World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR
Max Capacity: 400 people
The World Forestry Center's beautiful campus and versatile banquet rooms are the ideal location for any business meeting or social occasion, large or small. Our experienced staff will set the room up to your specifications and our extensive preferred caterer's list allows you the flexibility to choose a personalized menu. Miller Hall is ideal for weddings, receptions, art shows, auctions, trade shows, annual meetings and much more. Cheatham Hall is the perfect setting for a business luncheon or social gathering. Mt. Hood Board room is perfect for that morning breakfast meeting, lunch time presentation, or evening reception. David Douglas Room is an inviting space for small group meetings, slide presentations, or can also be used as a break-out room when renting one of the other larger halls. Central Plaza perfect for any outdoor occasions. The non-profit World Forestry Center is dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry. So what does that mean? The world needs trees and forests on so many levels and it’s our job to educate professionals and the general public that trees are integral to our well-being. It’s an important mission and one we don’t take lightly. You help us support that mission by renting our facilities, and then you are also a champion of trees. But what else does that mean for YOU? It means you are helping a Portland icon that has been around for over 50 years. It means you get to host your event in a beautiful venue in stunning Washington Park where, on lunch breaks, your guests can take a stroll through adjacent Hoyt Arboretum where every tree has a story to tell. Or they can wander through our own Discovery Museum exploring how forests and trees affect their everyday lives with interesting, interactive exhibits. It means that if you haven’t smelled clean, fresh, Oregon air, then you need to visit us. Inhale. Exhale. It’s that easy. And then we hope you’ll stay a while and explore Portland, the coast, the mountains, the desert, the wineries, the cities, the towns. It’s all here and close by. And best of all, the wilderness of the World Forestry Center is close to the city, conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown and directly on the MAX Light Rail Line. We have all the things you need to make your event a success: venues with stunning wooden interiors and polished stone floors, an experienced staff that is dedicated to making your event a success, and a large preferred caterers list so you have many budget and menu options. But we are more than buildings and service. We are champions of trees. And we hope that you will be too.
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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 11
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 19,825
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 180
 
$10-$60 /person
The staff at Slide restaurant can cater any event large or small. For smaller groups we have a small space that seat up to 35 guests comfortably. It adjoins our restaurant and can be utilized for baby showers, private brunch events, cocktail parties and private dinner events. You can choose from the 2 event spaces-The Slide Inn or Jade Lounge. Our space seats up to 80 persons in The Slide Inn and another 45 persons in Jade Lounge. For cocktail parties both spaces combined can accommodate up to 160 guests. We offer a varied menu and a Chef can work on your ideas, concepts and vision to make your special event a memorable one.
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 200  
$3,000-$3,900 /event
Camp Turnaround is a family run facility that provides a private and pleasant country setting for your celebration or gathering needs. This is the venue where you can celebrate weddings, church picnics, company picnics and family reunions. For decades families have enjoyed this beautifully forested, creek-side park. Nature provides the setting of beauty. The large patios, huge creek overlook, stage and pavilion provide shelter and amenities. Romantic gazebo nestled into shrubs and flowers. Adjacent lawn area can accommodate up to 200. Beautiful rustic pavilion with an interior size of 2700 sq. ft. It will seat 200 and it's comfortable for all weather. Handsome log and cedar stage is center to a huge yard with expansive seating potential. Let our place become your place for your event and our professional staff will make sure, that your event is a great success.
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 300
 
$400-$5,300 /event
The Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Only minutes away from Downtown Portland, the Oregon Convention Center (it’s only 8 blocks away!), the Pearl District, the Moda Center and all three public transit systems with in a five minute radius – you can easily commute to anywhere your time in PDX takes you. The hotel has two areas of the property that caterer to different clientele. The first side of the property is what is referred to as the "Bar Patio Side". This area of the hotel surrounds the patio of the local music venue, The Doug Fir Lounge, and has quiet hours that begin at 2 am. The "Chill Side" is the more tranquil side of the property that looks over the DreamTENT and has quiet hours beginning at 11 pm. With over 4,500 square feet of event space spread between four separate meeting areas, we are sure to provide you with the perfect place to hold your event whatever your group size may be. From board-meetings to press and product launches, to small conferences and hotel buy-outs, we have the expertise and resources to help you succeed. Our mid-century hotel with a modern twist, offers property wide complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists. Take a look around the 24 hour a day Gallery to help get those creative juices flowing. The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hours. Known as one of the most popular music venues in the city, there is always something to escape to right outside your door. For modern travelers, cultural creatives and anyone who lives outside the box, the Jupiter Hotel invites our guests to indulge in urban life. We offer affordability, insist upon originality, and connect visitors with the vibrancy of Portland.
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 280  
$178-$1,080 /event
University Place Hotel and Conference Center has event facilities for groups as small as 5 and as large as 280. Our 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space includes 10 meeting rooms and a recently renovated 3,792-square-foot ballroom. Many of our event spaces feature large windows and wonderful views, a plus for any event. Amenities available for all spaces: Ultra secure wireless high speed internet Wired internet Audio/visual services Catering services Private dining Event planning services We’ve hosted everything from business meetings to wedding receptions to alternative energy conferences. University Place Hotel has 234 guestrooms and 3 executive suites in a most comfortable setting. Go for a swim in our garden courtyard pool or work up a sweat in our fitness center. All guests will enjoy a complimentary hot buffet breakfast. An ideal location for any occasion, with convenient on-site parking and just a short walk to Downtown Portland’s City Center.
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 200  
$2,250-$3,500 /event
Your dream day, your way. Celebrate at our secluded Country Estate surrounded by stately firs, vineyard views and iconic stone walls. Our location, one hour from Portland and thirty minutes from Salem, makes us an ideal choice for Destination Weddings and gatherings of all kinds. Discover the perfect venue to hold your outdoor special event. Parties of 20-200 can be accommodated with unparalleled flexibility.
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 110
 
$12-$68 /person
Event planning is easy at BridgePort BrewPub, Oregon's Original Craft Brewery, where our furniture, china, glass, silver, candles and linen are included in your room rental fee. Our outstanding BridgePort Events Team will assist you from the beginning stages of planning to the last minute details to creating a most memorable night. Expect the best from the BridgePort kitchen as all menus are made on-site with a group of Chefs who have worked together for years building our extensive and delicious menu options. Both private rooms offer quality audio-visual equipment with the Heritage Room fully wired for high speed internet, surround sound, wireless microphones, and an LCD projector with a large cinematic screen. From corporate off-sites to weddings to private parties, we can accommodate events of all types in a historical brewery!
Serving the Portland, OR Area
Capacity: 100
 
Our hip, urban wine tasting room is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver, Washington just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon. Three award-winning Eastern Washington and Walla Walla wineries have joined resources to bring this unique wine tasting experience to the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. Planning a party? Planning a wedding or wedding reception? We can help! Our tasting room is available to rent for your next private party or corporate event. Our unique flexible space can accommodate parties of 15-100+. We also offer discounts on cases and mixed case wine purchases, too.