Portland Entertainment, Music, Concerts, Theater, Events

Portland entertainment covers a wide spectrum of entertainment choices: classical music, jazz, blues, country western, opera, and more. Portland has stage productions from ballet to Broadway theater and everything in between including comedy.

The Portland entertainment season begins in September and runs through May and beyond with many outdoor summer concerts including the Portland Zoo Concert series which features world-class performers. Portland also has an abundance of summertime festivals including the Portland Rose Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.


If you don't know downtown Portland like the back of your hand, but you want to see a show or two on your Oregon vacation or romantic getaway, read on. I'll tell you what's on in Portland theaters, make some suggestions of nearby restaurants, and even nearby hotels

Portland Theaters and Venues

Colby Aley

Portland Entertainment - Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
(Corner of SW Clay and SW 3rd)
(503) 274-6560

The Keller Auditorium is home to the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Portland Opera, and Broadway shows. The theater seats 2,992. Doors open an hour and a half before a performance.

There are two concession stands serving light fare. The Keller Cafe and Martini Bar on the first balcony level serves dinner and drinks. You will need reservations.

Tips: First balcony - best seats but all seats are good.
Pre-order your food for intermission.
Parking garage across the street and others nearby.
There are only four seats in the theater for wheel chairs. Reserve early.

See what's playing at www.PurchaseTix.com  and get your tickets. 

You can get some really good priced tickets for shows at the Keller at Ticket Liquidators

Restaurants Near the Keller Auditorium:

Carafe - across the street
200 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 248-0004
French Bistro

Higgins Restaurant and Bar is located at
1239 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222- 9070

Veritable Quandary
1220 Southwest 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-3201
(503) 227-7342
Outdoor seating in good weather.
On the waterfront.

Hotels Near the Kellar Auditorium

The Nines

RiverPlace Hotel


Newmark Theatre

Chris-Guillabeau

1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 248-4335

The Newmark Theatre is very elegant and Portland's most intimate theater. Productions include performances by the Oregon Children's Theatre, the Portland Opera, and the Oregon Ballet. It seats 880 people and no seat is more than 65 feet from the stage.

The foyer is actually the ArtBar & Bistro where you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail and dinner. It is open two hours before curtain time and you do need reservations for dinner. Phone: 503-432-2905

Tips: There is a parking garage close by on SW Sixth Street and more parking lots within two blocks in various locations.

See current and future performance dates: www.PurchaseTix.com

Also check out prices with Ticket Liquidators


Restaurants Near the Newmark Theatre:

Higgins Restaurant and Bar is located at
1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-9070

Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar
901 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR
(503) 326-1300
European, Mediterranean, Seafood

Bistro 921 - The Hilton
921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 220-2685
Pacific Northwest Cuisine

Hotels Near the Newmark Theatre:

The Heathman. Also an excellent place to eat.

Portland Marriott City Center

Hilton Portland And Executive Tower

Monaco Portland


 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Scott Huber

Southwest Broadway at Main Street Portland, OR 97205
(503) 274-6564

Portland's finest venue done in classic Italian Rocco Revival with sweeping granite staircases and crystal chandaliers. The perfect venue for a symphony orchestra and that is what it is - the home of the Oregon Symphony. It is also the home of Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, White Bird Dance Company, and Portland Arts & Lectures.

See information on the Oregon Symphony performances including Christmas Concerts.

Compare prices on current and future performances at Ticket Liquidators

Restaurant and hotel suggestions are the same as for the Newmark Theatre above.

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