Hotel Area Parking

Are there other alternatives to parking at the convention hotel?
There are a few public paid parking lots in the neighborhood. There is a parking structure immediately southeast of the hotel that advertises $7.50 per day. People have been known to park in the Lloyd Center for free but if they catch you your car could be towed, so parking there is at your own risk. On street parking is metered and seems to be limited to 5 hours to discourage office workers from parking there and Portland’s Parking Patrol does give tickets if they happen by and notice that a car hasn’t moved in that amount of time. Another option would be to park in one of TriMet’s (Portland’s transit agency) “Park & Ride” lot on the MAX light rail line and ride the train to and from the hotel. We suggest the Gateway/NE 99th Ave Transit Center, 1321 NE 99th Ave, Portland, OR 97220