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2006 - Portland Hotel

Making a Hotel Reservation for the Conference

At the Portland Hilton, rates for Sunday and Monday evening, June 11 and 12, are $133 per room per night plus 12.5% tax (=$150) when you use the conference group code “NVS”. You can choose a king or two double beds.

There are limited rooms available on Saturday, June 10 at the $133 rate. (see below for Friday and Saturday options at the Heathman Hotel)

To reserve a room: Call 800-445-8667 (800-HILTONS) or call the Portland Hilton directly at 503-226-1611. Give the operator group code NVS.

Or you can use the Hilton web site to reserve a room:
1. Select this hotel link
2. Scroll down and select:

 Need to Book Multiple Group Reservations?
 If you have a Group Code, click here to book reservations.

3. Key in “NVS” and the dates June 11, 2006 to June 13, 2006.
4. Check the box that shows you have read the site usage agreement.
5. Select “go”
6. The next screen will be the group event record. It will show the group name as Neveh Shalom, our synagogue co-sponsor in Portland.
7. Complete the registration and payment form.

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Rooms are also available at the Heathman Hotel for Friday and Saturday. Be sure to mention the conference.