We have taken great care to select hotels which are comfortable, close to the Convention Center and that will meet a range of budgets.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland: Our block of rooms at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland is 92% full. As of 2/27/2017, rooms were still available at our group rate on July 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th. All other dates were full. $169 per night, flat rate for single, double, triple or quad. This is the conference headquarters hotel. The TriMet Max line runs from the front door of the hotel to the Convention Center stop. If you would rather walk, it is a 0.3 mile walk, which will take you about 7 minutes. Complimentary basic internet in guestrooms. Make your reservations by contacting the hotel at 1-800-996-0510 and mention booking code MG7. You may also make reservations online.
Crowne Plaza Portland – Downtown Convention Center: $194 per night, flat rate for single, double, triple or quad. It is a 0.3 mile walk (~ 7 minutes) from the hotel to the Convention Center. Complimentary, high speed internet in guest rooms. Make your reservations by contacting the hotel at 1-866-242-1264 and mention booking code MGC. You may also make your reservations online.
Inn at the Convention Center: Our block of rooms at the Inn at the Convention Center is full.
For those wishing to extend their stay beyond the conference, a separate block of rooms has been created for July 16th and beyond. The rates for this extended block are:
- Double Queen Room: $135 per night (plus tax)
- Double Queen View Room: $145 per night (plus tax)
- King Room $135 per night (plus tax)
- King View Room: $145 per night (plus tax)
We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is paramount, and we are aware that often people choose to stay on the outskirts of town and then choose to drive to the conference each day.
However, before you book your hotel room for the International Master Gardener Conference, we want to mention the following ….
We have made every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference. One way this is done is to make a commitment to the convention and visitor’s bureau and to the host hotels that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our conference attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the convention and visitor’s bureau provides a rebate that helps to cover the cost of renting the convention center. Without this rebate, we would not be able to afford to host the conference at the convention center at a reasonable rate for conference attendees.
We encourage all conference attendees to stay at the host hotels. Please be aware that if you are sharing a room with another delegate, both names must appear on the room reservation by the hotel reservation cut-off date.
Staying at the host hotel makes it easy to enjoy the the camaraderie of fellow Master Gardeners volunteers, faculty and staff and conference attendees inside and outside of scheduled activities.
Just imagine – no commuting time to conference activities; additional networking time with colleagues; and amenities, such as room service, safes, exercise facilities, and restaurants/shops – everything in one convenient location.
It certainly is your choice as to where you desire to stay during the conference, but please understand that we have contractual commitments that we must honor. We hope that you will help us assure that there are no negative financial implications when hosting an International Master Gardener Conference.