AAAR 35th Annual Conference


You will be warmly welcomed to Portland — a city that’s always been a little bit different. In fact, one of our unofficial mottos, displayed on a large mural near the famous 24-hour Voodoo Doughnut, is “Keep Portland Weird.” As you explore the city, you’ll be delighted by what sets us apart. Start with the fact that Portland has more craft breweries than any other city on earth – 65 and counting! Get a history lesson and plan your pub crawls. That’s just the beginning of our staggering selection of food and drink options: Meet Portland’s James Beard Award winners and some of our acclaimed food carts.

To counteract all those calories, plan to hit the pavement with a walking tour or take a hike in Forest Park, one of the country’s largest urban forests, just minutes from downtown. Other things visitors sometimes find surprising we just take for granted. Here in Portland, for example, it’s perfectly normal not to pay any sales tax, which makes our indie boutiques and big brands all the more affordable. Inviting shops, attractions and eateries are scattered throughout Portland’s neighborhoods, and you’ll find our diverse population extremely welcoming. Finally, don’t miss the exceptional wine country, mountains, Columbia River Gorge and coast that are all within easy reach of the city and make for great day-trips.

We hope you visit soon to see firsthand what makes Portland extraordinary. After all, that’s just a fancy word for weird.

Portland Orientation

  • Getting Here - Everything you need to know about arriving in Portland by plane or train.
  • Getting Around - Learn how easy it is to travel by light rail, streetcar, bus, bike, foot or car.
  • Maps - Find maps of the city and region and specialized transportation maps.
  • Food & Drink - Discover why Condé Nast Traveler says Portland "has captured the imagination of food-obsessed Americans.” (March 2013)
  • Activities & Attractions - Portland's unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books, while tax-free shopping, cycling and hiking top the to-do list.
Dates to Remember

April 29 – Abstract Submission Deadline

July 22 – Early Bird Registration Deadline

July 22 – Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline

September 24 – Doubletree Hotel Room Reservation Cut-off

October 17 – 21 – AAAR 35th Annual Conference


Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon


DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
100 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, Oregon

Conference Registration Fees
Before 7/22/16
7/22/16 to 8/14/16 
After 8/14/16 
Regular* $599 $689 $782
Early Career $474 $542 $611
Retiree* $180 $180 $271
Student** $180 $180 $271