HOTEL INFORMATION

The Third National Seismic Conference & Workshop On Bridges & Highways will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Columbia River Complex, in Portland, Oregon. On the south bank of the scenic Columbia River, the DoubleTree is right off I-5, just ten minutes from downtown Portland and 15 minutes from Portland International Airport via complimentary hotel transportation. The DoubleTree provides all the amenities expected of a first-class hotel.

DoubleTree Hotel Columbia River Complex
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
Tel: 503-283-4466
Fax: 503-283-4743

Conference organizers have reserved a block of rooms at a special conference rate of $77 per night for single or double occupancy. Rooms are $117 per night for triple occupancy. Additional rollaway beds are $15 per night.

To take advantage of this special rate, rooms must be reserved no later than April 1, 2002.

To qualify for the group rate, contact the hotel directly and identify yourself as a participant in the Third National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways. All major credit cards are accepted.

 

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

The DoubleTree Hotel Columbia River Complex offers complimentary courtesy van service to and from the Portland International Airport. Shuttles run every 20 minutes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. daily.

 

PORTLAND - THE CITY OF ROSES

Portland, Oregon, also known as the City of Roses, is populated by friendly people and surrounded by breathtaking beauty -- tall trees, snow-capped mountains, lush green fields, gently flowing rivers, clean water, gentle climate, and bountiful flower gardens.

Located in the northwestern corner of Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the Portland metropolitan area is nestled between the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Coast Range to the west. Portland offers a wealth of things to do, from arts and cultural events to festivals, sports and recreation, shopping and more.

Less than 80 miles west of Portland is the Pacific Ocean. With 326 miles of public ocean beaches, the magnificent Oregon coast is a major year-round attraction.

Just a few miles east of Portland is the breathtakingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Visitors to the Gorge have access to river beaches, waterfalls, hiking trails and stunning viewpoints.

For more information on Portland,  visit 

http://www.portlandchamber.com  

or 

http://www.pova.com

 

PORTLAND'S CLIMATE

Portland's weather belies the stereotype of the rainy Pacific Northwest. Average annual rainfall is less than that of Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, Indianapolis or Seattle. Which is not to say that it doesn't rain in Portland. It does, on average, 36.3" per year. But the precipitation keeps Portland impossibly green - and helps enforce a casual, comfortable dress code.

Portland Temperature and Precipitation
  APRIL MAY
High 61 F (16 C) 68 F (20 C)
Low 42 F (5 C) 47 F (8 C)
Rainfall 2.39" 2.06"