Portland wedding venues that might be off your radar

This just in on the desk, a couple of Portland area wedding venues you may not have thought of:

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl


It’s a great place to snowboard, but have you ever wondered what’s up there in the summertime? From this picture on the Mt Hood Skibowl website, it looks like it would be a wonderfully scenic place for a wedding. Close by is lodging at Collins Lake Resort, so your out-of-towners could have a full weekend of outdoor activities at the mountain.

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center



I’ve driven by so many times but have never been inside, I confess. After receiving a mailer from them, I’m going to rectify my oversight soon! There are few non-hotel venues in Portland that can handle over 300 guests, and NWNCC is one of them. They also allow outside caterers. Bonus: It’s walking distance to several religious institutions such as Congregation Beth Israel, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, so members of those congregations may find it helpful that a unique and historic reception facility is close by.