Roseland Theater

★★★★★
  • 8 NW Sixth Ave

    Portland, OR 97201

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  • 503-224-2038

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I've been to the Roseland many times, going back almost 10 years. Most of the bands I like are booked exclusively at the Roseland when they visit Portland, so they always have a great lineup of bands there. First of all, before anything

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I've been to the Roseland many times, going back almost 10 years. Most of the bands I like are booked exclusively at the Roseland when they visit Portland, so they always have a great lineup of bands there. First of all, before anything

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If you buy a ticket for a show here, make sure you know what you are buying. We had tickets to a show that drew an (ahem) older crowd (us included). The tickets were general admission - we were unaware when we bought them that there was

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If you buy a ticket for a show here, make sure you know what you are buying. We had tickets to a show that drew an (ahem) older crowd (us included). The tickets were general admission - we were unaware when we bought them that there was

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So basically, I have been going there for years. I saw my first and my last concerts at the roseland, my deceased big brother worked there for a few years as a security guard and this is about the only place I and my family can see

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So basically, I have been going there for years. I saw my first and my last concerts at the roseland, my deceased big brother worked there for a few years as a security guard and this is about the only place I and my family can see

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As others have already said, the Roseland is almost worth SKIPPING because of the bad experience security can create. They can take a $40-$100 or more spend and turn it into a frustrating bullying distraction.\r
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A friend (a cop) told me

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As others have already said, the Roseland is almost worth SKIPPING because of the bad experience security can create. They can take a $40-$100 or more spend and turn it into a frustrating bullying distraction.\r
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A friend (a cop) told me

Pros: Great bands play there

Cons: Cramped venue, upstairs secruity pushy

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Hi my name is **** and I wanted to follow up on an incident that occurred last night at the Hollywood Undead show. First off I took a friend to this show as a birthday present and spent $70 on tickets. The reason I'm writing you is

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Hi my name is **** and I wanted to follow up on an incident that occurred last night at the Hollywood Undead show. First off I took a friend to this show as a birthday present and spent $70 on tickets. The reason I'm writing you is

Pros: no pros. nothing good to say

Cons: just dont go here

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Of course, the show was great. We are right in his demographics.\r
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The people at the Roseland were very nice to us. Maybe it's that this show draws an older crowd? But everyone from the bartender telling my wife all about the

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Of course, the show was great. We are right in his demographics.\r
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The people at the Roseland were very nice to us. Maybe it's that this show draws an older crowd? But everyone from the bartender telling my wife all about the

Pros: Cosy place with nice people

Cons: The area is slightly seedy.

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The only thing going for this venue is space and it's balcony. This venue has ample room for moshing and general crazyness by the stage. However it is quite hard to find a place to see the stage on the camped main floor. The balcony is

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The only thing going for this venue is space and it's balcony. This venue has ample room for moshing and general crazyness by the stage. However it is quite hard to find a place to see the stage on the camped main floor. The balcony is

Pros: space, balcony

Cons: location, space

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I've been to MMA events in arenas that were more comfy, but they don't have the hometown feel of the Roseland.

This was my first FCFF event, and they kept the fights coming and didn't lose our attention at all.

Plenty of crowd enthusiasm

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I've been to MMA events in arenas that were more comfy, but they don't have the hometown feel of the Roseland.

This was my first FCFF event, and they kept the fights coming and didn't lose our attention at all.

Plenty of crowd enthusiasm

Pros: Quick pace of fights, lotta matches for the $$$

Cons: Long wait to get thru i.d. check, $34 a bit stiff for SRO

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My (sober) self slipped on the beer-covered stairs leading down to the main level and almost had my arm pulled out of its socket by the aggressive, surly security guard. I will never see another show here!

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My (sober) self slipped on the beer-covered stairs leading down to the main level and almost had my arm pulled out of its socket by the aggressive, surly security guard. I will never see another show here!

Cons: Like visiting a fascist state

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Security did NOTHING to help my brother who got attacked right outside. They watched and did nothing!!! He was seriously injured! They lied to him and said they called the cops, but they didnt. The cop WE called said that the Roseland is

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Security did NOTHING to help my brother who got attacked right outside. They watched and did nothing!!! He was seriously injured! They lied to him and said they called the cops, but they didnt. The cop WE called said that the Roseland is

Pros: They bring in good music, but its NOT worth it

Cons: HORRIBLE SECURITY & STAFF, SKETCHY LOCATION

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Just saw Blondie and the band was GREAT! \r
I've read many reviews of the Roseland, and a lot were negative so I was a little bit aprehensive. The staff seemed friendly enough to myself and my girlfriend, but we are not the kind of

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Just saw Blondie and the band was GREAT! \r
I've read many reviews of the Roseland, and a lot were negative so I was a little bit aprehensive. The staff seemed friendly enough to myself and my girlfriend, but we are not the kind of

Pros: Old bands get new life!

Cons: iv use in bathroom

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I won't attend a show at the Roseland again. I had a seat upstairts in the balcony with some friends and my spouse. I left my seat to use the restroom. When I tried to return to my seat I was told I could not go back upstairs. I

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I won't attend a show at the Roseland again. I had a seat upstairts in the balcony with some friends and my spouse. I left my seat to use the restroom. When I tried to return to my seat I was told I could not go back upstairs. I

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so, I would hate to be in this joint if there was a fire... Exiting after the show was a b**ch.\r
but all in all it was a pretty good venue for the show. Flogging Molly played to the hilt and the closeness was very much like I remember

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so, I would hate to be in this joint if there was a fire... Exiting after the show was a b**ch.\r
but all in all it was a pretty good venue for the show. Flogging Molly played to the hilt and the closeness was very much like I remember

Pros: good sound and fun crowd

Cons: crowded

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The show was good, the band was amazing, however the people that ran the place were absolute jerks for no apparent reason. We called in regards as to when to show up for the show, the message that we got said that the doors open at 8,

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The show was good, the band was amazing, however the people that ran the place were absolute jerks for no apparent reason. We called in regards as to when to show up for the show, the message that we got said that the doors open at 8,

Cons: The staff was really unpleasant for no reason.

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I think that this is a GREAT venue to watch shows, good acoustics, is relatively small (in a good way) provides a little more 'intimate' feel with the artists. It's cool that it's all ages but that they have 2 bars (upstairs and

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I think that this is a GREAT venue to watch shows, good acoustics, is relatively small (in a good way) provides a little more 'intimate' feel with the artists. It's cool that it's all ages but that they have 2 bars (upstairs and

Pros: Good acoustics, good size venue

Cons: Staff

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"went to SNOOP the other night, and had a blast, even though snoop played for maybe 20 monutes at most-booooo--- but i found the security to be way cool. Guy by the stage once again, way awesome, helped me out more than once !

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"went to SNOOP the other night, and had a blast, even though snoop played for maybe 20 monutes at most-booooo--- but i found the security to be way cool. Guy by the stage once again, way awesome, helped me out more than once !

Pros: security kicks %$#

Cons: no where to smoke if under 21 yrs

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We went to a B52s concert here, so perhaps the concert-goers for this show were exceptionally nice and polite. The staff barely looked into my bag, just asking if I had a camera. No one patted me down or checked my pockets. It did get hot,

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We went to a B52s concert here, so perhaps the concert-goers for this show were exceptionally nice and polite. The staff barely looked into my bag, just asking if I had a camera. No one patted me down or checked my pockets. It did get hot,

Pros: excellent view of the band, wherever you are

Cons: hot, can't get a drink on the main floor for all ages shows

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i have vowed never to attend another show at the roseland many times but since the crystal ballroom seems to book lame shows lately i am forced to go to the roseland that happens to be in one of the worst locations in town. crackheads and

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i have vowed never to attend another show at the roseland many times but since the crystal ballroom seems to book lame shows lately i am forced to go to the roseland that happens to be in one of the worst locations in town. crackheads and

Pros: great mix of music genres

Cons: location, sound and small bar

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I always tell myself that I will never go to the Roseland again but since the Crystal Ballroom, the only comparably sized venue, fails to book decent bands these days, I have to go to the Roseland.\r
First of all, If you are seeing

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I always tell myself that I will never go to the Roseland again but since the Crystal Ballroom, the only comparably sized venue, fails to book decent bands these days, I have to go to the Roseland.\r
First of all, If you are seeing

Pros: Good bands, good beer, good people

Cons: Bad sound, horrible neighborhood, difficult to get to the bar, expensive shows

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The Roseland Theater is an awesome place to go to get close to your idols. With general admission you can always be front row. Perfectly sized for the shows being put on and security is not only great it almost seems as if the long lines

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The Roseland Theater is an awesome place to go to get close to your idols. With general admission you can always be front row. Perfectly sized for the shows being put on and security is not only great it almost seems as if the long lines

Pros: Great View

Cons: Gets Very Hot

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Tuesday 10-30-07 Kid Rock concert: First time at the Roseland, one of my best concert experiences yet! After reading reviews on the Roseland, will admit was more than a bit nervouse. I did not experience any of the horrors I read about.

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Tuesday 10-30-07 Kid Rock concert: First time at the Roseland, one of my best concert experiences yet! After reading reviews on the Roseland, will admit was more than a bit nervouse. I did not experience any of the horrors I read about.

Pros: small venue, upfront and personal from every seat, quick exit.

Cons: Seating exclusive to the Balcony, standing room only on the floor.

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Let me start by saying that the building is nice, the sound system is reasonable, and the bands are quite good. However, the service is terrible. I hate to pay ticket service fees, so I tried to buy tickets, but even though another

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Let me start by saying that the building is nice, the sound system is reasonable, and the bands are quite good. However, the service is terrible. I hate to pay ticket service fees, so I tried to buy tickets, but even though another

Pros: Good bands, reasonable building, reasonable sound

Cons: Very poor service

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I went to the Roseland to see Megadeth on 09/09/07 and didn't get to see the band at all. The reason? Security threw ME out for something I did not do! When one of the opening bands was playing, there was too much moshing going on. This

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I went to the Roseland to see Megadeth on 09/09/07 and didn't get to see the band at all. The reason? Security threw ME out for something I did not do! When one of the opening bands was playing, there was too much moshing going on. This

Pros: There really isn't any.

Cons: HORRIBLE SECURITY, squishy, violent freaks, ripoff

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I went to the roseland theatre to see "Sound of the Underground". To start off, when you get in they pat you down, and when you finnally get in, its crowded and the sound is extremely loud! Security is extremely pushy and rude. Watch

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I went to the roseland theatre to see "Sound of the Underground". To start off, when you get in they pat you down, and when you finnally get in, its crowded and the sound is extremely loud! Security is extremely pushy and rude. Watch

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I went to see Bob Weir and RatDog a couple years ago and when I left the venue I SWORE I'd NEVER return... Poor air circulation... wait, did I say NO air circulation?? Smoking was downstairs but because of the poor ventilation it was

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I went to see Bob Weir and RatDog a couple years ago and when I left the venue I SWORE I'd NEVER return... Poor air circulation... wait, did I say NO air circulation?? Smoking was downstairs but because of the poor ventilation it was

Cons: Atmosphere, air quality, comfort, crowded, security, price... need I go on?

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Despite the fact that it gets some top caliber acts, the Roseland is the worst venue in town. I've been to about a dozen events there in the last 5 years and my experience has been consistently terrible (and not because the acts sucked,

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Despite the fact that it gets some top caliber acts, the Roseland is the worst venue in town. I've been to about a dozen events there in the last 5 years and my experience has been consistently terrible (and not because the acts sucked,

Pros: Sometimes some good acts

Cons: draconian security, bad service, poorly mixed over-priced drinks

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This is a great place to see live music.\r
Sometimes the low end causes the place to rattle but most of the time it sounds good.\r
The security is a bit overhanded sometimes.\r
They don't manage the door very well.\r
But all in all a good

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This is a great place to see live music.\r
Sometimes the low end causes the place to rattle but most of the time it sounds good.\r
The security is a bit overhanded sometimes.\r
They don't manage the door very well.\r
But all in all a good

Pros: Good booking of shows

Cons: security and door management

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I've seen quite a few shows at the Roseland (and when it was known as the Starry Night). It was never a "wine & cheese" type of place. It's a semi-intimate rock 'n' roll venue, best suited to guitar-based rock bands. If you want to get

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I've seen quite a few shows at the Roseland (and when it was known as the Starry Night). It was never a "wine & cheese" type of place. It's a semi-intimate rock 'n' roll venue, best suited to guitar-based rock bands. If you want to get

Pros: True rock 'n' roll experience, feels a little dangerous but never any problems for me.

Cons: Walk briskly from your parking spot; the neighborhood's a bit dodgy.

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i just went to keak da sneak and it was so sick but not as good as E-40 but it was still a sick but besides that the people where cool i didnt have problems with security ands everything was goin great. but after a gun fight broke out it

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i just went to keak da sneak and it was so sick but not as good as E-40 but it was still a sick but besides that the people where cool i didnt have problems with security ands everything was goin great. but after a gun fight broke out it

Pros: really good bass

Cons: none

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This place has the worst concept of sound quality for live shows I've ever heard. Maxing out the volume is not a way to achieve good sound. It distorts, masks and ruins the sound to do that. Roseland needs to get some serious sound

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This place has the worst concept of sound quality for live shows I've ever heard. Maxing out the volume is not a way to achieve good sound. It distorts, masks and ruins the sound to do that. Roseland needs to get some serious sound

Cons: terrible sound, rude staff, overpriced

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9-21-05. I saw Ashlee Simpson there almost a year ago now and it was my first time at the Roseland Theater and it was great!!!! Sure I don't like how you couldn't use digital cameras and they would take your batteries so I have bad

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9-21-05. I saw Ashlee Simpson there almost a year ago now and it was my first time at the Roseland Theater and it was great!!!! Sure I don't like how you couldn't use digital cameras and they would take your batteries so I have bad

Pros: good views from anywhere, quick security(atleast when I was there)

Cons: no digital cameras, parking, and there are some strange people walking around

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Went to see a show there in July 2006. The sound was horrible, the staff was extremely rude!! The band, Thievery Corporation sounded blurred, it was WAY WAY to loud, the treble was off the charts.\r
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I will NEVER see a show at this hell

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Went to see a show there in July 2006. The sound was horrible, the staff was extremely rude!! The band, Thievery Corporation sounded blurred, it was WAY WAY to loud, the treble was off the charts.\r
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I will NEVER see a show at this hell

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It's a great place to see some of the best rock acts, but the venue itself is not without it's problems. for one, the security is a bit over the top....I brought a couple bags because me and my sis got back from a trip and didnt have time

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It's a great place to see some of the best rock acts, but the venue itself is not without it's problems. for one, the security is a bit over the top....I brought a couple bags because me and my sis got back from a trip and didnt have time

Pros: some big name rock acts appear here;

Cons: poor air conditioning, tight security, everything is charged

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It baffles me how users of this site and local 'zines continually recommend Roseland as a venue to catch live music. The acoustics are awful, usually way to treble heavy (you'll need earplugs for an acoustic set). The staff is rude to a

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It baffles me how users of this site and local 'zines continually recommend Roseland as a venue to catch live music. The acoustics are awful, usually way to treble heavy (you'll need earplugs for an acoustic set). The staff is rude to a

Cons: Bad acoustics, Flat Beer, Bad Mixed Drinks

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We looked forward to seeing the great Buddy Guy, blues legend. Once he and his band began to play, we only saw him. Didn't hear him because the sound was blasting my spouse and me away with such fervor that our ears were screaming for

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We looked forward to seeing the great Buddy Guy, blues legend. Once he and his band began to play, we only saw him. Didn't hear him because the sound was blasting my spouse and me away with such fervor that our ears were screaming for

Pros: nada, nil, none

Cons: sound, seating, prices

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I think the roseland is and excellent place to see your favorite bands up close and personal. be prepared though. if it's a sold out show it can be cramped and hot. i went to see disturbed and once i was in there was no backing out.

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I think the roseland is and excellent place to see your favorite bands up close and personal. be prepared though. if it's a sold out show it can be cramped and hot. i went to see disturbed and once i was in there was no backing out.

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what??

no website i have been looking for 30min where is it?

get it
bob

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what??

no website i have been looking for 30min where is it?

get it
bob

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I've made a vow never to go to the Rose Garden again. I guess I'm too old to spend an hour and a half looking through binoculars to see flea sized people perform slick, canned shows. Go see some great talent like Nickel Creek at an

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I've made a vow never to go to the Rose Garden again. I guess I'm too old to spend an hour and a half looking through binoculars to see flea sized people perform slick, canned shows. Go see some great talent like Nickel Creek at an

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October 23rd 2005, we went to a show here, one of many over the years. I ordered tickets through TicketsWest, but was told by a highly rude and unprofessional staffer that one of the tickets was not genuine and was denied entry. Apparently

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October 23rd 2005, we went to a show here, one of many over the years. I ordered tickets through TicketsWest, but was told by a highly rude and unprofessional staffer that one of the tickets was not genuine and was denied entry. Apparently

Pros: location, great acts

Cons: unprofessional, bad service, hostile staff

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I have lived in Portland my whole life and been to the Roseland many many times but this last show finally took me over the edge. The Roseland is the worst Venue in the Portland area. The security guards are the rudest people I have ever

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I have lived in Portland my whole life and been to the Roseland many many times but this last show finally took me over the edge. The Roseland is the worst Venue in the Portland area. The security guards are the rudest people I have ever

Cons: rude, bad sound, waste of money

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Interpol 2/13. Got there on time and got a balcony seat. Like earlier reviews say, there isn't a bad spot in the house-unless you're under 5'6 or so. Balcony was PERFECT. Smoking wasn't allowed in the actual arena, but downstairs and out,

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Interpol 2/13. Got there on time and got a balcony seat. Like earlier reviews say, there isn't a bad spot in the house-unless you're under 5'6 or so. Balcony was PERFECT. Smoking wasn't allowed in the actual arena, but downstairs and out,

Pros: small, plentiful bathrooms, no smoking

Cons: park on street, look out for pimps, pricey beer

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Sure, the Roseland theater is in need a few repairs but overall it always provides a great evening. They book a variety of musical acts. Some of my best concert memories have come from the Roseland both under its current name and when

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Sure, the Roseland theater is in need a few repairs but overall it always provides a great evening. They book a variety of musical acts. Some of my best concert memories have come from the Roseland both under its current name and when

Pros: great variety, good drinks, great atmosphere

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I was expecting an opener fot the 8/30/03 show. When I bought my tickets there was still an opener in the listings. It was not until I arrived and the headliner had started that I realized that the band I came to see would not be

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I was expecting an opener fot the 8/30/03 show. When I bought my tickets there was still an opener in the listings. It was not until I arrived and the headliner had started that I realized that the band I came to see would not be

Pros: food, beer

Cons: poor signage, no understanding, jerky management

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The Roseland is a great venue, but since 2000, the then-newly contracted BRAVO SECURITY constantly drag down the quality of the overall shows. You shouldn't need to worry about getting kicked out for, God forbid, being a fan of a band

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The Roseland is a great venue, but since 2000, the then-newly contracted BRAVO SECURITY constantly drag down the quality of the overall shows. You shouldn't need to worry about getting kicked out for, God forbid, being a fan of a band

Pros: Good Metal Bands, Good Sound, GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Cons: Jerk Security Guards, BRAVO SECURITY=NAZIS, BRaVO SECURITY SUCKS

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Roseland gets some of my favorite bands but overcharges for them and doesn't promote enought local talent. There should be a local opener on every show, and tickets should be more affordable! The building gets too smokey as well.

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Roseland gets some of my favorite bands but overcharges for them and doesn't promote enought local talent. There should be a local opener on every show, and tickets should be more affordable! The building gets too smokey as well.

Pros: Good Parking, Good National Acts

Cons: Not Enough Local Acts, Expensive!, Smokey. (yuk!)

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I want to tell you people that the roseland is the best place to go for any concert and anything you want to do. mostly because its so big and you can eat good fresh cooked food, get earplugs if your hearing is to loud, and best of all the

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I want to tell you people that the roseland is the best place to go for any concert and anything you want to do. mostly because its so big and you can eat good fresh cooked food, get earplugs if your hearing is to loud, and best of all the

Pros: good servece, good food, good music

 

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