A Time-Honored Commitment to the Performing Arts

We are a non-profit performing arts organization in Portland connecting artists and audiences through diverse arts experiences. Connections happen both onstage and off as we strive to make performing arts, theater, music, and dance an integral part of our community.

Our unique mix of live performances and more intimate workshops, lectures, masterclasses, and School-Time Performances have delighted, inspired, and educated since 1931. Our venues span historic and modern theaters, galleries, and classrooms to ensure the best possible experience for both you and the artists.

Join us, and be thoroughly entertained by live performances spanning the traditional to the contemporary, the popular to the unexpected.

Our Vision

To inspire a curious and imaginative community where the experience of the performing arts is a vital part of every day life.

Our Mission

Portland Ovations contributes to the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of our community by presenting an array of high quality performing artists from around the world and creating diverse educational experiences that bring the enjoyment, energy and enrichment of the arts to all.

Our Core Values

  • We believe cultural enrichment should be accessible to all
  • We provide quality live arts performances and educational experiences
  • We engage our community with integrity and compassion.
  • We collaborate with other arts organizations, nonprofits, education systems and the business sector to promote cultural enrichment and lifelong learning.
  • We celebrate the power and virtuosity of the performing arts.
  • We sustain a staff and board who are thoughtful, committed, enthusiastic and fiscally responsible.