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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 event space. 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, conveniently located on the ground floor of the Natural Capital Center, is an energizing location to host big idea summits, 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, this timeless industrial warehouse embodies the aesthetic that has been the hallmark of the Natural Capital Center 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 stunning atrium for a convenient registration and coat check. Add our two additional breakout rooms on the second floor 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. Irving Street Studio details

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

One of the few rooftop terraces 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

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

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.

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.

As for travel, your guests have it easy! They can hop the streetcar to our front door. 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.

We are happy to announce that we have awarded all of our Community Grants for 2018. Please check back later this year for more information about the 2019 application process.  We would love to work with you!

Imagine: A community gathering overflowing with inspired and engaged families. A panel conversation that delves deeply into issues you care about. A collection of micro-entrepreneurs sampling their finest goods. A celebration that recognizes the commitment of organizations who work to create a more connected and equitable home for everyone.

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 a vibrant building that promotes equity and honors diversity. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity around race, gender, class, and ability. We see this as an opportunity to hear the voices of underresouced sectors of our region and provide a gathering place for meaningful exchanges.

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

The Redd on Salmon Street, a two-block campus on Portland’s Central Eastside, is a visionary and modern space that is working to advance a more equitable, restorative, and delicious food system. An historic ironworks, Redd East is currently under restoration to provide a variety of flexible spaces for cultivating community, fostering imagination, and hosting spectacular celebrations.

With multifunctional indoor and outdoor options, including the Board Room, Outdoor Plaza and Patio, and expansive Main Hall, the Redd has event spaces for 10 to 3,000 people. With a full audiovisual system and a state-of-the-art Community Kitchen, the Redd is equipped for any event. An arresting original metal stamping press roots this bright, airy space and gives it boundless character. Host your next plating, wine tasting, gala, festival, fundraiser, birthday party, art show, or wedding at the Redd.

Explore our spaces at the Redd

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