Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Take your seat for ice hockey games or concerts at a vast arena that also serves as a memorial to war veterans.

Enjoy a few exciting hours of thrilling sporting action or musical performances on a visit to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This 12,000-seat multipurpose indoor arena is the home of the Portland WHL Winterhawks ice hockey team and presents a year-round schedule of events that includes pop and rock concerts, stand-up comedy shows, hockey games and festivals.

Purchase tickets online at the Coliseum’s official website or in person at the box office, which is open every weekday, at varying hours during weekends and while events are taking place.

The Coliseum opened in 1960 and is dedicated to the veterans of all wars. When you arrive, follow the signs to the Korean War Memorial, which features a granite wall inscribed with the names of the fallen.

If you are watching a concert, the performers will be following in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Jackson 5. Among the other events hosted here are rodeos, circuses and ice shows. Consult the website for the full list of upcoming activities.

Patrons are permitted to bring only a small bottle of water into the venue so if you want other types of drinks or snacks, purchase them from the numerous concessions.

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is located in Lloyd District, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of the downtown area and on the opposite side of the Willamette River. It is part of the Rose Quarter, a sports and entertainment district that also encompasses the 20,000-seat Moda Center and the 6,500-seat Theatre of the Clouds. Get here by bus, MAX light rail or streetcar. Alternatively, drive and pay to park in any of the four parking garages or two parking lots. There are spaces for more than 2,500 vehicles. Prices vary according to the event you are attending.

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Inn At The Convention Center
Inn At The Convention Center
2 out of 5
420 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $119 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
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The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR, 97205
The price is $149 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
4 out of 5
375 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $170 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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Inn At The Convention Center
Inn At The Convention Center
2 out of 5
420 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $119 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
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The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR, 97205
The price is $149 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
4 out of 5
375 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $170 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hotel Eastlund, BW Premier Collection
Hotel Eastlund, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $134 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
3.5 out of 5
50 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97204-3390
The price is $139 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $140 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1355 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR, 97201
The price is $159 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
435 NE Wasco Street, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $140 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
4 out of 5
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR, 97232
The price is $141 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
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