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Note that the first two hotels have now sold out. The third hotel, the
Red Lion, is now available, details near the bottom of this page.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland Oregon, 97232 U.S.A. Map
All convention activities except the National Train Show will be held at the main convention hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, in Portland near Lloyd Center. There are 477 guest rooms and 45,000 square feet of meeting space for the clinics, contests, and other indoor activities. All tours will depart and return to this hotel.
The hotel is adjacent to the Lloyd Center shopping mall, is on the MAX light rail system that has direct service to the airport, downtown, and many other areas, and has easy access from the I-84 freeway.
Note: The DoubleTree rooms are now sold out, due to heavy demand from early registrants.
Inn at the Convention Center
This is the first overflow hotel, and it too has now sold out. A third hotel is now available, see below.
Name - Inn at the Convention Center
Address - 420 NE Holladay Street, Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone - 503-233-6331 (open 24/7) Reservations are by calling to the hotel only.
There is a choice of “track side” or “city view” rooms. The “track view” rooms overlook the MAX line so they trade a great view for a bit more street noise. The hotel is very nice but does not have an in-house restaurant. However, there are dozens on restaurants in the neighborhood including a couple in the convention hotel so that shouldn’t be much of a disadvantage.
It is five blocks from the DoubleTree but right on the corner of the Convention Center MAX light rail stop. Two stops west of the DoubleTree. Attendees can ride light rail, door to door.
Attendees will need a four digit code. – “NMRA”
The third hotel is now available for reservations:
Red Lion on the River Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
phone 503 283 4466
Room Rate: $135 single or double occupancy plus tax ($10 extra for additional people in same room)
Reservation code: use the link provided or NMRA if you call
Complimentary airport & Amtrak Vancouver Depot transfers
If you attended the 1994 NMRA National Convention: “Columbia Gorge Express,” this was the convention hotel.
The Red Lion is quite convenient to the NMRA Convention hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton, by either car or MAX light rail transit and to the National Train Show’s location at the Expo Center by free hotel shuttle. Transit day passes are quite inexpensive at $5 adult or $2 for seniors and a 7-day pass costs $26 adult or $7 for seniors. The savings in the hotel rate will nearly cover these fees.
The Red Lion offers large guest rooms, several restaurants, relaxing views of the Columbia River, complimentary parking, free in-room wi-fi, swimming pool, spa and tennis courts. Nearby is the extensive Jantzen Beach shopping center with a wide variety to stores & shops.
You can either register online using the special web page created for us:
or phone the hotel directly. For call ins, attendees need to call the hotel main number at 503-283-4466 and just say they are with the National Model Railroad Association, not NMRA the entire name. The national reservation number apparently does not have the group rate info.
Parking at the Red Lion is free.