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The Portland Avenue Community Center is a neighborhood HUB offering a variety of community services and events for the neighborhood.  
Need meeting space or a gathering place for your party?  Portland Ave Center is available for weddings, meetings, private parties, and special occasions.  Let us host your next event!
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Facility Rental Information

Rental Hours Monday-Sunday, 9am-12 midnight

Only beer, wine and/or champagne are allowed to be served and consumed at our facility.  In order to serve alcohol, you must obtain a banquet permit, and it must be submitted to Metro Parks 15 days prior to the event.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed after 11 pm, and a licensed bartender is required at rentals where alcohol will be served.

Required when alcohol is served.  Security guards are contracted through Cypress Private Security at a rate of $25 per hour with a 4-hour minimum per guard.  This must be paid 15 days prior to event, and it is payable through MPT.  One security guard for 94 guests or less, and two security guards for 95 guests or more.

Room Capacity
Multipurpose Room A (MPR A): 50 seated/ 85 standing
Multipurpose Room B (MPR B): 45 seated/ 55 standing
Multipurpose Room A/B (MPR): 100 seated/ 170 standing
Game Room - North (GR-A): 50 seated
Game Room - South (GR-B): 40 seated

Room Rental Rates
Meeting rooms: $30 during normal business hours, $45 after hours and weekends, and a $50 refundable security/cleaning deposit is required with a 2-hour minimum
Multipurpose Room A (MPR A): $50.00 (per hour) 4-hour minimum
Multipurpose Room B (MPR B): $50.00 (per hour) 4-hour minimum
Multipurpose Room A/B (MPR): $75.00 (per hour) 4-hour minimum

Kitchen: $25.00 (per hour) 2 hour minimum

Additional Fees
There is a non-refundable event cleaning fee of $150.00 for rentals in Multipurpose Room A & B.
A damage deposit of $200 for the multipurpose room without alcohol and $350 with alcohol is due at least 15 days prior to the rental event date.  Damage deposit is refundable if there is no damage to the facility.

Facility Amenities
20 round tables
7 rectangle tables
150+ chairs

Kitchen Amenities
Refrigerator with freezer

Party Pack
Party Packs are available for birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, and other special events. The Party Pack includes:
  • Four hours for $200 
    • Option A: Multi Purpose Room A- Max 75
    • Option B: Multi Purpose Room B & Kitchen- Max 40
  • Tables and chairs
  • A $150 refundable cleaning/security damage deposit will be due two weeks before your event date.  This fee is only applicable for events not serving alcohol.


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