Portland: Convention Facilities

The Oregon Convention Center, located in the center of downtown along the Willamette River, contains a total of nearly one million square feet of enclosed space, with 255,000 square feet of exhibit space, 50 meeting rooms, two grand ballrooms, and an 800-space parking garage. In 2003, the Oregon Convention Center completed a major expansion that doubled the center's size. Offering greater flexibility and more options than ever before, the Oregon Convention Center is the largest meeting facility in the Pacific Northwest.

The Portland Memorial Coliseum Complex, adjacent to the Convention Center, features 108,000 square feet of exhibit space; 15 meeting rooms, the largest of which is a 25,200 square-foot area; and arena-style seating for 13,000 people.

Portland offers several convention complexes that are all within a few minutes of more than 11,000 hotel rooms. Montgomery Park is a unique trade center located five minutes northwest of downtown Portland. It contains 19,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space complemented by a 135-foot high glass atrium.

The Portland Center for the Performing Arts's Brunish Hall offers space for 200 people for meetings, conferences, or other events. Other meeting and exhibition facilities include Expo Center and the Washington County FairPlex. Most major hotels in the city offer extensive meeting, banquet, and ballroom facilities.

Convention Information: Portland Oregon Visitors Association, 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 2300, Portland, OR 97205; telephone (503)275-9750 or (800)962-3700, fax (503)275-9284.