Venue/Travel

Dates: August 5 – 9, 2018

 

Location

The 2018 General Meeting is being held at:

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
503-235-7575
https://www.oregoncc.org/

 

IEEE PES – Travel Portland’s TriMet Transit Pass Info

TriMet is the agency that operates trains, buses and streetcars in the city of Portland, including MAX light rail trains stopping at the Oregon Convention Center.

Quick Tips:

  • TriMet transit passes will be distributed to attendees of IEEE PES at the registration desk located in the Oregon Convention Center.
  • The pass you receive will be TriMet’s Hop Fastpass and is ready for immediate use.
  • To use your Hop Fastpass, tap the card on a designated card reader each time you board the MAX light rail, streetcar or bus.
  • Tap and go – it’s easy.
  • Each pass is valid from August 5th, 2018 to August 10th, 2018.
  • For information on routes, schedules or instructions in other languages, visit www.trimet.org.

Traveling to the Oregon Convention Center without a pass:

  • The current fare for an Adult ticket is $2.50/2½ hours or $5/day.
  • MAX light rail - Before boarding, buy your ticket from a ticket machine located on the train platform. Keep your ticket until you have completed your trip.
  • Buses – When you board, place your exact cash fare in the farebox. Be sure to tell the operator whether it’s for a 2½-Hour Ticket or a 1-Day Pass.
  • Streetcar - Ticket machines are located at Streetcar stations and on board the trains. Machines accept debit/credit cards only.

 

Hotels

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the following Hotels for General Meeting Attendees.

Book Early as the room block sells out quickly and space is limited!

The cut-off date for reservations at Group rates is July 14, 2018, 5PM Pacific time. Reservations will be accepted until this date or until the room blocks sell out.

The hotels may require a one night deposit in advance, by credit card, to guarantee a reservation. Please review the hotel's cancellation and refund policy when making your reservation.

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97232
502-226-1611
Group Rates:
$248 per room per night (single/double)
Additional Person - $10.00 per night
Travel pass provided for length of conference. Trip on the tram

Online reservations can be made here.
The hotel will accept telephone reservations by calling 1.800.HILTONS.
Please reference “PES General Meeting” when making your reservation.

Click HERE for directions from the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower to the Oregon Convention Center.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Hilton Portland Downtown has been newly redesigned with an inviting, vibrant lobby and rooms that incorporate a timeless and contemporary feel. Located in Portland’s business and entertainment district and one block from the MAX light Rail System, this hotel offers easy access to top attractions including the Portland Saturday Market, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Powell’s Bookstore, Tom Mccall’s Waterfront Park, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Convention Center. Take a short walk to downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, exciting entertainment venues.

Parking:

Self parking: Not Available
Valet: $47.00 (Valet Parking)

Courtyard Portland by Marriott/Downtown Convention Center - Limited Availability
435 NE Wasco Portland, OR 97232
503-234-3200
Group Rates:
$249 per room per night (single/double)

Online reservations can be made here.
The hotel will accept telephone reservations by calling:
Hotel Direct: 503-234-3200
Toll Free: 1-800-321-2211
Please reference “PES General Meeting” when making your reservation.

Click HERE for directions from the Courtyard Portland by Marriott/Downtown Convention Center to the Oregon Convention Center.

Parking:
Off-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly
On-site parking, fee: 26 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 26 USD daily
Valet parking only at all times

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention CenterLimited Availability
1441 NE 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97232
503-233-2401
Group Rates:
$204 per room per night (single/double)
Additional Person - $10.00 per night
The hotel will accept telephone reservations by calling 1-866-242-1264.
Please reference “PES General Meeting” when making your reservation.

Click HERE for directions from the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center to the Oregon Convention Center.

Outdoor Parking ($20/night) and Valet Parking($23/night) Available

The Crowne Plaza Portland is the only hotel in downtown Portland that offers airport shuttle service for its guests. We will be pleased to pick you up and drop you off at PDX in our luxurious Mercedes Sprinter Vans, just be sure to contact us in when you arrive at PDX to request a shuttle. Shuttles from PDX to our hotel are complimentary, and shuttles to the airport are just a small fee* when compared to taxi rates. We also offer a complimentary local area shuttle that will transport you comfortably and safely to any destination within a 3-mile radius of our hotel.
*Please note that the shuttle service is based on availability, and it is best to contact the hotel beforehand to confirm availability. Rates for outbound airport shuttles start at $12/guest for the first two room guests, and $3 per additional room guest.

Doubletree by Hilton PortlandSold Out
1000 NE Multnomah Portland, OR 97232
503-281-6111
Group Rates
$189 per room per night (single/double) – Standard Room
$209 per room per night (single/double) – Premium Room
Additional Person - $15 per night

Online reservations can be made here.
The hotel will accept telephone reservations by calling:
Hotel Direct - (503) 281-6111
National and Canada — 1-800-996-0510
Please reference “PES” when making your reservation.

Click HERE for directions from the Doubletree by Hilton Portland to the Oregon Convention Center.

Hotel Parking:
Self Parking: $25.00
Valet: $35.00

Contact the Hotels directly, by phone, for any extended stays outside of the General Meeting dates.
Should the room block at the Hotels sell out prior to the cut-off date, you are encouraged to check back periodically with the hotel. There may be cancellations with rooms becoming available leading up to the General Meeting.
Map to Hotels/Convention Center

 

Local Airport

Portland International Airport
7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218
503-460-4234
https://www.pdx.com/PDX

Directions to hotels from Portland International Airport:

 

Travel Visa Information

United States citizens do not need a U.S. visa or passport for travel to Oregon. If you are not a US citizen, you may need a visa for entry into the US. Once you register for the conference, you can download a letter indicating that you will be attending the conference.
For additional information regarding visas and/or passports, please visit http://travel.state.gov/.

 

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