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Old Posted Mar 14, 2017, 3:55 AM
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I just listened to a 'Think Out Loud' discussion about Oregon's bid to attract the Outdoor Retailer convention. One of the problems with the Convention Center, which was acknowledged by the Travel Portland rep, is that there's a lack of quality dining options nearby.
I'd like to throw in my experience at the restaurant and bar at the nearby Hotel Eastlund, Altabira. We had drinks there up on the rooftop patio and it was one of the best views in the city! Much better than Departure or Portland City Grill (since you are looking at downtown). Service was great, patrons were friendly.

So things are improving! Also, apparently there is a major weed shop across the street from the Conv Center so there's that.

Otherwise, I agree with you.
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Any word when this breaks ground?
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Old Posted May 16, 2017, 5:07 AM
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Late summer is last I heard.
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Old Posted May 16, 2017, 7:10 AM
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Late summer is last I heard.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2017, 11:22 PM
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Groundbreaking set for Oregon Convention Center hotel



Developers will break ground next month on a publicly subsidized hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, finally fulfilling a plan discussed on and off for nearly three decades.

Representatives for Mortenson Construction said work on the 600-room Hyatt Regency in Northeast Portland would begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 14. The hotel is expected to open in 2019.

The $224 million hotel will be built, in part, with $60 million in revenue bonds backed by lodging taxes paid by hotel guests in the city. Officials say the Hyatt Regency alone will generate enough lodging tax revenue to repay the debt.
...continues at the Oregonian.
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...continues at the Oregonian.
I'm not excited about the design, but its somewhat of a step above the disaster they initially proposed and I am excited about the prospect of this activating this part of the Lloyd district and potentially spurring more development nearby... especially retail and restaurants.
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About damn time, at this point I have given up caring about the design as long as it meets the needs of the convention center.
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Where's the emergency room entrance on this hospital? Oh, I forgot, this is the motor lodge for the Convention Center.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2017, 10:26 PM
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Hopefully a Grand Convention Center Hotel will open to the east in the future.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2017, 10:50 PM
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Hopefully a Grand Convention Center Hotel will open to the east in the future.
Ohh trust me it won't. They could barley get this one approved
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I'm not excited about the design, but its somewhat of a step above the disaster they initially proposed and I am excited about the prospect of this activating this part of the Lloyd district and potentially spurring more development nearby... especially retail and restaurants.
My thoughts exactly. This is as good as it's going to get, sadly, so it's time to end the delays and get to it. I'll be thrilled if this is completed by 2019, but is that timeline realistic?
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My thoughts exactly. This is as good as it's going to get, sadly, so it's time to end the delays and get to it. I'll be thrilled if this is completed by 2019, but is that timeline realistic?
I think the garage is the best part.
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I think the garage is the best part.
Oh, god. The garage is heartbreaking.
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Ohh trust me it won't. They could barley get this one approved
This is Not necessarily the case. In many cases after the incentivized hotel opens and gets the conventions going other large convention hotels follow to fill the increased demand. These usually privately funded. But it always takes the incentives hotels to get the ball rolling. Examples include Nashville, Dallas, Ft Worth, very much Austin, Indianapolis, Houston, Denver to name a few.
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Well, it's better than what's mostly on those lots now: gravel
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Merely an idea but I much prefer LRS Architects idea for a CC hotel:

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Merely an idea but I much prefer LRS Architects idea for a CC hotel:

Hmmmm, that might work if it was going to be Circus Circus Portland. I hate the final design, but I don't think this is an improvement.
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Merely an idea but I much prefer LRS Architects idea for a CC hotel:

That's a mighty fine looking casino.
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Well, it's better than what's mostly on those lots now: gravel
It's not great, but I'm not opposed to it. It's boring, it's sterile, but it's not that terrible.

It's a fill in building, and the parking garage is needed office space and a freeway buffer for the hotel. I'd love something "better", but I think the deal is okay as it is.

The renderings I've seen from street level look good enough, and I'm not going to fly over it that frequently, so whatever. Let's get it built and over with.
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