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No F&B Tax

With no food and beverage tax, you automatically save as much as 10% on your bottom line. That’s delicious news for both you and your delegates, who will delight in the acclaimed food and drink offerings–from food carts to fine dining–in Portland, consistently hailed as one of the nation’s top food cities.    
An array of beautiful Spanish foods at Toro Bravo, bright yellow soups and red clay pots of chickpeas, sausage and chicken.
2

Hotel Package That Works

With an enviable collection of boutique and big-name hotels, Portland offers nearly 10,000 rooms in the compact central city. The 600-room Hyatt Regency headquarter hotel is just across the street from the Oregon Convention Center; another 1,100 rooms are within walking distance and downtown hotels are an easy MAX light rail ride away.
People sitting on a couch in a hotel lobby
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Spacious, Safe and Sustainable Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) became the nation’s first LEED-EB meeting facility in 2004, is now LEED Platinum, and earned Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation in 2021. The OCC offers 255,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 50 meeting rooms totaling 55,000 square feet and two ballrooms totaling 60,000 square feet.
a crowd of people walking in the hallway of the Convention Center
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Easy to Get Around

Portland’s user-friendly MAX light rail makes it easy to get from Portland International Airport (PDX), voted the nation’s best by Travel + Leisure readers, to downtown and the convention center. The compact central city is supremely walkable, with short, 200-foot blocks; miles of bike lanes and electric bike-share make it easy to roll like a local.
Light rail train car driving past people shopping at an outdoor market
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are fundamental, and Travel Portland wants to support you and your event to center these values. Whether it’s connecting you with BIPOC-owned vendors via My People’s Market, providing diverse promotional photo and video assets or recommending culturally relevant activities, we help your event walk the EDI talk.
Four men eat Vietnamese food at a wooden table

Why Delegates Love Portland

Your event attendees are going to love Portland as much as you do!