Econo Lodge at Port of Portland
9520 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 252-6666
Fax: (503) 257-4848
Parkrose High Schools' Performing Arts Center is an initiative of the institute for giving its students a pleasant break from the never-ending study routine. This center houses a theatre that can accommodate around 600 people at capacity. Sprawled over 20,000 sq.ft of area, this performing arts center encourages students to come forward and showcase their talent. The school has its own choir group and a band who also practice regularly at this center. The studio and the theatre is also available on rental basis on the days when Parkrose has no performances showcased.
This historic Northeast Portland movie theater was originally built in 1924. Featuring just a single screen, the Roseway Theater was recently renovate yet still retains its historical charm. Prices are reasonable with special rates that apply to students, seniors, kids and matinees. A local favorite, this intimate theater is far from the usual mega-plex and offers a unique and budget friendly movie experience for all ages. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased ahead of time online.
Ambassador Restaurant and Karaoke Lounge is a casual Hollywood District restaurant and lounge featuring great Chinese food at budget prices. The menu is diverse with an excellent selection of spicy Szechuan and Cantonese entrees. Shrimp lovers should try the Yuzi Shrimp or the Shrimp Lover's Delight. Hunan cooking is also featured extensively on the menu. The decor may exude a 1970s feel, but the atmosphere is current and fun. The dark, comfortable lounge is a popular retreat, with food available until closing time. Order a beverage or two from the full bar. Join the rowdy crowd for nightly karaoke or reserve your spot for large parties.
This historic theater first opened to Portland audiences in 1948. Falling into disrepair the theater was completely restored to its former glory in 2006 including the marquee and stunning lobby complete with sepia-toned vintage photos. Today the theater still shows feature films, albeit on three updated screens. Unlike generic big-box theaters, the Academy Theater offers upscale cuisine ranging from sushi, gourmet sandwiches and flat bread pizzas to carefully crafted selection of beer and wine. The reclining seats offer ample leg room and a great view of the screen. Tickets are invitingly cheap and reasonably priced accordingly for adults, seniors and children under 12. For film times and further information please call or see their website.
This is Hollywood, revisited. Perhaps not the California version, but Portland's own little corner of the Hollywood District. The surreal exterior of this fine movie house, which bears a strong resemblance to a Walt Disney castle, makes it worth a visit. The recently renovated theater boasts a lavish decor, cheap admission to second-run films, cushy seats and all the snacks you can inhale. Enjoy an afternoon or evening of pure childlike entertainment.
The McMenamins Kennedy School is a North Portland fixture. Long abandoned by the education system, it now serves as a guest house for rather older learners. You can come see a movie in the McMenamins Kennedy School Theater; rest assured, it will be neither preceded nor followed by a principal's speech!
Located on the buzzing Alberta Street, in the Arts District of the city, the Alberta Rose Theatre has risen from the ashes to quickly become 'the' venue for a range of events. A theater that has a rich history, the Alberta Rose opened first as a movie theater in 1927, but shut down after 51 years of service in 1978. Decades later, the theater was resurrected to present the real rather than the reel. You will find concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, and more, happening here. Do see the website to know more about upcoming shows and other details.
The Little Axe Records at Northeast 28th Avenue puts the axe down on conventional music and opens the world of vintage and rare music to the refined taste of ardent music lovers. This independent shop is a sheer delight for avid music collectors as it possesses records and cassettes of ethnographic, post punk, music from the 60s, industrial, gospel, blues and any experimental and quirky sounds in music you can bring to your mind. Housed inside the foyer of house, the record store also doubles up as a performing space, offering a stage for upcoming local and touring bands.
This not-for-profit coffee house and community center surprises you with its unique concept. This thriving hangout at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church works on donations. So you can enjoy a cup of steaming Ristretto Roasters coffee, freshly baked pastries and lunch specialties, without spending a large amount for it. The cafe also offers free Wi-Fi for students who are looking to study or finish their homework. If that's not enough to unite the community, then the live music events, lectures and other community events are scheduled regularly to serve the purpose.
Forget the cliche that only the elderly play bingo. There are plenty of younger people at this good-time establishment, perhaps because of the large prizes! True addicts can play until dawn, with some games lasting until nearly 4a. Regular and speed bingo sessions are available. The laid-back bingo hall also features a snack bar. If bingo is not your forte, stop in for a game of video poker.
In a space located behind the Common Grounds Coffee House, this theater is the home of two theater groups in Portland (Sowelu and The Other Side), both known for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of plays written for the stage. Local critics praise the shows given by these groups, saying they inject rejuvenating work into Portland's theater scene. The performances are much more intimate than dramas set on the stage of a large auditorium. Because seating is limited, it is best to call for reservation.
These days it is hard to find a good arcade anywhere. Once you find this one, you may want to come back day after day. With five locations around Portland, it is a favorite attraction for kids and kids at heart. The pinball and video games are the newest and hottest around. Prizes are given to the top players. Bring cash only.