Venue and Hotel
The conference venue is the downtown Hilton Downtown Portland, 921 Southwest 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
- To get to the hotel from the airport, take the MAX light rail Red Line (right outside baggage claim) to Pioneer Square, just 1.5 blocks from the Hilton.
- Sleeping rooms at the Hilton are sold out, but there are rooms at the Duniway hotel across the street.
- We also have rooms at the Zags Hotel (four blocks up the street) at $169/night. Book your room using the conference portal or by calling the hotel directly at 877-484-1084 and ask for the LavaCon Group Rate. DEADLINE: October 18th
What to Do in Portland
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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 46th year in the historic Old Town / Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The weekly market features 252 booths showcasing a variety of arts & crafts sold by local Pacific Northwest artisans. Established in 1974, the 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).