Eat, Play, Shop and Stay pre and post conference, in this curious, gorgeous, delicious destination! Perfectly planned for the pedestrian, Portland's charming architecture, tax-free shopping and “maker's mecca”, is framed by old growth forest, snow-capped Mount Hood and 12 bridges spanning the Willamette River.
From inside the award-winning Portland International airport, roll your bag onto “MAX” light rail right to the Oregon convention center and nearby most of our 4000 guest rooms, hundreds of food carts, 78 microbreweries, farm fresh restaurants, world class gardens and museums. And be sure your itinerary includes award winning wineries , the windswept Columbia Gorge and the pristine Oregon coast!
Getting back to business, the Oregon Convention Center feels like a performing art’s center and functions as a Meeting Professional's dream. Under 250 foot towers of glass, OCC has 255,000 square feet of pillar-free exhibit space, 2 ballrooms, 50 meeting rooms, 10 street level loading docks, two specialty coffee shops and a martini bar! Beside our many unique and boutique properties, the conference hotels: Hilton Portland and Duniway, Marriott Waterfront and Doubletree Lloyd, will be joined by the new Hyatt Regency Portland headquarter hotel, opening late 2019.
Along with Portland, you’ll access incentives and ease with the longest standing CVB marketing partnership in the industry; Portland, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee Collective.
All of this with no food and beverage tax and a friendly team in the DMV. Tracey, Kim and Chanel look forward to sharing this and the Portland story, with you!
Tracey Chapman, IOM, CGMP
Kim Graves, CASE