International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

Don’t miss your chance to connect with 1,600+ research leaders, advance your career, and innovate at the intersection of engineering disciplines.

Nov. 17–21, 2024
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
A blue and white logo and emblem for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dear American Society of Mechanical Engineers:

I am honored that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers selected Portland as the host city for your International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. I know that you had many destinations to choose from, and we at Travel Portland are so excited to host your meeting.

In Portland, we pride ourselves on having something to offer everyone. Find it all tax-free — from excellent hotels and meeting facilities to outstanding restaurants and great shopping at local boutiques and major retailers. The City of Roses also has a thriving arts community, internationally acclaimed local wines and microbrews, intriguing history, and incredible scenic wonder. Portland works hard on our eco-friendly and sustainable ethos by developing innovative public transit, preserving the area’s natural beauty, and supporting the local chefs and growers who give our food scene its one-of-a-kind flavor. That said, you may be most impressed by the friendly, professional and hospitable people you’ll meet here.

Don’t take my word for it, though — you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing it firsthand. We look forward to welcoming the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (and you!) to Portland.

Best regards,
Jeff Miller
President and CEO

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Accommodations and Venues

The hotels below offer special room rates for this conference. Please see the event website for booking instructions. Conference hotel rates can only be applied to rooms booked through the official reservation process outlined on the event website.

Hotel Information

What amenities are offered by the contracted accommodations?

The links below will provide more information on the amenities provided by each hotel:

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hotel Eastlund

Where should I stay in Portland?

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center and Hotel Eastlund offer special conference rates and easy access to the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

Where can I park at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC)?

The OCC’s onsite garage offers covered, underground parking — learn more about rates, entrances, accessibility and more. There are also privately operated garages and metered street parking spaces nearby.

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.

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