Attracting a convention center hotel to Portland will create good jobs and support our region’s growing tourism economy – which totaled $4.2 billion last year.
From day one, a small but well-funded group of opponents has sought to kill this project. They raised questions and we answered them. They made false assertions that we corrected with facts. Their final effort was to file a series of lawsuits, at a hefty cost to taxpayers, to no avail.
Today’s ruling validates the truth behind the convention center hotel project. Judge Bloch made the right decision by finding that Metro has clear authority to enter into the agreements and obligations related to the hotel, clearing away any doubt that this project should move forward.
We stand ready to help create 3,000 jobs and bring millions of dollars in new tourist spending to our community. Case closed.