Hotel Performance January 3-9, 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 November 29-December 5

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…

State Offers Tax Relief for Small Businesses

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced new tax relief for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. The Department of Revenue will eliminate penalties and interest on 2019 income tax for businesses that are still struggling to pay bills. “I have heard from…

Hotel Performance November 29-December 5, 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 November 29-December…

Hillsboro Businesses Need Outdoor Seating Permits

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Restaurants and bars in Hillsboro need to apply for two permits in order to set up new outdoor seating. Under the latest state guidance for COVID-19 prevention, Washington County is considered an “extreme risk” county and currently, only outdoor dining is allowed. That means…

Hotel Performance November 22-28, 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 November 22-28…

Washington County Enters “Extreme Risk” Guidance December 3

outdoor dining in Beaverton

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the county-wide risk levels, and Washington County—as well as other counties in the Portland Metro Region—are in the “Extreme Risk” category. As an “Extreme Risk” county, the following is guidance for Washington County as it relates to our industry,…

Oregon Announces New COVID-19 Framework

Oregon is rolling out a new framework for assessing COVID-19 risk levels by county. The new plan, which starts after the state’s two-week freeze ends on December 2, incudes restrictions for counties with “extreme risk.” Data will be evaluated weekly and risk levels will…

Oregon to “Freeze” November 18-December 2

Oregon will be placed on a two-week “freeze” as a new measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The freeze limits restaurants to takeout only, retail capacity to 75 percent and faith gatherings and other indoor crowds to 25 people. Gyms,…

Oregon Issues Travel Quarantine Recommendation

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, along with Washington and California’s governors, is recommending a 14-day travel quarantine for anyone traveling to or from the West Coast states. As COVID-19 cases rise in Oregon, officials are urging people to stay home, avoid social gatherings and stay…