Excessive Heat Watch Issued

Important Warnings and Information from Washington County:  Hot Weather The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Friday afternoon that will last until at least Monday evening. Unlike our recent bout of unseasonably hot weather, the low temperatures this weekend are expected…

Hotel Performance: May 2021

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Washington County’s hotels continue to slowly rebound from COVID-related downturns in 2020. According to STR, occupancy (OCC) levels for the month of May are nearly double than occupancy levels one year ago.  Average daily room rates (ADR) are improving, with ADR improving 14.2% for…

Element by Westin opens in Beaverton

Element by West Portland Beaverton

The new Element by Westin Portland Beaverton hotel opened Monday, April 26. The Element is a modern hotel designed for short and long-term stays. Nature-inspired spaces, in-room kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms and other eco-friendly touches throughout the property provide a welcoming and relaxing stay. Complimentary breakfast,…

Hotel Performance April 11-17, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after the…

Hotel Performance April 4-10, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after…

Washington County Visitors Association Announces New President and CEO

BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 7, 2021) – After a nationwide search, the board of directors for the Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) selected Dave Parulo, president of Meet Chicago Northwest to lead the 38-year-old organization as its new president and chief executive officer. Mr. Parulo will succeed current…

Hotel Performance March 28-April 3, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year after the…

Hotel Performance March 21-27, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year…

Vancouver Canadians will Play at Ron Tonkin Field

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The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will start its 2021 season in Hillsboro, Oregon, at Ron Tonkin Field. The team decided to start the season in Oregon due to the COVID-19 induced closure of the border between the United States and Canada. The Canadians will…

Hotel Performance March 14-20, 2021

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year…