Old Mill District. To most people, it sounds too good to be true that there could be a place in the middle of town where you can eat, sip, shop and adventure all at once. Bend’s Old Mill District offers all of those opportunities and more. With a unique mix of restaurants, shops, tasting rooms and opportunities for recreation, the Old Mill District is one place where the whole family can have fun. We like to start our adventure with a river float or stand-up paddle session right through the middle of it all and then cap it off with some shopping, food and drink.