Mat Sinclair gives a talk inside the Bill DeWeese classroom at Hoyt Arboretum

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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Bill deWeese Classroom

classroom.jpgLocated in the Visitor Center, this space offers an exceptionally pleasant setting for meetings, retreats and small events. It also houses the Hoyt Arboretum library and is available for rent by the hour.

  • Windows look out on colorful landscape plantings and distant conifers
  • Capacity for 40 people seated lecture-style or smaller numbers at tables
  • Equipped with wireless Internet access, whiteboard, overhead projector and large mechanized projection screen
  • No cooking or refrigeration facilities available but outside food and catering is permitted

Rental Fees for 2019 

Available weekends only (8am-9pm): $69.50/hour

Application fee and deposit are required. For more information, click here

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

All Rules and Regulations apply to use of the Bill deWeese Classroom.

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

  • In person at 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 660
  • By phone at 503.823.2525
  • Online at


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 leaving the city.  

Redwood Deck

Nestled among 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.