GCC2018 + BOSC 2018: The Bioinformatics Community Conference
June 25-30, Portland, Oregon, United States

Welcome to Portland, Oregon!

Looking for something to do during your stay here? Check out the Travel Portland site for popular events, sightseeing, dining, and more!


Public transportation:

Trimet Public Transit provides bus, light rail, and commuter rail service in the Portland region. Their transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making our region a better place to live. See Trimet for more information on fares, schedules, and maps.

Towncars/Shuttles, Taxis:

Uber and Lyft are available in Portland.

Ecoshuttle, +1 503-548-4480
Ecoshuttle is a Portland transportation service that offers environmentally friendly transportation for an evolving travel industry. Their shuttles range from a 9 passenger van to a 55 passenger coach bus.

Radio Cab, +1 503-227-1212
Radio Cab will show up in a clean, well maintained taxi cab and the driver/veteran is guaranteed to know the area and be professional.

Lucky Limo, +1 503-254-0010
Luxury ground transportation services with vehicles ranging from luxurious sedans and towncars to 33 passenger coach buses

Gigantic Brewing - .8 miles from Reed College
Owned by Reedies (aka Reed College alumni). At Gigantic we only do two things: make the best IPA in Portland, Oregon and produce seasonal, exciting, flavorful beers, most of which will be brewed only once. Our goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce.

Bible Club – 1.3 miles from Reed College
Antiques-filled speakeasy serving inventive & classic cocktails plus small bites in stylish digs.

Double Mountain - 0.6 miles from Reed College
Offshoot of a popular Hood River brewery serving craft beer, pizza, salads & sandwiches. This place is really popular and can get very crowded, but can accommodate fairly large groups.

Lutz Tavern - 0.8 miles from Reed College
A Reed hangout. Bar founded in 1947 but remodeled with new style, offering fresh-squeezed juices & hefty burgers.

Otto's Sausage Kitchen & Meat Market - 0.5 miles from Reed College
Longtime German deli with sidewalk picnic tables selling homemade sausages, hot dogs & sandwiches.

Our favorite restaurants:


10 Barrel Brewing - 1411 NW Flanders St
Second location for the brewery, the main brewery is based in Bend, Oregon. Now owned by Anheuser-Busch. Very popular spot in NW Portland. There is a rooftop bar but it gets very crowded.

Boxer Ramen - 1025 SW Stark St
Hip, cash-only restaurant offering Japanese noodle soups, booze & more in stylish, muraled digs.

Oven and Shaker - 1134 NW Everett St
Happening pizzeria with wood-fired pies & top-shelf cocktails in a lively, music-filled space.

Podnah’s Pit - 1625 NE Killingsworth St
BBQ joint in NE Portland that was once awarded ‘restaurant of the year’. The owner is from Austin and does a nice job on the smoker. It can get very crowded and there often is a wait.

Fine dining

Accanto - 2838 SE Belmont St
Accanto serves Italian fare like handmade pasta, plus cocktails.

Andina - 1314 NW Glisan St
Andina is Peruvian cuisine and tapas bar with live music. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to develop a menu that celebrates the owner’s family’s Andean roots.

Le Pigeon - 738 E Burnside St
Rotating menu of creative French-inspired fare served at communal tables or the bar in a snug room.

Little Bird Bistro - 215 SW 6th Ave
Eclectic, inventive French bistro fare served in a sexy spot with red banquettes & mezzanine level.

Q Restaurant - 828 SW 2nd Ave Modern & romantic space featuring imaginative, locally sourced Pacific Northwest cuisine.