SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM conferences in Portland, Oregon. Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.
You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.
TriMet is the agency that operates trains, buses and street cars in the city of Portland, including MAX light rail trains stopping at the Oregon Convention Center. Visit their website for more information.
Pick up your FREE TriMet pass at the SIAM registration desk. The TriMet transit pass – called a Hop Fastpass – allows you to take unlimited trips on MAX light rail trains, buses and streetcars during the validity period of July 8th
to the end of the service day on July 13th
. The pass covers all trips in the extensive TriMet network
– the city of Portland, Portland International Airport (PDX) and surrounding suburbs.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit hotel websites to find local directions:
SIAM also suggests you contact your hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Portland International Airport website.
Amtrak has a rail station in Portland. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.
Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Google Maps, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-503-281-6111 (DoubleTree Hotel Portland), +1-503-234-3200 (Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown), or +1-503-233-2401 (Crowne Plaza Hotel/Portland Downtown Convention Center) or visit their web sites for driving directions.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced scheduled bridge and ramp maintenance closures in Portland. To see if this affects your driving route, please visit this page, maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation.