HOTELS & TRAVEL
Conference Location: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd; Portland, OR 97232
Six unique hotels are offered at special conference pricing for attendees and exhibitors.
435 NE Wasco St
921 SW 6th Ave
545 SW Taylor St
1000 NE Multnomah St
375 NE Holladay St
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Join Us in Portland!
Oregon's largest city, Portland is home to the largest independently-owned bookstore in the world and is renowned for its sustainability mindset. There's plenty to explore after a full day of sessions! The Pacific Northwest provides the perfect backdrop to indulge in Portland's legendary culinary scene, peruse craft breweries and drink a few extra cups of locally-roasted coffee.
Activities open after 5pm in Portland:
- OMSI – Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
- Powell's City of Books – Portland’s legendary independent bookstore
- Hopscotch – Immersive art experience
- Grand Central Bowling and Arcade
- Portland Winter Lights Festival
- Hollywood Theatre – Modern-historic movie house
- Knot Springs – Spa treatments and soaking tubs
- Local Cuisine
The Portland International Airport (PDX) offers many options for ground transportation, including app-based rideshares, taxis, TriMet MAX light rail, shuttles and buses. Check out the PDX website for complete details.
Portland’s TriMet MAX light rail stops 300 times a day at the front door of the Oregon Convention Center, connecting riders to downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, the Oregon Zoo, and Portland International Airport.
Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop stops at the Convention Center every 15 minutes. TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 also stops at the Convention Center and provides access to downtown stops and outlying areas.
TriMet Passes - Included with Registration!
Each registered in-person attendee will receive (1) TriMet pass when checking in at the registration counter before the Conference. The pass can be used for the duration of the event and is valid on all MAX lightrail lines, buses, and streetcars. Information about Portland public transportation can be found here.
Onsite parking is provided in the Oregon Convention Center's underground garage. You may enter the garage through either the NE Lloyd Boulevard (P1) or NE First Avenue (P2) entrances. Clearance on the P1 Level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 Level is 9 feet. There are also several privately operated parking garages/lots in the area surrounding the convention center.
Hotel Policies: Cancellations, Changes and Refunds
All hotel reservation cancellations require a completed Hotel Cancellation Form. Forms are also available in your account Dashboard. Please carefully review the cancellation policy to ensure you are aware of the timing and refunds available. The Conference cancellation policy applies to full reservation cancellations as well as each individual night cancelled when reducing a hotel stay. Cancellations are deemed eligible for a refund based on the date the cancellation form is submitted. Phone calls and emails are not acceptable forms of notification.
Changes to hotel reservations can only be accommodated through submission of the Hotel Reservation Adjustment Form. A reduction in the number of nights of a hotel stay is a cancellation of each reduced night and refund policies apply to any paid reservations. Hotel reservations may be moved from one Conference property to another at any time, subject to availability. A $35 change fee will apply to all reservation move requests received more than seven (7) calendar days after payment. Refunds are granted for all attendee purchases, including registration, based on the following sliding scale:
|Cancellation Received||Amount Refunded|
|Within 7 days of purchase||100% Refund - Buyer's Remorse|
|June 1, 2023 - October 9, 2023||90% Refund|
|October 10, 2023 - November 9, 2023||75% Refund|
|November 10, 2023 - December 9, 2023||50% Refund|
|December 10, 2023 - February 10, 2024||No Refund|
POSSIBLE FRAUD ADVISORY
HOTEL SCAM WARNING
Some companies exhibiting at the upcoming National ESEA Conference may be contacted by companies offering to provide rooms at Conference block hotels. These individuals are not affiliated in any way with the National ESEA Conference or Show Management.
Q: How did these people get my number?
A: Conference organizers do not give personal or company information to any outside group. However, anyone can review the list of exhibiting companies online and obtain contact information from your website.
Q: What if the offer sounds like a good deal?
A: Any participant at this event may purchase hotel reservations in any way that works best for the individual. Please keep in mind, however, that conference organizers will not be able to assist with any problems related to hotel reservations purchased outside of the official block.
Q: What are the risks of dealing with unknown companies to arrange hotel reservations?
A: Many disreputable companies collect credit card information and switch the reservation to a less desirable hotel just prior to check-in. Or, worse yet, they may sell credit card information on the black market. Providing credit card information over the telephone always entails risks.
Q: How can we reserve rooms in the official conference block?
A: No representative from the Conference will ever call to solicit hotel rooms. All hotel reservations within the official conference block are exclusively available through your Account Dashboard on this website.
CONTACT LIST SCAM WARNING
Some companies exhibiting at the upcoming National ESEA Conference may be contacted by companies offering to sell extensive contact lists of conference attendees. These individuals are not affiliated in any way with the National ESEA Conference or Show Management, Franklin Street Management. The Association does not sell contact information.