Travel and Venue Information



MEMOCODE and the two co-located conferences, DIFTS and FMCAD, will be held at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center, in Portland, Oregon:

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, Oregon 97201
USA TEL: 1-866-845-4647

The University Place Hotel & Conference Center is near Portland State University, a streetcar ride or short walk distance away from the Willamette river waterfront, and a MAX ride from Portland International Airport (PDX).

We have reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, under group name "MEMOCODE" (a subgroup of "MEMOCODE & FMCAD Conferences"). Please submit your individual reservation requests directly to the hotel (and not via a travel agency), either by phone at 1-866-845-4647, or via an email to Ms. Bich-Hahn Le.

You can select a "Single Deluxe King" room or share a "Double Occupancy Deluxe Double" room with a room-mate. The price is $99 per room (excluding tax). For MEMOCODE participants, these special-reduced $99 rates start three (3) days before 17 October and end three (3) days after 18 October, based upon availability, and can be extended for those of you who also participate in FMCAD.


Portland International Airport (PDX - hosts national, as well as transatlantic and transpacific flights. In particular, PDX offers nonstop service to and from Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Amsterdam. Transport for PDX to and from the hotel is about $45 by taxi or $2.50 by Trimet MAX lightrail with one transfer downtown (see map at

The easiest way to ride MAX from PDX to the hotel (and vice versa) is to take the red line at PDX, transfer at Rose Quarter Transit Center to the green line (same platform) and ride the green line all the way to the end at "PSU South/SW 5th & Jackson St". Walk 5 minutes south-east, following the brand-new MAX tracks not yet in use, to the hotel. MAX tickets can be bought at the ticket-machines at the MAX station at PDX, and for the return trip at the ticket machine at "PSU South/SW 5th & Jackson St." MAX station.

If the MAX ride looks a little daunting after a long flight, you can reserve a seat at the "Blue Star Shuttle" for $14, which will transport you door to door between PDX and the hotel. For shuttle reservations, please call 503-249-1837 or 1-800-247-2272 (toll-free), or reserve on-line at

University Place has on-site parking spaces available to conference attendees and guests for a daily fee of $15, or for $3 per hour.


For links to Portland attractions, see the hotel web site at or see

The Willamette river waterfront, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, music, film, good food, and a city block of Powell's Books ( are a short streetcar ride or pleasant walking distance away from the hotel. For a day-trip to the nearest volcanoes, Mount Hood or Mount St. Helens, you can rent a car in the hotel's front lobby.

Enjoy your stay at MEMOCODE and Portland, Oregon!