Lodging & Directions

Who Will Own the Forest? 13” and “The Forest Products Forum 7” will be held at the World Forestry Center campus in Miller and Cheatham Halls. The World Forestry Center is a non-profit educational institution located in Portland, Oregon. We operate an international institute, conference facilities, Forest Discovery Center Museum, and gift shop in Washington Park. We are located adjacent to the Oregon Zoo and 175-acre Hoyt Arboretum.

Map of our campus  Conference sessions are in Miller Hall.  Receptions and Luncheons are in the Museum and Cheatham Hall/Plaza.

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 488-2130

Lodging

Mt. Hood and Downtown PortlandPortland offers a variety of lodging options but lacks a single large hotel space, so we encourage our attendees to book hotel rooms as soon as possible.  We recommend lodging in the city center, which is minutes away from the World Forestry Center by car or light rail. Many hotels are located in the city center.

The World Forestry Center has negotiated room rates with the hotels below, which are all are located within easy walking distance of the MAX Red or Blue light rail line. Negotiated rates are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Most hotels are small in Portland, so please make booking arrangements early.

All the hotels on this list are located on the west side of the river in downtown Portland, and are within easy walking distance of the Red and Blue light rail MAX lines. The World Forestry Center is at the Washington Park Max station, so skip the rental car and parking fees, and take light rail here.

Guestroom rates below do not include occupancy tax.

Hotels on the West side of the River (same side as event location)

The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205
Call 503-295-4120 or Toll Free at 1-888-523-6766, or email reservations@bensonhotel.com
http://www.bensonhotel.com/
Rates start at $224/night for September 11-14, 2017. Ask for World Forestry Center group rate. Rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms. Must make reservations by August 11, 2017.

Hotel de Luxe
729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Call 503-219-2094 or toll free 866.986.8085
Please use this booking link:  Hotel deLuxe – World Forestry Center
A discount of 15% off of the Best Available Rate for September 11-14, 2017.  Request the World Forestry Center reservation code in order to receive the discount.

Hotel Lucia
400 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Call 503.225.1717 or toll-free at 866.986.8086
Please use this booking link: Hotel Lucia – World Forestry Center
A discount of 15% off of the Best Available Rate for September 11-14, 2017.  Request the World Forestry Center reservation code in order to receive the discount.

Hotel Vintage Plaza
422 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
Call 503.228.1212 or Toll free 800.711.2971
http://www.vintageplaza.com
$229 per night for for our guestrooms.  Dates: Sept 11 – 14, 2017.  Includes Complimentary WiFi in all guestrooms, $25 discounted overnight parking.  Use Reservation Code: World Forestry Center. Book By: August 11th, 2017.

The Mark Spencer Hotel
409 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Call 503-224-3293 or toll free at 800-548-3934
A discount of 15% off of the Best Available Rate for September 11-14, 2017.  Request the World Forestry Center group block in order to receive the special group discount. Reservations must be made by August 11, 2017.
http://www.markspencer.com/

The Paramount Hotel
808 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97205
503-223-9900
http://www.portlandparamount.com
Discounted rate of $219/night for September 11-14, 2017. Click here to Reserve Online and use booking code WORLDFC, or call 503-223-9900 and request the World Forestry Center rate.  For questions, please contact Sales Coordinator, Rachelle Wofford at: rwofford@portlandparamount.com or 503-276-1775.  The Paramount is located in the center of downtown Portland next to Director Park, and 6 minutes from the World Forestry Center. The cutoff date to make reservations is August 11, 2017.

Portland Marriott City Center
520 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-6300 or Toll Free 800-228-9290
www.marriott.com
From $209/night, excluding tax for September 11-14, 2017. Reservations must be made by August 11, 2017, use group name “World Forestry Center.”

The Sentinel Hotel
611 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
Call 503-224-3400 or toll free at 888.246.5631
Please use this booking link:  Sentinel – World Forestry Center
A discount of 15% off of the Best Available Rate for September 19-23, 2016.  Request the World Forestry Center reservation code in order to receive the discount.

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Directions

By Car:
By car from the city center, take Highway 26 West. The first exit (just one mile beyond the tunnel) is marked Forestry Center, Zoo. Take this exit, stay left as you enter the parking area and we are near the top of the lot.

Parking
The Washington Park area charges for parking. This fee is collected by Portland Parks and Recreation. parkingmeter
Rates are:

  • $1.60/Hour
  • $4.00/All Day Off Peak Oct. — Mar.
  • $6.40/All Day Peak Apr. — Sept.

At a Pay Station
Step 1: Note your parking space number
Step 2: Visit a nearby pay station
Step 3: Pay and take your receipt, you are not required to display your receipt in your car
Step 4: Add more time later at any pay station

For additional parking information, please see here.

 

MAX light rail car and people walkingBy Light Rail:
Save yourself the hassle of paid parking and try taking the light rail MAX system. All-day passes are $5.

The World Forestry Center campus is easily accessible via the MAX urban light rail (red or blue lines).

From the city center to the World Forestry Center: board TriMet’s Blue Line or Red Line MAX heading WEST. A westbound train leaves every five to ten minutes. Exit at the Washington Park Station, take the elevator up, and you will be directly in front of our campus.

From the Airport to the city center: Board TriMet’s Red Line from the Portland International Airport to the city center. This train leaves every 15 minutes.

Get information on where to buy MAX tickets.

Download a City center MAX map, or the MAX system-wide map.