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Portland Mag On The State Of The State

STATE THEATER (closed)

The cover of the new issue of Portland Monthly features a time-split juxtaposition of The State Theater (pictured above, as seen by myself last year on a trip before moving to Portland) in its last heyday as a functioning venue and in its current dormant state. The article, titled “Who Kidnapped the State Theater” doesn’t answer too many questions – in fact it closes with an almost humorous pointing of fingers between concerned local parties – but it does attempt to shed some light on what happened in the past and what might be happening these days behind those doors. Some of the information is actually conflicting (Dave Marshall indicates that there may be some progress being made to improve the structure, while the same entity who is supposedly making the repairs claims no current activity, so who knows?) but it’s always interesting to hear the various opinions and speculation on both sides of this one.