The 1 million square foot center, which is owned and managed by Metro, is one of 20 convention centers of its size with certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Lineup is set for the long-running outdoor music series’ 35th season
On this date in 1979: The Doobie Brothers were about to hit No. 1 on the pop charts, crashing the disco era with their soulful smash "What a Fool Believes." The B-52s were putting the finishing touches on their classic debut record – packed with party favorites like "Rock Lobster" and "Dance This Mess Around." "Weird Al" Yankovic was practicing accordion, listening to Dr. Demento and contemplating an unlikely career path; his first single, "My Bologna," would come out later in the year. And the Oregon Zoo was making preparations to host its first summer concert series.
Oregon Zoo will welcome spring with egg hunts, activities, pettable bunnies
Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, March 30, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring for all ages. Rabbit Romp is sponsored in part by the Oregon College Savings Plan and is free with regular zoo admission.
Metro's parks and venues offer a variety of recreation opportunities during a spring break staycation, from hiking, to seeing a concert, to even helping finally organize your garage.
For many of the Portland region's residents, next week means spring break. If you're not packing your bags for warmer weather, there's plenty to do with extra time off right here at home.
Join OMSI on Saturday, March 30, 2013 for a bilingual festival of health and wellness that takes you through the life cycle of food – from farm to table and beyond.
The Oregon Zoo finalized a $400,000 deal this week with Have Trunk Will Travel to buy out a contract with that California-based outfit, which loaned Tusko to the zoo.
The Oregon Zoo’s winter break camp program — running Dec. 18-21, Dec. 27-28, and Jan. 2-4 — will include guided tours of the zoo, art projects, games and special visits from animals that campers can touch. Games, crafts and stories with zoo-animal themes add to the daily experiences.
Metro Council President Tom Hughes said Tuesday the ownership arrangement for the Oregon Zoo's elephant calf seems routine, and expressed support for zoo officials in the wake of questions about the new addition's future.
Newest member of zoo’s elephant herd is born at 2:17 a.m. on Nov. 30
The long wait is over. Rose-Tu, an 18-year-old Asian elephant, gave birth to a 300-pound female calf at the Oregon Zoo at 2:17 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.
Union, developers reach labor agreement on convention center hotel; more negotiations ahead on project
The four-party agreement included representatives from UNITE HERE Local 8, which represents hotel workers in Seattle and Portland, and the companies collaborating to pursue the hotel project, which would add as many as 600 hotel rooms near the convention center. Now, discussions can begin about what the public will have to pitch in for the project.