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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Metropolitan Exposition-Recreation Commission

The Commission manages convention, exhibition, and performing arts facilities, including the Oregon Convention Center (OCC), the Portland'5 Center for the Arts, and the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Expo Center). These venues attract over two million visitors annually to international, national, and regional events that contribute to the livability of this region.
MERC is a seven-member public commission of Metro consisting of business and civic leaders who share a commitment to promoting the metropolitan region as a visitor destination and protecting the public investment in these important regional facility assets it manages on behalf of the region's citizens.
Contact:  Margie Helton, 503-797-1780
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