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Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Best Local Performing Arts Stage

What can I say about the Armory...Wow. One of the oldest buildings in Portland, and yes it was an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed R
Great Theater

Our experiences over years of attending theater are that the plays and actors are, for the most... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Portland Center Stage at The Armory is the largest theater company in Portland that produces fully professional theatrical production for the community, and is one of the 20 largest regional theater companies in the United States. There are two...more
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128 NW 11th Ave, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say about the Armory...Wow. One of the oldest buildings in Portland, and yes it was an armory, hosting the first regiment army in 1888. It is on the National Registry Of Historic Places. There is so much more historically to know about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed R
PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed and wonderful review! We are so fortunate to call a historic landmark in the most incredible city home. We hope to see you at the theater again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experiences over years of attending theater are that the plays and actors are, for the most part. Every once in a while there will be a clinker play. The recent Color Purple was one of the best.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

It isn't a large menu but the food is good and the service was excellent. Beer, wine, and cocktails are available but, again, a limited menu. But you can't beat the Armory Cafe if you need some quick eats and a drink or two before...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeffrey W
PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Love this! Be sure to check out our happy hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. before each evening performance for $7 select cocktails, $1 off beer and wine, and a happy hour food menu. Bonus! Pre-order from the happy hour food menu for easy pick up at...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Gerding Theater is located in the historic First Regiment Armory Building. We didn't see a play at the theater, but loved the look of the old building, dating back to 1891. Very cool building.

Date of experience: October 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much! We hope you can join us for a show -- check out our season lineup at pcs.org.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

We have enjoyed their plays and musicals for the most part. There have been a few clunckers. We went to a musical which for my hearing purposes is good. We stopped attending plays (and being a subscriber) when their hearing impaired system was not satisfactory....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for such a detailed review! Our assistive hearing device system was upgraded in 2015 and we also now offer open captioned performances which are usually scheduled for the final Saturday matinee of each production. This service makes it possible for those with partial...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We absolutely love this place and it's a beautiful building! We have enjoyed several plays in the last year and always come away happy. The staff is terrific and the food and drink options are fun, thoughtful and reasonable priced. There is not a bad...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks so much! We hope you can join us again for a show and check out our new happy hour from 5:30-6:30 every day!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Probably the best theater in Oregon and Washington. We attend many productions a year. Always something for everyone. The performances are high quality and well worth the ticket price. Season tickets are well worth it if you can get a good seat assignment. Otherwise, take...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you so much, John! You are right - season ticket purchased before individual tickets go on sale to the public get the best seats and enjoy unlimited free exchanges. And yes! You can usually get great seats right before the show, too. We hope...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Portland Center Stage is one of my favorite venues in town. The remodel of the historic Amory building is wonderful. It is open, inviting and warm. There is plenty of preshow seating for drinks and a snack. The food and drinks are a bit spendy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks so much for such a thoughtful and detailed review. We're so glad you loved "The Color Purple" and we hope to see you at the theater again soon! We hear you on parking - our favorite parking garage is The Brewery Blocks parking garage:...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Nice facility...modern with that wood blended with bare concrete vibe. Seems like more mainstream theatre. I got a last minute ticket for Color Purple (outstanding performance). Modern seating that are reasonably comfortable. Small enough, no bad seats even in balcony (2 rows). Like most newer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thanks for the kind words! We hear you about long lines, though! We make every effort to get everyone through and always wait to start the show until the line has cleared. We hope to see you at the theater again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2018

I came here to watch a show being performed on the stage. It is a nice, clean place. They have a lot of food places to choose from. I like how there are places to go to that are close. Like the park for kids.

Date of experience: June 2018
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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks so much! We may be biased, but we think we have the best location in town and we love all our neighborhood restaurants. Hope to see you at the theater again soon!

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John W
31 January 2018|
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Go to the website and see. Google "Portland Center Stage at The Armory." TripAdvisor will not allow me to add the URL, but it will show up for you.
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Sandra R
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Hello Sandra, The Mark Spencer Hotel is the official hotel partner of Portland Center Stage and an excellent choice - it is very close to the Armory. You can find all sorts of information about hotels and attractions near... More
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