Potlatch 19: March 5-7, 2010


Red Lion Hotel Portland – Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232

As of January 25 our room block is almost completely full; see our home page for details.

  • $79 single/double/triple/quad
  • Free wifi
  • Easily accessible by mass transit & car

To reserve a room: visit http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator/HotelOverview.aspx?metaID=38, or call 1-800-343-1822, and use group code POTL0307

Please note that the hotel room block cutoff is February 10.

For more info: www.redlion.com

This is the same hotel we used for SmofCon 23 last December. Here's some information from that convention, provided by John Lorentz:

Getting to the Hotel

The hotel is easily accessible by all forms of transportation. However, Portland is currently in a two-year process of rebuilding the downtown transit mall. While this wont affect freeway driving to the east side location of our hotel (or traveling by light rail from the airport), the rerouted traffic will cause problems driving through downtown and will likely cause delays in traveling by bus to the hotel.

By auto:

From I-5: take the Lloyd Center/Convention Center exit (#302A), go east on Weidler (4-6 blocks), turn right on MLK. The hotel will be on your left four blocks later.
From I-84 westbound: Take the I-5 North exit and follow the signs to "Convention Center" as I-84 ends at I-5. Turn right when the street ends at Holladay, and then right on MLK. The hotel is on your left in the next block. Alternatively, take the Lloyd Center exit (#1), continue straight on Lloyd and turn right on Grand. The hotel will be on your left in about six blocks.
Parking is available at the hotel for $4 (overnight -- free during the day), on the street (parking meters) and at several other parking lots nearby, all of which are charging $5 a day for evenings and weekends.

By bus or light rail:

The hotel is across the street from the Convention Center light rail (MAX) station, and is about three blocks east of the Rose Quarter transit station. Additionally, several buses run from the transit center to Lloyd Center, passing within a block of the hotel, and the #6 (Martin Luther King Blvd) bus line runs directly by the hotel.

By air:

By far, the easiest way to travel from Portland International Airport to the hotel is via the MAX Red Line light rail line. The airport station is adjacent to the baggage claim area, on the south side of the terminal, and the Convention Center stop is across the street from the Red Lion Hotel. Tickets may be purchased from machines at the station -- the cost is $2.00. You'll need an AZ (All Zone) ticket. Keep your ticket -- not only is it your proof of purchase, but the hotel will reimburse you the cost of the ticket when you check in and will give you a free return ticket to the airport! The trip from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 26 minutes and you won't need to make any transfers.