How we’re funded
Approximately 42% 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 and short-term rentals located within the city of Portland. Another 21% comes from the transient lodging tax, a nightly tax levied on visitors who occupy rooms in the city of Portland and Multnomah County. Approximately 17% 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.