Alberta Abbey

Location

126 NE Alberta
Portland
,
OR
97211
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Our Auditorium, Annex and Piano Lounge has easy wheelchair access and disabled parking. We do have some restrictions on our ballroom because it was built in 1924 and resides in the basement down some stairs.

Website

Description

We are a mixed use event and creative space focused on making ourselves a hub for arts and entertainment in the NE. We offer space for private events and performances. Our auditorium can hold up to 400. Our ballroom is 2800 sq. feet. We are the home of Portland Story Theater and PDX Jazz amongst others.

Future Events

Thursday
Apr
6
2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Friday
Apr
7
2017
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Saturday
Apr
8
2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.

Past Events

Thursday
Dec
8
2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 7:30-10pm
7:30-10pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
Portland's Original Sci-Fi, Comedy, Musical Adventure... FLASH AH-AHHHH! When the Earth is threatened with destruction by the Planet Mongo, Flash Gordon, New York Jets football hero, and his high school sweetheart, Dale Arden, are shanghaied aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocket ship in an attempt to save the planet. But Ming the Merciless, Emperor of Mongo, has other plans, and decides to wed Dale before destroying the Earth. Now, Flash must avoid the amorous advances of Ming's daughter, Aura, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to overthrow Ming, save his love and his planet... And he only has 14 hours to do it all!!! This is an annual celebration of comedy and music. Originally produced with the School of Rock, many of the original musicians have stayed on through the years. The show runs for two weekends only, December 8th through the 16th. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com
Saturday
Oct
22
2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
La Peña Flamenca is proud to present Flamenco en Vivo, an exciting evening of live flamenco music and dance with Carlos Menchaca, Kayla Lyall, Vicente Griego, and Alejandro País. These prominent flamenco artists will create a beautiful dialogue between the profound song, virtuosic guitar, and effervescent dance of Flamenco. Their show aims to bring audiences close to the heart of flamenco, celebrating the spirit of spontaneity and improvisation that is quintessential to this powerful art form. Tickets: $18 Advance $20 At the door $10 Kids (ages 12 and under) To buy tickets, go to flamencoenvivo.bpt.me For more information about this event, you can check out: www.espacioflamencopdx.com www.penaflamenca.org Carlos Andres Menchaca - BAILE Carlos Menchaca began dance classes at age 10 at the Guadalupe Dance Academy and at 16 years old was dancing with the Guadalupe Dance Company. In 2006 Menchaca relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and to work with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company under the direction of Joaquin Encinias. Currently, Menchaca is a soloist dancer for Yjastros as well as an instructor and choreographer for the conservatory of Flamenco Arts and for Tierra Adentro of New Mexico: New Mexico’s premiere school for art and artesania. Menchaca is also a lead dancer and choreographer with La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble, a flamenco collective that has challenged Menchaca in creating experimental and theatric works using flamenco as a medium. Kayla Lyall - BAILE Kayla Lyall began studying flamenco at the National Conservatory of Flamenco Arts in 1999, and continued to study with the Encinias family until she joined Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in 2004. Kayla won the Flamenco Expo during the Festival Flamenco International de Albuquerque in 2005 and 2011. In 2008, she went to Spain to learn about flamenco, studying with influential artists and developing her own flamenco persona. After returning from Spain, Kayla continued to dance with Yjastros, and received a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. She also began collaborating and performing with La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble. Through the UNM Guest Artist Line, Kayla has worked with influential artists such as Carmen La Talegona, Antonio Canales, Jose Maya, Nino de los Reyes, and Concha Jareno. She is a board certified science and dance teacher at Tierra Adentro of New Mexico charter school, and teaches at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts, co-organizing the performance company Teeños Flamencos. Vicente Griego - CANTE Vicente Griego “El Cartucho” has devoted his life to the study of Cante Flamenco, the art of flamenco singing. In 1992, he began touring the US, Canada and Latin America with the Jose Greco II Flamenco Dance Company. He has extensively performed all over the USA from coast to coast in Festival Flamenco International de Albuquerque, Chicago World Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera and the flamenco festivals in Tuscon, Dallas, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and LA. He is the instructor of Cante Flamenco at the National Institute of Flamenco, University of New Mexico and is the exclusive singer for Yjastros Flamenco Company. “El Cartucho is striking for his deep sonorous wails that seem to come from a cavern, someplace deep within his soul.” – Chicago Artist’s Newswww.vicentegriego.com Alejandro Pais Iriart - TOQUE Alejandro Pais Iriart was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the neighborhood of La Boca. Music, the guitar in particular, has always been a part of Alejandro's life. After moving to New Mexico at the age of fourteen, Alejandro studied guitar at Highland High School under Paul Nilsson. After seeing his talent for bossanova, tango, and other folkloric music, Nilsson introduced Ale to his next mentor, Luis Campos, a flamenco and classical guitar teacher who taught him some of the basics. Shortly after graduating high school, he began playing as an assistant instructor at the University of New Mexico, under Eva Encinias-Sandoval. Alejandro has taught himself the music of other guitarists such as Sabicas, Mario Escudero, Diego del Gastor, Moraito, and Chicuelo, among others. He performs as a soloist and as a dance accompanist with several performance groups in New Mexico and Argentina. He has accompanied classes for such artists as Juan Manuel Montoya "Farruquito," Soraya Clavijo, Andres Marin, Jose Galvan, and El Oruco. He has had the opportunity of taking classes with Jesus de Rosario and Anton Jimenez, cantaor Jesule de Utrera, El Entri, Ramon Amador, and Alfredo Lagos amongst others. He has performed in the companies of Alejandro Granados, Antonio Granjero, and Juan Siddi and is currently working on developing new projects and productions for his own company La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble.
Saturday
Mar
26
2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Friday
Mar
25
2016
Friday, March 25, 2016 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Friday, March 25, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Thursday
Mar
24
2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe is a mind bending and heart opening experience where the audience will dine on a vegetarian meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoy a concert by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra in the pitch dark! All the wait staff will be blind. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff. There will be a delicious meal prepared to delight your senses by a local chef. Your heart and mind will be opened as you experience a sensory tasting dinner, celebrate and explore spacial awareness and darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, and your cell phones. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
Friday
Feb
12
2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
We're celebrating Valentine's Day a day early! Join us for the sixth annual Live the Revolution, a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's Safe Routes to School programs. This year, Live the Revolution is on Friday, February 12th at the Alberta Abbey. We have a fantastic lineup of Portland personalities to mesmerize us with their captivating bike tales, raffles full of great gear, delicious pizza, and of course thirst-quenching beverages from Hopworks will be flowing. You don't want to miss this show. More info and tickets here: www.btaoregon.org/bikestories
Saturday
Nov
7
2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 5pm
5pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
PORTLAND LESBIAN CHOIR PRESENTS A FUNDRAISING CABARET: PASSIONS & PITFALLS Nov 7, 2015. Portland’s only lesbian choir kicks off its 30th Season of singing with a cabaret-style fundraising concert on Saturday, Nov 7th at 7:30 pm Passions & Pitfalls showcases a diverse group of singers, from the entire choir to small groups and solos. The theme of this year’s Cabaret is Passions & Pitfalls, Loves Glorious Journey. From the highs of love’s passion to the lows of unrequited feelings it is sure to evoke the very same emotions into the audience in an auditory experience that is sure to delight. The concert is staged by Portland Lesbian Choir’s musical director, Mary McCarty, accompanist, Kim Horenstein, and will feature local musicians. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Ticketleap or at the door. The Abbey will open at 6:30 PM for a no-host cocktail and social hour. The show will start promptly at 7:30PM A silent auction and raffle promise chances to win a number of generously donated prize packages. Local Businesses interested in sponsorship, in-kind donation opportunities or advertising are encouraged to contact Portland Lesbian Choir for more information at portlandlesbianchoir@hotmail.com. The Portland Lesbian Choir is a diverse women’s chorus dedicated to building community and family, creating harmony, and engaging audiences with inspiring musical performance. Celebrating 30 years of song! We are proud to have Gary Boyer as our 30th year Sponor.