is a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. DONATE. 800 SE 10th Avenue, (503) 236-7996. EMAIL.

For our current response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see here. All in-person programming at Yale Union has been suspended indefinitely. We will be moving some events to our TWITCH channel in the meantime, and will continue to explore other options for engagement. Please check back for updates, or subscribe at the bottom of the page to receive updates by email.

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Yale Union acknowledges that it occupies the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Chinook, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and other Indigenous peoples.


In 2016, Yale Union completed a historic rehabilitation project, turning a loading dock entry into a main pedestrian entrance to enhance both the street-level view of and accessibility to the historic building. Located on Tenth Street, the original loading dock was used by horse-drawn carriages to bring coal to the steam-powered industrial laundry. For years this dock entrance had been barred off, as it was no longer accessible to street traffic, was not large enough to accommodate modern vehicle delivery, and was two feet above grade level. With support from the Portland Development Commission, The Martin family, HCP, Inc and individual donors, YU was able to transform this inaccessible dock entry into a main access point for pedestrians. The new entrance includes an interior staircase to bring the entrance to sidewalk level and period appropriate materials and hardware.

Yale Union gives additional thanks to Emerick Architects and JRA Green Building.