The two closest airports to Oregon State University, Corvallis are in Portland (PDX) and Eugene (EUG). PDX is a 90-120 minute drive, depending on time of day, while EUG takes about an hour. Flights into PDX, as a larger hub, will usually be much more affordable, especially if you are coming from anywhere outside the Pacific Coast. There is also an airport shuttle from PDX to Corvallis (Groome Transportation) This shuttle bus runs almost every hour, around the clock, every day of the week and is probably the most pleasant way to get to campus.
You can rent a car from either airport:
Staying in Portland
If you are wanting to stay over a night in Portland, either on the way in or way out, there is a lovely hotel by the airport.
If you are wanting a longer stay in Portland, we recommend the following places:
- the affordable boutique Hotel Rose
- the cool and quirky Kennedy School (McMenamins)
- the Crystal Hotel (also McMenamins), located in the heart of the Pearl District
- the classic Heathman, if you want a little luxury
- retro-fitted Jupiter Hotel, well away from corporate Portland
- the Portland Mayor’s Mansion for a splurgy B&B experience
If you are located anywhere on the West Coast, taking the train is a really great option. Amtrak Cascades runs once a day (in each direction) and makes major stops at Eugene and Portland. It also stops at Albany, which is a fifteen-minute drive from the conference site. You can hire a local taxi to drive you from the train station to campus. We can try to arrange ride sharing, with advance notice.
Corvallis is an easy 15-minute drive off of the I-5 highway. Use whatever maps program works for you! There are no secret pathways, obstacles, or major traffic jams. You will need a parking permit if your car is remaining on campus. Information can be found on the OSU website and, if you are staying in the dorms, on the dormitory information site.
Housing: Conference Hotel
The hotel for the WCSA Conference is the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, located at 2500 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97333. See the information below and the booking link to view and select rooms.
Check In: 06/20/2022
Check out: 06/24/2022
Group rate: $139 plus tax
Last day to book at group rate: 05/13/2022
Book online: Working Class Studies Association – Booking Link
Book by phone: Call 541-752-5000 and ask for a room under the Working-Class Studies Association Annual Conference group block.
Group code is WCSA.
There are several other local hotel options, although none would be an easy walk to campus. Contact us at email@example.com for recommendations and please check back here for updates.
On-Campus Dormitory Rooms
If you are interested in on-campus housing, there are some convenient options available. Please follow this link for more information and to learn how to reserve a room.