Travel and Lodging

Travel and Lodging


Getting to the Conference Location

The conference is located in the UO’s George S. Turnbull Portland Center, located in the historic White Stag Block of the city’s Old Town.

70 NW Couch St., Portland, Oregon, (503) 412-3662

From the airport, take the MAX Red Line towards City Center & Beaverton to Old Town/Chinatown MAX Station. This usually takes 20 minutes and has 12 stops. Then walk 1.5 blocks south to get to 70 NW Couch St. Cost: 2½-Hour tickets is $2.50, a 1-Day pass is $5.00. Ticket and ride information available here.

Hotel Information

Make your hotel reservations today. It’s a busy time in Portland with a number of activities coinciding with Experience Engagement. To get the best rates and more convenient locations, we urge you to make them today.

Conference Hotel: Hotel Modera
Book now!
515 SW Clay St, (503) 484-1084
These double-queens rooms are $279/night + tax/fees. Please have call the Hotel directly at 877.484.1084 and ask for the “Experience Engagement Group Rate” or reserve online at using the group code “EXPENGUO”. 

Other Hotel Options in Downtown Portland:

Alternative hotels convenient to the MAX line and between the airport and the school.  Hotels in the Lloyd District are 10-minutes away from the conference location on the MAX line. Airport hotels are 20-minutes away.

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Air Travel

The closest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX). It’s 20 minutes to the conference location and downtown hotels.


The George S. Turnbull Center is the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s base in Portland, the state’s media center. For more information, visit