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The following information is for those who have made reservations.
Date: May 10, 2016
Location: Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Ave., Portland, Ore.
6:30 p.m.: General Conference plenary is scheduled to adjourn for the evening.
6:45 p.m.: We will meet at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry display booth in the exhibit area. Please make your way to the booth as soon as session adjourns. We will make adjustments if session adjourns late.
Once we believe most have gathered at the booth, we will break up into groups that will be guided by Oregon-Idaho Conference deacons.
We will move by groups to public transportation to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland. Some groups will move by bus (smaller groups, less walking). Some will take the Max train (seven blocks of walking at the end; ease of train travel.) Choose your route/group based on your interest in walking.
7:30 p.m.: We hope to all have arrived at Grace Memorial and will start dinner soon thereafter.
Since everyone will be returning to various hotels, please make your plans for public transportation or taxi to your hotel. You may meet someone at the dinner who is going to your hotel and you could plan to travel together. We will try to facilitate those connections at the dinner.
We recommend downloading this app for ticket purchases and trip planning: TriMet Tickets, by TriMet.
Directions to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church from the Oregon Convention Center
Grace Memorial Episcopal, 1535 NE 17th Ave
For those driving, the church has a large parking lot.
Option A: Max train plus an approximately 7 block walk
Exit convention center and catch either the Blue, Green or Red line trains East at the corner of MLK and Holladay
Travel 2 stops to Lloyd Center/11th Ave
Exit train and walk left towards Multnomah Ave (one can walk through Holladay park)
Turn right on Multnomah and walk 2 blocks.
Turn left on 15th Ave
Turn right on Wiedler
Church is at the corner of 16th and Wiedler. Enter fellowship hall through entrance off of parking lot.
Option B: Bus 77
Exit Convention Center and walk to the corner of NE Multnomah & 2nd
Board bus 77/Halsey to Troutdale
Exit Bus at NE Wiedler & 17th
Church is on this corner. Enter fellowship hall through entrance in parking lot off of 16th.
Trip should take about 10 minutes.
Option C: Bus 8
Exit Convention center and walk to the corner of NE Mulnomah & 2nd
Board bus 8 Jackson Park/NE 15th
Exit Bus at NE 15th and Halsey
Walk along 15th North towards Wiedler.
Turn right on Wiedler. Church is on the corner of 16th & Wiedler
Enter fellowship hall through entrance in parking lot off of 16th.
In case you get separated from the pack:
Rev. Jeff Lowery (chair of the order; knows the area): 541-654-1878
Rev. Victoria Rebeck (does NOT know the area, call if you have to cancel): 612-327-0187
If you like to look at these things on a map
Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church: 1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland