Venue Details

307 Star Starred
Alberta Rose Theatre
at the corner of NE Alberta and NE 30th Ave. 3000 NE Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
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Diane Campbell
I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
A Circus Carol dress Dec 23 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The restrooms are insufficient for the size of the crowd. Management might want to add a couple--I'll bet it would help sell more beverages.
Magical Strings' Celtic Yuletide Concert info Dec 19 2013 star this tip starred
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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

The best all around entertainment I've seen in a long time. I plan on attending more WAnderlust circus events now. Thanks to Alberta rose for using gold star.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 08 2011

This was a surprise of on-the-edge, talented circus acts, amazingly performed on a very small performance stage....we were in awe. The aerial acts were extremely well done and awe-inspiring. The band was great...they played and sang the...continued

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9 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2013

Amazing!!! Go to anything Wanderlust does! Wow. Also, we LOVEd Nowhere Band. This show was awesome.

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out the Wanderlust Circus website.


A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to The Beatles and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family.

*Wanderlust Circus *

The ways of the Circus are older than the nightclubs, older than the banks, older than the cities. These most ancient of performative traditions have always existed just slightly to the left of the Mundane World. Now, at the first flickering of the 21st Century, this piebald clan is once again shedding its skin and remaking itself in the funhouse mirror image of The Second Great Depression.

To aid and abet this latest glorious rebirth, Wanderlust has established itself as the premiere circus operation in The City of Roses, helmed by Noah Mickens and Nick “The Creature” Harbar, and drawing from a roster of performers, designers and technicians from all the greatest shows on Earth. Acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, stilt dancers, trick ropers, jugglers and jazz-bos, crooners and clowns – these arts are their chosen creed, their map through the wilderness.

Theirs is a story of an immortal carnie family blessed and cursed to live forever on the endless road that runs between all ports of call, past every sight and across every barrier. The logic of dreams pervades the spaces between the action onstage and the lives of the characters backstage, and from those artifices to the True World of performer and audience.

2012 marks the further refinement of their fabulist fairytale revue into a pair of new forms, like two faces on a tumbling coin. In both cases our new-broke trail leads Wanderlust Circus to a more complete synthesis with music – one embracing the breakneck madcappery of the 1920s novelty bands, one laying its root deep in the ecstatic ghetto of the Dubstep Massive.

The Nowhere Band:

Carl Solovox

Miss Sarah King

John Averill (March Fourth)

Dave Camp (Stereovision)

Jason Wells (Saloon Ensemble)

Ryan Moore (March Fourth)

Arthur Parker (Trashcan Joe)

Lara Michelle (Stolen Sweets)

and tons more

About the Ticket Supplier: Alberta Rose Theatre

After over 20 years of being closed to the public, the Alberta Rose Theatre has reemerged as Portland’s premier setting to experience acoustic music and live performances.