New Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Downtown hillsboro

Several new grant opportunities have become available for Oregon businesses affected by COVID-19. The state has approved $20 million to Business Oregon’s Emergency Assistance Fund and Washington County has approved a relief fund for food and tourism related businesses as well. Governor Brown and…

Hotel Performance November 8-14

Hotel washington county

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 November 8-14,…

Washington County leaders propose Phase 1B

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Leaders in Washington County have submitted a proposal for a revised reopening phase that would allow more business to reopen before the metro area is able to move into Phase 2. Read the statement from Washington County Board Chair, Kathryn Harrington: Our local, national and…

Masks now required in all workplaces and more

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

Halloween jack o lanterns

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

Portland Oregon

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…

Hotel Performance Sept. 6-12, 2020

Washington county Hotels COVID-19

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…

Hotel Performance August 30-September 5, 2020

A hotel lobby

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. While hotel occupancy is performing better than other destinations, it is still a decrease from last year during the same period. For the week of August 30,…

Cities Organize Expanded Outdoor Dining

1st Street Dining Commons Beaverton

Several cities in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley have organized expanded outdoor seating areas to allow extra space for people to dine at restaurants. This allows more people to enjoy their favorite businesses while abiding by physical distancing requirements.