Social Events

Plan Your Party at Our Place

If you’re planning a gala, auction, wedding, memorial, birthday party or prom, we can help.

What to Expect

You’ve got a lot to think about and one of the first things on your list is finding a venue. Our Event Sales team is here to help you and make the process go as smoothly as possible.

First we want to know a little about what you have in mind so we’ll start by asking you some basic questions about your vision for the event, your guest count, and timing.

Then we we’ll work closely with you to determine the best venue for your event and direct you to our extensive catering list that gives you many options to fit both your culinary and budget needs.

Once your hall is reserved, we’ll contact you approximately 60 days before your event to set up an appointment so that you, your caterer and a representative from our Events Team can create a floor plan and timeline so that everything will fall into place on your special day.


The World Forestry Center does not have on-site catering, however, we have established good relationships with many competent caterers in the area who are familiar with our facilities, rules, recycling, and cleanup requirements.

Renters are required to use one of the following preferred caterers to provide food and beverage services--you may not bring in your own food. Your caterer may also help you with linens and other rental equipment if desired.

Booking Your Event

For more information please fill out the Rental Reservation Form or call (503) 488-2101. Our call volume is very high and we make every attempt to return messages within 24 hours. You may also email us.

What We Provide

  • Excellent customer service
  • Tables and chairs*
  • Set-up and tear-down
  • Basic sound system
  • Optional decorations
  • Air conditioned venues

*Chairs for indoor spaces only.

Event FAQs

Please visit our FAQ page for information about:

  • Payment Terms
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Provisions
  • Catering
  • Building Information
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Alcohol Policy
  • Parking Information
  • Rental Times
  • Decoration and Damage
  • Building Safety
Event FAQs

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