• A New Amphitheater in Salem, Oregon, is an Event Venue and an Architectural Stunner

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     
  • A New Amphitheater in Salem, Oregon, is an Event Venue and an Architectural Stunner

     
    POSTED February 14, 2022
     

Construction has been completed on the striking new Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater.

Located in Riverfront Park, Salem’s premier downtown venue for outdoor events, the $4-milion amphitheater is a joint project of the City of Salem and the Rotary Club of Salem. CBTWO Architects based the structure’s sweeping wood “basket-weave” concept on the open-weave baskets of the Kalapuya Native American Tribe, whose history is an integral part of Riverfront Park’s land and culture. 

The amphitheater has an estimated seating capacity of 3,000-3,5000, and includes a covered stage, an acre of contoured lawn and a plaza equipped with power for up to 14 vendors. Riverfront Park sits on 23 acres and features a carousel, splash fountain, pavilion river access, The A.C. Gilbert House and Children’s Museum, and walking bridges to two neighboring parks. For information about booking the amphitheater for an event, contact Richard Chandler; rchandler@cityofsalem.net

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.

 

Construction has been completed on the striking new Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater.

Located in Riverfront Park, Salem’s premier downtown venue for outdoor events, the $4-milion amphitheater is a joint project of the City of Salem and the Rotary Club of Salem. CBTWO Architects based the structure’s sweeping wood “basket-weave” concept on the open-weave baskets of the Kalapuya Native American Tribe, whose history is an integral part of Riverfront Park’s land and culture. 

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.