The CSCW 2017 Conference Banquet will take place the evening of Tuesday, 28 February in the Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum in Downtown Portland. The ballroom is on the third floor of the Mark Building. Enter through the doors at 1119 SW Park Avenue (between SW Main and SW Madison streets, off the South Park Blocks).
A full buffet dinner featuring recipes from notable Portland restaurants will be served. In your registration materials you will find two drink tickets (further drinks may be purchased) and a Trimet pass for transportation between the banquet and the conference hotel (see directions below).
Attendees will have complimentary access to the museum galleries after dinner. Spread over two buildings connected by an underground passage, the museum has nine distinct collections ( American , Asian , European, Modern and Contemporary, Native American -- including Contemporary Native Arts, and Northwest art; as well as Photography, Graphic Arts, and Silver), in addition to Special Exhibitions including "Rodin: The Human Experience". We encourage you not to try to see it all but to select two or three that strike your fancy. Docent-led tours of selected areas will be available. (Note:The museum’s Object Stories digital humanities project may be of particular interest, though access is now online only.)
Access to the museum will be through the third floor of the Mark Building only.
Your complimentary Trimet pass may be used to ride MAX Light Rail, the Portland Streetcar, or Portland city buses to and from the banquet. We recommend taking the MAX as the DoubleTree hotel is adjacent to the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave station on the Red, Blue, and Green lines, any of which westbound will take you on a 25 minute ride to stations a short walk away from the Portland Art Museum.
On the Red or Blue lines, get off at the Galleria/SW 10th Ave station and walk a few blocks south on SW 9th Ave (aka SW Park Ave) to the Mark Building. On the Green line, get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson station and walk a few blocks west to SW Park Ave, then north a block or two to the Mark Building.
Returning on the Red or Blue lines, walk north to board at the Library/SW 9th Ave station. Returning on the Green line, walk east to the SW 6th & Madison station. Note that MAX service ends at midnight.
There is no need to show your pass when you board MAX or Streetcar trains. It is possible though unlikely that an inspector will enter and demand to see everyone’s valid passes (in which case you do not want to be caught without one). To board a bus, you will need to show the driver your pass.