The 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.