About Portland

Portland is a spectacular city to host Westercon!

“While you're in Portland, you'll want to spend some time visiting the area. Portland has been named as one of the most liveable cities in the country. From rose gardens to fountains to microbreweries to Powell's (the largest bookstore in North America), we have a little of everything. And Portland is an hour from the Oregon Coast, Mount Hood (where you can ski until mid-summer!) and the lovely Columbia River Gorge (wind-surfing capital of the US). And we're also surrounded by numerous award-winning wineries. So stop a while and enjoy the area.” - John Lorentz, Chair of Westercon48

Portland offers many attractions that would appeal to Westercon convention goers. We’ve compiled a small list for you below, but please feel free to explore other resources for tourism of both Portland and Oregon.

And don’t forget -- Tax free shopping! Whether you plan to spend your money on convention souvenirs or art show treasures, your dollar goes further in Oregon. Portland has zero sales tax.