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OSCON will take place at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC), in Portland OR. We have negotiated special rates for OSCON 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 OSCON as soon as possible. Hotel rooms are limited and will sell out early.
Guest Room Rate: $143.00 per night for single or double occupancy.
The cutoff date to make your room reservations is June 17, 2008. In order to receive the group room rate, you must request the group rate for "O'Reilly Media, Inc." Reservations received after the cutoff date of June 17, 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
*prices subject to change
Guest Room Rate: $119.00 per night for single or double occupancy.
The cutoff date to make your room reservations is June 17, 2008. In order to receive the group room rate, you must request the group rate for "O'Reily Media, Inc. OSCON" Reservations received after the cutoff date of June 17, 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.
If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. The OSCON 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.
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.
Important Travel Information to Consider About Max Rail Service During OSCON
Prior to OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center, we wanted you to be aware of the following traffic/Tri-Met alerts:
Steel Bridge Construction Begins June 1 Transit and auto traffic will be affected as crews install new MAX tracks
Several TriMet bus lines will be detoured June 1-August 30 for MAX track construction on the Steel Bridge in downtown Portland. And starting June 10, the bridge will be closed to all auto traffic as well. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. Learn more about bus detours As part of the I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail Project, new MAX tracks on 5th and 6th avenues are being connected with the existing MAX system on the Steel Bridge. to learn more about bus detours visit: http://trimet.org/alerts/steelbridge.htm
June 1-August 30: TriMet buses will not use Steel Bridge; detours in place June 10-August 24: Steel Bridge closed to all vehicles August 2-24: MAX will not cross Steel Bridge; shuttle buses provided
Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except August 2-24, when crews will work every day, 24 hours a day. (Between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., construction noise will be limited.)
Complete transit service information is available at trimet.org. Learn more about the Portland Mall Light Rail Project and get construction updates at portlandmall.org.
Please visit unitedstatesvisas.gov for important information about international travel to the United States.
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 ETech.Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
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 OSCON.
Purchase your ticket online at www.united.com and receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares. After you link to www.united.com, enter your origin and destination, travel dates and click below to "more search options" and enter under "promotion code" the following: 564MN. This special offer applies to flights to or from the US only. There are no fees for booking on line. Note the CODE 564MN is case sensitive and the characters need to be capitalized.
Or, you can call United Meetings Desk at 800-521-4041 and you can speak with a live meeting planning agent. Or, visit a local Travel Agent and simply provide them with the promo code 564MN.
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