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Recently, Northwest Meetings + Events’ advertising director, Sheri Harbour de Vos, took a tour of the Punch Bowl Social Portland. Afterwards she sent me an email that it was one of her “new favorite venues in the Portland area.” That’s pretty high praise from someone who has been lucky enough to tour many of the city’s top venues, so I thought better share the details with all of you looking for a new spot to hold a meeting or event—especially with the holiday party season approaching quickly!

The restaurant-entertainment hotspot offers phenomenal food (using locally sourced food, no less), drink and plenty of fun, with bowling, karaoke, darts, ping pong, shuffleboard and vintage arcade games. The venue has a variety of spaces that can be reserved—ranging from private karaoke rooms or bowling lanes for 20 to the entire venue for 1,200. And it’s all set in a space with a retro-Northwest-industrial vibe.

In Sheri's words: "This ain't your grandpa's bowling alley!" Check it out for yourself!

The Northwest is home to a number of intriguing international districts in which to host your next meeting or event. From a museum in Seattle to a traditional Vietnamese restaurant in Portland and a high-energy nightclub in Vancouver, here are six spots you should definitely check out. 

SEATTLE; CHINATOWNI NTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

Wing Luke Museum

 

Two adjacent buildings at the intersection of SW Park and Alder streets in Portland, Oregon, are coming together to form one sophisticated hotel. Purchased by Provenance Hotels and NBP Capital, the two historic properties, the Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building, are being reimagined as the new hotel, The Woodlark. Construction on the 150-room hotel began in November and is scheduled to be completed in March 2018. 

 

If your company holiday festivities' guest list includes spouses, partners and children, the Northwest has numerous family-friendly venues that will make everyone feel welcome. Here are just a few:

WASHINGTON

Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle