Revolution Hall is a state-of-the-art concert venue / performing arts center which sits at the heart of Washington High School. Founded in 1906 as Eastside High, the school was renamed in 1909 and moved to the iconic brick landmark – where it stands today. The existing building was rebuilt in 1924 after a fire destroyed the majority of the original building. The school boasts many notable alumni such as food-enthusiast / chef / author James Beard and the twice decorated Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling.
The school was closed in 1981 due to low enrollment. The facility was occasionally used for various purposes but remained predominantly vacant over the years. Since its purchase in 2013, the 113,000+ square foot building has been completely renovated and restored to accommodate offices, bars, two cafes, flex-use space + the historic auditorium. Topping off the project (literally), the Roof Deck Terrace Bar, open April thru October, offers the best 360 degree views of Portland bar-none + a BBQ in the summer for locals, show goers, and tourist alike.
Revolution Hall and its adjoining spaces are owned and operated as a partnership between Mississippi Studios & Polaris Hall (Jim Brunberg / Kevin Cradock) and True West (Mark Adler).