The Portland Expo Center was voted the No. 1 mid-sized convention and event center in the United States by the February issue of Trade Show Executive magazine, one of the most widely read trade publications in the event and convention industry space. The Expo Center ranked ahead of such larger market venues as Moscone West in San Francisco, Austin Convention Center in Texas, and the South Towne Exposition Center in Utah.
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On Monday, Multnomah County Judge Eric Bloch ruled that opponents of the proposed Hyatt project couldn't ask Multnomah County voters to override the county commission's approval of a finance plan for the hotel.
Staffing at the Oregon Convention Center just got deeper and better. And the organization didn’t have to hire a single person to achieve it.
The box office staff of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts was named Outstanding Box Office for 2014 from the International Ticketing Association (INTIX). Made up of a variety of organizations involved in ticketing from around the world, INTIX is the leading forum for the ticketing business, keeping both the public and industry insiders up to date on the latest practices, products and services.
Recently, the national trade magazine Venues Today announced the top ranked venues in North America based on gross ticket sales. Three Portland'5 venues – Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Newmark Theatre – made the list alongside some of the most famous or bigger venues in the country, including Radio City Music Hall in New York, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and Staples Center in Los Angeles. In fact, Portland'5 venues received more rankings than any other venue or group of venues from the Northwest.
Many events scheduled for the evening Friday, Feb. 7, will proceed as planned at the various visitor venues managed by Metro.
Many events at Metro's visitor venues, including the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center and Portland'5 Centers for the Arts will proced as planned tonight, Feb. 6.
Teri Dresler, the director of the department that oversees Metro's Oregon Convention Center, said her team "found quite a bit of common ground" with the negotiating team from Mortenson Development, which is proposing to build a 600-room, $198 million Hyatt hotel just north of the convention center.
City leaders say the impacts will be for the better, and that parking charges are needed to improve transportation through the park, to support maintenance of park roads and lots and to enhance security by adding rangers. The Portland City Council approved the changes in 2012, when it created the Washington Park Transportation Management Association.