Government officials in Portland, Ore., have scrapped plans to build a publicly financed, 600-room Westin headquarters hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center. The project, which was first proposed 20 years ago, is the victim of the recession. “We have agreed that now is not the right time to move forward with predevelopment efforts to build a convention center headquarters hotel, due to the current economic climate,” declared Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Multnomah County Chairman Ted ...

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