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The Studio Building - hello neighbor

02/22/17

You can’t help notice The Studio Building when you are at the hotel, located kitty corner from us, and wonder what it once was. It’s quite unique with busts and names of famous composers lining the exterior of the building, all which are original and have been restored in the recent years.

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Here's what I learned -

Built in 1927, the Studio Building was the first of its kind in Portland – a nine-story building featuring 128 rehearsal studios for musicians and actors. Its attachment, now the Guild Theatre, was a 450-seat recital hall that brought civic theater to the heart of downtown and where the musicians and actors would showcase their talents.

Today the restaurant Pastini’s is on the ground floor level and office space above. The Guild Theatre is under construction preparing for a new unnamed tenant.

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