Newport is located:
120 miles from Portland
100 miles from Eugene
85 miles from Salem
52 miles from Corvallis
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Getting to Newport
The nearest major airports are Portland (PDX) and Eugene (EUG)
Driving from the North
From Portland, take I-5 South to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West. Head west on Hwy 20 to Newport. Or take Hwy 99 West to Hwy 18 to Lincoln City. Head south on Hwy 101 to Newport. Allow a little over two hours from Portland Airport
Driving from the South
From Eugene or further south, take I-5 North to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West and then take Hwy 20 to Newport. Allow two hours from Eugene, one hour form Corvallis.
(please also see the ride share board, below, for possible rides to/from Newport from the Portland airport)
To/From Portland (PDX) and Newport, OR:
Caravan Airport Transportation
The shuttle leaves Portland at 2PM, arriving at the Agate Beach Inn at 5:15 PM
$51 one way/person
To/From Portland (PDX) to Corvallis, OR:
Hut Airport Shuttle
Runs scheduled airport shuttle between Corvallis and Portland Airport (PDX).
(this option may be used in conjunction with the ride share board, below, for a ride to/from Corvallis before and after the meeting)
Hotel and Conference Location:
BEST WESTERN Agate Beach Inn
3019 N Coast Highway
Newport, Oregon, 97365-1707, USA
Phone: (541) 265-9411
Fax: (541) 265-5342
Toll-free reservations: 1-800-547-3310
Rates: $94.00 night (You must register by August 21, 2015 to receive this rate). Ask for the WIFDWC block of rooms.
For local arrangements contact:
Oregon State University
RIDE and ROOM SHARE
If you would like to share rides to/from the airport (or anywhere else) or a hotel room while in Newport, you can find others that are interested in sharing at the WIFDWC Ride and Room share forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wifdwc-ride-and-room-share
You will first need to subscribe to the group and then sign in with your existing Google/Gmail account information or create a new Google account. You may start a new post if there are none that fit your needs or read through those that are already there to find accommodations. If you create a post, please include: your name, dates you will be traveling or staying, a way to contact you (email, phone, telegram, etc.), and any other information that you would like to share. If you find a possibility, contact the original poster and work out any details off-line. Once a request has been filled please indicate in a response to the original message.
If you have any questions please contact Danny Norlander.