May 22 - 24, 2016 in Portland, Oregon

Visiting Portland

Wondering where to stay and how to get around once you get into Portland? The conference will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, in downtown Portland, and most conference events will be held within just a few blocks of the Crystal Ballroom.


Portland is an amazing food city. Here are some resources that will help you find something good to eat:

Where to stay

We are not working with any of the hotels for attendee accommodations, but there are many hotels available within walking distance of the venue:

How to get around

Portland is a very accessible city and there are many transportation options available, public and otherwise.


The MAX is Portland’s major light-rail system. The MAX primarily connects Portland with the surrounding cities, such as Gresham, Beaverton, Clackamas, and Hillsboro.

If you’re flying into Portland Airport (PDX), we recommend taking the MAX into downtown Portland. There is a MAX station for the red line in the airport itself. The closest red line stop to the Crystal Ballroom is the Galleria SW 10th stop.

The Streetcar and Buses

For getting around within and around downtown Portland, the Streetcar can be a good option. Portland also has an extensive bus network.

Taxi Companies

Portland just got Lyft or Uber, but they are somewhat unreliable. There are several reliable local taxi companies:

Please note that it is not common to hail taxis in Portland, and that your best bet is to call in advance.

Bike Rentals

There are two bike rental companies in downtown Portland that may be good options if you want to experience Portland by bike (which we very much recommend!):