LODGING & DIRECTIONS
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 MAX light rail.
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 lines. Negotiated rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that guestroom rates below do not include occupancy tax.
Hotels on the west side of the Willamette River (same side as the conference):
Hotels on the east side of the Willamette River:
“Who Will Own the Forest?” and “The Forest Products Forum” will be held at the World Forestry Center campus in Miller and Cheatham Halls on the World Forestry Center campus. We are located adjacent to the Oregon Zoo and Hoyt Arboretum.
Conference sessions are in Miller Hall. Receptions and Luncheons are in the Museum, Cheatham Hall, and Plaza. Please see below for a map of our campus.
Getting Here By Car:
From the city center, take Highway 26 West. The first exit (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 north end of the lot.
Washington Park charges for parking starting from 9:30 am. This fee is collected by Portland Parks and Recreation. You can pay at the parking stations or using the Parking Kitty mobile app.
For additional parking information, please see here.
Getting Here By Light Rail:
The World Forestry Center is located at the Washington Park Max station and is easily accessible via the MAX light rail (red or blue lines). Skip the rental car and parking fees and take light rail here. All-day passes are $5.
From the city center to the World Forestry Center: Board the MAX Blue Line or Red Line heading west. A westbound train leaves every five to ten minutes. Exit at the Washington Park Station, take the elevator up to the ground floor, and you will be directly in front of our campus.
From the Airport to the city center: Board the MAX Red Line from the Portland International Airport to the city center. This train leaves every 15 minutes.
Download a MAX system-wide map.