Event Venues: PDX

Venue selection is an important decision to make when planning your fundraising event. You will want to find a space that is suitable for your group’s collective personality and size (remember the 3 W’s in our Auction Planning post). There are so many things to take into consideration when selecting where you will hold your auction. Do you want a blank canvas to build into something that is all-together your own, which can require bringing in your own rentals? Or do you prefer to have an all-in-one facility for your event (the all-inclusive resort of event venues)? There is no right or wrong decision overall; it truly has to do with the needs and goals of your organization.

Below is a list (that we will continue to add to as we hear back from venues in town) listed in alphabetical order with some of the basic information we feel may be of assistance to you as you plan your event:

Castaway

1900 NW 18th Avenue | Portland, Oregon

PARKING:  Yes — discuss details with venue

CATERING: Preferred List

CAPACITY: 400 guests

ACCESSIBLE: Yes

{photo from castaway website}

Departure

525 SW Morrison Street | Portland, Oregon 97204

(503) 802-5370

PARKING: paid structure and street parking/valet available for $10 per car

CATERING: in-house

CAPACITY: Dining Room: 200 standing reception/140 banquet | East Deck & State Room: 125 standing reception | West Deck: 150 standing reception

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{image from departure website}

{image from departure website}

{image pulled from departure website}

{image pulled from departure website}

Doubletree Hotel Portland

1000 NE Multnomah | Portland, Oregon 97232

PARKING: On-Site

CATERING: in-house

SIZE: Over 45,000 square feet of meeting & event space

CAPACITY: (contact venue)

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

doubletree

{Image from doubletree website}

Ecotrust

721 NW Ninth Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97209

(503) 467-0792

PARKING:  some parking on-site and off-street parking

CATERING: preferred list

SIZE:  contact venue for specifics

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

ecotrust

{photo from ecotrust website}

The Gerding Theater at the Armory

128 NW Eleventh Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97209

(503) 445-3824

PARKING: street parking and nearby structures

CATERING: exclusive catering list

SIZE: see rental info sheet HERE

CAPACITY: see rental info sheet HERE

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{photo provided by the Gerding Theater}

{photo provided by the Gerding Theater}

view from above {photo provided by the Gerding Theater}

view from above {photo provided by the Gerding Theater}

The Governor Hotel

614 SW 11th Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97205

(503) 241- 2125

PARKING: street parking and nearby parking structures

CATERING: jakes catering

SIZE: contact venue

CAPACITY: up to 700 reception | 500 sit-down (smaller spaces also available)

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{photo by holland studios}

{photo by holland studios}

Hilton – Downtown Portland

921 SW Sixth Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97204

503-226-1611

PARKING: Paid parking along street and in garage structure

CATERING: In-House

CAPACITY: Several options available – (up to 1070 guests with banquet-style seating)

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

{Grand Ballroom - photo provided by the Hilton}

 

 

Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97211

(503) 288-3286

PARKING: on-site lot and street parking available

CATERING: in-house catering

CAPACITY: 112 banquet/120 reception

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{photo provided by kennedy school}

{photo provided by kennedy school}

Left Bank Annex

101 N. Weidler, Portland, Oregon 97227

(503) 928-6437

PARKING: street parking only

CATERING: Preferred List

CAPACITY/SIZE: 14,000 square feet (3 spaces available – can be rented together or separate: The Great Room, The Club Room, The Mezzanine) Inquire with Left Bank Annex for more details.

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

left bank annex

{The Great Room at Left Bank Annex}

The Melody Ballroom

615 SE Alder | Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 232-2759

PARKING: parking lot and street parking available

CATERING: in-house

CAPACITY: between 300 – 1100 people

ADA ACCESSIBLE:

{photo by Andie Petkus}

{photo by Andie Petkus}

Montgomery Park

2701 NW Vaughn Street | Portland, Oregon 97210

(503) 228-7275

PARKING: free parking available in lot

CATERING: preferred list

CAPACITY: contact for details

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{photo pulled from montgomery park website}

{photo pulled from montgomery park website}

Nines Hotel

525 SW Morrison Sreet | Portland, Oregon 97204

(503) 222-9996

PARKING: paid parking structures

CATERING: in-house

CAPACITY: up to 540 banquet/800 standing reception (smaller spaces available also)

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{image pulled from the nines website}

{image pulled from the nines website}

North Star Ballroom

635 N. Killingsworth Court | Portland, Oregon

503-240-6088

PARKING: Street parking and a lot across the street that fits about 25 cars

CATERING: Any vendor

CAPACITY: For Auctions with a banquet dinner component and silent auction, guest capacity is 150

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

{North Star Ballroom Exterior - photo from N.Star website}

 

{North Star Ballroom Interior Set Up - photo from N.Star website}

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry)

1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214

(P) 503-797-4671

PARKING: free on-site parking

CATERING: in-house

CAPACITY: banquet seating 750/standing reception 2,500

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

{photo from The Oregonian}

{photo from The Oregonian}

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard | Portland, Oregon 97232

(503) 235-7575

PARKING: underground paid parking available

CATERING: Aramark catering services

CAPACITY: between 250 to 3500 depending on your needs

ADA ACCESSIBLE:  yes

{photo from "the portland times" news blog}

{photo from "the portland times" news blog}

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

(P): 503-306-5281 / Rachel Snow

PARKING: Paid street parking

CATERING: Preferred Catering List

The Plaza (outdoor)

SIZE: 2,500 sq. ft. Outdoor Space (tenting may be required)

CAPACITY: banquet seating 160/standing reception 250

Miller Pavillion (pictured above)

CAPACITY: banquet seating 140/standing reception 250

 

photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society

(photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society)


(looking into the indoor venue)

(looking into the Miller Pavilion)

 

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Road | Portland, Oregon 97221

503-220-2789

PARKING: Yes

CAPACITY: If you are putting together an auction for your fundraising event, you can utilize the Cascade Crest Banquet Center – with your silent auction in the Skyline Room, then moving into the Vista Room for your seated dinner and auction with 250 guests seated banquet-style. Other venues are available. Please contact Zoo Catering staff for details.

CATERING: In-House – Oregon Zoo Catering

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

PARKING: Paid street parking and nearby parking structure

CATERING:  Vibrant Table Catering & Events

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

 

Kridel Grand Ballroom

CAPACITY:  banquet seating 560, standing reception 950

McDonald Grand Foyer (entry area to Kridel Grand Ballroom)

CAPACITY: reception 200

Fields Ballroom

CAPACITY: banquet seating 220/standing reception 400

Scott Foyer (entry area to Fields Ballroom)

CAPACITY: standing reception 200

Schnitzer Sculpture Court

CAPACITY: standing reception 300

Miller Overlook Gallery

CAPACITY: standing reception 100

Evan H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

CAPACITY: banquet seating 600/standing reception 1,500

Portland Art Museum

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett | Portland, Oregon 97209

(503) 228-8131

PARKING: street parking

CATERING: preferred list

CAPACITY: up to 300

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

{photo provided from garden website}

{photo provided from garden website}

Post 419 in the Bison Building

419 NE 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232

SIZE: 13,000 sq. ft. – clean canvas event space

CAPACITY: banquet seating 500/standing reception 800

PARKING: ample street parking on evenings and weekends

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes

post 419

{photo pulled from Bison Building website}

Pure Space

1315 NW Overton | Portland, Oregon 97209

(503) 294-0412

PARKING:  Yes

CATERING: Preferred List

CAPACITY: 1,000 people in a standing cocktail reception | 400 people with banquet-style with an area for your Silent Auction and Reception | If little or no silent auction, then the space can accommodate up to 550 people in banquet-style seating.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY: Yes

 Staver Locomotive

2537 NW 29th Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97210

503-222-3223

info@staverlocomotive.com

Contact for all details

{photo from Staver Locomotive website}

Union Station/Wilf’s Restaurant

800 NW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Portland, Oregon 97209

(503) 223-0070

CAPACITY: Station Lobby – 250-1000 | Rose Garden 20-400 (contact Wilf’s for more details)

PARKING: parking lots and street parking

ADA ACCESSIBLE: Yes

{Union Station & WIlf's Restaurant}

{Union Station & WIlf's Restaurant}

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, Oregon

SIZE: 3,500 sq. ft.

CAPACITY:  225 banquet seating/700 standing

PARKING: street parking

ADA ACCESSIBLE: yes; not including the upper balcony

Wonder interior

{photo provided by wonder ballroom}

World Trade Center Portland

121 SW Salmon Street, 2WTC, Portland, Oregon 97204

PARKING: paid on-street parking & underground paid parking $4/hr

CATERING: in-house catering

ADA ACCESSIBLE? yes

Sky Bridge Terrace

SIZE: 4,560 sq. ft.

CAPACITY: banquet rounds 120 – 250/standing reception 200

world trade center

{image provided by trade center website}