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Portland Hotel and Travel Information
August 18-20, 2010
Portland, Oregon

As of 7/13/2010, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel is now sold out of sleeping rooms. ECS has contracted with another hotel close by to the Marriott. Make sure you reserve your room as soon as possible. Here is the information on the hotel:

Hotel Modera
515 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201
Room Block Name: Education Commission of the States
Room Rate: $149 plus 12.5% occupancy tax

It is about 5 blocks from the Marriott

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Transportation Information

Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport website

Car Rentals

Avis Rent A Car 503.249.4950    
Budget Rent A Car 503.249.4556    
Dollar Rent A Car 503.249.4793    
Enterprise Rent-a-Car 503.252.1500    
Hertz Rent A Car 503.249.8216

Estimated taxi fare: 35.00  USD  (one way)

Broadway Cab Company 503.227.1234    
Green Cab 503.252.4422    
New Rose City Cab Company 503.282.7707    
Portland Taxi Company 503.256.5400    
Radio Cab Company 503.227.1212

Shuttle Service


Driving Directions to the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel

  • Hotel direction: 9 miles SW
  • Driving Directions: Take Airport Way East to I-205 South. Then take I-84 West to the City Center (City Center/Oregon City)exit, continue to follow signs to City Center. Cross Morrison Bridge and take Naito Parkway Exit and turn right. Hotel is 1/2 mile on right. //Northbound on I-5: Take City Center/Naito Parkway Exit. Go through 2 stoplights; hotel is directly on right.
  • Alternate transportation: Blue Star (503) 249-1837; fee: 14 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Airport shuttle service, fee: 14 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 2.30  USD  (one way)

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Hotel Information

Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel


The meeting headquarters
hotel is:

Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201 Phone:  1-503-226-7600
Fax:  1-503-221-1789

Map to hotel

Hotel Reservation Procedures:

  1. You are responsible for arranging all hotel accommodations and cancellations. Rooms at the National Forum rate are limited, so book as early as possible.
  2. You will need to make your own hotel reservations directly with the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The toll-free room reservations phone number is 800.546.9513. Ask for the "Education Commission of the States" room block to ensure you receive the group rate of $149 + 12.5% occupancy tax. All reservations must be made no later than Friday, July 23, 2010 in order to obtain the ECS group rate. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
  3. If you would like a confirmation number for your reservation, please ask the hotel reservations department for one when you make your reservation.
  4. Reservations will not be accepted without a credit card number or deposit. The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel requires a one-night deposit by credit card. Your reservation will be guaranteed for late arrival.
  5. In order to get the ECS group room rate, you MUST reserve your room by Friday, July 23, 2010. After this date, room reservations are on a space available basis and not necessarily at the ECS group room rate.
  6. In the event the ECS room block at the hotel fills up before Friday, July 23, 2010, please send an email to nationalforum@ecs.org.
Hotel Room Cancellation Procedures:
  • To cancel your reservation, please call the hotel main number at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date.
  • If you fail to cancel your reservation within 72 hours of arrival date, you will be charged for one night's room and tax.
Hotel Amenities

Complimentary Service

  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Phone calls: toll-free

Business Services

  • Copy service
  • Fax service
  • Full-service business center
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Notary public
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel

Guest Services

  • Cash machine/ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Foreign exchange
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Laundry on-site, coin operated
  • Newspaper delivered to room, on request
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Valet dry-cleaning

High-speed Internet access

Public Areas: Wireless
Guest Rooms: Wired*, Wireless

For a daily rate of 12.95 USD, the following features are available in your guest room:

  1. High-speed Internet access
  2. Unlimited local phone calls
  3. Unlimited long distance calls (within the country), not available in all markets


Hotel Restaurants & Lounges

Allie's American Grille

Our Portland, Oregon, waterfront restaurant's savory menu will get your day started right with hot & cold breakfast options. Open for breakfast only.

  • Open for breakfast
  • Dress code: Casual

Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar

Newly renovated waterfront restaurant & sports bar in Portland, OR, serving local micro brews alongside a hearty menu of American classics, featuring over 20 TVs. Open for lunch and dinner.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-499-6393

Coffee Bar
Serving Starbucks coffee, juice, fruit, and assortment of pastries and muffins.

  • Open for breakfast
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-226-7600

Nearby Restaurants

McCormick & Schmick's Harbor Side & Pilsner Room (0.2 miles)
Riverside dining with an emphasis on fresh seafood

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: No Jeans
  • Phone: 1-503-220-1865

Morton's Steakhouse
Upscale Steakhouse provides the perfect meal for any special occasion

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Jacket

Spaghetti Factory (1.5 miles)
Family restaurant with an excellent riverfront location

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-225-0433

Carafe (0.1 miles)
Award-winning french bistro

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-248-0004

Murata (0.1 miles)
Traditional Japanese food specializing in sushi

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-227-0080

Pizza Schmizza (0.5 miles)
Upscale Pizza with a family atmosphere

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-295-0400

Marina Fishhouse (0.5 miles)

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-227-3474

Three Degrees (0.1 miles)
Northwest Cuisine with Beautiful River View

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: No Jeans
  • Phone: 1-503-295-6166

Veritable Quandry (0.3 miles)

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 1-503-227-7342

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Things to do in Portland

While in Portland, Oregon…

Watch the Weather Machine's predictions at noon each day at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Set foot (or maybe just a toe) in the world's smallest dedicated park, 24-inch Mill Ends Park.

Choose a favorite blossom in the International Rose Test Garden. There are more than 560 varieties to choose from.

Drown out the city noise in the Classical Chinese Garden, an entire city block of tranquility.

Ride the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi at Powell's City of Books, the largest independent bookstore in the world. Don't forget to notice the 1 million-plus books.

Visit the Oregon Zoo, where more Asian elephants have been born than in any other North American city.

Gaze up at Portlandia, a 36-foot hammered-copper statue, second in size only to the Statue of Liberty.

Get caught in an earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter scale at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

Ask your server about the secret ingredient in the pizza dough at BridgePort Brewing Company (You'll never guess!).

Plan a pub crawl to some of the 40 microbreweries and brewpubs located in the Portland area.

Hob-nob with local artists during a First Thursday Gallery Walk, when Portland's best art galleries stay open late and introduce their newest exhibitions.

Take in a flick at any of Portland's McMenamins brew-'n'-view theaters, where pizza, comfy couches and a $3 admission make any movie a winner.

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What to wear

While there is always a chance for rain in the Pacific Northwest, Portland also can get hot in the summer, so wear appropriate clothes for any outdoor events or travel days. The air conditioning in the summer can keep most buildings quite cool so business-casual attire with a light jacket or sweater is recommended for all events in the hotel

For questions or assistance, please contact:

Karen Kepler Associate National Forum and Event Manager
or 303.299.3621

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