The conference will be held at the University Place Hotel and Conference center which is run by Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon.
The hotel offers wifi throughout and breakfast is included with the room. There is a 24 hour fitness center and outdoor pool. The hotel has a restaurant, the Lincoln Street Grill, that serves dinner and drinks in the evening. There are a number of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance.
Individuals can make reservations by calling the hotel at 503-221-0140 or 1-866-845-4647, and ask for the "JSSS 2018 Annual Conference" Room Block = rate of $99 per night plus 15.3% tax. In addition, that rate is good for 2 days before and after the conference, in case anyone wants to arrive early or stay later.
For public transportation from and to the airport or other locations in Portland, attendees can plan their trip on www.trimet.org. Another option is the Blue Star Shuttle ($14/way/person), contact: 1-800-247-2272.