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Hotel Vintage, Portland

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOTEL WITH A CONTEMPORARY FLAIR Drawing inspiration from the Willamette Valley’s famous wine region, the Hotel Vintage offers a stylish setting for a conference, retreat or special event. Graffiti-inspired décor adds a fun, energetic touch to the hotel’s public areas. Nightly wine-tasting events, a game room featuring a pool table, shuffleboard and video games and yoga mats in every guest room are evidence that the facility is anything but old-fashioned. The venue’s eight flexible meeting rooms provide 5,000 square feet of space. The 1,818 square-foot Pinot Blanc Room accommodates up to 160 theater-style or 110 for a banquet.
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World Forestry Center

by Ron Engeldinger CLASSIC CASCADIAN-STYLE ARCHITECTURE AND A UNIQUE MUSEUM ATTRACT MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS. An impressive wood and stone structure reflecting the grandeur of the world’s forests houses the Discovery Museum, celebrating the importance of forests and trees in our lives. The museum is the centerpiece of the World Forestry Center campus. Located in Portland’s lush Washington Park, the building offers a variety of special spaces for meeting and event planners to consider. Spacious and inviting, 4,800 square-foot Miller Hall features the natural warmth of solid wood. The 72-foot clear span ceiling means there are no posts to interfere
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Uncork Your Event

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In recent years, the Northwest has become a world-renowned winemaking region. The climate and soils of the area produce a wide variety of excellent grapes and the number of wineries in the region has grown substantially over the past few decades. Boasting picturesque locations and warm hospitality, the region’s wineries have become celebrated destinations for wine-tasting. Many of them welcome meetings and events to their facilities. Here are several wineries you should consider...
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Outdoor Venues: Parks, Ranches and Gardens

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Getting outdoors refreshes body and soul and is a welcome change from the typical convention center or hotel environment. Although many events require indoor space for meetings, outdoor venues add spice to meals and excitement to social functions. And, they make events like weddings, reunions, celebrations, teambuilding sessions, concerts and festivals...
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Bend’s Tetherow Launches Meditative Meetings Option

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One of Central Oregon’s leading resorts recently announced a partnership with nationally-recognized energy healer Bill Turner to offer breakout sessions designed to calm and rejuvenate participants. The wellness activities are ideal for organizations hosting meetings and events in Tetherow’s new event pavilion. The sessions can be booked for any number of participants and are a perfect way to break up a long day of meetings. “We have worked with Bill on a number of projects at Tetherow, including breakout sessions for our own employees during company meetings,” says Tetherow managing partner Chris van der Velde. “The employees come out of
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New Frontier Retreat Coming to Eastern Oregon

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For the meeting and event planner seeking an undiscovered Western retreat, the Silvies Valley Ranch, a historic cattle ranch and resort, fits the bill. Scheduled to open in July, 2017, the frontier boutique resort will merge luxury and relaxation with an authentic Western ranch experience. Founded in 1883, Silvies Valley Ranch is a modern-day working ranch located along U.S. 395 near Burns, Oregon. The size and unique Western experience provided by Silvies becomes ideal for small gatherings of friends, families, companies and associations. A free-standing conference center, suitable for groups as large as 40, provides a unique space for a
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The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

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Tucked amid the tall Ponderosa pines along the shores of Central Oregon’s picturesque Suttle Lake, the Suttle Lodge & Boathouse has recently undergone a major renovation. The historic Main Lodge, the Boathouse and guest cabins are now an ideal mountain-lake getaway. The rustic, yet comfortable ambience provides the perfect atmosphere for a productive business meeting or a fun retreat. The Den, located on the second floor of the Main Lodge, can accommodate 40 guests for a conference or presentation and 30 for a banquet. Vintage chairs and a large fireplace add a cozy touch, while the big-screen television is available
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