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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Interior decor is a hoot!

1920's-30's interiors were always "overdone", and this is no exception. What a great tribute to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alice R
Ashland, United States
Great venue

This concert space is a very nice place to hear a concert or the opera. Parking can be a challenge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1920's-30's interiors were always "overdone", and this is no exception. What a great tribute to that era.

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This concert space is a very nice place to hear a concert or the opera. Parking can be a challenge but there a quite a few parking lots within a few block radius.

Thank paws6126
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I had never seen a rock musician accompanied by a symphony orchestra. It was really good. The acoustics in the venue were amazing and the people who work there were friendly and accommodating.

Thank RoseS1059
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I saw boys to men with the symphony in this venue. I had what elsewhere would be nosebleed seats, and it felt close and intimate. I am excited when I now see shows I want to see coming to the Schnitz! :)

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is the perfect place to hear the Oregon Symphony. The acoustics are excellent and the seats comfortable. I recommend not only the symphony concerts but other events as well, e.g., the Oregon World Affairs Council International Speakers Series. No matter...More

Thank John G
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Every seat is a great seat. Portland should be proud of having a World Class performing arts venue. The sound quality is outstanding.

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

I have listened to many wonderful concerts at this venue. The Symphony here is very good. The venue is very nice and there are many places to eat after or prior to the concert.

Thank dougbeckman
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This venue has always had good acoustics and has always been architecturally beautiful. It has no bad seats. And now it's a cut above from the days of the Paramount theater. It deserves five stars.

Thank RoseS_2020
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The seats are extremely cramped for anyone plus 6 ft. The acoustics are fair to good...but would benefit from a serious makeover. The Music played there is some of the finest in the Country.

Thank johncI2302QT
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is Portland's premium concert venue with regular performances by the excellent Oregon Symphony Orchestra playing the regular classic repertoire but also mix the Symphony Orchestra with younger modern PoP and Jazz performers. Last concert we saw was an excellent selection of...More

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March 3, 2018|
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Response from hatlady3 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. The seats are not super roomy. An end -of- the row-seat gives more space/flexibility.
Laurie A
December 1, 2017|
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Response from Caretia | Reviewed this property |
Pit seats are great, I’ve seen Anthony Bourdain there and we just saw Nick Offerman both seats were on the first floor area and not in the pit—they were totally fine. The floor has an incline so you still have a good view.
Jessica P
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Deb W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure my answer will be considered helpful however here it is. I talk with someone live when choosing seats for any event. Whereas I have been going to the Schnitz for years I do discuss where I want to me depending... More