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A sprawling music venue, Revolution Hall is housed inside the former George Washington High School in the neighborhood of Southeast Portland. This performing arts center was originally built as the school's auditorium, before the school facility went defunct and the hall was renovated to suit its current needs. Revolution Hall is a 830-seat venue and also houses a full service bar that offers food and drinks.
Dating back to 1927, the "Schnitz," as referred to by the 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.
Previously known as the Geller Theater, Aladdin Theater was reborn as an exciting venue for a variety of top-name entertainers. Though most of the acts are musicians in pop, new country, ethnic, blues and folk music, you will also find the occasional comedy act. This fun and intimate venue rocks plenty, but it does not forget to offer roomy, theater-style seating. Order pizza when your hunger calls. It is perfect with the wine and microbrews served alongside the entertainment.
Built in 1911, formerly Lincoln High School, this 475 seat venue, is home to the Portland State University's music and theater departments and the Portland State Opera Theater. The venue is complete with an auditorium, a studio theater and a practice room. The architecture reflects the classical style with high regal columns and balconies. In 1975, the auditorium and stage were renovated and ever since it has become a central location for the university's performing arts. Piano recitals, opera and theater performances are regular events at this venue.
Great entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and the Grateful Dead have performed in this historic ballroom that is now owned by the McMenamin Brothers. Three on-site bars—including a popular nightclub, Ringlers - will satiate your hunger and thirst. It is worth a visit just to behold the local landmark's ornate chandeliers, picturesque windows and a 7500-square -foot (696.7728 square meters) dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
The Wonder Ballroom is housed in a historic building that dates back to the year 1914, but restoration work has secured its popularity as an entertainment venue. Besides hosting a wide range of live musical and theatrical performances, it can also be rented for corporate gatherings and private occasions. Currently, it has the whopping capacity to hold 778 people. Besides the professional stage and technical set-up, it has a full bar and offers catering services.
Roseland Theater is extremely popular with young revelers, especially the under-21 crowd. The bar and balcony are now upstairs, and the downstairs stage turns into an all-age dancing frenzy most nights. Acts range from reggae to the latest popular bands, so it is a great place to catch the up-and-coming as well as legendary performers. Beer, wine and soft drinks are all available. There is also a grill restaurant open downstairs.
Mississippi Studios is truly a multi purpose venue. This trendy studio is used for all kinds of events, be it an intimate reception, a music launch or a rocking concert. The venue features good quality audio visual equipment and state-of-the-art lighting. It also houses a well maintained and fully equipped recording studio. They have a number of packages to suit different events, thus making it a perfect venue, catering to the need and requirement of every event hosted.