Portland's old Washington High transformed into Schoolhouse that Rocks

Reggie Aqui gets a tour of Revolution Hall, the former Washington High School in Southeast Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- This schoolhouse rocks.

Inside Washington High School's locker-lined hallways, grab a beer and take it up to the rooftop deck.

Once there, you'll get a magnificent view of the city and Mt. Hood that not so many years ago would get you detention. And when you're tired of that, enter the auditorium tricked out with a brand new audio and light system and acoustics to rival any of the city's top venues.

Welcome to Revolution Hall.

"We want to have a world class performing arts center. And I think we built it," said co-owner Kevin Cradock.

Washington High School hasn't had a student since it graduated its last class in 1981. Decades and millions of dollars later, the building is re-born this month as a venue designed to cater to mid-size acts that fall between Mississippi Studios' intimate setting and the much larger Crystal Ballroom.

For a tour of the new/old school click on the video above. And to find out who's playing next, revolutionhallpdx.com.


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