Venue – Northwest Demand Response + Energy Storage Summit

September 27 and 28, 2017 | World Forestry Center, Portland, OR


Venue – The World Forestry Center

The Summit will be held in the Miller Hall and Cheatham Hall meeting facilities at the World Forestry Center, a short light-rail ride from downtown Portland. The Center is located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park, next to the Oregon Zoo. Before and after the conference, and during breaks, you’ll be free to enjoy short walking trails through the dense Northwest forest and up to the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial .


If you have the time, stop into the Center’s 20,000 square foot museum built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture. You can take a wet-free raft ride, see the forest from a bird’s-eye-view, learn about different people who work in the forest, and “travel” to Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to discover how those regions are utilizing their forests and the challenges they face.

Where to stay

If you’re coming in from out of town, stay in one of the downtown Portland hotels. They are right in the middle of Portland action, and a 12-minute light-rail ride to the venue. We recommend these five:

Getting to the Summit

All of the downtown Portland hotels are walking distance to the Portland Area MAX light rail Red Line (green box below). From there it’s two stops to the Washington Park station (red box), which lets you off in the parking lot in front of the World Forestry Center. Here is the timetable for the Red Line.

Max to the Zoo map