Dry Valleys Workshop 2012 Venue

Venue

The workshop will be held at Portland State University, only a few blocks from the SCAR meetings.  We will be meeting in Smith Hall.

http://pdx.edu/campus-map

Our meeting room is 6F on the campus map

http://pdx.edu/about-portland-state

Accommodation

Most participants will also be attending the SCAR meetings.  You can use this link to book discounted room rates at the Hilton Portland, the conference hotel.

Getting to the Hotel

There are three main options for getting to the Hilton hotel from the PDX airport:

#1) A taxi, which should be readily available at PDX, will cost about $37.  It normally takes 25-30 minutes to reach the hotel although it could take longer depending on traffic.

#2) The Blue Star Airport Shuttle leaves PDX on the hour and on the one-half hour from 7am until 7pm.  It costs $14 per person. It will take approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic, to reach our front doors.  (It stops at a couple of different hotels prior to coming to us. ) A reservation is not needed, you pay the driver who will accept either cash or a credit card.  The shuttle operates by reservation only after 7pm.  To make a reservation, call 1-800-247-2272.  You catch the shuttle outside of baggage claim at PDX. This is most likely the cheapest, most convenient, and easiest option for most participants. 

#3)  Light Rail, a.k.a. MAX, is a train that is part of the Portland public transportation system.  It operates between PDX and downtown Portland, which is where you'll find the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.  It costs $2.40 per person and takes 38 minutes to get to a stop 2-3 blocks from the hotel.  Generally speaking, the trains coming downtown leave PDX about every 15 minutes. 

See the following PDF provided by the hotel for more information about these options:

Directions to Hilton Hotel