A contemporary event space in Portland’s Pearl District, Urban Studio’s historic corner building has been a staple since the early 1900s when it was occupied by the Denby Motor Truck Company. The space maintains some of its former warehouse features with large windows, exposed ceilings, and an open floor plan. A garage door opens to the sidewalk on NW 10th Ave with the Portland Streetcar just steps away.
Formerly a neglected corridor of abandoned warehouses and railways, local gallery owner Thomas Augustine dubbed the new name to suggest that its industrial buildings were like crusty oysters and that the galleries and artists’ lofts within were like pearls.
Now easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best known chefs and restaurants, world class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques.
The Pearl District Business Association, since 2005
An open event space to accommodate everything from a mingling cocktail party to a seated dinner to your own personalized space. Ideal for private parties, weddings, corporate functions, networking affairs and more.
Guests are first greeted with a slightly raised reception area trimmed in chandeliers, natural stone and large windows that usher in natural light.
The main feature: a sunken banquet room accented in walls of pewter, chocolate brown and pearly white.
A broad bar separates the banquet room from the reception area, perfect for transitioning smoothly from one highlight of the event to the next.
Overlooking the banquet area is an open loft, stairs tucked away at the back of the room.
Catering serviced by our partner Pearl Catering, Portland’s best catering company offering menu planning, bar service, rental coordination, and more for any event. Local ingredients prepared just over the Willamette River, with the perfect menu tailored for you and your guests. A full-service company, Pearl Catering will help you with rental coordination, bar service, and more.