Archive for November, 2013

Caldera “Stories of Change” Auction

Caldera Art’s annual auction “Stories of Change” was held at Pure Space on November 14th. Guests and supporters bid on fabulous items including a week in Florence, a private dinner party at Widen and Kennedy, and expressions created by Caldera students. Among the items up for bid, were pieces from the “Progressive Platter Project”. Student participants collectively paint ceramic platters as part of the project–passing platters every ten minutes to a new student artist until the piece is complete.

Pure Space evolved into a natural northwest venue, with wooden plank centerpieces, noble fir props, wooden urban-farmer bars, and mason-jar chandeliers under the mezzanine. Blue lighting filled the space like a northwest blue sky while emcee, Storm Large, hosted the program.

Caldera brings children and artists from the country and city together to discover untapped talents, confidence and opportunities for at-risk children through the arts. Learn more about Caldera’s youth programs, and year-round effort to cultivate a positive and inspiring environment for established and emerging artists as a “catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs”.




West Coast Acquires New Industrial-Chic Venue

West Coast Event Productions is thrilled to announce we have recently acquired a new venue, Flex Space. Flex Space is located behind the Pure Space venue in the Pearl District. Flex Space is reminiscent of Pure Space in terms of versatility. Like Pure Space, Flex Space elicits an urban-chic vibe, though with distinguished rustic character all its own. Below are details for visualization:

  • 5,500 square feet
  • 250-350 guest capacity
  • Polished exposed concrete floors
  • Dark wood accents
  • Street level access with ramp
  • Customizable lighting options with truss
  • High ceilings with steel beams
  • Venue rental inclusions, with endless options from West Coast Event Productions available
  • Full kitchen to be constructed with access from both Flex Space and Pure Space
  • Access to Pure Space through Flex Space via ADA ramp for larger capacity events, or break out area potential. Double doors will allow both venues to be fully separated as well.

The preferred catering and preferred vendors list is currently being considered.The website and online presence is also underway, as published photos are postponed due to renovation–though Flex Space will is available for events.

West Coast is working to make Flex Space “nonprofit friendly”, and act as a sponsor for various nonprofit events at the venue. We are excited for the opportunity to tangibly communicate our company values in this effort, and to be proactive partners with our nonprofit clients.

Similar to Pure Space, Flex Space will stand as an ideal venue for galas, weddings, auctions, corporate events and meetings, trade shows, and every reason to gather. We are excited to introduce this new venue to the city, and welcome tours. If you would like additional information, or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Duane Smith,, 971-570-9634  OR Kayse Dahl,, 541-598-4505



“Portlandia” Season 4 Wrap Party

Eclectic  lounge nooks at the Bossanova Ballroom is where the cast of “Portlandia”goes to retire after shooting season four, on comfy couches and red leather arm chairs. One of the iconic quotes from the show’s first season, “Portland is where young people go to retire” is conveyed in the decor at the wrap party–with vintage and indie inspired elements reminiscent of many young Oregonian’s dwellings here in Portland, and the show’s sets.

The dark wood panel backdrops, tribal print area rugs, and natural wood coffee tables tied the eclectic decor into a cohesive design. If you’re looking to create a neat Portlandia themed event there are many rental and decor options available in the West Coast warehouse, though if you’re producing an event outside of West Coast’s jurisdiction…just put a bird on it.