Hotel and Menus

The conference hotel is:

Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Book your room using the online reservation form, or call the hotel directly at +1 503-226-1611 and give the group name “LavaCon 2014” and group code “LAV.”


Here are the planned menus for breakfast, lunch, and snacks for our 2014 conference (menus subject to change).

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions that you didn’t mention when registering. The hotel will do their best to accommodate your dietary needs.


Classic Continental Breakfast

  • Banana Tree with Assorted Mini Bananas
  • Rolled Breakfast Quesadillas with Italian Sausage
  • Assorted Housemade Granolas
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Green Tea Fruit Cocktail


Living Salad Bar with Corn-crusted Tofu, Grilled Chicken, or Grilled Shrimp

Walk-Around Buffet

  • Homestyle Mac and Cheese
  • Asian Spring Rolls
  • Chicken and Waffles Action Station
  • Romaine and Kale Caesar Salad
  • Almond Florentine and Chocolate Mousse

Plated Entrée

  • Dijon-crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin Topped with Fried Leeks
  • Creamy Wild Mushroom Napoleon Topped with Chopped Pistachios
  • White Bean, Bacon, and Kale Ragout
  • Butternut Squash Mousse Dessert


Grilled Cheese Station

  • Whole Wheat with Swiss
  • Sourdough with Tillamook Cheddar
  • White with Gouda
  • Tomato Soup Shooters

Stuffed Cream Puff Action Station

PB&J: Assorted Nut Butters, Wonder Bread, Assorted Jellies, Sliced Apples

Networking Reception

Bacon-wrapped Shrimp

Sturgeon and Scallop Ceviche

Indian Lamb Curry with Warm Pita Bread


  • Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese
  • Turkey with Muenster Cheese and Apple, Roasted Shallot Spread
  • Smoked Salmon Mini Reuben with Braised Cabbage and Gruyere
  • Maple Pulled Pork with Sour Apple Slaw and Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut

Crispy Potato Skins

  • Margherita with Garlic, Mozzerella, Tomato, Basil
  • Shephard’s Pie with Ground Beef, Chopped Carrots, Parsley
  • Steakhouse with Chopped Steak, Caramelized Onion, Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Mushrooms with Thyme and Lemon Zest

S’mores with Cookie, Chocolate, Marshmallow

Martini Cheesecake Sundaes