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The Porter Hotel

Portland, OR View map
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The Porter Hotel is a luxurious wedding venue in Portland, Oregon. Located in the heart of downtown Portland’s Fountain District, this hotel gives couples the perfect combination of elegance and charm. The Porter Hotel boasts delicious food, an extensive wine selection, a rooftop lounge and terrace, illuminated ballrooms, and a romantic setting needed for a memorable wedding. This hotel also doubles as a decadent restaurant that serves soulful, Italian-inspired American food. With beautiful views of the Willamette River and Cascade Mountains, couples are guaranteed picture-perfect moments at every angle.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue provides couples with three unique event spaces and can easily accommodate up to 400 wedding guests. They offer indoor ceremony and uncovered outdoor reception options. Couples and their wedding party may take advantage of the on-site get-ready rooms.

Services Offered
This 16-story hotel provides couples with customizable packages that include a variety of services, such as a customized event layout, event rentals, a complimentary ceremony rehearsal, professionally trained servers, an experienced event coordinator, a curated list of endorsed event professionals, a private photographer, use of their rooftop, and more. Services include accommodations, catering, setup, cleanup, lighting, sound equipment, liability insurance, and more. The venue's event rentals range from chair covers and drapery to a dance floor. The Porter Hotel offers the following services:

  • Complimentary house wine
  • House-crafted signature cocktail
  • Cake cutting
  • Complimentary Prosecco toast

Chef Voytko is a recipient of the Rising Star award from the James Beard Foundation and has been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel. From their smoked spaghetti squash to their New York strip steak, couples can feel confident in receiving delicious and visually appealing dishes. They also have a rooftop restaurant that features an outdoor dining deck and unmatched views of the mountains. Couples may choose from buffet, family style, French service, station, and plated dinner serving style options. Other services include:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Tastings
  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Barware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware

Couples are provided with a complimentary room. Their stunning guest rooms features complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch TV, a mini-fridge, a variety of local teas and coffees, 24-hour room service, and more. Depending on which room is booked, guests can indulge in their floor-to-ceiling windows, and more. Other amenities include a sauna, a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, and a variety of classes. Couples are also provided a tailored late-night snack delivery to ensure their stomachs and taste buds are satisfied at the end of their big day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Great Hotel vibe/location, Horrible hospitality/Customer Service

    We booked this hotel for our destination wedding in Portland, OR. We were excited as we were informed it was the 'newest' hotel in Portland, and upon visiting it was very impressive. But slowly everything starting going wrong. I will only list a few items but overall I would say avoid booking here as the customer service, accommodations, were not were advertised. 1) our reserved Suite was double booked which they realized a WEEK before our wedding, and placed us in a 2 bedroom suite (the other room was across the hall). 2) our parents rooms upon arrival (which they flew across country mind you, weren't ready until 6pm, we were informed our rooms were be ready by 2pm however standard check in was 3pm. we waited in the lobby as they said they would come grab us once the room was ready.... nobody came to grab us we finally kept checking every hour (the front desk was obviously very annoyed by us- just for asking the status of our room.) 3) we brought in over 40 nights of room reservations for the weekend, some of our guests didn't even get room service daily even though it was requested. 4) As the bride and groom to make up for the overbooking of our suite, they offered a continental breakfast for the immediate family the following day of the wedding- this did not arrive, we had to immediately plan a back up plan for the family. 5) we were told the chef would have a 'treat' for us upon arrival in our room the night of the wedding, nothing was present.

    Overall this was a very unpleasant, not welcoming experience. For the amount of money we spent, we were expecting a little better customer service and hospitality. The concierge and valet team were HANDS down the best experience of the entire weekend. We reached out to the local sales rep, no response, we then contacted Hilton directly to express this experience and even got Ghosted by them. I could continue on with little details from the entire weekend, but i would just say if you are planning to host a destination wedding and looking for lodging, this would NOT be my first choice.
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1355 SW 2nd Ave. Portland, OR, 97201
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