NLC Green Cities Conference & Expo

Portland, OR
Saturday, April 18, 2009
 

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Portland, Oregon

Transportation from the Airport to Hotels:

To reduce the carbon impact of this meeting on the environment, the recommended mode of transportation is the Public Transportation system in Portland (MAX Light Rail).  Dedicated shuttle buses for the event will not be provided.  Portland, Oregon has one of the best public transit systems in the country and the MAX Light Rail system will become it's own learning lab to city officials who want to start a light rail system or improve upon what they already have.  For more information on the Portland MAX Light Rail System or to map your own specific route, click HERE


The MAX Red Line: 
 

Runs from the Airport to the Convention Center Hotels, which includes:

  • Crowne Plaza
  • Courtyard by Marriott

Directions & Pricing:
Board the MAX Red Line to City Center and Beaverton TC

Get off at Convention Center MAX Station

 

Approximate 28 minute trip

Adult Fare - $2.30    Youth/Student Fare - $1.50

 

 

Runs from the Airport to the City Center Hotels, which includes:

  • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
  • The Nines
  • Marriott Portlan City Center
  • The Monaco
  • Hotel Vintage Plaza
  • The Heathman Hotel

Directions & Pricing:
Board the MAX Red Line to City Center and Beaverton TC

Get off at Pioneer Square North MAX Station

 

Approximate 42 minute trip

Adult Fare- $2.30    Youth/Student Fare- $1.50

 

Taxi:

 

Taxi Company:

Approx. Fare to City Center Hotels per Person:

Approx. Fare to Convention Center Hotels per Person:

Broadway Cab Company

$28-$30

$25

Green Cab

$12-$13

$12-$13

New Rose City Cab Company

$30

$23

Portland Taxi Company

$32-$35

$30-$32

Radio Cab Company

$30-$35

$25

 

 

Door to Door Shuttle:

 

Blue Star Airporter – Approximately $14, runs every 30 minutes. After 7 P.M. a reservation is required. To make a reservation call 1-(800)-247-2272.

 

 

Transportation from the Hotel to the Convention Center:

 

Light Rail, which we recommend, or the Cab Companies above are the two options.

 

The Light Rail has no fares for all hotels to the Convention Center with the exception of the Crowne Plaza and the Courtyard by Marriott.

 

Contact Information

  • Michelle Lynch
    National League of Cities
    Phone: (202) 626-3105
    Email: lynch@nlc.org
     

    If you need assistance adding Mobile Workshops to your registration record, please email your full name and the workshops you wish to add to:

    Charlotte Van Duser - vandusers@msn.com

    NOTE:  The following mobile workshops are sold out:

    Saturday, April 18

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - PORTLAND FARMERS MARKET
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - CREATIVE USE OF ALTERNATIVE MODES TO CREATE VIBRANT COMMUNITIES

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - GREEN URBAN DEVELOPMENT SOUTH WATERFRONT

    Sunday, April 19

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm - SUSTAINABLE STORMWATER - GREEN STREETS TOUR
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm - GREEN URBAN DEVELOPMENT - PEARL DISTRICT/BREWERY BLOCKS
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm - ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES - TOUR OF PORTLAND BIKE FACILITIES

    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm - SUSTAINABLE STORMWATER ECOROOF TOUR


    All mobile workshops are subject to availability and are first come, first served. 

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fees:
    Advance NLC Member City (extended through April 17, 2009) - $450
    Advance Non-Member - $510

    On-Site NLC Member City (after April 17, 2009) - $525
    On-Site Non-Member - $585

    TEAM DISCOUNT (for groups of 3 or more representing the same organization) -
     $75 off each registration - ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST REGISTER AT ONE TIME

    Student Rate (Team Discount does not apply) - $150 

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
    Carbon Offset
    Opportunity to Participate in Pre Conference Mobile Workshops

    Three Keynote/General Sessions

    20 Targeted Workshops

    Green/Sustainability Focused Exhibit Program

    Networking with other Like Minded City Officials and Others

    Sunday Welcoming Reception in the Exhibit Hall

    Monday Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch

    Monday Night EcoFest - sponsored by CH2M HILL OMI
    Tuesday Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast

    Tuesday Closing Lunch and Town Meeting

    Conference Bag

    Payment Information:
    All major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Business and personal checks will also be accepted - make checks payable to National League of Cities.

    Mail Checks to:


    Green Cities Conference & Expo
    c/o National League of Cities
    Conference Management Department
    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  20004

    Cancellation Policy:
    All requests must be received in writing and postmarked by Friday, March 20, 2009 and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.  No partial refunds will be made.  No registrations or cancellations will be accepted by telephone.  No cancellations will be accepted after Friday, March 20, 2009.