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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Gateway Discovery Park is available to rent for open-to-the-public events, classes, workshops, and programs. 

Rental applications will be accepted for free, open-to-the-public programs and events. During 2018, we will not be accepting applications for rentals that exclude the public by fencing off any portion of the park for private use.

The Plaza
This large 1-acre plaza is located on the east side of the park, next to NE Halsey Street. The plaza has a concrete surface and open area which is very versatile, and an ideal space for festivals, performances, and more! The plaza has Wi-Fi access.

  • Area and Capacity: 5,640 Sq. Ft. / 450 People 
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Access: Plaza has high-speed WIFI access
  • Accessible:  Yes 
  • Furniture: Set of fifteen, 24-inch round silver-colored tables, and 30 cranberry-colored metal chairs.

Performance Plaza
Built-in concrete theater style seating surrounding a concrete performance area. Only available mid-September thru late May. The performance area is not available when used as a splash pad in the summer except during the hours of 7:00 - 10:00am.

  • Area and Capacity: 1,200 Sq. Ft. / 100 People 
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Access: Performance Plaza has high-speed Wi-Fi access
  • Accessible: Yes - tables and chairs not provided
  • Furniture: Built-in concrete theatre style seating for 100 people

The Porch
This intimate area is located on the east side of the park next to NE Halsey Street and 106th Avenue. The porch is covered and provides a nice area for small classes and meetings. 

  • Area and Capacity: 874 Sq. Ft. / 50 People 
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Access: The Porch has high-speed Wi-Fi access
  • Accessible:  Yes 
  • Furniture: Set of four, 24-inch round silver-colored café tables and 8 cranberry-colored metal chairs.

The Lawn
This spacious grassy area is the perfect area for fairs, festivals, movies, and events.

  • Area and Capacity: 34,648 Sq. Ft. / 2,500 people
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Accessible: Yes - the lawn is encircled by accessible sidewalks
  • Furniture: No furniture provided

Picnic Area
One picnic area with a total of eight tables is located on the South side of the park, next to the lawn. The picnic tables are in groupings of 3 tables, 2 tables, and 3 tables with trees in between the table groupings. For guaranteed use of the picnic tables and electricity, a permit is required - call the Customer Service Center to reserve

  • Area and Capacity: 800 Sq. Ft / 80 people 
  • Electricity: Yes, when rented 
  • Furniture: 8 wood picnic tables with ADA access

Rental and Event Use Related Forms and Applications
2019 Rental materials will be available in early January 2019.  Rental applications are accepted 12 months in advance from load-in date. 

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