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

old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

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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Tumalo Art Co. March Show

“A Still Moment” March Group Show at Tumalo Art Co. Rest. Breathe. Take in the quiet. Our artists interpret the theme, “A Still Moment”, for the March group show at Tumalo Art Co. opening Friday, [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotSHOPPING + SPECIALS

Back to School Shopping in 2020

Supply lists look a bit different in the time of online learning There's no getting around it, school this fall in Bend and Central Oregon will be a complete changeup from anything we've seen before. But students still need to be set up for success with their new online and virtual [...]

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Hoppy times at the Ticket Mill

Get craft beer, pint glasses koozies, apparel, stickers and more in the Old Mill District during August While there's no Bend Brewfest this year - yes, we've shed a few tears into pints of RPM and Sweet As - that doesn't mean you can celebrate the awesomeness of Central Oregon's [...]

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Fitness Studios Offering Outdoor Classes

Outdoor yoga, fitness and HIIT workouts available throughout the Old Mill District Taking advantage of the gorgeous Bend summer while also adhering to new state of Oregon health precautions, the Old Mill District's various fitness studios are now offering multiple classes outside. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play: A [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District hires new head chef

Ian Jensen's background includes restaurant stints in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Northwest Anthony’s Restaurants is very excited to introduce Ian Jensen as the new head chef for Anthony's at the Old Mill District. Jensen’s [...]

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Old Mill District July Roundup

Music at Greg's, new business openings, and community engagement from Ben & Jerry's highlight latest OMD news Summer is in full swing in the Old Mill District as guests enjoy the restaurants, retail shops and [...]

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Copper River Salmon back at Anthony’s for a 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 and Sockeye salmon are deep in color [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

Les Schwab Amphitheater leading the way in sustainability

Bend amphitheater's efforts have reduced waste by 50 percent The Take Note Initiative, the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District's award-winning sustainability program in partnership with Monqui Presents, is back for a fourth year. [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

Celebrating Halloween Amid a Global Pandemic

by Sheila G. Miller A Twist on a Family Favorite Event in the Old Mill District COVID-19 ruined plenty of plans in 2020. The Old Mill District knew it couldn’t let the public down on [...]

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Get Outdoors Together

The couple that rides, skies and paddles together, stays together. In Bend, the perfect day date often includes a little bit of dirt and snow. Here's a couple of our favorite winter outdoor date ideas: [...]

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Winter Activities & Escapes in Bend, Oregon

By Beau Eastes Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland if you are looking for things to do during the winter, especially for families - even those that don't downhill ski. The Bend area offers [...]

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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

Special 2019 Bend Holiday Movie Screenings

Ballet, opera, classic films and more highlight upcoming film calendar at Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX One of Bend’s emerging holiday traditions is happening right now at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. [...]

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Menorah Lighting in the Old Mill District

The Menorah Lighting in the Old Mill District is still being planned for 2020. Check back later for more info. Celebrate Chanukah this year with the annual menorah lighting in the Old Mill District's Center [...]

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Small Business Saturday in the Old Mill District

Check back later for 2020 Black Friday details Great deals from the Old Mill District's many locally owned stores and shops for Small Business Saturday 2019 CycleBar Bend: Get a 6-month membership for $599, available [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotHISTORY

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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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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