2017 ESA Annual Meeting
August 6 – 11, 2017
Oregon Convention Center

ESA Annual Meeting Website


Thank you for considering a visit to Portland — a city that’s always been a little bit different. In fact, one of our unofficial mottos, displayed on a large mural near the famous 24-hour Voodoo Doughnut, is “Keep Portland Weird.” As you explore the city, you’ll be delighted by what sets us apart. Start with the fact that Portland has more craft breweries than any other city on earth – 65 and counting! Get a history lesson and plan your pub crawls. That’s just the beginning of our staggering selection of food and drink options: Meet Portland’s James Beard Award winners and some of our acclaimed food carts.

To counteract all those calories, plan to hit the pavement with a walking tour or take a hike in Forest Park, one of the country’s largest urban forests, just minutes from downtown. Other things visitors sometimes find surprising we just take for granted. Here in Portland, for example, it’s perfectly normal not to pay any sales tax, which makes our indie boutiques and big brands all the more affordable. Inviting shops, attractions and eateries are scattered throughout Portland’s neighborhoods, and you’ll find our diverse population extremely welcoming. Finally, don’t miss the exceptional wine country, mountains, Columbia River Gorge and coast that are all within easy reach of the city and make for great day-trips.

We hope you visit soon to see firsthand what makes Portland extraordinary. After all, that’s just a fancy word for weird.

Welcome to the world of Portland


The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown Convention Center
435 NE Wasco St
Portland, OR 97232

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232

The Paramount Hotel
808 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR 97205

University Place Hotel
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97201

Event Location

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232


  • Getting Here
    Everything you need to know about arriving in Portland by plane or train.
  • Getting Around
    Learn how easy it is to travel by light rail, streetcar, bus, bike, foot or car.
  • Maps
    Find maps of the city and region and specialized transportation maps.
  • Food & Drink
    Discover why Condé Nast Traveler says Portland "has captured the imagination of food-obsessed Americans.” (March 2013)
  • Activities & Attractions
    Portland's unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books, while tax-free shopping, cycling and hiking top the to-do list.

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