An amendment to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement, extending the current expiration date, would allow for more comprehensive discussions around future improvements and operations at the Rose Quarter venues.
Last year's annual report details continued investments and challenges for Portland's spectator venues during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Due to deterioration, granite walls honoring local veterans will be removed and safely stored. A new reinvestment strategy outlines future upgrades at the Coliseum.
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City releases first Spectator Venues Program annual report, highlighting 2019-2020 successes and challenges
The inaugural spectator venues report tells the story of how City’s premiere performing arts and sporting facilities fared last year amidst unprecedented challenges.
Portland City Council creates economic recovery surcharge on overnight stays to help bring back visitors, jobs and spending
Tourism leaders requested the additional 1 percent fee as part of Portland’s Tourism Improvement District. Their industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.
Portland City Council considers proposal to keep Tourism Improvement District, fund economic recovery
Lodging executives want to extend a 2 percent fee on overnight stays in Portland, which supports tourism marketing. They are also proposing a 1 percent surcharge to fuel Portland’s recovery from COVID-19 – and the resulting economic recession.