Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Everybody Reads 2017

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City follows the lives of eight struggling low-income families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Through their stories, Desmond exposes the nation’s eviction epidemic and lays out fresh ideas for solving this devastating problem.

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Matthew Desmond as the culminating event of the 15th annual Everybody Reads program. Lear more about this citywide shared reading experience at

This author event is sponsored in part by A to Z Wineworks, The Standard, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

A New York Times Bestseller, Evicted was also selected as Wall Street Journal’s Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books and Amazon Best Book of the Month. 

“Every once in a while a book comes along that changes the national conversation… Evicted looks to be one of those books.” 
—Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


White Bird presents Che Malambo at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall April 25-26, 2017 at 7:...

Showing: 04/25 - 04/26

Literary Arts presents the 2017 Verselandia! poetry slam at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 04/27

Portland'5 welcomes Kansas to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:30pm,...

Showing: 04/28

Oregon Symphony presents Patti Austin's Homage to Ella Fitzgerald at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 04/29 - 04/30

Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Live Nation welcomes Patton Oswalt to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 05/02

Portland'5 welcomes Eight Blackbird with Bonnie "Prince" Billy to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 05/03