"For years, the lot at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Holladay Street sat vacant but full of promise — promise that someday, a huge hotel would rise from the gravel to accommodate tens of thousands of visitors to the adjacent Oregon Convention Center every year.
"Though three decades passed before all the stars aligned on the project, they did at last in 2017, when the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center finally broke ground.
"Now, about a year later, the hotel is well on its way up. Crews from Mortenson have been working steadily on the building since August 2017 and are, according to Metro, presently on track to finish the hotel on time and on budget by late 2019."
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