Host your event with Ecotrust.

Two central city blocks and two renovated warehouses are home to our historically-rooted, forward-thinking Portland event venues. Whether you’re hosting an intimate private event or a public extravaganza, we have a quintessentially Portland space that fits your vision.

When you host your event with Ecotrust, you always have a member of our experienced, attentive event staff on-site to help your event run smoothly. You are also helping to advance our mission to create environmental well-being, economic opportunity, and social equity in this place we call home. Call or email to get started.

Innovate, dance, and feast in our flexible Pearl District conference room.

Located in Ecotrust’s flagship building, the Natural Capital Center, the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center can divide or open to accommodate 10 to 200 people. Come hatch your next big idea, build new partnerships, explore what matters to you, or dance, feast, and celebrate any occasion in this conveniently located Pearl District conference room. At night and on the weekends, you can overflow your event into our atrium and up to our rooftop terrace. Conference center details

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Who is Billy Frank, Jr.?


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Billy Frank, Jr. was a Nisqually Indian from Olympia, Washington. He was arrested more than 50 times in the 1960s and 1970s while fighting to uphold tribal fishing rights. In the decades since, he became one of our country’s most sincere and effective voices for clean water, flourishing salmon populations, and collaboration rather than isolation. Billy Frank, Jr. passed away on May 5, 2014. We honor him with our primary event space.

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Gather, celebrate, and inspire in Ecotrust’s newest event space.

Irving Street Studio is conveniently located on the ground floor of the Natural Capital Center. It is an energizing event space to host rainmaker fundraisers, unique markets, and elegant social gatherings. With more than 7,000 square feet of beautiful wood floors, historic brick archways, original wood beams, and ample natural light, the Irving Street Studio is a timeless industrial warehouse. This space embodies the aesthetic that has been the hallmark of Ecotrust’s Pearl District home for decades. With a dedicated entrance, private in-venue restrooms, and a bright breakout room, Irving Street Studio is the party venue that will elevate your event to the next level.

Have something more extensive in mind? Spill out to our light-filled atrium for a convenient registration and coat check. Add our two additional breakout rooms to accommodate an array of conferences, summits, and creative gatherings. Host a happy hour on our stunning Rooftop Terrace to create the perfect end — or beginning — to your next extraordinary event.

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Make your event unforgettable by celebrating in our park in the sky.

One of the few rooftop terrace event spaces for rent in the city, this space is both welcoming and arresting. Surrounded by a living green roof, plush with potted native plants, and overlooking the greenery of the Pearl’s first park, Jamison Square, the terrace is a magical park in the sky. The city skyline sets the stage, while the centralized fireplace creates a natural focal point for your ceremony or toast.

At once intimate and boundless, the Rooftop Terrace offers a stunning setting for open-air brunches, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, barbecues, and more.

Add one of our indoor spaces, the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Room or Irving Street Studio, for variety and exploration at your wedding reception, conference, or legendary dance party. Terrace details

On rare occasions, we rent our parking lot for epic celebrations. Want to gather 500 to 1,000 people? Pitch us your most creative idea, and let’s talk

Spacious, industrious spaces in Portland's Central Eastside animate your vision.

The Redd on Salmon Street is open for events!

The Redd t is a visionary and modern space in Portland’s Central Eastside. It is part of a two-block campus that is working to advance a more equitable, restorative, and delicious food system. An historic ironworks, the Redd provides flexible spaces for cultivating community, fostering imagination, and hosting spectacular celebrations. This is the perfect Portland event space for your next plating, wine tasting, gala, festival, fundraiser, birthday party, art show, or wedding.

With multi-functional indoor and outdoor options, including the Board Room, Outdoor Plaza and Patio, and expansive Main Hall, the Redd has spaces for 10 to 3,000 people. A full audiovisual system and the state-of-the-art Community Kitchen equip the Redd for any event. An original metal stamping press roots this bright space and gives it endless character.

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Celebrate your love in the heart of Portland — in space and spirit.

Whether you’re considering an intimate al fresco affair, a 500 person celebration with food trucks and an industrial vibe, or an elegant ceremony and gourmet dinner set amidst historic brick archways and exposed Douglas Fir beams – Ecotrust’s four venues have you covered.

The city skyline and garden atmosphere make our Rooftop Terrace a striking, memorable place for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or brunch. One floor beneath, our conference center can become the venue for a feast, live band, and dance party. Combine the two wedding venues for a seamless evening, start to finish.

Opening in April of 2019, the Irving Street Studio can accommodate larger weddings. With 7,400 square feet of space divided between two large rooms, a dedicated bridal suite, and Portand’s first Vault bar – an array of ceremonies, dance parties, and receptions are elevated to the next level.

Have a different vision for your special day? The Redd on Salmon Street allows you to go big and bold with our smartly renovated space in Southeast Portland. Picture the warehouse wedding of your dreams, but with all of the modern conveniences to make the process seamless.

One of Portland’s most seasonal, sustainable caterers is ready to bring the meal of your dreams to life, whether that means grilling a whole pasture-raised hog in our outdoor stairwell — as the smell wafts up to your guests — or covering tables in Northwest cheeses and freshly baked pies.

Our convenient locations in the heart of the Pearl District and the Central Eastside make travel easy! Check out our numerous travel options to suit everyone’s needs. We’re doing the invisible work to make environmentally sound choices that will quietly complement your wedding. Reach out to us for more information

We’ve curated a list of Portland’s most sustainable caterers to meet your budget, event format, and style.

Ecotrust works to build a robust regional food system that is environmentally sound, socially just, and economically viable. We believe that social equity should be reflected in everything we do and that our partnerships and procurement options can demonstrate a meaningful expression of that commitment.

Our catering partners consistently work directly with local farmers, ranchers, fishers, and foragers to create menus filled with local and seasonal ingredients; creating healthy work environments for their employees and minimizing energy use and waste, which includes providing leftover food to people experiencing food insecurity.

All events that provide catering must select from this list. Wedding-related events must contract with one of the full service event caterers. All other events may contract with either a full service or limited service caterer. Please contact the caterers directly to discuss menus, pricing, and contracts. Book an event now

 

 

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What do we mean when we call our building “green"?

A decade ago, when we renovated a 100-year-old warehouse, our priorities were both to honor and share its deep history and to utilize the best environmental building technologies and materials.

The Natural Capital Center is our way of making real our commitment to building on our past to create a future that is more reliably prosperous for people and nature. Now that this place exists, we uphold that commitment through our daily choices. The green event and building practices at Ecotrust help your event stay green too. Contact our events team to learn more

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Construction

We’re the first historic renovation in the nation to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified. We are PGE Earth Advantage Certified (now known as Earth Advantage). During renovation, if we couldn’t reclaim wood from the existing structure or a nearby deconstruction, we sourced Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.

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Waste

We are a RecycleWorks Award Recipient. We have a compost bin and comprehensive recycling containers.

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Water

We manage 98% of our building’s storm water on site through our bioswales and an ecoroof. This means it stays out of the Willamette River, where it doesn’t belong. This greenery also helps regulate our building’s temperature, meaning we use less energy for heating and cooling. Additionally, we are the first privately owned building in Oregon to install waterless urinals.

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Energy

We have taken several steps to reduce our energy use. For instance, we’ve banned plastic water bottles in our event facility. We make it easy to reach us using alternate forms of transportation. Not only do we provide ample bike parking, but we are also a stop on the Portland Streetcar line. We use self-adjusting lighting sensors, solar panels, and increased access to natural light sources.

We offer nonprofits with limited means the opportunity to apply
for free use of our event spaces.

The 2019 application is now available hereIf you have any questions about the application, please contact Jenna at jstathopoulos@ecotrust.org. We would love to work with you!

All Community Grants have been awarded for the Irving Street Studio, grants are still available for our other 3 spaces. 

The Ecotrust Community Grant Program is an annual open-application cycle that awards ten grants per year: six for the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center and the Rooftop Terrace, two for the Irving Street Studio (opening in April), and two for the Redd on Salmon Street. The grant cycle remains open until all grants are awarded. All grant applications will be reviewed within ten business days from the date they are received.

Ecotrust’s Community Grants offer nonprofits with limited means the opportunity to use our event spaces, free of cost. We see mutual benefit: we want to help you accomplish your goals, and we want you to bring inspiring life to our event spaces. We partner with groups of all sizes to share the creativity and drive that make our community great. Ecotrust is committed to creating vibrant buildings that promote equity and honor diversity. The grant seeks to center the priorities and voices of communities of color and gives preference to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity around race. Additional consideration will be given to events that bring equity to issues of gender, class, socioeconomic status, and ability. We see this as an opportunity to hear the voices of under-resourced sectors of our region and provide a gathering place for meaningful exchanges.

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