Photos by Heather Andrews
Exterior Bike Racks at the Oregon Convention CenterThere are three exterior bike racks outside the Convention Center. Yes, that's right, three.
- On the Holladay Street side, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
- On the MLK side, between Pacific and Oregon
- On the MLK side, at Hoyt
If an event at the OCC attracts any sort of real crowd, you'll find bicycles locked down to just about anything permanent. So what's a conscientious bicyclist to do?
Luckily, there is also some super-secret bicycle parking.
Bicycle Parking in the OCC parking garageLike many places, there is bike parking in the OCC parking garage. The benefits are obvious: no weather, racks designed to be locked to, and umm, no weather.
If you enter on level 1 (the south entrance between MLK and 1st on Lloyd Ave) just go by the tollbooth, and there's hanging parking immediately to your right, right in sightline of the parking attendant. Just past that, on the righthand side, some more hanging parking. And by the door to the Convention Center, there are U racks on each side of the door.
On Level 2 below it, there is far less parking—just a couple of the U racks by the OCC door, and in the SW corner of the garage.