Hotels

This webpage is displaying information from the 2019 AGS Annual Meeting, which was held in Portland, OR, May 2-4. Please check back at a later date for information regarding the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting.

Hotel Information

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at several hotels for AGS meeting attendees.  Book early as the room block sells out quickly and space is limited!  The cut-off date for reservations at AGS group rates has been extended to April 12! Reservations will be accepted until this date or until the room blocks sell out.  Please review the hotel's cancellation and refund policy when making your reservation.

Light Rail Max Passes   
All AGS registered meeting attendees will receive a complimentary pass on Portland’s Light Rail Max, Streetcar & Bus System.  These passes will be available at the AGS registration booth in the Convention Center. This pass may be used on your trip back to the hotel or for any other travel via the light rail, streetcar or bus system thereafter.  MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening. Learn more about Light Rail Max under Public Transportation on the travel page here.

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center  
1441 NE 2nd Avenue 
Portland, OR 97232 
Tel: 866-242-1264
Online reservations
Walking distance to Oregon Convention Center: 5 blocks, about 8 minutes 

Courtyard Portland Downtown/ Convention Center  
435 NE Wasco 
Portland, OR 97232 
Tel: 503-234-3200 
Online reservations
Walking distance to Oregon Convention Center: 4 blocks, about 7 minutes

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland  
1000 NE Multnomah 
Portland, OR 97232 
503-281-6111 
Tel: 1-800.996.0510
Online reservations
Walking distance to Oregon Convention Center: 5 blocks, about 8 minutes

Directions: DoubleTree Hotel to/from Oregon Convention Center
WALK FROM HOTEL TO THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER (OCC):
Head west on NE Holladay Street, parallel to the MAX tracks toward NE 9th Avenue
Walk four blocks and destination will be on your left.

WALK BACK TO THE HOTEL FROM THE OCC
Turn right onto NE Holladay Street, parallel to the MAX tracks
Walk four blocks east and the hotel will be on the left.

MAX LIGHT RAIL FROM HOTEL TO THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER (OCC):
Walk across the street to the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station
Take the MAX Red, Blue, or Green Line Westbound
Get off two stops down at the Convention Center MAX Station.

MAX LIGHT RAIL BACK TO HOTEL FROM THE OCC:
Board at the Convention Center MAX Station
Take the MAX Red, Blue, or Green Line Eastbound
Get off two stops down at the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave Station
The hotel is across the street.

Benson Hotel
309 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503-228-2000
Online reservations
Green line MAX light rail to Oregon Convention Center:  travel time about 15 minutes

Courtyard Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street  
Portland, OR  97204 
Group Rates: $189 per room per night
Tel: 1-800-606-3717
Online reservations
Green line MAX light rail to Oregon Convention Center:  travel time about 15 minutes

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Group Rates: $239 per room per night
Tel: 503-226-1611
Online reservations
Green line MAX light rail to Oregon Convention Center:  travel time about 15 minutes

Tips for Making Reservations:

  • If you're calling in to a hotel, say “American Geriatrics Society,” not AGS.
  • Get the name of the person with whom you made the reservation.
  • If you receive an error message when clicking on a link, check your browser. Google Chrome works best with all hotels.
  • Take note of the cancellation and credit card policies.
  • Be sure you are choosing the correct hotel (for example: there are multiple Courtyard's in Portland). If a reservation agent indicates the American Geriatrics Society does not have a block, it is quite likely it could be the wrong hotel.
  • If you run into challenges online, call the hotel directly at the number listed here. Make sure you receive a confirmation email!
  • Please note that if you are booking at the Crowne Plaza - this site is not personalized to American Geriatrics Society, however, you will still receive the AGS contracted rate.

Map to Hotels/Convention Center

A Note Regarding Portland & #AGS19

We are writing to share an update on our engagement with leaders in Portland following December 2018’s deeply disturbing incident of profiling and racism at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland in our host city for #AGS19.

To be clear: The mistreatment of any individual based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national origin is and will always be inconsistent with our values at the AGS. In the interest of upholding those values and our commitment to transparency, we are sharing this additional information on our response.

What Happened?

In brief, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland—one of six hotels with a block of rooms reserved for #AGS19—recently issued an apology and outlined some corrective actions after a registered African-American guest was removed from the hotel lobby by security without cause.

What Steps Has AGS Taken?

Immediately after learning about the incident, we had initial conversations with all hotels, Travel Portland, the Oregon Convention Center, and the regional government agency. In these discussions, we shared our concerns and our position statement on discrimination. We made very clear that our number one priority is our attendees feeling safe, respected, treated with dignity and in accordance with their rights.

These conversations are ongoing and we have asked for additional data from groups who have met recently in Portland regarding their conference attendee experiences. Our understanding is that other organizations with upcoming conferences have also initiated these discussions, and the Portland team is taking this seriously.

We also have asked the DoubleTree and all official #AGS19 hotels for specifics on their plans and programs to support diversity training and person-centered sensitivity. We recognize these platforms are not a panacea for eliminating bias and discrimination, but we know they represent an important first step. We will use our voices to emphasize the need for a substantive and ongoing investment in these activities and a commitment to ensuring respect for all.

We will keep you apprised of any new developments as they become available.