About Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

We bring over 1,000 music, theater, dance, and lecture performances to Portland each year because we know that art matters. Art brings joy, inspires the mind, and unites communities. Art changes lives.

As the 5th largest performing arts center in the U.S., we are national leaders in keeping art and culture thriving. Our five venues draw over one million patrons to downtown Portland’s Cultural District and generate an average of $60 million in regional spending every year. With the help of Metro and the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, we are able to connect with the public to offer the performances that are most valuable to our community.

The greater Portland area rests on traditional village sites of many Indigenous Peoples who made their homes and villages here to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the region. We take this opportunity to honor the Indigenous Peoples who cared for this land since time immemorial and their families who continue to remind us that living in a place creates responsibilities to the land, water, air, animals and people of that place.

Read the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts FY 2021-22 Report (pdf)

If you have any questions or comments, send us an email or call 503.248.4335.
Portland’5 mailing address: 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2913.