Conference Logistics

Updated as of March 24, 2022


YIMBYtown will host scheduled programming with mainstage events and breakout rooms throughout Monday April 11 and Tuesday April 12. Programming on Wednesday April 13 will include YIMBYtown’s “Unconference” in the morning, additional programming Wednesday afternoon and the opportunity to participate in “field trips” to visit specific neighborhoods in the Portland region. There will be programming on Monday evening and a concluding keynote presentation on Wednesday evening. We will be uploading times for specific panels as they are finalized – check out the schedule page of the website for more information.

About the venues

All three venues are ADA-compliant and include gender-neutral bathrooms.

  • Portland State University
    The majority of conference programming will take place on the second and third floors of the Smith Memorial Union building in the Student Union building at Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon.
    The SMU building is located just blocks from Portland’s transit mall, accessible by most TriMet’s Yellow and Green MAX lines, many bus lines and the Portland Streetcar. There is abundant bicycle parking on campus near the Smith Memorial Union building, and four BIKEtown locations on campus. Car parking near Portland State University is scarce; if you insist on driving PSU recommends using the Viking Pavillion.1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
  • Stage 722
    We’ll cross the river for evening programming at Stage 722, a music venue and entertainment venue with a food cart pod on Monday night. YIMBYtown conference attendees will get free admission; tickets will also be made available to the general public. Food and alcohol is available for purchase at the food carts pod colocated with the venue.
    The venue is located next to the venue Holocene, and is accessible via the Portland Streetcar and TriMet bus lines 6, 15, 70. A free bike parking corral is located outside the venue; on-street metered car parking nearby. 722 SE 10th Ave Portland, OR 97214
  • Revolution Hall: YIMBYtown will conclude with a finale presentation at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland on Wednesday evening. The venue is located on the second floor of the former Washington High School Building. This event will be open to the public; YIMBYtown conference attendees will get free admission.
    Revolution Hall can be accessed by TriMet bus lines 12, 19, 20 and 70; a free bike parking corral is located outside the venue; on-street metered car parking nearby. 1300 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214


YIMBYtown has coordinated room blocks in two separate hotels each within walking distance of the conference and near Portland’s transit mall.

Rooms at University Place cost $103 a night; the discount can be coordinated by calling the hotel directly (503-221-0140) and asking for the YIMBYtown 2022 rate.

Rooms at The Vance cost $129 a night; click here to reserve your room.


Getting to and around Portland:

Portland’s Union Station is located in Old Town, adjacent to the Transit Mall with TriMet’s Green and Yellow Light Rail Lines, as well as numerous TriMet bus routes.

Portland, Oregon is located on three Amtrak lines: the Cascades route through the Pacific Northwest, the Coastal Starlight across the entire West Coast, and the Empire Builder, which connects Portland to Montana, Minneapolis and Chicago.

Portland International Airport (PDX) is located in Northeast Portland, and is a mere 25 minute train ride from downtown Portland via TriMet’s Red Line Light Rail.

TriMet tickets are available for purchase at any light rail stop; a $5 pass covers all bus, light rail and streetcar travel for a day.


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