8225 NE Wasco Street
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 408-8000
Fax: (503) 408-0505
This historic theater first opened to Portland audiences in 1948. Falling into disrepair the theater was completely restored to its former glory in 2006 including the marquee and stunning lobby complete with sepia-toned vintage photos. Today the theater still shows feature films, albeit on three updated screens. Unlike generic big-box theaters, the Academy Theater offers upscale cuisine ranging from sushi, gourmet sandwiches and flat bread pizzas to carefully crafted selection of beer and wine. The reclining seats offer ample leg room and a great view of the screen. Tickets are invitingly cheap and reasonably priced accordingly for adults, seniors and children under 12. For film times and further information please call or see their website.
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.
This not-for-profit coffee house and community center surprises you with its unique concept. This thriving hangout at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church works on donations. So you can enjoy a cup of steaming Ristretto Roasters coffee, freshly baked pastries and lunch specialties, without spending a large amount for it. The cafe also offers free Wi-Fi for students who are looking to study or finish their homework. If that's not enough to unite the community, then the live music events, lectures and other community events are scheduled regularly to serve the purpose.
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.
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.
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.
In a space located behind the Common Grounds Coffee House, this theater is the home of two theater groups in Portland (Sowelu and The Other Side), both known for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of plays written for the stage. Local critics praise the shows given by these groups, saying they inject rejuvenating work into Portland's theater scene. The performances are much more intimate than dramas set on the stage of a large auditorium. Because seating is limited, it is best to call for reservation.
Hawthorne Theatre is a fantastic concert theater, located in the city of Portland. The theatre regularly features bands of various genres including punk, metal, rock, reggae and country, who hit the stage and enthrall audiences. The ambience at the Hawthorne is energetic and music lovers are sure to enjoy the sheer vivacity of it all. World famous bands such as Candlemass, God Forbid, Dark Tranquility, Soilent Green, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm have performed live here. Order for a light meal or drink, from the well-stocked bar in case you get hungry.
These days it is hard to find a good arcade anywhere. Once you find this one, you may want to come back day after day. With five locations around Portland, it is a favorite attraction for kids and kids at heart. The pinball and video games are the newest and hottest around. Prizes are given to the top players. Bring cash only.
This old but comfortable theater shows the best of Hollywood in two auditoriums. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
Enjoy dining, drinking and movie watching all in one 700-seat arena. Built by Universal Studios in 1927, this theater is a Portland landmark that provides a splendid view from the balcony. Enjoy your favorite slice of pizza or other goodies from the snack counter while watching new and second-run releases. All of McMenamins refreshing microbrews are available and may be enjoyed during the film. After the movie, have a seat in the pub and extend your stay. Minors are welcome at matinees and the admission prices are unbeatable. Check website for show timings.
Choreographer Robin Lane founded this theater company in 1977, making Do Jump! the oldest of its kind in Oregon. Aerial and floor dance/acrobatics are combined with original music to create fresh, new entertainment. If you want to be part of the show, you can contact Robin through the theater's Web site to audition. Classes are available if you just want to learn this exciting new way to express your body. This company is so popular that the theater's performance of Doors! has traveled to New York City.