Old Mill District
Old Mill District
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Old Mill District along the Deschutes River is home to Bend's premiere shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Take in concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, go for a run along the Deschutes River Trail, or simply stroll from shop to shop with friends and family. The Old Mill District also boasts more than 12 riverfront restaurants that feature everything from exotic happy hours and fine dining to kid-friendly family-style meals. More than just a shopping and dining district, the Old Mill also includes a 16-screen IMAX movie theater, three art galleries, a bike rental station and a kayak/surf/stand-up paddle board shop that'll have you on the river in no time. Coming to Central Oregon during the holidays? Don't miss our one-of-a-kind Santaland and roving carolers throughout the Old Mill. We also provide free horse carriage rides to help visitors tap into their holiday cheer!
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL6,062 contributions
Jun 2022
I visited Old Mill District as a part of my walk along the Deschutes River in Bend from Farewell Bend Park to Bend Whitewater Park. The paved beautiful path (on both sides of the river) is also a part of the nearly 12 mile long Deschutes River Trail. The Old Mill District is a repurposed entertainment / shopping / eating venue from the old mill area. Bend has accomplished a magnificent conversion. Along the walk there is interesting and informative signage about the area's history. Also, several beautiful sculptures make for interesting stops. The calm but busy river is a nice accompaniment. The rainbow flags on the pedestrian bridge add to the beauty of the area.

One can spend any amount of time here; I visited the area twice during my 5-day stay in Bend. Old Mill District is certainly worth stopping by even if one is not shopping.
Written November 24, 2022
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1972TravelGirl
San Francisco, CA142 contributions
Sep 2020
what a beautiful restoration of an old mill into a mall. loved walking this area with our family. the river with everyone floating adds to the casual outdoor vibe. the rainbow flags on the pedestrian bridge add vibrancy. easy place to stroll.
Written September 8, 2020
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Hopping-along
San Francisco, CA75 contributions
Aug 2020
Nice outdoor complex of shops and restaurants. This isn't a full blown shopping mall but there are enough shops that you can spend 30-60min browsing. If the types of shops don't grab your fancy, you can walk along the river front, as the river is right there.
Written July 16, 2021
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Rachel W
Round Rock, TX142 contributions
Nov 2022
Shopping District- Anywhere USA. Same chain stores you can find in a shopping district anywhere. It is Nothing special and certainly not worth going out of your way for. the only real positive - parking is easy
Written November 12, 2022
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iamhere555
united states127 contributions
Sep 2020
the old mill district is right on the Deschutes river and restaurants have seating along the river. The river trail runs from the district for a pleasant stroll. There is a bridge across the rive leading from the Hampton Inn to the Old Mill District.

The area is kept well, pleasant to walk around in, very inviting. REI is in the building with the three distinctive smokestacks.

Very pleasant retail/restaurant area.
Written September 29, 2020
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JVallejo
Caribbean35 contributions
Dec 2020
good for shopping , eat and walk with family. amazing views , variety of shops but close it . all the restaurants were close, a few just with limited service, I cant wait to visit the next time with out Covid Restriction.
Written April 13, 2021
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Stephen S
Boise, ID144 contributions
Feb 2023
If you are interested in doing some shopping or eating at a variety of restaurants that are a bit more expensive than they should be simply because of the location than this is for you. I ate at 2 places in the area and they were fine but was not looking to do shopping so there isn't much more here. It's neat to see the old buildings so perhaps a drive through and a meal is enough.
Written February 23, 2023
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BBE2
NJ263 contributions
Sep 2022
The Old Mill District features mostly commonly found chain stores like REI and Gap. I didn't really find the shopping or dining options all that interesting but the walk along the Deschutes River to get to the old mill area from Drake Park was really lovely. There are descriptive plaques with information about the Old Mill 's history that are worth a read and the natural habitat landscaping was wonderful to admire. Also fun to watch the tubers and "surfers" out on the river as you bike or walk along. The bike path ends a little past the Old Mill District but where it ends a hiking trail along the Deschutes River begins. Only got to explore this a little bit but it was lovely.
Written September 17, 2022
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Nex-ina
Bend, OR14 contributions
Jan 2021
The riverside is nice. Parking area is a bit iffy. There is no security to speak of.so, be careful when you park here.
Written January 31, 2021
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ksrich
Linwood, KS362 contributions
Sep 2020
Lots of nice shops and restaurants. Seemed to have plenty of parking. Great location right on the river. We had an excellent meal at Gregs grill.
Written September 11, 2020
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