Event space

Big empty room, the mercy corps action center, with chairs in rows

COVID‑19 update

We are currently monitoring social distancing guidelines for events from Governor Brown and hope to rent our event spaces when it is deemed safe to do so. Please contact events@mercycorps.org for updates and more information.

Located in Mercy Corps Headquarters, next to Portland Saturday Market and the historic Skidmore Fountain, Mercy Corps has four beautiful spaces.

Whether it’s a corporate strategic planning session, a non-profit fundraiser, a networking evening with cocktails or somewhere in between, our venue can accommodate a variety of needs with space flexibility and state-of-the-art technology.

Our rentable spaces include the following:

  • Aceh Community Room: The relief efforts Mercy Corps supplied in 2004 when a tsunami hit Aceh, Indonesia defined our agency. To honor those efforts, the 2,000 square-foot community room was named after Aceh (pronounced Ah Chay). With an open floor plan, the room can accommodate receptions or theater or classroom seating from 20 to 175 people.
  • Pre-Function: 800-square-foot area outside of the Aceh Community Room, it is most often used as a pre-event gathering space.
  • Gallery: This 800-square-foot area often serves as a buffet or auction area.
  • Action Center: The 3,484 sq. ft in the Action Center is devoted to multi-media exhibits that provide real-world hubs for activism, where visitors can deepen their understanding of how issues like climate change, conflict and land rights contribute to the cycle of hunger and poverty in the developing world. Event guests can use this space to enjoy food and drinks while gaining knowledge about important topical information.

Event rentals come with the following equipment: lighting, sound system with wireless microphones, hearing assisted devices, conference call connectivity, InFocus projector, screen, 10 - 2’ x 6’ tables and approximately 175 chairs.

Catering: The venue allows for all types of insured sustainable caterers to serve food/beverages and use its small kitchen prep space. Alcohol is allowed with server with OLCC or TIPS certification. A list of preferred sustainable caterers in available upon request.

For more information about event space rentals, please contact us at events@mercycorps.org or (503) 896-5865.

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