Host Your Event at In Other Words

Host your next event at In Other Words Feminist Community Center in Portland, Oregon! Our event space is perfect for meetings, screenings, workshops, book readings, group discussions, musical performances, art openings, parties, and more!

First, please read through our Safer Space Policy. Then, complete the form at the bottom of this page to request use of our space for your event. Someone will get back to you within 5 business days.


Up to 80 people

The Event Space:

  • Flexible space set up, 50+ folding chairs, multiple and different sized tables available, several couches, small/low stage
  • Wheelchair accessible throughout main space (full accessibility info below)
  • ADA compliant gender-neutral bathroom
  • Projector, mic, or sound system available (by request and with a $20 fee for maintenance)
  • Accessible by public transportation
  • Temp liquor license available with $60 state license fee


More Accessibility Info:

No steps to the door, or inside the building
Short ramp between the two areas of the building inside
Aprox 3′ width for the entrance
Gender neutral bathroom
Variable wheelchair access to the bathroom – it’s wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, one rail on the wall parallel to the toilet
Ramp to the stage
Seating is pretty sturdy, slightly padded folding chairs (no arms) and some couches

Please help us keep IOW a fragrance free space

We try to make our event space accessible for everyone in Portland to organize! Do we need to do better? Let us know!


Our event space and community center is open for events 7 days a week with flexible hours in the morning and evening.

Monday-Thursday $40/hour
Friday, Saturday, Sunday $50/hour

If you’d like to rent the event space during paid times but can’t afford the fee, please indicate that in the ‘Additional Notes’ section of your space use request and we’ll see what we can do.

For availability information or to book the event space, please fill out the form below.

Community Event Submission

Your event must be approved by an IOW staff member before we’re able to host you. We reserve the right to deny the use of our space to any organization or event which does not abide by our Safer Space policy.

If your event is approved and a space use and/or equipment fee is due, you’ll need to pay the amount due in full prior to the date of your event. Please see the table in the section above for our current space use fees.

Thank you!

  • This is the contact person for the event - you!
  • This is how we'll get in touch with you about the status of your request to use our space for your event.
  • If there's an organization affiliated with this event, enter the name of it here.
  • The name of your event - this is going to go on our calendar so make sure it's descriptive and intriguing.
  • Basic information about your event: the who, what, and why, and when.
  • What day this shindig is going down,
  • :
    When the event kicks off.
  • :
    When the event is over - this is when you'll be cleaned up and ready to lock up the space. It's a good idea to leave 30-45 minutes for clean up after the official end of your event as you're responsible for any mess left in the space.
  • Please enter a value between 0 and 999.
    If you're selling tickets for this event, indicate how much they'll cost (in dollars) here.
  • A flyer or graphic for the event listing on our calendar.
  • Select the category that's the best fit for your event. If none are a match, don't worry: when your event is approved we'll assign a category to it for you. Event categories make our calendar easier to search and your awesome events easier to find!
  • If there's another site were folks can get more info about your event, enter it here.
  • If you need to make use of our projector, sounds systems or mic, let us know here. This is also where you can request help setting up any of this equipment on the day of your event. Please that there's a $20 fee to cover set up and maintenance of this equipment.
    Do you need IOW volunteers to help staff this event?
  • Anything else we should know? Enter it here!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.