The Reser—a new venue for art and culture

By Sue Wendel

The Reser auditorium will host a wide variety of performances.

Cedar Mill and area residents now have a nearby venue to visit to enjoy not only arts and cultural programs, but a performing arts center that offers rehearsal space, art galleries and an outdoor plaza that overlooks a sparkling pond. The Reser, situated near the Round between Cedar Hills Blvd. and Hall Blvd. has easy access to a MAX stop, plenty of parking, and shops and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy.

Free community celebration

Saturday, March 13, opens 10 am

At the community celebration The Reser will welcome friends and neighbors for a day-long event that features tours of the facility, performances, and fun arts activities for the entire family. Here’s an overview of the opening week.

March 8 marks The Reser’s first public performance featuring Nobuntu, an internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. For ticket info and more March events please visit The Reser schedule.

The first show in the gallery is “Celilo—Never Silenced” featuring the creative talents of Indigenous artists. Several artist talks are offered during March and April.

Back in the 1990s, the city of Beaverton, former Mayor Denny Doyle, philanthropist Patricia Reser, along with the Beaverton Arts Commission and others began to move forward with the dream of having a performing arts center as a key feature of the city for everyone near and far to enjoy. After years of hard work, planning, fundraising and construction, the doors of the Reser are now open and welcome to all!

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