Redd East, part of Ecotrust’s sustainability-focused Redd on Salmon complex, holds up to 1,700 revelers.

 

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Blockhouse
120 standing | $3,500–5,000 rental fee (includes chairs, tables, glassware, venue coordinator), 988 NW 18th Ave
Take a page from Feast Portland’s playbook and host a foodie fête on the lush grounds of Pomarius Nursery. The Northwest garden center hides a stylish open kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining room, and dreamy garden patio, and will let you showcase any chef or caterer you want (provided they’re licensed). (Psst: Blockhouse hides just behind another perfect Northwest party pad, warehouse Castaway.)

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Nordia House
200 standing | $350–400/hour rental fee (includes tables, chairs, parking), 8800 SW Oleson Rd
Nordic Northwest’s clean-lined, Scandi-inspired cultural center, nestled in a woodsy pocket of Southwest, gives contemporary life to a throwdown, including a Scandinavian julbord holiday banquet. Broder Söder (an outpost of the beloved Nordic brunch chainlet) shares space with the center and also caters—take advantage of its bright spirits and pickled bites. 

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Yale Union
500 standing | $7,200 rental fee (includes some chairs, kitchen access), 800 SE 10th Ave
Yes, this is the building where a film crew shot that confrontation between Edward and James at the end of Twilight, but it’s good for more than vamp-on-vamp action. A flexible, industrial-chic space with breathtaking natural light, Yale Union (a nonprofit arts center by day) is ideal for a sun-kissed, Instagram-ready blowout—just keep any undead guests away from the massive bay windows. 

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Redd East
672 standing in main hall, 1,700 in full space | $5,500–9,500 rental fee (includes chairs, tables, AV package, kitchen access), 831 SE Salmon St
Dream big for this one. Part of Ecotrust’s sustainability-focused Redd on Salmon complex, Redd East can accommodate a staggering 1,700 people among its soaring main hall (which flaunts heavy timbers and hulking machinery that dates to its former life as an ironworks), wide-open outdoor plaza, and patio. Bonus: hit the website to find your catering love match. Its deep list calls out ecofriendly operations as well as businesses owned by women and people of color. 

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