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* This 1,680-seat, year-round venue in downtown Portland consistently brings in the best musical acts — and is a pillar in the city’s thriving music scene.
609 Congress St., Portland.
Portland Ballet Company
* A multi-faceted dance organization that includes educational outreach in addition to its prestigious professional dance company.
517 Forest Ave., Portland.