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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

Rental and Event Use Related Forms and Applications

Rental applications are accepted up to 12 months in advance from load-in date. 

Event Permit Requirements

Additional Permit Requirements are determined by your application and subsequent discussions and these fees are not included in the rental rates for your event. Permits may include amplified sound noise, fire bureau occupancy, OLCC, and/or Health Department. 

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Year acquired



Park Location or Entrance

Director Park main entrance
815 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Park amenities/activities

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

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