Attending SOBConNW 2011, September 16-18 in Portland, Oregon?
We’ve put together an updated list of things to do during your visit to PDX, as the locales call it.
Portland was one of the first cities in the Pacific Northwest, developed before Seattle claimed its fame as a major Northwest port and destination. While other cities spread out becoming huge metropolitan centers, due to the forethinking of its forefathers who restricted uncontrolled growth, Portland has remained its small community feel while gaining a powerful reputation as the Silicon Forest.
The Portland area is home to Nike, Digital Trends, Intel, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, TecLabs, Genentech, Autodesk, TriQuint Semiconductor, Tektronix, Mercy Corps, TAZO Tea, Stash Tea, Tec Labs, Pendleton Woolen Mills, LaCie, and Webtrends Analytics, just to mention a few.
It is also home to the famous Powell’s bookstore with the main store downtown and branches around the area, a must-visit during your stay in Portland.
Portland is also proud of its natural beauty and recreational activities. Most are easily accessible from the Courtyard Marriott Lloyd Center, our SOBCon partner hotel, via bus or metro train (Trimet), or by rental or Zip Car.