LODGING, FOOD & FUN

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LODGING

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square
Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
503.644.4000

The group block at the Embassy Suites is sold out.  They still have rooms available but at a higher rate.

King Suites – $119 plus tax

Double/Double Suites – $129 plus tax
Book before December 18th and while supply lasts.

Mention Group Code: XFC

At Embassy Suites, all of our guests enjoy a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast including omelets, breakfast meats, eggs, yogurt, muffins, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal and a variety of other options. Each evening we also host a complimentary two-hour cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvres, martinis, wines, beers, juices and sodas. Our spacious, completely remodeled, two room suites feature a wet bar and a refreshment center with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Perhaps more importantly, each suite provides a living area including lots of space to work, to rest, to relax. Our swimming pool, hot tub, Precor fitness center and laundry facility are also popular with our guests and we offer complimentary self-parking. All of this is included in your group rate. Hilton HHonors ™ member points will also be awarded for your stay.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – Tigard
9575 S.W. Locust Street, Tigard, Oregon 97223

Experience a warm welcome at the DoubleTree Tigard with our signature chocolate chip cookie. Located just across the street from the Washington Square mall and right off of 217.

All of our double queen rooms feature a flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, microwave and pull out sleeper sofa. Included with the $119 rate is our full breakfast buffet served every morning in our Press NW.

Online booking with special rates for the SYC:

http://group.doubletree.com/NW-Fencing-Nationals

 

Courtyard Portland Beaverton
8500 SW Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 641-3200

Standard King $125.00

Book before Wednesday, December 21st , 2016

Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, iPod docks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and sofabeds.

Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool and an exercise room, plus free on-site parking.

 

 

FOOD

There are many food options located within a five-minute drive of the venue; see the “NWFC Food, Lodging, Fun Map” below for a listing and locations. To sample some of Portland’s more iconic fare, check out the places below!

Portland Food Carts
Portland has a proliferation of over 500 Food Carts, truly a phenomenon in Portland. Set up in parking lots, sidewalks, and even parks (sometimes in large groups and sometimes solo), one might nosh on a fresh tortilla Baja fish taco one day, a rib-sticking bowl of traditional goulash the next, have a coffee and pastry for an afternoon snack, and then take home a giant Indian combo box for dinner.
Distance from NWFC: about 25 min.
Parking: Street
www.foodcartsportland.com

Voodoo Donuts
Creative, unusual, and zany donut creations. Open 24/7 365 days per year! Cash only.
Distance from NWFC: about 25 min.
Parking: Parking lot plus on street
www.voodoodoughnut.com/ for addresses of two locations and wonderful photos of their creations

Blue Star Donuts
Delectable, gourmet brioche-style donuts.
Distance from NWFC: about 25 min.
Parking: Street parking
www.bluestardonuts.com/
Salt & Straw Ice Cream
Creative, gourmet local ice cream with locally-sourced ingredients. Seasonal flavors like Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans and Classic Portland flavors like Freckled Woodblock Chocolate and Pear & Blue Cheese.
Distance from NWFC: about 25 min.
Parking: Street parking
www.saltandstraw.com
Restaurants, maps, trip planners, and more fun ideas at www.travelportland.com

 

FUN

INDOOR ATTRACTIONS

Powell’s City of Books
Browse Portland’s famous downtown bookstore! Located in downtown Portland’s Pearl District, the City of Books has nine color-coded rooms and over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles.
Distance from NWFC: 15-20 min.
Parking: Onsite, but dodgy. Free with purchase.
Food: Onsite coffee shop
Time you should allow: Depends on how much you like bookstores…
www.powells.com/locations/powells-city-of-books

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
$2.00 off museum admission when you show your USA Fencing card 1/20/17-1/23/17. Good for up to eight people in your party.
Enjoy five halls filled with 200 interactive exhibits. Visit the planetarium. Tour the submarine. Get your hands dirty in the labs.
Distance from NWFC: 20-25 min.
Parking: Onsite, $5
Food: Amazing Museum café
Time you should allow: 2-6 hours
www.omsi.edu

Portland Art Museum
The Museum’s 2.5-block campus, the cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the modernist-style Belluschi Building, the historic Mark Building, and an outdoor sculpture court. A subterranean gallery connects the two buildings.
Distance from NWFC: about 20-25 min.
Parking: On-street and in nearby parking garages
Food: Museum Grounds Coffee Shop (closed Mondays)
Time you should allow: 2-6 hours
www.portlandartmuseum.org for pricing, tours, collections
 
Chocolate Fest (& Libations, Too!) 2017
Oregon Convention Center 1/20/17-1/22/17
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland 97232
A delicious event to sample, taste, savor, and delight in the finest chocolate from the Northwest and beyond.
Distance from NWFC: about 25 min.
Parking: Onsite at Oregon Convention Center garage and on-street metered
www.chocolatefest.org for pricing, ticket purchase, parking and directions

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

If cooler temps and the “occasional rain shower” don’t dampen your spirit for outdoor fun, Portland and the surrounding area offers easy access to hiking, skiing, and the Oregon Coast.

Forest Park
With over 5,000 acres of trails Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States
Distance from NWFC: depends on which trail head; typically about 25 min.
www.forestparkconservancy.org/forest-park/
Parking: On-street then walk to trailheads

Japanese Gardens
Open year-round in the heart of downtown Portland, the Portland Japanese Garden is “a haven of beauty dedicated to authentic Japanese garden design and sharing Japanese culture.”
Distance from NWFC: about 20 min.
www.japanesegarden.com/visit/
Parking: Lot and street

Lansu Chinese Garden
Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.
Distance from NWFC: about 20 min.Parking: On-street
www.lansugarden.org

 

When you have a half day or more to spend…..

Columbia River Gorge – east of Portland along Interstate 84
Known for hiking, windsurfing, and many points of interest. Try these links:

Hike the Gorge
Features a “find a hike” search tool to customize based on your interests
www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Columbia_River_Gorge_Hikes

Multnomah Falls
Amazing 611 foot waterfall with trail to get up close for viewing and photos. Free parking and lodge for gifts and food.
www.oregon.com/attractions/multnomah

Mt Hood Recreational Area
Timberline Lodge: http://www.timberlinelodge.com
Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and a historic lodge for dining, overnight stays, and history of how Oregon developed this prize recration area in the 1920s.
http://www.timberlinelodge.com

Mount Hood Meadows
Skiing, snowboarding, restaurant and lodging
www.skihood.com

The Oregon Coast
west of NWFC along Highway 26 to Highway 101, known as the Coast Highway. Numerous small cities and towns with hiking, fishing, restaurants, art, history, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.
www.visittheoregoncoast.com

 

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