OryCon 32 Hotel Information
Page last updated Nov 12 2010.
Portland DoubleTree Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland OR 97232
The hotel reservation link is no longer valid. Our block has expired. We pretty much filled it up, too!
Welcome to the Doubletree Hotel Portland (also known as "the Lloyd Center Doubletree"), OryCon's home for at least the next two years (and we hope longer).
Since we've only been at this hotel for a year, here is a map to help you get around. (A map will also appear in the pocket program.)
Why did OryCon move?
When it came time to negotiate the 2009 hotel contract for OryCon, we decided to investigate what other possibilities might be available besides the Marriott. That hotel had been a good home for OryCon ever since the previous hotel suddenly shut down, but after the recent renovation there, the prices were definitely going up (a lot). We found that the Lloyd Center Doubletree (a much larger property) was interested in signing a long-term agreement with us and we happily took them up on it.
What is the difference between "standard" rooms and "premium" rooms?
There are two wings to the hotel, built decades apart. The standard rooms in the older wing are smaller, and can only comfortably fit a single queen bed. (Take my word for this - during the first OryCon there in 1979, when these rooms were the only ones there, we tried to fit three people in the room and the person in the sleeping bag on the floor was constantly getting stepped on.)
The premium rooms, in the newer wing, are much larger (quite possibly the largest rooms we've had at any OryCon hotel). Each room contains either two queen beds, or one king bed plus a sleeper sofa. For $10 more a night, it's easy to fit in two more people. There are separate elevator banks for the two wings, but they interconnect on each floor.
Because of the larger size of the premium rooms, the party rooms will
all be in the premium rooms.
What's the smoking policy?
The Doubletree is an entirely non-smoking facility (yes, even the bar in the lobby). This means there are no smoking rooms in the hotel. (It's entirely a corporate decision - and no, OryCon has no ability to change this.)
What can you tell me about parties?
The Doubletree's online reservation system does not have the ability for us to specifically tag "Party" or "Non-Party" rooms, but adding a note to the comment field about wanting to be on the party floor will indicate to us and their staff that we need to block your party room manually.
If you wish to be placed on the party floor: once you make your reservation, contact me to request a party room, and I will pass your request on to our rep at the hotel. All party rooms will be in the premium room block.
Just like the old days, all parties rooms are private rooms. This means that there are no corkage charges for bringing in food or drink for your parties, and there is no extra fee for throwing a party.
How do I get to the hotel?
Well now, that depends on your preferred mode of arrival.
From the South (on I-5): Take Exit 302A ("Rose Quarter/Broadway-Weidler"). Follow the signs to Lloyd Center, turning right at the first traffic signal on to Weidler. Drive approximately 0.4 miles and turn right to 9th Ave (the corner with Bank of the West). The hotel will be on your left, just past the second traffic light.
From the East (on I-84): Take Exit 1 ("Lloyd Center"). Turn right at 11th Ave. The hotel will be on your left, just past the first traffic light.
By public transit:
From the Airport:
By Train (Amtrak):
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Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a non-profit,
Artwork is copyrighted and graciously provided by the Artist Guest of Honor, Chad Savage.
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