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PCOC 2019 planning is underway! Note, some pages (ticketing, sponsors, etc) still need updating. All details will be finalized by July 31, 2019. Registration will open in early August, 2019.

Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention 2019

September 12–15, Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland

Please join us in the beautiful Northwest for PCOC 2019! Located in the heart of downtown Portland, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland is centrally located in Portland's Downtown east side. Enjoy the convenient light rail service while exploring our internationally recognized food scene, tax-free shopping, local food carts, breweries and more.

Portland MAX Light Rail System has a direct line to the DoubleTree for $2.50 and takes about 20-30 minutes from the airport.

Check out the Travel page for a special discount opportunity if you fly Delta to PCOC 2019!

Lodging

Our Room Block is open! Make reservations here or call: 1-800-996-0510 and mention group code "OGI" or the group name "Origami."

Room Single Double Triple Quad
Standard Queen (up to 2 people) $159 $159 NA NA
Premium Double Queen (up to 4 people) or
Single King (up to 2 people)
$179 $179 $184 $189

The Premium rooms are larger. All rooms have WiFi access. Accessible rooms are available upon request.

We cannot guarantee this low price once the room block is full. We encourage you to reserve your hotel room as soon as they're available, even if you're only considering going to PCOC, so that you don't miss any of the fun. Reservations can be cancelled anytime up to 48 hours prior to arrival.

Exploring Portland

Take the family to the Oregon Zoo, stroll along the Portland Farmer's Market, or indulge your creativity at the Portland Art Museum. Catch a sporting event at the Moda Center or venture to the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry for a fun day for the whole family, where you can discover an array of hands-on exhibits and watch a film on the impressive IMAX Dome theatre.

If you need a little retail-therapy, take advantage of all the shopping-related things to do in Portland. This Portland hotel provides easy access to Oregon's largest shopping mall, the Lloyd Center Mall. Enjoy tax-free shopping. Have a go on the Lloyd Center ice rink or indulge in a delicious meal with numerous dining options. Portland MAX Light Rail System also stops directly outside the hotel, making it easier than ever to explore the area. With many things to do in Portland, there will never be a dull moment.

Special Guests

PCOC 2019 is proud to announce the following special guests:

Oriol Esteve

Oriol Esteve started designing origami models in 2014 with the OAS (Origami Always Succeed) group in Barcelona, Spain. He strongly believes in the social dimension of origami and likes to fold in bars and public places.

Oriol is a member of the Origami Spanish Association. His work has been published in magazines and convention books in many countries, including Spain, UK, Italy, Germany, USA, and Japan. He was invited to be a special guest at OrigaMIT 2018.

Most of Oriol's designs are focused on animals, where expressiveness is more important than realism. Characteristics of his work include slight shaping and clear lines and edges. Traditional origami and the action models also play a big role in his creations.

His book "Stop Thinking, Start Folding" (published by Nicolas Terry, November, 2018) is a compilation of thoughts and diagrams about his first five years as an origami designer. His book can be ordered from the Origami Shop.

Learn more about Oriol here:

João Charrua

João Charrua was born and brought up in a small town in southern Portugal. At an early age he developed a taste for the arts, especially drawing, studied arts at high school and years later he graduated in architecture. During the initial years of his career he trained and worked with a number of senior architects at several studios. He now has his own studio. It was out of mere curiosity that João Charrua first took up origami, which developed into an absorbing hobby and later a serious undertaking. He sees origami as a complementary activity to his profession, essentially as a means whereby he can freely express his creativity. He is passionate about illustration and everything to do with fantasy and the fantastic from which he draws most of the inspiration for his works. Don’t be surprised if you catch him daydreaming - it’s just his prolific imagination at work. In his free time, he enjoys the small pleasures of life, drawing and playing with his children.

Here are two great articles about João and his designs:

Learn more about João here:

OAS Design Group

Bios coming soon.