Local Information

The 2023 OLA Conference will take place at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Hotel & Convention Center in Bend. See the location on Google Maps.

The convention center is south of the hotel, across Northwest Mount Washington Drive. A walkable underpass connects the two areas.

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Reservations to stay onsite at the Riverhouse Hotel can be made by clicking here.

If you are interested in bookending your trip with an additional night’s stay, you can receive the conference rate by contacting Riverhouse lodging services at 458-281-0306. Pre- and post- conference evenings are not included in the standard reservation block so you must contact the Riverhouse directly.

Riverhouse Accessibility

The Riverhouse hotel has seven ADA rooms. Four are located in the Sagebrush/Three Sisters building, and three are in the Steelhead building. Guests must call 1-866-453-4480 to make a reservation for an ADA room.

Alternative Hotels

Information on additional/alternative conference hotel sites is forthcoming.

Travel and Transportation

Bend is an approximately 3-4 hour drive south of Portland or east of Eugene. In late April and early May, the highways through the Cascade mountains might be slick with snow or rain. Consult the ODOT Trip Check for current weather and traffic conditions.

The Redmond Municipal Airport is a half-hour drive north of the conference location. The airport’s Ground Transportation page lists shuttle and car rental companies.

Cascades East Transit provides public transportation within the city of Bend, with limited routes to and from other Central Oregon cities.

The Conference Committee is working to provide complimentary shuttle service to popular Bend locales on Thursday and Friday nights.


Check back in early 2023 for more information about conference meals, local dining and attractions, and other perks for conference attendees.