NATC heads to Portland!
The 2019 North American Taiko Conference is being hosted by the Taiko Community of Portland.
Portland is a destination city with numerous parks, rivers, and easy access to the Cascade mountain range and the Oregon coast. The rain in Portland falls for much of the winter, resulting in verdant and generally mild summers. The city is known for its coffee, wine, craft beer, farm-to-table restaurants, and robust food cart scene, and offers a wide variety of tax-free shopping experiences from boutique shops and major chains to Powell’s Books and CD/record stores. The public transportation system (Tri-Met) encompasses a streetcar, busses, and a light rail connecting the outer suburbs and the Portland International Airport (PDX) to downtown. In addition, Portland boasts a vast network of dedicated bike lanes and a public bike-sharing program.
Portland State University
Portland State University (PSU) is located on the southern end of downtown Portland along twelve South Park blocks. There are many amenities within a short walking distance including restaurants and food carts, grocery stores, Saturday farmers market, churches, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Portland’s “5” Center for the Arts, and parking lots.