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Good Place for Nightlife

This is a small venue for concerts which made it a great place to visit. We enjoyed a type of music... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Marina del Rey, California
Nice venue and great staff

Great intimate venue to see a show. This is the second show I've seen there and always can see the... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Paul Y
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Nov 7, 2018
“Great sound, smoking area, and lounge”
Sep 25, 2017
“Good Place for Nightlife”
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128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212-3706
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We had a great time at the Wonder Ballroom for the Murder By Death show. The venue wasn't overly crowded, merchandise and restrooms easily accessible. I really liked that there was a 21+ lounge downstairs and an outdoor patio. I would definitely go back!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is a small venue for concerts which made it a great place to visit. We enjoyed a type of music that was new to us, but as I looked through the list of upcoming concerts, I found that a variety of types of music...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great intimate venue to see a show. This is the second show I've seen there and always can see the performers with no problem.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Paul Y
Reviewed March 30, 2017

My excitement level was at all-time high for Chronixx/Jah 9 live in concert. My experience with the Wonder Ballroom is limited as not many acts play there that I am familiar with. I showed up while the pre-show DJ was warming up the crowd. I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to see a show here. It is a dated building , but a very cool vibe with stairs that go downstairs to The Bunk room where you can grab food.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bendreview
Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Wonder Ballroom was the perfect venue for the Ginuwine concert. We had so much fun. Much better than the Crystal Ballroom for sure. Parking is a bit sketchy, but that is the only negative.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jkwpdx
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Great 21+ show. Sound quality was fantastic though pretty loud compared to other indoor shows I've been to at the front. Door staff, bartenders, and security were all very nice. Only one bathroom in the entrance so the line can be a bit long at...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank timfrancis2013
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Went to see Boombox, was great show. Nicely seperated adult/minor section. Downstairs bar & smoking section for 21+. Not sure where minors went to smoke or if there's an area. Good sound and ample space to dance.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Lostelement
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Great facility. Plenty of space for a crowd but no sound issues and good view from the balcony. Venue staff polite and professional. Great time.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank AndrewM402
Reviewed June 23, 2015

The place itself is nothing special but the sound system was good and so was the concert experience. What I find odd was the crowd separation between younger and older concert-goers. It looked like you could get to a part of the hall were they...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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October 5, 2016|
Response from jkwpdx | Reviewed this property |
They have bars on both floors, there was not a roped of section you would see when minors are admitted. They card you at the door. I would think the individual shows would say "minors permitted" like you see 21 and over.