38 39 T he Oregon Convention Center (OCC),which opened in 1990, is the largest convention cen- ter in the Pacific Northwest and the 45th largest center in the coun- try.The million-plus-square-foot facility contains 255,000 square feet of exhibit space; two ballrooms–one 34,200 square feet and the other 25,200 square feet; and a total of 50 meeting rooms, two VIP suites, and 150,000 square feet of lobby space. The OCC’s complex covers 18 square blocks.The building, itself, is LEED Plat- inum certified; one of only two similar convention facilities in the U.S.The Cen- ter’s building and grounds also display a two-million dollar collection of public AT A GLANCE THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER WHAT: The largest venue of its kind in the Pacific Northwest WHERE: Portland, Oregon WEBSITE: www.oregoncc.org THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER THE Convention Center STILL THE SHOWCASE OF THE ROSE CITY