Hey, everyone! While XOXO 2014 passes are still rolling out to attendees, we know many of you are anxious to start booking your hotels. Fortunately, we’ve negotiated some great discounts for you around town.
We should stress, September is a very busy month for events in Portland, with a lot of other festivals going on during or around the weekend that XOXO is taking place.
While we’re holding blocks of rooms at these hotels, we expect they won’t last long, so we advise you book your accommodation immediately.
Like last year, we’re running a continuous shuttle from all the hotels below to our festival venues. The Jupiter Hotel is a short ten-minute walk from XOXO, all the other downtown hotels will take about 30 minutes by foot, which might prove a great reason to rent a bike while you’re in town.
We highly recommend that you come in on Thursday and leave no earlier than Sunday night. Preferably Monday morning.
Our opening party kicks off XOXO on Thursday night, and we run talks until Sunday 5pm, often saving our favorite speakers for last, followed by a big closing party that runs from 7pm until late.
We know some people may need to leave early, so we will shed a tear when you go.
Located four blocks from the Marriott, the Hilton also boasts close proximity to public transport, and plenty of great food and drink. Our shuttle stops at the Hilton, and runs continuously during XOXO. Discounted single or double rooms come in at $179/night, with complimentary wifi included.
Marriott City Center
Update: Sold out!
The Marriott’s “boutique” City Center location is in convenient proximity to great coffee, the downtown cart pods, and public transportation to/from the airport. Our shuttle will pick up right in front of the Marriott, and runs continuously during XOXO. Our attendee discount brings rooms down to $158/night, including complimentary wifi.
Update: Sold out!
This year, we’re happy to announce we’ve taken over the entire Jupiter Hotel, a funky restored motel in inner SE Portland, adjacent to the Doug Fir Lounge, one of Portland’s best music venues. Everyone who stays here will be attending XOXO — a first for us. An easy 12-minute walk to XOXO, this is also our most affordable hotel option, with 81 rooms between $129 - $159 per night, complimentary wifi included. The cheaper bar-side rooms can get noisy in the evenings, or you can choose one of the quieter rooms on the “Chill” side of the hotel.
Not into the hotel scene? Use Airbnb to rent a local apartment or room, a great way to experience Portland like a native. This map shows current listings close to XOXO. If it’s your first time, this link will give you a $25 discount off your first booking.