1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
From January to December 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is making the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) available to arts organizations for short-term leasing (3-6 weeks). To qualify, your organization must demonstrate strong alignment with IFCC's stated goals. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Complete information can be found here.
Our goals are to honor and advance:
|IFCC Community Advisory Committee||Facilitator: Dr. Steven Holt|
|Antoinette Edwards||Community Peace Collaborative|
|Helen Daltoso||Regional Arts & Culture Council|
|Suba Ganesan||Portland's Creative Laureate, New Expressive Works|
|S. Renee Mitchell||Educator at Roosevelt High School & Artist|
|Prentice Onayemi||Grains of Salt, Alberta Abbey|
|Donovan Smith||Gentrification is Weird|
|Cynthia Sulaski||Overlook Neighborhood Association|
|Patricia Welch||North Portland Library, Retired|
|Tyler White||The CENTER, I Love This Place PDX|
|Jeana Woolley||JM Woolley & Associates, Marco Properties LLC|
|Upcoming Community Advisory Committee Meetings|
|Friday, January 18, 2-5 pm|
|Friday, February 1, 2-5 pm|
|Wednesday, February 13, 2-5 pm|
|Wednesday, February 27, 2-5 pm|
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) is a community-based arts center located in north Portland at 5340 N Interstate Avenue.
IFCC is committed to creating an environment in which people of every ethnic and cultural background come together as artists and audience to explore, preserve, and celebrate their diversity.
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) is a community-based arts center located in north Portland at 5340 N Interstate Avenue. The IFCC was founded in 1982 by Portland's first African-American elected official, Commissioner Charles Jordan. The building was originally constructed in 1910 as a fire station and was in use until 1959. The renovated structure now contains a theater with the capacity for over 100 seated guests, an art gallery, dance studio, and space for rehearsals or classes.
The building is owned by Portland Parks & Recreation, a City of Portland Bureau, and was managed by IFCC, Inc. until May 2010, when the non-profit ceased operations. In August 2010, management authority was given to Ethos, Inc. by a unanimous vote of the Portland city council. Ethos returned management responsibilities to the City of Portland on December 31, 2014 to redirect their resources to support expanded outreach in communities throughout Oregon. Portland Parks & Recreation took over management responsibilities on January 1, 2015 and is committed to honoring the rich traditions of this historic space.