Travel and Lodging

August is a fantastic time to visit the Pacific Northwest. Portland in August is a gorgeous city with plenty of greenery and a lack of humidity that will keep you comfortable. There is plenty of lodging around the city and we're hoping to contract with a conference hotel so stay tuned!

Join us at Portland State University this summer for a warm, community and free software filled gathering.

Here are some options for lodging in the area

The Hoxton, Portland
Just a 1 mile walk or a short trip on the MAX Yellow or Green line, the Hoxton is offering FOSSY attendees 20% off the room rate and waiving the destination fee. They're also extending this offer from July 29 – August 7, 2024, in case you're in town early or want to stay a few extra days.
Use the code FOSSY to take advantage of this discount

University Place Hotel
Owned and operated by Portland State University, University Place Hotel has a rate of only $101 (plus tax) per night for attendees of FOSSY. However, this rate is only good until July 12, after which the prices will be at the best available rate. To reserve a room at University Place, call 503-221-0140 and request the "Fossy" block.

The Hotel Zags
Hotel Zags is only a few short blocks from the Smith Memorial Building and is offering a rate of $109 for a King room. This rate is only available until July 12th. Click this for the discount rate: Fossy Conference Booking Link, and if you are arriving early or staying a few extra days, you can reach out to the Group Sales Manager at

Northwest Portland Hostel
A little further away but the most budget friendly option is the Northwest Portland Hostel. Use code SFC24 for 10% a dorm bed in a shared room. (Private rooms with shared bath also available.)