The perfect location for your next dinner or evening reception with waterfront views of the Portland skyline. Theory offers an open, airy floor plan with sleek, custom furnishing, reclaimed wood accents and a fireplace.
Planning something? Look no further.
We've got the space, the tools, and the team to make your event perfect.
What Will You Find?
- Waterfront restaurant
- Four exhibit halls
- Empirical Theater
- Blueback Submarine
- Free parking
- Theory catering by Bon Appétit
- Meeting space
Perfect for Every Event.
- Corporate or social
- Business meeting or seminar
- Elegant or casual reception
- Staff appreciation
- Holiday celebration
- Company picnic
- Team building
From intimate to expansive. Take your pick.
Featured Exhibit Hall
Our featured exhibit hall is home to several rotating exhibits through the year and is adjacent to Theory.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
June 24, 2017 - October 22, 2017
November 18, 2017 - February 19, 2018
March 17, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Experiment with technology and physical sciences in this hall named for the large turbine generator that serves as its focal point. Learn how technology affects our daily lives and changes our future. Popular exhibits include the Innovation Station, Autovation Exhibit, Earthquake House, and Nanotechnology exhbit. This highly dynamic space is a popular choice for reception-style events.
Our seasonal tented courtyard is nestled along the Willamette River with dynamic city views. It’s the perfect spot for company picnics or evening receptions.
This multi-functional space is the perfect place for presentations, panel discussions, lectures and meetings.
computer and podium with touch-panel for lighting, audio, projection and screen controls
wireless internet access
Located on the top floor of the Turbine Exhibit Hall, the Parker Room is ideal for small professional meetings and features river and city views.
computer with Microsoft Office
wireless Internet access
Located on the second floor of the museum, the Life Science hall invites visitors to explore the nature of human growth and development, the structure and function of the human body, and the impact of advancing technology on health care and choices.
Located on the second floor of the museum, the Earth Science Hall focuses on geology and techtonics, weather and climate, energy and the environment, and their interrelationship with life, both past and present. Highlights include Clever Together and the recently installed Renewable Energy exhibit, while the popular Science on a Sphere serves as the centerpiece of the room.
Interactive and nationally acclaimed exhibits set a stunning backdrop for your private, after-hours event with each hall offering a different theme and a variety of seating and catering service options.
The largest and most advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, the Kendall Planetarium is an exhilarating venue for private viewings and functional for mid-sized meeting space.
choose from over 30 shows in our library