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2019 OLA–WLA Local Information

Visit Vancouver has created a destination microsite for the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference. The microsite functions as a one-stop place for conference attendees to find all the details they need about meeting in Vancouver, including dining, activities, maps, and upcoming events.

Find information about traveling, parking, celebrating Passover, our complimentary conference shuttle, and the Show Your Badge discount on this page. 

Conference Shuttle

Our complimentary conference shuttle, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage Company, will run between the Hilton, Heathman Lodge, and Comfort Inn & Suites during the designated times below. Shuttle schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, April 18
7:0010:00 am
4:007:00 pm
Friday, April 19
7:0010:00 am
5:00–11:00 pm
Saturday, April 20
7:00–10:00 am
3:00–6:00 pm

Arriving at the Hilton

The Hilton Vancouver is at 301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660. You will need to check in at the Registration Desk outside of Heritage Ballroom (see map) to pick up your name badge, program, and other registration materials. Your name badge is required to attend all conference events.

Conference Registration Desk Hours:

Wednesday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am–4:45 pm
Friday: 7:30 am–4:45 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am–12:00 pm

Celebrating Passover in Vancouver

Chabad Jewish Center
9604 NE 126th Ave, Ste 2340
Vancouver, Washington 98682

Chabad of Northeast Portland
2858 NE Sandy Blvd 
Portland, OR 97232 


Parking in Vancouver

Overnight guests at the Hilton Vancouver
Parking is located in our underground garage at Columbia between 5th and 6th on the east side of the hotel. Self-Parking is $20.00 per day and Valet $25.00 per day. Overnight guests will need to check into hotel first to receive a key to access the hotel’s parking garage. Overnight guests may use the short term parking in front of the hotel when checking in.

Overnight guests at the Heathman Lodge
The Heathman Lodge features complimentary onsite parking. Street side parking is available at no cost. A complimentary shuttle, sponsored by Gale, will run between the Heathman, Comfort Inn & Suites, and Hilton at designated times.

Guests at the Comfort Inn & Suites
Overnight guests at the Comfort Inn & Suites receive complimentary parking. A complimentary shuttle, sponsored by Gale, will run between the Heathman, Comfort Inn & Suites, and Hilton at designated times.

Day guests at the Hilton Vancouver
Vancouver Center Building has a “Park & Go” garage located at 6th Street between Columbia and Washington Streets. Fees are $1.25 an hour. Parking is similar to downtown Portland’s Pay & Display parking. Pay at the meter for the amount of time needed and simply attach the receipt to the driver’s side window. Find more information about hours of operation, rates, and payment options here.

Street Parking
Metered parking is available on the blocks surrounding the hotel. Maximum time limits range from 1 hour to 10 hours, depending on the location. Evenings and Weekends are free.

Disabled Parking
Vehicles with a valid and properly displayed disabled parking placard or special plate may be parked on the street, for free, in any parking space that is time restricted (including metered parking). The amount of time a vehicle with a valid and properly displayed disabled parking placard or special plate may park on the street at a time restricted parking space may be limited to no less than four hours, if signed with a disabled parking time limit, otherwise there is not a time limit.

All rates subject to change.


Show Your Badge Discount

These businesses have created offers especially for 2019 OLA-WLA Conference attendees! Simply show your name badge when you visit any of the participating businesses below to redeem your offer.

Thank you to Visit Vancouver for arranging these conference discounts.

Traveling to Hilton Vancouver

Travelling South on I-5

  • Take Interstate 5 into Vancouver, Washington.
  • Take the City Center exit (#1C)
  • Turn right onto Mill Plain Blvd. (becomes 15th street).
  • Turn left onto Columbia Street.
  • Hotel is on the SW corner of 6th and Columbia.

Travelling North on I-5

  • Take Interstate 5 through Portland and over the Interstate Bridge into Washington.
  • Take the second exit (#1B) after the bridge, following the City Center signs.
  • Turn left, following the signs to 6th Street.
  • Hotel is on the SW corner of 6th and Columbia.

From PDX

  • Take I-205 North over Glen Jackson bridge into Washington
  • Take the first exit onto Hwy. 14 W. towards Vancouver
  • Stay on Hwy. 14 approx. 7 mi., follow signs into City Center
  • Going left, follow signs to 6th St.
  • The hotel is on the corner of 6th and Columbia.

From Heathman Lodge

  • Get on WA-500 W from NE Parkway Dr
  • Continue on WA-500 W to WA-501/E 15th St/Mill Plain Blvd. Take exit 1C from I-5 S
  • Continue on WA-501/E 15th St/Mill Plain Blvd. Take Columbia St to W 6th St

From Comfort Inn and Suites

  • Head west toward D St
  • Turn left onto D St
  • Turn right onto E 12th St
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto C St
  • Turn right onto E Evergreen Blvd
  • Turn left onto Esther St
  • At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto W 6th St