About Alberta Abbey
Our mission is to nurture the arts in NE Portland by providing affordable education, gallery, studio, and performance space to community members of all ages.
At nearly 400 seats, the Auditorium is our largest space. It has played host to everything from concerts and weddings to children’s theater and pole dancing performances. We have in-house sound and lighting systems that can be customized to your needs, and renters often also utilize the adjacent Annex or Bridal Suite to complement the main venue.
Formerly home to the building’s basketball court and dining spaces, the ballroom is an open canvas for events of all kinds. At 2,500 sq.ft., with wood floors throughout, and a wall of mirrors—the ballroom is a great space for dance, banquets, and standing-room concerts. It is also adjacent to a spacious prep kitchen and has bathrooms just outside either entrance/exit.
The recently renovated Annex is a flexible 40-seat space that functions as a cafe during the day and easily converts to a bar at night. It’s perfect for more intimate gatherings, arts showcases, and workshops. All of the room’s furniture and fixtures are moveable (including the track lighting), so you can tailor the space to suit your specific needs.