Portland restaurants offer private dining room rentals to fit any style, from spaces with epic sound systems for all-night dancing, to professional venues loaded with the latest technology for business meetings. The below map features venues in neighborhoods throughout Portland, and most are set up to handle a wide range of special events: holiday parties, birthdays, graduation celebrations, family reunions, and more. Specifically looking for wedding and rehearsal dinner intel? Check out the dedicated map, 20 Awesome Portland Restaurants for Your Wedding Day. (The restaurants on this map are not ranked; rather, they are organized geographically.)Read More
Where to Book Private Dining Rooms in Portland, Mapped
Find the best restaurants to rent for parties, business meetings, and everything in between
The experienced team at Serratto oversees multiple spaces capable of seating between 16 to 40 guests, with an adjacent mezzanine for cocktails and other standing events. The kitchen focuses on Mediterranean cooking, from French to Italian.
2. Irving Street Kitchen
This popular Southern-inspired Pearl District restaurant has a large, fully-enclosed private dining room next to the main dining room; rents out its elevated patio, which is covered and can be heated and enclosed; and does full buyouts. There's also an on-site events coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Peruvian favorite Andina has not one, not two, but four different private event spaces to choose from, and its family-style menus are a natural fit for festive celebrations of all kinds. Tupai is the biggest and seats 66 or 100 standing. La Bodega is the smallest, with dinner seating for 14.
You can have an epic view along with your pan-Asian plates from Portland cooking royalty Gregory Gourdet. Departure, on the 15th floor of the Nines Hotel downtown, can accommodate up to 125 for private events and has several options for private or semi-private dining, from the State Room to the West Deck. Have more than 125 guests in mind? Buy out the restaurant.
5. Plaza Del Toro
This dynamic spot by John and Renee Gorham (Toro Bravo, Tasty N Sons) is equally suited for business meetings and DJ-fueled, all-night celebrations — the sound system is epic. The 4,000 square-foot private dining hall seats 90 and has its own bar and kitchen, complete with wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Giant windows overlook passing trains, and the sound proofing is so good you won't hear anything.
6. Elder Hall/Ned Ludd
Few venues feel as much like home as Elder Hall — if your home has that perfect rustic-chic, stylish farmhouse vibe. An extension of the neighboring Ned Ludd restaurant, the cozy dining room seats 44 and has a fully equipped open kitchen, with an optional heated tent for extra seating and a rolling glass garage door that opens onto a patio and fire pit. As old-timey as it looks, Elder Hall is fully equipped with niceties like WiFi, a Bluetooth enabled sound system, and free on-site parking. [Photo]
The acclaimed Italian restaurant in the Central Eastside Industrial District has two private dining rooms onsite, complete with a chef’s counter or even pasta-making classes before dinner. The restaurant also offers partial and full restaurant buyouts at both Renata and its sister restaurant, Figlia.
The 40-seat private dining room of this celebrated Slavic restaurant’s new Southeast Portland location is that perfect balance of kitschy and glamorous, with plastic chandeliers and prints of great Russian classics. Throw your own Russian banquet with $40-per-person family-style meals, with the option to add the restaurant’s famous caviar service for an additional fee.
9. Enoteca Nostrana
The glitzy wine bar next to Italian institution Nostrana also serves as the private event space for the restaurant, with a mezzanine overlooking the bar and a back corner space behind the illuminated wine cellar for parties. Each space seats about 30, but entire bar is also available for a full buyout, perfect for cocktail parties with 70 of your best friends.
10. Yakuza Lounge
Yakuza’s chic, Japanese-influenced space is a chameleon of a venue: Host everything from intimate 20-person dinners to 100-person parties, complete with chef’s table seating, a zen garden patio, and lodging for the folks flying in. Yakuza’s sister restaurants, DOC and Nonna, also host private events.
11. Dame Restaurant
The decor at this fresh-faced restaurant is all cool blues and floral hues, and beyond the entrancing atmosphere, it offers expertly chosen natural wines, a seafood-centric menu, and a private dining room capable of seating up to 16.
This classy SE Division Mexican restaurant has a private upstairs dining room that accommodates up to 55 for dinner or 79 for a standing cocktail party. Xico’s space has no rental fee outside of the $800 food and beverage minimum, which ends up being $16 per person for a 50-person party — easy to hit with a margarita or two.
13. The Woodsman Tavern
From fried-chicken dinners to five-course tasting menus, the rustic dining room of the Woodsman Tavern seats up to 20, surrounded by bright windows and white tile walls. The room has no food and beverage minimum or room rental fee; pick from one of the restaurant’s set event menus and you’re good to go.
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14. Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar
Several years ago, The Country Cat wisely took over a neighboring shop two doors down and turned it into the light-filled Calico Room, perfect for those craving a party with a Southern-skewed menu from two of Portland's most nationally renowned chefs. The private event space accommodates 32 for seated diners or 60 people standing. Book it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.