Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center
431 N.E. Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 233-7933
Fax: (360) 282-6133
The spires of glass that reach up and pierce the Portland skyline are a testimony to this city's appreciation of both art and function in the architectural styles gracing the downtown and waterfront areas. The Convention Center offers more than 500,000 square feet for accommodating meetings, banquets, exhibits, fairs or shows. During the annual Rose Festival, throngs of excited extroverts from all around the world gather at the OCC to view the floats made from millions of flowers—which tour the city every June in the Grand Floral Parade.
You'll find the Portland Winter Hawks here from September through March. While they're the main attraction on ice, there are other skating shows and competitions here. Concerts and other community events are scheduled throughout the year in this little cousin of the Rose Garden. Located near the Convention Center in Northeast Portland, the stadium is an oval-shaped coliseum encased by a large glass housing. It keeps Portlanders dry and comfortable while they're being entertained. Next to the Rose Garden, it's the biggest draw to the Rose Quarter.
The Leftbank provides ample space that can rented out for various events. From a host of cultural programmes, festivals, fund raisers to private parties and social events, this place makes an excellent venue for all kinds of activities and functions. Check website for rental details.
Benson Polytechnic High School is a public technical school in the Portland Public Schools District. The school has a huge nine acre campus and special emphasis is given to the technical aspect of the curriculum. The school began in 1908 and has a very rich history, which makes it one of the more respected schools in the area. The school also offers many extra-curricular activities and encourages active participation of students in sports, clubs and cultural communities.
Scale the walls at this indoor climbing gym, featuring over 8,000 square feet of wall space filled with plenty of challenges. There is a lead wall that stands 40 feet, two top ropes and boulder climbing areas. The facility also includes a cave. Doing its best to bring the outdoors in, this gym has a second outfit at The Powerplant. Equipment rental is available at an extra cost.
Portland, the City of Roses, is an urban center of brewing creativity. The city is marked by its collection of concert venues, friendly bars, urban parks, museums, and microbreweries.
Cool off in the historic Irvington District and take advantage of yet another Portland pool. This L-shaped, indoor pool will not only cool you; it will keep you out of the sun. There's a diving board and a whirlpool spa. You'll find classes and other events offered at the pool center. Great for a day out with young ones, you'll appreciate the family atmosphere.
At the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, more than 400 young performers make music come to life with a youthful spirit. Performances are held throughout the year and are presented by kids from seven area groups. With a local and national reputation, this symphony can be seen at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. You will be amazed at the talent of these children, who range in age from five to 19 years old. Ticket prices and showtimes vary with each event.
The largest professional theater for children in the United States, this Downtown Portland/City Center theater is known to wow audiences, parents included, with elaborate and exciting performances. Shows at the Keller Auditorium range from mainstays like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little to more innovative works. Children must be at least four years old to attend. Shows can be seen year round, and the offered classes are sure to bring out the drama in anyone.
Since 1925, Melody Ballroom has provided a venue that is spacious, unique and has an old-world charm to it. Spread on 6000 sq.ft, this place is large enough to accommodate 500-800 guests. This elegant and grand place has been host to many events like parties, receptions, weddings, banquets etc. The 3500 sq.ft maple dance floor makes this place a coveted venue. If you are on a look for more intimate area, then the downstairs ballroom, that is spread on 1200 sq.ft is the suitable choice.
Hiding in the basement of Buckman School is this community pool. Named for Cyrus Buckman, a school board member and orchardist, the school is surrounded by the community garden center, Buckman Field. The 20-yard pool offers swim and water exercise classes as well as lap and open swim sessions. Just a quick jaunt across the Burnside Bridge, this pool is a great place to get away for a little water fitness.
Set up as a mail order catalog by entrepreneur Henry J. Ottenheimer, the John Cash Store further expanded its horizons. They have been providing fresh produce and cold storage facilities for decades. The Rose City Storage and Wine Vaults is an extension of the John Cash Store that specializes in wine vaults. A highlighting feature is their climate controlled vaults. They also offer a catalog of moving, packing and shipping supplies. It has been registered as a historically-noteworthy structure by the City of Portland and the State of Oregon.