Portland, OR. Ecotrust held a grand opening for its new Pearl District event space on August 8th. The space, called Irving Street Studio, is located in the first floor of the Ecotrust building.

While the Irving Street Studio is located in the Ecotrust building, it features a separate address and dedicated entrance.

In 2017, a longtime tenant of the historic Ecotrust building, outdoor clothing company Patagonia, moved to West Burnside.  Ecotrust then used the vacant space to host large events such as Paul Hawken’s sold-out Drawdown book launch. Ultimately leaders decided to upgrade the vacant space and use it as another rental venue to help raise funds to benefit their organization. Ecotrust is a nonprofit working to create social, economic, and environmental change.

The new Irving Street Studio is divided into three rooms, the west room can seat up to 280 guests for a meal and 375 as a theater. The east room is situated for ceremonies, receptions, and silent auctions.

The third room, a historic bank vault and the original warehouse office, will retain its charm but allow for the privacy required for board meetings, breakouts, and bridal suites.

More information about the venue in the Pearl District at NW 9th Ave. is available here: https://ecotrust.org/