When Portland looks in the mirror, what does it see? When the light reflects, what is staring back at it?
It sees makers, doers, and craftspeople. It sees passion, resilience, and grit. It sees beauty. And fantastic quirks. And Personality. Loads of personality.
It sees a city both on the rise and firmly here. And a town uniquely intertwined with its sports.
With the power and innovation of locally-established giants Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Under Armour, Portland holds a deep and undeniable connection with athletes, fans, and consumers. Simply put, there isn’t another zip code on Earth more uniquely linked to sports and the business surrounding it.
Our sporting spirit isn’t really even about sports. It’s about identity. It’s about how the city’s thriving arts scene bleeds into basketball, where our beloved all-star point guard isn’t just a Trail Blazer, but a respected recording artist. Or how we’re home to a world-renowned dining scene, as well as a four-time Olympian whose cookbook also happens to be a New York Times bestseller. We are a renaissance city; one of the few places where you can surf and ski in the same day, with spare time to grab a donut and show off your new sneakers – designed just a few miles away - before catching a game.
Strolling past Providence Park, you’ll see streams of fans clad in red and black. As the most successful women’s sports franchise in the world, you might expect fans of the Portland Thorns to be made up of little girls in too-big replica jerseys, or die-hard fans of the Women’s National Team. Both groups are definitely present, mixed in with bearded soccer bros and grizzled octogenarians. With corporate groups engaging in team-building right next to scarf-wearing, IPA-sipping hipsters. Because that’s Portland, Oregon. Where sports are for everyone.
When your event lands in Portland, it will be about sports, as it always is. It will be about the competition, and it will be about the athletes, and it will be about the experience. But hosting your event in Portland will be anything but typical. Because we can’t help it. When our city rallies around an event, we welcome it with our whole personality.
When Portland looks in the mirror, it sees a city fit for a champion.
And we look forward to crowning yours here.
While our city has its crown jewels, it’s safe to say a visitor will never experience the same Portland twice. The city’s top attractions are constantly evolving, creating exciting pop-ups, debuting new works and hosting events that attract both locals and visitors alike.
Beautiful gardens, cutting edge museums, and the world’s largest independent bookstore are all in the forefront of individual travelers' minds, but Portland is also the perfect launchpad for adventure, with the vast Oregon Coast, snow-capped Mount Hood, verdant wine country and epic waterfalls all within easy driving distance of the city.
And with 70 miles of trails within Portland city limits, 5,156-acre Forest Park is a world-renowned escape for runners, equestrians and hikers alike.
Families and teams will experience world-class dining and lodging options, and a sports spirit that permeates everything we do here. Event producers can find comfort in our reliable facilities, experienced professionals, and a collaborative spirit in our community that simply cannot be beat.
We can't wait to host you in Portland!
On a visit to Portland, do as locals do and take advantage of the city’s miles upon miles of protected bike lanes, efficient public transportation system and many (and we mean many) walkable bridges to get around. Renting a car is never a necessity in Portland, with plenty of budget-friendly ways to explore the city car-free (and avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking)
Portland International Airport (PDX)
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