October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Technical Solutions for Today and Beyond

PEERS/IBBC 2018 Conference Location:

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR

The cut-off date for the special PEERS/IBBC discounted rates was October 3, 2018.

Though our block of conference rooms has been filled, there is still availability at the hotel.

**Due to the proximity of the event, please contact the hotel directly to book your room.**
For Reservations, call: 503-226-1611 or 800-445-8667
(Ask for in-house reservations.)

Hilton Portland Downtown


Experience the newly redesigned Hilton Portland Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Enjoy our fresh new look across the lobby, the guest rooms and all meeting spaces. Take a short walk to downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, authentic restaurants, exciting entertainment venues and the MAX light rail, just one block from the hotel. Hilton Portland guest rooms and suites have undergone an extensive remodel with a fresh new modern look.

TAPPI has negotiated complimentary internet service in all guest rooms for all attendees booked under the conference rate over the event dates of October 26 - November 1, 2018.

Please note:   Hilton requires a 48 hour cancellation policy.  Please check with the hotel for full cancellation policy and penalties. 

If you have questions or need assistance with your hotel reservation, please contact Becky Day,  

Alternative Hotel:
545 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204
For reservations, call: 503-553-7000 or 800-445-8667

Rental Cars

Avis offers special rates to PEERS/IBBC 2018 guests. Call 1.800.831.8000 and refer to code AWD: #U226600.

Travel to Portland

Portland Airport


Getting to and from the airport

Travelers named Portland International Airport (PDX) the best airport in the United States in Travel + Leisure survey every year from 2013–2018. Why do they love PDX? An easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, great local food and drink (including microbrews, craft spirits and even food carts) and tax-free shopping with no markups are just a few of the reasons.

The airport is located 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.

Portland Light Rail



Light rail

The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport.

  • The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 min.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.25, Honored Citizen $1). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
  • You can roll your luggage on board.
  • The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
  • The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.




The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their website. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.

Driving to Portland

Driving Directions to the Hotel

From Portland International Airport

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 to cross the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St, go 1 block then turn LEFT onto 3rd Ave. Take 3rd Ave 6 blocks then turn RIGHT onto SW Main St. Take Main 3 blocks and turn RIGHT onto 6th Ave, hotel front doors are on left. Distance: 10 mi.; Drive Time: 30 min.


From the North (Seattle) Southbound on I-5

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 Ave 6 blocks then turn RIGHT onto SW Main St. Take Main 3 blocks and turn RIGHT onto 6th Ave, hotel front doors are on left.

From the South (Salem) Northbound on I-5
Take the I-405 exit, EXIT 299B, on the LEFT toward CITY CENTER/US-26 W/BEAVERTON. Take EXIT 1A on the LEFT toward NAITO PKWY./JAPANESE-AMERICAN HIST. PLAZA. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SW HARBOR DR. Turn RIGHT onto SW NAITO PKWY. Turn LEFT onto SW TAYLOR ST. Take TAYLOR 4 blocks and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, hotel front doors are on left hand side of 6th Avenue.

Travel Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 50.00 USD
Super Shuttle 14.00 USD
Rental Car 40.00 USD
Subway/Rail 2.50 USD



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