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“Request a Map Inside for (Somewhat!) Easier Navigation of the OCC”

Oregon Convention Center
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Tucson, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Request a Map Inside for (Somewhat!) Easier Navigation of the OCC”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Oregon Convention Center is fairly well laid out, with multiple ceiling-mounted sculptures distinctive to the different areas of the complex (which can serve as indoor landmarks), but what would have been really helpful would have been a better map. The map I received from the Info booth employee, regrettably, had no mention of which floor was which in the dual diagram, and was difficult to parse in other ways as well. (The employee admitted as much, and I'm sure the info booth employee suffers more than convention-going guests, since that employee has no good map to give out and suffers the fall-out every day.)

I did appreciate the water-saving toilets in the always clean restrooms that I used all week, plus the generous number of water fountains for filling and re-re-filling my reusable water bottle.

The facility was clean, spacious and located well (right on the MAX train line), so over all, just fine. I eventually learned my way around just through practice.

Bottom line: good location, good on the water use/provisions, bad on the map and signage inside the building

Visited May 2013
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Keller, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very clean, and well staffed”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I was here for the Openstack conference in April 2013 and the venue was excellent. Lots of room, and a couple shops inside for coffee or snacks. My only complaint was the fact that food choices were slim and the closest places to eat (fast food or otherwise) were a bit of a walk. (nothing crazy, 1-2 miles)

Visited April 2013
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Vernonia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Been here numerous times for many events.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great venue, but learn where you need to be before you go in. Park closest place to where you need to be... the place is enormous!

Visited April 2013
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Camas, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved the Auto Show”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This huge space allows for great exhibits and they went all out for the Auto Show this year. The show flowed for easy viewing and offered drinks and snacks at various locations for everyone.

Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Its a good convention center”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Clean. Parking is a pain. Its very spacious, and able to handle a wide variety of venues. There is a starbucks inside, and resturaunts with some variety within walking distance.

Visited March 2013
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