4512 S.E. 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 774-8876
Fax: (503) 788-9473
This large cineplex has 16 screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. Call for film times, ticket prices and further information.
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 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.
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.
Offering music for children as well as adults, the goal of this southeast Portland resource is to bring music into the lives of everyday people. With classes ranging from basic music appreciation for toddlers all the way to more advanced instrumental and voice sessions in classical, contemporary and traditional styles, it's hard for anyone with even the slightest interest in music not to find something that catches their attention here. Classes are primarily held during early evening hours on weekdays and in the mornings on weekends. Periodic concerts are also open to the public. Call for class and performance schedules.
Hawthorne Theatre is a fantastic concert theater, located in the city of Portland. The theatre regularly features bands of various genres including punk, metal, rock, reggae and country, who hit the stage and enthrall audiences. The ambience at the Hawthorne is energetic and music lovers are sure to enjoy the sheer vivacity of it all. World famous bands such as Candlemass, God Forbid, Dark Tranquility, Soilent Green, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm have performed live here. Order for a light meal or drink, from the well-stocked bar in case you get hungry.
The Kaul Auditorium on Reed College campus is a marvelous venue with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting systems for music performances and small theater productions. The auditorium is air-conditioned and can accommodate up to 756 people. The stage has ample space for performances, conferences or a dance floor for a little light dancing. The Gray Center Lounge serves as an entrance lobby area for the auditorium. The Kaul Auditorium has illustrious season tenants like the Chamber Music Northwest, Friends of Chamber Music, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.
Enjoy dining, drinking and movie watching all in one 700-seat arena. Built by Universal Studios in 1927, this theater is a Portland landmark that provides a splendid view from the balcony. Enjoy your favorite slice of pizza or other goodies from the snack counter while watching new and second-run releases. All of McMenamins refreshing microbrews are available and may be enjoyed during the film. After the movie, have a seat in the pub and extend your stay. Minors are welcome at matinees and the admission prices are unbeatable. Check website for show timings.
Choreographer Robin Lane founded this theater company in 1977, making Do Jump! the oldest of its kind in Oregon. Aerial and floor dance/acrobatics are combined with original music to create fresh, new entertainment. If you want to be part of the show, you can contact Robin through the theater's Web site to audition. Classes are available if you just want to learn this exciting new way to express your body. This company is so popular that the theater's performance of Doors! has traveled to New York City.
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.
This old but comfortable theater shows the best of Hollywood in two auditoriums. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
Artichoke Music is a center that is completely dedicated to the art of music. Its aim is to develop new talent and refine the existing ones; the center also gives upcoming artists/bands an avenue to showcase its skill. Music classes and workshops held here are conducted by professionals and industry experts, thereby giving amateurs a chance to rub shoulders with established performers. That's not it, Artichoke Music also has a store that sells/buys used musical instruments like guitar, mandolins and banjo. For event schedule and other details, call ahead.