Econo Lodge Convention Center
305 N. Broadway
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: (503) 284-5181
Fax: (503) 287-9711
The Leftbank provides ample space that can rented out for various events. From a host of cultural programmes, festivals, fund raisers to private parties and social events, this place makes an excellent venue for all kinds of activities and functions. Check website for rental details.
You'll find the Portland Winter Hawks here from September through March. While they're the main attraction on ice, there are other skating shows and competitions here. Concerts and other community events are scheduled throughout the year in this little cousin of the Rose Garden. Located near the Convention Center in Northeast Portland, the stadium is an oval-shaped coliseum encased by a large glass housing. It keeps Portlanders dry and comfortable while they're being entertained. Next to the Rose Garden, it's the biggest draw to the Rose Quarter.
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 Vikings and the junior hockey Winterhawks also play games here. The arena has room for 20,636 spectators, though the number changes depending to the event, and is popular for concerts, shows, and other entertainment productions. The nearby Rose Quarter, featuring bronze statues and dancing water fountains, is worth visiting.
This complex features the biggest shows and best sports in town. Located near the Oregon Convention Center, see the Portland Trailblazers NBA basketball, concerts with big-name artists, as well as many other exciting events. The area includes the 20,000-seat Moda Center and the 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum. You will appreciate the prime location, just across the river from downtown. The ticket office, located in the middle of the commons, is a good place to find last-minute tickets and avoid fees.
This intimate theater is set within the Rose Quarter. It features floor-to-ceiling curtains and an acoustic cloud. The spectacular 'cloud' panels boost sound absorption, thereby reducing noise control problems. They can also be adjusted to create a custom-tailored acoustic environment for each individual performance. Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, Chicago, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Shaggy, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, The Cure, The Moody Blues and Tony Bennett have all taken a walk in the clouds!
Used as a meeting space for various organizations ever since it was constructed in 1907, The Secret Society Ballroom, today is at the center of various artistic and cultural events. Art exhibitions, concerts, dance shows are held here regularly, and so are weddings, private gatherings and wine tasting events. After an events, you could always head to the next door lounge, gulp down a few cocktails and savor the American delights.
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. It can hold up to 700 people and besides the professional stage and technical set-up, it has a full bar and offers catering services.
The spires of glass that reach up and pierce the Portland skyline are a testimony to this city's appreciation of both art and function in the architectural styles gracing the downtown and waterfront areas. The Convention Center offers more than 500,000 square feet for accommodating meetings, banquets, exhibits, fairs or shows. During the annual Rose Festival, throngs of excited extroverts from all around the world gather at the OCC to view the floats made from millions of flowers—which tour the city every June in the Grand Floral Parade.
If you are looking for a laugh, this is where you need to be. This adult-only stand-up comedy club is situated in a lively part of Old Town. Locals love to gather with friends and share some laughs in the simple, relaxed atmosphere. Appetizing fare, such as juicy burgers, is available. Enjoy cocktails, beer or wine from the full-service lounge. Arrive 30-45 minutes early to ensure seats for the show, it fills up quickly. There is no drink minimum and smoking is not allowed.
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.
Portland's Chinatown is known as a spot for after work drinks and young club goers, and the Boiler Room differs only by having a dedicated mission of all karaoke, all the time. The drinks are quite stiff and cocktails are a very reasonable $3 before 9pm. The atmosphere is non-smoking and few customers are good enough singers to be intimidating. Thursdays are notable for free billiards all night long on two regulation tables. Standard bar fare is served until closing. Tips and regular attendance increase the frequency of your performances. Parking is difficult, so public transit is highly recommended.
Denoted only by the statement "Viva l'Arte" as signage, this young space caters to art of all kinds: live music, performance and installation art, DJs and a surprising array of vegetarian gastronomy. In addition to the edgy mix of entertainment, a selection of good, stiff drinks and a relaxed loft atmosphere await visitors. The crowd harmoniously mixes PSU students and avant-garde gallery sets on any given night. Get there between 4-8pm for appetizer and cocktail specials. Nightly shows (usually with a modest cover) don't begin until 9pm. The kitchen and bar are both open late.