O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Hotel and Travel Information

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

Event Headquarters Hotel

DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland

DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-281-6111
Fax: 503-284-8553

Open Source Convention Room Rate

Discounted Room Rate: $129.00
(This rate is for single or double. Triple or quad occupancy is $15.00 per person extra. Looking for a roommate?)

The cutoff date to make your room reservations is Thursday, July 7, 2005. In order to receive the discounted room rate, you must request the group rate for "O'Reilly Media, Inc." Reservations received after the cutoff date of July 7, 2005 or when the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) 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 12.5%) in effect at time of check-in.

Make your hotel reservations by phone. Call:

  • The hotel directly at (503) 281-6111.

Make your hotel reservations On-line:

  • Go to the DoubleTree Hotel website. Under "Check Availability", enter your arrival and departure dates and click "go". On the next page - "Select Your Reservation Details", select your room type preference and under "Special Accounts" in Group/Convention Code, type "OMI". Click "continue" and follow the steps to complete your reservation.

Alternate Hotel

If you are unable to make a room reservation at the OSCON headquarters hotel (DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center) O'Reilly Media has secured additional rooms.

Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center
1021 N. E. Grand Avenue
Portland OR 97232
Phone: (503) 235-2100
Toll Free: 800-343-1822
Rate: $109.00 plus 12.5% tax (subject to change)
Deadline: June 28, 2005
Distance to OSCON: Across the street from the Convention Center
more info

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
For cheap & convenient transportation from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the hotels and Convention Center, hop aboard the Airport MAX light rail "Red Line". The Double Tree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Portland – Lloyd Center, the Red Lion Portland – Convention Center and the Oregon Convention Center are located on the MAX light rail line with service between the Hotels and Portland International Airport. For a minimal fee, (currently $1.70) MAX will transport guests from the Airport directly to the Hotels’ doorsteps. Service runs every 15 minutes seven days a week between 4:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Driving Directions
Visit the DoubleTree website for customized driving directions from your unique starting point to theDoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland -Lloyd Center.

  • 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)
    Take Rose Quarter-City center exit 302A. At the first light, take a right on Weidler. Go to 9th Avenue and take a right. Go to the second light and the hotel is on the left.

  • From the East (Portland Airport)
    Follow Airport way to I-205 South. Then take I-84 West, go approximately 5 miles to exit 1 Lloyd Blvd. Go to the second light off of the exit and take a right. Go 1 and 1/2 blocks and Lloyd Center is on the left..


  • Valet Parking
    $21.00 per night
  • Self Parking
    $18.00 per day

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 on the OSCON Wiki to submit your information and be added to the mailing list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

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 CV#01XY0025.

United Air Logo Air Travel

United Airlines is the official airline of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. If you or your travel gent call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) to book your reservations, you will recieve a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express. Call United Specialized Meeting Reservations Center at 1-800-521-4041 to obtain the best fares and schedule information. You must refer to Meeting ID #539GN in order to receive the convention attendee discount.

O'Reilly Media, Inc. 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.

Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)
Hewlett Packard
Sun Microsystems

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Black Duck Software
Covalent Technologies
GroundWork Open Source Solutions
Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
DevtownStation News
Digital ID World
Enterprise Open Source Journal
Free Software Magazine
InsideMac Radio
Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
Open Enterprise Trends
Software Association of Oregon
Version Tracker
Wi-Fi Technology Forum
Women's Technology Cluster

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Griffin Technology
Harman Multimedia


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