With guidance from public health officials, teams are preparing for the return of cultural events, community connections and generating thousands of jobs throughout the region.
The Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Zoo, Portland Expo Center, and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts are powerful economic generators for the state and centers for communities to connect. These visitor venues employ thousands and serve as gathering places for millions of memories created each year.
Metro’s visitor venues attract significant economic activity to the state and greater Portland region, much of it from outside Oregon. This economic activity, in turn, generates substantial state and local tax revenues. Collectively, Metro’s visitor venues create more than 8,000 jobs. The four venues generate nearly $28 million in taxes and nearly $877 million is generated in direct, indirect and induced spending.