Come to Portland


Portland, Oregon, is sure to deliver a unique conference experience. Individuality and creativity thrive here, as you might expect based on the local slogan “Keep Portland Weird.”

Despite being Oregon’s largest city, full of urban neighborhoods, Portland is also one of the most green cities in the United States, boasting 37,000 acres of green space and views of Mount Hood beyond the city limits. 

Visit the official city guide and start planning your visit today!

Fast Facts

Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)

Language: English

Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -7) 

Portland honors Plant Biology 2022
with Plant Science Week, July 9 – 15

Things to See and Do in the "City of Roses"

Culinary Treasure

Portland is the home of craft breweries, coffee, and top chefs, as the birthplace of James Beard, the city leads the way in culinary exploration. Portland is known as a culinary treasure in the US. It’s the birthplace of James Beard, the chef that gave segue to America’s spot in global gastronomy. Portland’s a city for foodies boosting fresh, local ingredients that can be found at farmer’s markets, food carts, and fine dining locales alike.  

Outdoors Recreation

Near Portland, you’ll find urban hiking, ropes courses, kayaking and more. The Pacific Northwest region is also filled with natural beauty and possibilities for outdoors activities. Check those keyed to your interests in this directory

You may be interested in:

The International Rose Test Garden

Oregon Zoo


The city has no sales tax, so plan to scour the unique thrift and vintage clothing stores or visit the big brands at Pioneer Place

Other Attractions

Consider the options below, or find your own jam in this directory.

Portland Raceway

Portland Art Museum

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry