new spaces: By 2002, Oregon May Go Wireless

Portland's Oregon Convention Center was reduced to using its parking lot to accommodate the overflow booths of one of its fastest growing clients, Wood Tech. "It's great that its Portland meetings are so successful, but we don't want exhibitors having to use less than class-A convention space," says Michael Smith, vice president of sales, Portland Oregon Visitors Association.

To meet the growing demand, plans are under way to nearly double the size of the 500,000-square-foot facility.

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