The Governor Hotel

Room rate: $169.00 plus lodging tax (14.5%; all rates listed on this page are pre-tax)
Government rate: Not available
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3400
wifi: $9.95/day

How to get to the Governor Hotel:

This map shows bus and Max stations near the Governor, clicking on the stops provide info on which buses serve that station. There are also detailed driving directions to the Governor on that page.

Other Accomodations:

Mark Spencer Hotel (400 feet from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: Queen: $149; King: $159; Jr. Suite: $179 if booked by Aug 6th.
                          Ask for "Pacific Northwest Climate Change Conference" rates.
Government rate: Very limited availability
409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3293 or (800) 548-3934
wifi: complimentary

Ace Hotel (450 feet from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: Three-night minimum. Queen: $185; Two Doubles: $195
Government rate: Not available
1022 SW Stark St., Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2277
wifi: complimentary

The Paramount (0.2 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: Deluxe King: $179; Two Queens: $194
Government rate: Not available
808 SW Taylor St., Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-9900, (855) 215-0160
wifi: complimentary

The Heathman (0.25 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: Queen Deluxe: $199; King Deluxe: $219
Government rate: Limited availability
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(800) 551-0011
wifi: complimentary

The Benson Hotel (0.3 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: September 4th: $179, September 5th & 6th: $199
Government rate: Limited availability
309 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR 97205
(800) 716-6199
wifi: complimentary

Hotel Lucia (0.3 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: September 4th and 5th: $189, September 6th: $199 plus tax
Government rate: Not available
400 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(877) 225-1717
wifi: daily fee

Westin Hotel (0.3 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: $229
Government rate: Not available
750 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 294-9000
wifi: complimentary in public areas, $12.95 per day in rooms

Portland Marriott City Center (0.4 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: $169
Government rate: May not be available for conference dates. Check with hotel.
520 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-6300
wifi: complimentary in public areas, $9.95 per day in rooms

NW Portland Youth Hostel (0.7 mile from Governor Hotel)
Room rate: $20-$29 dorm style; $65 for a private room.
Government rate: Not available
425 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 241-2783
wifi: complimentary

Things to do around the Governor

The Governor Hotel is located between Portland's downtown core and the Pearl district. The website is a great resource for food suggestions as well as ideas for what to do on your free time (farmer's markets, museums, etc.). We encourage you to stay the weekend!

About Portland's Pearl District:

The Pearl District is self-described as a “world-renowned icon of urban renaissance.” The Pearl (as it is referred to locally) is a young neighborhood located in the northwest quadrant of Portland between the downtown core, the Willamette River, and the city’s Northwest neighborhoods. The Governor Hotel, the site of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, is located only a few minutes from the Pearl district, whether you choose to walk, bike, use Portland’s MAX light rail, or take a ride on Portland’s streetcars.

The Pearl represents contemporary approaches to urban revitalization, incorporating New Urbanism in its evolution. New Urbanism prizes mixed-use development, walkable neighborhoods, and conservation—all of which coincide with the desire to reduce the environmental, social, and climatological effects of urbanization. The Pearl neighborhood has small parks and small schools, and several buildings have LEED status, which means they are designed to use fewer resources. Its most recent incarnation developed in the early 1990s.

For residents of the Pearl, the neighborhood offers a variety of options for civic involvement, transportation, employment and residences. And for visitor and resident alike, the Pearl and surrounding areas offer a broad range of dining and entertainment options. Portland is justly famous for its food carts, and there are several food cart pods within a few blocks of the Governor Hotel. There’s a map of Portland food cart pods over at Portland is also justly famous for its numerous excellent microbreweries. There’s a comprehensive list of brewpubs and taprooms in Portland over at Finally, while you’re visiting Portland, make sure you make time to visit Powell’s City of Books, a world-class bookstore that has witnessed the evolution of the Pearl and captivated visitors for decades.

For plenty more about the Pearl, head over to About the Pearl District, from which much of this summary was drawn.

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