705 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217 +1 503 244 6111
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.
520 Northwest Davis Street Second Floor Portland, OR 97209 +1 503 248 9378
This gallery, which opened in 1988, contains unique and beautiful artwork from both local and international artisans. The gallery is family owned and run and has become known in the area as a well-respected place for paintings, glasswork, metal sculptures, prints and more. Each piece is exquisitely displayed without color or other objects distracting your view. A walk through the gallery allows a quiet and reflective time. Displays are ever changing, as each month the gallery chooses a new artist's work to exhibit. One trip is never enough to enjoy Butters Gallery.
Northwest Fourth Avenue and Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209 +1 503 275 9750
Spring is a great time to visit this fascinating piece of historic Portland. This is the season when the cherry trees bloom-you might think you are in Asia. Sixty-four fierce dragons and two ferocious lions guard the gate to Chinatown. Kaohsiung, China-one of Portland's sister cities, dedicated the ornate gate to Portland in 1986. In addition to Chinese restaurants, markets and specialty stores, you will find some of the city's most historic architecture, with buildings dating back to the late 1800s. This is a cultural mainstay of the Rose City.
New York City's Statue of Liberty is the only copper statue bigger than this. Created by artist Raymond Kaskey, the lady Portlandia is kneeling down to her city, Portland. Her face, hair, extended arms and trident have been hammered to shape. Modeled after the city's seal, this version of Lady Commerce watches over the streets from the Portland Building. While she conjures the city's mythology and past, the 1980s office building looks a bit drab. It has history, however, it is supposedly the first post-modern structure of its size in the country.
Southwest Fourth Avenue and West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97204 +1 503 275 8355
More than a century ago, this was Downtown Portland/City Center Portland, where Chinese and Japanese immigrants traded goods and where an unsuspecting young man might get drunk and shanghaied (kidnapped and taken to work at sea). Sites around the area include a host of restored historic buildings, the Japanese American Historical Plaza and the arch where 64 dragons and two bronze lions welcome you to Chinatown. For a sophisticated evening, take a stroll to the nearby Pearl District.
1000 Northeast Multnomah Street Lobby of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland Portland, OR 97232 +1 503 647 0021
If you're curious about what exactly makes Portland the brewing capital of the country, it might be a good idea to sign up for a tour with the Portland Brew Bus. After gathering with your group in the lobby of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, at 1.30p, you are taken on a four-hour journey of breweries like Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, The Old Lompoc, Bridgeport Brewery and Pyramid Brewing, and you get to sample many of their famous creations. If you don't wish to participate in the public tour, you can opt for a charter tour that will begin from a destination of your choosing.
116 Northeast Russell Street Portland, OR 97212 +1 503 493 3600
Used as a meeting space for various organizations ever since it was constructed in 1907, The Secret Society Ballroom, today is at the center of various artistic and cultural events. Art exhibitions, concerts, dance shows are held here regularly, and so are weddings, private gatherings and wine tasting events. After an events, you could always head to the next door lounge, gulp down a few cocktails and savor the American delights.
3120 North Williams Avenue Portland, OR 97227 +1 503 367 3182
This coffeehouse is always buzzing with activity thanks the various events that always seem to be going on here. From live music, lectures, open mic night, poetry and more, The Waypost is known as a great spot for a great cup of joe and entertainment. Their full menu is also quite impressive with plenty of breakfast and happy hour options.
1510 Southeast 9th Street Portland, OR 97214 +1 503 236 2759
Housed in an historical building, The Chelsea Ballroom spells class and elegance. The ballroom setting features classic chandeliers dangling from the high ceiling, large curtains around the room, wooden and mirror artworks and wall hangings that exude a classic aura. It is the most beautiful and romantic place for hosting a wedding or any private party. The facility is large enough to accommodate up to 300 guests and is equipped with modern amenities. They have special wedding packages to cover all aspects of an event for customers.
2408 Southeast 16th Avenue The Paulist Center Portland, OR 97214 +1 503 231 4955
St Philip Neri Church was established with a mission to encourage the Christian community to come together and spread the message of Jesus Christ to all. However, their activities aren't just limited to bible teaching and religious preaching- they attempt to reach out to all age groups by frequently organizing various activities and programs. The main church includes facilities like the Pieta Chapel and Reconciliation Room along with rooms for choir practices and teaching rooms. Paulist Center, located at 2408 South East 16th street, houses St.Paul's Chapel, staff offices and meeting rooms. This serves as a perfect meeting ground for communities to revive the spiritual bond and be a part of the cultural celebration.
You will enjoy gazing at this graceful bronze elk sculpture
that rests on a large pedestal on Southwest Main Street. The statue celebrates a herd of majestic elk that used to graze in the nearby area more than a ...
Public Art Gallery (Michael Graves' Portland Building)
The Public Art Gallery, located inside the Michael Graves' Portland
Building, holds information about the city of Portland and many of the artistic endeavors featured throughout the streets. The most notable element of this gallery is the display of ...
This city square is the best place to find all
kinds of people, concerts, festivals, protests, fund raisers and everything else that goes on in the city. Portland's first school was located here. Now you can eat your lunch ...