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Old Mill District Blog2021-07-20T23:13:07-07:00

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old-mill-square-carrotMOST RECENT POSTS

Simply Mac gets facelift, moves into new store

Official Apple partner store relocates within Old Mill District Simply Mac has a sleek new home in the Old Mill District! Entering its fifth year as a tenant of the Old Mill District, Simply Mac [...]

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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 of 2021 From forest school to acting classes and cycling programs to paddle clinics, the summer months are the perfect time for kids [...]

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Our July Four Top Four

Cheers to celebrating Red, White and Blue with you, Central Oregon! With traditions like the famed Pet Parade, Old Fashioned Festival in Drake Park and expansive Pilot Butte fireworks, it’s safe to say Central Oregonians know how to celebrate the Fourth. Wondering how to [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotDINING + DRINKING

Valentine’s Day 2021

7 ways to celebrate how your relationship survived 2020 Alright, you and your partner survived the fire and brimstone that was 2020. Might we suggest a few ways to celebrate your love and affection this [...]

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Oysters are back at Anthony’s!

Celebrate Anthony's Oyster Homecoming Oysters are making their return to Anthony's menus starting this week! With the waters becoming cooler, Anthony's is excited to bring back these fresh bivalves of Puget Sound!  Bend's premiere seafood [...]

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old-mill-square-carrotEVENTS

April Exhibit at Tumalo Art Co

For Immediate Release April Exhibit at Tumalo Art Co. “Water Over Stone” Susan Luckey Higdon   Transfixed by clear water flowing over geological formations of rock, Susan Luckey Higdon hones in on Oregon rivers and lakes in her show, Water Over Stone. An artist reception Friday, April 2, from 4-7pm, [...]

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Beauty Services Have Returned to Sephora

Happening At Sephora in the Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon Let's be real, all businesses and restaurants have been affected in one way or another due to Covid-19. The pandemic forced businesses to get creative while doing business differently, temporarily shutting down or limit their offerings.  As a community we [...]

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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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old-mill-square-carrotLIVE MUSIC

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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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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old-mill-square-carrotACTIVITIES

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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OMD Fitness Centers Reopen

Orangetheory, CycleBar and Free Spirit offering workouts under new state guidelines Following more than two months of state-mandated closures due to a late-autumn spike in the spread of COVID-19, three Old Mill District fitness centers [...]

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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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