Grain Store, bakery and restaurant on-site.
In addition, Bob’s Red Mill offers cooking
classes and demonstrations by guest chefs
on a variety of themes.
Oregon’s official state nut is celebrated at
Pacific Hazelnut Farms & Candy Factory
( www.pacifichazelnut.com) in Aurora, an
antique-filled town midway between Portland and Salem. During tours of the small
facility, participants learn about hazelnut
harvesting, their nutritional benefits and
other facts. Tours end at the retail store
where visitors can taste and purchase
roasted hazelnuts, chocolate covered nuts
and other products.
Just as Oregon’s temperate climate and
water quality make it ideal for beermaking,
they also make it conducive for brewing
soy sauce. In Salem, the Yamasa Soy Sauce
Factory ( www.yamasausa.com) is the
place to learn about this Japanese condiment. Tours start with a background video
and then give visitors a view of the steps
involved, a process that takes six months
of fermentation using soybeans, wheat and
sea salt. The tour includes a goody bag of
soy and teriyaki sauce for each visitor.
Oregon’s most famous dairy products
come from the Tillamook Creamery
html), which has been run by a farmers’
cooperative called the Tillamook Creamery
Association since 1909. Drawing over a mil-
lion visitors a year, it’s a major attraction in
the northern Oregon coastal region about
70 miles from Portland.
Last summer the creamery opened a
new visitors center featuring interactive exhibits and an expanded viewing area where
visitors can observe the cheese processing
and packing operations. The center also
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➜ The 176-room Courtyard by Marriott
Corvallis ( www.marriott.com) opened in
December with over 2,000 square feet
of meeting space, an indoor pool and
terrace with a fire pit, and views of the
➜ The EVEN Hotel Eugene ( www.ihg.com),
the first of InterContinental’s lifestyle
brand on the West Coast, opened near
the University of Oregon campus. The
wellness-oriented property features ath-
letic studios, relaxation zones, flexible
meeting/work spaces and 100 guest
rooms with eucalyptus linens, color
changing mood lights and fitness gear.
➜ The 130-room Hyatt Place Eugene
( www.hyatt.com) opened at Oakway
Center with a Skydeck, fitness facility
and 568 square feet of meeting space.
➜ The 275-room Hilton Eugene (www.
hilton.com) is under new ownership
and scheduled to be rebranded as the
Graduate Eugene by the end of the year.
A major renovation that will include its
30,000 square feet of meeting space is
set for completion by mid-2019.
➜ The 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites
( www.marriott.com) opened near downtown with a fitness center and meeting
space for up to 30 people.
➜ The Salishan Resort ( www.salishan.
com) wrapped up a renovation of all of
its 205 guest rooms, public spaces and
16,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 205-acre resort also introduced
new amenities, including a luxury
“glamping” experience, treetop canopy
tour, ropes challenge course, mountain
biking trails and a culinary program
featuring ingredients from an on-site
➜ The 34-room Atticus Hotel (www.
atticushotel.com) debuted in May. The
luxury boutique property includes a
restaurant with private dining spaces
and a 16-person boardroom.
➜ The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
( www.headlandslodge.com) opened
with 33 lodge guest rooms and 18
cottages, each with balconies and ocean
views. The resort includes a restaurant
featuring Northwest cuisine, a full-service spa and two meeting rooms with an
➜ The 600-room Hyatt Regency Portland
at the Oregon Convention Center (www.
hyatt.com) is scheduled for completion in early 2020. The LEED-certified
property will feature 32,000 square feet
of meeting space.
➜ The 299-room Porter Portland, Curio by
Hilton Collection ( www.curiocollection3.
hilton.com) opened downtown with
10,200 square feet of meeting and
event space, a rooftop restaurant and a
➜ The 180-room Radisson RED Portland
( www.radissonred.com) is scheduled to
open later this year in the new Broadway Tower with a bar, restaurant, fitness
center and several small conference
➜ The 153-room Canopy by Hilton
Portland Pearl District ( www.canopy3.
hilton.com) opened with a cafe, bar and
rooftop fitness center.
➜ A 140-acre expansion of the Deschutes
County Fair & Expo Center (www.
expo.deschutes.org) is in the planning
stages. The facility currently offers more
than 220,000 square feet of space for
meetings, tradeshows as well as other
events. Banquet halls range in size from
9,416 to 40,000 square feet.
➜ Silvies Valley Ranch ( www.silvies.us),
a working/guest ranch in southeastern
Oregon, recently opened a conference center and full-service spa. The
14,000-acre property offers a 34-room
eco-lodge, guest cabins, restaurants
and four golf courses, among other
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