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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The conference block at the Riverhouse has now sold out. You are welcome to pursue individual bookings outside the conference block, or look to our alternative lodging options, below.

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

OLA has a conference block with the Waypoint Hotel.

Other hotels nearby include the Sugarloaf Mountain Motel and Red Lion Inn and Suites. There are no formal conference blocks at these two properties so you will make your own reservations.

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.

Shuttle Service

Sunriver Towncars will provide shuttle service from the Riverhouse hotel to three main areas for dining, shopping, and other attractions: Downtown Bend, The Old Mill, and The Box Factory.
The shuttle will run:

Thursday, April 20: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, April 21: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Conference attendees wishing to use the shuttle can board/deboard at the entrance to the hotel (not the conference center.)


Dining and Attractions

Are you looking for a great restaurant in Bend, or planning to extend your stay in Central Oregon and want ideas on where to play? Check out Visit Bend’s website!

Conference Perks

Flash your Badge with Downtown Bend Businesses!

OLA attendees can get VIP discounts at participating businesses by showing your conference badge. Visit Downtown Bend Business Association’s website to find a list with all the deals attendees can enjoy when visiting Downtown Bend. 

Mt. Bachelor Discounts

Promo code: 2023OLA20

Link: https://shop.mtbachelor.com/s/hidden-5

Attendees: Access the above link, choose your products (lift tickets, rentals, lessons, etc.), and add the promo code.

Please note: the promo code only applies to rentals and lessons. The lift ticket rates listed below already reflect your discounted price. Purchasing instructions can be found here.

Discounted Lift Ticket Rates:

1 day: $103

2 day: $160

3 day: $214

4 of 5 day: $286

5 of 6 day: $357