Director Park, located in the heart of downtown, is the newest outdoor event space in Portland. Designed as an elegant public piazza, it is the perfect location to have your event! The urban ambiance of the park and its various nooks give it an intimate feel. This makes it perfect for smaller events, festivals, private events, arts, and cultural events. Situated near many of the most popular theatrical, cultural, and culinary venues in Portland, Director Park offers an artful, culturally rich atmosphere sure to enhance your event.
Divided into smaller, intimate "rooms," Director Park is active seven days a week with a wide array of cultural, artistic, educational, recreational, and community-based public and private activities and events. Let's add your event to the mix!
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A tree-shaded, bench-lined, intimate space located in the southeastern corner of the park, it is perfect for smaller gatherings, wine tasting, art demonstrations, and more. The checkerboard paving could also host life-sized chess or checkers tournaments.
Sheltered by a 25-ft-high transparent glass canopy, this flat open area is the focal point of the park and can accommodate any number of activities including formal dinner seating, bands, dancing, lectures, weddings, and more.
NOTE: The upper terrace adjacent to the cafe is part of the leased Cafe's seating area, so is not available for general rentals.
In the center of everything, the Plaza provides ample space for tenting, performances, dinner seating, and more! This area is adjacent to the Lower Terrace and Teachers Fountain.
The fountain can be turned off to create another useable space in the park. Encircled by ipe wood benches, this is a natural space for performances, intimate gatherings, wine tastings, staging, and/or additional dining space. While the fountain is on, it gently bubbles and in the evening, gracefully reflects the artful light display from the Mercurial Skydance light piece in the park.
Need a small nook in the park? This is it. Located adjacent to the Teachers Fountain and just north of the Lower Terrace, this space is very visible and perfect for many smaller uses. Access to potable water is available for any number of site uses.
Seeking extra space for your festival or event? Add one SW Park Ave, SW Ninth Ave., or both of these streets to your event! Adding one or both blocks to your event will allow for more tenting, the ability to provide more event amenities, and create a larger event footprint. The Festival Streets have been used for cocktail hours, food cart events, private dinners, festival tenting, and more! As vehicles cannot be parked in the park itself, the Festival Streets allow for trucks, food carts, and other vehicles to be part of your event as well as easier load-in and load-out for vendors.