Attending CVPR 2013

Conference Venue

CVPR 2013 and its co-located workshops will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon on June 23-28th, 2013.


The conference has negotiated discounted rates at the hotels below. Go to the Hotel Reservations page to book a room at these discounted rates.

Conference Hotels:
  • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower ($161 + tax)
  • The Westin Portland ($179-189 + tax)
  • Doubletree by Hilton Portland ($132 + tax)
  • Red Lion Hotel - Convention Center ($109 + tax)
  • Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center ($103 + tax)
Hotel related questions may be addressed to:
Travel Portland Housing Department
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
1-877-678-5263, x2 (Toll Free)
1-503-275-9295 (International)
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Pacific


Getting to Portland: Getting around once you arrive: To help our members better navigate the city all attendees will be given free passes to Portland's Light Rail system (MAX) at the registration desk. The passes will provide conference attendees with easy ground transportation to and from the hotels, venue and downtown. The CVPR 2013 organizing committee recommends taking advantage of light rail system during the conference.

Airport to Hotels (using MAX):

MAX Red Line connects the airport to downtown including all the conference hotels and the venue. Ticket machine can be found next to baggage claim. Current rates are $2.50 for two hour pass or $5.00 for a day pass. The Red line takes approximately 30 minutes to travel from airport to convention center and trains depart approximately every 15 minutes. Hotels to Convention Center (using MAX):

Dining Information

The Portland dining scene is quite diverse from the local coffee house (Stumptown Coffee), burger chain (Burgerville), donut shop (Voodoo Doughnut) to Microbreweries and numerous fine dining options. The following guides and review sites are helpful for narrowing styles and cost preferences Trip Advisor, Urbanspoon, Zagat, Yelp, Travel Portland, etc.

For a quick bite at lunch you might try one of the restaurants near the Oregon Convention Center or venture downtown to eat at one of the many food carts. The closest food cart pods are located at SW 3rd/SW Ash St and SW 3rd/SW Stark St, a short Max ride from the convention center (disembark at the Oak/SW 1st Max Stop). If you have a little longer try one of the 60+ food carts located at the SW 9th Ave/SW Alder St pod (disembark at the Galleria/SW10th Max Stop) or one of the many downtown restaurants.


Bijou Cafe, Mother's Bistro, The Heathman


Convention Center: Burgerville, Subway, Red Robin, Denny's, Stanford's Restaurant & Bar, Lloyd Center Mall

Downtown: Food Carts SW 3rd Ave/SW Ash St, SW 3rd/SW Stark St, SW 9th Ave/SW Alder St (largest concentration of food carts), Pioneer Place Mall, Bijou Cafe, Mother's Bistro, Flying Elephant Delicatessen, Habibi, etc.

Dinner and Drink

Microbreweries: Deschutes Brewery, Rock Bottom Brewery, BridgePort BrewPub, Henry's 12th St Tavern, Downtown McMenamins Pubs (Crystal Ballroom, Ringlers Annex, etc.)

Steak Houses: El Gaucho, Ringside Steakhouse, Morton's

Fine Dining: Andina (Portland Peruvian, fun, great tapas menu), Accanto (next to Genoa, great food, less formal), Beast (chef's counter: enjoy the show), Blue Hour (highly creative continental/NW fare), Caffe Mingo (always reliable Italian), Castagna (elegant Italian with NW twist), DOC (cozy Italian with NW twist), Genoa (great food, more formal), Higgins Restaurant and Bar (farm to table), Jake's Famous Crawfish (a Portland landmark), Mucca Osteria (authentic Italian with creative twists), Noble Rot (great food and view), Noisette (exquisite French), Nostrana (best wood-fired pizza in town, very good Italian), Ox (Argentine inspired Portland food), Southpark (always reliable seafood grill, can handle larger groups)

Tourist Information

Portland is a unique and vibrant city which has much to offer the casual tourist. Visitors to the "City of Roses" will enjoy its unique neighborhoods, which offer a variety of attractions including a lively music and dining scene, numerous microbreweries, beautiful gardens, and specialty book stores. Other attractions which can be found in close proximity to Portland include the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood, and the Willamette Valley Wine Country.

Useful links for planning your stay:

America's Hub World Tours:

America's Hub World Tours would like to welcome the IEEE-CVPR 2013 Conference to Portland. We have worked with members of your organization to create adventures to some of the most popular attractions in this unique area for your group. Please visit our website: Click here! Or call us at 1-503-896-2464
If you are an individual or small group coming to the Portland area (Pre & Post) we invite you to take advantage of the wide selection of tours offered at AHWT. We specialize in local tours and customizing excursions throughout the state. Whether it is a half-day trip or a 2-3 day excursion, AHWT has it all.

How to find us...
The password if asked is: hub
When booking online use Discount Code: HUB during check out to receive 10% savings.

Portland Walking Tours:

Go on the most fun lunch tour ever!
This cool new Portland Walking Tours video shows you how to pick the best and skip the rest of Portland's amazing selection of food carts

Flavor Street food cart video

400 carts? 700? Who even knows? And how do you choose?

Watch this cool new video to see how the insiders figure out which food trucks and pods to hit and which ones to miss.

Just click the image (or here) to play the video on-line.

Portland Walking Tours
(503) 774-4522