TRAVEL & LODGING INFO - PORTLAND
We hope that you will join us in Portland. It is a vital city with lots of wonderful restaurants, walking tours and lots to do while you’re in the area.
The Oregon Convention Center website has lots of good information. Visit www.OregonCC.org
Travel Portland is a valuable resource for MQX visitors. www.TravelPortland.com
MQX West takes place at:
Oregon Convention Center (OCC)
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Air Travel: US and International attendees flying to MQX should fly into the Portland International Airport (PDX). The distance to the convention center is approximately 10 miles. The airport has extensive information on ground transportation…… rental cars, taxi service, etc. www.portofportland.com/PDX_Grnd_Trnsprtn.aspx
Light Rail: Portland has a wonderful light rail system, called MAX, which goes from the Airport throughout the downtown area for the nominal fee of $2.35. The Oregon Convention Center has its own stop with the ride from the airport taking approximately 30 minutes. Luggage is easily rolled onto the train. Visit www.trimet.org/maps/railsystem.htm for full information and the Red Line schedule.
Car Travel: Those traveling by car to MQX West should use a GPS if possible. Like traveling to any city for the first time, it can be a bit confusing. For non-GPS folks, please visit www.oregoncc.org/directionsandparking/directions/ for directions and maps.
Parking: The OCC has its own parking garage and the maximum daily rate is $9 with spaces on two garage levels. On-street parking is also available. www.oregoncc.org/directionsandparking/parking/ This link also provides a downloadable map for parking garage entrances and the light rail station.
July 1, 2013, parking will increase from $9 to $10.
Hotels: There are no hotels directly connected with the convention center.
The Red Lion is located across the street from the convention center.
Red Lion Hotel (across the street from the Convention Center)
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232 503-235-2100
$119 for single, double, triple or quad in king, 2 queen or 1 queen bed configurations
Please use this link: http://redlion.com/conventioncenter and in the upper left area,
the corporate/group code to use is NWQUILT1
Hotel block held through September 5th. 9/8/13 - a few rooms remaining at $139 non-MQX rate
CALL DIRECTLY PLEASE - 503-235-2100 - ask for Pacific Northwest Quilt Festival or MQX
Quality Inn (4 blocks from Convention Center)
431 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
From $75 (with Choice Privilege Membership) to $103
MQX does not have a room block at this hotel at this time.
Exploring: Portland has many things to do, please visit www.TravelPortland.com for detailed information on the following:
Annual Events: Festivals (ethnic, seasonal, food and music)
Parks & Gardens: Sports, wilderness, forests and wildlife
Museum & History: Museums, mansions, science, and memorials
Family Friendly Activities: Sculpture gardens, fountains, amusements, animals and museums
Freebies: Distilleries, galleries, markets and public art
Around the Region: Mount Hood, Columbia Gorge and the Oregon Coast
Walking Tours: Epicurean Excursion, Best of Portland .... and even a Chocolate Decadence tour