Venues at the Rose Quarter
The Rose Garden is a $267 million multi-purpose arena that opened in the fall of 1995, and serves as the home of the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. The WHL Winterhawks also call the Rose Garden home for a portion of their season.
In addition to basketball and hockey, the Rose Garden hosts a wide variety of events such as concerts, family shows and other sporting events. In 2009, the Rose Garden hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds.
Theater of the Clouds
The Rose Garden was specially constructed to include curtains and a one-of-a-kind acoustic cloud, in order to transform the large arena into a theatrical setting, suitable for intimate shows of 3,000 to 6,500 guests. The Theater of the Clouds has hosted concerts, theatrical performances, and speakers such as Al Gore.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 12,000-seat arena that serves as the primary home for the WHL Winterhawks, and served as the original home of the Trail Blazers. The arena opened in 1960 and was dedicated to serve as a memorial to veterans from all wars.
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum currently hosts over 150 events per year, and has recently hosted major international events, such as the 2007 Davis Cup and President Obama’s first campaign rally in Portland.
A particularly unique attraction in The Commons is "Essential Forces" - a one-of-a-kind fountain composed of nearly 500 kinetic water jets. The two pillars of water and fire welcome guests to Rose Quarter events with its magnetic aura.
Located below the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the 40,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall hosts numerous trade shows, job fairs, conventions, and the annual FrightTown haunted attraction.