Portland is the ideal setting for our 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. The famously quirky city offers an endless supply of culture, making for plenty of adventure and excitement in between meeting events. The food and drink scene is considered the best in the country, known for its farm-to-table options and exceptional craft beers. Positioned between Mount Hood and the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland is a prime destination for all the outdoor enthusiasts among us. No eccentric town would be complete without a bounty of farmers markets, shopping districts, and museums to leisurely pass the day away. There’s almost too much to pack into 1 week, but we hope you won’t miss the opportunity to enjoy everything Portland has to offer!

Explore Portland

  • 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.
  • Neighborhoods & Regions – It’s easy and fun to explore Portland’s neighborhoods filled with cultural offerings, local retailers, restaurants, and tax-free shopping.