Portland in the News

Check out what’s being said about Portland in the meetings media and beyond.

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Visit America's Capital of Cool

"Regularly touted as one of the trendiest cities in the world … Portland is a lively, creative and unique hotspot in America's vast Pacific Northwest." – Harper’s Bazaar, Jan. 2019

Why Meet in Portland? Good Vibes and Better Hotel Rooms

With a predicted 2,500 new guest rooms arriving downtown — and the brand-new Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center — the city is blooming without losing its relaxed, quirky edge.

Smart Meetings, February 2020

Travel Portland Chief Sales Officer James Jessie joins Black executives to encourage an open dialogue about race and racism in the tourism industry, including meetings and conventions.

When you’re at work, when you’re in the boardroom, when you’re in a meeting room, look around those rooms for Black people in those crowds and ask what their perspectives are. If you look around the room and you don’t see any Black people, that’s when you can become our advocate.

Meetings Today, July 2020

Fall in Love With Portland, Oregon

"Explore all that Portland, Oregon has to offer including a vibrant arts and culture scene and hikes with breathtaking views." – CNN Travel, March 2019

Only have two days in Portland, Oregon? Here are the best things to do

You can spend weeks, if not years, discovering the history, culture and charm of Portland, Oregon. Even if you only have just a day or two for a visit, you can definitely get a taste — both literally and figuratively — of the city’s many attractions.

USA Today 10Best, February 2020

Quirky and Delicious

"Portland, Oregon's vibrant food scene is equal parts eclectic, homegrown and tasty." – The Meeting Professional, March 2020

Power Trip: What to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Portland, Oregon

Portland has grown up. A hotel boom has brought in a wealth of places to stay, including those that balance that Portland vibe with the creature comforts of higher-end hotels. And while the food cart scene has kept running steady, chefs have also found a way to infuse the city’s signature feel into multicourse tasting menus.

Fortune, December 2019

Foodie Road Trip in Portland

"Graze your way around this chilled-out … city via salted peanut butter brittle ice cream, rose petal and black pepper kombucha, and daikon, snow pea and radish flower salad." – Olive, Aug. 2019

Portland, Oregon: The Pacific Northwest Music Town That Shows Up

For decades, imaginative types have flocked to the City of Roses, bringing their innovations and ideas with them and forming a proudly independent culture of creation. Whether it’s beer, design, or dining experiences, Portland puts its own stamp on everything it produces.

Diablo Magazine, July 2019