Hotel Accommodations

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Join us as we retreat to Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, where many rooms overlook the Wilamette River, and on a clear day, guests can see Mt. Hood. The hotel is secluded from the bustling downtown but has easy access to light rail transit from nearby Morrison Light Rail Station, which can take you all across the city to destinations such as the Oregon Zoo, The Lan Su Chinese Garden, or Powell’s Books. Interested in some fresh air? Head across the street to the South Hawthorne Waterfront Park or take a walk across the pedestrian-friendly Tilikum Crossing Bridge.

An on-site restaurant and coffee shop offer pick-me-ups and authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine, cocktails, and beverages.

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Transportation Information

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is located downtown, about 9 miles away from the Portland International Airport.

The hotel does not have a complimentary shuttle to the airport or other destinations. Both Lyft and Uber are authorized. Click here for more information about transportation options to/from the airport. The drive is approximately 20 minutes by car.

Nearby stations include: Union Station (Greyhound Bus or Amtrak) and MAX Light Rail – Morrison (Subway).

Hotel Parking

There is both valet and self-parking accessible to hotel guests for $49 a day, and electric car charging stations are available. APPE does not have a contracted discounted rate for conference parking.

Things to Do

There are lots of opportunities to discover and experience Portland culture, where the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods is distinctly quirky.

As Travel Portland writes, “Portland is perhaps best known for being a sustainability-minded, bike-friendly city with easy access to nature; plentiful coffeeartcraft beerdelicious food and live music; and crafty people who celebrate individuality and creativity (which, yes, some people call “weird”).

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Photo credit: Stuart Mullenberg, Travel Portland

Powell’s City of Books

Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books is more than a great bookstore: It’s a microcosm of Portland, packed with smart and eclectic offerings and passionate people. And, it’s open 365 days a year!

Photo credit: David Alvarado, Travel Portland

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Covered walkways, bridges, pavilions and richly planted landscapes frame a picturesque lake in this authentically built Ming dynasty-style garden in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.

Photo credit: David Alvarado, Travel Portland

Portland Japanese Garden

This 12-acre Japanese garden in the scenic West Hills above Portland includes a variety of garden styles, a tea house, meandering streams, peaceful walkways and views of Mount Hood.

Photo credit: Travel Portland

Portland Art Museum

The renowned Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of downtown’s Cultural District, the museum’s campus includes an outdoor sculpture court, permanent galleries and special exhibitions.

Photo credit: Ashley Anderson, Travel Portland

Oregon Zoo

Located near downtown Portland in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo is home to more than 2,600 animals.

Photo credit: Aubrie LeGault

Saturday Farmers Market

Within walking distance of the hotel, the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University is open every Saturday, year-round at the corners of SW College & Montgomery Streets.