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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
Halls C, D & E
Getting to the Oregon Convention Center couldn't be easier. Its central location in the heart of downtown Portland's Rose Quarter/Lloyd District affords numerous and speedy transportation options - whether traveling by car or taxi, riding the city's airport-connected TriMet MAX light rail, Portland Streetcar, or often by simply strolling a short distance from your hotel. Just eight miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), the OCC is accessible via Interstate Freeway I-5 North from exit 302A (Rose Quarter) and I-84 West Exit 1 (Lloyd Boulevard). It is bound by Holladay Street, NE Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, Lloyd Boulevard and NE First Avenue.
From I-5 Northbound: Take Rose Quarter, Broadway/Weidler Street Exit (Exit 302 A), go right on Weidler, and right on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
From I-5 Southbound: Take Rose Quarter/City Center Exit, (Exit 302A) go across Broadway, then left on Weidler, and right on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
From I-84: Take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1) stay on Lloyd Blvd. all the way to the Convention Center.
From Portland International Airport (PDX): Take I-205 South to I-84 West, take Lloyd Blvd. Exit (Exit 1) stay on Lloyd Blvd. all the way to the Convention Center.
The Oregon Convention Center has limited parking accommodations and rates vary greatly at ancillary lots. We suggest parking in a commuter lot and taking the MAX rail system to the Convention Center. See “Getting Around” for more information.
In addition to street and bus parking in the surrounding area, the Oregon Convention Center provides on-site parking in its clean and secure underground parking garage. 800 spaces are available on the garage's two levels. The maximum daily rate to park is $9.00. Enter the garage via its First Avenue or Lloyd Boulevard entrances (View Map). Clearance on the P1 level is 7 feet; clearance on the P2 level is 9 feet. Overnight parking in the garage is prohibited.
Please be advised that there are other privately-owned lots operating in the vicinity charging upwards of $10 to park. Though these lots promote "convention center parking" they are not affiliated with the OCC in any way. Click here for a PDF map of nearby parking lots.
Bicycle and Motorcycle Parking
The OCC has bike racks outside all main building entrances and on both levels of the parking garage. There are also designated motorcycle-only parking spaces in the garage. Motorcycles pay the regular parking rates.
MAX Light Rail
At the heart of Portland’s world-class public transportation system is MAX light rail, with 84 stations and 52 miles of track connecting the city, airport and region. You can ride MAX to Oregon Convention Center (Blue, Green and Red lines). Visit www.travelportland.com/transportation/getting-around to learn more.
Portland Streetcar Central Loop
The new Portland Streetcar Central Loop runs alongside the main entrance on NE Martin Luther King (MLK) Boulevard. The OCC stop is located on MLK at NE Hoyt Street. Visit www.portlandstreetcar.org for more info.
The OCC is in current compliance with all of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The OCC has elevators, restrooms, concessions and telephones designed to accommodate the needs of those with physical and non-physical impairments.
The exhibit hall offers 10’-20’ aisle ways for easy maneuvering. Seating is available throughout the show floor. There are four elevators from the first level to the second level of the Convention Center. Wheelchairs are available to attendees on a first-come, first served basis. Wheelchairs can be picked up at the Box Office.
Hearing Impaired/Sign Language Interpreter
Guests can request an ASL interpreter through Show Management. All requests must be made in writing and no later than two weeks before the first show day. Please email email@example.com.
GUEST COMFORT & SAFETY
While at LEGO KidsFest, be creative, get involved and have fun, but be sure to play safe. To ensure a safe environment for all attendees, Show Management requests adherence to the following basic rules:
- Children should stay with their parent/chaperone at all times
- Always walk, do not run: Be respectful of all other guests
- Locate the Lost Parent Zone upon entry
All bags will be checked upon entrance to the LEGO KidsFest. Guests should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security staff to shift and possibly remove the contents. The following items are not allowed inside the event:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animals (does not include service animals)
- Balloons (any)
- Coolers of any kind
- Illegal drugs
- Weapons of any kind
Located near the main entracne (refer to your program guide map). A trained medical professional will be in this booth during event hours.
A private area is designated on the show floor behind the DUPLO build area for nursing mothers (refer to your program guide map). Strollers are allowed in all areas of the show floor. The open floor plan and 10’-20’ aisles allow for stroller access. Restrooms are equipped with changing stations.
There is a $3.00 fee per transaction. The OCC has three ATM’s within the facility located as follows:
- Main MLK Lobby in the northwest elevator alcove
- South MLK Lobby to the right of the entry doors
- Pre-Function A Lobby Area near “A” meeting rooms
Eat & Drink
The facility will be providing concessions at the event. Outside food and beverage is not allowed.
Show Management & the facility do their best to ensure a safe environment for all attendees, however cannot guarantee that all concessions will be peanut-/tree nut- free. Concession stands selling peanut products will be marked with signage.
The Oregon Convention Center does not allow outside food to be brought into the event. Vegetarian and nut-free options will be available at concessions.
Click here for a map of additional dining options near the convention center.
Spend the Night
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention
435 NE Wasco St
Portland, Oregon 97232
The Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention center will serve as the host hotel for LEGO KidsFest. The hotel offers a full breakfast buffet, soup and salad buffet at lunch, an indoor saline pool and a 3,000 square foot patio. Located near Convention Center and less than 2 miles from OMSI, a fantastic place for kids! To make reservations call 503.234.3200 or visit www.marriott.com/pdxcl.
Red Lion Portland – Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232
Special discount rate of $119 (+tax) with discounted parking from $14 - $7 per vehicle, per night. Limited number of rooms remain. Call (503) 820-4161 for availability.
While in Town
To learn more about what to do when in the area, visit http://www.travelportland.com
AT THE SHOW, SHOULD YOU BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR CHILD… go to the LOST PARENTS ZONE under the yellow Show Info tent, just inside the entrance to the show.
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all attendees while visiting the LEGO KidsFest. In the unlikely event that you are separated from your parent or child while at the show, please follow these quick and easy steps:
1. Immediately come to the LOST PARENTS MEETING SPOT sign next to the yellow SHOW INFO tent by the main entrance.
2. Give the staff member at the SHOW INFO TENT a description of the missing person, what they are wearing, and where he or she was last seen. Safety tip: Take a head-to-toe picture of your loved one(s) with your digital camera or phone as soon as you arrive at LEGO KidsFest so we may more easily identify him/her in the outfit they are wearing.
3. Remain with the staff member at the LOST PARENTS MEETING SPOT until building security reunites you with your loved one!
In addition (for kids too young to remember your cell phone number), before coming to LEGO KidsFest, write YOUR name (not your child's name) and cell phone number on a piece of paper and place it in your child's pocket (or in their shoe if they don't have pockets).
Alternatively, you can also obtain one of our LOST PARENT Contact Cards at the SHOW INFO TENT after the show begins. Put YOUR name and cell phone number on the card, then place it in your child's pocket or shoe.
When your child arrives at the LOST PARENTS ZONE, we'll reunite you that much quicker!
Click on the map below to download a PDF of the show floor to help plan your visit!