About the Central Oregon Breeze
The Central Oregon Breeze Story
The Central Oregon Breeze Family has been a part of Central Oregon since the 1970’s. One of our founders, Jim Pessemier, was an active member of the local Bend Oregon Chamber and business community since he moved here to manage “Jared’s Outdoor and More” store and later performed mediation work.
In 1984, Jim and his wife, Cindy Pessemier, began running a local taxi cab company named Call-A-Cab (CAC Transportation Inc) in Bend. Under their thoughtful custodianship this taxi business quickly grew to include a Redmond airport shuttle component, and again evolved to include a Portland airport shuttle. This Portland shuttle became the Central Oregon Breeze in the early 1990’s. That same regular route service still operates today traveling with more than 2.5 million yearly passenger miles back and forth to the Portland area 362 days a year.
In 2005 Jim and Cindy both retired and brought on their son, Joseph, to take over the Breeze’s operation. Following in his parents’ heart of service and community model, Joseph almost immediately began growing the business to include more route services, connections, and additional equipment and including charter bus services. The Central Oregon Breeze remains a constant and active part of the Central Oregon community through the years. The Breeze continues to embrace a model of service; we maintain membership in the Bend, Redmond and Crook County Chamber of Commerce, we offer discounts to seniors, veterans, non-profits, and make regular donations of various types to many different Central Oregon non-profit programs and services.
We have always been proud to be a locally owned and operated small business; providing a much needed service to the community, creating local livable wage jobs and supporting the Central Oregon lifestyle and values we all cherish. We are a family here at the Breeze with many staff members having been here for over 15 years! We appreciate and enjoy our customers, many of whom we have literally watched grow up riding our buses. Thank you for your support.
Our experienced drivers (some of whom have worked for us more than 15 years) take pride in providing a pleasant experience for their passengers.
Our wonderful office staff are manning the phones ready to answer your questions, make your reservations, or charter you a tour 362 days of the year.
Customer service has been and will always be a focal point for the Central Oregon Breeze.
The Central Oregon Breeze currently operates buses 362 days a year, with daily service from Central Oregon to Portland Area and back.
During Peak-Season there are 2 buses daily:
- Bus #1 leaving Bend in the morning and returning from Portland in the afternoon and
- Bus #2 leaving Bend in the late morning and returning from Portland in the evening.
The Best Travel Link Between Central Oregon & Portland Airport, Downtown, Amtrak, and the MAX