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All Classical Portland On-Air Observatory.
All Classical Portland
Published: 17 April 2017

For the first time, All Classical Portland will offer a special Open House in collaboration with Design Week Portland.

Having been specially designed and constructed just two years ago, the All Classical Portland studios offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience first-class design within the context of a highly functional, modern media facility.

The station’s gorgeous and state-of-the-art location on the banks of the Willamette River is designed as an “open studio” to welcome visitors, broadcast performances with live studio audiences, and host events.

With a tip of the hat to Danish modern, minimalist and mid-century aesthetics, the space is both visually appealing and highly inspirational with its incomparable views of Tilikum Crossing. Hundreds of miles of cables in the Terminal Operations Center are on fully organized display behind a glass façade in a working control room. Tens of thousands of CDs meticulously organized and categorized serve a robust and enviable program of music.

Modifiable interview studios adjust according to each particular situation with modular furniture and reconfigurable acoustic panels attracted to the magnetically charged paint that covers the walls. Flexible event space flows into a live performance studio which features a Steinway grand piano, custom built cello riser, and unique lighting options. Atomic clocks that link to NASA and are accurate down to the millisecond keep time for the on-air hosts who draw inspiration from the spacious, high-tech observatory with sweeping views of the Willamette River and pedestrian bridge.

President & CEO Jack Allen notes:

“If engaging and building cultural community is the job, then this inspiring, elegant and extremely efficient space we occupy is the right tool for the job. Design and functionality of this riverfront space and work environment are critical elements to the success of the All Classical Portland brand.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the station’s design is welcome to attend this free event. Join enthusiastic station staff for a tour of the facility, great conversation, music, food and libations. For more information, visit designweekportland.com.


All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, our mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do. For more information, visit www.allclassical.org.


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