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MDC Research's Focus Group Facilities

Located in Portland, Oregon, MDC Research provides you with comfortable, fully equipped facilities and support for conducting focus groups in the Pacific Northwest. As a member of Focus Coast to Coast, we can help you schedule your research projects in other US cities or abroad, as well.

Why choose Portland for your focus groups?

We have two locations from which to choose: Downtown and Southwest.


VuPoint Downtown


VuPoint Downtown Lobby VuPoint Downtown Viewing Room
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Red, Blue & Brown Rooms

Our largest room is a spacious 19' x 34', seating 15 conference style, 22 classroom style or 45 theater style. (See VuPoint floorplan)

The smaller Blue and Brown rooms are 18' x 14' and 10' x 13', respectively.

Viewing rooms range in size from 10' x 10' (Brown) to 14' x 19' (Red), and all feature:

• Wireless and wired Internet connections

• Laptop tables for your entire team

• Seating for 16

• Viewer-controlled audio

• Adjoining lounges with closed circuit TV to comfortably view your groups, fully stocked refrigerators, fresh baked cookies, the finest Northwest microbrews and award-winning local wines

Catered meals may be arranged

Also available are our Perception Analyzer System for dynamic real time group measurement, TVs, DVD players, FAX and printers, office support and supplies, quiet meeting spaces, secure webcasting of your groups and a friendly, helpful hosting staff.

For more info about our qualitative services, click here.

About the Location

This facility is in the heart of downtown Portland, with a MAX light rail station right outside its door, connecting you to the Rose City's best restaurants and sights. Four- and five-star hotels are within walking distance of the facility, which is part of the vibrant Pearl District, noted for its art galleries and popular night spots.

Want to fly in? We‘re located across the street from the downtown Portland heliport.

VuPoint Downtown
One Pacific Square (NW Natural Gas Building)
220 NW Second Avenue, Suite 102
Portland, Oregon 97209-3943

Directions to VuPoint Downtown


VuPoint Southwest


VuPoint Southwest Viewing Room VuPoint Southwest Focus Group Room
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The Rose & River Rooms

The Rose & River Rooms are spacious (19' x 20'), handicap accessible, ground floor rooms. The generous (10' x 19'), soundproof viewing rooms are equipped with viewer-controlled audio, zoned air/heat, data/LAN connections for instant web access and printing, phones, refreshments and office support and supplies. Catered meals may be arranged.

Our Perception Analyzer System for dynamic real time group measurement is also available.

For more info about our qualitative services, click here.

About the Location

Located in Portland's suburban southwest, this location is just off the I-5 freeway, allowing quick and easy access to and from all areas of Portland, the southern and western suburbs, and Oregon‘s “Silicon Forest.” Nearby Multnomah Village, a quaint village dating from the last century, features shopping and a wide assortment of restaurants.

Portland International Airport access is easy, too - just a 20 minute drive.

Parking is free at this location.

VuPoint Southwest Barbur
8959 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
800.344.8725 / 503.245.4479

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