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Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR 97106
+1 503-225-0047
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Terrible acoustics

Went to see George Clinton the other night with a friend. The sound was terrible. Couldn't hear... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Ronni V
Streetlight Manifesto concert

Fabulous venue for a concert. Well organized, great lighting & effects, and great sound. The... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
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A swing music nightclub.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“concert venue” (3 reviews)
“cool venue” (3 reviews)
“spring loaded” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Portland, OR 97106
+1 503-225-0047
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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
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
Reviewed 13 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
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

1  Thank gavinjd68
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

Thank Satdiver
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
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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, all the great mid-size and bigger bands play here but note - very few places to sit - balcony is 21 and older And fills up as soon as doors open So arrive early and queue up - benches along sides are good seating...More

1  Thank jackwidely
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This site was built in 1914 as the Cotillion Hall as a dance ballroom & was closed during the 1920's in the short-lived persecution of Jazz & related risqué dancing that occurred during that era. Montrose Ringler was the original owner, & the adjoining restaurant,...More

5  Thank John H
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David M
20 October 2015|
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.....