• Best of Finalists Announced! Now Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate!

    POSTED August 19, 2014

The names of the finalists for the 4th Annual Northwest Meetings + Events Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards have been released, so get ready to party! The winners will be announced at our annual awards party, held Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Foundry in Seattle! Tickets for this year’s event are $10 if purchased by October 15 (or $20 if purchased after October 15). To register, click here.

We are so excited by this year’s nominees—there are both new and familiar faces in the mix. It truly is an honor to be in this group because it means that your colleagues thought enough about your service/venue/attraction to shine a much-deserved spotlight on it. So be sure to bring your friends, coworkers, friendly coworkers and come out to celebrate!

Space is limited so be sure to buy your tickets early. We look forward to seeing you in October!!

Visit Seattle, in partnership with the King County government, will host “Cloudbreak: Seattle’s Revive Live Music Fest,” in support of Seattle’s music community. 


From making her kids’ Kraken Halloween costumes inspired by Seattle’s National Hockey League team to chasing the sun in eastern Washington looking for spots to camp, Kelly Saling’s love for the Pacific Northwest is apparent in all aspects of her life—including her career. Promoted to senior vice president and chief sales officer at Visit Seattle in September 2021, Saling pulls from this personal appreciation to plug people into the region’s array of venues, natural landscapes, and everything in between.


Comfortable, familiar, and adorned with the color tones and tapestries of Peru, Portland’s Andina restaurant, housed in a historic onetime abattoir and warehouse in the city’s Pearl District, serves up modern Peruvian cuisine.