4,250 Capacity Venue Coming to Lloyd District in Portland, OR

Jul 09, 2024

Portland, OR (July 9, 2024) – Monqui Presents, a preeminent Portland-based independent concert promoter, has forged a strategic alliance with AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion, to develop and operate a premier 4,250-capacity concert venue in the Lloyd District.

Portland’s newest venue will offer flexible seating for 2,000 to 4,250 attendees, featuring a movable stage for dynamic event configurations. Spanning 68,000 square feet, the venue will be situated at the former Nordstrom building site on NE Multnomah Street, providing convenient access to transit options and ample parking in nearby Lloyd Mall structures.

The venue's prime location in the Lloyd District and within the Lloyd Entertainment District boundaries, with its extensive surface and adjacent parking facilities, coupled with easy access to light rail, streetcar lines, and the recently completed north-south bike and pedestrian bridge, ensures unparalleled convenience for attendees. In addition, the site falls under the city’s CX zoning, which facilitates this development without requiring special use permits or zoning changes; a strategic alignment with city and community goals.

“This is a project we’ve been working on with Don and the AEG Presents team for about ten years now – we have a great site, excellent design, and most importantly a shared vision in making the audience and artist experience a truly great one, “said Mike Quinn, Co-Owner of Monqui Presents, “We are extremely fortunate and excited about this partnership and thrilled to bring this venue to Portland.”

Designed to offer the ultimate live experience, the venue will boast state-of-the-art acoustics and sightlines optimized for every patron, accommodating a diverse range of musical genres and special events—from intimate acoustic performances to electrifying EDM and everything in between.

Don Strasburg, who is overseeing the project for AEG Presents in his role as President of Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest, commented: “Mike and the whole Monqui team represent the fabric of Portland. We worked together to find the perfect site and designed the perfect venue - we are excited to deliver the city of Portland the concert experience it so deserves.”

Added Chad Queirolo, Regional Vice President for AEG Presents Pacific Northwest: “We’ve had an incredible 25+ year relationship promoting shows with Mike Quinn and Monqui, and look forward to many more years of putting on historical shows together.”

Works Progress Architecture, a Portland-based firm with a stellar track record in mixed-use, retail, and entertainment projects—including the award-winning Mission Ballroom in Denver—has been entrusted with designing this new venue. Complementary to the ongoing comprehensive master plan for the district, this initiative proposes a completely new building design, while leveraging the existing basement, distinguishing it from previous proposals that envisioned retail with structural constraints.

About AEG Presents

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, Rock En Seine and All Points East — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as Justin Bieber, Blackpink, Kenny Chesney, Celine Dion, Elton John, Carin León, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Tyler, The Creator, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Cárdenas Marketing Network, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.


Monqui Presents

Anthony Bayles – anthonyb@monqui.com

AEG Presents

Dennis Dennehy – ddennehy@aegpresents.com

Sam Johnson – sjohnson@aegpresents.com