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“I love Portland Center Stage” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gerding Theater at Armory Building

The Gerding Theater at Armory Building
128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
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Ranked #17 of 310 Attractions in Portland
Type: Theaters
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Portland, Oregon
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“I love Portland Center Stage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

They do wonderful productions each year. The historic building and theater are a wonderful experience.

Visited August 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Who decided "Lizzie" was a good idea?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I have been season ticket holders for PCS since it started 26 years ago. Overall, I would encourage anyone to come see a play, as they are almost always well acted, thought-provoking, entertaining, and/or educational. "Lizzie" however, was none of these things, and my example can be stated in two words: headless pigeons! I hope Chris Coleman will consider the audience and choose plays in the future that have some redeeming value.

Visited June 2014
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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at The Gerding Theater at Armory Building, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Hello Tony,
Thank you for encouraging others to come see PCS plays! It’s always nice to hear from our long time patrons. We know that every play can’t suit everyone’s tastes, but we are delighted that overall you’ve found PCS productions to be consistently well acted, thought-provoking, entertaining and educational. We truly appreciate your taking the time to voice your concerns about LIZZIE. We are endlessly grateful for your long term support of PCS, and we hope you enjoy all of the productions in our upcoming season. See you at the Armory!
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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“Standing Ovation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

"The Last Five Years" was an awesome play with two very talented folks. Fast moving, and will pull at your heart strings.
How lucky Portland is to have such a theater.

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Intimate theatre experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A small, intimate venue for solid performances and experience. Typically Portland, dress ranges from jeans to fine attire. For those on a budget, they offer night of performance tickets at deep discounts if you are willing to stand in line and take your chances on availability. So small that it's hard to find a bad seat. Casual food and drinks available; overpriced but good. A nice venue for a variety of performances.

Visited November 2013
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Bloomington, MN
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“a very green space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the best things about Portland is the city's desire to retain the character of its older buildings' heritage wherever possible. I loved the way this old armory building has been transformed into a performing arts center. I learned that it has the highest LEED certification in the country among performing arts centers. It's just a gorgeous space and well worth attending a production or simply stopping in for a refreshment in its cafe.

Visited May 2014
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