COVID-19 Resources for Meeting Planners

Travel Portland updates this page frequently with the latest information about safety measures and impact on travel.

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Travel Portland, along with the Oregon Health Authority, City of Portland and Multnomah County, are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in our community. Read on to learn how our hospitality community is working to implement enhanced procedures to safely welcome you to Portland.

Know Before You Go

To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Some Oregon businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative COVID test as well. Please check with individual businesses on their policies before visiting, and continue to be patient, flexible and kind, especially if asked to mask up or share your vaccination status. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If I visit Portland from out of state, do I need to self-quarantine?

No. The previous statewide travel advisory recommending a 14-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers has been lifted.

What is currently open in Portland?

See our list of open Portland attractions.

Do I have to wear a face mask in Portland?

Yes. Masks are currently required for all people in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces (including large outdoor events) where physical distancing is not possible, except while actively eating or drinking in food establishments. This statewide mandate applies to everyone age 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Are Portland restaurants open for sit-down dining?

Yes. Restaurants can open for indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity.

What events are happening this week/month/season in Portland?

With COVID restrictions being lifted, events are starting to take place again, often with social distancing and safety measures in place. Check out our event calendar to find upcoming events, and be sure to check individual event websites for the latest details.

What Portland hotels are open now?

Most hotels are open for lodging but may offer limited facilities and services, so check with the individual location for details.

When will social distancing restrictions in Portland be eased?

Social distancing restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the rest of Oregon.

Is proof of vaccination required for fully vaccinated travelers?

Some local establishments are requiring proof of vaccination as a condition of entry (either the vaccination card itself or a photo of the vaccination card). We encourage fully vaccinated travelers to be prepared with this information if applicable. See a running list of restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination.

Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport is open and has implemented increased cleaning and safety practices to protect travelers.

Oregon Convention Center

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Oregon Convention Center
Credit: Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center is open.

Accommodations

tables set up in a meeting space at the Porter Hotel

Hotels are open for lodging but may offer limited facilities and services, so check with the individual location for details.

Portland hotels’ certifications and safety and cleaning efforts are highlighted in the property detail pages of our hotel/venue finder.

Hotel Safety Resources

Looking for a customized virtual site tour?

If you can't make it to Portland, let us bring Portland to you. Contact your sales or convention services manager directly to request a custom itinerary.

Restaurants & Retail

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Restaurants, retail stores, farmers’ markets and malls are open at full capacity.

Note: Some restaurants and stores may still be closed to walk-in visitors; please check with specific businesses before visiting.

Transportation

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MAX Light Rail train in downtown Portland

TriMet, which operates the Portland metro region’s bus and light rail systems is operating at full capacity. All passengers are required to wear masks.

Useful Links

Additional Resources

Visit these sites to learn more about COVID-19 in the Portland area and beyond.

COVID-19 Information

Multnomah County

Building a Safe & Strong Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

COVID-19 Updates

Oregon Health Authority

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Toolkit for Domestic Travelers

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Travel Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

COVID-19 Advice for the Public

World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 Travel Advice

World Health Organization (WHO)

Tourism Industry Resources

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