PICMET '07 Social Activities

Plenty of networking opportunities will be available during PICMET '07


  • Welcoming reception   (Sunday, August 5)
  • Dinner  (Monday, August 6)
  • Awards banquet  (Tuesday, August 7)
  • Native American Dinner  (Wednesday, August 8)
  • Optional tours  (Every day)
  • Optional site visits  (Every day)
  • Guest Program (Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9)


08:00 - 08:30 Bright Start
Hot beverages and assorted pastries prior to each morning's plenary session
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
Coffee (regular and decaffeinated) and tea
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Break
Cold beverages, coffee and tea


Native American Dinner

Salmon Feast at the Native American Center

FishThe Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center will host a salmon dinner to be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, from 19:00 - 22:00. The Center is a gathering place, a home and a learning center for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander students.

For many centuries salmon has been a major source of food, trade, culture and religion for Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Western Canada and Alaska). The trade and culture of the salmonid species range throughout the region and beyond through known trade routes all over the northwestern part of North America.

The menu for this event will feature wild salmon caught by local American Indian tribes, which will be prepared in the traditional method of the Pacific Northwest American Indians using cedar planks. The entree will be accompanied by locally grown organic vegetables and Native American fry bread.

Portland State University Native American student groups will provide a cultural education experience by performing traditional and competition style dancing and drumming.

Please join us in sharing the unique experience of celebration of the culture of North American’s original inhabitants.

(Cost:  $65 )

Native American Center at PSU

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Guest Program

There is a very attractive “Guest Program” for the spouses and guests of PICMET ’07 participants.  The guest fee ($250) includes:

  • Admission to PICMET’s evening social events (the Sunday evening icebreaker, the Monday evening reception, and the Tuesday awards banquet). 
  • Daily continental breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am on Monday through Thursday (August 6—9) in Alexander’s Lounge on the 23rd floor of the Hilton, where the view of Portland is spectacular. 
  • Three daily excursions (Monday, August 6 – Wednesday, August 8) described below.

(Please note that the value of this package is $445.)


Monday, August 6, 2007


Holly Duckworth Horning, Convention Services Manager from the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA), will give a short talk about Portland, highlighting local events and attractions.

10:00—12:00: Best of Portland Walking Tour
Walking TourThis walk features all the best that Portland has to offer, including a plethora of artwork, bridges, architecture, parks, and fountains.  You will learn the history of the fur trade, the Oregon Trail, and hear stories about early Portland as we stroll around downtown, the Cultural district, and Historic Yamhill.
While we walk along the riverfront, your guide will easily show you why Portland is known worldwide as Bridgetown.
This tour also features the stop that everyone loves—the world’s smallest city park.  Other sites along the way include:

  • Bronze drinking fountains from 1912
  • Two weather machines
  • Over 30 public art pieces (including Portlandia)
  • A controversial marble statue with a unique nickname
  • The 1985 City Hall building
  • A fountain that changes every 15 minutes
  • A park that was for women only
  • A free electric car charging station
  • And a lot more!

(Tour fee included in PICMET Guest Registration)
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
10:00—12:30: Portland Art Museum
The first stop will be the Portland Art Museum, located just a few blocks from the Hilton. 
The first hour will focus on the museum’s current exhibit, “Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art, Treasures from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.” An audio tour will be provided.
This must-see exhibition, the ultimate collection of 17th-century Dutch masterpieces, makes its only West Coast appearance at the Portland Art Museum. During a major restoration and renovation project, the Netherlands' famed Rijksmuseum shares with American audiences 90 works of art. It is the first and only time that such a number of masterpieces for the core collection of the Netherland’s national museum of art and history will travel abroad.
Beyond the 6 paintings and 8 master prints by the genius of the age Rembrandt van Rijn, a legion of great painters, including Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gerrit Berckheyde, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Meindert Hobbema, among others, are represented in the exhibition, and complemented by a selection of ceramic, glass, and silver showpieces.
After a short break, a guided tour will be given of the Museum's collection of Native American art, which is housed in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art. The collection, remarkable for both its depth and diversity, consists of more than 5,000 prehistoric and historic objects created by more than 200 cultural groups from throughout North America, as well as outstanding works by Native American masters such as Allan Houser, Charles Edenshaw and Maria Martinez in addition to regional contemporary artists such as Lillian Pitt, Joe Feddersen, Pat Courtney Gold, Rick Bartow, and James Lavadour.
The Center is located on the second and third floors of the Hoffman Wing in the Museum's Belluschi Building; each gallery is devoted to the art from a specific cultural region. On the second floor are galleries which focus on the Museum's world renowned collection of Northwest Coast art as well as galleries dedicated to the Arctic, Plains, Woodlands, Southwest and California regions. Also located on the second floor is the Phil and Sue Bogue Gallery dedicated to the display of the Museum's excellent collection of Pre-Columbian art from Meso and South America. Two additional galleries, featuring work from our own region, Western Oregon and the Columbia Plateau, are located on the third floor.
12:45—14:00: Lunch at South Park Restaurant
The final stop will be the restaurant Southpark. Located in the heart of Portland's Cultural District in the South Park Blocks, Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar draws upon the freshest northwest seafood and produce and the finest imported specialty foods to create dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.
(Art Museum entry fee and lunch are included in PICMET Guest Registration)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

10:00—12:30: Washington Park International Rose Test Garden and Japanese Garden
Rose GardenA trip to Portland, the City of Roses, would not be complete without visits to the Portland International Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden, both located in Washington Park.  Guests will board MAX (Portland’s light rail) for a short ride to Portland’s West Hills for a wander through one of the most visited and cherished locations in the city. 

The Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.  Although July is not the peak time for roses, there will be some varieties in bloom, the grounds (just over 5 acres) are gorgeous, and the incredible view of the city from the park makes this trip worth doing. Portland's internationally recognized Japanese Garden, open since 1967, represents a melding of Japanese traditional garden forms with American hurry.

13:00—14:00: Portland Farmer’s Market
The second stop for this excursion will be the Portland Farmers Market, where you can purchase locally grown produce and other items being sold by vendors.  Each week the market boasts organically grown produce, fresh-baked breads, seafood and seasonal flowers.  All products offered for sale at the market must be grown, raised, produced, or gathered by the vendor in Oregon or Washington.
(Light rail ticket and Garden entry fee included in PICMET Guest Registration)


Phone: 1-503-725-3525
Fax: 1-503-725-4667
E-mail: info@picmet.org
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