About The Event

Hosted by Lady Raven Productions, Portland’s Vampire’s Masquerade Ball (VMB) is a black-tie formal event of Gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the City of Roses since 2002.

The special 20th Anniversary VMB will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024. To commemorate twenty years of the VMB, we are working on a full 40-minute non-stop performance featuring a storyline that has secretly been in the works since 2020, picking up where the Court of the Vampire Queen storyline ended in 2019, pre-pandemic. It will be nothing short of legendary and appropriate after 20 years of continual support from the regional, national, and international Gothic/Alternative communities.

Hosted in the Portland Art Museum’s historic ballrooms spanning two floors – it’s an evening where 850+ guests from around the nation and the world gather to socialize and dance the night away in their darkest formal attire while enjoying the best in aerial and stage performances, vendors, catering, fully stocked bars, and live DJ’s playing Gothic/Synthpop/EBM dance music. Catering will be from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, Portland’s elite catering company. Seating in the grand ballroom is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.

To stay up-to-date on announcements, please follow the Facebook Page, Facebook Event Invite and Instagram. For any questions related to the event, please email Lady Raven. Scroll down to view all event information!

Quick Event Details

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR
9:00PM – 2:00AM
21+/Full Bars, both Ballrooms (Debit/Credit Card-Only)
Waltz at Midnight
Live Performances
DJ Carrion (PDX) & DJ Owen (San Francisco)
20+ Regional Vendors in the Lower Ballroom
Fully Catered Appetizer Buffet by Vibrant Table
Photobooth by Remembrance Photography
Coat Check
Dress Code Enforced (scroll down for further information)


The Waltz at Midnight

While the night is filled with DJ’s and dance music, the crown jewel of the evening is the famed Waltz at Midnight – when all guests are invited to waltz with their partners on the main floor.


 

Hotel Discount - The Paramount

Located in downtown Portland, the luxurious Paramount Hotel is two short blocks away from the Portland Art Museum. The discounted Room Block for the VMB is limited, so book your room early to guarantee the discount. More information with booking instructions to be announced by March 6.


 

Meet & Greet

The night before the VMB, guests from near and far are welcome to come together and mingle for a casual cocktail at The Midnight Society on Friday, May 24th. This sultry and seductive bar opened in 2021 by Portland’s own award winning mixologist, Estanislado Orona. His high-end, botanical and floral cocktails amid dark, romantic vibes offered with vegetarian tapas has secured The Midnight Society as another fine jewel in the dark crown of Portland. The Meet & Greet will take place from 6:30-8:30PM (Friday, May 24). There is no dress code for the Meet & Greet. It is a casual affair.

What do you mean by "Dress Code Enforced?"

The VMB is a formal event and is not to be confused with ‘costume party’. Appropriate attire includes tuxedos/suits, ball gowns, corsets, period-wear (Victorian, Edwardian, Renaissance, etc.), neo-Victorian, and formal evening gothic attire. Cocktail dresses are also appropriate. Are masks required? No, but they are encouraged. Guests wearing masks have always been around 60/40. For shopping recommendations please follow the Facebook Event Invite as we will frequently be making posts with helpful links on where to find appropriate attire.

NO STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED (blue jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, etc.). Also, while some risqué outfits are gorgeous and can be appropriate given the theme, we ask that anything ultra-revealing/exotic remain at home as this is a formal event. If you have any questions regarding the dress code, please send us an email.

2024 performer lineup

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, this year will unveil a full feature length stage and aerial production. Unveiling a storyline that has been in development for the last 3 years, reserved specially for the 20th Anniversary.

 
 

Portland Art Museum

Mark Building
1119 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon
 

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The annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball (VMB) solely hosted by Lady Raven Productions is exclusive to Portland, OR. Any other events in the state or across the country with a similar name or theme are in no way related to, or sponsored by, Portland’s VMB.