Generally speakers stay in either the
Best Western Greentree Inn or the
Best Western New Oregon Hotel. Both hotels are right next to each
other (go figure) and a short 5 minute walk to the Department of Physics
in Willamette Hall.
The Department of Physics is located in Willamette Hall.
A campus map can be found
which also shows the location of the Best Western Greentree (and right
next to it, the Best Western New Oregon) hotels.
The University of Oregon is located in the beautiful city of
Eugene, about 100 miles
south of Portland. Here is a
map showing Eugene relative to I-5 and I-105.
Graham's General Recommendations
You can either
* Fly directly into
Eugene airport (EUG),
and take a taxi over to the hotel or the department. Or,
* Fly into
Portland airport (PDX),
rent a car, and drive to Eugene.
Eugene airport is certainly more convenient, but it is a
small regional airport with connections only to airline hubs
in the west. In order of the frequency of flights to Eugene:
United has connections from Denver and San Francisco;
Horizon/Alaska Air has connections from Portland and Seattle;
Delta has a connection from Salt Lake City;
America West/US Airways has a connection from Phoenix.
Driving Directions from Portland Airport
The drive from Portland to Eugene is straightforward.
First get a map from the rental car agency which will get
you oriented in the state of Oregon. Next, print
that shows I-5 in relation to the University and your hotel.
The Greentree Inn and the New Oregon Hotel are located on the
northeast corner of Agate and Franklin.
From Portland airport, head south on I-205 for about 30 miles
to I-5. Then head south on I-5 for about 80 miles to Eugene.
Exit I-5 heading west on I-105, then take the first exit
right onto "Coburg" road towards "Downtown / University of Oregon".
Follow Coburg over a bridge, and keep to far left lane to merge onto
Broadway that becomes Franklin. Follow Franklin for
about 1 mile and you will see the University on your right, and
just past Agate, two Best Western hotels on your left, the
New Oregon Hotel and the Greentree Inn. Pass your
destination, take the next left, do a U-turn, and you're there!