deschutes now occupied by the Old Mill District. The [...]

READ MORE

2021 You Gave Us A Good Run!

The Old Mill District in Bend, OR celebrates the memorable moments of 2021. As we reflect on the events of last year and what our folks endured and accomplished – shop and restaurant owners, [...]

READ MORE

SIGN UP FOR EMAILS

Subscribe to get the latest on Bend shops, restaurants, and things to do.

Go to Top