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Pittsburgh, Portland and Milwaukee are three dynamic destinations that share numerous positive attributes.
Because of our shared vision and commitment to provide the best convention product, we have formed a three-city sales and marketing alliance. Our alliance can provide significant financial and logistical benefits to organizations booking any combination of the three cities. Planners save time by efficiently fostering relationships with multiple convention and visitors bureaus while learning about three destinations that offer their organizations superior hospitality.
MeetingSource named Pittsburgh and Portland one of the Top 25 Convention Cities for 2020. Factors considered in the rankings included hotel rates, access, safety, appeal, walkability and weather. With safety concerns around COVID-19, above average scores in safety and the abundance of city parks and outdoor spaces propelled our rankings.
For additional information on the three-city alliance, please contact Andrew Ortale, Chief Sales Officer, VisitPITTSBURGH; James Jessie, Vice President of Convention Sales, Travel Portland; or Leslie Johnson, VP of Sales, Visit Milwaukee.
Pittsburgh is the ideal spot for your next meeting. With an accessible, walkable downtown and accommodations that practically plan the meeting for you, you will find one of Pittsburgh's many venues to be the perfect fit for your needs. After hours, there are more than 85 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Plus, Pittsburgh's Cultural District features five major world-class theaters, and our museums and galleries speak volumes about the city's cultural heritage.
Home to the LEED-EB Silver certified Oregon Convention Center, Green Seal certified major hotels and abundant natural spaces, Portland is known as the "Greenest City in America" (Popular Science, February 2008). The city's vibrant nightlife and acclaimed dining offer delegates plenty to see and do. Portland assists planners with implementing eco-friendly strategies that support the organizational goals of the planner, boost attendance and save money. In 2008, Meetings & Conventions magazine inducted Travel Portland into the M&C's Gold Awards Hall of Fame.
Milwaukee is a premiere Midwestern meeting destination. State-of-the-art convention facilities are conveniently located at Wisconsin Center. Within walking distance of the convention center is Milwaukee's dynamic downtown, offering a wide range of shopping, dining and nightlife options, the RiverWalk, Water Street Entertainment District, Downtown Theater District, museums, professional sports and over 3,000 hotel rooms. Milwaukee is an affordable, accessible destination.