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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


  • Available for Public and Private Rentals You decide which equipment and furniture to rent from outside rental companies, and we provide the space.

  • Public Events Centrally located downtown with high visibility and convenient transit options!

  • Private Rentals The Park can be rented for private events including fundraisers, conventions, & client appreciation events.

  • The Lower Terrace A great space for cocktail hours, bands, dinner seating, performances, and more!

  • Park Avenue Festival Street Director Park will take care of the street closure process and place signage for your event.

  • Ninth Ave Festival Street Add Park Ave or Ninth Ave to your event - works great for events with food carts!

  • The Plaza An open, versatile space in the middle of the park! Great for sampling or tabling events.

  • The Bosque The Bosque's tree canopy adds an element of intimacy for birthday parties or receptions.

  • Teachers Fountain The curved benching of Teachers Fountain creates an element of privacy when tented.

Director Park is an intimate venue with an urban vibe and an artistic feel, making it ideal for a variety of mid-size and smaller events. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, it is designed in the style of a European piazza with moveable café tables and chairs.

Canopy Repairs, Sept 23rd thru Dec 10 2015: The east side of the park will be open with tables and chairs.  The west side of the park will be fenced off for canopy repairs.  No rentals or programming will be held and the public restroom and Elephants in the Park will be closed.

Rental & Event Use Related Forms & Applications
Rental applications are accepted 12 months in advance from load-in date. 

Event Permit Requirements

Additional Permit Requirements are determined by your application and subsequent discussions and these fees are not included in the rental rates for your event.  Permits may include amplified sound noise, fire bureau occupancy, OLCC, and/or Health Department. 

Elephants Catering
As full service event planners, we partner with clients to make their job easier, help them achieve their vision, and stay on budget while creating a truly memorable occasion. For menus and more info, go to or call 503-224-3955.