Port­land, Ore­gon down un­der

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LAST night Travel Ore­gon and Travel Port­land hosted an event in Syd­ney, cel­e­brat­ing the US des­ti­na­tions’ “mak­ers” cul­ture which en­com­passes cre­ativ­ity in food, art, out­door leisure, mu­sic, cul­ture and de­sign.

Eight del­e­gates have trav­elled to Aus­tralia as part of the con­tin­gent with the visit also in­clud­ing prod­uct train­ing ses­sions with travel agents in Auck­land and Mel­bourne as well as Syd­ney.

The ‘mak­ers event’ took place in a con­verted ware­house space, fea­tur­ing donut mak­ers, baris­tas, t-shirt prin­ters and even a tem­po­rary tat­tooist.

Ore­gon wines and cock­tails were com­ple­mented with other del­i­ca­cies, while the state’s year- round ac­tiv­ity of­fer­ing was also on show with rep­re­sen­ta­tion from Mount Hood, about 90 min from Port­land which is home to the Tim­ber­line, Ski Bowl and Mt Hood Mead­ows snow re­sorts.

“We wanted guests to live and breathe the Port­land and Ore­gon ex­pe­ri­ence to com­ple­ment our prod­uct train­ing ses­sions and fur­ther en­gage the trade and in­dus­try we’ve been meet­ing with this week,” said Heather An­der­son from Travel Port­land.

A spe­cial giveaway last night saw Ali­son O’Lough­lan from Ad­ven­ture World take away a back­pack full of Port­land and Ore­gon travel prizes.

She’s pic­tured above with Heather An­der­son from Travel Port­land (left) and Lisa Itel of Travel Ore­gon.

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