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You want a unique place for a meeting and affordable accommodations to match. You want great culture, memorable meals and delicious microbrews with no side order of sales tax. You want delegates to be zipped easily from the airport to the convention center while being easy on the environment, too.
You’re not asking for too much. You just want a place like Portland.
No food or beverage tax, either!
All of the items you gave us to promote the meeting helped make it a success, even in a year of recession.
— Lauren Cummings, National Association of State Budget Officers
Our attendees were delighted with Portland’s restaurants, public transit and especially microbreweries!
— Nicole Guy, Microscopy Society of America
Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards – 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006
“We keep coming back to Portland because it’s a great city for a conference — the scenery is beautiful, the shopping is great, and the downtown area is incredibly alive and inviting.” — Calva Leonard, Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Instead of using this space to trumpet what Portland offers, let’s pause for a moment to highlight what it doesn’t: There is no sales tax or food and beverage tax here. Translated: Portland lets you stretch your meeting budget.
Your bottom line will thank you, as will your delegates, who’ll use the money they save to take full advantage of Portland’s acclaimed dining, shopping and cultural offerings.
Check out how Portland stacks up against other Western destinations.
(First class, including tax)*
*Source: Runzheimer International, March 2012. All amounts USD
**Source: “Travel Taxes in the U.S. (Combined Taxes on Lodging, Rental Cars and Meals),” Global Business Travel Association, July 2011.
Travel Portland’s Convention Sales & Services teams are here to ensure your events are successful.
Got an RFP? Submit it online and leave the rest to us.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Travel Portland magazine is our annual publication highlighting the best things to see and do in Portland, Oregon. You can download a copy or we can mail a copy directly to you. We can also send you whole boxes of them to assist in promoting your Portland based event.
Our new dedicated website for meeting planners is almost ready! You’re welcome to stay and kick the tires – or you may prefer to visit our existing meeting planners site for the time being.