NW Natural Community Tent Request Guidelines

Find out if your event qualifies for NW Natural's tent program.

NW Natural has a long tradition of involvement in community events, and our tent program is one of the most popular features of our community efforts.

Here is some information you should know about borrowing our tents.

Who is eligible to use NW Natural tents?

NW Natural makes tents available to community-based nonprofits, civic organizations and other event producers for public recreational or informational events. Who is not generally eligible to use NW Natural tents?

  • Individual school events or programs
  • Events or programs for political organizations, campaigns for public office or organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
  • Religious events or organizations when purely denominational or sectarian in purpose
  • Events or organizations outside NW Natural territory
  • Personal/family events: for example, weddings, graduations, reunions, anniversaries and birthdays
  • Tents may not be used for beer/wine gardens or any alcohol-related events. This includes events taking place at taverns, bars, etc.

Are there rules about tent use?

Yes. Please follow these guidelines carefully.

  • No taping, stapling or adhering anything to the canopy or sidewall of the tent
  • No covering the NW Natural logo
  • See other sections for more guidelines about tent use

Can we use these tents in all kinds of weather?

In unusually bad weather conditions – particularly high winds – we may decide not to set up or allow groups to take the tents, or we may need to remove them during an event. However, the tents can be used in most weather conditions likely to occur during the spring, summer and fall, when most outdoor events are held.

How can I request NW Natural tents?

Please fill out the form below and submit it online to us. We must receive your request at least 90 days before the event date. However, we get many requests for summer and autumn events, so for events during that time, the earlier you send in your request, the more likely it is that our tents will be available when you need them.