Looking for a new meeting space? Change your outlook.
Red Carpet Treatment
Urban, suburban and rural. Seascape, citywide or mountainside. Convention and conference planners in the Northwest have their choice of settings, thanks to the diversity of convention and conference centers found throughout our region. Don’t believe us? Northwest Meetings + Events has compiled a list* of options for you to use as a resource the next time you’re planning a grand meeting of minds.
The Northwest boasts a rich Native American history. From Alaska to Oregon, the nations and tribes native to our region are evident throughout our communities—from the art displayed in our museums, parks and neighborhoods to the names of local cities and destinations, such as Chelan, Klamath Falls, Denali, Nez Perce and Kelowna. Celebrate this cultural bounty by planning an event at a venue that honors the Northwest’s roots. Here are just a few to consider for your next gathering.
Invite three of your closest friends over to sample Boise Centre’s tasty cranberry martinis! (Serves 4)
—6 oz. gin
—1 cup cranberry juice
—Sliced fresh ginger
—Fresh cranberries, for garnish
—Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
Mount Hood, Schweitzer, Whistler, Denali—the Northwest does not want for spectacular mountain destinations. Not only do they provide a stunning setting in which to live, work and play, they also serve as a gorgeous backdrop for meetings and events. While these locales are notable winter playgrounds for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sleigh riding and other activities, they are also outstanding options for groups in the warm summer months. Here are a few Northwest resorts that sit at the foot or at the top of some of our region’s favorite peaks.
Shore Lodge—an award-winning lakefront resort in McCall, Idaho—has welcomed a new restaurant concept this summer, the first of several it has planned. Formerly the Lake Grill, the new restaurant, The Cutwater, offers a locally inspired menu, including its famous huckleberry pancakes made with huckleberries foraged from local mountains and the Huckletini, a cocktail creation of vodka, Cointreau and local huckleberries.
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Curt Asmussen was recently hired as general manager at The Inn at 500 Capital in Boise, Idaho.