Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter

stevens_pavilion.jpgSurrounded by Douglas firs, the covered picnic shelter is within walking distance of the Visitor Center, where restrooms, a bus stop and parking is available. This easy to access, yet secluded and serene shelter is available for full-day rental.

  • A-frame structure with wooden beams and stone floors, open on all four sides and nestled in a grove of Douglas-fir trees
  • ADA accessible
  • Electricity available (110v only)
  • Drinking fountains available at the Visitor Center
  • Ten permanently affixed picnic tables within the interior and four permanently affixed tables in the surrounding, uncovered grassy area 
  • Capacity for 100 people
  • Vehicle access available for caterers and delivery trucks

Rental Fees for 2018

Full-day (8am-9pm): $575

Application Fee (Non-refundable)

  • Picnics/Meetings $22
  • Weddings/Special Use $110 ($220 if applying 10 business days or less)

Deposit (Refundable)

  • Security Deposit $125
  • Key Deposit (if needed) $100

Rental and application fees for Hoyt Arboretum facilities are subject to change.

All park Rules and Regulations apply to use of the Picnic Shelter.

Reservations are available through the Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center. Make your reservation: 

  • In person at 1134 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204
  • By phone at 503.823.2525
  • Online at portlandparks.org

2018 Wedding Reservation Request Lottery is open from Monday, November 13, at 8:00 AM to Thursday, December 14, at 5:00 PM. The lottery drawing will be held on Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM. Wedding reservation requests will be processed immediately following the drawing. Learn more here

General permitting for weddings opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM and requests are accepted online, by phone, as well as in-person.

Permitting for picnics opens on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM, including phone-in, walk-in, and online reservations.

Rental Venues inside the Arboretum

Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter

Surrounded by Douglas firs, the covered picnic shelter is within walking distance of the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center where restrooms and a bus stop are located.

Wedding Meadow

This rustic, wooded glen is located 1/3 mile from the Visitor Center and main roads and offers the feel of wilderness without the 75-mile drive.  

Redwood Deck

Nestled amongst redwoods and sequoias, this natural wood deck offers a serene getaway for intimate gatherings. 

Bill DeWeese Classroom

Located in the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center this pleasant room is ideal for meetings, retreats and small events. Large windows look out upon colorful plantings and distant evergreens.