PORTLAND -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan held a fundraising event Monday in Portland, before heading to Seattle for another similar event.
Ryan's plane landed at Portland International Airport just after 10:30 a.m. Area roads were closed as he made his way to the Governor Hotel. Streets and sidewalks around the hotel, at 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, were also closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians starting at 9:30 a.m., according to Lt. Robert King of the Portland Police Bureau.
Photos: Paul Ryan arrives in Portland
"Southwest Alder Street, between 10th and 11th Streets will the most impacted with intermittent closures," King said. "Residents and commuters that normally travel through the area are encouraged to seek alternate routes."
He said traffic would likely be affected until at least early afternoon.
Tickets to Ryan's private fundraiser cost $1,000 for admission to the general event, $2,500 for a VIP photo, $10,000 for access to a technology innovator round table, and $25,000 for a private dinner. No public events were planned.
Ryan was expected to make a similar fundraising stop Monday afternoon in the Seattle area.