Urban Studio206 NW 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 Northwest Portland & near Pearl District
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Technically, an 'event space,' rather than a bar proper, but frequently open to the public for club nights, under the auspices of various promoters. Spacious, with a smattering of tables in the more conversation-friendly front room, a centrally located bar area, and a pounding dance floor in the rear. Crowd varies with event.
Beware, the two one-hitter bathrooms are pretty much ladies-only, with guys relegated to the porta-potties on the sidewalk.
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This venue was difficult to work with. If you want to do all the planning/setup and use the blank space, maybe this could work. Be prepared to clean the bathrooms, sofas, and whatever is left dirty from the night before. The place is cheap to rent- I get that. You get exactly what you pay for...10$ IKEA side tables and all.
They will say 'we do events like this every day' which the intent is to put you at ease but in end makes you feel like your event is insignificant.
We were told all the tables, chairs, linens, etc., would be set up so when my florist and coordinators showed up at 1pm they could add all the special details. We were told we were not allowed to hit the scene until 1pm, but NOTHING was ready for us when we arrived. Westcoast event productions was hired to do the lighting/event equipment and really saved the day. WCEP staff spent additional time setting up for us when Urban studios staff was no where to be found.
The experience was full of frustration. I will not recommend US to any bride as there is already enough stress associated with the planning process. To top it off, Urban studios management doesnt care how events turn out. They took weeks to respond to our complaints. We had 4 different people with multiple complaints about their side of the process- the day of coordinator, the wedding event coordinator, the florist, and the bride. Our concerns were disregarded.
Do not use Urban Studios for your event. The Event Coordinator (Via) is very difficult to communicate with and tends to withhold valuable information. Event space is dirty and bathrooms smell. Most of the event staff is unfriendly and lazy. Management took 2.5 weeks to responds to complaints and didn’t take any ownership. It is a shame that such a nice space in a central location is run so poorly.
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