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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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Venue SpotlightWashington

Talaris Conference Center

by Heather Larson ONLY MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, YET MILES FROM DISTRACTIONS, THIS VENUE OFFERS A RETREAT-LIKE SETTING IDEAL FOR OFF-SITE MEETINGS AND EVENTS. Entering the property from the bustling Laurelhurst neighborhood, meeting-goers encounter beauty and stillness. Flowers, trees, resident eagles, herons, squirrels and a pond filled with aquatic life surround guests on 18 acres in the north end of the Emerald City. “For the last three years, we’ve experienced the birth of eaglets, giving everyone here the feel of rebirthing,” says Barb Rush, general manager of Talaris Conference Center, one of three Columbia Hospitality properties. “That helps make our
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