Welcome to Portland, Oregon


Top Stories

March 29, 2017 Is Broadway the right place for SWEAT?

February 6, 2017 Review: ASTORIA at Portland Center Stage is a wooden historical melodrama

January 18, 2017 Disjecta’s Founder Bryan Suereth explains the story behind his ouster

More drama on the blog


What’s On




What We Do

Portland Theatre Scene is your only source for independent news, reviews and commentary on live theatre in Portland, Oregon.  We also cover shows in Ashland, Oregon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Seattle, Chicago and New York.

As traditional media crater and small town booster blogs proliferate, it can be hard to find knowledgeable guidance on what theatre to see.  When so much of today’s arts coverage reads like a press release, count on us to cut through the noise and tell it like it is.

Here you’ll find no advertising, no conflicts of interest, no lengthy discussions about what shade of lipstick looks best on that pig.  Our mission is to help audience members dodge the land mines and find something worth paying for.


There will be drama

“They’re only words… unless they’re true.”

Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet (1988)

We hope you enjoy the show


Get Started

Featuring your show – for FREE

We love to feature great looking show images above under the What’s On header.  To be considered, please email show details and a striking image.

Comments?  Questions?  Demands?  Fake news?