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What is the best city to host a convention in US and why?

My answer to What is the best city to host a convention in US and why? on Quora

I can’t say I’ve tried every city, but my personal favourite US city to attend a conference in is Portland, OR. Amazing food, great public transport (the tram service is free within the city center, which includes the convention center) and plenty of interesting things to do and see outside of the conference.

I’ve also had great experiences in San Francisco, Chicago, Austin and Brooklyn.