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Experience Portland

navigate your way around beautiful Portland with this insider's travel guide. These activities are all conveniently located next to the conference venue so you are just steps away from exploring beautiful Portland.



Walking Tours & Day Trips 

See Portland by foot! Portland offers a wide variety of walking tours from food carts to historical sites to brewery tours. Most of these are located in the downtown area and is easily accessible from the conference venue. The walking tours should be booked in advance. Please find more information on the Travel Portland site for a wide variety of tours and where you can book them.   


Eclectic Neighborhoods to Check Out 

Experience your way through Portland like a local. Check out these charming and eclectic neighborhoods and see why we love our city. 

  • Mississippi Avenue - Just five miles from the conference venue, vibrant Mississippi Avenue in North Portland has a culture all its own. With a variety of independent shops, restaurants and breweries, you don't want to miss out on this charming neighborhood.
  • Portland Farmers Market at PSU - Only open on Saturdays, this farmers market at Portland State University is one of a kind with more than 200 vendors from Oregon and Southwest Washington showcasing their local bakeries, handmade goods, meats, cheese and specialty foods. Less than a mile away from the conference venue, grab a coffee at the Nossa Familia stand and take a stroll through the quaint campus and sample good eats! 
  • Hawthorne Street - From second-run movies to coffee shops, this walkable street is filled with vibrant shops that will entertain you from morning til night. Grab a coffee and sit at a window seat - Hawthorne street is great for people watching.


Sites and Landmarks

Forest Park 

Just three miles from the conference venue, Forest Park is a majestic city park located on Portland's west side. The 5,200-acre park is one of the largest uban forests in the United States with more than 80 miles of trails. Forest Park overlooks Northwest Portland and parts of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. See why it attracts millions of visitors.

Don't forget to check out the Wildwood Trail at Forest Park! The trail connects to the Audubon Society Sanctuary, Pittock Mansion, and Washington Park. 

Multnomah Falls 

This two drop cascade is Oregon's tallest waterfall. Multnomah Falls is thirty miles from the conference venue but is definitely worth the treck. Many visitors hike up to the Benson Bridge for a photogenic foot crossing. This hike could be muddy depending on the weather so dress appropriately. 



Spring in Portland averages with highs of 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the mid 40-50s. We recommend wearing layered clothing to accommodate the difference in temperature from the indoor Conference venue and bringing a warm jacket for cooler evenings.


Additional Things to Do

Check out the Travel Portland's Visitors' Guide and visit www.travelportland.com for dining, events and other seasonal highlights in Portland.

Photo Credit: Photos taken from travelportland.com