Oregon Convention Center

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The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is located in beautiful and lively downtown Portland, Oregon, and is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest. It is a favorite destination for many groups because of its world-class amenities, culinary excellence, leadership in sustainability, and award-winning customer service. The OCC is LEED® Certified to the Platinum level, one of only two convention centers in the U.S. to achieve this highest possible rating.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018 brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our industry. Meeting professionals across the world participate in this international day of...

#CSRshareDay is a 24-hour Twitter campaign where sustainability champions from around the world gather online to discuss and share the Corporate Social Responsibility actions and methods they have implemented to make their businesses and communities more sustainable. The campaign is organized by Positive Impact Events, a UK-based nonprofit set up...

The $2 million-plus art collection inside the LEED Platinum-certified Oregon Convention Center is heavily themed around the Pacific Northwest, while other pieces are gifts from sister cities across the globe, according to Matt Pizzuti, the venue’s deputy director. “Art makes our facility more than a space to hold events,” he said. “It feels like a...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  February 26

Metro’s visitor venues – the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Oregon Zoo and Portland’5 Center for the Arts – induced $878 million in spending in 2017, according to a new analysis of economic impacts. The venues hosted 1,445 events, which collectively translated to 8,470 jobs and $33.3 million in tax revenue. Over 3.5 million...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  February 15

"Foundation work is complete on the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, a 600-room hotel in the Lloyd District. Officials expect the structure to generate additional conventions and draw more tourists to the area. Mortenson is the developer and design-builder of the $240 million project, which was designed by ESG Architects of...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  February 14

"Nearly a dozen new conventions have booked the Oregon Convention Center through 2024, thanks to the new Hyatt Regency Portland hotel being built nearby, and business travelers from throughout Oregon are expected to benefit along with those from outside the state." Read more in the Portland Tribune

Oregon Convention Center

 •  January 29

With best-in-class service and a commitment to sustainability and innovation, the Oregon Convention Center completed another great year of bringing the world to Portland. The conventions we hosted drew record-setting crowds for event organizers while contributing more than $625 million to the region’s economy. We continue to push the envelope when...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  January 29

Inspired by light festivals around the globe, the Portland Winter Light Festival, a Willamette Light Brigade event, aims to counteract the city’s tendency to hibernate during the winter. The festival brightens up the winter skyline and brings warmth to the outdoors with dazzling displays of light, color, and imagination. Combining art and...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  December 19, 2017

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, 2017 was yet another year of notable milestones and achievements for the Oregon Convention Center. Here's a quick review of some of the highlights. Upgraded parking garage lighting and ticketing system In spring, the OCC electrical department completed a lighting fixture upgrade in the parking...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  December 11, 2017

Oregon Convention Center (OCC) was recently awarded the City of Portland's Sustainability at Work certification. Offered by the city's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the program has helped thousands of Portland businesses advance green initiatives in the workplace since 2007. OCC is the first Metro venue to achieve the...