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Explore Portland!

Dining Near the Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC), located in the Lloyd neighborhood, sits just across the Willamette River from downtown Portland and Old Town Chinatown. Lloyd is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars, many within walking distance of the OCC. Popular spots include Milo’s City Cafe for a satisfying breakfast or lunch, Blossoming Lotus for vegan fusion fare, or Spirit of 77 for drinks in a lively sports bar setting.

Near Me Now App

Downloading Near Me Now — the official Portland app — is like having a personal guide to the city right in your pocket!

Car-Free Portland

Portland’s public transport options make it easy to see the city in a short amount of time.

Using the MAX Light Rail

Every attendee will receive a TriMet Hop Fastpass to help them get around the city during the conference. TriMet is Portland’s public transportation system and Travel Portland provides passes that can be used on our light rail, streetcars and buses. Make sure to stop by registration or the Travel Portland Welcome Desk at the Oregon Convention Center to pick up a card. Learn more about how to use the cards here.

Know Before You Go

Visit TriMet’s website for more information on fares, navigating the city and possible disruptions of MAX service.

Portland Perks

Not only is everything tax-free in Portland, our partners from a few local born-and-bred brands are offering you exclusive discounts! Take advantage of these added savings when you come to Portland.

adidas logo with three stripe emblemStop by our new Visitor Center to receive an adidas access pass for 50% off your purchase, only redeemable at the adidas Employee Store.
a logo featuring a geometric shape and the words “Columbia Sportswear Company” in blackSave on gear for your next adventure with Columbia Sportswear — show your hotel confirmation to receive 20% off your purchase at the flagship store on Southwest Broadway.
a tour agency logo featuring a mountainous landscape and the words “Peak Tours and Transit”Explore more of Portland for less with Peak Tours and Transit — simply enter the discount code “welcome15” when you book your excursion.
a gastropub logo with the words "Produce Row Est. 1974" in white text on a black backgroundTaste more of the seasonal flavors Portland has to offer at Produce Row, a Central Eastside gastropub and craft beer bar — show your conference badge or pick up a coupon at the Travel Portland Welcome Desk for 10% off food.
a restaurant logo with two stylized Gs in white text on a red backgroundReceive free earrings with a $100 purchase at Garnish and pop in
and shop or book a complimentary appointment with a stylist. Garnish creates fashion that celebrates real people with limited-edition clothing, accessories and jewelry designed in-house and made in Portland.
shoppers explore an indoor three-story shopping mall lined with storefronts and illuminated by natural light from aboveCalling all sports fans! Find souvenirs and everything you might need to get on the field at Portland Smash at the Lloyd Center. Receive 10% off any purchase of $25 or more.
Logo with compass and outline of the state of OregonExplore the wonders of Oregon and have an unforgettable experience with Wildwood Adventure Tours. Use code 24ASHPPDX for 10% off all tours, valid June 5–13, 2024

Extend Your Stay

See more of Portland — take a tour, wander a new-to-you neighborhood or explore the region.

Tours & Itineraries

Let local experts — and our targeted itineraries — offer inspiration for your time in and around Portland.


Learn more about Portland neighborhoods, which are located in the city’s six main geographical sections or so-called “quadrants” (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, North and South).


From mountain to ocean and desserts to valleys, the region surrounding Portland offers endless adventure.

Summer in Portland

Enjoy Portland's reverent summers, perfect for swimming, picnicking and hiking.

Summer Concert Round-Up

Portland brings the heat with a packed outdoor concert schedule that makes the most of summer’s long days and warm nights.

Popular Food Carts

Portland has hundreds of food carts serving countless cuisines — eat your way through breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert at some of Portland’s award-winning, popular food carts.

Make a Splash in the Willamette River

When summertime heats up in Portland, cooling off is as easy as heading to one of the city’s many riverfront beaches or docks for a refreshing dip or getting the gear for water sports such as kayaking, or SUP.

Safety in Portland

Portland is a safe place to visit. Read on for detailed answers surrounding safety and the visitor experience.