Travel & Lodging

We are excited to have you join the cheese community in Portland, OR for the ACS 2020 Annual Conference. The majority of conference functions and sessions for attendees will take place at the Oregon Convention Center located at 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Portland, OR. Questions about hotel and travel? Please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788 or Contact Us. We look forward to seeing you in Portland this summer!

Lodging

ACS has negotiated special discounted rates for attendees at select hotels conveniently located near the Oregon Convention Center. We strongly encourage attendees to stay at one of the official conference hotels and book within the contracted room blocks to make the most of your conference experience and network with other attendees.

Making your Reservation

Book your hotel at ACS’s negotiated discount rates for the best pricing. The secure link to book your room for each of the official hotels can be found below.

Reservations can also be amended using your reservation confirmation after booking. Reservations may also be booked directly with the hotel of your choice by contacting the hotel directly by phone and referencing American Cheese Society. Reservations are honored based on availability at the discounted rate and the room blocks may fill prior to cut-off on July 5 at 5 pm PT. We encourage you to make your reservation early with the hotel of your choice to secure your reservation. Below are some tips to help with you secure your room:

  • If any of the nights you wish to book are not available in the ACS Block or at the ACS Rate, ask the hotel to book those nights at their regular rate. This will allow you to reserve the nights you need, and to take advantage of the ACS Rate for as many nights as possible.
  • Check back with the hotel closer to conference to see if rooms have opened up at the ACS Rate, and confirm that they will honor the lowest rate available over your reservation dates.
  • Book your travel first, then book your room based on your confirmed travel dates. This ensures the accuracy of your reservation and helps other attendees secure rooms.
  • A major credit card and/or one-night payment for room and tax will be required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.Convention Center. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by the Greater Richmond Convention and Visitor Bureau in coordination with the Conference schedule. The discounted rate is honored July 28-August 4 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre- and post-conference may also be honored at the group rate on a space-available basis.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
The DoubleTree is located .5 Mile from the Oregon Convention Center, and adjacent to the Max, The discounted rate is honored from July 20- July 25 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre- and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis.

Rate: $219 + tax per night, includes complimentary guest room WiFi
Address: 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, Oregon 97232
Reservations: 1-503-281-6111
Booking link: Reserve Your Room

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
The Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center is located less than .5 mile from the Convention Center. The discounted rate is honored July 20-July 25 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre- and post-conference may also be honored at this rate on a space-available basis.

Rate: $234 + tax per night, includes complimentary guest room WiFi
Address:  1441 NE 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97232
Reservations: 866-242-1264 and reference the American Cheese Society to receive the discounted rate.
Booking link: Reserve Your Room

Beware of Room Block “Poachers”

Please note the American Cheese Society does not hire an official housing bureau or group housing company to handle hotel reservations. Please be advised that any unauthorized group housing company (also known in the conference industry as a room block poacher or pirate) that attempts to contact attendees, companies, and/or sponsors that may be associated with the Conference are fraudulent and are not authorized by the American Cheese Society. Only reservations booked directly through the secure link provided or directly with the contracted Conference hotels by phone are part of the official contracted conference room block.

Travel to Portland

Air: Portland International Airport (PDX) is serviced by several main airline carriers including Southwest, United, JetBlue, and American, with several daily flights. The airport is 9 miles from the Oregon Convention Center. Allow yourself at least 30-45 minutes of travel time to get from the airport to the Center. Please visit the Portland International Airport website for additional information on services.

Ground Transportation: Estimated taxi fares are $40 one way between the airport and downtown hotels. Taxi, Uber and Lyft and public bus services are also available.

Light Rail: The MAX Light Rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport, and the Convention Center MAX Station is located just a 4-minute walk from the center. The trip takes an estimated 40 minutes.

Rail: Portland’s Union Station is serviced by Amtrak, and connections can be made to the light rail and buses via the Portland Transit Mall.

Car: Portland is located off Interstate 5, which runs N-S, and 405, which encircles the city’s Downtown. Interstate 84 originates on Portland’s East Side and continues East towards the airport and is referred to as the Banfield Expressway. Running west to the Coast is U.S. Route 26.

Hotel Parking: For information on parking at hotels, please visit the hotel sites noted above for self-parking and valet options and current rates. Please note: the American Cheese Society does not validate nor will the hotel validate parking for Conference attendees. Parking fees are the responsibility of the guest.

Convention Center Parking:  Onsite parking is available at the center for hourly fee. The underground garage can be accessed from either the NE Lloyd Boulevard (P1) or NE First Avenue (P2) entrances. For information on parking at the Oregon Convention Center please visit the Convention Center Website.

Additional Parking: You can find more information about additional parking options here.