Hosted by Lady Raven Productions, Portland’s Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a formal event of gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the city of roses since 2002. 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 and finest attire while enjoying the best in visual performances, Gothic/Synthpop/EBM dance music, regional vendors, and catering. It is the largest formal event of its kind on the West Coast.
I am proud to announce that this year’s VMB will be hosted at the Portland Art Museum‘s Mark Building, located in downtown Portland on Park Avenue. The grand ballroom will host performances, seating, and dancing; while the lower ballroom will host 20+ regional vendors selling the finest in goods. Fully stocked cash bars will be available on both floors and catering provided by Vibrant Table Catering & Events, Portland’s elite catering company. 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
9:00PM – 2:00AM
21+/Full Cash Bars, both Ballrooms
Waltz at Midnight
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
Dress Code Enforced (scroll down for further information)
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 10-person Chamber Ensemble featuring members from the Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Ballet Symphony, Portland Columbia Orchestra, and Portland Opera.
[Feb 28 update] All rooms offered at the special VMB discounted rate have been booked! However, some rooms are still available, but at their regular rates and can be reserved on The Paramount Hotel‘s website.
The Jupiter Hotel and their second new location, Jupiter Next, are offering VMB guests a special discount of 20% off any room rate! Located 2 miles from the Art Museum on the opposite side of the Willamette River, both of these locations are directly across the street from each other and feature full service restaurants on the ground floors. Book online at jupiterhotel.com and enter Promo Code: PARTNERS to take advantage of the discount!
Located on the waterfront in downtown and less than 1 mile from the venue, the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is offering a discount room block for VMB guests! Courtyard King Deluxe Room for $299 (regularly $363+). To take advantage of this special rate, you can either book online here or call 1-888-869-3108 and mention “2019 Vampire’s Masquerade Ball, room block VF3”. The rate is only good for the night of May-25. If you wish to book for more than 1 night, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist.
Deadline to book a room is May 11th.
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. This year’s M&G is being hosted at the King Tide Fish & Shell. An upscale restaurant and lounge located on the waterfront in downtown Portland. There is no admission fee to attend the M&G and no dress code.
Where: King Tide Fish & Shell. 1510 SW Harbor Way. Located at the very end of the cul-de-sac.
When: Friday, May 24th, 2019
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Parking: Complimentary Valet Parking (2-hour limit) is being extended to M&G attendees. Please tell the valet you are part of the Vampire’s Masquerade Ball group upon arrival. Parking after 2-hours is $5/hr.
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.
For this year’s VMB I will be bringing you something truly unique and special for your entertainment – a production unlike any other we have done before featuring some of the very best aerialists and theatrical performers on the West Coast. You will see passion, drama, seduction, and the macabre all unfold on the grand stage in the main ballroom.
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.