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In August, Portland’s average high temperature is 79.3°F (26.5°C) and average low is 57.3°F (14.06°C), with an average of 1 inch of precipitation per month. Temperatures have been known to rise as high 100°F (38°C) in August, so be prepared to dress in layers.

For up-to-date weather information for Portland, visit .

Conference Attire

Casual dress is appropriate for all meetings and social events. Meeting t-shirts (both current and previous designs) are always an excellent choce of attire—plus their purchase supports the Larry Ewing Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF).

Copying and Faxing

Both the Doubletree Hotel Portland and Red Lion Hotel Portland have business centers that offer photocopying, printing, and faxing services for a fee.

The Oregon Convention Center has a self-service business center on the third floor. It is open 7 days per week, 7:00 am–11:00 pm.

Photocopying and faxing services are available at the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center. The FedEx Office will print posters up to 48 inches wide from a PDF that you may either bring on a USB drive or email to the address below. Other services include copying and duplicating, printing, packaging and shipping, signs and graphics.

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

1605 Northeast 7th Avenue
Portland, OR  97232
Phone: (503) 284-2129
Fax: (414) 270-0339
Hours of operation:
Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Internet Use

Free wireless internet is available to SSR attendees staying at both the Doubletree Portland and Red Lion Portland hotels. An access code will be provided to registered guests upon check-in.

Dining & Entertainment

Numerous restaurants featuring a large range of cuisine and prices surround the Oregon Convention Center. These can be found on maps available at the information kiosk near the entrance.

The downtown area—which offers hundreds of restaurants, fresh market venues, and all forms of shopping and entertainment—is only a ten minute MAX Light Rail ride away. To see all that Portland has to offer, visit the Travel Portland web site.


Liability insurance is the responsibility of each individual delegate. All delegates should have their own medical coverage.

Registration does not include insurance of any kind. SSR is not responsible for any participant’s failing to arrange his or her own insurance. Participants are encouraged to secure their own insurance to protect against any loss caused by unforseen delay, circumstance, or cancellation.


Attendees with children may contact the following services for daytime child care during the meeting. It is advisable to make arrangements in advance. SSR provides this information as a courtesy to meeting attendees, and makes no claim regarding the performance or suitability of these services.

Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc.

Phone: (503) 632-2271

WeVillage—Drop ‘n Go Childcare

424 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR  87209-2904
Phone: (503) 935-5590

Medical Services

The Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a seven minute drive from the Oregon Convention Center.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

2801 N Gantenbein
Portland, Oregon  97227
Phone: (503) 413-2200


Messages for attendees may be posted on a bulletin board near the SSR Registration Desk.

Sales Taxes

Oregon does not have sales tax.