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Location & Directions

Portland State University
Hoffman Hall
1833 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Hourly pay-by-plate parking is available to any guest. Additional information on getting to campus can be found here.

The conference registration table is located in the lobby of Hoffman Hall. Campus Map

Transportation Options

Flying to Portland? After arrival at PDX, take the MAX Light Rail Red Line from the airport to downtown Portland. Local stops and schedule information for MAX and bus service are available from TriMet. Click here for information on fares.

Alaska Airlines is offering a 5% discount on airline tickets to and from the 2017 Conference. To take advantage of this discount, enter the following Discount Code when booking your flight at ECMZ453. Click the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code to view a detailed description of the rules.

Information about University Place Hotel

Half a mile from the main Portland State campus, University Place Hotel & Conference Center is offering a block of 30 rooms at a reduced rate for conference attendees. With standard rooms for $106 and comfort suites available for $126, reservations must be made before July 12, 2018 to guarantee rates.
For reservations call: 1.866.845.4647 or 503.221.0140
The reduced rates are nightly and do not include a 15.3% tax or $15 per night parking fee.
Check-in: 9/12/18 and check-out: 9/14/18. Rates available 2 days pre/post block dates, based on availability.
Based on availability, conference rate will be honored should the 30 rooms sell out.
All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance to avoid penalty charge of one night plus tax. Please contact front desk agent to make reservations.
Parking: $3.00 an hour; $12.00 daily; $15.00 overnight
TriMet’s Orange MAX Line is across the street from University Place Hotel & Conference Center and can connect you to other MAX lines going directly to and from the airport. It can also take you to within blocks of Portland State University’s campus, as will the Downtown Portland Streetcar just 3 blocks away.

Other Hotels

There are numerous hotels in the downtown city center area that are only a short trip (by bus or on foot) from PSU, including Hotel Modera, Heathman Hotel, AAE Portland Downtown Value Inn, Hyatt House Portland/Downtown, and McMenamins Crystal Hotel.

Alternatively, hotels in Portland’s Lloyd District still allow for quick public transit to PSU, but rooms may be available at a lower cost. These include Shilo Inn Rose Garden, Residence Inn Lloyd Center, Courtyard Marriott Portland, and Crowne Plaza.


Come to Portland before the conference or stick around for the weekend and enjoy a few of the many attractions the city has to offer.

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