The second annual Tiny House Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon on April 18th & 19th 2015. We’ll be conveniently located at the Holiday Inn near the Portland Airport – 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220.

Coming from far away?  How to get here from the airport

Need a place to stay?  We’ll be listing Hotels and Hostels

Hungry for tiny houses and great food?  Learn about Portland’s best bites!

Strapped for cash?  Learn 5 ways you can still attend and save money!

Getting there

Portland is an amazingly walkable city, it’s bike friendly and has great public transportation. The Holiday Inn that we are holding the event at has free shuttles to the airport for people staying there.  Those driving to the conference can park at the hotel for free.

Those staying at the Holiday Inn, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220, which is also the location of the conference, will most likely not need a car to get around. Those staying at one of the hostels may want the convenience of a car, but it isn’t necessary.

For those taking public transportation, the closest bus stop is on the #72 bus line.  From there it’s a 15 minute walk to the hotel.

Where To Stay

Holiday Inn Portland-Airport – This is the location of conference (Attendee rate coming soon – about $100/night)
8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 256-5000

Use this link for group rate: Click here

Northwest Portland Hostel – about $25/night
425 NW 18th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 241-2783

Portland Hawthorne Hostel – about $25/night
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-236-3380

Great Bites

Mother’s Bistro
212 SW Stark St Portland, OR 97204

Tasty n’ Sons
3808 N Williams Ave Portland, OR 97227

Pok Pok
3226 SE Division St Portland, OR 97202

Alder Street Food Pod – Food Trucks
S.W. 10th Ave. & Alder St., Portland, OR 97205

Fifth Ave Food Pod – Food Trucks
S.W. Fifth Ave. & Oak St. , Portland, OR 97204

5 ways to attend and save money:

  1. If you are not able to afford a ticket, try applying for one of our 15 “pay what you can” tickets and volunteer in lieu of payment  details here
  2. Bring a tiny house! Have a tiny house? You can get a free ticket if you’re house is accepted, details here
  3. Hitch a ride, make new friends. We will make a post on our blog that will allow people to engage in discussion to help you find people to share the ride with and save on gas money
  4. Stay at a Hostel, camp or couch surf instead of staying in a hotel.
  5. Bring your own food. There is a grocery store not too far from the event, please do note, you are not able to bring in meals into the actual event location, but you can eat outside.  The local hostels have kitchens that you can use.

The Fine Print

Our full legal page including refund policies, waivers, etc can be found at www.tinyhouseconference.com/legal Purchasing tickets signifies you have read and agree to those terms and conditions.  If you have questions or concerns they need to be made before purchase.


Other Things You Should Know

Be nice – Above all else please be respectful, courteous and patient with others at the event and the organizers. We are doing the best to provide you with a great event, meet some amazing people, and see some tiny houses! If there is a concern please let us know in a way that is productive so we can resolve it quickly.

Participate – We can get amazing speakers, great tiny houses and the perfect event, but you all bring the most important part: participation. In the sessions feel free to ask questions, listen to others and connect with the people you meet. Be sure to let other’s get their questions answered, their views heard and keep it fun.

Weather – The event will happen rain or shine, please be prepared for what mother nature throws at us.

Parking – We have a good number of spaces but we encourage you to carpool. Parking may be at a fee, which you’re responsible for.

Pets – Because of the number of people we are expecting we are unable to allow any pets into the event. The only exception to this is active service animals with proper documentation, service animals in training will not be permitted. Pet owners are not allowed to keep their animals at their campsites, in the car, or tied up during the day outside the event.

Accessibility – We will make all attempts to ensure those who need special accommodations are accommodated. There are some unique challenges that come with tiny houses, please contact us directly well in advance to see what we can do.  email us at ryan@thetinylife.com

Age of attendees – We will allow children children under the age of 18, as young as 15 if accompanied by an adult, each will have to purchase a ticket and we do not offer children ticket rates. For those with younger children or infants we are unable to have them in attendance because it could impact the experience of our other attendees. We understand this is an imposition, but we want to ensure a great experience for all.

Consent of photographic Images and Recordings – By purchasing your tickets you give us full permission to take photos/videos for use as we see fit without compensation. Full Details

Ticket Sales – We are only able to process tickets online at this point, thus we are unable to accept cash or check. We will not be selling tickets the day of the event. Registration closes 1 week prior to event, but please note: we have sold out in all previous years and often several weeks prior.  We do have a limited number of tickets and once they are gone, we do not have any more capacity, so don’t wait to purchase tickets, secure your spot today!  Also note that we schedule sessions when you regist, the earlier you register, the more choices you have.  People who wait till the end, may not have the ability to choose sessions if the other options are already filled.  See our refund policy here

Alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc – We do not permit drinking or drug use on the premises at any time. People caught drinking or using drugs will be escorted from the event and no refunds will be issued. Cigarette smoking is only allowed in designated areas and must be at least 50 feet from any structure or tents. Please be sure to dispose of your butts in the proper manner, not on the ground.