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Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Info | Alternate Hotels | Directions | 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 25, 2004. 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 25, 2004 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
Group Code: ORAORAA

  • Choose the red "Reserve a Room" button that appears at the top of the page.
  • Enter Group Code: ORAORAA 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.

Alternate Hotels

If you find that the Portland Marriott Downtown Hotel (OSCON headquarters hotel) is sold out for the dates you are attempting to reserve a sleeping room, you will likely find this list of alternate hotels located within walking distance helpful.

Alternate Hotels

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 $12 per person (for one way travel). For airport pickup going to the Portland Marriott Downtown, you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance of your desired pick-up time, by calling: (503) 887-2666.

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

  • 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. The OSCON wiki contains a Room Sharing page where you can post information about yourself along with the type of room sharing situation with which you are most comfortable. If not comfortable with posting your info, simply peruse the listing of others looking for room sharing situations whom you can contact.

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
International Attendees

Please visit www.unitedstatesvisas.gov for important information about international travel to the United States.

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 #01XY0024.

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 conference 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.

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