The Viridis Genii Symposium will be held at the Still Meadow Retreat Center located in Damascus, Oregon, only a half hour from both downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport.
The Still Meadow Retreat Center is set on 60 acres of forest and meadow with a year-round running creek, hiking trails and sauna. This lush setting provides a nurturing environment that inspires a deepening of experience.
Onsite Lodging Options
There are multiple dwellings on-site that each have their own unique characteristics. Information for each dwelling option can be found on the on site lodging registration form.
**Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available to be booked for the entire 3-day stay (check in Friday and Check out Monday morning).
You must coordinate your own room-shares for shared double rooms. One party must pay the entire fee with their registration and supply the name of the person they will be sharing with. The non-paying person must specify who the paying-party is for their room.
There are three types of rooms available:
PRIVATE ROOMS are $90 per night, making the total $270 for the entire stay. They contain one bed and may be shared with a partner/ spouse for no additional charge.
SHARED DOUBLE ROOMS are $55 per night, per person, making the total $330 total ($165 per person) for the entire stay. If you are booking a double room, one person will be responsible for paying for both parties.
DORMS are $35 per night, per person, making the total $105 for the entire stay. You may request to stay in the same dorm as someone you know, but we are unable to make any guarantees your request will be fulfilled. We will also do our best to ensure dorms are gender specific. This however will be based upon what bookings we receive.
A 7% Oregon state lodging tax will be added to to all single, shared, and dorm room pricing.
CAMPSITES: A limited number of campsites are available for $20 per night, $60 total per site. Please note, campsites at Still Meadow are basically a spot for you to place your tent and sleep. No fires are allowed or outdoor cooking/flame. If you wish to campout with those type of amenities, we suggest staying at Barton Park Campground.
Click here to book a room onsite.
There is also a lovely nearby campground and hotel should you desire to stay offsite:
BARTON PARK CAMPGROUND is a beautiful location and has camping sites available. It is approximately 10 minutes from the Still Meadow Retreat Center.
THE COMFORT SUITES HOTEL is located off Interstate 205. The exit participants would need to take to travel to Still Meadow Retreat Center and is approximately 15 minutes from the hotel. Still Meadow has a corporate rate arranged with them, so be sure to mention “Still Meadow Corporate Rate” when making reservations. Phone: (503) 723-3450). Double Queen (2 queen beds) Rooms are $85 per night and Single King rooms are $75/night.
From I-205, take exit 12 to Clackamas/Estacada heading east on Hwy 212/224. Travel 3.1 miles to the “Y” of Hwy 212/224 and at the stop light, bear right onto Hwy 224. In one mile you will pass through Carver where the road curves to the left. Travel about 2 more miles and turn left onto Marna Road. Follow Marna Road about 1/4 mile to the top of the hill. Just past the cedar home on the left, watch for the Still Meadow sign marking the gravel driveway. Follow the driveway to parking area.
Our local airport is Portland International or PDX
If driving from the airport: Head SW on NE Airport way. Make a slight right onto I-205 South. Travel just shy of 12 miles until you reach exit 12A. You will merge onto OR-212 E/OR 224 E. Travel 3.5 miles to the “Y” of Hwy 212/224 and at the stop light, bear right onto Hwy 224. In one mile you will pass through Carver where the road curves to the left. Travel about 2 more miles and turn left onto Marna Road. Follow Marna Road about 1/4 mile to the top of the hill. Just past the cedar home on the left, watch for the Still Meadow sign marking the gravel driveway. Follow the driveway to parking area
There are two forms of public transportation. There is our lightrail system called the MAX and the Trimet bus system. The easiest way for you to plan your transportation to the retreat center is to visit the following link http://ride.trimet.org/#/ in the “from” box enter in PDX in the “to” box enter our address 16561 SE Marna Rd Damascus, Or 97089. From here choose the route that best fits your needs.
If you are coming into the Portland International Airport and need transportation, here are some recommendations:
Lisa Strasburg with Northwest Concierge Service
Her prices from the airport: $45 for 1 person. 2 people, $25 each. 3 people $20 each. 4 or more, $17 each (prices do not include gratuity)
In addition to airport shuttle service Lisa also provides personalized area tours and excursions.
We have also received good feedback on Sunrise PDX Shuttle Service. Their cost is $55 for the first passenger and an extra $5 for each additional passenger. 503.756.6702 www.sunrisepdx.com