The Benson Hotel

The Benson Hotel, in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, provides travelers a truly unique experience among even the most distinct Portland hotels. Since opening in 1913, The Benson Hotel has graciously welcomed celebrities, CEOs and every seated U.S. president since William H. Taft. Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the city’s most treasured historic landmarks.

The superb location puts you within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown. Famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, and performing arts are just steps away.

While retaining their luxurious Continental feel, rooms were refreshed in 2017 to capture the perfect blend of aesthetics and comfort.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Room Reservations

Book your room online or call the Benson Portland at (503) 228-2000. Be sure to mention CU Conferences to receive rates starting at $249.

The $25 amenity fee is waived when you book your room through CU Conferences' room block.

Rates are based on availability. If you are unable to book a room, call CU Conferences at 888-465-6010 for assistance.


The weather in Portland during the month of June is generally warm. The average temperature reaches a high in the mid-70s during the day and mid-50s in the evenings.

Airport and Ground Transportation**

Portland International Airport (PDX) is approximately 20 minutes from the Benson Hotel.

  • Portland's MAX light rail train is located just 3 short blocks from the hotel with passes starting at $2.50. Pick up the MAX outside of baggage claim, sit back, relax and ride into the heart of Portland.
  • Taxi fare from airport to the Benson Hotel is approximately $50.
  • Valet parking for a charge of $42.00 per night for overnight hotel guests

**All rates listed are subject to change and are estimates. Please check rates prior to departure.

The Benson Hotel Experience

Historic Hotel

You're going to love the beauty and charm of the Benson Hotel.

Charm & Sophistication

Enjoy the beauty of the lobby and network with fellow participants


Relax in the restaurant/lounge.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon has plenty to do for you and your guest. We have a few ideas...

The Pearl District

Easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best-known chefs and restaurants, world-class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques. Located in the heart of downtown, businesses ranging from finance and real estate to renowned advertising agencies and software firms can be found here, nestled among family-friendly parks that attract visitors and locals, many of whom call the neighborhood’s iconic residential buildings home. Formerly a neglected corridor of abandoned warehouses and railways, the Pearl District has earned a worldwide reputation for urban renaissance.


Tasty n Adler

Tasty n Alder, a John Gorham restaurant in Downtown Portland, Oregon, is a modern steakhouse featuring a fun, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins. The dinner menu is rooted in the traditional steakhouse concept featuring meats, seafood and salad served in a festive, energetic environment that encourages shared plates.


Washington Park

Washington Park is one of the oldest parks in Portland. Each of the park’s attractions has its own unique history:

Today, Washington Park has over 15 miles of trails, some of which are part of the 40-Mile Loop connecting Washington Park with Pittock Mansion, Forest Park to the north, and Council Crest to the south. Washington Park covers over 410 acres.