Portland, Oregon is a feast for the senses! The culinary scene is vibrant whether you visit a brick and mortar place or take advantage of the diverse offerings available from the multitude of fabulous food trucks. It’s okay to indulge because Portland is a walkable city with great public transit. So grab a donut, a cup of coffee, then hop on MAX, the light rail system, and head up to explore the awesome scenery in Washington Park.
The daytime average temperature is 53 degrees Fahrenheit (12 Celsius) with the overnight temperature averaging 40 degrees Fahrenheit (5 Celsius).
The newly renovated hotel is in the heart of downtown just a short walk to great theaters, museums, restaurants, and shopping, which is tax free. All the light rail lines are a short walk from the hotel. The room rate is $185 single or double, excluding taxes and fees. A special benefit only available when you make a reservation under the “LERN” group room block is complimentary guest room internet access. Please note that LERN has not authorized any third party companies to provide assistance in making room reservations. To make reservations, call the hotel at: 800-445-8667. Reservations must be made by Monday, October 23, but it is very likely that the room block will sell out well in advance of this date. Please be sure to confirm your departure date prior to checking into the hotel. Checking out prior to your expected departure date will result in an additional $50 hotel fee. A portion of the room rate is used to offset conference expenses.
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
One way taxi service to/from the airport to the hotel is about $45. LERN has designated Blue Star Airporter as the official ground transportation company. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes from the airport from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. and from the hotel from 4:20 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. No reservation is required for departures during the times listed. Service from the airport and hotel outside the listed hours is available but requires a reservation which can be made by calling 503-249-1837. Tell your shuttle driver you are attending the “LERN” convention to receive the reduced fare of $11 one way and $22 round trip, per person. Light Rail service on the MAX red line is currently $2.50. The train departs from just outside the terminal and the closest stop to the hotel is Pioneer Square North which is two blocks from the hotel.
AMTRAK services Portland via Union Station downtown. One way taxi fare is about $10. If you have the time, consider taking the train to Seattle for under $32 or even Vancouver, BC for under $60. Travelers going to Vancouver will need a valid passport.
Getting around during your visit
You don’t need a car to explore Portland as the most popular sites are either walking distance from the hotel or located along a light rail line. All of the MAX light rail lines are no more than two blocks from the hotel including the Red line that services the airport. The streetcar, serving popular destinations such as the Pearl District or Nob Hill, is a four block walk from the hotel.
The website for the convention bureau
* App is available for both iPhone and Android
The website for public transit including the light rail line MAX
* A wide range of apps are available for both iPhone and Android
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