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Art and business venues

Places and activities    Art and business venues

Metro owns and operates the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center and operates Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.

From home and garden shows to the symphony, manufacturing trade shows to rock concerts, business seminars to antiques shows, Metro's regional arts, convention and exhibition facilities host hundreds of events each year. Chances are you’ve been our guest at least once. 

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Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission

Made up of seven business and civic leaders committed to the region's cultural and economic vitality, the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission works to protect the public investment in Metro's visitor venues.

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Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was originally The Portland Public Theater, a vaudeville and movie house built in 1928. Visit

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Elisa Dozono OCC

Some friends discuss the Oregon Convention Center

Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission chair Elisa Dozono discusses the important economic impact and community benefits of the Oregon Convention Center. Watch the video

By the numbers

3.4 million

In FY 2013, 3.4 million people visited Metro's four visitor venues, generating nearly $2 million per day in spending throughout the region.

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Amount of Metro's FY 2007-08 revenues that came from enterprise activities.

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