Meeting Planning in Portland, OR
Oregon Convention Center
The one-million-square-foot Oregon Convention Center is the largest such meeting facility in the Northwest, with 50 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, 255,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and 800 covered parking spaces. With 16 read access docks with load levelers and 8,000 square feet of indoor dock space directly accessing the exhibit halls, the center makes the set up for any function an easy process. Additionally, in keeping with Portland's reputation as one of the greenest cities in America, the Oregon Convention Center is LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and was the first such venue in the country to receive the Salmon-Safe certification in recognition of its water safety measures.
Guests receive a unique taste of Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, which brings the city's green inside at the environmentally-friendly Rain Garden fountain, which complements the $2 million collection of art displayed throughout the center. Amenities include on-site catering and concessions provided by Northwest Fresh Catering, whose dishes such as salmon crab cakes and grilled flank steak highlight local fare. Two Starbucks coffee stores are also found in the main exhibit hall and meeting room lobbies. High-speed Internet and wi-fi connections are available throughout the center. An on-site parking garage has room for 800 vehicles to park at a maximum daily rate of $8.