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.

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...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  November 2, 2017

Nearly 30 years ago, the Oregon Convention Center opened with the promise of increased access to jobs for members of the historically black North Portland community. Decades later, part of that promise is finally being fulfilled. A $27 million project to renovate the Oregon Convention Center and its northeast entrance was awarded this summer to...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  September 25, 2017

The Oregon Convention Center’s glass spires have been a famous feature of Portland’s skyline for 27 years, particularly when they light up at night. But keep an eye on them. Thanks to a recent lighting system upgrade, you will occasionally see the familiar green-white towers glow in a range of colors. A new LED lighting system allows the convention...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  September 13, 2017

Portland sits along the Pacific Flyway, a migratory path used by hundreds of thousands of birds every fall and spring. Lights Out programs help prevent birds navigating at night from getting attracted to urban areas, where they can get off course and injured. Join Lloyd EcoDistrict and the Portland Audubon Society as we go Lights Out in Lloyd this...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  August 18, 2017

By Tyler Davidson for Meetings Today Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya, and able to speak seven languages, Allan Wambaa, executive chef of Aramark’s pacificwild catering at Portland, Ore.’s Oregon Convention Center, is fluent in cuisine on a truly international level. His resume, too, takes on a global flavor, having worked as the personal chef to the...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  August 16, 2017

Metro has announced that Craig Stroud will serve as the new executive director of the Oregon Convention Center (OCC), marking the end of an extensive search and community stakeholder evaluation process. “The Oregon Convention Center is looking toward the future now that the Hyatt hotel construction is underway. Craig Stroud is the best person to...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  August 4, 2017

One year ago this month, Oregon Convention Center (OCC) switched on one of the highest-producing solar arrays ever placed on a U.S. convention center. Its 6,500+ solar panels were expected to produce approximately 25 percent of the building’s electricity. The OCC is pleased to announce that this original estimate was correct, and that it means a...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  June 23, 2017

The Oregon Convention Center is delighted to announce that sales manager Monica Pea has recently earned the Certified Government Meeting Professional designation, the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals. The CGMP credentialing program, which is offered by the Society of Government Meeting...

Oregon Convention Center

 •  June 21, 2017

Ryan Harvey, sustainability coordinator at the Oregon Convention Center, has attained the distinction of LEED Green Associate by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles needed to support the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. LEED certification is recognized across the world as the premier mark of...