WPA 94th Annual Convention will be held at
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201
April 24-27, 2014
Rooms at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront may be reserved here. If you need to reserve by phone, you should use this number: 1-877-901-6632. Do not call the hotel directly for reservations.
The $149 WPA rate is good until March 25 or when all our rooms are sold (we have sold out in February each year so reserving early is recommended). Internet access is included with your room.
The hotel has valet parking only; you will receive a 25 percent discount on valet parking if you are staying at the hotel. There are several parking garages within a few blocks of the hotel. You may drop off luggage at the front of the hotel and then find parking nearby. For parking locations, type into a Google maps search box: parking loc: 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201
Important: There are two Marriott hotels in Portland – make sure you arrange your transportation for the Marriott Downtown Waterfront on SW Naito Parkway.
Taxi Service: Taxi fare one-way for one person is about $35 plus gratuity. Here is a brief description of some of the options.
Airport Shuttle: The Downtown Express Airport Shuttle is $14 one-way, $24 round-trip. Information and reservations at http://www.bluestarbus.com/downtown-express.php
Max Light Rail: The light rail train is just outside the baggage area and leaves regularly for downtown Portland. The fare is $2.50 – ticket machines in the baggage area. For more information: http://www.trimet.org/schedules/maxredline.htm. Exit when the train turns onto Morrison. This will require a 10 minute walk to the hotel – use a map application for directions from 200 SW Morrison to 1401 SW Naito Parkway.
Things to Do in Portland
Portland is a great city for walking and has excellent public transportation including buses and a streetcar (a streetcar going north to the Pearl District stops close to the hotel at SW 1st and Harrison, about a 5 minute walk – ask the concierge for directions). There is a bike rental store just a couple of blocks from the hotel. Many of the activities listed below are within walking distance (or a bus ride) from the hotel.
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