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Director Park

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About Director Park

Located in the heart of downtown Portland at 815 SW Park Avenue, our mission is to be a public piazza that provides an elegant, clean, safe, and versatile space that provides rentals to positively activate the park and complement downtown.

"My grandparents, Simon and Helen Director, were part of a generation of immigrants whose hard work helped build this city. Simon Director (1891-1981) was born in the small Russian village of Chartoriysk. He arrived in Portland in 1910 and began work as a butcher. Helen Holtzman (1900-1976) was born in Warsaw, Poland. She arrived in Portland in 1915 and that same year met and married my grandfather. They had three daughters, June, Ruth, and Arlene. Simon and Helen Director served their community with distinction, paving the way for their children and grandchildren and for generations to come. This park honors their memory and that of their generation in the hope that those who follow will continue their efforts to make Portland the wonderful city that we call home."

- Jordan Director Schnitzer

Director Park Permitting

Effective January 1, 2021, all Director Park rentals including public events, film, video, and commercial photo pass permits will be processed by the Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center (503-823-2525), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you’ve rented Director Park before, changes in the permitting process will include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Park rental will be for the full park proper only (not including leased kiosk building); single area park rentals are no longer available.  
  • PP&R no longer provides the following services: park hosts, event marketing, signage, security, portable restrooms, street closures, flagging, garbage, neighborhood and business association notifications, and noise permits. These are now the responsibility of the permittee.
  • Equipment will no longer be available to rent or use including chess pieces, tables, and chairs.
  • Park rental times, including load-in and load-out times, will be from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 am-9:00 pm on Sunday. 
  • Rental fees will now be aligned with citywide Special Use fees.
Year acquired
Size in acres

Park Location or Entrance

815 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight


Park amenities/activities

Statue or Public Art
Visitor Attraction
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Fountain (Interactive)

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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