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Old Mill District Blog2022-06-14T09:59:05-07:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Top Things to Do Over Fourth of July Weekend in Bend, Oregon

Find Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Over the 4th of July Weekend. And Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! Last updated (6/20/2022) With traditions like the famed Pet [...]

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Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]

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Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Family-Friendly Bend Activities

It's time to make memories (Updated Mar. 8, 2022) A belief close to our hearts is that family time outside is important and irreplaceable. Lucky for us, Central Oregon offers plenty in the way of family-friendly activities for all ages, ensuring your time in Bend is fulfilling, memorable and safe. [...]

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#OptOutside with REI

Your one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure in our Pacific Northwest wonderland How lucky are we to live in an area where mountain peaks line the horizon and world-renown recreation awaits mere miles from our front door? Our friends at REI love to get outside and play, too, and they know first-hand [...]

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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, studio managers, sales associates, janitorial service, security team – one word keeps coming to mind: inspired. [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Three-Day Weekend in Bend

How your family can get the most out of 72 hours in Central Oregon (Last updated May 16, 2022) So you're headed to the Bend area for a long weekend, congrats! We're guessing you've already [...]

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Calling All Foodies!

NeighborImpact's annual pub-crawl-meets-progressive-dinner event returns to downtown Bend. Join NeighborImpact on Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the popular celebration of our local culinary scene in support of their efforts to [...]

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Family-Friendly Bend Activities

It's time to make memories (Updated Mar. 8, 2022) A belief close to our hearts is that family time outside is important and irreplaceable. Lucky for us, Central Oregon offers plenty in the way of [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

Outdoor Yoga is Flowing Back into the Old Mill District

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play in Bend announces the long-awaited return of outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is the union of mind and body, and in this spirit of union, our friends at Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play invite all to come together this summer on the [...]

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Calling All Foodies!

NeighborImpact's annual pub-crawl-meets-progressive-dinner event returns to downtown Bend. Join NeighborImpact on Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the popular celebration of our local culinary scene in support of their efforts to represent and serve economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated [...]

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Summer youth camps in Bend nurture various passions

It’s good to be a kid in Central Oregon during the summer (Last updated 4.4.22) 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 a new passion or fully embrace the awesomeness that [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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 [...]

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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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Upcoming Robert Plant show concludes 2019 concert season at LSA

Bend to host Led Zeppelin vocalist's only Oregon show Rock legend Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters close out the 2019 Les Schwab Amphitheater concert season in Bend on Thursday, Oct. 3, with their [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Top Things to Do Over Fourth of July Weekend in Bend, Oregon

Find Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Over the 4th of July Weekend. And Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! Last updated (6/20/2022) With traditions like the famed Pet [...]

READ MORE

Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]

READ MORE

Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotCONTESTS + COMMUNITIES

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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Ride Like the Wind

It's Love Letter Week! Enter to Win a $50 REI Gift Certificate 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 from [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHOLIDAYS

Top Things to Do Over Fourth of July Weekend in Bend, Oregon

Find Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Over the 4th of July Weekend. And Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! Last updated (6/20/2022) With traditions like the famed Pet [...]

READ MORE

Foodies Unite!

Kara’s Kitchenware has something for novice and expert chefs alike. Kara’s Kitchenware provides a shopping experience for anyone searching for anything ‘kitchen’. Here you’ll find well-known brands of tools, gadgets and utensils to assist your culinary [...]

READ MORE

Tasty Plates for the Little Tykes

Family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon offer food for kids of all ages. One of the many things we love about the restaurants in Bend and around the Old Mill District is that they offer thoughtful [...]

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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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The History of the Smokestacks

Everyone is always asking about the Old Mill District's iconic smokestacks. Here's the story: An iconic landmark of Bend’s past, the smokestacks have come to represent the old and the new. The first two smokestacks [...]

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