Travel Portland

is a promoter and steward of this evolving city and its progressive values, which have the power to transform the travelers who visit us.

What We Do

Infographic titled We Are Travel Portland with four sections: Inspire More Visits, Increase Overnight Stays, Support Local Jobs, and Drive Visitor Spending.
We’re Travel Portland, a nonprofit founded in 1978 that inspires people to visit and contribute to our city’s economy.

Travel Portland generates travel demand that drives economic impact for Portland.

We do that by promoting the destination in bold, innovative and collaborative ways that harness Portland’s personality and values and that connect visitors to authentic experiences.

We do it because we believe in the good of Portland and the transformative effects of travel.

The Impact of Tourism

In 2023, visitors to Portland spent $5.4 billion, producing $260 million in state and local tax revenue. The travel industry supports 34,300 jobs in the Portland area, generating $1.7 billion in employment earnings.

Bar chart titled "Visitor Spending in Portland" with bars indicating $5.6 billion in 2019, $2.4 billion in 2020, $3.8 billion in 2021, $5.2 billion in 2022 and $5.4 billion in 2023

Destination Stewardship

Get a closer look at what Travel Portland does to nurture the city we love.

How We Operate

Founded in 1978 as Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Association, Travel Portland is a private not for profit Destination Marketing and Management Organization. We are primarily funded by local lodging taxes and receive additional revenues from our contract to market the Oregon Convention Center, partner dues and co-op programs.