No Sales Tax

That means 0% sales tax on everything from F&B to vendors and venues. You can automatically save as much as 10% off your bottom line with no paperwork required. That’s delicious news for both you and your attendees, 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.

Hotel Package That Works

With an enviable collection of boutique and big-name hotels, Portland offers over 10,000 rooms in the compact city center. The 600-room Hyatt Regency headquarter hotel is next to the Oregon Convention Center, and another 1,400 rooms are within 5 minutes. Downtown hotels are an easy MAX light rail ride away.
Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center Front Exterior

Spacious, Safe and Sustainable Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is LEED Platinum with one of the largest solar panel arrays of any convention center in the nation. Every conference is automatically sustainable at the OCC. It also offers planners 478,000+ square feet of event space, including 255,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 52 meeting rooms and two ballrooms.
a crowd of people walking in the hallway of the Convention Center

Easy to Get Around

Portland’s user-friendly MAX light rail makes it easy to get from Portland International Airport, voted the nation’s best by Travel + Leisure readers 8 out of the last 10 years, to the convention center and downtown. You can explore our compact central city via scooter or eBike, or simply take a walk. Downtown walkability is rated a 96 out of 100 by Walk Score.
a light rail train on a cobblestone road passes the historic Saturday Market entry arches

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are fundamental, and Travel Portland wants to support you and your meeting to deliver 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 Attendees Love Portland

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