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Darling Press’ intimate SE Portland studio is a beautiful space to hold your photo shoot, book launch, poetry reading, or workshop. The many large windows facing north and east create a soft, warm light accented by the room’s hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings, and partially exposed brick walls.

Our letterpress studio is located on the ground floor in the Foster-Powell District, near a variety of restaurants and shops, and minutes from Downtown Portland, Oregon.


  • Approximately 600 square feet
  • Excellent diffused light from very large north and east facing windows
  • Hardwood floors
  • 8’ exposed beam ceilings
  • Partially exposed brick walls
  • Decor curated from the works of local craftspeople
  • Wireless WiFi
  • Overhead sound system with iPod plug-in
  • Adjustable track lighting system with dimmer
  • Windows have thick curtains to provide privacy or darkness
  • 110V power outlets
  • 3X6 folding table
  • Copier/printer
  • Location convenient to Downtown, Division, and Hawthorne
  • Bathroom with deep-sink
  • Small bar containing:
    • Small fridge
    • 32 cup percolator with complimentary coffee service
    • Coffee cups and wine glasses


Studio Rates for Events of 15 People Total, or Less
    $300 for a 5 Hour Day
    $675 for a 10 Hour Day


We offer event rentals after hours on the weekdays and all day on the weekends.
Weekday rental prices are based on a 5–hour event and can start as early as 4PM and finish as late as 2AM the following day. Weekend events can begin as early as 7AM and finish as late as 2AM the following day.
Late charge @ $75/hour will be charged on events that run past midnight.
Renters must do a basic clean-up, otherwise a $100 cleaning charge will be due.

Read our full Terms and Policies below.
To reserve our space for your event,
call Robyn Dove at 971.444.2526 or email her at

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Terms and Policies for Space Rentals

   All event space rentals are to be paid prior to the start of the Event.
   The Rental Time includes the Event itself, load-in and load-out, and prep-time.
   Overtime, which is time over the pre-specified hours, is 1.5X/hr.
   The full rental amount is required as a Deposit to secure our Studio once a Hold has been confirmed. A Hold has no charges attached; it is only an option to rent. However, if the Renter no longer needs the space, they are still obliged to call to cancel. First Holds can be refused if the Renter does not respond to a book or release communication by Darling Press in a timely manner.
    Kill Fee/Refund Policy With A Lost Booking: If Darling Press was forced to refuse another rental on the same day and to lose a booking because of the Renter’s Confirmation and Booking of the Studio, the Renter shall forfeit the entire Deposit, unless that day books otherwise.
    Kill Fee/Refund Policy Without A Lost Booking: If the rental time is canceled or postponed by the Renter with more than 24 hours notice, the Renter shall receive 100% of their Deposit back. If the Rental time is canceled or postponed by the Renter with 12-24 hours notice, the Renter shall receive 50% of their Deposit back; less than 12 hours notice the Renter shall forfeit their entire Deposit.
    There is an additional $100 Security Deposit for Cleaning and Damages that may occur within the premises and is Fully Refundable within 24 hours of the end of the Rental.
    Proof of Liability Insurance is required at the time of rental in an amount not less than $1,000,000 property damage and $1,000,000 bodily injury. The Insurance Certificate must name Darling Press and Stationers, LLC as Additional Insured.
    Please note that all items left behind at Darling Press must be picked up promptly. Any item left after 30 days becomes the property of Darling Press and will be donated or disposed of at that time.