The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission would like to welcome the NARBA / NASGA Conference to Portland! We hope you enjoy our wonderful state and get a chance to visit with some of our Oregon berry growers and processors.
We look forward to a great conference & 2013 berry season!
The North American Berry Conference is a joint conference of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) and the North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA). We are joined as well on January 29 by the Oregon Blueberry Conference. The Berry Conference starts with a reception on Sunday, January 27, followed by a day-long tour on Monday, January 28, and two days of educational sessions and networking on January 29 and 30.
Location & Travel: Portland is a lively city surrounded by one of the nation’s leading berry production areas for blackberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and strawberries. Our host hotel is the Doubletree Hilton Portland in downtown Portland. Parking is free for conference registrants. Portland International Airport is about nine miles from the hotel. Besides taxi, shuttles, or rental car, an easy way to get to the hotel is by the Max Line light rail. It takes 35-40 minutes, with one transfer, at a cost of only $2.50.
To make hotel reservations: Call the Doubletree Hilton Portland at 503-281-6111 or 800-996-0510. There are also a number of reasonably priced hotels nearby.
Conference Registration: REGISTER ONLINE or mail/fax in the printable registration form. Registration fees are higher for registrations received after January 20. Registration fees are lower for members of NARBA or NASGA. If you are not already a member, consider joining as you register for the conference (see form). Registration for the tour is limited and on a first-come basis.