I’ve been hoping this day would come ever since I first visited Portland and saw the empty State Theatre… the photo gallery below will take you inside (with LOTS of images) and give a preview of what you can see in person beginning with the grand opening this weekend. After 4 years, it all starts with My Morning Jacket (sold out) on Friday, moe. on Saturday, and a local music showcase/open house/Portland Music Foundation launch on Sunday. Welcome back (and thank you to Lauren Wayne!) Read on for photos!
Click any photo to start viewing the gallery. Check out an audio sneak preview tour courtesy of Roy Ghim (Liberation By Sound) while you look to get a bit of background on what you’re looking at.
See also: this video advertising the open house on Sunday. Pretty funny.