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Portland Performing ArtsThe Portland'5 Centers for the Arts is the focal point for the city's major cultural events and a top destination for visitors. Unlike many such centers, this is a complex with three buildings in separate locations, which helps when planning your list of things to do on your visit. Locations include the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Antoinette Hatfield Hall and the Keller Auditorium.

A Tour of the Centers for the Arts

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, S.W. Broadway at Main Street, is a restored 1928 vaudeville house where the Oregon Symphony performs. “The Schnitz” features other musical concerts, dance and touring shows. If you love this era, then make sure to add this to your vacation stops.

Directly across the street from “the Schnitz” is Antoinette Hatfield Hall, which encompasses three performance spaces: the 304-seat Dolores Winningstad Theatre, the 880-seat Newmark Theatre and the 200-seat Brunish Theatre. These theaters are the hosts for performances by the Portland Opera and a number of choral and orchestral groups. It makes the perfect romantic night out when you're looking for things for couples to do.

When you travel to Portland, check out the Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., which showcases performances by the Oregon Ballet Theatre and various national touring groups. For ticket and schedule information for the entire complex phone (800) 273-5538. You could consider including this when you book vacation packages.

Chamber Music Northwest, (503) 223-3202, performs concerts during June and July at Reed College and Portland State University if you want things to do in Portland at that time of year. The Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., hosts performances by the Portland Center Stage theater company in two theaters—the 590-seat U.S. Bank Main Stage and 190-seat Ellyn Bye Studio. Keep that in mind when planning your trip.

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Portland, OR

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Travel Information

City Population



77 ft.

Sales Tax

Oregon levies no sales tax. The Portland area has a lodging tax of up to 14.5 percent.



Police (non-emergency)

(503) 823-3333


Adventist Medical Center, (503) 257-2500; Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, (503) 413-2200; Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, (503) 413-7711; OHSU Hospital, (503) 494-8311.

Visitor Information

877 S.W. Taylor St. Portland, OR 97205. Phone:(503)275-8355 or (888)503-3291

Air Travel

Cheap airline flights can be found from cities all over the country.

Rental Cars

Several rental car agencies serve the Portland area. Hertz, (503) 528-7900 (airport), (503) 249-5727 (downtown) or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak passenger train terminal is at 800 N.W. Sixth Ave.; phone (800) 872-7245.


Cabs must be hired by phone or at taxi stations, although a few will answer a hail from the street in the downtown business district. Companies include Broadway Cab Co., (503) 333-3333; and Radio Cab, (503) 227-1212. Fares are metered. Most taxi services charge $3-$5 for one person for the first .1 mile then $2.60 for each additional mile and a $1 fee for each additional passenger.

Public Transportation

Transportation by bus, streetcar or light-rail is available in Portland.

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