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Hotel & Travel Information

Oregon Convention Center

Getting to the Oregon Convention Center couldn’t be easier.

It's centrally located in the heart of downtown Portland with access to several transportation options – including traveling by car or taxi, TriMet MAX light rail, Portland Streetcar, and is even within walking distance to local attractions.

Just eight miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), the OCC is accessible via Interstate Freeway I-5 North from exit 302A (Rose Quarter) and I-84 West Exit 1 (Lloyd Boulevard). It is bound by Holladay Street, NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, Lloyd Boulevard and NE First Avenue.

Don't forget to pick up your TriMet MAX Light Rail Pass!
All registered attendees of 2015 CERF Conference will be eligible to receive one complimentary TriMet MAX Light Rail pass at the CERF registration desk located in the Oregon Convention Center. Your MAX Light Rail pass will be valid through the dates of the convention, plus one extra day to allow you to travel back to the airport. MAX Light Rail is Portland's efficient light-rail system which connects the metro area, Portland International Airport, and the downtown core. To get to the Oregon Convention Center using MAX Light Rail prior to picking up your pass, you will need to purchase an Adult TriMet Ticket - the current rate is $2.50 for a 2 hour ticket, or $5 for an all-day ticket. 

• Your TriMet transit pass is valid upon receipt. Your pass will be waiting for you in your name badge at registration. 
• Please carry your transit pass with you at all times
• There is no validation, stamping, ticket exchange, or additional step needed before riding public transportation
• The pass is valid on busses, MAX light rail and streetcars in the city of Portland
• For information on routes, schedules or instructions in other languages visit www.trimet.org
• If you do not have a valid pass, the fine is $175
• If you lose your pass, the fare for an Adult TriMet ticket is $2.50/2 hours or $5.00/day

Learn more about traveling from Portland International Airport to downtown Portland and the Oregon Convention Center.

Read more on traveling around Portland and schedule information.

Official Letter of Invitation

To request an Official Letter of Invitation for the purpose of applying for a travel visa, please email your full name, address, institution/affiliate name and email address to conference@erf.org. If you are making an oral or poster presentation, please include the title and presentation date/time for your abstract.  Once processed, a signed letter will be emailed to you.  If you need an original sent to you via post, please indicate so in your email request.

 

Where to Stay

The instructions below are the only official way to reserve hotel rooms included in the CERF 2015 Conference block. Please beware of companies claiming to be the official housing agency for the CERF 2015 Conference. CERF does not use a housing bureau and any company making this claim is not authorized to act on our behalf.

Headquarters Hotel

 

Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 281-6111

Rates:
$167 Single | Group Code CEA  BOOK IT >>
$167 Double | Group Code CEA BOOK IT >>
$151 Government Per Diem | Group Code CE5  Rooms at this rate are currently sold out
(Note: $151 is the new federal government  per diem rate effective Oct. 1, 2015.) 

Reservations: Reservations can be made online for either a regular or government block, or by calling 1-800-996-0510. Provide the Group Code CEA for regular rooms, or CE5 for government blocks, for a special CERF conference discounted rate. 

Cut-off date is Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Driving Directions from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the Doubletree by Hilton Portland Hotel

  • Get on I-205 S
  • Follow I-205 S and take exit 21B for I-84/US-30 W toward Portland
  • Merge onto I-84/US-30 W
  • Take exit 1 toward Lloyd Center
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Lloyd Center and merge onto NE 13th Avenue
  • Turn left onto NE Multnomah Street
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland will be on the left


Additional CERF Hotels


Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 235-2100

Rates:
$137 Double BOOK IT >>
$10 Each Additional Person

Reservations:
Reservations can be made online using the CERF 2015 Conference Group Code 151106CERF. Simply go to the online reservations page, type in the Group Code in the Group Code field, and the rate and rooms will populate for the reservation.  

Cut-off date is Friday, October 16, 2015


Driving Directions from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the Hotel Eastlund

  • Get on I-205 S from NE Airport Way
  • Follow I-205 S and I-84/U.S. 30 W to NE Lloyd Blvd.
  • Take exit 1 from I-84/U.S. 30 W
  • Continue on NE Lloyd Blvd. Drive to NE Grand Ave
  • Hotel Eastlund will be on your left


Quality Inn (Great option for student attendees!)
431 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 233-7933

Rates:
$99 Run of House BOOK IT >>
$99 Suites BOOK IT >>

Reservations:
Reservations may be made by calling 503-588-0515. Please mention that you are attending the CERF conference for a special discounted rate.

Cut-off date is Friday, October 16, 2015

Driving Directions from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the Quality Inn
  • Get on I-205 S from NE Airport Way
  • Follow I-205 S and I-84/U.S. 30 W to NE 13th Ave.
  • Take exit 1 from I-84/U.S. 30 W
  • Drive to NE Multnomah St
  • Quality Inn will be on your right


Inn at the Convention Center (Great option for student attendees!) 
420 NE Holladay St.
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 233-6331

Rates:

$99 Run of House BOOK IT >>

Reservations:
Reservations may be made by calling 503-233-6331. Please mention that you are attending the CERF conference for a special discounted rate.

Cut-off date is Friday, October 16, 2015

Driving Directions from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the Inn at the Convention Center
  • Get on I-205 S from NE Airport Way
  • Follow I-205 S and I-84/U.S. 30 W to NE 13th Ave.
  • Take the exit toward Convention Center/Rose Quarter from U.S. 30 W
  • Take NE Multonomah St and NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to NE Holladay St
  • Inn at the Convention Center will be on your right

 
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