Travel Oregon’s Destination Ready Program Awards Salmonberry Trail $22,000

Salmonberry Trail in Tualatin Valley Oregon

Travel Oregon has awarded $913,000 to tourism-related projects across the state through its Destination Ready program. The funding will help develop and enhance 34 projects that offer visitor experiences and aid in economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. The Salmonberry Trail in Tualatin…

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…

Gov. Brown Declares Abnormal Market Disruption Due to Winter Weather

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared an abnormal market disruption after severe weather spurred a state of emergency in nine Oregon counties, including Washington County. Brown issued Executive Order 21-03 in response to reports of increases in lodging rates as people sought temporary stays 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…