Hotel Performance February 14-20

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. For February 14-20, 2021, Washington…

New PPP Loans Available through March 10

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The Biden Administration is opening a special two-week period for small businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program assistance. The new PPP Loan is for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration​, Small Business Development Center, or any bank that is…

Washington County Improves to “Moderate” Risk Level

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Washington County will move down into the “moderate” risk level starting Friday, February 26. This will mean an increase in capacity for businesses including restaurants, gyms and entertainment facilities. “For the second time in a row, we are seeing great progress in stopping the…

Hotel Performance January 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Hotel Performance February 7-13, 2021

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Washington County Improves to “High Risk”

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Washington County will move from “extreme” to “high” risk for COVID-19. This means restaurants will be able to allow indoor dining once again, among other changes. The surrounding Portland metro area of Clackamas and Multnomah counties are…

Hotel Performance January 24-30, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Hotel Performance January 17-23

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Washington County country remains at Extreme Risk level for COVID-19

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Washington County country will remain in the Extreme Risk category after the latest COVID-19 data was released on January 26. Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced changes to the guidance for Extreme Risk counties, allowing some indoor activities to resume. Starting January 29, a maximum…

Travel Oregon Launches Destination Ready Program

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Travel Oregon announced its Destination Ready program, which will support destination development efforts heading into Summer 2021. The program includes $250,000 of funding and technical assistance for the development, enhancement and stewardship of COVID-19-appropriate visitor experiences. Regional and destination management organizations, municipal governments, public…