Why Choose Portland as Your Event Location?

April 08, 2015

For your next fundraiser, corporate gathering or gala choose a location that is unique. Choose a place with great accommodations, delicious meals and drinks, and exciting culture and attractions. If you value all of these, the choice is a no-brainer. Choose Portland!

At CEO Events we think Portland is the perfect destination for your next event. To help you decide we’ve come up with some of our top reasons why we think this beautiful city is such a desirable destination. If you’re not convinced already, here are a few reasons why:


  • Great accommodations

One of the biggest selling points of Portland is how easy it is to get around. The Portland International Airport (PDX) is only nine miles away from downtown and the Oregon Convention Center. Portland’s award-winning light rail system makes it a breeze to get from the airport to your hotel or event location.


  • Delicious food & drink

Welcome to the craft beer capital of the world! If you like craft beer (or even if you don’t!) Portland is the happening spot for fun breweries and tasty gastropubs. Hopworks Urban Brewery is one of many local breweries and is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub, making it a must stop attraction. Psst! Did we mention it’s also kid friendly!


  • Portland is happening now!

When it comes to Portland, there are always plenty of things happening. From BrewCycles and coffee shops to museums and gardens, you’ll find no lack in fun activities to do. Portland has exactly what your corporate team-building event is missing, some fun!


  • Great Venues

As you might have seen from one of our last blogs, choosing the right venue is the most important factor of an event. What makes Portland the perfect event destination is the variety of great venues! Whether you’re looking for something interactive, small scale, urban, or corporate, Portland has the venue for you. Join us next month for our blog on the top venues around Portland. At CEO Events, our seasoned experts have what it takes to turn your venue vision into a reality!


We’ve spent many years in the event planning business and know exactly what makes a destination desirable for an event. From a small company party to a large convention, corporate meeting or sporting event, we think Portland will be the perfect fit. Let’s get started and plan your Portland event today! 


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