2017 National Conference Venues

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Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

921 SW 6th Avenue

Portland, OR 97204


The modern Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is conveniently located in the heart of downtown. The hotel is comprised of two buildings: the landmark Hilton Portland and the upscale Executive Tower with spacious guest rooms and executive level amenities. Highlights of the hotel include a gastro pub that uses repurposed wood and recycled plastic for the furniture, a newly renovated workout facility, and a 24/7 business center. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, authentic restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Nearby attractions include Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the Portland Art Museum, and Powell’s Books.


Portland Center Stage at the Armory

128 NW 11th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209


Portland Center Stage’s theatre, The Gerding Theatre, is located in a recently renovated 1800’s Armory. This building was originally constructed in 1891 and provided local units a space to practice drill maneuvers and featured an underground shooting range. Although it was built for a military purpose, its size allowed for many community events to take place there, such as John Philip Sousa concerts, Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson speeches, and early moving picture shows. By 1928, the Fire Marshal declared that the armory was unsafe and it was then shut down. It sat unsold and unused for the rest of the 20th century, until 2002 when PCS Artistic Director Chris Coleman and Mayor Vera Katz came up with the idea to turn the armory into their new home. Opening in 2006, this newly renovated theatre is home to PCS’s mainstage season and is the first performing arts facility certified by the US Green Building Council as exceeding the requirements for designation as LEED Platinum.


Artists Repertory Theatre at ArtsHub

1515 SW Morrison Street

Portland, OR 97205.


Located in Goose Hollow, this giant red building is home to Artists Repertory Theatre and ArtsHub. While the space originally started off as just housing Artists Repertory Theatre, it now is home to ArtsHub. This collaborative program allows smaller companies to have access to affordable spaces and administration help. The Artists Repertory Theatre and ArtsHub serves as a community center where 25 companies produced 551 events in the last year. This building houses two different intimate venues: the Adler Stage and the Morrison Stage.

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