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All events will take place at the World Forestry Center’s Cheatham and Miller Halls. The World Forestry Center is located at 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo. Call 503.228.1388 for wheelchair accessibility information.

Free parking is available in the Oregon Zoo and World Forestry Center lots for all activities in Miller and Cheatham Halls; however lots can become full by mid-afternoon.

Preferred access is by the westside MAX light rail, Washington Park Station. See www.trimet.org for more details.

Link to World Forestry Center map.


A limited number of rooms are available for Festival attendees at a special discounted rate at one of Portland's finest hotels: The Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway. Call 503.790.7103 to make your reservation. In addition, a limited number of rooms are reserved at the Paramount Hotel, 808 SW Taylor. Call 503.223.9900 and ask for the Portland International Piano Festival rate. Both hotels are in the heart of the arts district and close to the MAX train which can take you directly to the festival site at the World Forestry Center. Please make reservations early!


food Receptions

Join us for receptions after the recitals, where you can meet the artists and other Festival attendees. All receptions are complimentary for all audience members.

Lunch with Ingrid, Monday July 12th

Join legendary pedagogue Ingrid Clarfield for a delicious sit-down luncheon catered by Elephants Delicatessen. Luncheon ticket not included in week or day pass and must be purchased by July 2.


Festival Lunch, Saturday July 17th

Take a break from all the festival activities and relax with your fellow piano lovers while enjoying a delectable lunch from Elephants Delicatessen. The menu includes a trio of scrumptious salads and fresh baked breads, topped off by our favorite Northwest dessert: berry cobbler. This event is not included in the cost of the Day Pass, and must be ordered separately by July 8.

Lunches & Dinners

For your convenience, sack lunches and box dinners, prepared by Elephant's Delicatessen, are provided at cost as a service to Festival attendees. Feel free to bring your meal to Cheatham Hall and enjoy films while you eat. See registration form for details. Please note that there are no restaurants on the World Forestry Center grounds, but there are a few within walking or driving distance.


There is so much to do and see in and around Portland, we encourage you to come for the week (or longer!) and explore Mt. Hood, the Columbia Gorge, the Oregon coast, the Oregon wine country, and more. Just a few of the many attractions you might want to see while you are in Oregon are :

Bonneville Dam ~ Classical Chinese Garden ~ Columbia Gorge Hotel ~ Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls ~ Japanese Gardens ~Maryhill Museum ~ Mount St. Helens ~ Mount Tabor ~ Multnomah Falls Lodge ~ The Oregon Garden ~ Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ~ Pittock Mansion ~ Portland Aerial Tram ~ Portlandia ~ St. John's Bridge ~ Timberline Lodge ~ Washington Park Rose Garden


Here are some links to help you plan your trip:

Portland day trips:


Portland Attractions Pass: http://www.travelportland.com/deals/attractions.html

Oregon attractions:


Wine country:


Oregon Coast: http://www.visittheoregoncoast.com/home.cfm?dir_cat=15377

Mt. Hood Territory:


Columbia River Gorge:



Portland International Piano Festival is generously sponsored by:omta

John Montague & Linda Hutchins
Nellie Tholen Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
Larry & Dorie Vollum

With additional support from:
Oregon Music Teacher's Association sherman
Sherman Clay/Moe’s Pianos
Classical Millennium
National Endowment for the Arts
Oregon Arts Commission
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Portland State University, Department of Music

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