Directions to the OCC
Just 8 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), visitors can access the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) via Interstate 5 North from Exit 302A–Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West Exit 1–Lloyd Boulevard.
Street address: 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232
NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, NE Lloyd Boulevard, NE First Avenue, and NE Holladay Street surround the facility grounds.
Exhibitor loading & unloading info
OCC garage entrances and area parking lots
Enter the garage through either the NE Lloyd Boulevard (P1) or NE First Avenue (P2) entrances. Clearance on the P1 Level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 Level is 9 feet.Onsite parking is provided in the convention center's underground garage. There are 800 spaces on two levels (P1 and P2).
Standard Hourly Parking Rates:
Free for 1 to 15 minutes
$5 for 16 minutes to 1 hour
$7 for 1 to 2 hours
$9 for 2 to 3 hours
$10 for 3 to 4 hours
$12 for 4 to 18 hours (over 18 hours incurs an additional $2 per hour charge)
Time is determined from the minute you enter the garage to the time you exit. A dynamic flat rate fee may be charged at management’s discretion.
Garage generally opens daily at 6 a.m. The garage may open earlier by special arrangement.
Overnight parking is prohibited.
Please allow for ample time to park. The garage can reach capacity on days with busy event schedules and area traffic may impact your arrival and departure times. On these days we recommend using public or commercial transportation. Alternative transit information is provided below.
The Oregon Convention Center does not guarantee parking availability. Availability is on a first come, first served basis.
Pay-On-Foot parking system
Pay-On-Foot parking pay station locations.
OCC's efficient Pay-On-Foot parking system features walk-up pay stations, which are conveniently located within our building and parking garage.
- Upon entering the garage, take a ticket and KEEP IT WITH YOU.
- Before returning to your vehicle, pay for parking at one of the walk-up pay stations. Credit cards are accepted at all pay stations. See our map for all pay station locations.
- When you reach the garage exit gate, use your paid ticket as an exit pass. If you forgot to pay at one of the walk-up pay stations, you can use a credit card to pay at the garage exit gate. Cash can only be accepted if a parking attendant is present.
Portland’s TriMet MAX light rail stops 300 times a day at our front door, connecting riders to downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, the Oregon Zoo, and Portland International Airport.
Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop stops at our MLK Lobby entrance every 15 minutes.
TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 also stops at the MLK Lobby entrance and provides access to downtown stops and outlying areas.
On days with a busy event schedule, public transportation provides the easiest arrival and departure experience.
Need assistance planning your trip to the convention center?
Navigate using TriMet's trip planner
Get around via Portland Streetcar
Commercial ride services
Portland is served by many excellent taxi, shuttle, car rental, and on-street carsharing services. Please search online for your preferred option.
Special offer: You can also catch a ride with Uber, which is offering first time riders $5 off per ride on their first two trips. Sign up at Uber.com/app and use the code OCCUBRS. (As a part of this offer, the OCC receives a $5 payment.)
Street parking and drop-off/pick-up zones
There are 566 metered parking spaces within three blocks of the OCC.
Short term drop-off/pick-up zones are available adjacent to the convention center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard and on NE Holladay Street.
Additional area parking
There are several privately operated parking garages/lots in the area surrounding the convention center. Please be aware that some locations may not be open at certain times and availability is based upon demand.
Note: Some privately owned lots around the OCC promote "convention center parking" but these are not operated by the Oregon Convention Center.
Bicycle and motorcycle parking
Bike parking locations
The OCC provides free bike racks on both levels of the parking garage and outside all main building entrances. Bicycle parking is free in all areas.
There are also designated motorcycle-only parking spaces in the garage. Motorcycles pay the regular parking rates.
The OCC also features a corral of 16 rentable bikes at its BIKETOWN bike share station, located at the corner of NE Holladay Street and NE MLK Boulevard near the Convention Center TriMet MAX train stop. Scroll down to find more information.
Electric vehicle charging stations
Our parking garage offers four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, two on each level. Spaces are indicated by brightly lit green murals and are available on a first come, first served basis. Applicable prices apply at all stations.
EV charging adapters provide 240V fast charging. Instead of taking the typical 7-8 hours to charge your EV, our chargers shorten that to approximately 2 hours.
Our charging stations are part of Blink Network.
Recreational vehicle and other parking
Our garage does not accommodate RVs, campers, trucks with trailers and similar oversized vehicles.
Exhibitors should contact OCC parking services at 503-731-7882 for their specific show’s parking instructions.
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Parking and accommodations for people with health conditions or impairments
Both levels of the OCC parking garage provide accessible spaces within easy access of elevators. There are 10 accessible spaces on Parking Level 1 (P1) and 11 accessible spaces on Parking Level 2 (P2). Parking Level 2 (P2) offers accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.
Accessible parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
Accessibility of passenger drop-off and loading zones
All drop-off and loading zones are located on an accessible route to an accessible building entrance, and have adequate vertical and horizontal clearance. Not all zones have an unobstructed aisle next to the vehicle pull-up space. There is a public-use sidewalk, which may be obstructed by pedestrians and attendees.
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