2009 Browncoat Ball - October 2-4, Portland, Oregon



"A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying."


As host of the weekend's festivities, the luxurious Historic Governor Hotel has set aside a group of rooms for us at the deep discounted rate of $179 a night. Expect top-notch service and amenities. The rooms, while cozy, offer old world charm combined with ultra modern updates such as flat screen hi-def TVs and complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection.

Contact the Governor by phone and ask for the "Browncoat Ball" group rate.
Deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate has passed.
Historic Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503-224-3400 or 800-554-3456

If you can't join us at the Governor, please consider staying at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. Located on the MAX light rail train (making travel between this hotel and the Governor easy and free), the Doubletree is elegant and economical.
Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232
503-281-6111 or reserve online

Other hotels in the area:

If you're funky and are looking for something little different, try:
Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97205

Looking for something a little more familiar?
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Need more options? Contact us at info@browncoatball.com


By Air
Fly directly into Portland International Airport (PDX) from anywhere in the country. Once on the ground, there is no need to rent a car. Simply hop onto MAX light rail for a safe easy ride downtown. It only takes about ½ hour and costs under $3. More about MAX transportation here.

By Train
Traveling from anywhere along the I-5 corridor? Consider Amtrak! The train drops you off downtown at Union Station. The brand new Portland Mall Light Rail will take you to any bus or MAX line that will in turn get you to your hotel in just minutes.

By Road
Portland is nestled at the intersection of Interstates 5 and 84. Talk to other folks in your area who are traveling to the Ball to set up a carpool.

Live in Town
Drive, bike, walk, bus, or MAX. Use whichever mode you works best for you!

Even if you are staying with us at the Governor, if you're driving, we recommend not using the hotel's parking and instead take advantage of SmartPark on SW 10th Ave between Yamhill and Morrison Streets. It's easy, safe, and economical with a daily maximum of only $12 (as of this writing).

Tri-Met (Portland's mass transit system of buses and light rail)

More details on Tri-Met coming soon.


Maps coming soon.

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