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NASPA Western Regional Conference
Portland, OR / November 3-6, 2010

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Hotel Information
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel is the venue for the NASPA 2010 Western Regional Conference. The hotel is located on the Willamette River and is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shopping & performing arts venues. The hotel is also conveniently located only 9 miles from the airport and travelers can ride the MAX light rail directly into the downtown (~$2.50).

Conference rate is $149/night, regardless of occupancy rate.

Free WiFi is available in your hotel room and throughout the lobby.

On-site parking is available for $30/day; nearby all-day or hourly parking is available through various Smart Park locations.

To book a room at the conference rate, please visit this link or call: (503) 226-7600. If you receive a message stating there is no availability at the conference rate, please try different dates as there may be availability on some of the nights. Or, contact the hotel directly at the phone number listed above.

Presenters, sponsors and exhibitors may have packages shipped to the hotel at their own expense of $5.00/box. Please label the packages as follows:
  1. Indicate “Hold for Guest Arrival” and the name of the person receiving the packages on-site
  2. 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201
  3. Organization name and dates of conference (e.g. NASPA, Nov 4th – 6th)
  4. Number of packages (e.g. 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.)
Please schedule packages to be delivered no earlier than November 1st, 2010
Travel Information
Portland International Airport
Currently, 17 passenger airlines serve PDX with direct and non-stop service to more than 100 cities worldwide. Just 20 minutes from downtown via taxi (approx. $20) or 35 minutes via MAX light rail ($2.50).
Portland Union Station (Amtrak/Greyhound)
Train service via Amtrak is available at Union Station, at the north end of downtown Portland with daily trips to points along the West Coast, as well as eastern cities. Greyhound Bus Lines offers frequent service to and from Portland. The MAX light rail Green Line travels between downtown and Union Station.

Taxis in Portland are not allowed to stop for passengers who hail from the curb. Cabs can be found at major hotels and restaurants. A taxi from the airport to the hotel is a 20 minute ride and will cost approximately $20.

TriMet, the regional transit authority for the Portland metro area, operates efficient bus, light rail and streetcar service. Voted the "Best Transit Agency in America" by the American Public Transit Association, TriMet oversees a network of 600 buses and three light rail lines that provide more than 310,000 trips per day. Visit or call 503.238.RIDE (7433) to easily obtain route maps, fare information, and tips of riding.

Light rail
MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) is Portland's award-winning light rail system. MAX's 44 miles of track stretch easy, north and west, connecting Portland to Portland International Airport (PDX) and the communities of Gresham, Beaverton and Hillsboro on the Red and Blue lines. Travel time from PDX to downtown is approximately 38 minutes. The MAX Yellow Line (Interstate MAX) runs north from the Rose Quarter complex, near the Oregon Convention Center, to the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center. The new Green Line runs from Union Station (Amtrak) to Portland State University. MAX trains run every seven to 15 minutes; operating hours (most days) are 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. with half-hourly service after midnight.
Free transportation
There is such a thing as a free ride in Portland. In "Fareless Square," a 330-block area in downtown Portland, transportation on all MAX light rail trains, trolleys and streetcars is FREE. By encouraging the use of public transportation, Fareless Square helps to reduce air pollution, parking problems and street congestion in the central city. Riders lucky enough to catch the historic Vintage Trolley, which runs on the MAX route, are treated to a guided tour along the way.
Bike rentals:
Bicycle rentals are available throughout Portland. Visit for locations.

Registration Information
Early Bird Fee
NASPA Member $250
Non-Member $325
Student Fee $150

Registration deadline - 10/8/2010

Regular Deadline
NASPA Member $300
Non-Member $375
Student Fee $200

Registration deadline - 10/22/2010
Late Registration
NASPA Member $350
Non-Member $425
Student Fee $250

From 10/23/10 - day of conference

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