Hotel and Travel Information

RailsConf 2007 will take place at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC), in Portland OR. We have negotiated special rates for RailsConf 2007 attendees at the DoubleTree Hotel within walking distance of the OCC. (Please Note: The room block at the DoubleTree has sold out. Please make your reservations at one of the alternate hotels listed below).We recommend you make your hotel reservations for RailsConf 2007 as soon as possible. Hotel rooms are limited and will likely sell out early.

DoubleTree Hotel

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

Discounted Rate: $119.00 per night for single or double occupancy.

Making reservations at the Double Tree

The DoubleTree Hotel is currently sold out. Please make your reservations at one of the alternate hotels listed below.

By Phone: Call the hotel directly at (800) 996-0510 or (503) 281-6111 and reference the group code OMI to receive the discounted room rate.

Online: Reservations can me made via the hotel's website. To obtain the discounted rate make sure you enter the group code OMI in the "Group / Convention Code" section of the reservations page.

The cutoff date to make your room reservations is . In order to receive the group room rate, you must request the group rate for "OMI" Reservations received after the cutoff date of 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.

Alternate Hotels

Red Lion Hotel Portland – Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Avenue,
Portland OR 97232
(One block from the Oregon Convention Center)

Discounted Rate: $114.00 for single or double rooms plus 12.5% tax

Reservations: please call (800)343-1822 and mention “Rails Conference 2007” to obtain the rate. The cut-off date for the group rate is April 16, 2007. Reservations received after April 16, 2007 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Please provide 72 hours notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Holiday Inn Portland – Downtown / Convention Center
1441 NE Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
(Four blocks from the Oregon Convention Center)

Discounted Rate: $119.00 for single or double rooms plus 12.5 % tax

Reservations: please call (503)233-2401 and mention “RailsConf 2007” to obtain the rate. The cut-off date for the group rate is April 16, 2007. Reservations received after April 16, 2007 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Please provide 72 hours notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Courtyard by Marriott - Portland Lloyd Center
435 NE Wasco
Portland, OR
(Four blocks from the Oregon Convention Center)

Discounted Rate: $124 for single room, $134 for double/double room, plus tax of 12.5%.

Reservations: please call either the hotel at 503-234-3200 or Marriott Central Reservations at 800-321-2211 and identify yourself as being with "RailsConf 2007" to obtain this rate. A credit card is needed to guarantee your reservation. The deadline to make your reservation is April 16 or when the room block sells out, which ever comes first.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. The RailsConf 2007 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 who you can contact.

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 affordable & 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 and the Oregon Convention Center are located on the MAX light rail line with service between the Hotel and Portland International Airport. For a minimal fee, (currently $1.95) MAX will transport guests from the Airport directly to the Hotel's doorstep. 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 the DoubleTree 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.

Parking at the Double Tree

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

Travel Assistance

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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 RailsConf.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 102
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Email:
Phone: (707) 525-0550, Fax: (707) 525-0560

Rental Cars

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Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may go to the "Hertz Interactive Reservation System" to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at RailsConf 2007.

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