The Ambridge Event Center was created two decades ago, a labor of love for founder and owner Alan Peters, a successful real estate manager and developer who began renovating older properties in the early 1990’s. In 1991, Alan took the old Teamsters building that stood adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center and transformed it into a free-standing conference center, dubbing it the Portland Conference Center. He later renamed it the Ambridge Event Center, named for a local favorite species of rose.
For 18 wonderful 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 new, current location, Alan having once again remodeled an older building in the bustling Lloyd Center neighborhood into a useful and impressive structure.
In addition to the beauty and versatility of the building, a unique feature of the Ambridge Event Center is its staff. A tight-knit family of committed individuals, the Ambridge has the distinction of fostering life-long careers. The people of the Ambridge love what they do, work hard and rarely turn over – a testament to the quality of the work environment.
Ideally located in the heart of Portland’s Lloyd District, and easily accessible by all of Portland’s geographic quadrants, the Ambridge Event Center has seen it all. The Center hosts business meetings, conferences and tradeshows, gatherings of family and loved ones for reunions, weddings and quinceañeras, annual get-togethers of special interest groups and clubs, educational seminars and classes, fundraisers, benefits, balls – and so much more.