I love that we have many new Portland event spaces lately! One of the more unique and lovely wedding and event venues is Redd on Salmon Street! According to the The Redd on Salmon website: “Spreading across two blocks in Portland’s historic Central Eastside, the Redd is an Ecotrust development designed to support local food enterprises, connect chefs, foodservice directors and entrepreneurs to independent farmers, ranchers and fishermen in the region, and help scale a robust food economy across the Pacific Northwest. The Redd is quickly becoming an integral part of an ecosystem of new ideas around food system reform.”
The site is the former location for Hesse-Ersted Ironworks, and they still have some of the heavy machinery that gives The Redd a great ambiance, tying the modern new interpretation with the history of the site. If you are interested, here are some more pictures from the original building before it was renovated!
Also from the same page:
“The Redd on Salmon Street, located between SE 8th & 9th Avenues and SE Salmon and Taylor Streets, started life as the Hesse-Martin Iron Works foundry around 1917. Shortly thereafter it became Hesse Ersted Iron Works which made anchor windlasses for large ships until about 1946. Western Machinery was the next evolution of the company and they moved one building north. Most recently the Redd on Salmon Street was home to Custom Stamping, a family owned business that has been pressing and stamping metals for over half a century in the neighborhood.”
I was commissioned to photograph a corporate event recently with beautiful lighting set up by Greenlight Creative a local Portland company that does wonders with lighting that I worked with in many Portland weddings, and creative direction by always excellent Vibrant Table Events.
Please enjoy these lovely photos from The Redd – a welcome venue addition to the Portland’s events and weddings!