Pioneer Courthouse Square, located in the heart of Downtown Portland, is an urban park affectionately known as the City’s “living room.” Prior to its grand opening in 1984, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created to manage programming and daily operations. The non-profit advocacy groups’ ongoing mission is to activate and enrich the environment of the City of Portland’s premiere public Park and gathering space for the benefit of Portland’s community members and visitors. Working in partnership with the City of Portland, the non-profit organization has successfully fulfilled the Park’s prominent public role with the help of community volunteers and private sector contributions. In recent years, through this unique public-private management model, the Park has been recognized as one of the most successful public spaces in the United States.
Each year the Park is activated by more than 300 programmed event days made possible through community-driven initiative and the generosity of private sector sponsors throughout the Portland region. This scope of annual programming contains iconic annualized community traditions and unique ‘once in a lifetime’ events that reflect the civic role of the Park within its community and the evolving needs of the citizenry that it supports.
Real Estate rental fee deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations for all events must be received in writing at least 60 days in advance of the event to qualify for a refund of the estimated event budget deposit, less any actual costs incurred by PCS. If cancellation occurs less than 60 days before the date of the event, 1⁄2 of the estimated event budget deposit shall be paid by the Client. If the cancellation occurs 14 days or less before the date of the event, all of the estimated event budget deposit shall be paid by the Client. If the application has been submitted and approved and the deposit has not been submitted, all of the above cancellation policies still apply. Client can reschedule event date within 365 days of cancellation date when accompanied by Client’s submission of a new application and application fee. Upon approval of the new application 50% of the original Real Estate Deposit Invoice will be credited towards the rescheduled Event Settlement Invoice.