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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Address: 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004
Phone Number: +1 503-274-6564
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Grand Concert Hall

I've attended concerts, lectures, and conferences here. The sound is fine, the decor is lovely, the seats comfortable, the leg room not so great. Sit with both feet on the floor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
BLKinOR
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've attended concerts, lectures, and conferences here. The sound is fine, the decor is lovely, the seats comfortable, the leg room not so great. Sit with both feet on the floor and you will be fine. Don't look down toward the stage if you are in the upper balcony, it looks unnervingly steep. That said, I live here, I sometimes... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, the tickets were free; a friend got me in to hear the symphony last week. We sat in the top row of the lower balcony which is just one aisle down from the bottom row of the upper balcony. I've had orchestra seats here before, so i can now say from experience, not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The acoustics are really good and not really any bad seats, of course that depends on the stage set up sometimes. The Rococo decor is wonderful; it is a restored 1930’s gem. We have enjoyed many entertaining shows at this location. The Oregon symphony and Pops play beautiful, fun and entertaining music. The Christmas events are a tradition.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, close to hotels, restaurants and shopping. We love going here for concerts. Intimate and great sound. Will definitely go back!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concert hall is very nice and there are tours to visit it without a concert on Saturdays mornings. The main group who plays in this hall is the Oregon Symphony with a variety of programs. The sound quality is average and definitely better in the upper parts of the balcony. Dress circle is good but pricey and for some... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The use of cell by the audience was very distracting.The people in back and to the side kept snapping photo with the flash catching the corner of my eye.People using the flashlight and leaving phones screen brightly lit. we spent $250.00 to enjoy Tony Bennett, but get far better courtesy at any theater in town for a 10% the the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stop by and grab a drink before your show. Then take a look around. It's really a nice venue and it really is so Portland!

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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place had me as soon as I saw the marque. Lots of vintage style lights just like back in the day of Garbo and Grant. Feels like walking into a classy palace from a by-gone era. The architecture is eye candy. Not a bad seat in the place. Small, intimate auditorium. And parking is conveniently located across the street,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was there for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The sound was excellent and the seats were just comfortable even though they looked dated. The entire ambiance was very classic. Like 1940's grand-band style.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Schnitz is basically a repurposed, slightly remodeled auditorium - but architecturally and visually interesting and a comfortable place for culture and entertainment. [Take the free tour offered on weekdays and Saturdays for the history and specifics. The next door Center for the Performing Arts is included]. The main lobby is three stories tall with chandeliers and lots of light.... More 

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