Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

March 12-15, 2008 • Portland, Oregon, USA

Conference Hotels

Paramount and Heathman just added
Workshop presenters must stay at Hilton, Inn at CC or Red Lion to get their free one night.

Hilton logo
Portland Hilton & Executive Tower
Conference Hotel

until: Feb 11
Paramount Hotel logo

Paramount Hotel
until: Mar 1
Heathman logo

Heathman Hotel
until: Mar 1
Benson logo

Benson Hotel
until: Feb 14
Red Lion Hotel logo

Red Lion Hotel Portland
until: Feb 11
logo of the Inn

Inn at the Convention Center
until: Feb 11
Online reservations recommended
however, if calling (1-800-HILTONS), please mention "ACM SIGCSE 2008" when making reservations to receive conference rate of $129 per night.
To make the reservations:
By Phone: at 503-223-9900 local or 1-800-663-1144 and use the group code
Online: at include the group id code:
on the reservation booking page
$129 per night.
To make the reservations:
Web Bookings: Group code SIGCSE. Guest will need to go to this website and enter the group code SIGCSE.
Central Reservations: Guests need to call
and ask for the SIGCSE 2008 rate.
$139 per night.
Online reservations recommended
Enter the GroupCode: BEN-GFC8782
however, if calling (1-888-523-6766) or emailing, please mention "ACM SIGCE" when making reservations to receive conference rate of $145 Single/$165 Double per night.
Online reservations available
please use "ACMS0308" when making reservations to receive conference rate of $113 per night either online or by phone (1-800-343-1822).
Online reservations unavailable
call 503-233-6331 and ask for the ACM SIGCSE rate of $96 per night -- you can also emailreservations to
Free MAX light rail ride between Hilton/downtown Portland and the OCC
allow 15 minutes transit time each way, or about 30 minutes walking
Both the Red Lion and the Inn at the CC are across the street from the OCC
Hilton is one block from MAX stop at Pioneer Square Paramount is one block from MAX stop at 9th Ave & Morrison Heathman is two blocks from MAX stop at Pioneer Square Benson is about five blocks from MAX stop at Pioneer Square
Portland has freely available wireless service, limited signal strength inside buildings;
Wireless will be provided throughout the symposium inside the OCC, the conference venue.
Internet: $10 per day, wired in room, wireless in lobby Internet: $9.95 per day wireless Internet: "High-speed internet access in all guestrooms and suites and wireless in all public spaces" Internet: "High Speed Wireless" listed but unconfirmed Internet: wireless included in both Red Lion and Inn at the CC
From PDX Airport: $2.05 MAX light rail ride (use debit/credit, there is no paper change), about 30 minutes to Red Lion and Inn at CC (OCC stop), about 38 minutes to Hilton (Pioneer Square North stop) -- cab about $30-35, 20 minute travel
Parking $18 self, $25 valet per car per day; local garages available Valet Parking (price not specified) Parking not specified Valet Parking ($28 overnight includes in/out privileges) Parking $10 per car per day Parking for one car per room included
Restaurants(2): Bistro 921 (Main) and Porto Terra (Tower), as well as room service Restaurant: Dragonfish Asian Cafe, as well as room service Heathman Restaurant & Bar, as well as room service Restaurants(3): London Grill, Palm Court and El Gaucho; 24 Hour Room Service Restaurant: Cafe 10-2-1 casual, as well as room service No Restaurant, receive 10% discount at the Red Lion next door; no room service
Fitness/Exercise: Jogging in the Park along the River available from each hotel
Full Service Athletic Club in Main ($10/day as of Oct 2007); complimentary Exercise Room in Tower Complimentary Fitness Center No Fitness Center
Business Center (computer access, printer) No Business Center
Portland Hilton photo Paramount photo Heathman photo photo of Benson Hotel Red Lion Hotel photo photo of the Inn
Hilton Notes:
  • Map of walk from MAX to Hilton, and Hilton floorplans for BoFs and reception (courtesy of Tom Cortina of CMU)
  • THU activities (BoFs, reception)
  • many restaurants, shopping, coffee and pubs
  • cannot put in roll-away with double bed rooms
Paramount Notes:
  • Conference rate is available until March 1
Heathman Notes:
  • Conference rate is available until March 1
Benson Notes:
  • Cut-off date is Thursday, February 14, 2008
  • AAA 4-Diamond award for hotel and restaurant (London Grill)
  • Benson was added as our hotel capacity filled; we have not visited this hotel in person (though it seems very nice)
Red Lion Notes:
  • The Red Lion is sold out.
  • Red Lion will reimburse MAX fee from/to airport (present ticket at front desk)
  • all rooms non-smoking
  • 1-4 people per room
  • coffee-maker, fridge, iron & board, hairdryer in each room; microwave if requested and available
Inn@CC Notes:
  • Inn @ CC is sold out.
    We encourage people to continue to check back with the Red Lion as cancellations can make availability at the hotel as we get closer to the conference.
  • fridge if requested and available

Hotel, Shopping and Restaurant Map

The Portland Hilton is the conference hotel, located in downtown Portland near the Pioneer Park stop on the MAX. All Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and the SIGCSE 2008 reception will be held at the Hilton on Thursday evening. There are many, many restaurants, shops and stores right at the Hilton and surrounding blocks.

The Red Lion and the Inn at the CC are each across the river from downtown Portland and closer to the Oregon Convention Center (as well as the MAX).