18 loading bays, 3 drive-in ramps, with easy access to all facility levels
After unloading, relocate your vehicle to the OCC garage or parking lot so that others can unload too.
Our facility features 18 loading bays, all with load levelers, and 20-foot-high by 18-foot-wide door capacities. There is 8,000 square feet of indoor dock space with access to exhibit halls through three drive-in ramps and three roll-up doors. Door sizes vary from 20-22 feet tall to 18-20 feet wide.
Directions to loading docks
Loading docks and I-5 exhibitor parking lot location
Our loading docks are located on NE First Avenue, which runs parallel to NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard. Driving south on NE MLK Boulevard, turn right onto NE Lloyd Boulevard and continue for 0.1 miles. Then take the first right onto NE First Avenue.
Freight elevator locations
Smooth and efficient unloading
To facilitate move-in and out of the facility, our Dock Marshals, Dock Agents and Security Agents are ready and able to assist. They direct you to the right area to unload, help keep the dock organized and safe for all, and work in collaboration with your Event Manager. Working closely with your show manager will ensure that you know your assigned load in time and the appropriate ramp to use.
Our facility has limited storage capacity to manage any freight shipped here prior to your show. All freight should be shipped directly to your show decorator. Ask your show manager or OCC Event Manager for details.
We will not accept or ship exhibitor freight or drayage. For larger conventions and trade shows, request shipping services through your organization’s third party decorator.
If you do not have a decorator but need to ship items weighing less than 150 pounds, call the local UPS Store at 503-230-1808 to arrange services.
For special circumstances due to time sensitivities, such as food, we can only accept items with written, advanced notice, weighing under 125 lbs. We must receive the freight no more than three days in advance of an event.
The following rates apply:
- Freight handling: $0.20 per pound with a $25 minimum handling fee
- Freight storage: $0.20 per pound per day
Materials must be clearly marked with the following on each package:
- Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97232
- Event/show name
- Event date
- Your full name or licensee’s full name
- OCC event manager's name