Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!

You can choose from one of the prepopulated nominees from past awards OR write in another favorite. Only one ballot is allowed per email address, and voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Vote now and then forward this to all of your coworkers and friends and have them vote, too.

The nominees will be announced this summer and the winners will be announced at the annual Best of Awards Party to be held this fall (more details on the celebration to come).

Since 1924, the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel has served as one of Seattle’s most celebrated social addresses. Recently underwent a $25 million renovation, the updates to the 450-room hotel work to honor the rich history of the space and encourage the growth of both old and newfound traditions.

“A storied landmark, Fairmont Olympic is the heartbeat of the city experience, a true classic Seattle gathering place and a home away from home for generations,” says Hannah Corbin, the marketing and communications manager at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel.


In the heart of Portland’s Theater District, Hotel Vance serves as a space to support emerging leaders. Created with convenience in mind, the hotel provides a variety of amenities built to encourage creative collaboration.

“It is the Northwest’s first tribute portfolio hotel under Marriott. Tribute hotels are a bit funkier, not so cookie cutter and are a little bit more original with the design process. You are going to find aspects that you will not find anywhere else,” says Casey Baker, director of sales and marketing for the hotel. 


The Oregon coast is a favorite when it comes to views of the Pacific Ocean and exploring everything that seaside towns have to offer. Here are some top beachside cities to visit, offering cozy coastal amenities and lovely smalltown ambiance. 

Cannon Beach

Less than two hours from Portland by car and known for being home to Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach is one of the most popular destinations to experience the natural world of the Oregon coast.