Econo Lodge Expo Center
405 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1421
Phone: (503) 285-7777
Fax: (503) 286-8834
PCC Cascade Campus is a cultural hub that is abuzz with events and programmes by students the year round. The Cascade Campus' Athletic Center is a facility that lends it's space to students to showcase their talents on stage. Concerts, gigs and many other events are held here on a regular basis. A venue for preforming arts and engaging activities, this center is an integral part of student lives.
Portland International Raceway brings drag races and other professional racing including NASCAR events to the Portland area. This popular raceway was built on the city of Vanport, which was wiped out by a flood in 1948. The Formula One racing circuit also holds events here. Known to locals as 'PIR', it is conveniently located at Delta Park, only a few minutes from downtown. If you're staying in the area, you may even hear the cars at night.
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!
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.
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.
Liminal Theater Group is a group of young performing artists who are involved in the city's underground avant-garde trend. The troupe is known for its unconventional, interactive multi-dimensional pieces that are both original and interpretive. The shows challenge the definition of theater. Most of its presentations are held in the evening in its new home, the Metropolitan Art Studio, which is a minimalist's dream. Because the space is rather small, reservations are highly recommended.
Mississippi Studios, is truly a multi purpose venue. This chic and up class studio is used for practically all kinds of events, be it an intimate reception, a music launch or a rocking concert. The venue features good quality audio visual equipments and state-of-art lighting facility. 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.
The mouth-watering pizza draws a throng of people into this NoPo institution, and the music keeps them for beers. Serving pizzas with the most decadent of cheese and exotic toppings, this pizzeria also features vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Pies are somewhat expensive, but the pre-made slices are very reasonable and abundant. Enjoy the daily happy hour (4p-6p) with pitchers. Once an open-mic sort of venue, the recently added Atlantis Lounge plays a wide diversity of music including jazz, bluegrass and indie-folk, seven nights a week – arrive before 8p to avoid a cover. Be sure to check out trivia night on Wednesday where brains meet beers to compete for prizes and glory.
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.
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.
Play basketball, volleyball, attend sports conferences and even witness musical concerts of none other than the legend Bob Dylan himself. Now that's a rare treat! Although you can have the Oregon Symphony for company sometimes. A visit to this very different recreational center, in picturesque Portland, allows you to be a part of sport, hand in hand with the arts. A very inviting combination welcomes you all the way to Oregon.
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.