Recently, we hosted a Pre-Construction tour of our new event venue, The Eastside Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop. This exclusive venue for Food in Bloom (and VT Group) is located at the eastside bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge, at 123 NE 3rd Avenue. This unique building (revitalized by Beam Development) overlooks the Willamette River and downtown city center, from a particularly exceptional view point. The ballroom and rooftop also gives guests a view of the famous and iconic ‘Portland, Oregon’ sign.
The Eastside Exchange building was built in 1925 and is on the national historic registry list. The building has served as an ice cream cone factory, housing during World War II, a Sears distribution center and more recently as office space. It was originally constructed for a furniture company and the area that is now the ballroom was built so that large rugs could be rolled out and show cased, which meant no supporting pillars could be used. As a result, the Exchange Ballroom offers a very large area, completely free from obstructions. The Cascade Rooftop is built from ipe decking and features a 360 view of Portland, including Portland’s seven, one-of-a kind bridges.
The venue includes: a 6,200 square-foot ballroom, a 2,200 square foot rooftop deck and conference rooms ranging in size from 225 square feet to 600 square feet. Each room can be set up in multiple configurations and a wide range of state-of-the-art A/V equipment is available. Contact us today for a tour of the Eastside Exchange and start to plan your next event at this extraordinary venue!