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Reaching the Conference Hotels and Convention Center from the Airport

The TriMet red line runs directly from the airport to the convention center. It is a fast and cost effective way to travel between the airport and all of the conference hotels. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the airport for only $2.80. If you are staying at the Hyatt or the Marriott you will want to get off the train at Convention Center station. If you are staying at the Double Tree you will want to get off the train at Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave station.

Information from Portland Tourism

Portland Tourism will have a desk set up in the MLK Lobby at the Oregon Convention Center from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22. Their representatives are able to provide a wealth of information about Portland.

Looking for a restaurant near the Oregon Convention Center? This guide may be helpful: Restaurants Near OCC Map & Guide.

Interested in trying something further afield? Complimentary TriMet passes are available to SIGCSE TS attendees. These provide free travel on the MAX light rail, street car and bus systems. You can pick up a complimentary pass from the registration desk during the conference.

All SIGCSE TS attendees are invited to shop at the Nike Company Store from March 16 to 24, 2024. Please ensure that you take a copy of this invitation, your conference badge, and physical government issued ID. The Nike Company Store can be reached from the convention center using the TriMet Max Blue Line.

Information from Our Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Our local arrangements co-chairs have put together the following information about visiting Portland. We hope that you find it helpful!

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Coffee & Tea Shops, Restaurants

Food Carts:

  • Nearby Cartside Food Carts - Daily, hours vary (most karts open at 11 am or 12 pm, and stay open until 9 pm.) (1825 N Williams, Portland, OR 97227)

Vegan Options:

  • Jade Rabbit (2117 NE Oregon St. Suite 202, Portland, OR 97232)
  • Boxcar Pizza (2701 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232)
  • Kayo’s Ramen Bar (3808 N Williams Ave #124, Portland, OR 97227)
  • Kati (2932 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202)
  • Blackwater (835 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232)


  • Concourse Coffee - ½ mi from the convention center. (807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232)
  • Roseline (1015 SE 11th Ave #100, Portland, OR 97214)
  • Good (813 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205)
  • Never (537 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205)
  • Case Study (2402 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232)
  • Courier (by Powell’s Bookstore) (923 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205)
  • Heart (2211 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214)
  • Stumptown (128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204)


  • Smith Tea (500 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210)


  • Kennedy School: many McMenamins restaurant options, this one is eastside in a converted school.
  • Steeplejack: eastside brewery/food in a converted church
  • Salt and Straw: small, funky ice cream chain with curiously delicious flavors, like olive oil and pear & blue cheese, in addition to typical flavors like vanilla and chocolate.

Other Local Attractions