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Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR 97106
+1 503-225-0047
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Culture and Entertainment

This venue is a wonderful combination of culture, art, history, and entertainment, as all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Megan H
via mobile
Steel Panther Concert

Came here for the Steel Panther show. We stayed at thw Crystal Hotel which gets you in 15 minutes... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Ron C
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A swing music nightclub.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cool venue” (3 reviews)
“spring loaded” (2 reviews)
“crystal hotel” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 02:30
LOCATION
Portland, OR 97106
Downtown
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+1 503-225-0047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is a wonderful combination of culture, art, history, and entertainment, as all McMenamins locations. I really like the paintings on the walls.

1  Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Came here for the Steel Panther show. We stayed at thw Crystal Hotel which gets you in 15 minutes before the show. The venue is pretty cool , has seating in the balcoy and lots of bars with cold beer and drinks . I will...More

1  Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went to see George Clinton the other night with a friend. The sound was terrible. Couldn't hear anything but bass and drums. After a few songs, we went downstairs to the bar and watched the video stream. Very disappointing.

Thank Ronni V
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous venue for a concert. Well organized, great lighting & effects, and great sound. The floating dance floor is so much easier on your knees & joints... so you're not achy the next day after jumping around all night! Lots of cool artwork & history...More

Thank cjptara
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a Mcmenamins that is in the heart of the city. They offer an assortment of different events and concerts here. Every time I've been here I haven't been disappointed!! The upstairs is beautiful which features a HUGE room with a spring-loaded wood dance...More

Thank Maryann M
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We travelled to Portland to see the new years show by Brandi Carlile who always seems to pick cool venues and this is no exception. My biggest complaint is that the stage is too low, and while I'm 5'11" and didnt really have too much...More

2  Thank gavinjd68
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A group of us from several different states decided to get together for the Brandi Carlisle concert on New Year's Eve at the Crystal Ballroom. General admission tickets were all that were available at about $90 a piece. Not a problem, or so we thought....More

1  Thank Satdiver
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went for the 80's Video Dance attack which is a dance they regularly have were you come in your 80s regalia and dance ! It was so much fun. We got there early and found free parking about a block away. We ate at...More

Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I agree with others in that there's not a lot of places to sit. I'm not getting any younger so needing a seat was vital. It is a great place to have a concert though. The sound is great and the venue is just cool....More

Thank KendraDawnRN
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to a concert (Explosions in the Sky) on labor day weekend. Had a wonderful time and thought the venue was great, at least from the front row. There are a few caveats though. 1) Parking downtown is a nightmare. My wife and I solved...More

2  Thank _jakevanwinkle
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
Portland likes to think of it's self as lgbt friendly . not familiar with community but , you would have no problem with whatever it is you prefer. good luck and happy motoring.....
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