Located inside the historic Hibernian Hall on Northeast Russell, the Wonder Ballroom has been humming along as one of Portland’s busiest mid-sized concert venues for more than a decade. The room’s 778-person capacity allows it to host a wide variety of acts, from internationally touring folk singers to fast-rising indie rock bands to popular local artists. Offstage, the Wonder offers a top-flight experience, from its Spanish Revival-style architecture and spacious main floor to the full bar, basement café, and unobstructed sightlines from the balcony. Here’s the thing about the Wonder: It’s a comfortable place to see a show. And in a world with plenty of less-than-ideal venues, that’s a beautiful thing. BEN SALMON
128 NE Russell,
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Romantic, Wine/Beer, Late-Night Dining, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Vegetarian Friendly
Happy Hour, Cocktails, Late-Night Dining, Romantic, Wine/Beer, Vegetarian Friendly