One of the purposes for my roadtrip was to visit The Brody Theater - a 12-year-old theatre company in Portland, Oregon of which I am a proud founding member. After ten years in Northwest Portland where the Brody was located underneath the Bullring Restaurant, the theatre was essentially evicted (I got to make it up to the farewell show, "And Stay Out!" which was detailed in the Willamette Week here - I even got name-checked!). That was just over two years ago, and now, the Brody is back in a great new location (16 NW Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Burnside in downtown Portland) with a beautiful theatre.
Here's a photo of the new space from the street:
And they boast one of the coolest bathrooms I've seen at a theatre - or anywhere, for that matter. It's wonderfully decorated with a hodge podge of cool album covers:
This bathroom is a true conversation piece. While hanging out at the bar after the show, you end up chatting about your favorite ones. My favorite is the Buddy Hackett *Original* Chinese Waiter Comedy Album. Yes, the original - beware imitations!