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City’s Spectator Venues Program releases 2021-2022 annual report

Following widespread pandemic closures in 2020 and 2021, the City of Portland's premiere sporting and performing arts venues and their operators once again began hosting teams, performers and visitors, fueling a sense of normalcy - though not without new challenges.

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City Council to vote on amendment to extend Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement

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.

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City’s Spectator Venues Program releases 2020-2021 annual report

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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City of Portland plans improvements at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, addresses immediate safety risk

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.

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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.

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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.

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