Travel Portland

100 SW Main Street Suite 1100 97204

Built for Big Groups and Bigger Ideas

Top 5 Reasons to Plan on Portland #1 TAX FREEEEEEE With no sales tax, Portland lets you stretch your budget while attendees indulge. That means no sales tax on everything from food and beverage to vendors and venues. Plus, it's automatic--no paperwork needed! #2 SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL (AND SUSTAINABLE) CONVENTION CENTER The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is LEED Platinum, which makes any event held there automatically sustainable. There's even a dedicated sustainability coordinator available to help. The OCC boasts 6,500+ solar panels -- one of the largest solar power arrays on a U.S. convention center. Renovated in late 2019, the OCC offers 478K+ total square feet of event space, which includes 255K square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 52 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, suites, lobbies and pre-function areas. #3 HAPPY PLANNER, HAPPY ATTENDEES (AND LOTS OF THEM) You’re already a hero; meeting in Portland will catapult you to super status. The city’s welcoming culture and famous food scene delights delegates, and Travel Portland’s here-when-you-need-us service keeps planners smiling. Travel Portland earned the Meetings & Convention Gold Service Award 17 years in a row. #4 HOTEL PACKAGE THAT KEEPS GETTING BETTER With an enviable collection of boutique and big name hotels, Portland’s hotel package fits your groups' needs. Our 10,000+ central-city rooms include the 600-room Hyatt Regency headquarter hotel. The luxury Ritz-Carlton, Portland opened November 2023 and is the only Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. #5 EASY TO GET AROUND Portland has one of the nation’s best airports (PDX), voted #1 or #2 by the readers of Travel and Leisure for 10 years in a row. And at only 9 miles from the city center, you can get from luggage claim to your hotel room in under 30 minutes. Getting around gets even better when you experience our convenient, easy-to-navigate transit system that includes frequent light rail and streetcar service to hotels, the convention center and must-experience attractions. Our pedestrian-friendly and compact downtown sports a walkability score of 96 out of 100, which makes it ideal for an easy roll or stroll to your favorite food cart.

Need dates

  • 07/20/202403/31/2025
  • 11/01/202503/31/2026
  • 11/01/202603/31/2027

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Distance from airport

  • Portland International Airport (PDX)

    9 mi. from city center


Local Attractions

Oregon Convention Center

Convention center
As one of the largest event venues in the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) provides outstanding experiences by embracing the local flavor and innovative approaches. OCC can host complex, large-scale events that require sophistication and detail. A recent $40 Million renovation project was completed in 2019. The OCC is LEED® Platinum, the highest level of certification possible. It's the only convention center in the U.S. to earn a level 4 APEX/ASTM certification, the first standards created specifically for green meetings and events.
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Culinary Wizardry

Nightlife
From food carts to farmers’ markets (and award-winning restaurants, of course), Portland is a culinary haven for foodies of all stripes. View our patio finder and food cart finder on TravelPortland.com.

Portland International Airport

Airport
9 mi. away
PDX consistently ranks as the number one or two spot for America's Best Airport by Travel + Leisure magazine. You'll find legendary local favorites serving up food, coffee, and spirits, regionally made gifts, and even a mini version of Portland's iconic Hollywood Theater, screening local short films. Don't forget to grab a photo of the famous PDX carpet! The MAX light rail takes travelers from the airport to the city center, $2.50 one-way.
7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218

Regional Destinations

Recreation
Portland is the perfect launchpad for adventure, with the rugged Oregon Coast, snow-capped Mount Hood, lush wine country and waterfall-filled Columbia River Gorge all within easy driving distance of the city. Whether your interests are surfing, skiing, sipping or just trying something new, the region around Portland is ripe for exploration.

Tax-Free Shopping

Shopping
No sales tax, no food tax, and no beverage tax means built-in savings. Plus, your attendees will find retailers large and small, international and indie within easy reach of Portland hotels. Just north of downtown, the Pearl District is home to galleries, boutiques, chic restaurants and the legendary Powell’s City of Books.

Powell's City of Books

Recreation
1 mi. away
Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books is the world’s largest new and used bookstore, and a Portland landmark - open 365 days a year!
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR

Craft Beer Capital of the World

Nightlife
Portland is the craft beer capital and home to 70+ breweries. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”) In Portland, you’ll find scads of beer fests, bottle shops, brew ‘n’ view movie theaters and tap lists galore.

Voodoo Doughnut

Recreation
1 mi. away
Need a pick-me-up after all-day meetings? Fall under the sugary spell of one of Portland’s most popular 24-hour destinations. Voodoo Doughnut is an unforgettable Portland experience that has sold millions of wacky snacks since opening their landmark downtown Portland location in December 2003.
22 S.W. Third Ave
Portland, OR

Convention Centers

  • Oregon Convention Center

    We give progress a place to happen. A place where people can come together to invent and celebrate our collective future. We are dedicated to serving the planet so that future has a place to happen. We embrace diversity and inclusivity. Always.

    • Exhibit Space255,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space328,909 sq. ft.

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