The Heart of Central Oregon
Located in Central Oregon, COCC campuses are at the heart of the Northwest's best recreation activities—from hiking, mountain biking and skiing to whitewater rafting, kayaking and rock climbing, you can't go wrong. With views of the eight Cascade mountain peaks, Bend is one of the country's most desirable places to live.
Our main campus is located just 2.3 miles from downtown Bend, offering access to an incredible shopping, dining, live music, and entertainment district. While considered a small town at approximately 91,000 residents, Bend offers all the amenities of larger cities. From big chain stores like Fred Meyer, REI, Costco, Target and more to our smaller locally owned shops, students can find all their needs within easy reach of the campus.
Located in Central Oregon, COCC campuses are at the heart of the Northwest's best recreation activities
Central Oregon Activities
Year-round activities abound in Central Oregon. The Summer Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater; Munch & Music free concert series; Bend WinterFest, offering world-class ice sculpting, gallery tours, and concerts; Sunriver Music Festival; Sisters Quilt Festival (the largest quilt show in the United States!); BendFilm Festival; Cascades Theatrical Company; The Tower Theater; Sisters Rodeo, the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and so much more.
Did we mention the weather? With over 300 days of sunshine and less than 12" of rain each year, you can't go wrong! Check out the weather forecast.
How Far To...
Smith Rock State Park
Awesome rock climbing, 23 miles
Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
World Class Skiing, 22 miles
The High Desert Museum
Visit the Old (and New!) West, 9 miles
Museum at Warm Springs
Native American History and Culture, 60 miles
Virginia Meissner Sno-Park
Nordic Skiing Extravaganza, 15 miles
Regal Cinemas Old Mill 16 & IMAX
Cine-Rama in the Old Mill District, 3 miles
More Central Oregon Visitor Resources
- The Bulletin - Central Oregon's primary newspaper
- The Source - Central Oregon's free weekly newspaper
- Visit Bend
- Central Oregon Visitor's Association
- Bend Chamber of Commerce
- Redmond Chamber of Commerce
- Madras/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
- Prineville/Crook County Chamber of Commerce
- Sisters Chamber of Commerce
- LaPine Chamber of Commerce
Maps: Campus and Area Maps