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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Portland, Oregon, United States
25 - 29 March 2017
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Travel information for Smart Structures 2017

Welcome to Portland

Join us on the waterfront in Portland

The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201 USA 

Located on the banks of the Willamette River, featuring views of Mount Hood, the hotel is within walking distance to top downtown attractions. As a guest here, you are in the middle of it all from concerts and local culinary experiences to jogging, biking and kayaking at Waterfront Park. 

About Portland

Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (376 km²) and had an estimated population in 2015 of 632,309 - making it the 26th most populous city in the United States.

It has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century and was named after the city on the coast of Maine (which was named after the English Isle of Portland). Portland ranks as the 8th most popular American city, based on where people want to live. This city is frequently recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and 10,000+ acres of public parks. 


Portland experiences a temperate climate with average temperature for March of 48 degrees F. This climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. 

Much to do in Portland

Travel Portland
Blanketed across the confluence of 2 majestic rivers and within an hour of both the Pacific Coast and Cascade Mountains, Portland and its lush environs have something for nearly every lover of the outdoors. Hardcore adventureers can snowboard and run whitewater on the same day almost any time of year and still be back in the city for dinner.

More contemplative types might prefer a hilly amble through Portland’s urban, but seemingly boundless Forest Park. Anglers can drop a line for wild salmon where the placid Willamette River runs beneath downtown bridges. There’s surfing at the coast, kite-boarding on the Columbia, and miles of bicycling on non-vehicular paths. Rock climbing, golf, skate parks, birding; you name it and you can find it somewhere in or close to Portland.

Hottest Restaurants in Portland 

Best Things To Do in Portland

More To Do In and Around Town


Portland International Airport  (PDX) 35 - 40 minutes from downtown Portland

Terminal Map

Directions to Hotel from Airport

MAX Light Rail - Morrison Station 0.5 miles from hotel

Car Rental


Book online at Hertz.com

Hertz Car Rental is the official car rental agency for this meeting. To reserve a car, identify yourself as an Smart Structures/NDE Conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0022. Discount rates apply to roundtrip rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0022. Book Hertz Online
• In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
• In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
• In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent.
• Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434

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2017 Important Dates

Abstract Deadline
12 September 2016

Author Notification
21 November 2016

Manuscripts Due
27 February 2017

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