Travel Information

Airports

  • Portland International Airport (PDX): 10 miles from hotel (30 minutes)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: 175 miles from hotel (2.5 hours)

Ground Transportation

Hotel Shuttle

The Hilton Portland Downtown does not provide airport shuttle service.

Rideshare

Rideshare service such as Uber, Lyft and Wingz average about $25 from PDX to the Hilton Portland Downtown.  All rideshare services pick up at Island 2 outside of baggage claim. For more information, see www.flypdx.com/GroundTransportation/Rideshare

Taxi

Several taxi companies operate in and around Portland. Estimated taxi fare from PDX to the Hilton is $35 plus tax and tip.

Rental Car

Five rental car companies currently offer rental car services at PDX; car pickup is located on level 1 of the short-term garage. For a list of rental car companies and more information on rental cars, please visit the airport's rental car information page.

MAX Light Rail

The Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) Light Rail runs daily, every 15 minutes. To travel from Portland International Airport to the Hilton, board the MAX Red Line and travel to Pioneer Square Station. The hotel is a two-block walk from the station.  Current MAX fare is $2.50 for 2 hours, or $5 for a one-day pass. Ticket machines are located at each MAX station. For routes, schedules, riding instructions, or information in other languages, visit www.trimet.org

Portland Streetcar

The Portland Streetcar offers convenient and affordable transportation throughout greater Portland, including the Pearl District, Old Town, Chinatown, the Lloyd District, Downtown, and South Portland.

Parking Fees

Valet parking at the Hilton Portland Downtown is $52 per day, with in-and-out priviledges. Self-parking is not available. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the hotel that offer hourly, daily and overnight self-parking. . 

Driving Directions to Hilton Portland Downtown

For driving directions, visit the hotel directions page.

Weather

The average high in April is 610 F (160 C) and the average low is 430 F (60 C).

International Participants

Visa Applications and Letters of Invitation

We recommend that you apply for a visa at least three to four months in advance due to security policies that have greatly increased processing time, such as interviews and mandatory waiting periods. Travelers from all Visa Waiver Program countries must present either a machine-readable passport or a U.S. visa.

For general information about visas go to& http://www.nationalacademies.org/visas/.

For Visa Waiver Program and Machine Readable Passports information go to http://travel.state.gov/.

Request a Letter of Invitation from ION

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