Old Mill District Blog2019-01-02T05:36:50+00:00

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

WreckTangle Open for the Summer

The Woodward WreckTangle is officially open for the summer in the Old Mill District. A ninja obstacle challenge for kids and adults alike, the WreckTangle is partner project with Mt. Bachelor and Woodward, an experiential [...]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t let them fool you, Dads love to be celebrated, too. Father’s Day is soon upon  us – it’s this Sunday, June 16! – and we’ve got some suggestions to help you share the love [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Sweet Tooth caters to the kid in all of us

New owners bring fresh energy to Old Mill District candy shop By: KM Collins Give your taste buds what they want at Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe, which provides succulent snacks and a confectionery smorgasbord for patrons who’ve burned innumerable calories walking, paddling, biking and shopping in the Old Mill District. [...]

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Fitness deals and events in the Old Mill District

This summer, let the Old Mill District's fitness studios help you hit your fitness goals. Whether you're looking to climb South Sisters for the first time or just want to feel better walking along the Deschutes River Trail, we've got you covered. Here's some of the fantastic spring/summer fitness deals [...]

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Saxon’s adds new jewelry line

John Hardy designs now available in the Old Mill District Saxon's Fine Jewelers in the Old Mill District is now carrying John Hardy, a sustainable line of jewelry created by Canadian artist John Hardy in 1975 dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Bali jewelry makers. For more than 40 [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

It’s patio season in the Old Mill District

It's almost concert season! Jason Isbell and Father John Misty kick off the Les Schwab Amphitheater's 2019 summer show schedule on Sunday, June 9. And while nothing beats seeing live music in person, catching the energy [...]

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Anthony’s serving famed Copper River salmon for limited time

Anthony's at the Old Mill District just received its first shipment of salmon from Alaska's famed Copper River this spring.   Born free and caught wild, Copper River King, Sockey and Coho salmon are deep [...]

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Chef Spotlight: Anthony’s Gavin Bartlett

A passion for food and community drive Anthony's head chef Anthony’s at the Old Mill District head chef Gavin Bartlett got his first taste of the restaurant industry when he was 16, washing dishes for [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Fitness deals and events in the Old Mill District

This summer, let the Old Mill District's fitness studios help you hit your fitness goals. Whether you're looking to climb South Sisters for the first time or just want to feel better walking along the Deschutes River Trail, we've got you covered. Here's some of the fantastic spring/summer fitness deals [...]

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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 Misty. How about a blast from the past with the B-52's, OMD and Berlin?!! Looking [...]

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Spring Museum Exhibits

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon   HIGH DESERT MUSEUM The Beauty of the Wild: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini Through June 23 Free with admission to museum April Coppini is renowned for her ability to breathe life into depictions of the Pacific Northwest’s wild [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

The Avett Brothers roll into Bend this August

The Avett Brothers With special guest Lake Street Dive August 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 6 p.m. General admission $55. Service fees not [...]

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Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 tour headed to Bend

Slightly Stoopid With special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and HIRIE June 13 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon Doors open at 4:30 pm., show starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission $38. Service fees [...]

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Rebelution to make Les Schwab Amphitheater debut

Rebelution At the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon on June 23 With special guests Collie Buddz, Durand Jones & The Indications, and DJ Mackle Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Spring Museum Exhibits

Seasonal history, science and art exhibits on display in Central Oregon   HIGH DESERT MUSEUM The Beauty of the Wild: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini Through June 23 Free with admission to museum April Coppini [...]

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Youth camps in Bend nurture various passions

 It’s good to be a kid in Central Oregon From forest school to acting classes and cycling programs to paddle clinics, the summer months are the perfect time for kids of all ages to find [...]

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The Bend area’s top 5 family festivals

From magical balloon rides and outdoor concerts to adventures on the river and old-fashioned fun at the fair, summers in Central Oregon are family-tastic! 1 – Balloons Over Bend/Children’s Festival, July 26-28 Three full days [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

U.S. Capitol Tree headed to Bend

“People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. The holiday tree that represents the hope, goodwill and spirit of the United States people is headed to Bend this November. Every year, a [...]

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Find a better way to get around Bend

Commute Options, champions of healthy transportation choices There’s always something going on in Bend during the summer and fall months – Bend Brewfest, concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Munch & Music, Little Woody – [...]

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New parks in Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve and Rockbridge Park now open Nestled along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, which opened in December 2017, is composed of 184 acres of former private [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month

The Old Mill District is dotted with 11 historic buildings that highlight Bend’s lumber heyday Honoring and preserving the history of Bend’s lumber past has been a core value of the Old Mill District and [...]

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Environmental groups partner on project in the Old Mill District

Local partnership leads to new duck nests With a little help from Ducks Unlimited and Mountain View High School’s Future Farmers of America club, the Old Mill District hopes to be a little more duck [...]

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High Desert Food & Farm Alliance connects farmers with consumers

A better, more collaborative food system Food and community are the heart of the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance’s mission. Now collaborating with Old Mill District, the HDFFA works as a liaison between Central [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

Special screenings of WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Back by popular demand, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to bring Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old," to cinemas, presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D. Jackson's [...]

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Best of the blog 2018

Before we jump headfirst into 2019, we're taking some time to reflect on the past year. Specifically, we're looking at what were our most popular blog posts in 2018. What were folks most curious about [...]

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Historical Preservation in the Old Mill District

11 historic buildings reside in the Old Mill District Historic preservation is near and dear to our hears here at the Old Mill District. For nearly a century, timber production was the unchallenged king in [...]

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