The Creative City of Roses

Portland, Oregon

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Paramount Theatre

Broadway Theatre

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On back of postcard:
“Lying midway between mountains and the sea, Portland is a clean city of an ideal moderate climate. Well stocked stores line its downtown streets. Over 600 manufacturing industries are located here.”

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (former Paramount)

The Broadway was demolished for the construction  of “1000 Broadway“, a 24-story office building opened to the public in 1991. Built inside the tower was the Broadway Metroplex 4 cinema. It closed in 2011. The Northwest Children’s Theatre moved into the space in 2022.


Postcards part of the Theatre Talk Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Private walks also available.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition