Registered attendees of the AAAR 35th Annual Conference will receive a complimentary TriMet pass when checking in at the AAAR registration desk at the Oregon Convention Center. The TriMet pass is valid on trains, busses and streetcars in the city of Portland over the conference dates. MAX light rail trains run between the conference hotels and the Oregon Convention Center. To plan your trip, please visit www.trimet.org
The airport is located nine miles northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.
The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. Here are some quick facts:
For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org/schedules/maxredline.htm.
The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their website. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.
The Downtown Airport Express by Blue Star runs every 30 minutes and costs $14 one-way and $24 round-trip to downtown and Lloyd Center/Convention Center hotels. Other shuttle services are available, and many airport hotels provide free shuttles.
When leaving the airport, you can find the Downtown Airport Express and other hotel shuttle buses on the terminal’s lower roadway (outside of baggage claim) on the far side of Island #2, closer to the parking garage.
Parking garage entrances and other area parking:
The building’s underground garage provides onsite parking. Combined, the two levels offer 800 spaces.
Enter the garage through either the Northeast First Avenue (P1) or Lloyd Boulevard (P2) entrance. Clearance on the P1 level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 level is 9 feet.
The maximum daily rate to park is $10. Overnight parking is prohibited.
Hourly rates available Monday through Sunday:
$5 for 15 minutes to 1 hour
$6 for 1 to 2 hours
$7 for 2 to 3 hours
$8 for 3 to 4 hours
$10 for 4 to 18 hours (over 18 hours incurs an additional $2 per hour charge)
Time is determined from the minute you enter the garage to the time you exit.
The parking garage generally opens daily at 6 a.m. Arrangements may be made for the garage to open earlier if needed.
Note: Some privately owned lots around the OCC promote "convention center parking" but these are not operated by the OCC.
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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
100 NE Multnomah Street
7/22/16 to 8/14/16