The Paramount Hotel
We had a room block reserved at The Paramount Hotel for conference attendees. Our special group rate for the hotel’s Deluxe Rooms was $149/night plus tax. The Paramount hotel is a lovely, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland, within walking distance of the Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Square, MAX line, and numerous restaurants and theaters. 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. The cut-off for reserving a room within the group block was September 17, 2014. Please call the hotel to inquire about remaining availability and rates: (503) 223-9900.
Valet parking at The Paramount Hotel is $31/night and allows cars to come and go unlimited times within a 24-hour period. There are also several parking lots within one block of the hotel which offer less expensive rates but do not have in and out privileges. Street parking is also readily available for $1.60/hour and is free between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
The Mark Spencer Hotel
We had also set up a room block at The Mark Spencer Hotel, located in the Pearl District of downtown Portland. The Mark Spencer was offering conference attendees 15% off their room rates for the nights of October 17, 18 & 19. Rooms had to be booked by September 17, 2014 to receive our group block discount. To inquire about rates and availability, call the hotel directly at (800) 548-3934.
Transportation to the Hotel
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 ($2.50 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.
If you would like to book private car service to/from the airport or the law school, we recommend Northwest Concierge Services. Prices are as follows (all without tip included): $53/direction between Portland International Airport and the Paramount Hotel (downtown Portland), $38/direction between the Paramount Hotel and Lewis & Clark Law School and $65/direction between Lewis & Clark Law School and Portland International Airport. Please call Lisa Strasburg to reserve service: (503) 866-0100. Cash is preferred and reservations can also be made through the Paramount Hotel concierge.
Transportation to the Law School
Pioneer Express Shuttle Bus
Conference guests can take advantage of the free Pioneer Express shuttle bus between downtown and the law school campus. Please see the Pioneer Express Bus Schedule for the “Weekend Pioneer Express” schedule, located on page 2.
The closest stop to the Paramount Hotel is the 636 SW Salmon stop (at SW 6th), which is only 2 1/2 blocks away, located next to the Starbucks. From the Mark Spencer Hotel, this stop is about a 10-minute walk. Note: for our conference weekend, the Pioneer Express will begin service at SW Salmon & SW 6th at 7:20 a.m., so guests are able to arrive on campus in time for the 8:00 a.m. sessions. Please let the bus driver know that you would like to exit at the law school, as this is a “request only” stop on weekends.
The bus will also pull into the law school lot bus stop Saturday evening at approximately 8:33 and 9:29 p.m. for our departing banquet dinner guests. For all other departure bus trips from the law school to downtown, guests will need to wait at the “flagstop” location on SW Terwilliger Blvd. This is located across the street from the law school by the TriMet bus stop. Refer to the Templeton bus times on the weekend schedule for pick-up times. You will flag the bus down when you see it approaching and should expect it to arrive a few minutes after the posted Templeton stop times.
Lewis & Clark can also be reached via TriMet bus line 39. For schedule information, visit www.trimet.org or call 503-238-7433.
If you will need a taxi to pick you up during the conference weekend we recommend that you pre-book your taxi, as there is not a taxi station at the law school. The address of the law school is: 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd. Let the taxi company know you would like to be picked up in the Lewis & Clark Law School parking lot.
Broadway Cab: (503) 227-1234
Portland Taxi: (503) 256-5400
Radio Cab: (503) 227-1212
From Portland International Airport: Take I-205 south to I-84 west toward downtown Portland. Travel five miles on I-84 west and follow the signs to I-5 south toward Salem. Travel four miles on I-5 south and then follow the instructions below.
From I-5 southbound: Exit at Terwilliger Boulevard (#297). Stay in the right lane, which will circle back onto Terwilliger Boulevard. After passing over the freeway, stay on Terwilliger for 1.6 miles until you reach a roundabout. Take the third right off the roundabout; the main campus will be ahead on your left. Turn at the second entrance, marked Information, where you’ll find visitor parking.
From I-5 northbound: Exit at Terwilliger Boulevard (#297) and stay to the right. At the stoplight, take a right onto Terwilliger Boulevard. Stay on Terwilliger for 1.6 miles until you reach a roundabout. Take the third right off the roundabout; the main campus will be ahead on your left. Turn at the second entrance, marked Information, where you’ll find visitor parking.
To get to the law school, take the first right off the roundabout, into the law school parking lot. You may drop passengers in this lot and then continue up the hill to the Griswold parking lot on the undergraduate campus.
For those who plan to drive to the conference, please arrive early to allow enough time to walk from the parking lot to the law school. Parking is available in the Griswold parking lot on the undergraduate campus; please follow the signs directing you to the parking area. The Griswold lot is a 5-10 minute walk from the law school.
Parking is free for conference attendees on Saturday and Sunday. Reserved parking for disabled visitors is distributed throughout campus lots. For conference attendees planning to visit campus before or after the conference weekend, please note that parking permits are required Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is only free after 7 p.m. weekdays, as well as on weekends.
Transportation to the Urban Studio
Friday Welcome Reception
It’s a short walk to Urban Studio from both the Paramount Hotel (approx. 9 minutes) and the Mark Spencer Hotel (approx. 4 minutes). Urban Studio is located in the Pearl District at 935 NW Davis Street. From the Paramount Hotel, it’s also possible to take the streetcar from SW 10th Avenue towards the Pearl District. The fare is $1 for 2-hours and streetcar-riders would exit at NW Couch Street and walk 1-block down to NW Davis. Taxis are also a easy, quick option to the venue. See below for local taxi numbers.