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 18th VMB will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020. 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, 20+ vendors, catering, fully stocked cash 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. Pictures from 2019 will be made available soon!

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

 

Quick Event Details

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR
9:00PM – 2:00AM
21+/Full Cash Bars, both Ballrooms
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. Written and composed exclusively for the VMB, the waltz is performed live by a chamber orchestra featuring members from the Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Ballet Symphony, Portland Columbia Orchestra, and Portland Opera.


 

Hotel Discount - The Paramount

Discounted rooms are now available! For price rate and reservation instructions, please go to the information link.  The hotel is two blocks away from the Art Museum. Book now as the quantity is limited!


 

Hotel Discount - Jupiter Hotel & Jupiter NEXT

Discounted room rates will be available soon! The Jupiter Hotel and their second location, Jupiter Next, are a quick 8 minute drive from the venue, located on the opposite side of the Willamette River.


Meet & Greet

Held the night before the Ball, the Meet & Greet is a low-key cocktail meet up. An opportunity for out-of-towners and locals alike to relax and mingle together before the big night. Location TBD. Updates will be made available in February/March.

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.

 
 

Performance Announcement

As in 2019, we will once again be offering a full scale production, a complete story depicted in one continual performance, featuring a full-cast lineup of the best in aerial and stage talent. In 2019, we saw the story of the Court of the Vampire Queen unfold and this year will be a continuation of where that story, and some of the characters, ended. Prepare to see new characters and an added element of story-line that has previously never been seen at the VMB. It will truly be something special in 2020! Full-cast lineup with pictures and bios to be announced in the coming weeks.

 
 

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.