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8 Unique Vendors & Venues for your Next Event

Are you planning an event and deciding between multiple vendors and venues? Look no further! We have compiled a list of eight notable and unique...

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By at September 7, 2016
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Generating Excitement for Your Event

Having trouble getting your event to stand out? Need help promoting your event or generating buzz? Here are the top 7 tips and tricks we’ve...

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By at July 13, 2016
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Event Themes: A Rustic Affair

Rustic themed events are a big trend this year, especially during the summer and fall seasons. Rustic means simple, rough, and/or relating to the countryside...

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By at July 5, 2016
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How to Throw a Green Event

  Trendy and eco-friendly, “green” events are becoming more and more popular and as a plus, you are sure to impress guests with your care...

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By at June 21, 2016
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Event Themes: Elegant Masquerade Ball

  Everyone loves a good themed event, especially when it involves dressing the part. Masquerade balls are fun yet unique because they involve dressing up,...

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By at June 20, 2016
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How to Choose a Theme and Guarantee Success for Your Event

  Themes are a fun and creative way to liven up any event and a great way to engage with attendees. A well-chosen theme can...

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By at June 14, 2016
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Top 10 Fundraising Tips & Ideas For Your Next Event

  Fundraising for an event can be challenging, and thinking of ideas for fundraisers can cause even more stress. With that in mind, here is a...

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By at June 13, 2016
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10 Reasons Not to Miss Bravo! Live 2015

Bravo! Wedding & Event has done it again. They are going where they haven’t gone before – literally. Their annual corporate event planning showcase, Bravo!...

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By at October 12, 2015
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5 Twitter Tips to Promote Your Next Event

With the technology booming, the event world is always evolving.  Recent technology and the growth of social media, to be more specific, has created many...

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By at June 25, 2015
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Event Exposure: Working with the Media

When planning an event attracting the media can be a huge task. In the article Event Exposure: Working With the Media in The Meeting Professional’s...

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By at June 23, 2015
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McMenamins Grand Lodge Open House Recap

This beautiful space is perfect for weddings and events with large outdoor grass areas and beautiful gardens.  This large property can be perfect for either...

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By at June 10, 2015
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How to Pick the Perfect Caterer

Food, food, food! I love food, as most of us do. I also have the privilege to live in the mood mecca right now. Being...

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By at June 3, 2015
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Company Picnics And Why You Should Be Planning Yours

As we are starting to see an increase of our economy coming back to life, it’s time to start thinking about bringing back those wonderful...

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By at May 29, 2015
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Becoming More Productive

Do you want to become more productive in your day-to-day activities? Follow these few guidelines to become more productive at home and at work. Write...

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By at December 12, 2014
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How to Make a Lasting First Impression

How to Make a Lasting First Impression: Most people will judge you within the first second of meeting you, and their opinion will most likely...

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By at November 14, 2014
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Networking Like a Pro

The Key to Networking Like a Pro: Networking events can be incredibly difficult. There is an easy trick you can use to networking like a pro. The...

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By at October 31, 2014
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Create Meetings that Matter

You’ve been in them. (You might have even been leading them.) There were great intentions, but at the end of your time together, the general...

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By at September 8, 2014
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August Bravo! VIP Event

Recently, Bravo! hosted a VIP event for corporate planners at the newly opened Portland Events and Logistics’ rooftop space and training room facility. The planners...

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By at August 28, 2014
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To Aid Your Catering Search

When it comes to catering, it is easy to find yourself overwhelmed with options. From presentation to quality, food type to credentials, there are many...

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By at August 8, 2014
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10 Secrets to Success for Effective Trade Shows

Here at Bravo! we are always looking to be innovators in our field so we are continuously doing research. One of our favorite resources for...

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By at August 1, 2014
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Perks of Being a Bravo Client

For over 25 years Bravo! wedding and event has been producing two annual publications for the Oregon/SW Washington area – The Bravo Event Resource Guide...

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By at July 25, 2014
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The Next Big Thing in Desserts

The Wall Street Journal published an article informing readers and loyalists to renowned east-coast bakery, Crumbs, that the chain had closed all of its 48...

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By at July 18, 2014
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How to plan a Retro Summer Bash

As summer is almost over, and whether you want to relive the glory days, or wish you were there, a retro summer bash is sure...

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By at July 16, 2014
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Columbia River Yacht Club VIP Event

On June 25th, Bravo! hosted a VIP event at the Columbia River Yacht Club in Portland for our corporate planners and clients. Previously only open...

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By at June 30, 2014
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Plan an Amazing Fourth of July Celebration

The Best Kept Secrets to a Successful Fourth of July Celebration The Fourth of July is a spirited holiday spent celebrating the independence of the...

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By at June 27, 2014
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Providence Park Special

Providence Park is excited to launch an enhanced website with a variety of new features, including the leading-edge 720 True Tour experience. For the first...

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By at June 20, 2014
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Unique Team Building Idea

Looking for a unique team building activity? Look no further – Parties That Cook is a mobile culinary events company staging corporate team building events...

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By at May 30, 2014
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Bottle and Bottega Open House

Bottle and Bottega brings creativity and fun into any party.  No matter the occasion — adult birthday, kids celebration, baby or bridal shower, bachelorette party,...

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By at May 28, 2014
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Graduation Party Basics

So you, or your loved one is graduating, how are you going to celebrate this monumental moment? This is a milestone in life, whether it...

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By at May 16, 2014
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Team Building Trends

Team building can be one of the best ways to boost employee productivity and relationships. The right team building events can help employees understand each...

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By at May 9, 2014
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How to Entertain with Food & Drinks

Entertainment can come in many forms. One way to spice up your cocktail hour and reception can be through the use of food and beverages....

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By at May 2, 2014
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VIP Event Planner Party

Last night we held a VIP event for our corporate planners at the newly remodeled Lake Theater & Café in Lake Oswego. We couldn’t have...

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By at May 1, 2014
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How to Host have a Sustainable Event

One trend we’re seeing more and more these days, not only in events, but in many aspects of life, is sustainability. When planning a sustainable...

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By at April 30, 2014
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Unique Entertainment Ideas

Everyone wants the perfect event. One of the ingredients to a perfect event is often a fun atmosphere. Some of the most common forms of...

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By at April 25, 2014
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Guest Blog: Design Composition

Form….Function….Composition!  I often encounter someone who is designing an event (let’s say….a gala or reception), and for them, design consists of table centerpieces and an...

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By at April 11, 2014
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Event Catering Trends

2014 Catering Trends Caterers and other industry experts across the country were surveyed to find out what’s new and what’s next in the catering world...

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By at April 4, 2014
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Events At Pacific City

Events at the beach are inspired! Events at the beach, whether a social event like a wedding, or a productive business event like a board...

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By at April 2, 2014
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Designing with Color

“Were not in Kansas any more Toto!” Remember when Dorothy and Toto first arrived in OZ and the film went from black and white to...

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By at March 28, 2014
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Creating a Facebook Event

Creating a Facebook Event is one way to gain more exposure for your next event. This could even be used in place of invitations. Follow...

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By at March 26, 2014
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Meetings, Catering and more at JUBITZ!

When thinking of locations for your next corporate meeting or team outing think outside the box! Jubitz Travel Center has meeting & event space, on...

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By at March 24, 2014
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Working with a Caterer

Tips for working with a Caterer Start planning in advance and be organized. Decide on the atmosphere you want for the event and take notes...

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By at March 21, 2014
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Event Sponsorship

When planning an event, there is a cost typically a large cost associated. In order to offset that cost, an event sponsorship could be one...

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By at March 14, 2014
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Engaging Event Activities

Engage Your Audience!  In today’s world of content on demand, it is important to keep your audience fully engaged. No longer will attendees be satisfied...

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By at March 7, 2014
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How to Pick a Venue

With so many venues to chose from, how do you narrow it down?  There are the obvious points to consider first which is what city...

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By at February 28, 2014
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Planning a Memorial Service

Planning a memorial service are difficult times. Remember each who has passed was a mother, daughter, wife, father, son, husband, sister, brother, relative, partner, friend,...

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By at February 21, 2014
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Big Food. Big Fun. Big Parties

Big Food. Big Fun. Big Parties. Do you know people who enjoy beer, bowling, sports, arcade games, pool, shuffleboard, darts, delicious food and gathering people...

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By at February 17, 2014
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What to Look for in Hotel Contracts

Hotel Contracts Are you reviewing hotel contracts? What should you look for when reading through the pages of fine print? Meetings & Conventions magazine has...

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By at February 14, 2014
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Old St. Francis School Event Expo

Planning an upcoming event?  Join us! At the historic McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, we provide an environment that ensures your guests feel relaxed and...

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By at February 10, 2014
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Network, Promote and Learn!

Are you looking to promote your company or possibly expand your industry knowledge? Joining a local chapter of an industry related networking association or professional...

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By at February 7, 2014
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Top Meeting Trends for 2014

The January issue of Successful Meetings focused on “Four Top Meeting Trends for 2014” 1.      Meetings are Experiences Many attendees have attended meetings in the same...

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By at January 31, 2014
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How to Pick the Flowers

Are you selecting floral for you next event? Northwest Meetings + Events magazine interviewed several florists in the Pacific Northwest area to determine the trends...

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By at January 21, 2014
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Holiday Party Trends of 2013

The holidays are quickly approaching and many will be attending their company parties. If you are attending one of these holiday parties, you are likely...

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By at December 6, 2013
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Give the Gift of Crepes

Are you stuck on what to get your best clients as gift? Show your appreciation for your top clients by sending them Crepes. Kat’s Crepes...

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By at December 4, 2013
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Corporate Holiday Gift Idea

With the holidays around the corner, as a company, you might be thinking about what is the perfect holiday gift for your employees or clients....

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By at November 20, 2013
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Three Ways to Spice up Catering

Catering is one of the key aspects when planning an event and should not be over looked. Latest food trends have created new challenges for...

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By at October 9, 2013
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Planning an event in Seattle – Check out the Northwest Event Show on October 1st!

Getting inspiration is one of the keys to producing a successful event. One of the best sources of inspiration can come from attending shows where...

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By at September 26, 2013
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Go Into The Wild at Bravo! Live!

On October 16th, 2013 event planners and vendors will come together and go Into The Wild! The Oregon Convention Center will be transformed into a...

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By at September 24, 2013
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Still need a venue – consider McMenamins Grand Lodge!

Last Thursday was a huge success at the VIP open house at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge. Between the signature drinks, amazing food, and great music; everyone...

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By at September 23, 2013
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Celebrate Big Al’s New CADDYSHACK at their Grand Re-Openning Party!

You’re Invited to Celebrate Big Al’s New CADDYSHACK Grand Re-Openning Party Attend Wednesday, September 25th OR Thursday, September 26th  4 pm – 8 pm Join Big Al’s in Beaverton on September...

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By at September 9, 2013
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Save the Date – McMenamins Grand Lodge VIP Open House is Around the Corner!

McMenamins Grand Lodge and Bravo! Wedding & Event are teaming up to bring you a VIP Open House like no other. Come out from 4pm to...

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By at August 28, 2013
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Find Adventure with the New “Nature Concierge” Program at The Resort at The Mountain

The Resort at The Mountain is introducing its new “Nature Concierge” program! Whether guests want to pre-plan an adventure itinerary or simply want more information about...

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By at August 12, 2013
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Join Elephants Catering & Events for an Open House at Jenkins Estate!

Elephants Catering & Events is excited to announce their new partnership with Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District. As of July 1st, they were given...

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By at August 7, 2013
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Summer Special for Grand Lodge’s Compass Room

Looking to plan a summer meeting with a side of fun?  The Compass Room Summer Special is just the ticket.  The bright and elegant Compass...

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By at August 2, 2013
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Really BIG Video Inc’s New LED Wall

On August 1st 2013, Really Big Video is having an open house from 1:00pm-10:00pm during First Thursday in the Pearl District to display their new...

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By at July 31, 2013
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Edgefield Fir Grove Summer 2013 Special

Now that the Edgefield Summer Concert Series is fully booked, any remaining dates in the upper amphitheater, otherwise known as the Fir Grove, are up...

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By at July 29, 2013
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Wilsonville Family Fun Center Launches New Attraction!

The Wilsonville Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant is pleased to announce its newest outdoor attraction, Soaring Eagle Zip Line! Unlike most zip lines, this...

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By at July 16, 2013
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Plaza Palooza: Oregon Convention Center’s Free Summer Concert Series starts this Thursday!

It’s finally starting to feel like summer, so go outside and enjoy local music, food, and drinks at Plaza Palooza! The perfect summertime spot, the...

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By at July 9, 2013
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Celebrate Summer with Deals and Activities at Alderbrook Resort and Spa

 Want a summer to remember? You won’t want to miss what is happening at Alderbrook Resort and Spa! Located on the scenic shores of Hood...

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By at July 3, 2013
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Welcome Summer! Great Group Specials at Timberline Lodge!

Timberline Lodge Group Specials: Gather your group and get in on these great summer specials!  Planning a group outing, event, or conference and haven’t found...

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By at June 26, 2013
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COMING SOON – Individual Ticket Wine Tours from Double Decker PDX

Double Decker PDX is proud to announce the launch of their individual ticket wine tours, which are brought to you with the help of their...

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By at June 24, 2013
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Host an unforgettable meeting or event in gorgeous Hood River, Oregon!

It’s a great time of year to be planning your next company meeting or retreat! Many of today’s top-performing companies are finding that their most...

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By at June 14, 2013
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You’re Invited! Crooked Tree Tavern Grand Opening at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Crooked Tree Tavern at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort on Tuesday, June 25th – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! The grand opening celebration...

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By at June 12, 2013
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Oregon Historical Society Presents Windows on America: Opening Saturday, June 15th!

Windows on America: The Challenges of Presidential Leadership June 15 – October 31, 2013 Exhibit Hours This summer, the Oregon History Museum is proud to showcase...

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By at June 11, 2013
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Welcome to the New bravoevent.com!

EXCITING NEWS! Bravo! Wedding & Event Launches New Event Web Site. After a lengthy research and development process, Bravo! is excited to unveil the new and...

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By at June 10, 2013
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Tips For Planning Your Event – Catering on a Budget

Catering on a Budget Creativity can be just as important as the actual food being served. Planners looking for ways to stretch their budgets should...

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By at May 21, 2013
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Planning An Event – Site & Vendor Selection

Site Selection Selecting the Site Decision time…if you have done your homework, you will be armed with information that will help you make good decisions...

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By at May 21, 2013
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Planning An Event – Where to Start

Types of Events • Conventions • Trade Shows • Holiday Parties • Sporting Events • Seminars • Fund-raisers • Tours • Product Announcements • Festivals...

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By at May 21, 2013
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