921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
- A block of rooms at a preferred rate have been secured at our Conference Headquarters, the Hilton Portland Executive Tower Hotel.
- Rates are $199 per night Single/Double
- The deadline to reserve at the congress rate is August 15th or when the room block sells out
Enjoy beautiful views, a sporting event or Happy Hour in one of two bars.
- HopCity Tavern
- HopCity Tavern Lounge
- In-Room Dining
- The Market
For those of you driving to Flux, the host hotel, Hilton Portland Downtown, offers valet parking only at a rate of $45 per day. The parking is secure and covered and In/Out privileges are offered. For a list of parking garages close to the Hilton Hotel visit this website.
Childcare Services (recommended by Travel Portland):
WeVillage Flexible Childcare: The Pearl (drop-in)
1024 N.W. Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209-2904
WeVillage is a safe, fun and happy place away from home. So, whether your children spend an hour a month with us or 25 hours a week, they will leave with some new tidbit of knowledge that bolsters what they are learning in school or home. Of course, they’ll leave with a big ‘ol smile too.
-Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST.
-At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South.
-Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left).
-Immediately follow the City Center signs, which will take you across the Morrison Bridge.
-Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St.
-Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue.
-Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St.
-Take Taylor 3 blocks and our front doors for the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.
** To arrive at the MAIN building, continue on SW Taylor 1 block and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, our Main building front doors are on left hand side of 6th Avenue.
-Take exit 300B off of I-5 Southbound.
-After exiting, follow the City Center signs which will take you across the Morrison Bridge.
-Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St. –
Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue. –
Take 3rd Avenue 4 blocks and then turn RIGHT onto SW Taylor St. –
Take Taylor 3 blocks and our front doors for the Executive Tower will be on your right-hand side.
** To arrive at the MAIN building, continue on SW Taylor 1 block and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, our Main building front doors are on left hand side of the 6th Avenue.
MAX has five lines, all of which run through downtown:
- Blue Line (Hillsboro/City Center/Gresham)
- Green Line (Clackamas/City Center)
- Red Line (Airport/City Center/Beaverton)
- Yellow Line (Expo Center/City Center)
- Orange Line (Milwaukie/City Center)
MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening.
In 2001, Portland built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar. The original line, now known as the NS line, travels through downtown from Portland State University to the Nob Hill neighborhood via the popular shopping and dining area of the Pearl District.
Two lines, the A Loop and the B Loop, were also recently opened and provide service across the city’s newest bridge, Tilikum Crossing. The A Loop runs clockwise and connects the east and west sides of the city through the Pearl District, Broadway Bridge, Lloyd District, OMSI, Tilikum Crossing and Portland State University. The B Loop passes through the same locations, but moves counter-clockwise.
Portland By Bike
What gives Portland the right to claim the handle of Bike City, USA?
Well, it could be the 315 miles of bikeways, or the nation’s highest percentage of bike commuters (7%), or the city’s preponderance of bike-themed events.
611 S.W. Kingston Ave
Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland. The garden is composed of five distinct garden styles – the flat garden, the strolling garden pond, the tea garden, the natural garden, and the sand and stone garden.
Open daily; admission charged.
1945 S.E. Water Ave.
One of the nation’s leading science museums, OMSI is 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun. Five enormous halls bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. You can experience an earthquake, take part in live lab demonstrations, see a movie in The Empirical (a 4 story giant screen theater), explore the universe in a world-class planetarium and even tour a real submarine. Located on the east bank of the Willamette River along the scenic Eastbank Esplanade.
Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m., 365 days a year.
1005 W. Burnside
From humble storefront beginnings in 1971, Powell’s has grown into a Portland landmark and one of the world’s great bookstores. Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books contains more than 1.5 million books in 3,500 different sections. Get a cup of joe at the in-store coffee shop (where you’re welcome to peruse up to three books), take a ride on the three-door elevator (one of only a handful in the country!), grab a map to navigate the nine color-coded rooms, and lose yourself in the largest used and new bookstore on Earth.
Portland has a proliferation of Food Carts and they seem to be growing in numbers and locations. Some might call them lunch wagons, taco trucks or even snack shacks, but whatever you call them, they are truly a phenomenon in Portland. Set up in parking lots, sidewalks, and even parks (sometimes in large groups and sometimes solo), one might nosh on a fresh tortilla Baja fish taco one day, a rib-sticking bowl of traditional goulash the next, have a coffee and pastry for an afternoon snack, and then take home a giant Indian combo box for dinner.
Salt & Straw – Northwest
Salt & Straw spotlights fresh, local ingredients in hand crafted, small batch ice cream. To call cousins, Kim and Tyler Malek’s flavors “inventive” would be an understatement. Salt & Straw changes flavors every four weeks to tell a story of what’s happening in the local artisan, farm and chef communities. These collaborations often result in unique and unbelievably good flavors like Pear with Blue Cheese, Bone Marrow & Bourbon Smoked Cherries, or Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper. Salt & Straw has three shops in Portland – NE Alberta, NW 23rd and SE Division.
Known for its unusual doughnuts, eclectic decor, and iconic pink boxes featuring the company logo and illustrations of voodoo priests.
They even have vegan doughnuts!