Econo Lodge City Center
1889 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-7646
Fax: (503) 459-4000
The Portland State University Film Committee proudly sponsors favorite movie classics at this popular downtown cinema. You can see movies like 'Rumble Fish, Midnight Cowboy' and 'The Blues Brothers,' just to name a few. You will also enjoy newer releases, such as 'Rushmore' with Bill Murray. This cinema is a favorite night out for budget-minded PSU students because admission is very cheap. General admission is reasonably priced too, and admission for non-PSU students is a steal. The next time the unpredictable skies weep, grab a pal and enjoy a cheap flick. Call for timings of shows.
The recital hall in Lincoln Hall on the Portland State University campus is extensively used by the University Department of Music. The Lincoln Recital hall is mainly utilized for Junior, Senior and Graduate recitals. Apart from these the Hall is also used as a venue to host ensembles from all levels. There are weekly concerts held here by the Student Music Board featuring talent from the student community as well as professional musicians.
The grand Smith Center Ballroom occupies the third floor of the PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union building. Spread across 6,400 sq.ft, the facilities has the capacity of up to 500 guests. The interiors are is vividly rich and elegant, and a large screen adorns the wall. This breath-taking venue is a great place for hosting all kinds of college level and non-collegiate events and it is the hub of all student activities. At the same time it is flexible enough to accommodate any private event or party and they also offer great lighting and sound support for all occasions.
The Studio Theater in Lincoln Hall on the Portland State University campus has a capacity of 80 and a great end-stage configuration. It also has dedicated backstage areas and dressing rooms. The Lincoln Hall Studio Theater is extensively used for small theatrical productions, student production projects and musical concerts. The Studio Theater hosts the 'Short Play Festival' that showcases the talent of students on campus. Many guest lectures and presentations are held here too.
Formerly known as the Civic Auditorium, Keller Auditorium is the place to enjoy first-class theater and music. The 3,000-seat theater is a member of the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Band lovers can listen to the smooth sounds of talented musicians like the Boston Brass; theater fans can enjoy timeless plays like MacBeth, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies; and classical musical lovers can listen to the talented Oregon Symphony perform masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and others. You can purchase tickets the day of the performance at the box office located on Southwest Third Avenue, between Southwest Market and Clay streets. Please call for an event schedule or visit the website.
Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center is a center for the benefit of Native American, Pacific Island Indian Service Organization and Alaskan Native students. It organizes a number of programs and activities for the students enrichment and development. Host to a number of University events, it also exhibits a number of fairs. This beautiful and spacious structure is a good venue for different types of events.
Built in 1911, formerly the Lincoln High School, this 475 seater venue, is home to the Portland State University Music and Theater department and the Portland State Opera Theater. The venue is complete with an auditorium, a studio theater and a practice room. The architecture reflects classical style with high regal columns and balconies. In 1975, the auditorium and stage were renovated and ever since it has become a central location for the university's performing arts. Piano recitals, opera and theater performances are regular events at this venue.
This Rose Festival event is just another way to come together Portland-style. The event takes over Waterfront Park bringing music, food and rides to the riverside green. Three blocks of fun include a petting zoo, garden maze, children's entertainment and other activities. The Western Trail is explored through exhibits and a ride on the Wells Fargo stagecoach. Don't miss the marketplace where you'll find plenty of unique gifts. Kids under 12 are always free. Admission for adults (13 & over) is free before 5p on weekdays; $5 after 5p on weekdays and on weekends. Payment accepted by cash only.
Oregon Ballroom tucked in the grand Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, spells elegance and charm. A spacious venue, accommodating around 10,000 people, it excels in the same standards set by the Marriott Groups. The Ballroom can also be divided into smaller areas for intimate events, cocktail parties, receptions, conferences etc. The contemporary interiors and ambient lighting are the USP of this place.
Created in 1892 primarily to promote visual arts, the museum is set up with several large and open viewing rooms. It is the oldest museums in the area. Do not miss the Native American collection, and the artists' works featured in the European collection will also surprise you. Also check out the North Wing's Jubitz Center, which houses modern and contemporary art. In the spring, the museum's Northwest Film Center hosts the annual Jewish Film Festival. Entry is free for children below 17 years.
Done up in deep red birch paneling, the Whitsell Auditorium within the Portland Art Museum is a beautiful venue put to a variety of uses. With a seating capacity of 376 and soft lighting, it is ideal for stage productions, concerts or film screenings. In fact, the Whitsell Auditorium has been the venue of the prestigious Portland International Film Festival, Jewish Film Festival and the Northwest Film and Video Festival for several years. Audio-visual equipment make it ideal for corporate events as well.
An array of musical and theatrical performances are held within two large theaters or the new building, with two more. More than 900 events are presented each year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Brunish Hall, Newmark Theatre and The Dolores Winningstad Theatre. With the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Ballet among them, it is a central part of Portland's art and culture. Regular and private tours are available. Call or visit the website for event dates and ticket information.