The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS is the voice of the real estate industry in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Harney Counties. COAR serves REALTORS by maintaining ethical stands, providing continuing education, promoting the value of REALTORS, and advocating on behalf of the real estate industry.
Central Oregon REALTORS believe we can build better communities by supporting quality growth and seeking sustainable economies and housing opportunities that embrace the environmental qualities we cherish, while protecting a property owner’s ability to own, use, buy and sell property.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, Central Oregon Community College gives you the opportunity to pursue your goals where you love to play. Our career and technical programs are designed to launch your career immediately in more than 30 different fields, while our transfer programs allow you to build a foundation of coursework and transfer with a junior status to any Oregon public university, in addition to many private and out-of-state universities. Our relationship with OSU-Cascades means you can even get your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree right here in Central Oregon.
Central Oregon Community College offers two-year associate degrees, transfer/lower division programs, career and technical education degrees and certificates, developmental courses, continuing education and community learning classes, industry-specific training programs, and business management assistance.
The College’s main campus is located on the western edge of Bend, a city known for its natural beauty and proximity to diverse recreational opportunities. The 200-acre Bend campus offers quiet, peaceful surroundings for study and reflection. With its location on the western slope of Awbrey Butte, students have a spectacular view of the Oregon Cascade mountain range from nearly every point on the grounds. The campus contains 26 buildings with a total of 575,000 square feet. The newest building is the 330-bed Residence Hall which opened in September 2015.
On the 25-acre Redmond Campus, there are four buildings, housing College administration, classrooms and a computer lab. The new Redmond Technology Education Center opened in Fall 2014, housing state-of-the-art facilities and programs.
In 2011, COCC opened new campuses in Madras and Prineville, The Madras Campus was funded by the 2009 bond measure and placed on land donated to COCC by the local Bean Foundation. The COCC Crook County Open Campus was funded jointly by the bond measure and a grant to Crook County from the U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunity Program, and is on land donated by the County.
All campuses offer credit and non-credit courses and the necessary student services to help assure student success.
The Deschutes Historical Museum is you you can Explore life along the obsidian routes with the native people who passed along the Deschutes river and fur trapping with early explorers; see the logging and railroad barons racing to settle the last open spaces among the Ponderosa Pine forests; meet the pioneers of Deschutes County who settled along the river and raised their children, grew their crops or started businesses and prospered. Explore this and more inside the historic Reid School.
History of the Museum and Society
The Deschutes Historical Society is an organization “to gather, preserve and make available museum, library and other historical material relating to the history of Central Oregon…”. It was incorporated August 4, 1975. When plans were being made for the National Bicentennial Celebration in 1975 it was felt that Deschutes County needed a historical society, so the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women sponsored the organization.
Artifacts were soon being donated to the society and the need of a location was evident. Several possibilities were considered. Reid School, which was built in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Sites, was to be no longer used as a school. The Historical Society wanted to have the building for their home, many of the local citizens felt that Reid School should be preserved instead of destroyed, and the County Court felt that the building should be saved and used as a museum. After much negotiating, the county traded land to the Bend School District for the building and the grounds and in March 1979 the Historical Society assumed the responsibility for establishing and operating a museum and historic center.
FootZone is Central Oregon’s only locally owned and independent running and walking store. Since 1995, FootZone has been the hub of the local running community, hosting clinics, training groups, weekly runs, and a number of charitable events each year, in addition to sponsoring local races. FootZone is a full service running and walking store in downtown Bend, Oregon. To learn more about FootZone, please visit www.footzonebend.com.
We’ve built our reputation on selling great-fitting shoes. Over the years, the FootZone fitting process has evolved, incorporating changes in technology, the medical community, and the running industry. Since we opened in 1995, FootZone’s goal has remained the same: To keep you active and healthy in shoes that you love.
FootZone Walking, Runs, Training
There’s always something going on at FootZone. Whether you’re a walker, a beginning runner, a trail fanatic, or an elite runner, we want FootZone to feel like your walking and running home. Join us for our free, casual weekly runs. Sign up for a training group to start running or get ready for a race. Get tips on running form, or check in with an expert when you’ve got a problem. And don’t forget to put our very own FootZone races on your calendar – I Like Pie on Thanksgiving Day, The Bend Classic Mile and the Dirty Half Marathon on the second Sunday in June! See you in the shop and on the trails!
Our staff can help you achieve your running goals through our training programs! Learn about running form, proper training, injury prevention, nutrition, and more in a fun, positive, and supportive environment. Whether you are interested in learning to run, increasing your mileage, participating in 5ks, or just getting out there, we have a program for you.
Good Form Running
FootZone has offered these free clinics since 2010 and well over 2000 runners have participated! Running easier, injury free, and faster is what runners strive for. With a focus on proper mechanics, GoodForm Running helps runners of all ages and abilities achieve their goals. We’ll go over the 4 points of GoodForm Running, do some drills, and take and review short clips of video to help build awareness. Clinics last about 90 minutes.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are ceramics by Mitch and Michelle Deaderick and Tina Brockway, as well as jewelry designed by Elyse and Steven Douglas.
The art is reflective of the landscape and expression of the images, thoughts and sensations of the artists who interprets our unique High Desert culture. They are supported by a list of other talented artists, offering sculpture, fine woodwork, textiles, water features and metalwork.
The Hood Avenue Art Gallery displays its constantly rotating exhibits in a beautiful open space, allowing the viewer to participate in a sense of inspiration and creative conversation. Live music and refreshments help make every Fourth Friday of each month a classy experience. Hood Avenue Art presents a Spring Salon Series of performance art and literary discussion. Classes in fine art are available; more information is posted on our website, www.hoodavenueart.com.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is located at 357 Hood Avenue, on the corner of Pine St and Hood Avenue in the Hood Avenue Art District in Sisters OR. Nestled at the base of the Cascade mountains, lakes, rivers, hiking trails and ski resorts offer visitors many outdoor adventures. Enjoy the friendly intimate setting at Hood Avenue Art Gallery while visiting with the artists that staff the Gallery. It provides a fun, informative day for the entire family.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are […]
Finding Central Oregon’s best Dispensaries and Cannabis industry suppliers just got real easy!
Central Oregon’s first and best guide to recreational dispensaries and cannabis shops is the Inhale Trail. This comprehensive guide showcases locations of industry providers while providing details on the rules and regulations of the cannabis industry, to assist tourists for a safe, educational and enjoyable experience.
The Inhale Trail informative map and guide is available to help share, educate and inform those wanting to know more about the incredible Central Oregon cannabis industry. The Inhale Trail directs to over 30 locations throughout Bend and participating dispensary and cannabis industry suppliers.
Board development, strategic planning, team mentoring and strategic partnerships
Intrepid Communications provides experienced consulting in the areas of destination marketing for tourism professionals, strategic planning, communications and legislative advocacy. Intrepid is led by an award-winning principal with a proven history of leadership in regional destination tourism programs including brand development, public relations, domestic and international sales and collaborative industry partnership development. Intrepid specializes in board development, strategic planning, team mentoring and strategic partnerships.
Board development, strategic planning, team mentoring and strategic partnerships
From basics to advanced techniques, our cooking classes and camps here at Kindred Creative Kitchen offer the chance to learn to cook or bake like a pro from a classic trained chef, located in Bend, Oregon.
At Kindred Creative Kitchen, we offer Cook like a pro or Bake like a pro classes. In this action packed series taught by a pro, you’ll learn that when it comes to the fundamentals of gourmet cooking-You too can cook like a pro! Each class is taught hands-on in a ‘building block’ style and can be taken in sequential order, if desired. Classes are 3 hours long and meet once a week for 4 weeks.
Our workshops cover a wide variety of seasonal topics that change each week. Workshops are hands-on and technique-based and are taught by Chef Morris. These are: a great way to spend an evening out with friends; great for date night; as well as great for individuals. This is a fun way to learn new skills and meet some new people. Some Kindred Creative Kitchen workshops have beer and wine pairing.
Our Kid’s Night Out cooking program is open to all youth from the ages of 8-17 years old. Your kids will experience new foods and cooking/baking techniques that they can use at home with a hands-on and team-oriented approach.
We provide an age-appropriate and educational environment for them to have loads of FUN. Kid’s night out is offered on every other Friday night throughout the year. Kid’s Night Out runs from 6:00-9:00 on Friday nights, call to reserve, space is limited.
Chef Morris with Kindred Creative Kitchen has worked within the restaurant industry for over 18 years, and holds an Associates Degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Chef Morris has served as a Chef-Instructor for the Baking and Pastry Program at Cascade Culinary Institute. During her time at Cascade Culinary Institute she taught youth cooking camps during the summer. Chef Morris’ local experience includes pastry chef and consultant for multiple locations including: Bourbon Street, The Blacksmith Restaurant, Dilusso and Fireside Red.
In Las Vegas, she worked at Alex while they maintained their 2 Michelin stars, Bellagio, The Venetian, and Bradley Ogden’s. At Bellagio, she worked on the restaurant team under 3 World-Champion Pastry Chefs. Michele has attended many World Pastry Forums, where she attended classes taught by world-class chefs. She has also volunteered her time for multiple World and national Pastry Forums. Chef Morris is classically trained in Culinary Arts as well as Baking and Pastry.
Located in Bend and serving students from Central Oregon and beyond. Oregon State University – Cascades Campus features small class sizes, excellent faculty, internships, international programs, and undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Education, and Tourism and Outdoor Leadership.
OSU-Cascades is OSU’s campus in Bend, Oregon. Live in a mountain town just minutes away from national forests, winding rivers and a world-class ski resort Mt. Bachelor – all while earning an OSU degree.
OSU-Cascades offers an Oregon State University degree in a smaller, more personal setting. Choose from 16 academic programs, including exclusive majors and 30 minors and options. Take classes with an average of 17 students and experience one-on-one mentoring from world-class faculty.
The Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory features a large scale public observatory providing hands on experience with stargazing in addition to interpretive exhibits, live birds-of-prey, amphibians and snakes, meteorite exhibit, educational programs, botanical garden, a nature trail and Astronomy Store featuring a complete line of telescopes.
Open Tues-Sat, 10am – 4pm from September through May with special Winter Observatory hours and events seasonally. Private Star Parties available.
The Sunriver Nature Center staff of naturalists will keep the kids curiously engaged with informative walks, indoor exhibits including reptiles, amphibians and other live animals. Be sure to have this on the ‘must do’ list for your next visit.
The Sunriver Women’s Club is a non-profit community service organization. Our mission is to engage in philanthropic endeavors while providing social and community enrichment to our members and our neighbors in southern Deschutes County.
The Sunriver Women’s Club offers fellowship and recreational activities while promoting charitable and educational grants. Many residents of south Deschutes County have significant needs for the basic necessities of food, shelter, clothing, health, education, and child development and care.
The goal of the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Program is to provide these basic necessities in south Deschutes County, improving lives and strengthening community. Annually the Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) raises funds to support their Philanthropy Program; funds accrue through membership fees, the Sunriver Art Fair, the Winter Gala, other fundraising activities, and member donations.