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The Gerding Theater at the Armory is a gorgeous, renovated community space in Portland’s lovely Pearl District. The two-tiered lobby spaces dramatically merge Portland history and culture with state-of-the-art sustainable design. This setting provides the perfect backdrop for a successful and unforgettable event.

The Gerding Theater at the Armory is available for all types of events, programs, conferences, and happenings. Rates and availability vary based on each client’s needs and vision. Please contact us directly for specific pricing and details.

We would love to show you the space. Our rentals team is available for personalized tours that showcase this beautiful and versatile venue.

WEDDINGS

Rentals Weddings

Our inclusive wedding package provides you with the amenities you’ll need for the big day, including those highlighted below:

  • 12 hours of total event, photo, set up, and tear down time (Noon to Midnight) & Pre-event rehearsal, if needed (based on building availability)
  • Capacity of up to 200 for ceremony and reception, 250 for seated reception only, or up to 450 for a standing reception
  • Complimentary usage of all stock banquet tables, folding chairs, and lounge furniture
  • Event Sound and Lighting Package
  • Projection options on each floor
  • Dressing room or lounge for wedding party (based on building availability)
  • Complete on-site Support Staff: Day-of Event Lead, Concierge, Operations Assistant, and Custodial
  • Upgraded chairs available for rent – inquire for details

Rates
Packages range from $4,000-$5,500 depending on date. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.

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CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Rentals Conferences

The Gerding Theater at the Armory hosts a wide variety of conferences each year. From single track to multi-venue events, we are well-suited to host your presenters and guests. Our state of the art facility boasts a professional team of event and theater professionals to add that special element of spectacle to your event!

The U.S. Bank Main Stage conference package includes the following amenities:

  • Main Lobby & Mezzanine Lobby for check-in, breakfast set up, reception space, etc. from 6 am - 6 pm.
  • US Bank Main Stage Theater from 6 am - 5 pm
  • 20x12 foot screen and 10K Lumen projector
  • Seating for up to 590 people in the theater
  • Up to 2 Podiums
  • Up to 2 handheld microphones & 2 wired microphones on stands
  • Professional, theatrical lighting (based on available plot)
  • Staffing (Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Deck Manager, House Manager, Event Lead, & Event staff as needed)
  • Complimentary usage of PCS stock lounge and banquet furniture in the Main and Mezzanine lobbies

The Ellyn Bye Studio conference package includes the following amenities:

  • Studio lobby for check-in, reception, vendor, or lunch set up from 6am-6pm
  • Flexible black box style Ellyn Bye Studio Theater from 6am-5pm
  • 6’11” X 12’2” adjustable height standing screen and projector
  • Seating for up to 180 people in the theater
  • Up to 2 Podiums
  • Up to 2 handheld or wired microphones
  • Professional, theatrical lighting (based on available plot)
  • Registration table in the Main Lobby if needed
  • Staffing (Lighting Technician, Event Lead& Event staff as needed)

Rates
Packages range from $3,000-$3,500 per day for the Ellyn Bye Studio and $5,500-$6,500 per day for the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.

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PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS

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Portland Center Stage inspires our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. Both the U.S. Bank Main Stage theater and the Ellyn Bye Studio theater are ideal venues to bring your audience for a theatrical experience they are sure to remember. Our two professional theaters play host to everything from community forums and panel discussions, to full theatrical performances. Both theaters come equipped with the amenities and staffing listed below to ensure your presentation is professional and successful

The U.S. Bank Main Stage package includes the following amenities:

  • 6 hours of total event, set up, and tear down time
  • Main Lobby for check-in
  • 20x12 foot screen and 10K Lumen projector
  • Seating for up to 590 people in the theater
  • Up to 2 Podiums
  • Up to 2 handheld microphones & 2 wired microphones on stands
  • Professional, theatrical lighting (based on available plot)
  • Staffing (Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Deck Manager, House Manager, Event Lead & Event staff as needed)

The Ellyn Bye Studio package includes the following amenities:

  • 6 hours of total event, set up, and tear down time
  • Studio lobby for check-in or reception
  • Flexible black box style Ellyn Bye Studio Theater
  • 6’11” X 12’2” adjustable height standing screen and projector
  • Seating
  • Up to 2 handheld or wired microphones
  • Professional, theatrical lighting (based on available plot)
  • Registration table in the Main Lobby if needed
  • Staffing (Lighting Technician, Event Manager & Event staff as needed)

Rates
Packages range from $1,750-$2,250 for the Ellyn Bye Studio and $2,500-$3,500 per day for the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.

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DINNERS AND RECEPTIONS

Rentals Receptions

Whether for your company holiday party, your favorite charity’s auction, or your 20th Anniversary, the two-tiered lobby spaces at the Gerding Theater at the Armory dramatically merge Portland history and culture with state-of-the-art sustainable design to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable event.

Rental Packages for the Main and/or Mezzanine Lobbies include the following amenities:

  • 8 hours of total set up, event, and tear down time
  • Complimentary usage of PCS stock bistro & lounge furniture
  • Atmospheric ceiling lighting
  • A/V including sound system and projection options
  • Event Management, including planning meeting and floorplan assistance
  • Staff included (day of Event Lead, Operations, Concierge, & Custodial)

Note: seated dinner rentals also include access to PCS stock 6’ & 8’ Banquet tables, 48” & 60” round tables & folding chairs (number of tables & chairs is limited). Upgraded chairs available to rent – inquire for details.

Rates
Packages range from $1,750-$3,750. Additional hours may be available for events requiring longer timelines. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.

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Pre-show Receptions
Portland Center Stage provides all-inclusive packages with event space, catering, and great theatrical entertainment. Please contact Group Sales for more information!

ADDITIONAL MEETING SPACES

The Gerding Theater at the Armory has several options for smaller meetings or events, or any of these spaces may be added to larger event packages to add on more options and tracks.

Julie S. Vigeland Rehearsal Hall

  • Capacity of up to 99 people for theater/presentation style seating
  • PCS stock 6’ & 8’ Banquet tables & folding chairs
  • A/V including sound system, projector & wall screen
  • Check-in table on the Main Lobby if needed
  • Event Management, including planning meeting and floorplan assistance
  • Staff included (day of Event Lead, Operations, Concierge, & Custodial)


Rates
Packages range from $700 to $900 for a 5-hour block. Additional hours may be available for events requiring longer timelines. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.


The Standard Conference Room

  • Capacity of 12 people with 5 additional seats on the side
  • Projector and wall screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Easel available upon request

Rates

Hourly rates range from $40-$50 per hour. Rates may vary according to the needs of your event. Contact us for more information and available dates.

TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR

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PCS CATERERS LIST

Armory Café
503.319.8022 | pcs.org/cafe
Jamie: catering@pcs.org

Art of Catering
503.231.8185 | artofcatering.net
James: jlowry@artofcatering.net
Eric: esandstrom@artofcatering.net

Artemis Foods
503.233.8539 | artemisfoods.com
Heidi: heidi@artemisfoods.com

ChefStable Catering
503.238.8889 | chefstable-catering.com
Kris: kris@chefstable-catering.com

Devil's Food Catering
503.233.9288 | devilsfoodcatering.com
Charles: charles@devilsfoodcatering.com
James: james@devilsfoodcatering.com

Eat Your Heart Out Catering & Culinary Events
503.232.4408 | eatyourheartout.biz
Chloe: Chloe@eatyourheartout.biz

Hunt & Gather Catering
503.206.7927 | huntandgathercatering.com
Laura: laura@huntandgathercatering.com

Pearl Catering
503.550.2155 | pearlcateringpdx.com
Katie: katie@pearlcateringpdx.com

Simpatica
503.235.1600 | simpaticapdx.com
Brett: brett@simpaticapdx.com

VT Group:
Food in Bloom and Vibrant Table Catering & Events
503.297.9635 | vibranttable.com
Karen: krich@vtgrouppdx.com

*Caterers charge a per-person fee based on the nature of the event.

CONTACT US

Email: rentals@pcs.org

Call: 503-445-3824

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please leave us a message or shoot us an email and we will do our best to get back to you within one business day.

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