As a VENUEHost your event…

The Portland Art Museum has 20,000 sq. ft. of event space located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Artful Venues is located within and operated by the Portland Art Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. By choosing Artful Venues for your special event, you are engaging in our mission to support the arts!

Mark Building

  • Kirdel Grand Ballroom: The Kridel Grand Ballroom is an exceptionally dramatic venue featuring soaring ceiling heights and rich architectural details. With a reception capacity of 1000, and banquet seating for 560, this historic ballroom and adjoining lobby has played host to the city’s premiere events for decades. With its full proscenium stage, and built-in sound and projection systems, The Kridel is tailor-made for elegant gala fundraisers, corporate meetings, and unforgettable weddings.
    • Capacity: Reception – 1,000 guests; Banquet (rounds of 10) – 560 guests; Theater – 900 guests; Classroom – 400 guests
    • 9,000 square feet
  • Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom: A dramatic split staircase, neo-classic columns, and a soft pastel palette grace this perennial event favorite. Accommodating over 500 guests for a reception, and roughly 250 for dinner, the Fields is frequently paired with the Kridel Ballroom for wedding ceremony/receptions, silent auctions, and pre-function cocktail gatherings.
    • Capacity: Reception – 500 guests; Banquet (rounds of 10) – 300 guests; Theater – 425 guests; Classroom – 200 guests
    • 5,000 square feet
  • Marion L. Miller Gallery: The Miller Gallery is a wonderfully versatile event space located just off the main lobby of the Mark Building. It’s clean, contemporary lines are in sharp contrast to our other spaces, but works beautifully for smaller business lunches, seminars, and intimate receptions for up to 200 guests.
    • Capacity: Reception – 200 guests; Banquet (rounds of 10) – 120 guests; Theater – 175 guests; Classroom – 100 guests
    • 2,100 square feet
  • Gordon D. Sondland & Katherine J. Durant Trustee Room: A penthouse view of the adjacent park, and Art Deco details highlight this wonderfully formal conference room. With its plush boardroom-style furnishings, and state of the art audio visual features, our Trustee Room is the ultimate destination for those seeking to make that important first impression at either a business meeting or an intimate meal.
    • Capacity: Reception – 80 guests; Banquet (rounds of 10) – 50 guests; Theater – 70 guests; Classroom – 40 guests
    • 1,000 square feet
  • Evan H. Roberts Sculpture Mall: Located between the Museum’s two buildings, the Roberts Sculpture Mall is a unique urban oasis offering a vibrant outdoor venue dotted with contemporary sculpture. Popular for warm-weather weddings and festivals, the space is also ideally suited for pre- or post-Museum viewing receptions.
    • Capacity: Upper Mall Reception – 150 guests; Upper Mall Banquet – 150 guests
    • Capacity: Lower Mall Reception – 600 guests; Lower Mall Banquet – 300 guests; Lower Mall Theater – 200 guests
    • 11,800 square feet

Belluschi Building

  • Andrée H. Stevens Room: Located immediately adjacent to the Whitsell Auditorium, the Stevens Room provides an excellent venue for both stand-alone meetings and pre and post Auditorium receptions for up to 70 guests.
    • Capacity: Reception – 70 guests; Banquet (rounds of 10) – 50 guests; Theater – 50 guests; Classroom – 40 guests
    • 900 square feet
  • Whitsell Auditorium: The museum’s Whitsell Auditorium is most closely associated with the popular film screenings offered by the Northwest Film Center. Through special arrangement (and subject to availability), this beautifully appointed theater seating 376 may be rented for private screenings, seminars, and lectures.
    • Capacity: Theater – 376 guests

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Pick up a catalogue for special exhibitions and browse the eclectic selection of interesting gifts at the Museum Store. The Store has one of the best selections of art books in the city and is open during Museum Hours. No Museum admission is required to shop at the Museum; customers may enter through the Hoffman Entrance near the Roberts Memorial Sculpture Mall. All proceeds from sales directly support the Museum and its exhibitions and programs. Portland Art Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise in the store or through online sales. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: Museum+ * Accessories * Jewelry * Books * Puzzles, Games & Toys * Home Décor * Stationery * Holiday, and * Gifts.

Beautiful original works of art, available for rental or purchase. The Rental Sales Gallery is a department of the Portland Art Museum, and was founded in 1959 as a nonprofit gallery to help promote public awareness of regional artists. We represent more than 200 artists from Oregon and Washington State here in the Gallery. There are at least 600 pieces of art in the gallery at any one time, with a total inventory of more than 1,000 works. Mediums include: oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, wood, metal, and stone sculpture, drawings, collages, photography and framed prints. The Rental Sales Gallery hosts at least two major shows per year. The Spring and Fall Shows highlight new works by current member artists, and every other year, we host a Summer Show, which highlights works by new gallery members. We also regularly host artist demonstrations and talks, so there is always something fun on the horizon.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…


Membership makes a difference! The Portland Art Museum is the perfect place to visit to connect, reflect, and be inspired—and the best way to experience everything we have to offer is as a member! Members receive unlimited FREE admission to the Museum, along with other exciting benefits, including 10% off in our Museum Store, invitations to members-only events (virtual events for now!) and exclusive discounts on our innovative experiential cinema and new media programming. And best of all, members make everything we do possible! Joining, renewing, or or gifting a membership directly supports the arts in our community. Memberships go towards staffing costs, the care and maintenance of the art in our collections, community partnerships, programming and more. Membership at specified levels is offered: Individual * Dual * Family * Sponsor * Sustainer * Conservator, and * Patron Society.

Patron Society: Patrons are among the Portland Art Museum’s most generous annual donors and experience a shared connection to the Museum enhanced by a host of offerings that bring art into daily life. Our Patrons genuinely believe in our mission and directly support the exhibitions, installations, and films our community experiences daily. The Patron Society is an important component to advancing the Museum as a cultural resource in the Pacific Northwest. In recognition of their generosity, Patrons have access to a host of benefits that deepen their involvement with the Museum. Corporate Membership: Our Patron Business Society is formed by a dynamic list of companies that value the importance of community, philanthropy, and the arts. The support of this invaluable group strengthens the Museum as an important community resource for over 450,000 visitors annually, including 60,000 children free of charge. Through this membership program, business leaders recognize and take advantage of all that the Museum has to offer in new and exciting ways. Five membership levels are available. Membership at specified levels is offered: Benefactor * Guarantor * Leadership Circle * Director’s Circle, and * Chairman’s Circle.

Corporate Membership: Our Patron Business Society is formed by a dynamic list of companies that value the importance of community, philanthropy, and the arts. The support of this invaluable group strengthens the Museum as an important community resource for over 450,000 visitors annually, including 60,000 children free of charge. Through this membership program, business leaders recognize and take advantage of all that the Museum has to offer in new and exciting ways. Membership at specified levels is offered: Business Benefactor * Business Guarantor * Business Leadership Circle * Business Director’s Circle, and * Business Chairman’s Circle.


Give Today! Thank you for supporting the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center with a fully tax-deductible donation. Every gift has the power to provide experiences that invite, inspire, and connect people with art and each other. A gift to the Portland Art Museum can be made in a number of ways – as a bequest, to honor or memorialize someone special, with donations of art, or through appreciated securities. Every gift, no matter the size or the intent, greatly impacts the Museum’s ability to create experiences for exploration, creation, learning, and enrichment through the arts. When you support the Portland Art Museum by becoming a member or through a charitable donation, you ensure that the arts are a vibrant, valued, and sustained part of our community.

  • Arts Councils: Viewing art is never a passive activity. Behind every work of art is a story offering insight, understanding, and inspiration. Exciting as it is to look at art, we sometimes want more. The Portland Art Museum invites its members to get the full story by joining a council. Councils enable Museum members to learn more about the Museum, its collections, and art by working closely with a specific department curator and staff. Council members plan lectures, trips, symposia, and programs, bringing people with similar interests together to socialize and study. Your membership dues and donations help support these programs and the Museum’s acquisition of significant artworks:
    • Asian Art Council
    • European and American Art Council
    • Northwest Art Council
    • Contemporary Art Council
    • Graphic Arts Council
    • Photography Council
    • Docent Council
    • Native American Art Council
  • Planned Giving: The art of creating a legacy. You have the power to make a lasting impact on the Portland Art Museum through a planned gift. A well-planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold as most important and valuable in your life and community. There are many types of planned gifts. The best of them are smart, provide tax savings, and enable you to create a legacy while helping you and your loved ones. You can make a current gift with appreciated securities or real estate, a deferred gift through a bequest, or a life income gift through a charitable gift annuity.
  • Stocks or Securities: Making a gift of securities or mutual funds offers you the chance to support the Portland Art Museum while realizing important benefits for yourself. By donating appreciated stock you may: claim a charitable deduction equal to the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away; avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • IRA Charitable Rollover: If you are 70½ years old or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. Your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution for the year. It is wise to consult with your tax professionals if you are contemplating a charitable gift under the extended law.
  • Workplace Giving & Matching Gifts: Many companies offer Workplace Giving programs to support nonprofit organizations that are important to their staff. Your company may even offer a dollar-for-dollar match, easily doubling the impact of your gift. Please contact your human resources department to find out if your company offers workplace giving and matching gift opportunities. The Portland Art Museum accepts donations from companies for both current and retired employees.
  • Individual Sponsorship: Designate your gift to support what you love. If you would like to direct your gift to a particular area of support, whether it be school programs, exhibitions, conservation, or acquisition – we can work with you.
  • Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate giving gives companies a unique, effective way to maximize visibility throughout our region and among the Portland Art Museum’s 450,000 annual visitors, and provide employees and clients with direct, year-round access to world-class art. We work directly with our corporate partners to create robust, customized opportunities that help grow and sustain the cultural vitality of our community in a variety of ways—from sponsoring community events and gala dinners, to partnering on an exhibition or educational program.
  • Gifts of Art: Since its founding in 1895, the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection art has been built through the generous donations of works of art. Representing the pinnacle of artistic achievement, the Museum’s collection of more than 50,500 objects serves as invaluable evidence of humankind’s history, religions, philosophies, aspirations, and daily lives. Your gift of museum-quality art will ensure that current and future visitors to the Portland Art Museum will experience the power of art. Donors may also consider making financial gifts to aid in the restoration, conservation, display, scholarship, and continued care of their donated collection of art.

Volunteer: Are you someone who is passionate about art? Do you want to share this passion with others? PAM’s volunteers do just that: whether serving in coat check, in the galleries, or behind the scenes, our volunteers help our visitors engage with the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Volunteers also provide essential support to our events and community programming.

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