Portland Ovations programs artists and performances in venues all around Greater Portland, matching the right venue that best suits the performance and its audience. Scroll down to browse the many venues we have occupied over the years.
Edward Payson Park is a delightful multi-functional 48-acre public green space that sits along the shores of Back Cove in Portland. It Is bordered by Ocean Avenue to the north and Baxter Boulevard to the south and offers beautiful views of Portland’s skyline. The perfect spot for a picnic, Payson Park is also home to baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, the Longfellow Arboretum, children’s play areas, and a community garden.
Deering Oaks Park
A refreshing oasis amidst the city of Portland, Deering Oaks Park is a historic public park spanning 55 acres complete with sun-dappled winding pathways, towering white oak trees and a charming 1911 arched footbridge. The perfect locale for a pond-side picnic in the park, Deering Oaks was designed and built in 1879 and continues to serve as one of the most pristine outdoor venues downtown Portland has to offer.
Mechanics' Hall Ballroom
John Ford Auditorium
Housed inside historic Portland High School at 264 Cumberland Avenue, the 576-seat John Ford Auditorium is a true community space, serving not only students but also numerous organizations throughout the city.