Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages

16-17 March 2019

Orient yourself

Reed College is located in SE Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, five miles from the city center and 12 miles from Portland International Airport.

Portland streets are divided east and west by the Willamette River, and north and south by Burnside Street. Central southwest city blocks are referred to as the downtown area.

Directions, Taxis, Car rental agencies

Oregon Tourism Commission


The conference will be held on the Reed College campus in the Performing Arts Building (#21 on the campus map). All events will take place in the PAB. The closest parking lot is the West Lot. See the FAQ for more information.


Please note that we have not entered into any agreements with particular hotels for this conference, and we encourage FASAL attendees to make arrangements that will work best for them.

The following accommodations offer discounts to the Reed community; to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made directly with the hotels at the phone numbers listed below, rather than through travel vendors, services, agencies or Reed affiliates.

SE Portland (10-20 min to Reed)

H.I. Portland Hawthorne Hostel

3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Reservations: 503/236-3380 or 866/447-3031
Member rates: $27-$38 dorm room; $68-$75 private room depending on season; non H.I members add $3 per adult.  *No discounts other than hostel member discount apply.
Tax: 13.3%

One of Portland's most popular neighborhoods, the Hawthorne District, is known for quaint eateries, coffeehouses, and shops. The hostel, located in the midst of the district, is five minutes to Reed College by car; Tri Met Bus #75 is also a quick and direct ride.

Evermore Guesthouse

3860 SE Clinton Street
Reservations: 503/206-6509 or 877/600-6509
Reed rate: 10% discount off listed prices
Tax: 13.3%

The Evermore is a beautiful & historic 1909 Arts & Crafts Inn, located a short walk to a nationally acclaimed restaurant scene in the Division / Clinton Neighborhood. The guest rooms and bathrooms have all been extensively restored, keeping the best of Old Portland warmth while incorporating modern conveniences such as fast wi-fi, luxurious beds, ample water pressure and endless hot water. Private off-street parking is included, as well as a continental breakfast, guest computer and use of the kitchen. Friendly staff are available to help or just chat, yet you will feel like it is your space while here, an optimal balance of hospitality and privacy.

Bluebird Guesthouse

3517 SE Division Street
Reservations: 503/238-4333 or 866-717-4333
Reed rate : 10% discount off listed rates
Tax: 13.3%

A sister inn to the Evermore, the Bluebird intelligently combines Old Portland warmth with modern amenities to create a true Portland experience in a classic 1910 Arts & Crafts house. Forget any antiquated notions of over-bearing hosts, though, while friendly staff are available for any requests and to chat you will feel like it is your space- an optimal balance of hospitality and privacy. Well reviewed, affordable, and steps to the amazing Division / Clinton restaurant scene. Modern amenities include fast wi-fi, guest computer, luxury beds, continental breakfast and use of the kitchen.

Downtown/SW Portland (15-25 min to Reed)

Benson Hotel

309 SW Broadway
Reservations: 503/295-4120 or 800/523-6766
Reed’s rate code: Reed College
Reed rate: $174 deluxe king/double; $224 Jr. suite year round
Tax: 15.3%

The Benson Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Portland landmark and a timeless tribute to its founder and designer, Simon Benson. Carefully nurtured for more than a century, the stately hotel retains the opulence for which it is world-famous. Enter the elegant lobby and find Paonazzo marble, Circassian walnut, and ornate, soaring ceilings illuminated with Austrian crystal chandeliers. The Benson features 287 guest rooms, and suites. The hotel’s superb location puts you within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square and downtown. Enjoy Les Clef d’Or concierge service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, complimentary 24-hour fitness facility, morning coffee and choice of newspapers in the lobby and two restaurants with private dining rooms. On-site parking is $40 nightly.

Heathman Hotel

1001 SW Broadway
Reservations: 503/241-4100 
Reed’s rate code: RCR
Reed rate: $179 king, $229 suites valid Jan.-May, and Nov.-December
$185 king, $249 suites valid June-October
Tax: 15.3%

In the heart of downtown Portland near shopping, restaurants, and art venues, the Heathman Hotel was listed as Travel & Leisure magazine's "Top 500 Hotels in the World" and Condé Nast Traveler's "Gold List, World's Best Places to Stay." The hotel features a curated mezzanine gallery, original art in each guest room, custom linens and much more. Services and amenities include cutting-edge Personal Concierge Concept; complimentary high-speed internet; in-room French press coffee and tea; fitness center; morning newspaper and wine hour Monday–Thursday in their mezzanine library from 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Additionally the hotel offers a restaurant, 24 hour room service, and a historic tea court with seasonal afternoon tea and jazz performances Wednesday–Saturday. Onsite parking is $44 nightly.

Mark Spencer Hotel/Washington Plaza Annex

409 SW 11th Avenue
Reservations: 503/224-3293
Reed’s rate code: REED/REED
Reed Rate: $159 Standard rooms, $189 executive suites valid Jan.-May and Nov.-December
$199 standard, $229 executive suites valid June-October

Washington Plaza Annex studios: $119, year-round
Washington Plaza Annex One bedrooms: $129, year-round
Tax: 15.3%

The Mark Spencer Hotel, built in 1907, adds a piece of history to Portland’s newest neighborhood, the West End District. This family-owned hotel is steps away from Powell’s Books, renowned restaurants and retailers, and the MAX and Streetcar lines. Newly renovated guest rooms include a combination of contemporary design and historic architecture. Beautifully appointed kitchens are available in select rooms. Hotel guests receive personalized service at this one of a kind boutique hotel. Daily continental breakfast, afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies, evening local wine and cheese tasting and complimentary wireless internet is just the beginning. Come stay with us and see what it’s like to “Stay like a Local”. On-site parking is $25 nightly, half price for Hybrids.

Washington Plaza Annex is the perfect option for budget conscious travelers. Located just around the corner from the Mark Spencer Hotel with a private entrance located between 11th and 12th on Washington Street, this satellite property offers spacious Studio and One Bedroom units with full kitchens and private baths. Guests of Washington Plaza receive full amenities that the main hotel offers, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening wine tasting. Rates for extended stays are offered.

Paramount Hotel

808 SW Taylor
Reservations: 503/223-9900
Reed’s rate code: Reed College
Reed rate: $159 deluxe room, $174 executive suite valid Jan.- May and Sept.- December
$189 deluxe and $204 executive guestrooms valid June -August.
Tax: 15.3%

Overlooking Director Park, The Paramount Hotel is located amidst the beautiful Park Blocks in the heart of downtown Portland. This boutique hotel offers modern amenities, stellar views of the hills and surrounding cityscape, and is within walking distance of theaters, museums, shopping, and many of Portland’s finest restaurants. Accessible by light rail, streetcar, or car, The Paramount features complimentary wireless internet access, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, and concierge services. All guest rooms are large and spacious, feature plush pillow-top beds, personal refrigerators, large work desks and expansive granite bathroom counters. Standard amenities include 37-inch flat screen LCD TV's, in-room movies, one touch coffeemakers with Starbucks Coffee & Tazo Tea, hairdryers, irons, weekday newspaper delivery. On-site parking is $39 nightly.

River's Edge Hotel & Spa

0455 SW Hamilton Court
Reservations: 503/802-5800 or 888/556-4402
Reed rate: $165 urban/river king valid January-June and Oct.-December
 $181 urban/river king valid July-September
Tax: 15.3%

Nestled on the edge of the South Waterfront District on the Willamette, the River's Edge Hotel and Spa offer a boutique hotel experience at family friendly rates. Newly renovated with a Scandinavian chic vibe, the hotel is within minutes to Reed College and the downtown area. Pamper yourself or burn away the day’s stress at the 13,000 square foot exclusive on-site Spa and full service Fitness Center or take a walk along the 2.5 mile trail outside our front door. Enjoy riverside dining at Rosswood restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour as well as Sunday brunch. River’s Edge Hotel & Spa also offers courtesy transportation within 3 miles of the hotel on the west side of the river, 24 hour room service and complimentary wireless internet. AAA 4 Diamond rating. On-site parking is $30 nightly.