Portland Theater Scene

The Portland theater scene is vibrant, busy and diverse. On any given night, residents and visitors can find theaters showing Broadway hits, educational extravaganzas, musical masterpieces and other things to do. With more than a dozen major theaters, there is never a shortage of shows in Portland.

Visitors can expect to find themselves facing the challenge of which show to see from among an extensive list of appealing options. Fortunately, many theaters in Portland make it easy for theatergoers to know where to look first for their preferred styles and interests.

For example, the Artists Repertory Theatre likes to highlight newer theatrical pieces. The Broadway Rose Theatre Company fills their slate with Broadway-esque shows, musical revues, family-friendly favorites and traditional holiday shows.  The Milagro Theater specializes in works relevant to Latino culture while the Bag & Baggage Company performs almost exclusively classics.

Among these superb niche groups, three Portland theaters stand out for all-around best offerings and visitor convenience for those hoping to catch a show while they are in town.