• 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

The Edgewater in Seattle, a Noble House Hotel, lives up to its name. Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 223-room luxury hotel sits over the water on Pier 67, a location that has attracted some of the biggest names in the music business, including the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and, most famously, the Beatles, who fished from the window of their suite in a photo that became iconic.

 

After a very challenging couple of years, we could all use a way to let off some steam. Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington, provides just that with their newly introduced, and highly popular, axe-throwing classes. It’s only one of scores of group activities that can take place across the 6,400-acre playground that’s nestled in the eastern slopes of the Cascade mountain range and that offers 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

 

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!