Hotel & Travel

Hotel Reservations | Getting There | Room Sharing | International Attendees | Travel Assistance | Rental Cars

RailsConf will take place at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC), in Portland OR. We have negotiated special rates for RailsConf attendees at the DoubleTree Hotel and the Red Lion Hotel, both within walking distance of the OCC. We recommend you make your hotel reservations for RailsConf as soon as possible. Hotel rooms are limited and will sell out early.

Hotel Reservations

Doubletree Hotel

DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-281-6111

Guest Room Rate: $112.00 per night for single or double occupancy.

Making reservations at the Double Tree:

  • By Phone: Call the hotel directly at (800) 996-0510 or (503) 281-6111 and reference the group code "Rails Conference." to receive the discounted room rate.
  • Online: Reservations can me made via the hotel's website and follow the instructions on the page.

The cutoff date to make your room reservations is April 27, 2008. In order to receive the group room rate, you must request the group rate for "Rails Conference." Reservations received after the cutoff date of April 27, 2008 or when the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.5%) in effect at time of check-in.

Parking at the Doubletree

  • Valet Parking: $21.00 per night*
  • Self Parking: $18.00 per day*

*prices subject to change

Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel - Portland Convention Center

1021 N.E. Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 1-800-343-1822

Guest Room Rate: $119.00 per night for single or double occupancy.

Making reservations at the Red Lion:

  • By Phone: Call the hotel directly at 1-800-343-1822 and reference the group code "Rails Conference 2008" to receive the group room rate.

The cutoff date to make your room reservations is April 28, 2008. In order to receive the group room rate, you must request the group rate for "Rails Conference 2008." Reservations received after the cutoff date of April 28, 2008 or when the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.5%) in effect at time of check-in.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. The RailsConf wiki contains a Room Sharing page where you can post information about yourself along with the type of room sharing situation with which you are most comfortable. If not comfortable with posting your info, simply peruse the listing of others looking for room sharing situations who you can contact.

Getting There

Portland International Airport (PDX)
The Portland Int'l Airport serves approximately 120 domestic and international cities by 17 commercial airlines.

MAX Light Rail
For affordable & convenient transportation from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the hotels and Convention Center, hop aboard the Airport MAX light rail "Red Line". The Double Tree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center and the Oregon Convention Center are located on the MAX light rail line with service between the Hotel and Portland International Airport. For a minimal fee, (currently $2.00) MAX will transport guests from the Airport directly to the Hotel's doorstep. Service runs every 15 minutes seven days a week between 4:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

International Attendees

Please visit unitedstatesvisas.gov for important information about international travel to the United States.

Travel Assistance

Vivian V. Russel Travel Services

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at RailsConf.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
1967 Evelyn Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email: vivianv@sonic.net
Phone: (707) 525-0550, Fax: (707) 525-0560
Web site: www.vivtravel.com

Rental Cars

Hertz

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may go to the "Hertz Interactive Reservation System" to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at RailsConf.

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