The SMILE Station!

The SMILE Station is a Portland venue rental ideal for a wide variety of private events. Built in 1926, it was originally a firehouse and later remodeled to serve the community’s needs. SMILE Station serves as the SMILE (Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League) headquarters and hosts many community meetings and private events.

The SMILE Station is an affordable, convenient Portland venue rental that offers a clean, modern, and neutral interior with landscaped grounds, a baby grand piano, fireplace, commercial kitchen, round table seating for 60 with capacity for 85 and is handicapped accessible.

History: Originally a firehouse, Old Engine 20, it was built in 1926. The Toy and Joy Maker program got its start in this building. In 1959, it began its second career as a clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club. Finally when that group vacated, it was purchased from the city and renovated for its present use.

What kind of events are perfect for SMILE Station?

  • Wedding receptions
  • Memorial receptions
  • Birthday parties
  • Reunions
  • Corporate parties
  • Holiday parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Performances/recitals
  • Photo shoots
  • Baby/bridal showers
  • Pop-Up shops/restaurants
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Art show/exhibitions
  • Arts & Crafts classes
  • Workshops
  • Church services
  • Employee meetings/trainings
  • Music rehearsals
  • Scout meetings
  • Community meetings
  • Bingo/Trivia gatherings
  • Kitchen rental
  • Learning pods
  • Cooking classes
The best thing about renting the SMILE Station for your event is that your rental fees go right back into the Sellwood-Moreland community in the form of free or discounted programs, events, and rentals for local scout groups, AA and NA meetings, blood drives, committee meetings and more. Check out our event calendar here!

Interior Details

  • new flooring throughout installed in July, 2021
  • two restrooms
  • fully air-conditioned & heated
  • commercial kitchen
  • round table seating for 60 with capacity for 100
  • handicapped accessible

Special details

  • wifi accessible
  • baby grand piano
  • fireplace
  • large video presentation system
  • chairs and tables included in rental
  • linens available

Community Details

  • a short 10 minute walk from Oaks Pioneer Church Chapel
  • located in the heart of the Sellwood neighborhood
  • a community owned and operated facility
  • affordable
  • less than 10 minutes from downtown Portland

Interior photo Gallery

SMILE Station Location

We are located in Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood of Portland Oregon. Our community has awesome small-business owned restaurants & shops, beautiful parks, and above all, wonderful people! 

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