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  • 1. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    Downtown | Music

    The 2,776-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, built in 1928 in an Italian rococo revival style, hosts rock concerts, choral groups, lectures...Read More

  • 2. Bagdad Theater

    Southeast | Film

    Built in 1927, the stunningly restored, eminently quirky Bagdad Theater shows first-run Hollywood films on a huge screen and serves pizza, burgers...Read More

  • 3. Kennedy School Theater

    Northeast | Film

    Furnished with couches and end tables, the Kennedy School theater, which is located in a renovated elementary school that also contains a hotel...Read More

  • 4. Northwest Children's Theater

    Nob Hill | Theater

    This long-running company presents four shows during its fall–spring season, geared to both the toddler and teen set. Performances are staged...Read More

  • 5. Northwest Dance Project


    Founded in 2004, this first-rate contemporary-dance company performs several shows—typically including a world premier or two—each season at...Read More

  • 6. Northwest Film Center

    Downtown | Film

    Located adjacent to and operated by the Portland Art Museum, the Northwest Film Center screens art films, documentaries, and independent features...Read More

  • 7. Oregon Symphony


    Established in 1896, the symphony is Portland's largest classical group—and one of the largest orchestras in the country. Its season officially...Read More

  • 8. Portland Center Stage

    Pearl District | Theater

    Housed in a handsomely restored 1891 armory, Portland Center Stage puts on contemporary and classical works in the LEED-certified green building...Read More

  • 9. Antoinette Hatfield Hall

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Home to the Portland Center for Performing Arts, this hall contains Dolores Winningstad, Newmark, and Brunish theaters and is across the street...Read More

  • 10. Artists Repertory Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    The theater company performs seven to nine productions a year including regional premieres, occasional commissioned works, and classics. ...Read More

  • 11. Bite of Oregon

    Downtown | Festivals

    Held in early August as a benefit for Special Olympics Oregon, this festival features a number of popular restaurants and wineries with eclectic...Read More

  • 12. BodyVox

    Pearl District | Dance

    Led by Emmy Award–winning choreographers, BodyVox performs energetic contemporary dance–theater works at its state-of-the-art space in the Pearl...Read More

  • 13. Chamber Music Northwest


    Some of the most sought-after soloists, chamber musicians, and recording artists from the Portland area and abroad perform here during the five...Read More

  • 14. Cinema 21

    Nob Hill | Film

    An old-school, one-screen movie theater in Nob Hill, Cinema 21 shows independent and foreign films and hosts the annual Portland Queer Film...Read More

  • 15. Hollywood Theatre

    Northeast | Film

    A landmark movie theater that showed silent films when it opened in 1926, the not-for-profit Hollywood Theatre screens everything from obscure...Read More

  • 16. Imago Theatre

    Southeast | Theater

    One of Portland's most outstanding innovative theater companies, the Imago specializes in movement-based work for both young and old. ...Read More

  • 17. Keller Auditorium

    Downtown | Music

    With 3,000 seats and outstanding acoustics, Keller Auditorium hosts performances by the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater, as well as...Read More

  • 18. Laurelhurst Theater

    Laurelhurst | Film

    With a classic neon sign out front, the historic Laurelhurst Theater serves beer and pizza and shows excellent second-run features and cult...Read More

  • 19. Living Room Theater

    West End | Film

    The sleek, upscale cinema, which has a lobby restaurant with a full bar, shows 3-D blockbuster, foreign, and independent films in cozy theaters...Read More

  • 20. Moda Center

    Northeast | Music

    This 21,000-seat facility, formerly known as the Rose Garden, is home to the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team and the site of other sporting...Read More

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