Travel & Hotel

Travel & Hotel

Book your LF18 accommodations.

Living Future unConference 2018 is located at the Oregon Convention Center. Make your LF18 experience a breeze by staying with us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland. Book now for the best rates! The special room rate will be available until April 13th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Standard Queen Guestrooms $199 single/double
Premium King or 2 Queens Guestrooms $219 single/double

 

Reservation Options:

Website: Book online to reserve your room, using the group code ILF.

In House Reservations: Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 and asking for in-house reservations, using the group code ILF. The reservations department is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Central Reservations Office: Guests can make reservations, with the group code ILF, by phone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through the Doubletree by Hilton Central Reservations office by calling toll free 1-800-996-0510.

 

Sustainability at the Doubletree by Hilton

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland has a sustainability policy that demonstrates their commitment to the environment throughout the property that includes:

  • Use of Green Seal-certified products onsite;
  • Local, organic, and seasonal foods on menus; and
  • Reduce waste through composting

Their actions have earned an Energy Star certification and TripAdvisor Green Leader Silver Award. The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland has diverted 68% landfill waste by composting 14-17 tons per month and lowered their water and energy use by 15% and 32%, respectively.

Important Oregon Convention Center Information
https://www.oregoncc.org/visitors/parking-and-directions

 

Thank you to BEF for offsetting the carbon footprint of LF18!

 

Things to Do in Portland

Welcome to Portland, Oregon! We are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. Portland is known for its parks, bridges, and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness, farm-to-table restaurants, thriving art and music scene, microbreweries, and coffeehouses. With “Keep Portland weird!” as our unofficial slogan, the city is celebrated for its unique, quirky culture. We hope you enjoy your time here!

Portland is divided into five quadrants: Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Northwest, and North. Each quadrant has a different vibe and types of activities to do in the area.

Getting Around

MAX Light Rail – MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday, and evening. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day.

https://trimet.org/max/index.htm

Portland Street Car – The streetcar runs approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every 20 minutes on Sunday. Arrival times are posted on real-time electronic signs at most streetcar stops. $2.00 per single trip.

https://portlandstreetcar.org

TriMet Bus – The TriMet bus, system which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers, and full wheelchair accessibility. $2.50 per single trip or $5.00 for the whole day.

http://trimet.org/bus/index.htm

Biketown – Portland’s bike-share system. For a small fee (an average of $2.50 for 30 minutes of use), riders can check out bikes at one of the 20 kiosks or via the Biketown website or free smartphone app. When you’re done riding, you can park the bike at any bike rack in the service area or return it to one of the system’s 100 stations and receive a credit.

https://www.biketownpdx.com/

Risdeshare – Uber and Lyft. Sign up in the smartphone app for use.

https://www.uber.com
https://lyft.com

Attractions

SW Portland

Portland Art Museum

Location: 1219 1219 Southwest Park Ave

Accessible by: Trimet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The special exhibition during the conference is Common Ground, by Fazal Sheikh, documenting human rights and dignity of marginalized voices.

https://portlandartmuseum.org/

Powell’s City of Books

Location: 1005 West Burnside St

Accessible by: MAX Light Rail, Trimet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Since 1971, Powell’s Books is a book lover’s paradise and the largest used and new bookstore in the world! Powell’s Books is an independent bookseller, with book inventory exceeding two million volumes.

http://www.powells.com

Portland Japanese Gardens

Location: 611 Southwest Kingston Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Description: The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 9.1 acres, located within Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland. It includes five garden areas: Flat Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Natural Garden, and the Sand and Stone Garden.

https://japanesegarden.org/

Saturday Market

Location: 2 Southwest Naito Parkway

Accessible by: MAX Light Rail, TriMet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Nationally recognized as the largest continuously operating open-air arts and crafts market in the country, Portland Saturday Market is proud to provide a marketplace for small businesses creating locally handmade arts, crafts, and foods from the Pacific Northwest. Open both Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com/

NW Portland

NW 23rd Ave

Location: NW 23rd Ave & Thurman St through NW 23rd Ave & Burnside St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Boutique shopping, great food choices, and an eclectic mix of shops and services.

http://nwpdxnobhill.com

Pearl District

Location: West Burnside St through Northwest Naito Parkway

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Located in the heart of downtown, Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best-known chefs and restaurants, world class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques.

http://explorethepearl.com/

Forest Park

Location: NW Portland Hills

Accessible by: Trimet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: At 5,157 acres, Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States. Forest Park stretches for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains, overlooking Northwest Portland and the convergence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Forest Park offers an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to experience a true Northwest forest without leaving the Portland city limits.

http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/

SE Portland

SE Hawthorne District

Location: SE 30th Ave through SE 50th Ave on Hawthorne Blvd

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Eclectic is the norm on SSE Hawthorne Blvd, a walkable street with block after block of vintage shops, boutiques and cafes.

https://www.travelportland.com/collection/hawthorne/

SE Belmont District

Location: SE 32nd Ave through SE Caesar E Chavez Blvd on SE Belmont Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Located a few blocks from Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Belmont boasts its own mix of vintage and indie shops, coffee houses, bars and food carts.

https://www.travelportland.com/collection/belmont/

SE Division District

Location: SE 12th Ave through SE 50th Ave on Division St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Southeast Division St is one of Portland’s most dynamic and stylish neighborhoods. Spend a day wandering its many blocks, stopping along the way to snack, sip, and shop. Southeast Division is at the epicenter of Portland’s thriving food scene.

https://www.travelportland.com/collection/division-clinton

Mt Tabor Park

Location: SE 60th Ave & Salmon St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Portland’s Mt Tabor, a volcanic cinder cone, is a very popular destination and features expansive views of downtown Portland, picnic areas, a dog off-lease area, natural surface and paved paths, a playground, a performance stage, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts—not to mention the picturesque outdoor reservoirs that once held the city’s drinking water.

https://www.travelportland.com/directory/mt-tabor-park/

Portland Mercado

Location: 7238 SE Foster Rd

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Description: Portland Mercado is a community of more than 50 businesses in a public market, plaza, and kitchen bringing together diverse cultures through food, art, and entertainment. The Mercado is an incubator model and economic development initiative of Portland non-profit Hacienda CDC, provides affordable retail space for businesses to launch and grow, and is a hub for Latino culture in Portland. The development of this project is inspired by entrepreneurship, Latino cultural history and heritage, traditional and local foods, social enterprise, vibrant cultures, and public markets throughout the world.

http://www.portlandmercado.org/

NE Portland

Alberta Arts District

Location: NE 10th Ave and NE 31st Ave on Alberta St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: The Alberta Arts District is known for its local boutique shopping, numerous art galleries, great food, music, and bars. Alberta Main Street advances efforts to develop Alberta St as a vibrant, creative, equitable and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to the community.

https://www.travelportland.com/collection/alberta-arts-district/

N Portland

Mississippi District

Location: North Skidmore St through North Fremont St on Mississippi Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: North Mississippi Ave features a long stretch of stores, bars, and restaurants; the acclaimed eateries and bars on up-and-coming North Williams Ave are just a half mile away.

https://mississippiave.com

North Williams District

Location: NE Prescott St through NE Fremont St on Williams St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Description: The Williams District is lined with one-of-a-kind shops that offer something for every age, interest, budget, and style. This corridor has been called “the best place in Portland to buy a gift” because of the broad mix of hand-crafted, local, and repurposed items.

https://williamsdistrict.com/

Miscellaneous

Columbia River Gorge

Location: 53000 Historic Columbia River Hwy

Accessible by: Car

Description: The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon, 85 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, extending roughly from the confluence of the Columbia and Deschutes rivers and westward to the eastern edge of the Portland metropolitan area. The Columbia River divides Oregon and Washington and is the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountains. The Gorge took its present-day form at the end of the last Ice Age, when the massive Missoula Floods cut the canyon’s steep walls and turned the river tributaries into many dozens of waterfalls – including Portland’s most famous waterfall, Multnomah Falls.

https://gorgefriends.org/

6th Annual Solar Winery Tour

Location: Willamette Valley, OR

Accessible by: Car

Description: On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Solar Oregon will be combining 2 of our member passions, solar and wine! This daylong event, the 6th annual Solar Winery Tour, will include transportation, lunch and wine tasting at 4 of Oregon’s leading solar powered wineries with small group stops to 2 smaller wineries. Our Winery Hosts this year are Bjornson Vineyard, Left Coast Cellars, and Andante Vineyard, with possible side stops to Bethel Heights, Bois Joli Vineyard and Carl Muska Vineyard. Lunch will be at Amity Flats, including The Hall, Bramble, and Franny Beck! Use the code LivingSolar to get $20 off!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-solar-winery-tour-2018-tickets-41976430634?discount=LivingSolar

Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito Parkway

Accessible by: MAX Light Rail, TriMet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: The largest multicultural festival in Oregon, Portland’s annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta held at Waterfront Park features a wide breadth of live music, dancers from sister city Guadalajara, rides, amateur boxing, and an artisan village.

http://www.cincodemayo.org/

First Friday PDX

Location: Central East Portland

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Walk, Bike, Rideshare

Description: Located in Portland’s vibrant East side Arts District, the First Friday Art Walk takes place on the first Friday evening of every month from 6:00-9:00pm. Offering a gateway into Portland’s thriving arts culture, First Friday PDX includes more than 23 independent galleries, shops, and studios, as well as a street exhibition from April to October. The self-guided tour is free and open to locals and visitors.

http://firstfridaypdx.org/

Restaurants

near the Oregon Convention Center and Doubletree Hotel

Altabira City Tavern

Location: 1021 NE Grand Ave

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $20-$30; Vegetarian options

Hours: 11:30am-11:00pm

https://www.altabira.com/

Garden Bar

Location: 1061 NE 9th Ave

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $10-$15; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 10:30am-6:00pm

https://www.gardenbarpdx.com/

Frank’s Noodle House

Location: 822 NE Broadway St

Cuisine: Chinese

Price: $8-$12; Vegetarian, Dairy Free options

Hours: 11:00-3:00; 5:00-9:00

https://www.franksnoodlehousepdx.com/

Taste of Bangkok

Location: 1618 NE 6th Ave

Cuisine: Thai

Price: $10-$14; Vegetarian, Dairy Free options

Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm

http://www.tasteofbangkokpdx.com/

Blossoming Lotus

Location: 1713 NE 15th Ave

Cuisine: Vegan

Price: $12-$16

Hours: 7:30am-9:00pm

http://www.blpdx.com/home

NE Portland Restaurants

Bollywood Theater

Location: 2039 NE Alberta St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Indian

Price: $10-$20; Vegetarian, Dairy Free options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

http://www.bollywoodtheaterpdx.com/

Cruzroom

Location: 2338 NE Alberta St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Mexican

Price: $7-$15; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free options

Hours: 4:00pm-12:00am

http://cruzroom.com/

Dar Salam

Location: 2921 NE Alberta St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Price: $14-$25; Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free options

Hours: 4:00-9:00

http://darsalamportland.com/

Grain & Gristle

Location: 1473 NE Prescott St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Hours: 12:00pm-12:00am

Price: $11-$25; Dairy Free options

https://www.grainandgristle.com/

Petite Provence

Location: 1824 NE Alberta St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: French

Price: $10-$30; Vegetarian and Dairy Free options

Hours: 7:00am-9:00pm

https://www.provencepdx.com/

N Portland Restaurants

Tasty N Sons

Location: 3808 N Williams Ave, Suite C

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free options

Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

http://www.tastynsons.com/

Toro Bravo

Location: 120 NE Russell St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Spanish

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free options

Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.torobravopdx.com/

Interurban

Location: 4057 N Mississippi Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $11-$20; Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free options

Hours: 4:00pm-2:30am

http://www.interurbanpdx.com/

Life of Pie Pizza

Location: 3632 N Williams Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Pizza

Price: $10-$12; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

http://lifeofpiepizza.com/

Ecliptic Brewing

Location: 825 N Cook St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: 11:00am-10:00pm

Hours: $11-$20; Vegetarian options

http://eclipticbrewing.com/

SE Portland Restaurants

The American Local

Location: 3003 SE Division St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $11-$20; Vegetarian options

Hours: 5:30pm-10:00pm

http://www.theamericanlocal.com/

Teote

Location: 1615 SE 12th Ave

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Latin American

Price: $8-$15; Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

http://www.teotepdx.com/

Tusk

Location: 2448 East Burnside St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Cuisine: Middle Eastern; Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Price: $10-$30

Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm

https://www.tuskpdx.com/

Lardo

Location: 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Cuisine: Sandwiches

Price: $10-$15; Vegetarian, Dairy Free options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

http://lardosandwiches.com/

Kati Portland

Location: 2932 SE Division St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Cuisine: Thai

Price: $10-$15; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free options

Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.katiportland.com/

SW Portland Restaurants

Mother’s Bistro and Bar

Location: 212 SW Stark St

Accessible by: MAX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Walk, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (Traditional)

Price: $10-$20; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 7:00am-9:00pm

https://www.mothersbistro.com/

Lechon

Location: 113 SW Naito Pkwy

Accessible by: MAX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Walk, Rideshare

Cuisine: Argentine

Price: $10-$40; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 4:30pm-10:00pm

http://lechonpdx.com/

Grassa

Location: 1205 SW Washington St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Italian

Price: $11-$15; Vegetarian options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

http://grassapdx.com/

Q Restaurant and Bar

Location: 828 SW 2nd Ave

Accessible by: MAX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Walk, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (New)

Price: $12-$40; Vegetarian options

Hours: 11:00am-12:00am

http://q-portland.com/

Shalom Y’all

Location: 1128 SW Alder St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Gluten Free options

Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.shalomyallpdx.com/

NW Portland Restaurants

Andina Restaurant

Location: 1314 NW Glisan St

Accessible by: TriMet Bus, Rideshare

Cuisine: Peruvian

Price: $31-$60; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 4:00pm-11:00pm

http://www.andinarestaurant.com/

Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Location: 926 NW 10th Ave

Accessible by: Portland Streetcar, MAX Train, Bike, Walk, Rideshare

Cuisine: Japanese

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free options

Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm

http://yamasushiandsakebar.com/

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

Location: 210 NW 11th Ave

Accessible by: MAXX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: American (Traditional)

Price: $11-$25; Vegetarian, Gluten Free options

Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/pubs/portland/

Mediterranean Exploration Company

Location: 333 NW 13th Ave

Accessible by: Portland Streetcar, MAX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 4:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.mediterraneanexplorationcompany.com/

Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine

Location: 323 NW Park Ave

Accessible by: MAX Train, TriMet Bus, Bike, Rideshare

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Price: $11-$30; Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free options

Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm

http://butterflybellyme.com/