The map below provides a quick look at how Portland is laid out. Yes, there’s a river between the convention center and downtown. No, that’s not a problem.
MAX Makes It Easy
Portland’s MAX Light Rail system connects Portland International Airport (PDX), the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) and the downtown hotel core — making it easy for your delegates to get where they need to go.
What About That River?
Yes, the OCC is directly across the Willamette River from downtown Portland. Locals don’t see the river as a barrier; it’s just a slice of nature in the middle of the city — and it takes mere minutes to cross.
The 600-room Hyatt Regency, opened in December 2019, offers planners a committable block of 500 rooms right across the street from the Oregon Convention Center.
Portland’s central city hotel room inventory is projected to grow by nearly 50% from 2016–2021. Check out the hotel developments that are currently underway.
Portland is nestled between the Oregon Coast, snow-capped Mount Hood, verdant wine country and epic waterfalls, and each of these regions features resorts perfect for hosting your group.
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Here are answers to the most common questions we hear from planners.
These tools will help get your attendees excited about their trip to Portland.
Whether by light rail, streetcar, bike or ride-share — it’s easy for delegates to get around in Portland.