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Revolution Hall

1300 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214, USA (map)

Revolution Hall is a beautifully renovated performing arts center housed within the former George Washington High School building in Southeast Portland.

Founded in 1906 as Eastside High, the school was renamed in 1909 to Washington High and moved to the iconic brick landmark at SE 14th and Stark St., built in 1924 after a fire destroyed the original building. The school boasts many notable alumni such as Portland’s original food enthusiast and chef James Beard and Nobel Peace and Nobel Prize in Chemistry scholar Linus Pauling.

The school was closed in 1981 by Portland Public Schools due to low enrollment. The facility was occasionally used for various purposes and events, but remained predominantly vacant over the years.

Since its purchase in 2013, the 113,500 square foot building has been extensively renovated to accommodate offices, a roof top deck for weddings and private events and an 830-seat performing arts venue.

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Aug 22 2024
    XOXO 2024
    Revolution Hall

    Yeah, no kidding! We’re bringing XOXO back this August 22–24 to Revolution Hall in Portland, one last time.

    After the last XOXO in 2019, we had decided to start wrapping things up, planning for one final festival in September 2020. Then obviously the pandemic arrived, derailing our plans entirely, and turns out, postponing them for almost four years.

    Since 2019, XOXO sat unfinished in our imaginations, while we’ve watched the world continue to become a more challenging place for independent artists and creators. Many in our community are out of work, crushed by widespread layoffs across the media, games, and tech industries. It feels like many technology companies and platforms are doing everything they can to hurt artists instead of supporting them.

    More than ever, we need community and solidarity, to hear each other’s stories, to experience and share our work with each other, to come together and organize to make things better.


Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Apr 14 2024
    Write the Docs Portland 2024
    Revolution Hall

    Write the Docs is a global community of people who care about documentation: Programmers, Tech Writers, Customer Support, Designers, Project Managers, Developer Advocates, and anyone else who wants people to have a great experience with software.

    Created in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, WTD has hosted conferences around the world in Prague, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, and Melbourne.

    We invite you to our Portland conference to join 400 other attendees to explore the art and science of documentation!

  • Friday
    Feb 7 2020
    Revolution Hall

    PyCascades is a three-day, single-track Python conference, with two days of talks and one day for sprints, as well as ample opportunity for networking. This year we're adding Open Spaces.

    Tickets are currently on sale.

    PyCascades is organized by members of the Python communities in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. We aim to bring together Python users and developers from both the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

    Check out our speaker lineup: https://2020.pycascades.com/speakers/

  • Wednesday
    Jul 24 2019
    CloudBolt Open House

    Revolution Hall

    Please join the CloudBolt team for an Open House at our new space in Revolution Hall!

    We invite members of the Portland and software engineering communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. Light snacks, refreshments, games and raffle prizes await. Get to know us and our open positions.

    Winner of TAO’s 2019 “Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award, CloudBolt is poised for growth and now hiring for several open roles. Bring your resume and learn more about becoming part of the leading cloud management team at CloudBolt!

    Submit your RSVP: https://forms.gle/Yh7PFjccCYgAeWTv8

    Questions? Email [email protected].

    CloudBolt is the industry's leading hybrid cloud management platform provider. With CloudBolt, enterprise IT can configure and manage private and public cloud resources—quickly, securely, and cost-effectively—while empowering DevOps and end-users with self-service provisioning environments. Today, CloudBolt is deployed in the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology services, and more.

    CloudBolt kick-started 2019 with a record 150 percent surge in annual revenue and a 40 percent increase in enterprise customers worldwide in 2018.

    CloudBolt... Proud winner of the TAO Award under the ’non-headquartered’ category: http://www.techoregon.org/blog/oregon-technology-awards-2019-winners-announced

    Portland, Oregon ranks #8 in US News - “Best Places to Live”: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/oregon/portland

  • Tuesday
    Sep 19 2017
    AMA-PDX's 10th annual MAX Awards

    Revolution Hall

    AMA-PDX's 10th annual MAX Awards

    AMA-PDX's Annual Marketing Excellence (MAX) Awards is their largest event of the year. It honors the hard work, excellent campaigns and all-star marketing strategy produced in Oregon and celebrates the amazing marketing talent behind it.

    Part award ceremony, part networking and marketing celebration, the 2017 MAX awards will be September 19th, 2017 at Revolution Hall. AMA-PDX is now accepting submissions for 12 different marketing categories. All SEMpdx members can submit at our membership price and save $20 when you submit before July 30th!

  • Thursday
    Jul 6 2017
    1776 Challenge Cup Portland

    Revolution Hall

    Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

    Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

    One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

    Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

  • Friday
    Jan 27 2017
    Super: Tech Women Live Storytelling

    Revolution Hall

    WHAT: Back Fence PDX and VOX SIREN are partnering to showcase the First EVER Live Storytelling event featuring SUPER: WOMEN IN TECH. WHO: Badass local and out-of-town women working in the technology industry telling true, unscripted stories WHEN: FRI | JAN 27, 2017 WHERE: REVOLUTION HALL | 1300 SE STARK ST | PDX 97214


    FEATURING: Women telling their true, personal stories of influencing the way shit gets done and blowing new doors into the thick walls of the patriarchal techo-chamber! Women have been relegated to the background in this environment for too long, their important contributions overlooked – but that all changes now as we bring SIX women to the Rev Hall stage to share their never been told, true stories.

    Story themes include Origins of My Superpower, Big Failure Big Gain, Embracing My Bossy Bad Self, Best / Worst / Oddest Day on the Job, That Moment I Just Stopped Caring, Shaking Hands with My Inner Weird.

    Storytellers include women of all colors and cultural backgrounds who are killing it in tech: DOMINIQUE DeGUZMAN, Twilio MELINDA CAMPBELL, Puppet Inc. MARIA WEBSTER LEAH SIDDALL, Elemental SAIRA WEIGEL, Wieden+Kennedy And one more announced soon!


    Change happens through story. Portland’s BIGGEST LOCAL TECH GIANTS Puppet Inc. and Elemental are sponsoring this livestreamed event! They understand that the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge is more than a piece of paper! We also have the support of the Portland Development Commission, Client Joy, Travel Portland, and Wieden+Kennedy.

    BONUS!! With the support from our sponsors we’re partnering with Wieden+Kennedy to produce the first SUPER: WOMEN IN STEM coloring book. This book will be filled with illustrations and short stories about 15 local and national women in STEM fields (throughout history!) and will be available at the event and at local bookstores after.

    PLUS! A percentage of our proceeds will go to Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls, when given the opportunity, excel at code. Their ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040. We are thrilled to be putting this capital toward a cause we believe in!

    ADMISSION: $10-$17 ADVANCE, $20 DOOR. 16+, $10 tickets with Student ID. There are a limited number of $50 VIP tickets reserved in the front rows until 7:55. In addition to reserved seats, VIP Ticket holders also receive a gift bag PACKED with goodies from some of our favorite folks! TICKETS: backfencepdx.com

  • Sunday
    May 22 2016
    Hack Oregon Pre Demo!

    Revolution Hall

    Come see what we’ve been working on for the last few months, and get a sneak peek of what is in production. We’ll have just spent whole the day working on our Hack Oregon Projects, and we’ll hopefully have some minimum viable products to show off!

    Our projects this year are focused on Agriculture, Campaign Finance, Urban Development, Food Insecurity, and Education, and the technology stack that we use includes Docker, Postgres, Python, Django, and React!

    Join us for an informal night of networking, idea-sharing, and fun!


  • Wednesday
    May 18 2016
    WebVisions Portland
    Revolution Hall

    This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

    Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

    Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

  • Thursday
    May 5 2016
    May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
    free beer

    Revolution Hall

    What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

    Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

    "All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

    Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

    First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

  • Analytics Pros: Google Analytics 1/2 Day Training

    Revolution Hall

    Analytics Pros Presents: 12:00-5:00pm Google Analytics for Optimization Training

    This 1/2 day training session is a great way to quickly learn from the analytics experts, and is perfect for those getting started with Google Analytics or just looking for tips on how to get the most out of their optimization efforts.

    There are limited seats remaining for the 12:00-5:00pm session. Take advantage of the special $99 price (regularly $399) and sign-up today.

    Training Agenda:

    12:00 - 1:30pm: Crash Course to Google Analytics

    1:45 - 2:15pm: How to find what to test with Google Analytics

    2:15 - 2:45pm: Integrating Google Analytics and your optimization platform

    2:45 - 3:45pm: Exercise: Create, Target, and Analyze Audiences

    4:00 - 5:00pm: Reporting Options, Google Optimize Demo, and Q&A

    5:30 - 7:00pm: Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour featuring Cali Pitchel

  • Friday
    Sep 25 2015
    Responsive Field Day

    Revolution Hall

    Join us for a spirited, knowledge-packed day scouting the frontiers of responsive web design and development in lovely Portland, Oregon. Responsive Field Day is a welcoming and affordable gathering for web designers and developers.

    Tickets are $175! We are keeping ticket prices low so that more of you can join us.

    Any proceeds from the event will be donated to programs that support open web technologies, the tech community and education.


    • Stephanie Rieger, consummate researcher whose humanist talks explore anthropological and technical realms
    • Ethan Marcotte, who, you know, invented Responsive Web Design. And who also weaves a riveting presence in his talks.
    • Jeremy Keith, whose impact on web practices are legion, and who spices up the discourse on any panel.
    • Yesenia Perez-Cruz, who synthesizes her talents in writing, communication and graphic arts for a nuanced perspective on responsive challenges.
    • Jen Simmons, whose powerhouse weekly podcast The Web Ahead is on the required listening list for those who build the web.
    • Brad Frost, whose bounding enthusiasm and thought leadership have helped to lead us toward a clearer responsive future.
    • Marcy Sutton, a superhero to us from her work on Angular’s accessibility and as co-leader of Girl Develop It Seattle.
    • Sophie Shepherd, who shares the lessons she’s learned designing Ushahidi’s open source pattern library.
    • Tom Dale, a driving force behind Ember FastBoot, which brings server-side rendering to client MVCs.
    • Val Head, our favorite guide on how animation can be used effectively and how it adapts in responsive designs.
    • Steve Souders, whose persistent and patient advocacy for web performance has made the web a better place.
    • Olawale Oladunni and Mini Kurhan, who will share the innovative solutions they designed for Walmart’s responsive hero images.

    To be honest, we’re still a bit stunned that we were able to get such an amazing group of speakers.

  • Thursday
    Aug 20 2015
    Revolution Hall

    TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2012, TechfestNW brings all of these elements together with two days of speakers, parties, networking opportunities and a talent/recruitment fair.