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Travel & Lodging

The conference will take place on the campus of Portland State University in and near the PSU Library on the South Park Blocks in southwest Portland, Oregon. Parking can be a challenge on our downtown campus. However, we are very well-served by public transportation through Trimet, our region's transit agency. You can take MAX light rail, the Portland streetcar, or the bus to PSU. The Trimet trip planner can help you plan your travel within Portland.

Travel to Portland

By Air

Portland is served by Portland International Airport (PDX), located nine miles from the PSU campus. Frequent MAX light rail service connects the airport to downtown Portland and PSU in about 45 minutes with only one connection; tickets are $2.50. Taxicabs are readily available outside the airport; expect to pay $35-$40 for a ride to the PSU area. Travel Portland has more information. 

By Train

Portland's Union Station has daily service connecting Portland with Seattle, WA, Eugene, OR, and Vancouver, BC. You can also take the train to and from many West Coast cities and other locations.

By Car

Daily parking in garages is available for $10-$12/day. Check with PSU Transportation & Parking for locations of nearby parking facilities. Trimet also offers a Park & Ride service.


Housing will be available in dorm rooms on the PSU campus for under $70/night for a single and half that for a shared room. Each room has a private bath. Registration for these rooms will be available through our registration site when registration opens. Travel Portland also offers extensive information on visiting Portland.

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