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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Address: 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004
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+1 503-274-6564

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You Never Need To Strain To Hear Every Note or Word

We have been to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall a number of times and have never been disappointed in any performance. The acoustics are outstanding. There is one drawback as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall a number of times and have never been disappointed in any performance. The acoustics are outstanding. There is one drawback as far as we are concerned and that is as you enter the auditorium on the main floor you are confronted with a very steep aisle. If you have a balance... More 

Thank fredl642
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always great for a show or concert. Don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Have seen many events here. Just love this place-the acoustics are great! Great part of Portland! Parking is best in a parking garage; then again you might be lucky to find street parking. Go for the Parking Garage!

Thank Realitywoman
Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the Oregon Symphony perform the music of Prince, was nothing short of amazing, with a beautiful venue to top, it just doesn't get much better.

Thank Heather R
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Concerts, speakers, local, regional and national - all have been great. A spectacular location in a great part of downtown Portland, with several excellent choices for before or after bites, drinks, etc. - always worth going to!

Thank OregonTraveler17
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going here is an experience whether it's a literary event or the symphony. The ceiling is amazing- the seats are good. OK, here is a good tip. When booking main orchestra section, pick about 20 seats from the front. The price drops and the view is much better- the seats are angled rather than "flat". I always get an aisle... More 

Thank pacificnw5262016
Milwaukie OR, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the Schnitz to see the Oregon Symphony Pops Concerts and have been for several years. Our favorite performers with the widely acclaimed musicians are their special productions with Storm Large and Pink Martini. The old style building is gorgeous, the acoustics are wonderful, and you can't say enough about the warmth and care from the staff.

Thank susancE6319NK
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great classical concert venue with superb acoustics. Beautiful entrance hall with pre-concert performances.

Thank MaryAnn B
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

The Best symphony around. I attend about 3-5 performances every year and have never been disappointment. They are very creative and always have very good guest performing solos. Carlo has turned this into a world class symphony. If you have not attended, please do so.

Thank SerenaLeslie
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Karlos Kalmar is a terrific conductor and the space, at least where we sit in the orchestra section, is resonant, beautiful and elegant. Programming is always interesting and creative. Karlos will have a concerto before intermission, which I think is unusual because the soloist encores are usually at the end of the evening. Instead he programs a large work that... More 

Thank Mark S
Waldport, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I remember this acoustically favorable theater that also presented live entertainment as the Paramount Theatre with a famous marble statue of a nude girl with her hands thrown across her face pretending shyness. Such style.

Thank macandmurray

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