OryCon 19 Hotel

Well, some folks have been after us to change hotels -- so, in a way, we did; the Red Lion Columbia River (and most others) is now a Doubletree. As of June 9th, it's the Doubletree Hotel Portland -- Columbia River. So far the change of ownership (the corporate merger was approved during OryCon 18) is having little effect on OryCon 19 (we already had a signed contract). Watch this space for updates. Two rooms have new names -- the Red Lion Ballroom is now the Doubletree Ballroom (not too big a surprise) and the Clackamas room is now the Wilson room. So far no change in the coffee shop menu but we'll let keep you posted.

As always we urge you to make your hotel reservations early -- as the block has filled up each year (including the 50 rooms we now have reserved at the nearby Doubletree Hotel Portland -- Jantzen Beach). The best method is to call the local number (503-283-2111) or mail in the reservation form but the toll-free 800-733-5466 will also work.

Our rate is $83 for 1 to 4 people (each additional person adds $15). The convention rate is guaranteed for all rooms available even after the block has ended (October 16th). There's just no guarantee that there will be any rooms left at either hotel at that point -- so make those reservations soon. If and only if, you specifically request a river view room, you will be charged $10 extra.

PARTIES: If you plan to hold a party, you must reserve in the Party Wing which is the Interstate Wing. The hotel will again be requiring a $100 damage/cleaning deposit for open parties. Since this started, all deposits have been completely refunded and the hotel has been very happy with us. Please note that this policy is being applied to all groups, not just OryCon. Your open parties will need to be registered in the office so we can coordinate with the hotel and help you get any extra trash bags and/or cleaning supplies from the hotel.

SUITES: It's easy -- there aren't any that are not in use as function space. We keep asking the hotel to add on rooms but it hasn't happened yet.

Please feel free to contact our hotel liaison, Ruth Sachter, with any questions, special requirements, and hotel problems. You can reach her at ruths@spiritone.com or call 503-283-0802.

Click here for a hotel reservation form you can print out and mail in.

Party Supplies

Instead of a party supply service, OryCon provides a large Safeway with extended hours within walking distance from the hotel. It has lots of interesting stuff, including a sushi bar.

How to Get to the Hotel

BY AIR: The airport is about 6 miles from the hotel. There is a free shuttle from the airport running every 30 minutes from 7 AM to 11 PM (it serves both the Doubletree Hotel Portland Columbia River and Doubletree Hotel Portland Jantzen Beach). A taxi costs about $12. If you are renting a car, take 205 South, take the Columbia Blvd. (1st) exit, stay right when the road splits, follow Columbia Blvd. West to I-5 North, and follow the By Car directions.

(The following is from the PDX airport's website:)

Due to Expansion of Portland International Airport, construction delays will affect air travelers and PDX visitors from September 1996 to April 1998. Plan on using one of the following shuttle or parking programs and keep hassles to a minimum:

BY CAR: The Doubletree Hotel Portland Columbia River is nestled next to the Columbia River, just as you cross into Oregon from Washington on Interstate 5. (Click here for a map (13K).) Traveling either northbound or southbound, take exit #308 (signs will read "Jantzen Beach Center" and "Hayden Island"). (This exit is about 7 miles from downtown Portland.) Our hotel is the one with the red trim, to the west of the freeway (on the shopping center side). If you're traveling south, it's the hotel to your right just as you enter Oregon; if you're heading north, bear left under the freeway, and it will be to your right.

BY BUS/RAIL: Union Station, the Portland Amtrak terminal, is right next to the Greyhound station. From either, walk a couple of blocks south (through the construction) to Everett St., and catch a #5 Jantzen Beach or Vancouver Tri-Met bus. The fare is $1.05, and there's a bus stop in front of the hotel. (A taxi costs about $12.) Note: It's actually more efficient to take Amtrak to Vancouver, since that station is very close to the Jantzen Beach area.

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