Oregon Destination & Region Guide

 

No matter where you go in the state, you will find outstanding facilities along with excellent opportunities for recreation and team building.

The range of landscapes from fertile valleys and ocean beaches to forested mountains and the high desert gives Oregon a myriad of personalities. No matter where you go in the state, you will find outstanding facilities along with excellent opportunities for recreation and team building.

Oregon’s largest city, Portland, is a modern, vibrant city featuring a magnificent convention center and a wide selection of high-quality conference hotels. Portland is home to the state’s largest airport, Portland International.

Each of Oregon’s five regions offers something unique. The Willamette Valley, south of Portland, is home to rural farming communities, renowned wine country, and the metro areas Eugene-Springfield, Corvallis, Salem and Albany. To the west, the Oregon Coast stretches more than 300 miles and is a destination in itself; its coastal towns and meeting facilities are a recipe for unforgettable events. Mild weather, spectacular scenery and a wine country make southern Oregon— home to Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford and Ashland—an attractive destination in any season. The high desert region of Central Oregon and its largest city, Bend, offer outstanding event facilities along with world-class recreation. And the Wild- West vibe of Eastern Oregon will put the “giddy up” in any event.

 


REGION 1 – PORTLAND METRO

BEAVERTON | GRESHAM | OREGON CITY | PORTLAND

Oregon’s largest city, Portland encompasses a diverse and vibrant population. A magnificent convention center and a wide selection of high- quality conference hotels await conference and event planners. The assorted variety of unique neighborhoods throughout the city provides groups with endless options for meeting, dining, shopping, nightlife and recreation.

Scenically situated in the Tualatin Valley between downtown Portland and the foothills of the Coast Range, Washington County is a friendly destination with an impressive wine, craft beer and tasty cuisine scene.

The diverse geography, cultural experiences and awe-inspiring outdoor recreation invite visitors to explore what is available.

 


REGION 2 – WILLAMETTE VALLEY

ALBANY | CORVALLIS | EUGENE | SALEM | YAMHILL COUNTY

Fed by waters from the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range, the Willamette River carves a fertile valley through western Oregon. Winding its way north, the river passes small farming communities and large metropolitan areas.

In the mid-Willamette Valley, the cities of Corvallis, Albany and Salem offer an abundance of modern meeting venues and a wealth of support services. These cities are worth considering as the site of your next meeting or event.

Anchoring the southern Willamette Valley, Eugene displays a contemporary vitality that attracts meeting and event participants from all across the globe. The variety of nicknames from Track Town USA to the Silicon Shire reflects the city’s growing international reputation as a first-class destination and a variety of experiences awaiting visitors. The great outdoors converges with a vibrant, contemporary metropolitan area offering a unique experience for every visitor.

 


REGION 3 – CENTRAL, EASTERN, MT HOOD, & COLUMBIA GORGE

BEND | REDMOND | SUNRIVER | LA GRANDE | PENDLETON | HOOD RIVER

East of the Cascade Mountains, the climate and scenery vary from high desert to cool, forested mountains. Throughout the region, towns and cities and offer unmatched opportunities for recreation, sightseeing and fun group activities.

Majestic mountain scenery with nearly 300 days of sunshine annually and unlimited recreational opportunities make Central Oregon a popular year-round destination. From modern hotels and first-class resorts to a rustic cabin retreat, the cities of Bend, Sunriver, Sisters and Redmond, and the surrounding landscape, are home to a wide range of meeting and event facilities.

Pendleton, home of the world-famous Pendleton Round-Up, welcomes visitors with Old West hospitality and wide-open spaces that give groups a break from larger metropolitan centers.

 


REGION 4 – OREGON COAST

ASTORIA TO BROOKINGS

Long, sandy Pacific Ocean beaches and wild rocky headlands provide the scenic backdrop for visitors to the Oregon coast. Stretching from the California border to the Columbia River, this area is often overlooked by meeting and event planners, yet it offers small-town hospitality, many fine venues and an unlimited supply of recreational opportunities.

Only a few hours from the Willamette Valley, the coastal cities and towns are easily accessible from anywhere in western Oregon. The region offers a convenient alternative for groups to combine business and leisure in a picturesque location.

Whether you are into beachcombing, fishing, whale watching or simply enjoying the sunset from a comfortable room, the Oregon coast offers unique activities and modern meeting facilities in scenic settings.

 


REGION 5 – SOUTHERN

ASHLAND | GRANTS PASS | KLAMATH FALLS | MEDFORD | ROSEBURG

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 have their individual personalities.

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. The Rogue River flowing through Grants Pass makes the city ideal for combining a business conference with rewarding post- meeting activities. Located in the heart of the scenic Umpqua Valley, Roseburg is the gateway to a scenic wonderland along the Umpqua River. Klamath Falls is the gateway to Crater Lake National Park and center of year-round recreation. Medford, the largest city in the region, has facilities to make any gathering a success. And Ashland, home to the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, offers vibrant culinary and arts scenes coupled with small-city charm.

 



CONFERENCE CENTERS & HOTELS

Oegon offers a variety of high-quality conference and convention facilities. Whether you are organizing a large international convention at the Oregon Convention Center or you want to take advantage of one of the fine facilities located across the state, you will find venues suited to any size group.

The variety of options include facilities along the Oregon Coast, throughout the Willamette Valley and across the Cascade Mountains in eastern Oregon. Whether you want a big-city experience in Portland, or you want to meet in a scenic area to take advantage of the state’s outdoor activities, you will find a conference center that is ideal for your group.

Oregon offers a wide range of hotels that vary in size from a few dozen guest rooms to several hundred. Throughout the state, you will find hotels that specialize in providing meeting and event spaces for groups of all sizes. If you want to venture out toward the Oregon coast, down to the southern part of the state or across the mountains to central and eastern Oregon, you have some excellent options.

In our directory you’ll find a selection of Oregon hotels that provide rooms for meetings and events. These venues welcome gatherings with excellent food and beverage service, the latest in meeting amenities and helpful support staff. They are ready to do whatever it takes to ensure that your event is successful.

 

Find a complete list of CVB’s, CC’s and Hotels in our online directory.