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Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Hotel Eastlund
Hotel Eastlund
4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $118 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Lloyd District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center. Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Pioneer Courthouse ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,116 reviews)

"Most comfortable bed and quiet room. Four stars instead of five because there was a lamp in my room that could be turned off only by unplugging or unscrewing the lightbulb."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Hotel Eastlund
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
3.5 out of 5
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR
The price is $91 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Roseland Theater and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland Art Museum and Tom McCall Waterfront ...

4.4/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"I liked how secure the property was. How respectful the staff were. And how amazing my stay was."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Radisson RED Portland Downtown
Radisson RED Portland Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1455 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $101 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Art Museum, and Portland State University. Keller ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,212 reviews)

"It was a pleasant stay! Enjoyed the hospitality and the room had a great view and it was clean and professional."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Radisson RED Portland Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 25, 2019

Nice to walk around and right next to Oregon Zoo.

5/5 - Excellent

Sara-Hope

Apr 28, 2019

Get. Here. EARLY. We waited nearly 20 minutes just to park because we went super late to our show :(

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 6, 2019

5 minute walk from light rail. You avoid the parking challenge from other events. Fastest way to get in and out from our experience.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2019

10 minute walk

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Best Lodging Options Near Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Hotel Eastlund
Hotel Eastlund
4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $118 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Hotel Eastlund
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
3.5 out of 5
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR
The price is $91 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Radisson RED Portland Downtown
Radisson RED Portland Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1455 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $101 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
Radisson RED Portland Downtown
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
4 out of 5
425 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $104 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
435 NE Wasco Street, Portland, OR
The price is $99 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
4 out of 5
309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $125 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
5 out of 5
525 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR
The price is $220 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
3.5 out of 5
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR
The price is $84 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
The Hoxton Portland
The Hoxton Portland
4 out of 5
15 NW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $95 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
The Hoxton Portland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.