|Workshop Location: The Phoenix Inn Suites is located in the heart of Bend's historical waterfront downtown. Classes will
be held in the meeting rooms of the newly renovated hotel. One-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, galleries and the park are an
easy 2-3 block walk. It is the perfect location for classes painting plein air and for studio classes to get a quick lunch. The
indoor meeting space provides a comfortable lounge, dining area, adjustable heating and air-conditioners, plenty of natural
and ceiling light, a sink, demonstration projection, and individual tables and chairs for students. There are no stairs to climb
or charge for parking. Request an Art in the Mountains rate of $149 weekdays and weekends, plus tax. 888.291.4764
Guests staying at the Phoenix Inn Suites will enjoy the convenience of having lodging and workshops in one building. It is
ideal for students arriving without a car. The rooms are equipped with a large sitting area, executive desk, microwave,
refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. The updated spacious suites feature new pillow-top beds,
sheets, and carpet, paint and shower curtains. Enjoy their fitness center, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, bicycles, washer & dryer,
and free high speed wireless Internet access. The complimentary breakfast buffet features several hot foods.
Airport: The Redmond Airport – RDM is located 17 miles north of Bend, Oregon. The Portland International Airport –
PDX is a 2.5 hour drive from Hwy 26 east or a 3 hour drive from Interstate 5 South heading East on Hwy 22 (Traffic
backs up near Sisters, Oregon the first 2 weeks of July).
CAC Transportation (541) 382-1687 Provides ground shuttle transportation one way or round trip to & from Portland /
Central Oregon Breeze (541) 389-7469 (800) 847-0157. www.cobreeze.com Offering daily shuttle services
between Bend, Redmond, and Madras and the Portland Airport and Amtrak.
Redmond Airport Shuttle (888) 664-8449 (541) 382-1687 Service between Central Oregon lodging properties and the
Yellow Cab Company (541) 330-1600. Taxi service and Airport Service for all Bend and all of Central Oregon.
The Valley Retriever - Bus departs Westbound to Salem, Oregon from Bend, OR. The bus terminal is the same as
Greyhound. Call Greyhound Agency at 541-382-2125 or Salem terminal at 503-362-2428.
The Greyhound Agency - Departs Westbound to Eugene, Florence, Reedsport, Coos Bay. Departs Eastbound to Burns,
Vale, Ontario (Greyhound to Boise) Amtrak Oregon Thruway Cross State Service Operated by Porter Stage Lines. For
Tickets and Information: The Greyhound Agency 1315 NE Third Street, Bend, OR 97701. Phone 541-382-2125 or
Amtrak Reservations at 800-USA Rail (800-872-7245) www.tickets.amtrak.com
Weather & Road Conditions
Central Oregon Visitors Association (800) 800-8334 www.visitcentraloregon.com
Oregon Department of Transportation dial 511. (503) 588-2941 outside Oregon. www.odot.state.or.us
Trip Check www.tripcheck.com National Weather Service www.weather.com
Other Lodging Recommendations
Rainbow Motel 154 NE Franklin Ave. (888) 529-2877. Simple, clean, quiet accommodations. Air-conditioning, Free
Cont’l breakfast. Private baths, micro, frig. REQUEST the NEWER 2-story building. Located near shopping center, and
5 blocks to old downtown. 1 minute to class.
Vacation Homes, RV Parks and Campgrounds
Absolutely Bend Vacation Homes $ - $$$ Choose from 7 beautiful vacation homes in Bend. (541) 280-1813 www.
Bend Vacation Rentals $ - $$$ A variety of nice homes to choose from. (541) 385-9492 www.bendvacationrentals.
Bask in Bend Vacation Rental $ - $$ 2 suite home professionally furnished. Sleeps 6. firstname.lastname@example.org www.
Crown Villa RV Park 60801 Brosterhous Road. (541) 388-1131. Very nice RV park. www.bendchamber.
Tumalo State Park 62976 O B Riley Road. (541) 388-6055. Our favorite RV park and campground. Enjoy the river,
trees & solar showers. Best to book as early as possible, even a year in advance. Only 10 minutes to classroom.
Deschutes National Forest (541) 383-5300. $0 - $12. Contact them for information on a wide variety of campsites
including lakeside, riverside, rustic, organized, group camps, horse camps, etc.
Oregon State Parks Information (800) 551-6849. Reservations: (800) 452-5687.
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