Built in 1927, the "Schnitz," as its known to locals, is a Portland treasure. Part of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and home to the Oregon Symphony, it was overhauled in the 1980s and now provides a multitude of amenities. The concert hall seats 2,776 people with an upper and lower balcony for special views. Visit the concession stand for sandwiches, drinks and a selection of beer or wine. Located off the lobby is a gift shop offering a wide selection of Oregon Symphony merchandise that includes recordings.
Formerly known as The Rose Garden, Moda Center is home of the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team, and the premier indoor sports arena in Portland. Portland State University’s hockey team Winterhawks also play games here. The arena has room for nearly 20,000 spectators, though the number changes depending on the event, and is popular for concerts, shows and other entertainment productions. The Rose Quarter features an impressive array of bronze statues and the dancing water fountain is one of the stadium's most important facilities along with the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Theater of the Clouds.
This venue is a part of the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, located inside the Antoinette Hatfield Hall. The impressive Edwardian-style venue is the only one of its kind, and houses 880 comfortable and well-positioned seats, none of which are more than 65 feet from the stage. Get a close-up of the action underneath an impressive ceiling, beautifully lit by scores of tiny lights that adjust according to the act. Dance performances, kids' shows, concerts, lectures, opera, Broadway acts and symphonies help keep up the vibrancy.
This non-profit theater was founded in 1982 and is run by local actors. You will find both premiere productions and well-known works by artists. Most of the works presented in this small theater focus on contemporary issues. A highlight of the Artists Repertory Theatre is the Spotlight Program, which is a collaboration with elementary schools. The actors script a two character play, which highlights the participating children's talents. The plays are put up on the main stage with original music, and is open to all at no charge.
Situated in the Goose Hollow locale of Portland, Providence Park is one of the city's premier sports arenas, seating an excess of 22,000 eager spectators. The home of the MLS soccer side Portland Timbers since 2011, the stadium was designated as a sports venue since 1926 and has been called numerous names in the past, with Jeld-Wen Field, PG&E Park, and Civic Stadium being a few of its most popular monikers. The arena was originally built in the year 1893 and has undergone a multitude of changes, with its current avatar sporting sloping seating blocks, slick pitches, and modern amenities. A true multipurpose facility, the stadium has hosted everything from outdoor concerts, music festivals and baseball games throughout its illustrious history.
This theater is named in honor of the celebrated and renowned Bob and Diana Gerding, for their efforts and contribution for the community. It has managed to strike a fine balance between modern age technology and retaining the heritage value. Being the first to be registered in the National Register of Historic Places, it has not only attained the LEED Platinum status but has also been featured in Forbes Magazine's list of greenest buildings in United States. Currently it houses the Portland Center Stage theater company. Free tours of the theater are arranged on the first and third Saturdays of each month and it can also be rented out for events like social gathering or performances.
Anything less than complete entertainment is just not a possibility at Darcelle XV, and no drag club in the country has enjoyed a longer run. Established in 1967, this club has always endeavored to entertain, and the desired effect is achieved every time the troupe of female impersonators walks on to the stage, proceeding thereby to make you laugh until you cry. Fridays and Saturdays bring with them male strippers, and these shows start at 12a.
Opened in 1890, the Paris Theater was initially a cinema, a music venue and now it has been converted into a nightclub with a live music venue. After undergoing renovations, this place was open to the people and has been designed quite stylishly with artistic decor and dim lights which add charm to the place. The club has a stage for live music performances and a huge bar which serves amazing cocktails and drinks. A place worth visiting to enjoy the live performance and have a good time with your friends.
Up for a laugh? Check out one of the comedy experiences at The Siren Theater. Shows such as RIP City Comedy Night, D&D Sketch Comedy, That's What She Said: Spring Queening! and Lez Stand Up: Valentines Day is for Queers! play here. Owned by comedy troupe Bad Reputation Productions, it fulfills their need for an available space for comedy performances in Portland.
This vintage video game and pinball arcade is a trip through time– you will find a black lit wonderland of 80s video games that still costs a single quarter. DJs or bands entertain on most nights, with a small cover charge on band nights. Climb the ornate staircase to the largest collection of pinball machines in the area or try out iconic games like Mortal Kombat II and Pac-Man.
Housed inside the iconic confines of the Roseland Theater, Peter's Room offers a more intimate stage setting for concert bands. This sub-theater is located in the basement of the original Roseland Theater, consists of a fully-stocked bar and offers reasonably-priced bar eats such as meatball subs, burgers, nachos and chips. Admission is typically on a first come, first serve basis, so head here early to find a spot closer to the stage. Occasionally, Peter's Room at Roseland will also stream live ongoing concerts from the Roseland Theater stage for patrons who have settled at the bar.
A theater that has been an inseparable part of the city since the early 1900s, the Star Theater has transformed through the ages, yet preserving its key essence of being a place that provides entertainment and culture to the city's residents. From opening as a silent movie house in 1911, to becoming a live burlesque theater in the 1940s, to transforming into an adult entertainment theater in the 1960s to 1970s, and briefly housing a few nightclubs in the decades that followed, the Star Theater has always been a place of entertainment. By 2011, the theater again had gone several modifications and changes to be opened as a live performance venue, thus continuing the theater's historic existence.