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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Address: 1037 SW Broadway (at Main Street), Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503 274 6564

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The acoustics are good, and it is a lovely building. I attend music events here and always enjoy it. The ushers do a good job.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The acoustics are good, and it is a lovely building. I attend music events here and always enjoy it. The ushers do a good job.

Thank WorldCitizenPDX
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the go to place to see shows and concerts. It's large enough to get good shows but small enough so you can bump into you neighbor or co-workers. Parking garage next to facility. We have seen many broadway shows here along with concerts. The best seats are at the lower level front area but all seats are pretty... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed another trip to the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall. It works very well as a venue for music and entertainment. I have not had a bad seat in the hall. I can always see and hear and I typically get cheap tickets. The drinks options, (disposable cups) really take away from the experience of having a glass of wine... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent venue. Sound is great, surroundings are ornate and comfortable, volunteers are helpful. there are good seats for disabled people and their caretakers

Thank Charles S
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the Gay Men's Chorus of Portland here- wonderful place, close to downtown Waterfront Marriott, comfort seats

Thank Jeff V
Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have been all around this great country and have been to many old historic theatres. This one misses the mark for me. First of all, they open the outside doors a lot earlier than the inside doors. The result is that you have thousands of people in the hall just standing around, literally shoulder to shoulder. The end of... More 

Thank Steve J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was treated to courtesy seats for a jazz review so I was seated in the balcony even there I had a clear view of the stage and all players. I highly recommend this venue .

Thank Rhonda A
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Beautiful old theater that has been renovated. Very comfortable and good acoustics. Can be crowded around the bar.

Thank The2TravelingFools
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Better know to locals at "The Schnitz". The venue was opened in 1928 as the Portland Publix theater and changed a few years later to the Paramount theatre. It is the last surviving grand old theater on Broadway - which used to be lined with such theaters. The interior is classically beautiful and it went through a 10 million dollar... More 

Thank Craig B
Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A gorgeous venue for many types of productions. No bad seat. Beautiful sound. I've always enjoyed this venue.

Thank nursebec

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