Travel and hotel

If you’re coming to the in-Portland part of the conference, the City of Roses will be our home for three days.

Portland, Oregon, is an exciting city. You can enjoy an urban vibe one minute and chill out in nature the next. Get information to help you fly, ride, and sleep — and our tips for avoiding hotel booking scams.


Most of the NTC program takes place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland (777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Some special events are held at other locations.


We’ve reserved blocks of discounted hotel rooms for NTC attendees. Reservations can be made with our official booking link or by calling the hotel directly. No one from NTEN or the hotels will contact you.

Reserve a hotel room

Avoid hotel booking scams

Be on the lookout for hotel booking scams. There are companies that call or email potential conference attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors claiming to work with NTEN or the NTC. These scams can lead to overcharging or outright theft. Only book your room through the booking link on this website. Do not interact with or respond to hotel room reservation solicitations.


The Portland International Airport (airport code: PDX) is the closest airport to Portland, Oregon. Get Portland airport accessibility information.

We encourage NTC attendees to use public transit whenever possible. TriMet is Portland’s mass transit system. Get TriMet accessibility information.

To the convention center

  • TriMet’s MAX light rail connects the convention center to the airport and other parts of the Portland area.
  • Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop stops at the convention center MLK Lobby entrance every 15 minutes.
  • TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 stops at the convention center MLK Lobby entrance.

Around Portland

Once you arrive in Portland, you can use transit services, including light rail, buses, and taxis. TriMet is a convenient way to get around. It operates a bus service, MAX light rail, the Portland Streetcar, WES commuter rail, and LIFT Paratransit. Plan your journey with the TriMet trip planner.

Some fares are going up on January 1, 2024. A 2½-hour ticket costs $2.80 and includes the streetcar. Day passes cost $5.60 and allow unlimited rides until 3:00 am. Streetcar-only 2½-hour tickets cost $2.00.

Youth and seniors can get a reduced fare when boarding. Applying for reduced fares for people with disabilities is complicated because it must be done in person.

Safety and accessibility

As a community, we respect and protect one another. There are many ways we’re making the conference safe and accessible for all.

Learn about accessibility
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