The Wonder Ballroom / 128 NE Russell St / Portland / Tickets
The Wonder Ballroom was originally constructed in 1914. In 2005,the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Hibernian Hall for its “historic and architectural significance”. The Wonder Ballroom’s auditorium is painted in “subtle, earthy tones” and is lit by a gothic-style chandelier and sconces. The basement level of the building features a café called Under Wonder Lounge (formerly Café Wonder), which offers cocktails and “sophisticated comfort food” such as macaroni and cheese, burgers, meatloaf, and chicken croquettes. In 2006, Justin Sanders of The Portland Mercury described its menu as a “pleasing array of good ol’ fashioned mama’s kitchen down-hominess with just enough artful flourishes to keep things interesting.