About the City of Portland
Come for the crime, but your stay in the City of Roses can offer so much more. We’re a town full of coffee drinkers, cyclists and skiers, writers and artists and poets, beer and spirits crafters, and so much more. You’ll never lack for something new and different to nibble, for beautiful sights to see, and whacky locals to boggle you.
Over the coming months, we will share details—from the wild to the weird—about the city we love, including:
- Food Cart Culture
- Beer and Coffee
- Powell’s City of Books
- Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
The conference hotel is right across the street from Lloyd Center, which offers a number of options for meals. Also within easy walking distance are the restaurants and shops of the Broadway District.
- Eating at Lloyd Center
- Breakfast in the Broadway District
- Lunch in the Broadway District
- Dinner in the Broadway District
Downtown and Beyond
Downtown Portland is right across the Willamette River and can be easily reached via the MAX Light Rail service from the MAX stop right outside the hotel. Just take the Red Line or Green Line to City Center and choose any number of spots along the way to jump off.
The Red Line will take you to Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland’s Living Room. If you stay on the the train, you can continue on to points west, including the Oregon Zoo, Washington Park, and the Rose Garden.
The Portland Streetcar can take you from the Lloyd District to the Pearl and Northwest downtown. Your options for amazing food, drink, and more abound all along both routes.