Hotels

The Paramount Hotel

We have reserved a room block at The Paramount Hotel for conference attendees.  The Paramount hotel is a lovely, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland, within walking distance of the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Historical Society (where our Friday Welcome Reception will be held), Pioneer Square, MAX line, and numerous restaurants and theatres. Our special group rate for the hotel’s Deluxe Rooms is $139/night plus 12.5% tax. Each room includes 1 King or 2 Queen beds, a private bathroom, complimentary high-speed internet access, a TV, personal refrigerators, two telephones and two phone lines, voicemail, a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, and more. To reserve a room, please call the hotel directly at: (503) 223-9900 and mention that you are with the “Animal Law Conference” group to receive our group rate.  Please note that all reservations must be made before September 15, 2009 in order to receive this special group rate.

The Mark Spencer Hotel

We have also reserved a room block at The Mark Spencer Hotel for conference attendees. The Mark Spencer Hotel is located in downtown Portland, close to Powell’s Books and adjacent to the famous Pearl District. The room block is for the hotel’s Standard Guest Rooms which include a queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private, full-size bathroom. All rooms also include free wireless internet, a TV, an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer.  Our special group rate is $89/night plus 12.5% tax. To book a room, please call the hotel directly at: (800) 548-3934 and mention that you are with the “Lewis & Clark Animal Law Conference” to receive our group rate. Please note that all reservations must be made before September 15, 2009 in order to receive this special group rate.

Other Economically-Friendly Hotel Options

Panelist Accommodations

Please contact Liberty Mulkani at [email protected] for information about our panelist hotel room block at The Paramount Hotel.

Transportation to the Hotel

Airport

It takes approximately 45 minutes by MAX light rail train to travel from the airport to downtown Portland and the Paramount Hotel.  From the airport baggage claim area, look for signs for “Light Rail Tickets.”  You can purchase a MAX train ticket ($2.30 to downtown) and get information about the train schedule in the airport lobby.  The train runs approximately every 15 minutes to and from the airport.

To travel downtown from the airport, catch the MAX Red Line towards “City Center & Beaverton TC.”  Exit the train at the Pioneer Square North stop which is located at SW Broadway and SW Morrison in downtown Portland.  To get to the Paramount Hotel from that stop, walk along SW Broadway towards SW Yamhill Street.  Turn right onto SW Taylor Street (one past SW Yamhill) and walk up one block to SW Park Avenue.  The Paramount Hotel will be located on the left-hand side of the street at the corner of SW Taylor and SW Park.

Transportation to the Law School

Shuttle Bus

Lewis & Clark Law School is located in the southwest hills of Portland, Oregon at 10015 SW Terwilliger Boulevard. A full-size shuttle bus runs between the Law School and the intersection of SW Broadway and SW Morrison, stopping in front of Nordstrom’s department store. Simply board the bus at the Law School’s covered bus stop or at the Nordstrom’s storefront along Broadway; the bus is free.

The shuttle schedule is available at:  http://www.lclark.edu/livewhale/content/downloads/2516_shuttle_schedule.pdf. The shuttle is making special stops throughout the weekend at the law school to accomodate conference attendees.

Taxis

Broadway Cab: (503) 227-1234

Portland Taxi: (503) 256-5400

Radio Cab: (503) 227-1212

Parking

For those who plan to drive to the conference, there will be some parking available in the Griswold parking lot on the undergraduate campus. As you approach the law school, please follow the signs directing you to the parking area. Parking is free for conference attendees, but there are only a limited number of parking spaces available so please arrive early to ensure a spot. The Griswold lot is a 5-10 minute walk from the law school.

Transportation to the Oregon Historical Society

Friday Welcome Reception

For those who plan to drive to the conference, there will be some parking available in the Griswold parking lot on the undergraduate campus. As you approach the law school, please follow the signs directing you to the parking area. Parking is free for conference attendees, but there are only a limited number of parking spaces available so please arrive early to ensure a spot. The Griswold lot is a 5-10 minute walk from the law school.