Northwest Exchange FAQs

Do I need to rent a car? 

  • All of the conference events will take place at the conference hotel. Evening activities will be in downtown Portland. Portland has a bus system, train system (MAX), Uber and Lyft. Attendees will need to arrange transportation to and from the airport.

What will the weather be like? 

  • The average temperature in Portland in January is a high of 46 with a low of 37. Temperatures can vary, so we recommend dressing in layers. Consider packing a rain jacket or umbrella because, yes, it rains a lot in Portland in the winter.

What should I wear? 

  • We recommend business casual for the conference, but there is no strict dress code.

Do I need to bring anything? 

  • You might consider bringing a small notebook and pen to take notes, business cards for networking opportunities, and small snacks (granola bars, nuts) and a reusable water bottle to keep up your energy level high!

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