Venue & Portland

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Arrangements for this conference take place at the Oregon Convention Center and The Hilton Portland. It is a pleasant 1.2 mile walk to the Oregon Convention Center from The Hilton Hotel. Or, hop aboard the MAX Light Rail Red or Blue lines that conveniently run between the Oregon Convention Center and The Hilton.

Oregon Convention Center

Directions & Transportation

Getting to the Oregon Convention Center couldn't be easier. Its central location in the heart of downtown Portland's Rose Quarter/Lloyd District affords numerous and speedy transportation options - whether traveling by car or taxi, riding the city's airport-connected TriMet MAX light rail, Portland Streetcar, or often by simply strolling a short distance from your hotel. Just eight miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), the OCC is accessible via Interstate Freeway I-5 North from exit 302A (Rose Quarter) and I-84 West Exit 1 (Lloyd Boulevard). It is bound by Holladay Street, NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, Lloyd Boulevard and NE First Avenue.

Driving Directions from I-5 Southbound

  • Take exit 302A
  • Go across Broadway
  • Turn Left on Weidler
  • Turn Right onto Martin luther King Jr. Blvd.

Driving Directions from I-5 Northbound

  • Take exit 302A
  • Turn Right on Weidler
  • Turn Right onto Martin luther King Jr. Blvd.

Driving Directions from I-84

  • Take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1)
  • Stay on Lloyd Blvd. all the way to the Convention Center

Driving Directions from PDX

  • Take I-205 S to I-84 W
  • Take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1)
  • Stay on Lloyd Blvd. all the way to the Convention Center


In addition to the ample street and bus parking in the surrounding area, the Oregon Convention Center provides on-site parking in its clean and secure underground parking garage. 800 spaces are available on the garage's two levels. The maximum daily rate to park is $10. Enter the garage via its First Avenue or Lloyd Boulevard entrances (View Map). Clearance on the P1 level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 level is 9 feet. Overnight parking in the garage is prohibited.

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Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

At a Glance:

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower consists of two buildings: the landmark Hilton Portland and the elegant Executive Tower. Situated in the heart of downtown, this hotel is surrounded by restaurants, tax-free shopping and entertainment venues. Walk a block from our hotel to the MAX Light Rail system for quick and easy access to popular Portland attractions, nearby cities, and Portland International Airport.

Driving Directions from I-5 South

  • Take exit 302B from I-5 S for I-405 S
  • Take exit 2A for Couch St. toward Burnside St.
  • Continue onto NW 15th Ave
  • Turn left onto SW Alder
  • Turn Right onto SW Broadway
  • Turn left onto SW Salmon
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto SW 6th AVE

Driving Directions from I-5 North (Salem)

  • Take exit 299B from I-5 S for I-405 N
  • Take exit 1-C (6th Ave. Exit)
  • Turn Right onto 6th Ave.
  • Continue on 6th Ave. for approximately 12 blocks. The hotel will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Portland International Airport

  • Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST.
  • At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South. Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left).
  • Immediately follow the City Center signs, which will take you across the Morrison Bridge.
  • Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St.
  • Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue.
  • Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St.
  • Take Taylor 3 blocks and our front doors for the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.

MAX LightRail from Portland International Airport

  • Take the MAX Red Line towards City Center & Beaverton TC
  • Disembark the MAX Red Line at the Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station (15 stops)
  • Walk 0.2 Miles to the Hilton
    • Head west on SW Morrison St. towards SW 5th Ave
    • Turn left onto SW 6th Ave
    • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower will be on your right.


Valet parking is available at the Hilton Portland & Executive towers for $35.00 per day. Self-parking is not available at the hotel. Parking is available at nearby garages.

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Additional Information

On-Site Check In, Attire and more!

On-Site Check-in

Upon arrival at the meeting on Wednesday, please check in at the registration desk which will be located at the Hilton Portland Main Tower. If arriving on Thursday, check-in at the registration desk located at the Oregon Convention Center. Name badges will be issued at the time of check-in and are required for access to all educational sessions and networking activities. See the online registration form to order tickets to the evening networking activities for your spouse or guest, who will need a name badge to access networking events.

Meeting Notebook

Upon check-in, you will also be provide with a handy meeting notebook that includes an updated schedule, room locator maps, and other need-to-know information.

Meeting Hashtag

Join in on the conversation! Include #ORWAMGMA15 on any meeting related posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Dress Code

Attire at this conference ranges from business casual to totally casual. Be sure to dress in layers since meeting room temperatures may vary, and be sure to bring a light jacket.

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Local Dining

A selection of nearby Dining Options - All with spectacular waterfront views

Cuisine Restaurant Name Distance from OCC Distance from Hilton Price Range
Coffee & Tea J Cafe
533 NE Holladay St #101, Portland, OR 97232
0.3 Mile 1.6 Miles $
Coffee & Tea City Coffee
932 SW 4th AVE, Portland, OR 97204
1.4 Miles 0.1 Mile $
French LePigeon
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
0.5 Mile 1.3 Mile $$$
Cajun-Creole Le Bistro Montage
301 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
0.7 Mile 1.3 Mile $$
Mediterranean & Seafood Southpark Seafood
901 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
1.6 Miles 0.2 Mile $$
American Henry's 12th Street Tavern
10 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
1.3 Miles 0.6 Mile $$
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Best of Portland City Map

Some of Portlands's most famous spots are just a short walk or cab ride from The Hilton or Oregon Convention Center:

View Best of PDX in a larger map


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