With a mix of new and established event spaces, the Pearl is becoming a hot spot for gatherings and celebrations.
Lauren carr, owner of chic Everett West (pictured above), describes the space as a “blank canvas—it’s really important to us that each event can be designed exactly as the client envisions.”
It’s perfect for anything from a traditional wedding or black-tie corporate event to something more creative—the space’s very first booking was a Great Gatsby–themed 70th birthday party.
“It’s really important to us that each event can be designed exactly as the client envisions.”
Everett West provides full on-site catering services through its sister company, Artemis Foods, which offers a customizable bounty of organic, sustainable dishes. And the bar menu boasts classic signature cocktails—and rotating seasonal drinks like the Winter Sour or summery Watermelon Fizz.
In a modern industrial space that gleams under chandeliers and is wrapped in brick and reclaimed wood walls, the venue seats about 300 guests and also features a patio that can accommodate 220.
With outposts in Las Vegas and Bend, West Coast Event Productions has called Portland home since 1980, offering three gorgeous venues in the Pearl District to suit a variety of events.
With a sprawling 16,500 square feet of sleek concrete floors, the Pure Space (above) can accommodate up to 1,500 standing guests. The more intimate Flex Space, in a cozy urban building with warm wood accents, is ideal for smaller affairs of up to 250. Recently, the adjoining spaces were combined to host a futuristic space-themed gala.
Finally, events of all sizes have taken place at West Coast Event Productions’ River Space, where towering floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular Willamette River views blend natural beauty with an urbane vibe.
With an exceptional team of planners, designers, and installers, West Coast Event Productions offers the complete package.
“Our service and our huge inventory of event rentals is what makes us really stand out.”
“We do it all,” says Vice President and Creative Director Pat Smith. “Our service and our huge inventory of event rentals is what makes us really stand out.”
Lovingly designed and operated by the Chown family, the 5,000-square-foot Eleanor radiates beneath a gorgeous wooden bow-truss ceiling and offers breathtaking views of downtown’s city lights at night.
Other terrific local options include Really Big Video, which boasts a rustic 7,300-square-foot space with state-of-the-art video projection and an LED wall, and restaurateur John Gorham’s new Plaza del Toro in the gracious building that formerly housed Trader Vic’s. – Lauren Kerschner // Photos courtesy Everett West and West Coast Event productions