Excitement is in the air as many NOMA members are getting ready to attend
NOMA Portland '23: Building Bridges Towards Just and Joyful Futures.

To help prepare for the conference, we’re sharing the below tips to make your experience that much more enjoyable. 

Stay Connected

Keep everything Conference at your fingertips. Search for sessions, review speaker bios, and look at Expo. Access the mobile app by scanning the QR code and searching for NOMA 2023.

Hotel Accommodations

If you reserved a room at the Hilton Portland Downtown, the Duniway or the Heathman, you should have received an email confirmation directly from the hotel. If you did not receive a confirmation, please contact them to confirm your room. 

Should you need to make any changes, please contact the hotel directly.

If you need to cancel your room please do so 72 hours prior to your arrival, otherwise the hotel will charge one nights room/tax to your credit card on file. 

If you have not reserved your hotel room yet, the Heathman Hotel (503-241-4100) still has rooms available. Please contact them directly. 

Hotel Parking

Hilton Portland Downtown (EV Charging available)

Valet Parking Only: $55.00 


The Duniway (EV Charging Available)

Self Parking: $33.00 per day (In/Out Access Available)

Valet Parking: $55.00


  • Closed Captioning in Livestream Room (Atrium Ballroom), General Session, Keynotes (Grand Ballroom), and Award Banquet (Oregon Convention Center)
  • Reserved space for Wheelchair accessibility
  • Reserved seats for Hearing/Sight Impaired for General Sessions and Breakout Sessions
  • All Virtual attendees will have access to Closed Captioning
  • Lactation Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Gender Neutral Restrooms for all venues
  • A dedicated Onsite Accessibility Lead from our Team has been identified to be available for all questions (please click the "Contact Us" icon at the bottom right of this screen)

Safety First

Please be aware of your surroundings and do not walk alone. 

Virtual Conference

If you are participating in the virtual conference, an email will be sent the day prior to the conference to give you access to the Event Hub. 

Hotel Restaurant, Bar, Coffee Shop Hours

Restaurant Name Property Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9-Oct 10-Oct 11-Oct 12-Oct 13-Oct 14-Oct
Mayrose Coffee Bar The Duniway 6:30am-11:30am 6:30am-11:30am 6:30am-11:30am 6:30am-11:30am 6:30am-11:30am 6:30am-11:30am
Mayrose Breakfast The Duniway 6:30am-10:30am 6:30am-10:30am 6:30am-10:30am 6:30am-10:30am 6:30am-10:30am 7:00am-11:00am
Mayrose Dinner The Duniway Lounge Menu 5:00pm-10:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm
Mayrose Bar The Duniway 4:30pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm
Hop City Market Hilton Portland 6:00am-8:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm
Hop City Breakfast Hilton Portland 7:00am-11:00am 7:00am-11:00am 7:00am-11:00am 7:00am-11:00am 7:00am-11:00am 7:00am-11:00am
Hop City Lunch Hilton Portland 12:00pm-2:30pm 12:00pm-2:30pm 12:00pm-2:30pm 12:00pm-2:30pm 12:00pm-2:30pm 12:00pm-2:30pm
Hop City Dinner Hilton Portland 4:00pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:00pm 4:00pm-11:00pm
Hop City Bar Hilton Portland 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm 4:00pm-11:30pm

Nearby Restaurants

Portland Art Museum

The museum is pleased to be able to offer $5 admission to all conference attendees, October 11 - 14th.  Please present your conference badge upon entry to the museum.

What to Pack

Make sure you pack accordingly to enjoy the line-up of social activities including:

  • Umbrella
  • Pack light layers / Raincoat or poncho
  • Walking / running / hiking shoes
  • Business cards for networking
  • Sunscreen / bug spray
  • Phone chargers
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Basketball shoes - if playing in Sunday’s game
  • Athletic wear - for hike, pilates, and the walk or jog
  • **For those attending the Nike Tour - must wear Nike or unbranded shoes and apparel


Conference Attire: Business Casual

Wednesday: Legacy Project - Wear comfortable shoes and clothes to get messy in (must be preregistered)
Thursday: Host Chapter Party - Night Market at Redd on Salmon - Business Casual
Friday: Awards Banquet - Formal attire at the Oregon Convention Center
Saturday: Bros Arts Ball- Sneaker Ball at Leftbank Annex, cocktail attire with your favorite kicks
Sunday: Hike - athletic wear and hiking boots; Basketball game - Casual / athletic 

Review Your Conference Schedule

Review your schedule to make certain you’ve registered for events such as the Awards Banquet. Conference registration does not automatically include your seat at the evening events. 

Click below to modify your registration to reserve your seat. If you did NOT select that you will be attending the Host Chapter Party, Awards Banquet, or Bro's Art Ball, we are not holding a place for you and you will not be able to gain entry. There is limited space available. Please double-check your schedules as we will NOT be able to let you in onsite.

View or modify an existing registration



We are so excited you will be in attendance. Please be sure to carry a valid ID as you will be carded at the evening events. 

Please be safe. Walk in pairs and be aware of your surroundings.

Check In / Badge Retrieval

The Hilton Portland Downtown is the headquarter hotel and all sessions will be held there.

Upon arriving at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel, head to Registration located downstairs in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Onsite registrations will not be accepted due to space capacities. It will be an easy process to check-in. Simply use the tablet to search for your name and your name badge will be printed on demand.

Access to Events: 
Keep your name badge with you at all times to avoid delay or restricted access to the events. You will need your name badge in order to enter sessions and evening events.

Things to Remember

Bring your watch:  With a sold-out conference, we’ll be starting all events on time to stay on schedule. Make sure to arrive early to events and seminars to allow time for check-in.

Ready to go:  Shuttles will be available for evening events and most tours. Shuttle buses will leave from the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown.  Please be on time… we don’t want to leave without you.

It’s time to network:  Remember to bring extra business cards and your resume.

Special Offer

NIKE is welcoming NOMA attendees to shop at the Nike Company Store, October 7 - 15th. 

40% off most merchandise (Select merchandise may be available to employees only).

They kindly ask you to refrain from wearing any competitor brands in the store. 

Please provide your conference badge and your physical government-issued ID at check-in. 

More information is provided on this invitation.

Code of Conduct

All attendees are required to adhere to the NOMA Conference (Event) Attendance Guidelines. You will be required to acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Code of Conduct upon check-in.