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The one weird thing you don’t know about Brass and Copper.


Here at the Mill, we have a real penchant for things made of brass and copper. It helps that most of the antique hardware we sell is made of brass and of course, we’ve got some really nifty copper things

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Houzz Best of Design 2015!

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Allow us to toot our own horn for just a moment. We were selected as one of Houzz’s best designers for 2015 and we couldn’t be happier. Speaking of design, another project for the books was just completed at the

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Summer Means Demolition Season

Barn, pre-demo

Summers at Aurora Mills are filled with excited customers, extensive building projects, and, of course, barn demolitions! While the weather here in Oregon cooperates, the Aurora Mills team is busy pulling down old barns to recycle the wood for use

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Photo courtesy of Angela Smith

Summertime is always a great time to get all those creative juices flowing, especially when it comes to projects around the house – and even sometimes projects that get you out of the house! We loved reading this recent story from The Columbian about

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Container Time!


Its June and that means so many things to us here at the Mill. Flowers are bursting out all over the place.   This makes us feel like happy shiny people because the sun has returned to Oregon and we

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Welcome Back!


Spring is the season of renewal and here at the Mill, we are taking that literally. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – we’re back from a little posting hiatus with news, pictures, and exciting updates. First and foremost, we would

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Along with the spectacular one-of-kind items we have at The Mill, we’re equally delighted with what our buyers have found and brought back in abundance. Where else are you going to find 100’s (no exaggeration) of wire gym baskets, Oregon

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Aurora Mills Springtime Update


Spring has officially sprung and, in the spirit of the season, new developments are springing up at Aurora Mills!  Along with showers, April brought the launch of our new website. In addition to an easier to navigate and streamlined look,

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Eterne Architectural Restoration

Michael Tunson, owner of Eterne Architectural Restoration, utilizes salvaged architectural elements and details to remodel structures. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Tunson’s ‘salvage style’ renovations has been featured in Apartment Therapy as well as Oregon Home Magazine. The character of

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KEEN’s New, Sustainably Designed, Headquarters

This year we have been fortunate to be included in many sustainable retail projects.  One of the most recent projects has been KEEN Footwear’s new Headquarters and garage retail store, located in the Pearl District of Portland Oregon. Over the

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