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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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.
The Portland region's government was busy on projects stretching across the area, from studying a transit line to Tualatin, to negotiating to build a hotel in Portland's Lloyd District, to helping with the planning process for a site near Willamette Falls, to figuring out how to curb the region's tailpipe emissions.
Tilly's baby river otter has a name. The 6-week-old pup will be called Zigzag, or Ziggy for short – named after the 12-mile-long Sandy River tributary that flows down Mount Hood through Zigzag Canyon.
Beginning Friday, Dec. 20, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of ridership required).
Tilly, a North American river otter at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to another pup Nov. 8, her second this year. The new arrival weighed just shy of 5 ounces at birth and has nearly tripled that thanks to mom's naturally high-fat milk.
The Oregon Zoo was presented with two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday.
The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.
The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission on Monday, Nov. 11, for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.
The luxury boutique hotel announced that it has purchased copies of a new anthology published by the program, “Where the Roses Smell Best: A Literary Companion to Portland,” for sale to visitors in every room of the hotel. The publication, produced by Roosevelt High School’s Writing and Publishing Center, is an expansive anthology that includes pieces on Portland lifestyles, people and places written by both Roosevelt students and prominent local writers such as Oregon’s poet laureate Paulann Petersen and Oregonian newspaper columnist Steve Duin.