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Portland International Raceway brings drag races and other professional racing including NASCAR events to the Portland area. This popular raceway was built on the city of Vanport, which was wiped out by a flood in 1948. The Formula One racing circuit also holds events here. Known to locals as 'PIR', it is conveniently located at Delta Park, only a few minutes from downtown. If you're staying in the area, you may even hear the cars at night.
The McMenamins Kennedy School is a North Portland fixture. Long abandoned by the education system, it now serves as a guest house for rather older learners. You can come see a movie in the McMenamins Kennedy School Theater; rest assured, it will be neither preceded nor followed by a principal's speech!
Parkrose High Schools' Performing Arts Center is an initiative of the institute for giving its students a pleasant break from the never-ending study routine. This center houses a theatre that can accommodate around 600 people at capacity. Sprawled over 20,000 sq.ft of area, this performing arts center encourages students to come forward and showcase their talent. The school has its own choir group and a band who also practice regularly at this center. The studio and the theatre is also available on rental basis on the days when Parkrose has no performances showcased.
Located on the buzzing Alberta Street, in the Arts District of the city, the Alberta Rose Theatre has risen from the ashes to quickly become 'the' venue for a range of events. A theater that has a rich history, the Alberta Rose opened first as a movie theater in 1927, but shut down after 51 years of service in 1978. Decades later, the theater was resurrected to present the real rather than the reel. You will find concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, and more, happening here. Do see the website to know more about upcoming shows and other details.
The Little Axe Records at Northeast 28th Avenue puts the axe down on conventional music and opens the world of vintage and rare music to the refined taste of ardent music lovers. This independent shop is a sheer delight for avid music collectors as it possesses records and cassettes of ethnographic, post punk, music from the 60s, industrial, gospel, blues and any experimental and quirky sounds in music you can bring to your mind. Housed inside the foyer of house, the record store also doubles up as a performing space, offering a stage for upcoming local and touring bands.
The Sleep Country Amphitheater (aka Amphitheater Northwest) is very popular for the musical events and concerts it hosts. Visitors can buy VIP club season tickets and take advantage of premium seats and backstage parking for every event. VIP ticket holders will also have access to the VIP lounge, where they can chill with a drink before or after the event. Don't fret if you can't afford VIP tickets as you are assured comfort and entertainment even if you opt for lawn seating instead. Visit the website and book your season ticket now!
This historic Northeast Portland movie theater was originally built in 1924. Featuring just a single screen, the Roseway Theater was recently renovate yet still retains its historical charm. Prices are reasonable with special rates that apply to students, seniors, kids and matinees. A local favorite, this intimate theater is far from the usual mega-plex and offers a unique and budget friendly movie experience for all ages. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased ahead of time online.
PCC Cascade Campus is a cultural hub that is abuzz with events and programmes by students the year round. The Cascade Campus' Athletic Center is a facility that lends it's space to students to showcase their talents on stage. Concerts, gigs and many other events are held here on a regular basis. A venue for preforming arts and engaging activities, this center is an integral part of student lives.
Ambassador Restaurant and Karaoke Lounge is a casual Hollywood District restaurant and lounge featuring great Chinese food at budget prices. The menu is diverse with an excellent selection of spicy Szechuan and Cantonese entrees. Shrimp lovers should try the Yuzi Shrimp or the Shrimp Lover's Delight. Hunan cooking is also featured extensively on the menu. The decor may exude a 1970s feel, but the atmosphere is current and fun. The dark, comfortable lounge is a popular retreat, with food available until closing time. Order a beverage or two from the full bar. Join the rowdy crowd for nightly karaoke or reserve your spot for large parties.
Liminal Theater Group is a group of young performing artists who are involved in the city's underground avant-garde trend. The troupe is known for its unconventional, interactive multi-dimensional pieces that are both original and interpretive. The shows challenge the definition of theater. Most of its presentations are held in the evening in its new home, the Metropolitan Art Studio, which is a minimalist's dream. Because the space is rather small, reservations are highly recommended.
This is Hollywood, revisited. Perhaps not the California version, but Portland's own little corner of the Hollywood District. The surreal exterior of this fine movie house, which bears a strong resemblance to a Walt Disney castle, makes it worth a visit. The recently renovated theater boasts a lavish decor, cheap admission to second-run films, cushy seats and all the snacks you can inhale. Enjoy an afternoon or evening of pure childlike entertainment.
Mississippi Studios, is truly a multi purpose venue. This chic and up class studio is used for practically all kinds of events, be it an intimate reception, a music launch or a rocking concert. The venue features good quality audio visual equipments and state-of-art lighting facility. It also houses a well maintained and fully equipped recording studio. They have a number of packages to suit different events, thus making it a perfect venue, catering to the need and requirement of every event hosted.