Travel Spending in Oregon, Portland Region, and Clackamas County Continue to Grow

by Lynn Wallis

January 28, 2020

Direct travel spending in Oregon was $12.3 billion in 2018, up from $8.7 billion (in current dollars) in 2010.  An estimated 29.1 million overnight visitors traveled to Oregon destinations in 2018. Total travel generated employment of payroll employees and proprietors increased from 89,900 in 2010 to 115,400 in 2018, growing 3.2 percent. 

Portland Region

Direct travel spending in the Portland Region (Clackamas (West), Columbia, Multnomah (West), and Washington counties) was $5.3 billion in 2018 – up from $3.6 billion (in current dollars) in 2010. Travel spending in the Portland Region made up 43.5 percent of the state’s total travel spending in 2018. 

Total travel generated employment of payroll employees and proprietors increased from 26,700 in 2010 to 36,100 in 2018, or by 3.8 percent.

Clackamas County

Direct travel spending in Clackamas County was $621.8 million in 2018 – up from $460.1 million in 2010.
Travel spending in Clackamas County grew 35 percent between 2010 and 2018, while statewide travel spending grew slightly higher at 41 percent. Total travel generated employment of payroll employees and proprietors increased from 5,180 in 2010 to 6,530 in 2018, growing 2.9 percent.


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