Accessibility Information for General Assembly 2022 in Portland, OR

General Assembly 2022 events will take place in the Oregon Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Portland, which is attached to the convention center. Child Care and some private events may be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232.

Persons with vision, hearing, mobility impairment or other special needs are encouraged to submit an Accessibilities Services Request Form, so that available assistance and equipment can be coordinated.

Convention Center

Most General Assembly events will take place in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Oregon Convention Center Accessibility Guide (PDF)

Walks, Curbs and Ramps

  • Grounds, walks and floor surfaces along accessible routes are stable, firm, and non-slip under most weather conditions.
  • Sidewalks, leading from the front driveway loading and unloading zones for shuttle buses and taxis, and leading to the main facility entrances, are free of abrupt changes in surface level.
  • Sidewalks and ramps have a 36-inch clear opening.
  • Handrails are mounted 33 inches above the ramp surface, no more than 2 feet from the wall.

Entrances, Corridors and Stairs

  • All lobby access points have automatic doors.
  • All thresholds at exterior doors are flush with the floor.
  • All stairs have handrails.

Elevators

  • All levels of the building are reachable by elevator.
  • Raised Braille indicates both call buttons and floor designations.
  • Control call and alarm buttons are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.
  • Elevator doors are equipped with an automatic bumper safety system.

Public Restrooms

  • Restrooms for are available in public areas.
  • Family and all-user restrooms are also available in public areas.
  • Restroom entrances have a clear opening of 32 inches and all public restroom entrances have automatic doors.
  • Sinks are mounted at least 29 inches from the floor (measured from the bottom of the apron) for wheelchair knee clearance and the drainpipe allows for toe clearance.
  • Faucet controls automatically start through sensors.
  • All restroom dispensers and accessories are within reach of a person seated in a wheelchair.
  • All restrooms have at least one stall with a clear, 32-inch opening.
  • The accessible toilet stall is arranged to provide either side or front approach by someone in a wheelchair.
  • Grab bars are of sufficient length located along the sides and back of the accessible stalls.
  • Flush controls and toilet paper rolls are positioned so someone using a front approach to the toilet can reach them.

Suites for Nursing Mothers

  • OCC provides two Mamava nursing suites for our visitors. These private and secure suites are located near the A and E Meeting Rooms on Level 1.
  • They are ADA-compatible with a comfortable seating area and are equipped with standard AC power outlets and USB charger ports.
  • All Mamava suites come with a Bluetooth SmartLock that syncs with Mamava’s mobile app. Download the app at mamava.com/mobile-app.
  • You may also request a door code for entry from our receptionists in the Administration Office on Level 2 and by calling 503-235-7575.

Meeting Rooms, Ballrooms and Exhibit Halls

  • All meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit halls are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Hallways and corridors between rooms have a clearance of 36 inches with allowance space for turning and passing.
  • Doors to rooms have a clear opening of 32 inches.
  • Thresholds of interior doors have a maximum edge height of half an inch.
  • Meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit hall floors are non-slip, level and independently negotiable by persons in wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchair lifts are available to use with raised podiums and platforms and should be requested ahead of time to prepare for use.
  • Microphones are available and easily adjusted for flexible use.
  • Meeting rooms and ballrooms can be equipped with Assistive Listening Device (ALD) transmission through existing systems. Request ALD during show registration or when purchasing tickets.

Wheelchairs, Scooters & Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (Opmd)

  • OCC only allows powered wheelchairs, scooters, and Segway’s for people with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and as long as they can be operated safely in our venue.
  • Only electric or battery powered OPDMD are allowed inside the facility.
  • OPDMD cannot travel at a speed greater than the pedestrian traffic.
  • OPDMD users must travel in pedestrian routes only.
  • OPDMD users understand that on-site storage space is limited.

Parking

  • All parking levels in the OCC parking garage include accessible spaces within easy access of elevators.
  • There are 10 accessible spaces on Parking Level 1 (P1) and 11 accessible spaces on Parking Level 2 (P2).
  • Parking Level 2 (P2) includes accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.

Convention Center Area

Check out perspectives on Portland’s pedestrian access in Rolling with Myra and Traveling with Larry. (YouTube)

Housing

If an accessible room is needed, use the General Assembly Housing Reservation System. Select the Attendee ADA Accessible from the drop-down list of guest type and the reservation system will filter for hotels with ADA rooms available. Room details are provided.

All of the hotels are in the vicinity to the convention center. University housing is about a twenty-five minute ride via MAX light rail.

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center

Accessible King Bed rooms are 415 square feet and feature a roll-in shower, emergency strobe light and strobe light smoke detector, wide doors, lowered thermostat and light switches, and TV with closed captioning.
Accessible Two Queen Bed rooms are 465-75 square feet and feature a roll-in shower, emergency strobe light and strobe light smoke detector, wide doors, lowered thermostat and light switches, and TV with closed captioning.
There are also two accessible suites available.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland

King Mobility Accessible w/Bathtub
King Mobility/hearing Accessible w/Bathtub
King Mobility/hearing Accessible w/Roll-in Shower
King One Bedroom Suite Mobility Accessible with/Roll-in Shower
King Bed Large Room
Two Queen Bed Mobility Accessible w/Bathtub
Two Queen Bed Mobility Accessible w/Roll-in Shower
Two Queen Bed Hearing Accessible
Two Queen Bed Large Room

Dormitory Rooms at Portland State University

Accessibility information TBD

Transportation

MAX Light Rail

Portland's efficient light rail system connects the metro area and downtown core. Learn how to ride and where to go on MAXAccessibility features on MAX Light Rail

Portland Streetcar

The City of Roses built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar in 2001: the sleek and modern Portland StreetcarAccessibility features on Portland Streetcar

Bus Service

The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility. Accessibility features on TriMet bus

Commuter Rail

WES (Westside Express Service) is a commuter rail line serving Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. WES runs on weekdays during the morning and afternoon rush hours, with trains every 30 minutes. Accessibility features on WES Commuter Rail

Portland Airport

PDX Accessibility Information
If planning to arrive at PDX Airport unaccompanied, communicate your special needs, including wheelchair, to your airline when making reservations. If you arrive with a person who will not join your flight, he or she will have to contact your airline in advance for a gate pass if they need to accompany you to the gate. For special assistance inside the terminal, use the white courtesy phones. Parking spaces for the disabled are clearly marked and are closest to the terminal. If you need a wheelchair on arrival at the parking facility, call 503-460-4300.

Taxi and Rideshare

To improve service to those who need on-demand service, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) developed PDX WAV, a program that makes reliable, safe vehicle-for-hire services more easily accessible to people using mobility devices. On-demand accessible service is available from taxi and TNC (Uber and Lyft) companies in Portland. There is no need to be pre-registered with PDX WAV, and you don't have to share a ride with somebody you don't know. Anyone in Portland can access an accessible on-demand vehicle easily from drivers who have received extra training including Passenger Assistance, Safety & Sensitivity Training including hands-on wheelchair securement training.

Request an accessible taxi by calling 503-865-4WAV (503-865-4928) 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. A dispatcher will locate an accessible taxi for you. Accessible taxis will do their best to reach you within 30 minutes. Fares vary by company and are required to be equivalent to non-accessible taxi services.

To order an accessible TNC (Uber and Lyft), you can use the corresponding app on your wireless device. On the Uber app, slide through the vehicle options until you see "WAV". On the Lyft app, add "wheelchair access" in settings, then click "get a ride" and slide through the vehicle options to select "Access". Fares vary, but are required to be equivalent to non-accessible services. Surge pricing is banned in the City of Portland for all accessible TNC vehicles. Accessible vehicles do their best to arrive within 30 minutes.

Additional Resources

Additional information on accessibility in and around Portland is available