A Perfect Event Venue for Unique Occasions! Castaway Portland

Close your eyes and imagine you have a completely blank slate for a venue to work with…one where you have all the space you need to create the special occasion of your dreams.

If this is the venue you have always dreamed about, then Castaway Portland is the perfect place for you.

Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate function, art exhibition, fashion show, sci-fi convention, or many other types of events, then Castaway Portland is an excellent venue choice for you.

Castaway Portland, which is located near the cultural and stylish Pearl District, was built in 1929.

As such, the venue is not only a part of Portland’s rich history, but it also has its own history and rustic charm. The building, itself, was originally the home to the makers of yellow strand ropes which were used in the original Portland Street Car. The building was then later used as a smelting and refining warehouse.

However, in 2007, Castaway Portland was painstakingly restored to its original glory and features – but it also includes many modern amenities which will accommodate any special occasion you are planning.

We at Chef du Jour Catering are thrilled to include Castaway Portland on our list of respected partners. We always enjoy working with them and have catered a variety of special events there.

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What are the highlights that Castaway Portland offers?

  • 10,000 square feet of versatile space that scales well from big to small
  • Guest Capacities: 400 seated, 700 standing, 1000 indoor/outdoor
  • Expandable capacity with the addition of Castaway’s outdoor space
  • Central heating and cooling system
  • ADA accessible
  • Wrap-around original steel sash pane windows
  • Stunning views of the Fremont Bridge
  • 14′ ceilings with exposed wood beams
  • Executive office or dressing room with built-in fireplace
  • Tables and chairs included
  • Enclosed industrial catering area with industrial kitchen sinks
  • Loading ramp into space for easy access


What tech capabilities does Castaway have?

  • Retractable 220″ projection screen with HD projector
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built-in interior & exterior surround sound system
  • Customizable mobile staging with stairs
  • Dedicated 20 amp circuits dispersed throughout the entire space
  • 400 amp 120/208 3 phase electrical system
  • 100 amp 120/208 3 phase power distribution box available upon request


What types of events are held at Castaway?

  • Weddings
  • Private corporate functions
  • Fundraisers
  • Birthday parties
  • Sweet 16
  • Game days
  • Auctions
  • Art exhibitions
  • Pop-up retail
  • Fashion shows
  • Poetry slams
  • Break dance parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Sci-fi conventions
  • Car shows


Want to take a quick virtual tour of Castaway Portland? They provide a 60-second, 360° tour on their website. You can click here to view it.

You can find reviews of Castaway Portland on the following sites:


Regardless of the special occasion you have in mind, Castaway Portland has a wonderful reputation and affordable prices.

They will happily work with you and help bring your unique dream of a memorable event to life – one that you and your guests will enjoy and always remember.

Eric Youel setting up for a wedding Castaway Portland

Eric Youel setting up for a wedding reception at Castaway Portland


If you’re planning an event in the Portland-Metro area at Castaway Portland (or any of Portland’s other beautiful venues) and looking for a caterer, we would love to hear from you.

Please give us a call at (503) 222-4553 or contact us online anytime to discuss your catering needs.