Directions to the OCC
Just 8 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), visitors can access the convention center via Interstate 5 North from exit 302A–Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West Exit 1–Lloyd Boulevard.
Holladay Street, NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, Lloyd Boulevard and NE 1st Avenue surround the facility grounds.
Exhibitor loading & unloading info
OCC garage entrances and area parking lots
The building’s underground garage provides onsite parking. Combined, the two levels offer 800 spaces. See details on our new Pay-On-Foot parking system below.
Enter the garage through either the Lloyd Boulevard (P1) or NE 1st Avenue (P2) entrances. Clearance on the P1 Level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 Level is 9 feet.
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)
A dynamic flat rate fee may be charged at management’s discretion.
Overnight parking is prohibited.
Time is determined from the minute you enter the garage to the time you exit. The parking garage generally opens daily at 6 a.m. Arrangements may be made for the garage to open earlier if needed.
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 kiosk locations.
Our new Pay-On-Foot parking system features centralized pay station kiosks that are conveniently located within our building and parking garage.
- When entering the garage, take a ticket and KEEP IT WITH YOU.
- Before returning to your vehicle, pay for parking at one of the 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 pay stations, use a credit card to pay at the garage exit gate. Cash can only be accepted if a parking attendant is present.
Additional area parking
There are also several privately operated parking garages/lots and 566 metered parking spaces within three blocks of the Oregon Convention Center. Please note that not all locations may be open 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 OCC.
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. Also, at the MLK lobby entrance, TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 provides access to downtown stops and outlining areas.
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Electric vehicle charging stations
The 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.
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 MLK Boulevard near the Convention Center TriMet MAX train station. Scroll down to find more information.
Recreational vehicle and other parking
Our public parking lots do not accommodate RVs, campers, trucks with trailers and similar vehicles. Exhibitors should contact the OCC parking services at 503-731-7882 for their specific show’s parking instructions.
Parking and accommodations for people with health conditions or impairments
All parking levels in the OCC parking garage include 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) includes accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.
Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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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With a little advance planning, your visit to the OCC will be fun and worry-free.
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