a contemporary event space


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.

the pearl district


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

for any event

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.

a flexible floor plan

to accommodate any event


Guests are first greeted with a slightly raised reception area trimmed in chandeliers, natural stone and large windows that usher in natural light.

the banquet room

The main feature: a sunken banquet room accented in walls of pewter, chocolate brown and pearly white.

the bar

A broad bar separates the banquet room from the reception area, perfect for transitioning smoothly from one highlight of the event to the next.

the loft

Overlooking the banquet area is an open loft, stairs tucked away at the back of the room.


from Portland's best

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.

view menus and more


contact us to start planning

Feel free to email Natalia directly with your details or fill out the form below and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.
natalia@urbanvenuespdx.com   |   503 860 0203

    How did you hear about us? we would love to know!

    FacebookInstagramWedding WireThe KnotGoogleYelpother

    at nw 10th and davis 935 nw davis st, portland, or 97209