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Portland Event Venues


Elevated Style. Urban Essence.

Invite your imagination to come out and play in Portland. Influenced by our city’s eclectic blend of detail, distinctiveness, and creative demeanor, each of our five spaces reflect the past and present, the historic and high-touch, and the intimate and iconic—ensuring your event won’t soon be forgotten.

large sofa in a big sitting room space
A conference room with chairs and desks.
A dinning room full of tables.

The Studio

1,412 sq. ft.

Our largest event space, located on our lobby level, embraces both natural light and a Portland backdrop through large windows.

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A hall with three black couches and a table in the middle.
A meeting room with armchairs and tables.
A dinning room with blue chairs and plates,
A hall with various couches and tables in the middle of them.

The Exchange

891 sq. ft.

A nod to our historic building’s original name, The Railway Exchange, this soulful space encourages the ongoing transfer of knowledge and ideas. Located on our lobby level, it embraces enlightening thinking through the natural glow that pours in through the oversized windows.

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A hall for parties with some golden tables and golden balloons on the ceiling.
A hall with a large table with glasses of wine and some chairs around it.

The Commons

1,193 sq. ft.

Add a distinctly metropolitan mood to your meeting in this Portland venue, which can easily be customized for informal, impromptu, and organized gatherings alike. Call it a homebase for your agenda or take care of every item on your itinerary without ever needing to leave.

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sofas arranged in U shape with a table in the middle

The Mark

904 sq. ft.

When Melvin Mark purchased and renovated the Oregon Pioneer Building in 1962, he had no idea that his work would become the catalyst for the revitalization of the downtown Portland Historic District. Gathering in The Mark today reminds us that simple visions can produce extraordinary results.

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a meeting room with a large table and black chairs

The Draft

352 sq. ft.

Just as a first draft is a starting place—a low, so to speak—The Draft Boardroom is an exceptionally modern venue that can easily fit up to 12 members of your team, as you put pen to paper and bring those ideas to life.

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Image One Info Inspired Catering

Inspired Catering

Enjoy high quality, locally inspired event catering, courtesy of CRAFTpdx, our on-site restaurant. Placing an emphasis on customization, the team handcrafts delicious menus for every agenda, all while accommodating an array of dietary preferences with ease.

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Capacity Chart

Dimensions Area (sq. ft.) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Studio
45x28x12 1,412 - - - - 120 80
The Exchange
42x33x9 891 - - - - 90 60
The Commons
36x32x9 1,193 90 50 30 20 110 72
The Mark
37x26x9 904 90 54 30 36 110 64
The Draft
16x22x9 352 - - 12 - - -

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