The Auditorium, Halls & Rooms
Take A quick visual tour of our building
The former Alberta Lodge, built in 1924, is a remarkable assembly hall located in the heart of the NE Alberta Arts District in Portland. The building was originally the home of a neighborhood Masonic Lodge for 62 years, and then a place of worship as a church for 20 years. Cerimon House acquired and saved the building in 2013, and we restored the edifice to a new glory. We re-opened in late 2015, offering our Humanities & Cultural Arts related programming, as well as renting for the community (gatherings, celebrations, weddings, and more.)
The Main Auditorium
The Main Auditorium is a wonderful, large gathering space. Perfect for lectures, presentations, play readings, workshops, and celebrations, this room can fit 130 seated guests (chairs only) or 105 seated guests (chairs and tables).
The room measures 39' X 39' and has 6 different entrances and exits. This marvelous hall features a wrap-around balcony along three sides, a stage, a baby grand piano, and a projection wall (high-quality Epson projector available to rent for an additional fee).
Located on our main floor, this room is completely ADA-accessible and ready for your event.
Ephesus (pronounced "éff-eh-sis") Hall is located just off of the Main Auditorium on our first floor. This long, golden hall is an intimate space for smaller events with a maximum capacity of 40 seated guests, often used for small social gatherings, classes & workshops, small performances, and parties.
This room is conveniently located next to our 3 downstairs restrooms and front lobby.
With beautiful refinished floors and two sets of doors leading in to the Main Auditorium, this room can be rented with the Auditorium and used as a catering/bar area or additional tabling space for your event.
The Harbor is a private room located on our second floor (accessible only by stairs). This multi-use space is used as our Bridal Suite for weddings, and as a classroom or meeting room for groups up to 18.
This space is conveniently located next to our back staircase, with easy access to Ephesus Hall and our upstairs restrooms. There are many different table and chair configurations that work well in this bright, salmon-colored room. Upon occasion, renters will also book the smaller connected room called Bird's Nest, when a "suite configuration" is useful.
The Parlor & The Bird's Nest
The Parlor & The Bird's Nest are our two smallest meeting rooms. The Parlor is an elegant room located on the main floor of our building. The Bird's Nest is located on our second floor, accessible by stairs.
Both rooms are perfect for a small meeting, private consultation, therapy session, dinner, or private lesson. These rooms can fit up to 8 people seated around a table.
These rooms are each located in the SW corner of our building, near our side garden, making them quite quiet, and farther away from any street noise.
The Balcony wraps around three sides of the Main Auditorium on the second floor of our building. The space is great to rent for a large event when more room is needed to accommodate your guests.
Two wooden pews and 16 antique theater seats line two sides of the balcony as permanent seating to view events in the Main Auditorium. Additionally, there is space for an upstairs bar and food table, as well as additional seating.
The 10 windows in the balcony give it a beautiful natural light during the day time, and can be lit-up with gallery lighting for evening events.
The Lobby is the main artery to all other spaces in our building. It has double doors onto the art gallery, double doors onto the Main Auditorium, access to our 3 downstairs restrooms, a staircase to our second floor, and double doors onto Ephesus Hall.
This is a lovely, large space to welcome guests into the building, complete with a large welcoming desk and bench seating. If your event needs a modestly-sized check-in table or a box office set-up, this is where that would be located.
The Art Gallery
The Art Gallery is a wonderful hallway with articulated lights to accommodate the hanging of different art shows. Cerimon House programming features rotating exhibits of local and national artists, in conjunction with our annual programming theme. (Pictured left: Betty Paints NE Portland, paintings by Betty Chilstrom).
Our building is ADA compliant, with a ramp outside. not pictured: 4 ADA COMPLIANT restrooms And an outdoor bicycle parking rack.
Photos by Lindsey Rickert Photography.