Ninth Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference
Travel To and About Bend, Oregon
A variety of maps can be downloaded for free from:
Bend is in central Oregon, 175 miles SE of Portland. It lies just to the east of the Cascades and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area (a series of volcanic mountains, from S to N: Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, South, Middle and North Sister, Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson). The Deschutes River runs through Bend, and the Newberry Crater and Volcanic Monument are just to the SE). Smith Rock State Park, one of the world’s premier climbing destinations, lies 25 miles to the north.
An area guide to Bend, with a transportation link, is at:
Detailed travel information can be found at:
Many attendees will want a car to visit the various nearby attractions. Bend has an airport, but those attendees planning to visit Portland for the two succeeding conferences might prefer to fly to the Portland airport and drive to and from Bend.