4 Summertime Venue Ideas

Summertime in Portland is truly one of the best times of the year. After the spring rains have gone away, people are ready to see the sun and enjoy the outdoors.

Summer venues are especially in demand this time of year. Since average temperatures are in the 80s during the day and around 60 degrees overnight, it is one of the best times of the year for holding outdoor events in the Portland area.

Regardless of the type of event you’re planning, there are dozens of options for summer venues that will meet your needs.


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Summer venues: 4 ideas for successful summertime events

1) Ainsworth House and Gardens

Ainsworth House and Gardens offers gorgeous outdoor facilities for weddings and receptions, corporate events, and private special occasions of all sizes.

From their website:

Offering events all year round, but only ever one event at a time, the 3,000 square foot reception facility, comprising Conservatory, Garden Room and Fireside Room, beautifully compliments the outdoor patio and woodland area, the magnificent Pine Tree Garden and formal main drive. This means we are one of Portland’s foremost full-service wedding and event venues who can offer outdoor and well as indoor facilities.

For further details, visit their site here: http://ainsworthhouse.net/

2) Leach Botanical Garden

If you are in search of summer venues which provide a complete outdoor experience, then Leach Botanical Garden makes a great choice.

This venue offers gorgeous facilities for a variety of events, from business meetings to weddings and receptions. The gardens, with their vast collections of flowers and plants, provide a beautiful and intimate experience.

For further details, visit their site here: http://leachgarden.org/

3) Oregon Zoo

Perhaps you are interested in summer venues which offer a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. If so, the Oregon Zoo can provide you with the facilities for a memorable summertime event you and your guests.

From their website:

The Oregon Zoo offers a full range of event venues from a Cascadian-themed indoor banquet facility to outdoor naturalistic spaces adjacent to some of our most popular exhibits.

This is also the perfect event venue for those who are advocates of animal care and conservation. The zoo ensures that revenue from every private event goes towards this cause.

For further details, visit their site here: http://www.oregonzoo.org/visit/private-events-venues-catering

4) The Foundry at Oswego Pointe

Portland is famous for its breathtaking scenery. The Foundry is an event venue where you and your guests can enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

From their website:

The Foundry at Oswego Pointe is an award-winning, waterfront wedding and event venue just minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon. Our newly renovated property is fresh and modern and is located on the banks of the Willamette River in beautiful Lake Oswego.

The facilities at The Foundry are excellent for a variety of events including weddings and receptions, corporate events, and cocktail parties.

For further details, visit their site here: http://www.thefoundrylakeoswego.com/


As we mentioned above, there are many options you can choose from for a perfect summertime event. We are glad to answer any questions you may have about summer venues, and would love to help you with any of your catering needs. Feel free to give us a call at (503) 222-4553 or contact us online any time.