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2019 APDT Conference Hotel

Portland, Ore.

October 30 – November 2

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland on Multnomah

1000 NE Multnomah Street

Portland, Ore.  97232

Begin your stay at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, with a warm welcome and a delicious freshly baked cookie upon arrival. Conveniently located in the center of the up-and-coming Lloyd’s EcoDistrict, our Portland accommodations are the largest within walking distance of the Oregon Convention Center (the site of the APDT conference), Moda Center and Portland Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy convenient travel on the Portland MAX light rail, located directly outside this hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Reservations can be made at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland on Multnomah until Thursday, Oct. 10, to ensure accommodations at the discounted attendee rate. Call 1 (800) HILTONS or visit tinyurl.com/ychc5orx,  Group code: PET to receive room rate of $174: single/double). Credit card to hold the room; will not be charged for a deposit.

**Special Notice

Some companies have been known to solicit meeting attendees and exhibitors with offers of lower rates or nonexistent inventory of hotel rooms. Often referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits,” they will phone or email attendees and exhibitors of city-wide events such as this one. It is important to remember these companies are falsely claiming to be affiliated with the event. To protect yourself against these scams, book only with the official Housing Service or host hotel (as identified by APDT and its event website); report solicitations to the APDT at conference@apdt.com immediately, including phone number, email address or web link.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland Parking Options

Standard day rates are $5.50 per hour with a max of $27.00 per day. $27.00 per night and valet available at $37.00.

Oregon Convention Center Parking

Onsite parking is provided in the convention center’s underground garage. You may enter the garage through either the NE Lloyd Boulevard (P1) or NE First Avenue (P2) entrances. Clearance on the P1 Level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 Level is 9 feet. We have a total of 800 spaces.

Standard Hourly Parking Rates:

Free for 1 to 15 minutes
$5 for 16 minutes to 1 hour
$7 for 1 to 2 hours
$9 for 2 to 3 hours
$10 for 3 to 4 hours
$12 for 4 to 18 hours (over 18 hours incurs an additional $2 per hour charge)

Time is determined from the minute you enter the garage to the time you exit.

A dynamic flat rate fee may be charged at management’s discretion.

Garage generally opens daily at 6 a.m.

The garage does not accommodate RVs, campers, trucks with trailers and similar oversized vehicles.​ Overnight parking is prohibited.

Please allow for ample time to park. The garage can reach capacity on days with busy event schedules and area traffic may impact your arrival and departure times. On these days we recommend using public or commercial transportation. Alternative transit information is provided below.

The Oregon Convention Center does not guarantee parking availability. Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Parking and accommodations for people with health conditions or impairments

Both levels of the OCC parking garage provide accessible spaces within easy access of elevators. There are 10 accessible spaces on Parking Level 1 (P1) and 11 accessible spaces on Parking Level 2 (P2). Parking Level 2 (P2) offers accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.

Accessible parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Street parking and drop-off/pick-up zones

There are 566 metered parking spaces within three blocks of the OCC.

Short term drop-off/pick-up zones are available adjacent to the convention center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard and on NE Holladay Street.

All drop-off and loading zones are located on an accessible route to an accessible building entrance, and have adequate vertical and horizontal clearance. Not all zones have an unobstructed aisle next to the vehicle pull-up space. There is a public-use sidewalk, which may be obstructed by pedestrians and attendees.

Additional area parking

There are several privately operated parking garages/lots in the area surrounding the convention center. Please be aware that some locations may not be open at certain times and availability is based upon demand.

Note: Some privately owned lots around the OCC promote “convention center parking” but these are not operated by the Oregon Convention Center.

Transportation

Photo credit: 2014_Travel Portland

Transportation

To Portland

Travelers named Portland International Airport (PDX) the best airport in the United States in Travel + Leisure survey every year from 2013–2018. Why do they love PDX? An easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, great local food and drink (including microbrews, craft spirits and even food carts) and tax-free shopping with no markups are just a few of the reasons.

Air service

Portland International Airport is currently served by 18 international and domestic airlines offering over 500 scheduled passenger arrivals and departures daily. Sixty U.S. cities offer nonstop flights to Portland, including Atlanta, Orlando, New York, Boston and Chicago. Internationally, you can fly direct to PDX from Amsterdam, Calgary, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, London, Puerto Vallarta, Reykjavik, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

Getting to and from the airport

The airport is located 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.

Light rail

The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. Here are some quick facts:

  • The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.25, Honored Citizen $1). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
  • You can roll your luggage on board.
  • The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
  • The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.

For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org/schedules/maxredline.htm.

Taxicabs

The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their website. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.

Shuttles

When you leave the airport, you will find the shuttles at the bottom entrance of the terminal (outside the baggage claim area) on the other side of the second strip (“Island 2”) near the parking garage. Many airport hotels offer free services.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for APDT conference attendees.
Please Click here to book your flights!  Use Meeting Event Code:  NY2RN
*Please note the following:

· NOT ALL FARES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT
· Discounts apply to round trip travel only
· Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
· Fare rules will determine eligibility

You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NY2RN
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800-number

 

Around Portland

At the heart of Portland’s world-class public transportation system is MAX light rail, with 97 stations and 60 miles of track connecting the city, airport and region.

MAX lines

MAX has five lines, all of which run through downtown:

MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening.

Opened on Sept. 12, 2015, the MAX Orange Line connects downtown Portland to the Central Eastside, Sellwood and Milwaukie, a suburb to the southeast. The Orange Line uses Tilikum Crossing, Portland’s first new span since 1973 and the nation’s longest bridge dedicated solely to transit, bicycles and pedestrians.


Climate

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Things to do in Portland

Portland’s fun and unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to (tax-free) retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books. Here are a few must-sees.

Powell’s City of Books

From humble storefront beginnings in 1971, Powell’s has grown into a Portland landmark and one of the world’s great bookstores. Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books contains more than 1 million books in 3,500 different sections. Get a cup of joe at the in-store coffee shop, grab a map to the nine color-coded rooms, and lose yourself in the largest independent used and new bookstore on Earth.

Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m., 365 days a year; free.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

A year-round wonder, the Lan Su Chinese Garden is an authentically built Ming Dynasty style garden. Covered walkways, bridges, pavilions and a richly planted landscape frame a picturesque lake in this urban oasis built by artisans from Portland’s sister city of Suzhou. Public and audio tours are available, and the garden’s teahouse serves light snacks and traditional teas. Lan Su hosts many events, including a two-week Chinese New Year celebration and summer concerts.

Open daily; admission charged.

Portland Saturday Market

Enjoy a distinctive experience at Portland Saturday Market, the nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them, and enjoy live music and international snacks. Located in Waterfont Park, at the Skidmore Fountain MAX station. Make a $25 purchase and receive a free TriMet ticket or a two-hour parking validation at any Smart Park garage.

Open rain or shine, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March through December 24; free.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

In 1999, Stumptown Coffee took Portland caffeine lovers by the storm. What started as a single roastery on Southeast Division Street quickly expanded to the rest of Portland and, more recently, New York City and Seattle. Stumptown emphasizes direct trade and highlights the different flavor profiles of coffee varietals. While grabbing a latte from Stumptown may take longer than going to Starbucks, the gorgeous latte art, not to mention the singularly Portland vibe, will more than make up for it.

Oregon Zoo

At the Oregon Zoo, you can travel around the world in an afternoon, observing more than 2,000 animals from around the world, from agouti (a rainforest rodent) to zebra. This conservation zoo is renowned for its Asian elephant breeding program.

The zoo is located in Washington Park, five minutes from downtown on Highway 26 West, or about 10 minutes via MAX light rail (Blue or Red line, Washington Park stop).

Open daily except Dec. 25; admission charged. Discounted admission ($4) is offered on the second Tuesday of each month. Save $1.50 off admission with proof of transit ridership.

Pittock Mansion

High in the West Hills of Portland, Pittock Mansion soars 1,000 feet above the city’s skyline. A century-old symbol of Portland’s dramatic transformation from a small lumber town to a bustling city, it’s an architectural wonder. With picture-perfect views of rivers, forests, bridges and mountaintops — and 23 storied rooms teeming with treasures — no other place in town offers a more breathtaking view or a more revealing glimpse of Portland’s past.

Open daily; admission charged.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

One of the nation’s leading science museums, OMSI is 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun. Five enormous halls bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. You can experience an earthquake, take part in live lab demonstrations, see a movie in the Empirical Theater, explore the universe in a world-class planetarium and even tour a real submarine. Located on the east bank of the Willamette River.

Open daily; admission charged.

Portland Farmers Market

Widely considered one of the world’s finest farmers’ markets, the Portland Farmers Market operates eight weekly markets, spring through fall. In addition to fresh produce, the market is a go-to spot for prepared food items, as well as cheeses, meats, flowers and more.

The flagship market is held on Saturdays in the South Park Blocks at Portland State University. On Mondays, the market comes to Pioneer Courthouse Square (June-September), and Wednesday’s market is held in the South Park Blocks of the Cultural District (May-November).

Voodoo Doughnut

Located in Old Town’s popular nightlife district, Voodoo Doughnut is one of the city’s most unusual and delicious culinary destinations. The doughnuts, topped with creative ingredients such as bacon, Captain Crunch and Oreos, are almost as fun to look at as they are to eat. Locals and visitors line up 24 hours a day for what may be the most innovative doughnuts in the world. Be prepared for adorable mustached faces to look up at you from your food (mirroring the many bearded young men you’ll encounter biking around Portland).

Open all day, every day. Two locations.

International Rose Test Garden

Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world enjoy the sights and scents of the gardens. The garden’s spectacular views and more than 8,000 roses make it one of the city’s most notable signature landmarks. Located in Washington Park. The best rose-viewing months are May-September.

Open daily; free.

Portland Art Museum

Find out why the oldest museum in the Northwest, the Portland Art Museum, is internationally renowned for exciting art experiences. Located in the heart of downtown’s cultural district, the museum campus includes an outdoor sculpture court and historical interiors. Tour the world and travel through history in magnificent permanent collection galleries (featuring an extensive collection of Native American art), six stories of modern art and special exhibitions. Each Sunday features activities for families.

Open Tuesday-Sunday; admission charged. Children 17 and under free. Admission is free on the first Thursday of every month from 5-8 p.m. The museum also offers free admission and special family programming several times a year (check calendar).

Portland Japanese Garden

In the scenic hills above Washington Park, the Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty which has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Encompassing 12.4 acres and 12 separate garden spaces, the garden includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways and an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood. Guided tours are included with cost of admission.

Open daily; admission charged.


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