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Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Info | Directions | Room Sharing | Restaurants | Travel Assistance | Rental Cars | Airline Tickets

Event Headquarters Hotel

Portland Marriott Downtown

Portland Marriott Downtown
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-7600
Fax: 503-221-1789

Open Source Convention Room Rate

Discounted Room Rate: $129.00
(This rate is for single, double, triple or quad occupancy. Looking for a roommate?)

The cutoff date to make your room reservations is Friday, June 13, 2003. In order to receive the discounted room rate, you must identify yourself as attending the "O'Reilly Open Source Convention." Reservations received after the cutoff date of June 13, 2003 will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes (currently 11.5%) in effect at time of check-in.

Make your hotel reservations online:

Portland Marriott Downtown

  • Choose the red "Reserve a Room" button that appears at the top of the page.
  • Enter Group Code: OAAOAAA (using the letter "o") to receive the O'Reilly discounted room rate.
  • Choose your arrival and departure dates, and continue through the reservation system.
An email confirmation will be sent to you confirming your hotel reservation at the Portland Marriott Downtown for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

Make your hotel reservations by phone. Call:

  • 1-800-228-9290

  • or call the hotel directly at (503) 226-7600.

Alternative Hotels

If you've waited to make your hotel reservations and find the headquarters hotel Sold Out, try these walking-distance alternatives.

Residence Inn by Marriott
2115 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-552-9500

Four Points by Sheraton
50 S.W. Morrison, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-221-0711

Days Inn City Center
1414 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-221-1611

Doubletree Hotel Portland Downtown
310 SW Lincoln, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-221-0450

Getting There

Portland International Airport (PDX)
The Portland Int'l Airport serves approximately 120 domestic and international cities by 17 commercial airlines.

MAX Light Rail
Portland Map For cheap & convenient transportation from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to Downtown Portland, hop aboard the Airport MAX light rail "Red Line". Service runs every 15 minutes. If you are staying at the convention headquarters hotel - Portland Marriott Downtown - you will want to exit the rail at the "Morrison downtown" stop. The Marriott is only a 6 - 8 minute walk South from the Morrison train stop. The fare for this ride is less than $2.00.

Airport Shuttle Services
The Portland Marriott Downtown provides an airport shuttle service. Cost is $15 per person. For airport pickup going to the Portland Marriott Downtown, you must make a reservation ahead of time by calling: (503) 740-0403.

Driving Directions
Visit the Marriott web site for customized driving directions from your unique starting point to the Portland Marriott Downtown.

Click here for specific driving direction to the Hotel from the Portland International Airport.

  • From the North (Seattle)
    Stay on I-5 South. Take the OMSI/Oregon City exit (#300B), remain in the right lane. Exit onto the Morrison Bridge, remain in the right lane. Take the ramp to Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) which makes a sharp loop to the right, going back under the bridge. Head south on Front Avenue (Naito Parkway), the hotel is located 8 blocks on the right.

  • From the South (Salem)
    Remain on I-5 North and as you approach closer to Portland remain in the extreme left lane. Take the Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) exit (#1a) which approaches rapidly. When you get to the stop light, cross Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) onto Clay Street. Remain on Clay and make a right on 2nd Avenue. Make a right on Columbia Street and follow it down to Front Avenue (Naito Parkway). The hotel's driveway is the second entrance on your right.

  • From the East (Portland Airport)
    Follow the signs to I-205 South/Salem. Take the exit I-84 West to Portland. Remain in the left lane and follow the signs to OMSI/City Center. On the overpass, switch to the right lane and take the City Center exit that goes onto the Morrison Bridge. On the bridge, remain in the right lane and take the Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) exit, which makes a sharp loop to the right, going back under the bridge. Head south on Front Avenue (Naito Parkway), the hotel is located 8 blocks on the right.

  • From the West (Oregon Coast)
    From Highway 26/Sunset Highway, take the Market Street exit (just through the tunnel). This will take you to 4th Avenue. Follow 4th Avenue to Columbia Street. Make a right on Columbia and follow it to Front Avenue (Naito Parkway). Make a right on Front Avenue (Naito Parkway) and the hotel's driveway is the second entrance on the right.


  • Valet Parking
    • Hotel Guest: $21.00 per night
    • Visitor: $5.00 per hour (not to exceed $21.00 per day)

  • Self Parking
    The Portland Marriott Downtown does not offer a self-parking service, however, there are several self-parking garages located adjacent to or within close walking distance to the hotel.

    • 1st Street (between Clay & Columbia)
      (located directly behind the Hotel)
      Self-parking Garage. $12.50 per day. No security is available in this parking garage.

    • Jefferson Street (between 1st & 2nd)
      (located 2 blocks away from Hotel)
      Self-parking Garage. $3.00/Hour (not to exceed $12.00/Day). No security is available in this parking garage.

Please Note: Parking fees are approximate and completely subject to change without notice.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. We have set up a room-share mailing list to facilitate finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to submit your information and be added to the mailing list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

Restaurants within Walking Distance
Visit the OSCON Restaurants page for a detailed listing of local restaurants within walking distance from the Portland Marriott Downtown.

Vivian Russell Logo Travel Assistance

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 102
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Email: vivianv@sonic.net
Phone: (707) 525-0550, Fax: (707) 525-0560

Hertz Logo Rental Cars

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may contact Hertz directly to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. To reserve a car with your special rate, call Hertz:
1 (800) 654-2240 in the U.S.
1 (800) 263-0600 in Canada
(405) 749-4434 outside of these areas

or call your nearest Hertz reservation center, your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. You must give the agent the Hertz CV #01XY0021.

United Air Logo Air Travel

United Airlines is offering attendees traveling to our event a 5% discount off of the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class, or a 10% discount off of the unrestricted mid-week coach fare. They will also offer an additional 5% off of those tickets purchased at least 60 days in advance. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express flights. You must refer to Meeting ID #510CS in order to receive the convention attendee discount. Be certain to give either your travel planner or the United reservation agent (1-800-521-4041) this number.

Gone Green Our Environmental Commitment

O'Reilly is committed to holding environmentally responsible events by using recycled products and choosing venues willing to partner with our Green efforts. Visit our Gone Green page for more information on the recycled products you'll receive at the convention.

O'Reilly & Associates assumes no responsibility or liability for the facilities or services provided by the vendors and suppliers. Anyone attending this convention releases O'Reilly from any and all claims that may arise out of attending at this convention.

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