PAM Venues

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Event spaces

The Portland Art Museum has 20,000 sq. ft. of event space located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.


The Portland Art Museum has a variety of services and amenities.  Our sales and production offices are ready to help you plan your event.

Our amenities include:

  • On-site tours of all rental spaces
  • In-house AV, lighting, and production services with prompt and competitive quotes
  • Wifi for guests
  • Fire in the urns at the entrance of the Mark Building
  • Fly-points in the Kridel Ballroom
  • Help to find catering and other preferred vendors
  • Scaled floor plans and fire permit submissions

Please reach out for more information: 503-276-4291.


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The Portland Art Museum has tapped into Portland’s rich culinary landscape, and partnered with the finest, and most trusted catering professionals in the city. Take a moment to explore their websites, and discover the wide variety of style and price points available for your special event.  The Museum requires the use of one of these Exclusive Catering partners for food & beverage service at your event.

  • Art of Catering
    We don’t use the word ‘art’ lightly. Art of Catering provides innovative full-service event experiences, built on a 25-year reputation of excellence. We tastefully incorporate quality, refinement and memorable food into the event space. From dynamic dishes and customized menus to innovative libations and attentive staff, we know that our top-notch food, beverage and service will elevate your event.
  • Devil’s Food Catering
    Devil’s Food Catering has been delighting Portland-area party-goers since 2003.  Over the last 18 years, we have built a reputation for delicious handcrafted foods, luxurious service, experienced planning, and timeless styles, while also demonstrating a strong commitment to community involvement, equity, and environmental stewardship.
  • Elephants Catering
    Elephants Catering & Events is perfect for any event, from a family celebration to a gorgeous black-tie gala.
  • Hoda’s Catering
    Hoda’s has been preparing remarkable flavorful dishes with the highest quality ingredients since 1999 using local farm ingredients. Hoda’s specializes in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern , Pacific Northwest and International Cuisine offering Full Catering Services.
  • Kitchen Killa Culinary Solutions
    We approach food like an artist approaches a canvas, using colors, plating, and knowledge of the industry to create custom menus that wow guests every time. My company offers fine dining service, upscale affairs, and plush event experiences guaranteed not only to satisfy a person’s hunger for good food but also their thirst for premium service.
  • Vibrant Table
    Vibrant Table Catering & Events provides award-winning catering, event planning, floral & décor, event production and event management services. Our culinary style is innovative, diverse, and event inspired, thoughtfully sourcing seasonal ingredients to create local, fresh and sustainable dishes for you and your guests. Let Us Cater To Your Senses!
  • White Pepper Catering
    As one of Oregon’s premier catering companies, White Pepper’s award-winning food, beverages, and service is a necessity for your next event. We want our clients to eat well and live well.
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The Museum partners with some of Portland’s most trusted decor and rental vendor brands. These vendors can help event planners execute their vision for any event, from the most intimate ceremony to an expansive wedding reception or gala event. The Museum requires the use of one of these Exclusive Vendors to support decor & rentals at your event.

  • Arden Event Rentals
    Arden is Portland’s leading full-service event rental company. Family owned and operated for over 51 years, we’ve got you covered from tent top to tabletop! Whether it’s a gala event, small dinner party or wedding, Arden can equip your event down to the last detail, with one of the most comprehensive inventories in the industry.
  • The Party Pros
    Independent and locally owned for over a decade, The Party Pros are an inspired group supported by state-of-the-art software, a 25,000 square foot warehouse, and a fleet of modern delivery trucks.
  • Royce’s Prop Shop
    With decades of experience in the event industry, the team of dedicated professionals at Royce’s Prop Shop provide award-winning event management, decor, and production. Portland-based and family-oriented, Royce’s has a unique focus on excellent customer service.
  • Runestone Events
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Please contact Event Sales at 503-276-4291.

You may hold up to two dates for 10 business days.

In order to secure space, the Portland Art Museum requires a signed contract, reservation forms and a deposit of 50% of the facility fee.

Event spaces may be rented for a minimum of eight hours and maximum of 16 hours. Rentals may start as early as 8 am and events may go as late as 12 am. The facility fee will include an on-site Production Manager, staffed coat check (as necessary), full complement of chairs and tables, room set-up and strike.

Yes. Additional time can be added (when available) at an hourly rate. Late night hours may also be added in certain cases.

A deposit of 50% of the facility fee is required within 30 days of your space reservation. Deposit is refundable, less a $200 administrative fee, if cancellation occurs more than 150 days prior to event date.

Unless otherwise pre-arranged with production staff, access to your event space is limited to the hours specified in your rental agreement.

Yes. You are welcome to bring in décor. However, to protect paint, flooring  and other finishes, certain restrictions apply.

All food and alcohol must be provided and served by one of PAM’s Exclusive Caterers.

Yes.  If you wish to rehearse in a specific space, that space can be reserved for an additional fee. Otherwise, the Museum will allow use of an alternate space for your rehearsal at no charge, provided space is available.

Yes. Ask us about scheduling a gallery tour with your event.

Yes. In addition to metered street parking, City Center Parking manages the parking lots adjacent to the Museum at the corner of SW Park Avenue and Main Street. To reserve a portion of the lot, please call 503-221-1666, ext. 9 or, for valet parking, call 503-803-3959.

Yes. The Portland Art Museum is within walking distance of over a dozen hotels. For locations and additional information, please contact Event Sales at 503-276-4291.

Absolutely! Call and ask us about the discounts we can offer your non-profit.

Yes. View details about our spaces that can accommodate proms.

Contact us

For date availability, facility tour, or general inquiries, please complete the form below or contact any of our staff directly.

Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm
1119 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-276-4291