History

Ambridge-Rose--Bravo-2005The Ambridge Event Center was created more than two decades ago by founder and owner Alan Peters.  Alan was a successful real estate manager and developer who began renovating older properties in the early 1990’s.  In 1991, Alan acquired the old Teamsters building that stood adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center and transformed it into a free-standing event center, naming it the Portland Conference Center.  In 2006, it was renamed the Ambridge Event Center; Ambridge being a local favorite species of rose.

For 18 years, the Ambridge Event Center served Portland’s special event needs at its original location – building a reputation for friendly and superior service, as well as turning clients into friends.  2008 saw the Ambridge Event Center move into its current location.  Alan once again remodeled the current building in the bustling Lloyd Center neighborhood into a useful and impressive structure.  With 11 flexible spaces, a large catering kitchen, loading dock, parking and other amenities, the Ambridge Event Center has increased its capacity and multiplied its events.  Our 150-plus clients hold more than 1,000 events at the Ambridge each year.

Testimonials, General

I can’t say enough good things about Ambridge. Their staff are uniformly excellent — friendly and responsive to all of our requests. It’s close to mass transport, and their parking options are very popular with our clients.
I’m really pleased with the Ambridge staff.  They notice that we need things before we do!
The space works really well for the 250 people we need to accommodate for each event. The location is central and there’s plenty of parking.
Eli R.
They served a plated meal of salmon, steak, and ravioli. It was all delicious. Would definitely recommend this place.
Benjon P.
The Ambridge facility is beautiful, and it’s quieter than a hotel where people are coming and going all the time. 
Caroline A.Pure Color LLC
It’s more than just renting space, the staff at the Ambridge Center provides an old fashioned hospitality that says, “welcome to our home.”
The conference rooms are comfortable and I love that most of them have windows which let in natural light, a feature which is oftentimes missing in hotel conference centers.
Patrick G.
I’ve seen my fair share of ballrooms and big meeting spaces, but this is the first time I remember actually being impressed with one. Highly recommended.
It’s always my first choice. I like the availability of parking, and the staff is very accommodating and responsive to our needs.
They have large spaces for sales meetings and  food shows plus smaller breakout rooms, and this combination works very well for us.
Pamela L.