About Portland

Portland Oregon, a gem of the Pacific Northwest is known for our nationally acclaimed food scene, superior wine and micro-brews, shopping, and attractions with no sales, food, or beverage taxes! Our unbridled spirit fosters a dynamic arts and cultural scene. Convention groups love our safe city with ease of getting around. Our Platinum LEED-EB certified Oregon Convention Center has 255k gsf exhibit space, 60k sf meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms totaling 60k sf. Pre/post tours include Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Oregon coast, Oregon wine country & Columbia River Gorge. NO SALES TAX means savings to both the organization and the attendees.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax?
    Lodging tax and tourism improvement assessment is 16%.
  • How much is the F&B tax? $0.  We have NO sales tax.
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 25%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 9 Miles
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    MAX Light Rail from the airport to downtown
  • How much does the public transportation cost?
    $2.50 per trip, or $5 per day
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    $14 one way / $24 round trip
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $35
  • How many daily flights out of airport? 258
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Alaska, Horizon, Southwest, Delta, United, American, Air Canada, Icelandair, Condor, Frontier, Spirit, Hawaiian, Jet Blue


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
    4,000.  Hotel inventory continues to grow including a Ritz Carlton opening in 2023
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1,500
  • How many headquarter hotel properties? 2
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property?
    525 at the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center


  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center?
    255,000 sf
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 255,000 sf
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 1,000,000 sf
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 52
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 4,908 sf
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have? 2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 34,200 sf
  • When was the last renovation or expansion?
    October 2019 – $40 million
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    2021 – 2026 rolling renovations
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? 
    Yes in meeting rooms and public spaces
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes – OCC Staff
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes
  • Is the convention center a union property? Some unions are represented. 
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? None
  • Here is a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center:
    B20 – Badge checkers
    All other union employees are part of the OCC staff or Levy Catering staff


  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? Oregon Convention Center Plaza
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people?
    Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
    Oregon Zoo
    The Rose Quarter
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? 20
  • Can you list local attractions and their whereabouts?
    Oregon Museum of Science & Industry – Downtown
    Lan Su Chinese Gardens – Downtown
    Portland Art Museum – Downtown
    The Oregon Zoo – 12 minute drive and via light rail
    Portland International Rose Test Garden – 10 minute drive