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Portland Metro Calls Upon a Tourism Pro for Its Comeback


Steve Faulstick has been named interim general manager of visitor venues for Portland Metro, the regional government. In this role, announced less than two weeks after Broadway shows returned to area theaters and conference attendees gathered again for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, Faulstick will oversee the region’s portfolio of venues, including the Oregon Convention Center, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Portland Expo Center. He has agreed to serve until a permanent general manager of visitor venues is in place.

Dirty Jobs Northwest Meetings + Events Edition

A successful event isn’t just about the exquisite venues, inspiring presentations and scrumptious food that guests enjoy. There’s a seemingly unseen team of people at work that helps ensure the party keeps rolling and your job is easier. Short a few centerpieces? No one but you will notice. Short a few portable toilets? Things just got real.

Oregon Convention Center Achieved Another Major Green Milestone

Achieving Level Four certification for the APEX/ASTM Standard, The Oregon Convention Center celebrated top marks for evaluation and selection of venues for environmentally sustainable meetings. 

The APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards, administered by the Convention Industry Council, encourage planners and suppliers to produce greener events.

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