Lodging & Directions

Who Will Own the Forest?” and “The Forest Products Forum” 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


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
Rates start at $229/night for September 24-27, 2018. Ask for World Forestry Center group rate. Rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms. Must make reservations by Friday August 26, 2018.

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 25-27, 2018.  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 25-27, 2018.  Request the World Forestry Center reservation code in order to receive the discount.

Hotel Vintage Plaza
422 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
Call 1-800-KIMPTON and reference “World Forestry Center September 2018”
$239 per night for our guestrooms. Dates: September 24th – 28th 2018
Includes Complimentary WiFi in all guestrooms, $25 discounted overnight valet parking, complimentary wine hour, coffee & tea served in the lobby, and bicycles to explore the city. Use “AP8” in the Group ID field.  Book By: August 31st, 2018.

The Paramount Hotel
808 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97205
Discounted rate of $199/night for September 24-28, 2018. Click here to Reserve Online and use booking code WFC18, or call 503-223-9900 and request the World Forestry Center rate.  For questions, please contact Sales Coordinator, Summer Cummings at: scummings@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 24, 2018.

Portland Marriott City Center
520 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-6300 or Toll Free 800-228-9290
From $209/night, excluding tax for September 21-October 1, 2018. Must make reservations by Friday August 24, 2018, use group name “World Forestry Center.”  Book your group rate for 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 25-27, 2018.  Request the World Forestry Center reservation code in order to receive the discount.

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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.

The Washington Park area charges for parking from 9:30 am. This fee is collected by Portland Parks and Recreation. parkingmeter
Rates are:

  • $2.00/Hour
  • $8.00/All Day

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.