Tourism Connects to Community

Travel Portland’s mission is to strengthen the region’s economy by marketing the metropolitan Portland region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. As part of that mission, we undertake advocacy efforts to educate local stakeholders about the economic and social value that tourism provides to our region. Our social giving, volunteer and sustainability initiatives support opportunities for visitor experiences to intersect with positive local community values.
National Travel and Tourism Week

Travel Portland presents: Tourism Connects to Community

Pioneer Courthouse Square
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, this event will showcase the positive impact tourism has in Portland — economically, environmentally and socially. Nonprofit partners include the Travel Oregon Forever Fund, Transition Projects, Oregon Food Bank, Children’s Book Bank and Mercy Corps. An array of businesses will be on hand to showcase our industry’s range and how tourism benefits our community every day.

Join Travel Portland and more than 30 local businesses in Portland’s living room to learn how tourism encourages public engagement and improves the city — while also enjoying some delicious eats, exciting games and opportunities to win great prizes!


Creo Chocolate | House Spirits Distillery | Nossa Familia Coffee | Pip’s Doughnuts | Ponzi Vineyards | Rock Bottom Brewery | Ruby Jewel Scoops | Salt & Straw | BUNK Sandwiches | Portland Cider Co. | Ponzi Vineyards | Thrive Sauce & Bowls


Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) | Portland Children’s Museum | Pips and Bounce | Punch Bowl Social | Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort


Brewvana | Broadway Cabs | Children’s Book Bank | Double Decker PDX | Embassy Suites | Escapism Portland | Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hi-Lo Hotel | Heathman Hotel | Hush Meditation | Hyatt PlaceKimpton Hotels and Restaurants | Macy’s | Naim Hasan Photography | Oregon Food Bank | Oregon Symphony | Portland Opera | Portland Children’s Museum | Residence InnScandinavian Heritage Foundation | Share Oregon | Transition Projects | Travel Oregon Forever Fund | Vacasa | Where To Eat Guide | World Trade Conference Center


Restaurant $60 gift cards from Acadia, Cassidy’s Restaurant & Bar, Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine, Jo Rotisserie & Bar, Mint/820 or a hotel overnight stay. Raffle tickets are $2 a piece or $10 for six.


How the tourism industry gives back to the region and how you can join our efforts!