Logistics - NWNPC 2016 - Food as Medicine

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 60th annual NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention: Food as Medicine on April 15-17, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

Here are a few logistics for enjoying the weekend!


We will be holding the convention at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel. If you need to contact them directly, the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront can be reached at (503) 226-7600

Their address is (Google Maps):
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

You can reserve your room on NWNPC reservation page today!


Recommended parking is at Smart Park on 1st and Jefferson. Hotel parking will cost you more than $25/day.


The Registration desk is on the lower level foyer of the hotel. It will be staffed starting at 7:00 AM each day. Remember that Friday lectures start at 8:00 AM and there is always a rush at the Registration desk just before we start, so come early so that you don't miss anything.

Presentation Notes

Presentation Notes will be available for download starting on Monday, 4/11. We will send out an email with download links.


You are invited to bring your laptop! Power strips will be available throughout the lecture hall, and tables with power will be clearly marked.

CE Credits

We will have a CE card issued to you when you check in at the Registration desk. We will be stamping the CE card near the end of each session. You need to be present no later than 10 minutes after the session's start time and remain until the ending time.


We will offer buffet lunches that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, including vegan, meat and gluten-free. Beverages will include water, coffee, decaf, hot tea and iced tea in the afternoon.


There will be several opportunities each day for you to attend our Exhibitors. Please take stock of your inventory and come prepared to take advantage of their incredible convention discounts!

Riverboat Cruise

On Friday evening, we will have a Riverboat cruise on the Willamette. The boarding area is about a 12 minute walk from the hotel along the waterfront. We will have food, drinks, a comedian to tickle your funny bone and music to dance the evening away. It can get a little cool in the evenings on the water so make sure you bring a sweater or light jacket.

Turner Reception and Awards Banquet

On Saturday evening, starting at 7:00 PM, we will have a reception sponsored by Chris and Darlene Turner. Then at 8:00 PM, we will have a banquet where we can recognize those colleagues that have contributed to the betterment of the profession with the presentation of the Gerald Farnsworth and the Freeman Harmon awards.