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The World Trade Center

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

121 SW Salmon St, 2WTC
Portland, OR US 97204 (map)

PHONE

503-464-8688

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ABOUT US

The World Trade Center Portland, located on the Waterfront in Downtown Portland, Oregon, is regarded as one of the city’s most elegant and spacious venues for events of all sizes. Well... Read more
The World Trade Center Portland, located on the Waterfront in Downtown Portland, Oregon, is regarded as one of the city’s most elegant and spacious venues for events of all sizes. Well known for providing a stunning ambiance, elegant backdrop and offering the finest combination of breathtaking views, distinctive service, and unparalleled cuisine, the World Trade Center Portland is the best choice for events ranging from an innovative business meeting to a romantic wedding and reception. The World Trade Center Portland offers a number of rooms, styles and flexible configurations to choose from and accommodates people for an array of business and personal events.

Contact us today to schedule a walkthrough and see how the World Trade Center Portland would be the ideal setting for your next event. It is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. You can reach us at 503-464-7298 or danya.minyan@pgn.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1985
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1600
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Carrie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about working with the World Trade Center in Portland. Our wedding was absolutely perfect - the staff and planners took care of every detail so we had a stress-free wedding day. Even now, months later, our guests still tell us how fantastic the food was - we originally had planned on doing an hors d'oeuvres reception, but decided a couple weeks out to go with a buffet. It was delicious!

We worked with Carrie during our planning process, and Lorne and Mike the day of - absolutely wonderful!
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Alana
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff was flexible and worked hard to make things the way I wanted them. Wedding coordinator was easy to work with. I got many compliments on how beautiful the facility was.
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tabitha
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue was beautiful, and the perfect setting for our wedding this last weekend. Carrie was phenomenal to work with and was so accommodating and quick with her replies to my countless requests/emails/demands. I definitely would suggest this venue for any wedding or party.
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Danah
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Danya at the World Trade Center, and she was phenomenal. Always quick to respond, she answered all of our questions throughout the planning of our wedding. Then on the day of, the catering staff was wonderful and always helpful. Everything ran on time, and the food was fantastic. Plus, the venue is beautiful. We loved having our ceremony and cocktail hour in the plaza. We had plenty of space and the staff ensured no strangers wandered through. Plus, it was not at all noisy, considering we were right in the middle of downtown during Blues Fest. And having our reception upstairs was absolutely perfect. The layout of the sky bridge terrace worked great, and we loved the twinkle lights and river views. It was the perfect night!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The venue was beautiful! The food was incredible! Our guests kept on commenting on how amazing the food was! The staff were all great to work with and friendly! Timely feedback when planning! Awesome view! Our only problem was that 4 of the poles of lights weren't working and the staff couldn't figure it out.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the World Trade Center Portland was the best decision we could have made. We began planning with Danya almost a year in advance, and the entire time she was gracious and helpful, always answering my questions and doing whatever she could to make our big day, ours. Besides cost being so reasonable for all that it includes, the venue is so beautiful and unique. Once our wedding day arrived it went flawlessly due to their diligent staff. All of our requests were met, and everyone was taken care of. From setup, to the execution of their catered dinner buffet, to the bartenders, to breakdown it was perfect. One simple thing they did made our day so relaxed: we were allowed to bring items down the night before, and pick them up the day after our wedding. For us this was a huge deal as we made our own centerpieces, had our own linens, etc. so in the end all we had to do was show up and enjoy our wedding. I highly recommend this venue and will cherish our memories of holding our wedding there.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I was originally drawn to the World Trade Center by its appearance and atmosphere. My then-fiance wanted to get married outside, I did not want to risk getting rained out or having to switch to a backup plan at the last minute (it ended up pouring the day before and after our wedding, thanks Portland). The WTC has a great balace of feeling very open with the covered patio for ceremonies and glass-walled atrium for receptions, an amazing view of the downtown waterfront, and a cool architectural design that looks great rain or shine, day or night. This is the opposite of the dark, cookie-cutter balroom I was dreading. Danya, the wedding coordinator was great, promptly returning phone calls and emails, working around my schedule for meetings, and providing recommendations on vendors. They have an in-house executive chef for all the catering, and provide all the tables/linens/dancefloor etc. The food was creative and delicious, a rare find on the wedding scene. Mike, the catering manager, took great care of us on the day of the wedding, and everything exceeded our expectations. When you consider all the rentals being included, no hidden fees for cake-cutting etc, and discounts for off-day or off-season events, it was very affordable too. My husband and I got everything we wanted and more; I would highly recommend the WTC!
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Casey
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The WTC was perfect. Danya was so great and responsive; granting all last minute catering changes. I got sso many compliments on how perfect the venue and food were. I highly reccomend this venue
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here and everything went very smoothly. Danya was great to work with, she was on top of things and she went out of her way to make all the details work perfectly. I also thought the chef there was amazing, was willing to try new things and learn new dishes for my reception dinner. Great place to have your event, highly recommend it!
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Kelsey
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so beyond happy that we had our wedding at the World Trade Center. It was just spectacular. Our guest could not stop talking about how beautiful our venue was and how great the food was! Danya was extremely helpful and friendly throughout the planning process and the WTC staff that helped the day of were phenomenal! It was a beautiful setting for our beautiful day :)!
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Brandee
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I have gotten so many compliments for our wedding being "enchanting" and it truly was. The World Trade Center is absolutely gorgeous. And I’ve also heard from almost all of our friends and co-workers how great the food was. That’s one thing that isn’t always guaranteed when a venue has their own catering staff but the food really was wonderful.

One of the added benefits is that it’s open air so it’s not stuffy and it’s fun to go outside and you can hear the music playing so it’s like all of the people on the waterfront can celebrate with you! We actually had a few people that even tried to crash the wedding but the security staff were on them immediately which was great.

We had a lot of people travel from out of town so we wanted them to really feel Portland and the World Trade Center allowed that to happen. We planned our wedding for over a year and every week I would annoy Danya with questions and she was always so friendly and helpful. They were also really flexible which we didn’t find with some of the other venues we originally looked at.
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TheStephensNest
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The WTC is an amazing wedding venue and we could not have picked a better place to get married. Danya and her assistant Lorna are extremely friendly, informative, flexible, and responsive. Loren and Mike head the catering and event crew and they are both helpful and passionate about their jobs. From beginning to end, WTC answered our many questions, accommodated needs, provided fantastic service and all for a reasonable cost. The view is gorgeous and the venue is so beautiful at night. They also offer a Chef's Tasting twice a year for couples to sample their menu, which was very helpful in making food selections. Thanks so much for helping our wedding day dreams come true!
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Alissa
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Danya and the entire event staff were extremely helpful and accomodating. They were so helpful the day of the event when I had forgotten so many little things. Loren allowed us to set-up 2 hours earlier than we'd planned, Mike put out "Reserved" table plaques that I forgot to bring. He also provided the cake slicing/serving set which I also forgot, and walked us through every step of the reception.
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Jen&Lee
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with the staff at the WTC! From the event coordinator to the catering and wait staff we were so happy and they exceeded all expectations. Our wedding was beautiful in every way, and we thank the WTC for that!
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Nazia
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.9/5.0
The place really made my wedding beautiful. The food was tasty as well. The staff were nice and accommodating to our needs!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Angela
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.9/5.0
We loved having our wedding and reception at the WTC. It was a beautiful setting and the staff was amazing. The guests raved about the delicious food and delightful atmosphere. Danya was extremely helpful; she was always very prompt in answering any questions we had.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/6/2012
4.7/5.0
It was great! The food was fantastic, and the service (Mike and the banquet manager) were absoluetly the best anyone could ask for!!! When our set up crew was setting up they were trying to get clips for the tables and the service guys went out of their way to get them what they needed since they went to the coordinator/sales office and they were not helping them at all.
I would say that it was very warm in the venue until the later evening so have your reception start after 6 PM if possible. If the WTC could have their corrdinator present at events or prior to the event starting that would help make things run smoothly with set up and assisting vendors.
As for parking, if you plan on hosting have your guests have their invitation or some sort of validation they are attending the wedding, we had issues and some of our guests had to pay for parking even after we had paid for more then enough spots.
Overall, we were pleased with our reception and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone else!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
The World Trade Center responded with the following comments:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your reception, it was beautiful! We apologize for the parking issues, we have already discussed it with the parking attendants and management. In terms of your florist, we are sorry that she felt the office could not help her. We do not have the clips and therefore sent her to our Banquet Manager, who has the proper equipment. Again, thank you for choosing The WTC. Take care and congratulations!
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jasmineaphrael
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.7/5.0
The wedding coordinator here, Danya, is excellent. She is very knowledgeable and professional, and made everything very easy to arrange. The venue was beautiful, especially at night in the upper area, and the caterer they provided was fantastic - we loved the food, and the flexibility they offered in our menu selections.

The location is also very convenient, near hotels and the waterfront, for out of town guests.
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/27/2008
4.7/5.0
The World Trade Center was the best part of our wedding experience. The staff was well organized and very easy to talk to. They were professional with everything they were a part of, and they made our day the best it could have been. Overall, they blew away our expectations, and it was well worth every cent.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/24/2013
4.6/5.0
We had our reception at the World Trade Center Portland and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was lovely how the wedding started in early evening and the room was light and bright then transformed as the sun went down and you could see all the white lights and the view of the river. We were lucky and our wedding was on the first night of the Rose Festival so we got the best view of the fireworks show in the city! The service was top notch. Every server congratulated my husband and I and asked if we were happy and if they could get us anything. The food was delicious! The only downside is that they had large heat lamps on to keep the venue warm but one was directly over the dance floor and was so very hot! We asked for it to be turned down or off but because it was set on a timer it could not be done. If you book make sure this is addressed!
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Liz
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.6/5.0
We had a lovely wedding at the World Trade Center. I would highly recommend them.

The staff were incredibly responsive, flexible and kind. The location was beautiful and convenient. A great spot for an outdoor/indoor event.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lam
Wedding:
7/6/2012
4.6/5.0
Location was excellent! Banquet Captain was very helpful and provided 5 star service on our wedding night. Food was delicious, our guests are still telling us how good the food was! Venue was slightly warm in the early evening for a July wedding, but once it cooled off, we were fine.
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Ann
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.6/5.0
We had our ceremony under the covered courtyard and reception following above in the mezzanine. The banquet manager was absolutely the best! He was there helping me and my bridesmaids set up my reception centerpieces, even though it was not part of his job. He had everything down, all the little details you would never think of, to make the evening go smoothly and help you transition from ceremony to reception. The food was wonderful and everything timed correctly. I walked away feeling it was worth every penny and the absolute best choice of venue for us. A perfect location if you have a lot of friends and relatives coming from out of town, so you can have them stay downtown, walk to and from the venue, along with have access to transportation to go elsewhere.
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Tara
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.4/5.0
We absolutely loved this venue- it was the perfect setting for our wedding. We loved having windows on all sides and the twinkling lights. The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. Danya was flexible to any changes we needed to make and was quick to respond when we had questions.
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Deegan37
Wedding:
3/7/2010
4.4/5.0
The venue was so beautiful it required very little decoration which helped offset the cost of the venue itself. The food was disappointing and we had multiple issues with our invoice being incorrect but everyone was polite, helpful and courteous so it was overall a very good experience. Oh, and the staff that helped out on the day of the wedding were all awesome! They were eager to please and to make sure everything ran smoothly....which it did.
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NaomiPfeifer
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.3/5.0
I absolutley loved that I could have my ceremony and reception and a caterer all in one place! Danya was great to work with when she was there... I was left with no one to coordinate things on my wedding day which was an upset for us! However, I would highly reccommend them as a great place to have a wedding!
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.3/5.0
What a beautiful place!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Great atmosphere and great food. Would highly recommend!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.1/5.0
I loved the venue for the ambiance. It was a gorgeous place even during the winter. It's partially outdoors but felt warm since there were heat lamps. The down side with the venue was the fact that there were a lot of communication issues and the food was mediocre. I guess you get what you pay for :/ I'm honestly not sure if I would recommend this vendor. There are very few venues in the portland area that I liked and had a reasonable price per head.
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The World Trade Center responded with the following comments:

We are so sorry to hear that you feel this way. We pride ourselves in our customer service, years of experience, professionalism and food quality. We have received great feedback from the majority of our clients and we wish that we had known you felt this way during the process so that we could have been on the same page. Feel free to email me with more details. Thank you.

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