Community Center and Event Space

Kyoudou Center

This building is the Gresham Japanese Garden’s home base—where we come together every Saturday to work in the gardens. We host workshops, cultural events, special events, weddings, etc.

GJG is finished with the capital campaign of transforming their building to Japanese-inspired architecture, creating the Gresham Japanese Garden’s Kyoudou Center as a cultural destination.

219A S. Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030

Usage of the Kyoudou Center

A Japanese-inspired architectural building with a patio looking out over Ebetsu Plaza at the south end of Main City Park.

The 1250 sq. ft remodeled Kyoudou Center, surrounded by Ebetsu Plaza and Springwater Trail objective is to offer an affordable community space and event hall. The space is perfect for special events, wedding receptions, business meetings, and more. Maximum capacity is 50 people.


  • 1,250 square feet, air-conditioned and heated
  • Maximum capacity is 50 people
  • ADA accessible entrance ramp and restroom
  • $250 for maximum of 3 hours. Each additional hour $50.
  • Refundable cleaning deposit is $50
  • Kitchen: sink, refrigerator and microwave. No oven.


  • 42 foldable wood chairs.
  • 10 rectangular tables (5’x3’) with white table cloths for rent. $5 ea.
  • 10 bistro tables (32” diameter, 43” tall) with black table cloths for rent. $5 ea.
  • 20 black metal foldable chairs for the patio
  • 20” x 48” table with stretchy black table cloth
  • Two 18″ x 72″ buffet tables with stretchy black table cloths
  • Corelle dinnerware, glassware, utensils, serving trays, servingware, etc.
  • Stemless wine glasses
  • 10-cup w/combined single-serve coffee maker
  • Electric hot water kettle
  • Two drink dispensers
  • 80-cup coffee maker
  • Hot liquid carafe
  • Punch bowl
  • Toaster oven
  • WIFI with HDMI hook-up AV projector and screen

Extra Amenities to Rent

  • Stretchy black table cloths for the bistro tables ($5 each)
  • Polyester white table cloths for the rectangular tables ($5 each)
  • Black cloth napkins ($.25 each)

Dishware and Glasses

We supply 50 settings of Corelleware, silverware and water glasses with 20 stemless wine glasses.


Bring the coffee and we’ve got you covered with a 10-cup coffee maker or for larger events an 80-cup percolator. Also, a hot pump and hot water maker.

Trays and Tongs

Seven serving trays and large and small tongs.

Buffet Servers

Spoons, slotted spoons, and serving spatulas

Rental Agreement

The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is committed to offering affordable options to the citizens, non-profits, and businesses. The Kyoudou Center is a great place for community meetings, and small events. Maximum capacity for inside is 49.

Public Use: Rental of the Kyoudou Center is $250 for 3 hours of use. If you are interested in renting the Kyoudou Center, or any other of our spaces please send an inquiry here.

Non Profits and Non Filings: Usage of the Kyoudou Center is at $50 for 3 hours of usage. If you are interested in renting the Kyoudou Center, or any other of our spaces please send an inquiry here.