Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

SIGSCE 2008
March 12-15, 2008 • Portland, Oregon, USA

Transportation

Transportation From the PDX Airport

SIGCSE 2008 attendees may use public transportation, a taxi/shuttle, or a rental car to get from the airport to the hotel or convention center. The Ground Transportation page provides information about taxis and shuttles. If using a rental car, follow signs to the rental car agencies, which are located in the parking garage.

Using MAX (public transportation)

If you elect to use MAX (highly recommended),  follow signs to the MAX station which is located on the south side of baggage claim. As of June 2007, the fare from the airport to downtown is $2. You should purchase an all-zone ticket at the station before boarding the train. The only line that comes to the airport is the red line, so you may board any train that arrives at the station. The train comes approximately every 15 minutes. Keep your ticket handy when riding the train - you do not deposit your ticket somewhere to ride the train, but a fare inspector may ask to see your ticket.

The following lists the stations where you should exit the red line MAX train:

Convention Center: Get off the train at the "Convention Center" stop and walk across the street the Oregon Convention Center.
Hilton: Get off the train at the "Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station" stop and walk southwest a few blocks to the Hilton.
Inn at the Convention Center: Get off the train at the "Convention Center" stop and walk across the street to the hotel.
Red Lion Convention Center: Get off the train at the "Convention Center" stop and walk east a few blocks to the hotel.

Driving Directions from the PDX Airport

If you plan to rent a car, ask the rental agency for a map.

Convention Center and Nearby Hotels: From the airport, follow signs to I-205. Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of the freeway, follow signs to I-5 NORTH (toward Seattle). Keep right and follow signs to the convention center. Exit on Broadway and turn RIGHT at NE Holladay St.

Hilton: From the airport, follow signs to I-205. 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  (left lane). 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 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. Turn LEFT on Salmon Street and LEFT again onto 6th Avenue. Our front doors will be on the left.