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New Portland Venue to AEG Presents and Monqui Presents to Open New Portland Venue

AEG Presents and independent Portland, Ore., promoter Monqui Presents are bringing a brand-new music venue to the city that will be located in the Lloyd District at the former Nordstrom building site on NE Multnomah Street.  

Developed and operated by the two entities, the 68,000 sq. ft. venue will offer flexible seating for 2,000 to 4,250 attendees and feature a movable stage for dynamic event configurations. The strategic partnership will be led by AEG Presents’ president of Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest Don Strasburg and Monqui Presents co-owner Mike Quinn.  

“This is a project we’ve been working on with Don and the AEG Presents team for about ten years now — we have a great site, excellent design, and most importantly a shared vision in making the audience and artist experience a truly great one,” said Quinn in a press release. “We are extremely fortunate and excited about this partnership and thrilled to bring this venue to Portland.” 

The release details the new venue’s location as “prime” given its placement within the Lloyd Entertainment District boundaries with “its extensive surface and adjacent parking facilities, coupled with easy access to light rail, streetcar lines, and the recently completed north-south bike and pedestrian bridge, ensures unparalleled convenience for attendees.” 

AEG Presents and Monqui Presents Partner to open new venue in Portland, Oregon.

Courtesy W.PA

“Mike and the whole Monqui team represent the fabric of Portland,” added Strasburg. “We worked together to find the perfect site and designed the perfect venue — we are excited to deliver the city of Portland the concert experience it so deserves.” 

According to the release, the venue will boast state-of-the-art acoustics and sightlines optimized for every patron while accommodating a wide range of musical genres and special events, from intimate acoustic performances to extravagant EDM sets.

Portland-based firm Works Progress Architecture, which also designed Mission Ballroom in Denver, has been entrusted with designing the new venue.  

“We’ve had an incredible 25+ year relationship promoting shows with Mike Quinn and Monqui and look forward to many more years of putting on historical shows together,” said regional vp of AEG Presents Pacific Northwest Chad Queirolo.

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