Getting into Portland
If you’re flying in, you’ll want Portland International Airport, which is about 20 minutes driving from the city center.
- 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
Best for proximity: Hotel Deluxe (0.3 mi), The Westin Portland (0.4 mi), and Ace Hotel (0.4 mi). Pricing and availability are currently in flux, as there is a large food festival happening simultaneously during Affect.
AirBnB is also available in Portland.
The Eliot Center’s entrance is on 1226 SW Salmon St, between SW 12th and SW 13th Ave. Note: be careful not to confuse us with Eliot Tower, which is nearby, but a totally separate location.
Fruit, pastries, and snacks will be available for breakfast and you’ll have 1.5 hours to grab lunch around downtown Portland.
Where to caffeinate
Coffee and tea will be available onsite in the morning, but here are recommendations just in case!