1. Great Value — and Values

With no sales tax or food and beverage tax, Portland lets you stretch your budget while delegates indulge. We’re also big on saving the other kind of green, with a natural commitment to sustainability, inclusion and ethical practices.

Portland is one of Lonely Planet’s Top Cities to Visit in 2017.

2. Spacious, Beautiful (and Sustainable!) Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) became the nation’s first LEED-certified meeting facility in 2004, then upped its game by going LEED Platinum in 2014. 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.

Portland is one of Smart MeetingsTop 10 U.S. Conference Cities.

3. Happy Planner, Happy Delegates (and Lots of Them)

You’re already a hero (or heroine); meeting in Portland will catapult you to super status. The city’s welcoming culture and famous food scene delights delegates, and Travel Portland’s here-when-you need-us service keeps planners smiling.

Portland is one of The New York Times’ best places to go in 2017 and one of Travel + Leisure’s best cities in the U.S.

Travel Portland has earned the Meetings & Convention Gold Service Award 16 years in a row.

4. Hotel Package That Keeps Getting Better

With an enviable collection of boutique and big-name hotels, Portland’s hotel package is experiencing a big growth spurt. Our 7,000 central-city rooms will be joined by the new 600-room Hyatt Regency headquarters hotel, opening in 2020.

The Oregonian reports Portland will have 40% more hotel rooms by 2020.

5. Award-winning Transportation

Portland has the nation’s best airport — and getting around gets even better when you step outside and experience our convenient, easy-to-navigate transit system that includes light rail, streetcars and the original mode of transport: walking.

Portland International Airport (PDX) has been voted the nation’s best airport by Travel + Leisure readers for four years running.