OryCon 20 Hotel

Once again we return to the Doubletree Hotel Portland -- Columbia River (formerly a Red Lion, but still the same hotel we've been using for years).

As always we urge you to make your hotel reservations early -- as the block has filled up each year. The best method is to call the local number (503-283-2111) or mail in the reservation form but the DoubleTree toll-free number will also work.

Our rate is $88 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 22). 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.

Please feel free to contact our hotel liaison, J.T. Baldwin, with any questions, special requirements, and hotel problems. You can reach him at copperpiece@hotmail.com or call the main convention number, 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.

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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