Coffee Fest PNW COVID-19 Precautions


Updated September 22, 2021

We are thrilled that we will be able to see the specialty coffee community in person at Coffee Fest PNW in Portland. It’s been far too long, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone.

Rest assured, the health and safety of all our attendees, exhibitors, and staff is and will always be our top priority at Coffee Fest PNW events. We are following CDC as well as state and county guidelines, and at present, these are the COVID-19 precautions we and everyone who attends the show are required to undertake in order to promote a safe experience.

Please keep in mind that we are constantly reviewing and reevaluating precautions and protocols as they relate to the current COVID-19 situation which continues to change rapidly. These precautions are mandated by Metro and the OCC and are as of this moment in time. We encourage you to revisit this page prior to traveling to the show for updates.

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Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test

Documentation only needs to be shown once, upon your first time entering the show. Everyone attending Coffee Fest who is 12 years of age or older will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with vaccines approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. In addition to your proof of vaccination, you must show a government-issued ID with the same name as your COVID documentation.

Proof of vaccination accepted includes the following (physical document, photocopy or digital image on your smartphone will be accepted, must include attendee name and applicable dates):

  • Vaccination Cards
  • Vaccination Records
  • Official immunization record from outside Oregon or the US

For those who are unvaccinated, proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test is required. Children 11 years of age or younger are exempt from having to get a negative rapid antigen or PCR COVID-19 test. Tests must be taken within 72 hours of your arrival at the event (if attending multiple days, it’s required on your first day of entry).

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test:

  • A digital photo of negative COVID-19 test results that includes the date of the test and name of attendee.
  • A printed copy of negative COVID-19 test results that includes the date of the test and name of attendee.
  • A screenshot of in app or email results of a negative COVID-19 test that includes the test and name of attendee.

No-Cost On-Site COVID-19 Testing

The Oregon Convention Center is pleased to partner with Curative, an essential health services provider, to offer both PCR and rapid antigen COVID-19 testing available via a mobile testing van conveniently located at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza [834 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR], at no cost to you. PCR test results are delivered electronically within 24-48 upon receipt of the sample at the lab; Rapid antigen test results are delivered electronically within 15-30 minutes. 

To schedule an appointment, visit Walk-ups are also welcomed. Testing is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am - 3 pm. For more information about Curative and their offerings, visit

Mask Requirement

Multnomah County requires masking in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Per Coffee Fest PNW regulations, everyone over the age of 5 who attends is required to wear a CDC-approved face covering while at the show. Face coverings must cover both nose and mouth. A face shield is not a CDC-approved substitute for a mask, and can only be used in limited, approved, and appropriate circumstances.

Face coverings can be removed when sampling and eating in designated food court areas, but face coverings must be worn at all other times at Coffee Fest PNW.

Social Distancing

This year’s show has been physically designed with more space to promote social distancing. Wherever you can, please leave distance between yourself and others, and avoid physical contact like hugs, handshakes, and high fives when interacting with others.

Hygiene and Sanitization

Throughout the convention center there will be additional measures taken to support a safe environment. This includes precautions like enhanced cleaning procedures and additional sanitation stations throughout the building. We ask that all attendees sanitize and/or wash their hands as often as possible.

Sampling Safety Measures

Sampling will be allowed at Coffee Fest PNW. Exhibitors must adhere to OCC’s approved sampling sizes of bite size portions for food and 3oz for beverages. Exhibitors will not be permitted to leave samples out on a tray or countertop. Samples must be handed directly to attendees. Exhibitors handing out samples must be wearing appropriate PPE including gloves and CDC approved masks.

General Wellness

We ask that all attendees self-evaluate prior to coming to the show in order to protect others at the event. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not enter the convention center.

As COVID-19 news changes rapidly, we recommend you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Facebook/Instagram /Twitter) to be the first to receive new information. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

GBAC Star Accreditation

2021-gbac-star-facility-gradient-rgb-200x200.pngThe Oregon Convention Center has obtained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council
(GBAC) Star Accreditation. The GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program
is performance-based and designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for staff and venues.

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Oregon Convention Center was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at

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