Portland Theatre Scene

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What’s On

Here’s a list of Portland theatres.


What We Do

Portland Theatre Scene is your source for independent news, reviews and commentary on live theatre in Portland, Oregon.  We also cover shows in Ashland, Seattle, Chicago, New York and other points unknown.

As traditional media crater and arts booster blogs proliferate, it’s harder than ever to find knowledgeable guidance on what to see.  A lot of today’s theatre coverage reads like a press release written by high school interns. So count on us to cut through that noise.  With a Hattori Hanzo-style pen.

You’ll find no paid advertising, no conflicts of interest, no lengthy discussions about how to best apply lipstick to that adorable pig.  Our mission is to help audience members dodge the land mines.

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

Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet (1988)

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