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8th MPM Workshop 2014
Travel and Accommodations

Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, 2014
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR, 97331


Corvallis can be reached by flying to Eugene or Portland airports (and by car too of course).

  • Eugene Airport: a regional airport but with many airline companies (United, Delta, AA, Frontier etc.) & many direct flights (from San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, etc.). Corvallis is 32 miles from Eugene. It is only 45 min by car (possibilities of car rental at the Eugene Airport) or by Omnishuttle Eugene Airport. People need to make a reservation at least 24h before the flight at: www.omnishuttle.com or by calling (541) 461-7959. This a door-to-door service offered at $65 + $5 for each additional passenger. People are transported as soon as they arrive to Eugene airport.
  • Portland Airport: from Portland to Corvallis, it is 2h by HUT airport shuttle or car (possibilities of car rental at the Portland Airport). The shuttle is schedule every 2 hours, and reservation is recommended at www.hutshuttle.com. The service is offered at $48/person (and has on-board wireless access).


Many hotels are possible in Corvallis & Albany (10 miles from Corvallis) at very interesting rates (many propositions on the web at various booking sites). Other housing options are possible such as: HomeAway & airbnb, etc..

Regarding proximity to the site of the MPM workshop (which is in Richardson Hall on the OSU Campus), the order for options in Corvallis are:

  1. Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis (next to campus)
  2. Harrison House Bed and Breakfast (few blocks from campus)
  3. Town House Moter Inn (downtown, longer walk)
  4. Corvallis Budget Inn (south of town, longer walk)
  5. Rodeway Inn Corvallis (downtown, longer walk)
  6. Super 8 Corvallis (downtown, longer walk)
  7. Holiday In Express (north of downtown, barely walkable)
  8. Days In Corvallis (north of downtown, barely walkable)
  9. Econo Lodge (north of town, need car)
  10. Best Western Corvallis (north of town, need car)
  11. Comfort Suites (north of town, need car)
  12. Galaxie Motor Inn (west of town in Philomath, need car)

These are listed by proximity and not by quality or any recommendation ranking.

IMPORTANT: Although we were careful to select a week with no home football game (which would have been a disaster for hotel accommodations), the week of the MPM workshop is the week before the first week of fall classes. This timing might put some pressure on room availability and you should book as soon as possible (now!). Most hotels offer free cancellation if your plans change.

Venue and Workshop Parking

Click here to see map for the workshop venue and the free parking, which is very close to the meeting room.

Corvallis Ground Transportation

  • The buses in Corvallis, or the public transit service CTS (Corvallis Transit System), are free for everyone. For information: www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=167.
  • You can try biking to the conference, many hotels in Corvallis have bike rental services.
  • If driving to the workshop, be sure to check with organizers the first day for parking arrangements (and try to car pool with other at the same hotel).

Visiting Corvallis and Oregon

Visiting Corvallis and Oregon is really worth it. Corvallis is a very charming city to visit with many parks, trails, good restaurants and many artistic activities, like the "Friday Night Live 2014" at LaSells Stewart OSU on the 26th of September 2014 and more (oregonstate.edu/lasells/events) and the 42th Corvallis Fall Festival that is held on the 27 & 28 of September 2014 (visitcorvallis.com/things-to-do-corvallis/).

Oregon is the state of berries and good wine with a multiple unique, fabulous and challenging sightseeing places: Oregon coast, Crater Lake, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, desert, volcanic mountains, etc. For more: www.discoveramerica.com/usa/states/oregon.aspx


For any questions about the meeting please contact one of the co-organizers using these email links to John Nairn or Yamina Aimene.