Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission (MERC)
Meeting and Event Planners
The Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission serves as a catalyst for culture, community and economic vitality for Oregon and the Portland metropolitan region through leadership, advocacy, and expert management of public event venues. We manage an amazing set of public facilities — the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, and Portland Expo Center. These venues host 2 million people at 1,800 events each year and offer a wide range of experiences for visitors and citizens that contribute to making metropolitan Portland a great place.