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Convention Center

Our Convention Center Events & Meeting Space in Bend, Oregon has more than 41,000 square feet of space available for your conference.

Riverhouse on the Deschutes features the largest convention center in Central Oregon. It is the ideal location for meetings or events that take place in Bend. This state of the art, Silver LEED-certified building on the Deschutes River included indoor and outdoor meeting space for multi-day conventions, one day special events or weddings.  

The building is located on the west bank of the Deschutes River off Mount Washington Drive and is walking distance to the hotel restaurant, rooms and suites. Our Silver LEED-certified convention space allows Riverhouse on the Deschutes to accommodate large conferences with events, meetings, meals, trade shows and breakout sessions. Whether plans call for a one-day event, multi-day conference, a ski group trip, a motor coach tour visit, a family reunion, a big birthday bash or a wedding and reception, Riverhouse on the Deschutes facility, service and amenities make for a successful event. The convention center’s meeting and banquet rooms can accommodate up to 1,600 guests. The convention center offers the flexibility to stage several ongoing events and each of the meeting and banquet rooms is close to the river, making the atmosphere ideal for everyone to enjoy the fresh air and tranquility of the Deschutes River.

The Cascade ballroom is 16,000-plus square-feet and can be divided into a variety of breakout rooms. The ballroom is able to seat about 1,000 people for a sit-down meal or up to 1,600 people for a meeting. The downstairs exhibit hall, adjacent to the river, offers an additional 13,000-plus square-feet of exhibit space and an outdoor patio for meals or gatherings. An executive boardroom is available for board retreats. There is a large lobby in the convention center with a waterfall and a fireplace, perfect for welcoming or registering participants. View floor plans and capacity charts here.  

Being in Bend means outdoor events are a must in the warmer months. Patios and lawns nestled beneath tall Ponderosa pines are perfect for gatherings and feature river views and background sounds of the river.   

In addition to the convention center, the Deschutes ballroom located in the CURRENTS building is a great venue with indoor space and an outdoor patio overlooking the river for your guests to enjoy. Smaller Sisters meeting rooms are located in the Sagebrush building.   

The professional sales staff include members of Meeting Professionals International, the Oregon Society of Association Management and the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Our in-house convention staff are committed to providing their event-planning expertise, resources and a “can do” attitude to create an outstanding event. Contact them to provide you with a proposal on a successful event in beautiful Bend, Oregon. 

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“Participated in small conference at the Riverhouse. The accommodations were great. The recently remodeled rooms were large with comfortable beds. The staff was excellent and the meeting space met all our needs.”
-KAREN H. – TripAdvisor
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“It’s been a pleasure to work with the staff at the Convention Center. We had six different venues in six cities over the summer for Pacific Power Wattsmart Business Breakfast Meetings and the Riverhouse Convention Center was by far our favorite and the top of our review list that we submitted to Pacific Power.” 
-AMBER PEAVYHOUSE Outreach Specialist, Oregon Energy Green 
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“The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in every stage – from the initial planning to set up to banquet service - and are very quick to handle last-minute changes.” 
-DONNA HERREN Oregon School Board Association 

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