The Old Mill District is an area formerly occupied by two lumber mills in Bend, Oregon. Encompassing approximately 270 acres along the Deschutes River, the Old Mill District is now a mixed-use area known for its shops, galleries and restaurants. It draws thousands of visitors and employs more than 2,500 people.
The area underwent significant development since the mid-1990s, when the land was purchased by developer Bill Smith, president of William Smith Properties. He maintained elements of the original buildings, including the area’s three signature smokestacks. The Old Mill District is one of Bend’s most historic, distinctive, and dynamic areas. Cruise along the beautiful Deschutes River and check out the unique shopping, great dining and fantastic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and scenic river vistas. Take the whole family for a ride on one of our Double Surreys.
McKay Park is an excellent choice for taking a break on your road trip. This park is the site for the Oregon Trunk Railroad interpretive sign, which describes Bend’s early railroad history. There is plenty of grass, picnic tables, and park benches to enjoy.