Wondering where to stay and how to get around once you get into Portland? The conference will be held at the Bossanova Ballroom, in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial district, and most conference events will be held within just a few blocks of the main venue.
Where to stay
We are not working with any of the hotels for attendee accommodations, but there are many hotels available within walking distance of the venue:
How to get around
Portland is a very accessible city and there are many transportation options available, public and otherwise.
Flying Into Portland
Portland International Airport (PDX) is a great airport, with direct flights from many destinations.
If you are traveling from outside the US, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an offer letter from the conference to help with your border entry.
The MAX is Portland’s major light-rail system. The MAX primarily connects Portland with the surrounding cities, such as Gresham, Beaverton, Clackamas, and Hillsboro.
If you’re flying into Portland Airport (PDX), we recommend taking the MAX into downtown Portland. There is a MAX station for the red line in the airport itself.
The venue is along East Burnside Street at 7th Ave, just east of the river and Burnside Bridge. The closest Red Line stop to the Bossanova Ballroom is at NE 7th Ave.
Streetcars and Buses
Portland also has a separate streetcar network which criss-crosses the MAX lines. These, along with Portland’s extensive bus network, ought to suffice.
The streetcars run along SE Grand and MLK Blvd. The closest stops to the venue are at Burnside Street.
While Portland does have Lyft and Uber, they may not always be available. There are several reliable local taxi companies:
Please note that it is not common to hail taxis in Portland, and that your best bet is to call in advance.
There are two bike rental companies in downtown Portland that may be good options if you want to experience Portland by bike (which we very much recommend!):
Portland also has bike share sponsored by Nike called BIKETOWN which is very easy to use and available widely throughout the Eastside and Downtown.
Portland is an amazing food city. Here are some resources that will help you find something good to eat: