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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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Coastal Gatherings

Whether it is an intimate corporate retreat, a large conference or a special event, you will find a venue to meet your needs. To complement your event, an abundance of lively pursuits and leisurely endeavors are waiting for your meeting participants’ enjoyment. Here are some of our favorites...
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Museums for Meetings

By Heather Larson Up the wow factor by holding your next event in one of the colorful, inspiring and engaging museums of the Northwest. No matter what the occasion or what type of exhibits are displayed, you have ready-made décor and a profound change of scenery from a business office. You’ll give attendees an experience they’ll not soon forget. Many of the museums mentioned here offer after-hours or backstage tours to meeting or event guests, either self-guided or conducted by docents. In some cases, holding a meeting or event amid the collections is impressive enough without any narration. These venues
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Travel Portland Moves into a New Space

Travel Portland, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, has moved into a new space. After 16 years at its previous location, Travel Portland relocated to a new facility at Southwest First and Main that is a reflection of the unique, collaborative and creative city. “Portland is an aspirational destination for domestic and international travelers, and the Travel Portland team has grown over the years to meet the demands of leisure, business and group travel to the region,” states Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Travel Portland. “To accommodate our larger staff, we conducted an extensive two-year
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Conference Ideas in Southern Oregon

An endless variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, a flourishing culinary scene and plentiful meeting spaces highlight the cities of Southern Oregon. Mild weather and spectacular scenery make the region an attractive destination in any season. Conveniently located along I-5, Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass and Roseburg each has their individual personalities. “Southern Oregon offers a wide variety of activities that will appeal to any group,” says Eli Matthews, senior vice president for Travel Medford.  The region is one of the top wine destinations in the Northwest, a center for arts and culture and a scenic mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Mountain Resorts & Lodges

Photo © Claire Skinner The Resort at Paws Up A luxury Western-style experience awaits groups at this Montana resort Set on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in the hills of western Montana, The Resort at Paws Up offers a rustic, yet luxurious, option for retreats, conferences or incentive trips. Even though they are only 35 minutes from Missoula, visitors to Paws Up will find themselves in the middle of a vast unspoiled landscape. It is a perfect choice for groups that want to have a get-away-from-it-all experience yet bask in the elegance of a first class resort. Whether it is a
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Team Up: Team Building Insights from a CVB Pro

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Working with the CVB for a successful team building experience Team building activities are an integral part of many retreats and conferences. A terrific way to boost the success of your organization is to choose an activity that takes group members away from the daily routine. “Retreat organizers often tell me that more valuable work gets done during play than at a traditional presentation,” explains Nan Devlin, tourism director for Visit Tillamook Coast. “Participants can relax, open up and see their co-workers in a different light. It can give participants a new perspective and that’s when creativity really starts to
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