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Metro regional parks and Oregon Zoo offer free admission for military personnel on Veterans Day

Metro will acknowledge Veterans Day by offering free admission to Metro regional parks and the Oregon Zoo for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.

Zoo awards $25,000 in grants for northwest conservation

turtle turtleColumbia Basin pygmy rabbits, California condors, Oregon spotted frogs and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded $25,000 to nine conservation efforts around the region through its Future for Wildlife grant program.

Finance agreement approved by Portland City Council

OCC hotelThe Portland City Council voted 3-1, with Commissioner Dan Saltzman absent and Commissioner Steve Novick dissenting, to approve an agreement modifying a fund that handles regional tourism promotion.

Multnomah County greenlights hotel finance plan

hotelPlans for a $198 million Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center inched forward Thursday after two unanimous approvals from the Multnomah County Commission.

Open house scheduled for public to learn about Oregon Convention Center hotel project

Metro will hold an open house for the general public to learn more about the proposed convention center hotel project on Aug. 1.

Region one step closer to thousands of jobs after legislature approves $10 million for convention center hotel

The Oregon Legislature’s decision to invest $10 million in lottery funds to help bring more visitors to Oregon through construction of a convention center hotel paves the way for good jobs now and in the future and for greater prosperity for our entire state. Attracting more visitors by using Oregon’s reputation as a great place is a smart, strategic and responsible choice that supports private businesses and the families who depend on them.