Private Dining & Catering

We'd love to host or cater your next special event. We're happy to cook for you from our wood-fired oven at Ned Ludd or host you in our new gathering space, Elder Hall (adjoined to the restaurant).  Shaker inspired, Elder Hall was designed with warmth in every detail. The Hall evokes the the same comfort and familiarity as Ned Ludd but with the flexibility to accommodate most special occasions. Buyouts of either space is available or we can accomodate parties of 12 or more in Elder Hall as a private dining hall for Ned Ludd. We love story telling so we all work hard to create a full experience for you and your guests. Find out what both spaces offer below and click to inquire!


Seats up to 42 / 75 with patio / 32 in tent

Ned Ludd is a small craft cookery on the corner of MLK and Failing streets in Northeast Portland, Or. The restaurant has 32 seats a chef's counter of 4 seats and an additional 6 seats at the bar. Total number of indoor seats is 42. At the entrance, on the East/MLK side we have a lovely little patio contained by wooden fruit boxes and draped with string lights. Four solid wood communal tables with benches occupy the space that seats an additional 32 people in the warmer months. Total seating capacity for restaurant with patio 75 people. For colder months or special occasions we are the proud owners of a Portland made cotton canvas Beckel wall tent that resides on the patio. At 18' x 18', waterproof and fully heated our cozy tent is perfect for small private gatherings on the patio. Flexible as a bar, lounge or additional dining space and lit with edison bulbs, the tent is a fun way to share a special event. The tent seats a total of 32 people. Rent out the whole tent or just a table of any party size 6 and up. Private dining available at our gathering space, Elder Hall next door for parties of 12 or more. Restaurant Buyouts always available.


Seats up to 42 seated / 60 standing

Elder Hall is our private gathering space adjacent to Ned Ludd. Fully flexible, the space can be configured and customized for any type of special event. Beautiful wooden farm tables provide communal style dining flanked by windsor style wood chairs at the tables and on the walls. Large roll up garage door provides lots of natural light and can be opened to enjoy patio style seating and a fire pit. A 12' x 18' foot Beckel Canvas wall tent equipped with a wood stove and edison bulbs is available to rent as a extension of the space. Equipped with Wifi, and a Bluetooth stereo system and projector, pop up screen and monitor all available for rent.  The Hall is available to rent 7 days a week 7am-1am for gatherings of all kinds. Maximum capacity is 42 seated / 60 standing. Elder Hall is available for catering, classes and workshops, private dining, intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners, corporate off-sites, lunch meetings, wine tastings, location shooting and much more. Visit our website to book an event!