The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference: Spanning Silos, Building Bridges | November 5-8, 2017 | Portland, OR

About Portland

Getting Around Portland

TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.

  • Use the Trip Planner to determine which bus or train you need to get from one place to another.
  • Check out the MAX Light Rail map and fares.

If you’re planning to take the MAX Light Rail from PDX airport, you will take the Red Line. The Red Line stops at the Pioneer Square North MAX Station stop coming from PDX. You will need to walk two blocks to the Hilton. The fare for this trip will be $2.50 for one adult.


What to Do in Portland

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.

Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.

Portland Saturday Market is celebrating its 44th year in the historic Old Town/ Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.  Our weekly market features 252 booths showcasing a variety of arts & crafts sold by local Pacific Northwest artisans. Established in 1974, our market has a thriving membership of over 350 artisans.

The Pearl District is one of Portland’s most prominent neighborhoods, with shopping and restaurants.

Portland has a proliferation of Food Carts and they seem to be growing in numbers and locations. Some might call them lunch wagons, taco trucks or even snack shacks, but whatever you call them, they are truly a phenomenon in Portland. Food Carts Portland is devoted to keeping Portland up-to-date on where to find food carts and what to eat once you do find them.

Voodoo Doughnuts is open 24/7, supplying amazing doughnut concoctions, including the Bacon Maple bar. The Voodoo Portland Crème is the official Doughnut of the city. It is a raised bismarck with cream filling and a chocolate top with an added feature that distinguishes our doughnut from all others, which are two eyes. Just remember, Voodoo is a CASH ONLY store, though they have an ATM on site. And the lines are long! The closest Voodoo location to the conference venue is 22 SW 3rd Avenue (at the corner of Anken).