Sea Grant Week 2018: Thriving in Uncertain Times,
September 16 through 21, Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR, is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres of public parks. Portland sits at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, approximately 100 river miles from the Pacific Ocean. The climate of warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the “City of Roses” for over a century. “Keep Portland Weird” is the unofficial slogan for the city.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Take a short walk to downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, exciting entertainment venues and the MAX Light rail, just one block from the hotel.