Welcome to Portland! Learn where to stay, what to do while you're in town, and how to have the best time at SRCCON.

SRCCON 2016 takes place at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, a beautifully restored and renovated 1918 building near downtown Portland, Oregon. Portland offers excellent restaurants, cafés, and breweries in a walkable, transit-friendly city, and easy day-trips include hiking around Mt. Hood and the gorgeous—and often sunny—Oregon coast. Over the next six weeks, we’ll continue to publish lots of information to help you get the most out of your time at SRCCON and—for those who aren’t local—explore the surrounding areas as well.


SRCCON will run from 9am till 10pm on Thursday, July 28 (including breakfast and non-session evening activities), and from 10am till 6pm on Friday, July 29. We’ll publish a full session schedule in July!


Our discounted room block at the Marriott Courtyard Portland City Center, 550 SW Oak Street, is fully booked. There are still rooms available at the hotel, but they are regular rate (with slight discounts reported via various online booking systems). There are lots of other hotels available near the conference venue, including:

The Benson ($269)
0.4 miles away
309 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2000

Hotel Lucia ($237)
0.4 miles away
400 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 225-1717

Ace Hotel ($195/$295)
0.5 miles away
1022 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2277

The Westin Portland ($269)
0.5 miles away
750 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 294-9000

Hotel Monaco ($290)
0.6 miles away
506 Southwest Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-0001


Portland’s MAX Light Rail system is an easy way to get around the city. You can take the Red Line from the airport to the Oak/SW 1st Ave station for $2.50. That will drop you off about 4 blocks from the conference hotel.

Thursday Night at SRCCON

Thursday night, join us for SRCCON’s evening fun: we’ll be hosting games, lightning talks, and other activities. There will be local beverages and snacks, and much more. Learn more and sign up now.


We are offering free, on-site childcare throughout the full SRCCON schedule (including Thursday evening) at the Marriott Courtyard Portland City Center via the genuinely great team at KiddieCorp. Childcare registration is now closed—if you missed the deadline and need childcare, please contact us, and we’ll add you to the wait list.

Partners at SRCCON

Some of you are coming to Portland with partners and have wondered if they can take part in any of our activities. We’re happy to say that they’re welcome to join us for Thursday evening’s meal and activities, with a special $45 partner ticket that you can purchase now.

Meals at SRCCON

We want you to be happy and well-fed at SRCCON, so we’re providing breakfast and lunch on both days, as well as a delicious dinner Thursday night. We’ll also have tea, coffee, and snacks—both healthy and sugary—throughout the day, so stick around and enjoy the company of your fellow attendees.

Alcoholics Anonymous

On Thursday night, the closest meeting to SRCCON is at 8pm at the Portland Alano Club, 909 Northwest 24th Avenue. It is an “open” meeting, meaning that you don’t have to be alcoholic to go. AA Portland also hosts a full list of area meetings.

SRCCON Attendee List

If you’d like to let the rest of the conference know you’ll be there, you can add your name to the attendee list.