Travel Information for the 2017 NASHP Conference

Conference Host Hotel
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon

Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport (PDX)
(9 miles from the conference hotel)

Transportation between PDX and the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel

  • Light Rail

The MAX Light Rail runs between PDX and downtown Portland. Travel time between the airport and hotel is about 45 – 55 minutes depending on the time of day you may be traveling. A one-day fare pass is $5.00.

  • Blue Star Shuttle

The Blue Star Shuttle is a group shuttle transporting passengers between the airport and downtown hotels. The shuttle can be accessed at the 2nd island outside of baggage claim at the airport. Travel time is 30-45 minutes depending on the number of passengers on board, and various destinations of passengers. A one-way ticket is $14.00, and a round trip ticket is $24.00.

  • Taxi

Taxis are available outside of baggage claim. The fare is approximately $50.00/each way; travel time is approximately 20 – 25 minutes, depending on traffic.


Valet parking is available at the Portland Marriott Downtown Hotel for $39.00 per day.

Self-parking is not available at the conference hotel. The closest self-parking lot to the conference hotel is listed below:

  • Crown Plaza Lot (#62)
    120 SW Clay Street
    Distance: .1 miles/about a 3-minute walk to the conference hotel
    Rates: $5/per hour; full day is $15 – $24 depending on arrival and departure times.