Tualatin River Designated as a National Water Trail

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Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Interior Department has designated the Tualatin River Water Trail as one of the newest routes in the National Trails System. This designation has been years in the making and joins the existing Willamette River Water Trail as…

Masks now required in all workplaces and more

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Oregon has new mask requirements and recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are now required inside all private and public workspaces, including classrooms, offices and meeting rooms. Employees must wear masks unless they’re alone in an office or private workspace. Along with the new…

Forest Grove Businesses: Sign up for Trick-or-Treat

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The City Club of Forest Grove is organizing a Trick-or-Treat event in downtown Forest Grove. The club has modified the plan to be safe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations. Businesses can sign up to host a booth for kids to Trick-or-Treat along Main Street…

2020 Oregon Tourism Industry Stakeholder Survey

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Travel Oregon and the state’s seven official regional destination management organizations (RDMOs) launched a tourism industry stakeholder survey to seek input from communities, local businesses and individuals that drive the state’s tourism economy. The COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on travel have had devastating…

Metro, Travel Portland Apply for Economic Development Administration Grant

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In a joint effort, supported by the chairs of the board of county commissioners in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, Metro Regional Government and Travel Portland applied for an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to help recover lost meeting and convention business due to…

Washington County Arts Organizations Awarded More Than $1.6 Million in Support Grants

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In late September, Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grants were issued to 621 organizations around the state. Thirty-two Washington County arts organizations received more than $1.6 million of these funds, which were part of a relief package passed by the Oregon Legislature in July….

Industry News from Travel Oregon

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Industry newsletter from Travel Oregon October 2, 2020 Virtual Training, Engagement and Assistance To support economic recovery across the state, Travel Oregon, alongside regional and statewide partners, developed the Virtual Training, Engagement and Assistance program to provide training resources, engagement opportunities and technical assistance….

Hotel Performance September 20-26, 2020

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. While Washington County’s hotel occupancy is performing better than other destinations, it is still a decrease from last year during the same period. For the week of…