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

     
    POSTED January 10, 2022
     
  • A New Amphitheater in Salem, Oregon, is an Event Venue and an Architectural Stunner

     
    POSTED January 10, 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

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

Rendition, a new restaurant and bar, has opened its doors on the ground floor of Hotel Interurban in Tukwila, Washington, just minutes from downtown Seattle. Offering shareable plates and aromatic spirit-driven cocktails, the menu highlights include graze boards, hibachi skewers of braised pork belly, marinated tiger prawns, dry-aged steaks and smoked sablefish.

 

Meeting planners can take advantage of midweek deals for custom corporate meetings in the mountains of Tamarack Resort in Southwest Idaho, two hours north of Boise.