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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway (at Main Street), Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
503 274 6564
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Ranked #18 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Concerts
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Portland, Oregon
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Pretty hall with decent acoustics, but if you're from Chi, NY, Cleve, prepare to be underwhelmed. Also, Portlanders give standing O's to every performer, worthy or not.

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eugene, Or
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful concert hall for seeing BOM with friends. Within walking distance to Portland Art Museum and Portlandia. Parking across the street was convenient. Despite our seats in the Balconey we found it easy to enjoy the sound and wonderful performance. Too Much Fun! Portland is a beautiful city to visit and Arlene Schnitzer is up to the challenge.Only caveat is... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoyed hearing world concert violinist and the Oregon Symphony play in this classic concert hall. The acoustics are great in both the orchestra level and the dress circle upstairs. The ambiance of the Schnitz is impressive with artistic architecture and amenities of a bygone era. An evening of amazing music and the atmosphere is enchanting. The theater is surrounded by... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The building is charming, sound in the Hall is heavenly! We were lucky enough to get tickets to Steely Dan (one of my husband's all time favorite bands) while we were visiting Portland. The show date happened to coincide with his 50th birthday, so the tickets made a wonderful birthday present. We of course loved the show, but were also... More

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Surrey, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful venue - we were on the floor and we really liked that the floor sloped so you were not looking at the back of someone's head. It is truly a lovely place.

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Gresham, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Have seen many great concerts here and have always enjoyed the seating. It's worth the money to get good seats early for your favorite performer. Seen the Oregon Symphony there many times and always a fantastic show.

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Portland, OR
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172 reviews 172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As an inveterate concert goer, I've heard great orchestras in great halls around the world. While the Schnitzer Concert Hall, a converted movie palace, is not in the league with halls in NYC, Boston, Cleveland, Vienna, etc., it is better than most. When booking a seat, try to avoid orchestra level seats underneath the large balcony, where acoustics are less... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been here for a couple of different events. I am always glad that I went because I feel like I am experiencing a little piece of Portland history.

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Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We loved the architecture and acoustics. Unfortunately, the seats are very uncomfortable. Would to enjoy the events there more often but...

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

attended the symphony on May 10th and thoroughly enjoyed the concert and the atmosphere of the concert hall. simply lovley!

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