How we’re funded
About 40 percent of Travel Portland’s funding comes from the Portland Tourism Improvement District (TID), a city-approved and hotelier-proposed assessment of two percent per night on guest room revenues for all hotels with more than 50 rooms located within the City of Portland. Another 22 percent comes from the transient lodging tax, a nightly tax levied on visitors who occupy rooms in the city of Portland and Multnomah County. About 17 percent of the bureau’s budget comes from the Metropolitan Exposition-Recreation Commission (MERC), which contracts with Travel Portland to market the Oregon Convention Center. The remainder of Travel Portland’s budget comes from partner dues, fees and co-op programs.
Learn about the focused program of work that guides Travel Portland’s divisions – Convention Sales and International Tourism, Marketing and Public Relations, and Client and Partner Services.