Getting into Portland
If you’re flying in, you’ll want Portland International Airport, which is about 20 minutes driving from the city center or 40ish minutes by MAX light rail.
Things to know:
- Portland has no sales tax (though there is a lodging tax)
- The airport prohibits upcharging, so prices are the same as in the city
- You can’t pump your own gas here (and must wait for an attendant instead)
Where to stay
With various events happening in Portland the same weekend of Affect, the closest hotel to our venue (Society Hotel) has been booked up. Other close options include Embassy Suites (0.3 mi from venue) and Courtyard by Marriott (0.4 mi).
Best for budget: Northwest Portland Hostel is 1.1 mi from our venue and includes an in-house cafe ($35-47/night for dorm beds or $109-129/night for private rooms).
AirBnB is also available in Portland.
The University of Oregon White Stag Block’s entrance is at 70 NW Couch St, between NW 1st and Naito Parkway (and right next to the Duck Store). Fun fact: Couch Street is pronounced "Cooch".
When arriving, go past the reception desk next to the entrance and you should see conference registration down the hall.
Also: we have a page filled with accessibility info.
On Thursday, you’ll have 1.5 hours to grab lunch around downtown Portland. On Friday, talks start after lunch.
Where to caffeinate
Coffee and tea will be available onsite, but here are recommendations just in case!