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.
Billy Frank, Jr.
Explore and share what matters to you with 10 to 200 people.
Irving Street Studio
The Natural Capital Center's newest event space.
Mark a special occasion by bringing it to our park in the sky.
Redd on Salmon Street
Explore our industrious event spaces in Portland's Central Eastside.
Celebrate your love in the heart of Portland.
Our exclusive list of Portland's most sustainable caterers.
What do we mean when we call our building "green"?
We invite nonprofits to use our event spaces, free of cost. Apply today!
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Innovate, dance, and feast in our flexible 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
Who is Billy Frank, Jr.?
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.
Gather, celebrate, and inspire in Ecotrust’s newest venue.
The Irving Street Studio is conveniently located on the ground floor of Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center. It is an energizing event space to host rainmaker fundraisers, unique markets, and elegant social gatherings. Beautiful wood floors, historic brick archways, original wood beams, and ample natural light, the Irving Street Studio is a timeless industrial warehouse.
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.
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. On rare occasions, we rent our parking lot for epic celebrations of up to 1000 people. Terrace details
Spacious, industrious venue in Portland's Central Eastside with spaces to fit any vision.
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The Redd is a visionary and modern space in Portland’s Eastside Industrial District. An historic ironworks, the Redd is spacious, bright, and unique. An original metal stamping press centers the space and gives it endless character.
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.
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, or an elegant ceremony and gourmet dinner, Ecotrust and the Redd have you covered.
Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center in the Pearl District offers city skylines and a garden atmosphere on the Rooftop Terrace, and two striking indoor spaces. On the second floor, the Billy Frank Jr. can become the venue for a feast, live band, and dance party. One floor below, the Irving Street Studio can accommodate a larger celebration. Combine spaces for a seamless evening, start to finish.
On the east side of the river, The Redd on Salmon Street allows you to go big and bold with our beautifully renovated warehouse space. Picture the wedding of your dreams, complete with food carts and up to 500 of your friends and family.
Get our brochure for details, pricing, and amenities.
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 or rolling in their cart to the Redd parking lot.
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, socially, and economically responsible. All of our catering partners reflect these values, working directly with local farmers, ranchers, fishers, and foragers to bring you the most delicious, local, and seasonal menus available.
We believe that procurement is powerful. That’s why the majority of our catering options are women or minority owned and operated, offering you the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to equity through your catering investment. Our catering partners are also committed to creating healthy work environments for their employees and minimizing energy use and food waste. This includes providing leftover food to people experiencing food insecurity.
All events using a caterer 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
Full Service Catering
- Artemis Foods Simple and elegant NW cuisine Woman-owned
- Art of Catering Customized, artful, and attentive catering
- Buenos Dias Catering & Events by Verde Cocina Pacific Northwest fresh with a Mexican flair Minority-Owned
- Chef Naoko Authentic Japanese cuisine using impeccably sourced ingredients Woman-owned Minority-owned
- ChefStable Catering Recipes from iconic Portland restaurants, catered to you Woman-partner-owned
- Elephants Catering Gourmet food and warm hospitality for 40 years Woman-owned B Corp
- Hunter & Gathering Catering Handcrafted, curated, innovative meals, cooked onsite Woman-partner-owned
- The Side Yard Fram & Kitchen Farmer-chef owned. Offering seed-to-table cuisine Woman-owned
- Po'Shines Contemporary soul food with a Cajun flair Minority-owned
- Ya Hala Authentic Lebanese cuisine from a family-run establishment Minority-owned Women-partner-owned
- Nightwood Society Fresh Northwest fair, local ingredients Woman-owned
Limited Service Catering
- Bamboo Sushi Certified sustainably-sourced seafood and carefully crafted sushi B Corp
- Bunk Catering Fresh, delicious sandwiches from a Portland staple
- Hot Lips Pizza Local, sustainable, handcrafted pizza right from the Ecotrust building
- Merit Badge Co. Thoughtfully crafted cocktails and bar service and cocktail classes for any event
- New Seasons Market Organic, fresh, chef-inspired deli meals for in-store pick-up B Corp
- Nuvrei Pearl District bakery serving up delightful pastries, sweets, and sandwiches
- Pop Bagel Ecotrust’s favorite bagels and home of the pretzel bagel
- Quickfish Poke Certified sustainably-sourced poke from the owners of Bamboo Sushi B Corp
- Maruti Indian Comforting, delightful vegetarian and vegan Indian classics Woman-owned Minority-owned
- Mint & Mirth Award-winning, carefully crafted cocktails with unique flavor and flair Woman-owned
- La Perlita The best coffee in Portland right out of the Ecotrust building. Minority-owned
- We have carts at the Redd! Check out our amazing cart and truck caterers available at the Redd!
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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
We offer nonprofits with limited means the opportunity to apply
for free use of our event spaces.
All Community Grants have been awarded for 2019. Stay tuned for the dates of Vibrant Voices, our open house event where you will hear from the 2019 awardees and learn more about the program. This is where you can find the 2020 application when it becomes available.
If you have any questions, please contact Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to work with you!
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.