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Alumni & Parent Programs

Class of 2013 Commencement Banquet

Date: 6:30pm PDT May 17, 2013 Location: Downtown Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Tower

Downtown Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Tower

Join graduating seniors, families, faculty, and friends for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 2013 and their achievements. Help us thank them for a great four years on campus, their contributions to the College and Portland community, and honor those who made their education possible.


Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

If you are curious about what the banquet is like, you can view photos from last year here.

   Banquet Meal

You are able to choose between a salmon, chicken, and vegetarian entree. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please indicate that on registration or email


$19 for graduating seniors, $39 for family members and friends before March 29. $30 for graduating seniors, $50 for family members and friends after March 29.


   Discounted Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Portland Hotel is offering a special discounted rates starting at $94 for Commencement guests, arriving as early as May 16 and departing as late as May 20.  Discounted rooms for May 16 & 17 are sold out. Discounted rooms are still available from May 18 on.

Guests must reserve rooms by April 14, 2013 to take advantage of these rates.


The Hilton is generously donating a portion of the room proceeds to help Alumni & Parent Programs continue the deep subsidy of tickets for seniors to the Class of 2013 Commencement Banquet.

Many other local hotels offer discounts to Lewis & Clark guests. Please visit this page to view other deals.


Seating at the Banquet is preassignedEach table seats 10 people.
Guests who register together will be seated together. After the discount deadline, you will be asked which families or seniors you would like to sit with/near. We do our best to accommodate most requests.

Prior to the Banquet, you will get an email confirming the names of people who are in your party and will be seated together.


We encourage cocktail or business attire for this event.

   Parking and Directions

Parking is available at the Hotel, in downtown parking garages, and on the street. Visit this website for information on where to find street and garage parking. For a map of parking garages around the hotel, please click here. Parking garages typically charge hourly rates (see here for an example from Smart Park) and/or a flat evening parking fee. Street parking is $1.60 per hour until 7 p.m., after which it is free.

Parking at the hotel will be available at the following rates: $27 flat fee for valet parking; $20 flat fee for self-parking.

To get directions to the hotel by car, public transportation, or walking, click here, enter your starting location, and select the mode of transportation you will be using.


Please contact the alumni office at 503.768.7950 or

Lewis & Clark Class of 2013 Commencement Banquet