Conventioneers make use of the Cumberland County Civic Center. With 34,500 square feet of exhibition space, the Civic Center is one of Maine's largest convention facilities. It is set in the heart of downtown Portland.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland's premier performing arts venue, is available for meetings; it provides seating for 1,909. Portland Exposition Building, built in 1914, is the second-oldest arena in continuous operation in the nation; the arena hosts trade shows, conferences, special events, and civic meetings, as well as concerts and sporting events.
Downtown and area hotels offer meeting space to accommodate large and small groups. There are more than 2,000 hotel and motel rooms in and around Portland.
Convention Information: Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland, 245 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone (207)772-5800