Methodists Select Portland for 2016 Conference; "Greenness" Cited as Important Factor

The Commission on The United Methodist Church General Conference announced recently that it has chosen Portland, Ore., as the site for the 2016 General Conference. The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, May 10–20, 2016.

"I believe the Portland area will afford the General Conference a fine experience in West Coast hospitality," said Bishop Robert Hoshibata of the Portland Episcopal Area. "We will do all we can to make it a warm an

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