Green Meeting Venues

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in Portland puts the city in the top 10 in the United States. Many of these, and other green buildings, are available for meetings — here’s a partial list:

Gerding Theater at the Armory
The former First Regiment Armory Annex was built in 1891. In 2000, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 2006, the remodeled Gerding Theater at the Armory became the first performing arts facility and historic building on the West Coast to receive LEED platinum designation.

Portland Expo Center
The Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center is a first-class multi-purpose facility and the region’s primary destination for consumer public shows, trade shows and public events. As far back as 1921, the Expo site presented some of the largest exhibitions in the Northwest.

Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center / Ecotrust
After a century of service as a warehouse for the goods of the industrial economy, Ecotrust revitalized the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center as a marketplace that fosters the ideas, goods and services of a conservation economy. Accessible by Portland Streetcar, by bicycle, by bus, on foot and with limited car parking, the center is located in Portland’s Pearl District.

Center for Architecture
Home to the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), this 130-year-old building was recently remodeled and has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum  certification. Originally a brick horse stable, the CFA emphasizes sustainability with unique spatial flexibility. The space also exceeds the benchmarks of the 2030 Challenge for carbon neutral buildings, with a 96% carbon reduction.

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