We’re glad you’ve decided to join us for PuppetConf 2015! We’ve negotiated the best rates for attendees at a few hotels nearby, one within walking distance and the other downtown. Both hotels offer complimentary high speed internet. Book your accommodations early, the conference rates are available until Friday, September 18, 2015. We recommend you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible as rooms are limited and always sell out early.

It’s easy to book your hotel through the official PuppetConf 2015 travel website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!


The Doubletree by Hilton Portland will be the main hotel for PuppetConf 2015 and is also the training course meeting location. It’s a quick 10 minute walk to the Oregon Convention Center.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
$179 per night plus taxes

The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center is located in Portland's vibrant downtown, across the bridge in SW Portland. It’s about 1.5 miles to the Oregon Convention Center, 30 minute walk, or a 10 minute light rail ride from the TriMet MAX Station located at SW 6th & Pine. Be sure to exit the MAX at Station E Burnside & NE Grand for the Oregon Convention Center stop. MAX transportation is free for all attendees.

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97204
$169 per night plus taxes


To book your hotel reservation click here.

If you need additional assistance during the reservation process or if you have questions about the host hotel options, please contact the Travel Portland Housing Department via one of the following methods:

Travel Portland Housing Department
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Phone: (503) 275-9295
Toll Free: (877) 678-5263 x2

Air Travel

  • Alaska Airlines: Receive a discount when you book your flight online with Alaska Airlines. Please use discount code: ECMW253
  • Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)


The Portland International Airport is 8 miles and less than 30 minutes from downtown. There will be no shuttle service from the hotel. However, there are many affordable options listed below.


  • Radio Cab - (503) 227-1212
  • Broadway Cab - (503) 333-3333
  • Green Cab - (503) 234-1414
  • Portland Taxi Cab - (503) 256-5400
  • Union Cab - (503) 222-2222

Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft are available in Portland; simply download the app on your smartphone to utilize their transportation services.

Public Transportation

  • TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in Portland. The TriMet MAX train is attached to the airport from which the city center can be easily reached. Use the following link to plan your journey -
  • Portland Streetcar -

Driving Directions to the Oregon Convention Center

From I-5 Northbound:

  1. Take Rose Quarter, Broadway/Weidler Street Exit (Exit 302 A)
  2. Turn right on Weidler
  3. Turn right on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

From I-5 Southbound:

  1. Take Rose Quarter/City Center Exit (Exit 302A)
  2. Go across Broadway
  3. Turn left on Weidler
  4. Turn right on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

From I-84:

  1. Take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1)
  2. Stay on Lloyd Blvd and take it all the way to the Convention Center

From Portland International Airport (PDX):

  1. Take I-205 South to I-84 West
  2. Take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1)
  3. Stay on Lloyd Blvd and take it all the way to the Convention Center