Bars that Feature Live Music in Portland

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Al's Den Specifically: Blues / Folk / Jazz
303 SW 12th Ave. Portland OR 97205

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Active since the 1920s, this east side venue is known for attracting a wide variety of well known acts.

Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Historic theater features eclectic mix of live music, performance art, and film.

Alberta Street Pub Specifically: Acoustic / Folk
1036 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Dark, fun Irish pub with frequent acoustic acts.

Alleyway Cafe & Bar Specifically: Acoustic / Folk / Punk
2415 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Bright and clean dive bar made with smokers and pinball aficionados in mind.

Andina Specifically: Jazz
1314 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Peruvian food served up with tasty Pisco Sours, live jazz nightly.

Ash Street Saloon Specifically: Rock / Punk / Metal / Alt / Prog / Alt-country / Funk / Hip-hop
225 SW Ash St. Portland OR 97204
Downtown dive venue with incredible sound.

Aztec Willie Specifically: Salsa / Latin / Reggaeton / Funk / Timba
1501 NE Broadway St Portland OR 97232
Kid friendly Taqueria/bar with Pan-Latin dancing/lessons.

Bamboo Grove Specifically: Friday / Saturday / Hawaiian
515 SW Carolina St. Portland OR 97239
Hawaiian joint, more of a restaurant than a bar, far and away in St. Johns.

Bar Bar Specifically: Rock / Alt / Folk / Electronica
3943 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227
Mississippi Studios attached bar.

Barrel Room Rockin' Show Bar Specifically: Dueling Piano / Covers
105 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Dueling piano bar in the heart of the amateur nightclub zone.

Blue Diamond Specifically: Blues
2016 NE Sandy Blvd . Portland OR 97232
Small dive on Sandy with live Blues a few times a week.

Bradford's On Halsey
10346 NE Halsey St Portland OR 97220

Brix Tavern
1338 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
Pearl District lounge/sports bar with a VIP loft area.

Buffalo Gap Specifically: Upstairs / Jazz / Blues / Folk
6835 SW Macadam Ave Portland OR 97219
Multi-roomed saloon with free live music most nights.

Bunk Bar Specifically: Tuesday / Saturday
1028 SE Water Avenue Portland OR 97214
Subway's Jared Fogle Bar it is not. Sandwich shop of considerable repute opens up a neo-modern hipster mecca.

Bushwackers Dancehall & Saloon Specifically: Fridays
8200 SW Tonka St. Tualatin OR 97062
Huge country dance club with free lessons on Saturdays and poker night on Tuesdays.

Chapel Pub Specifically: Blues / Folk
430 N Killingsworth St Portland OR 97217
Exactly what you would expect from a funeral home converted to a Mc-Bar.

Cider Mill Lounge Specifically: Friday / Saturday / Blues
6712 SW Capitol Highway Portland OR 97219
Sports bar with live music and trivia, featuring the area's last Fryer Tuck's chicken.

Clyde's Prime Rib Specifically: Jazz / Blues / R&B / Funk / Soul / Every Night
5474 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213
The big "PRIME RIB" sign on this retro Sandy Blvd steakhouse is all the info you need to know.

Corkscrew Wine Bar
1665 SE Bybee Blvd Portland or 97202

County Cork Public House Specifically: Celtic
1329 NE Fremont St. Portland OR 97212
Tame, family friendly version of an Irish pub.

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97205
Even if you hate'em, the McBros have a great downtown music venue.

Dancin' Bare Specifically: DJs Thur-Sat
8440 N Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97217
Naked ladies, can I say more.

350 W. Burnside St. Portland OR 97204
Classic Portland Bar.

Dilly's Bar & Grill Specifically: Open Mic / Thursday / 8pm
2002 SE Division St. Portland OR 97202
SE Clinton neighborhood dive.

Dixie Tavern Specifically: Varies / See Website For Details
34 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Rock/urban cowboy themed bar is neither a tavern nor a rock bar, teeming with suburban 20 somethings eager to swap DNA and exotic diseases.

Doug Fir Lounge Specifically: Rock / Indie / Hip-hop / Alt / Funk / Metal / Punk
830 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Swanky, Hipster Hotel with Kick Ass Venue

Dublin Pub
6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland OR 97225
Irish pub with live music 6 nights a week and 59! taps.

Duke's Country Bar & Grill
14601 SE Division Portland OR 97236
Country bar complete with a mechanical bull brought to you by CEG.

Eagle Eye
5836 SE 92nd Ave Portland OR 97266
divey neighborhood bar in the corner of the universe: Lents.

Eat: An Oyster Bar Specifically: Jazz / Sundays / 11am-2pm
3808 North Vancouver Ave Portland OR 97227
A little slice of New Orleans in Portland. Bourbon flights and live music on Thursdays.

2126 SW Halsey St Troutdale OR 97060
Popular McMenamins destination for live music and weddings. Two golf courses, several pubs, movie theater, a soaking pool, two restaurants and a hotel. Sheesh!

Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse Specifically: every now and then
1517 NE Brazee St Portland OR 97212

Gemini Bar and Grill Specifically: Wednesday / Friday / Saturday
456 N State St Lake Oswego Or 97034
Great Lake O Dive.

Goodfoot Lounge Specifically: Funk / Soul / Jazz / Bluegrass / Jam Bands / Open Mic / Open Mic Mondays
2845 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Split into 2 separate areas: upstairs pool hall & an downstairs funk-tified dancing kind of place.

Greek Village Tavern
301 NW Murray Blvd Portland OR 97229
More of a bar than a Greek restaurant.

Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill Specifically: Free
5421 N. Greeley Avenue Portland OR 97217
Neighborhood bar with it all. Sports, VJs, Live bands and Poker Nights,

Hawthorne Hophouse Specifically: Varies - See Website / Tuesday / Saturday
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97214
Casual Brewpub with Good Food

Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
1507 SE 39th Ave. Portland OR 97214
The drinking side of Hawthorne Theatre, where all ages shows will not affect your sobriety.

Holocene Specifically: Alt / Indie / Electronic / Hip-hop
1001 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
Pretty much only open during events. Runs the gamut of live music, DJs, cartoon breakfasts and gay dance parties. Oh, and hipsters galore clog the sidewalk while waiting for admission or smoking.

Hungry Tiger
207 SE 12th Ave Portland OR 97214
This staple portland bar war had new life breathed into it when new owners took over. It has since somehow been made considerably better than its predecessor and has become one of the best vegan/vegetarian friendly bar/restaurants in Portland.

Jack London Bar Specifically: Jazz / Swing / Wednesday
529 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204
The Rialto's dark swanky basement lounge.

Jimmy's Bar & Grill
3017 SW Multnomah Blvd. Portland OR 97219

Jolly Roger
1340 SE 12th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Sports bar and dive in uber-hipster zone. Expect a very mixed crowd.

Kells Irish Specifically: Celtic / Nightly / 9pm
112 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
Perfect for when you and 300 other amateur hour weekend warriors simply must have an authentically Americanized Irish bar experience...

Kelly's Olympian Specifically: Rock / Punk / Alt-Country / Rockabilly / Nightly In The Knife Shop
426 SW Washington St Portland OR 97204
Stopping in for a drink in this downtown watering hole is a minor date with 100+ years it is one of the oldest continually operating bars in PDX.

Kit Kat Club
231 SW Ankeny Portland OR 97204
Formerly Ted's/Berbati's Pan

Laurelthirst Pub Specifically: Folk / Bluegrass / Accoustic
2958 NE Glisan St. 97232
Divey little box renowned for its frequent folksy, bluegrassy acts.

Leisure Public House Specifically: Monday / Accoustic
8002 N Lombard St. Portland OR 97203
A neighborhood bar for sure, though slightly higher end. Patio mecca with concrete ping-pong table, bocce court, etc.

Maher's Pub
352 B Ave Lake Oswego OR 97034
Irish pub in Lake Oswego featuring organic produce and monthly "Meet the Brewer" nights.

Mississippi Studios Specifically: Rock / Folk / Hip Hop / Funk / Reggae
3939 N. Mississippi Portland OR 97227
Incredibly well designed venue with wide variety of acts.

Mock Crest Tavern Specifically: Nightly / Blues / Jam / Open Mic
3435 N. Lombard Portland OR 97217
Bright, intimate blues bar in North Portland.

Moon and Sixpence Specifically: Frequent / Accoustic / Folk
2014 NE 42nd Ave. 97213
English Pub in Hollywood, with few to none of the Americanized proto-British pub trappings.

65 SW Yamhill St Portland OR 97204
"Irish" bar with good food and the largest wall of liquor in Portland.

Panic Room Specifically: Punk / Metal
3100 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97232

Pink Feather Restaurant & Lounge Specifically: Friday / Saturday
14154 SE Division St. Portland OR 97236
If kitsch had volume, this one is turned up to 11. Family restaurant style dive serves up some of the stiffer drinks east of 82nd.

Ponderosa Lounge Specifically: Country / Western / Alt-Country / Rockabilly / Swing
10350 N Vancouver Way Portland OR 97217
Huge truckstop honky-tonk, offers free dance lessons, all things C&W.

Produce Row Cafe
204 SE Oak St Portland OR 97214
The working man's bar with 24 taps, a huge patio and occasional live music.

Pub 181 Specifically: Friday / Saturday / Free Free 9pm
18415 SE Division Gresham OR 97030
Under new ownership. We'll have to check it out.

Raccoon Lodge Specifically: Acoustic / Sundays
7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Beaverton OR 97225
Family friendly restaurant and brewpub brought to you by the creator of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Also home to Cascade Brewing.

Railside Pub
5301 NE Portland Hwy Portland OR 97218
Out of the Way Rock Bar

River Roadhouse
11921 SE 22nd Ave Portland OR 97222
Pool hall and music venue with pinball, golden tee and daily shot specials located in Milwaukie.

Roadside Attraction Specifically: Wednesdays / 9pm Free
1000 SE 12th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Funky, rambling, ramshackle bar with a kick-ass patio.

Rock Bottom Brewery
210 SW Morrison St Portland OR 97204
Run of the mill national microbrewery chain with average food and less than desirable beer. You won't find many true locals here (read - popular with the suburbanites and tourists).

Rock Creek Tavern
10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd Hillsboro OR 97124
Yet another McMenamins, this time in Hillsboro.

Rontoms Specifically: Alt / Indie / Sunday / Free
600 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Large hip, fashionable and modern bar/lounge with a huge patio and great happy hour food.

Roseland Theatre
10 NW 6th Ave. Portland OR 97209
1300 person capacity live music venue in the heart of downtown.

Sapphire Hotel Specifically: Jazz / Sunday / 8pm
5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Great date bar located inside a former hotel that was frequented by the ladies of the night.

Slim's Restaurant & Lounge Specifically: Thursdays / Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays / Open Mic Open Mic Tuesdays
8635 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Dive bar in St Johns with a huge menu and live music usually of the acoustic vein.

Sloan's Tavern
36 N Russell St Portland OR 97227
Family owned bar with decor from the 70's. Closes early.

Spare Room Specifically: Fridays / Saturdays
4830 NE 42nd Ave Portland OR 97218
Huge bar with many cheap specials throughout the day and a wide variety of entertainment at night including bingo, karaoke, movies and live music.

St. John's Pub
8203 N Ivanhoe St. Portland OR 97203
Yet another McMenamins outlet with a movie theater.

Starday Tavern Specifically: Friday / Saturday / 8-10pm
6517 SE Foster Rd Portland or 97206
Opening in the space that was formerly "Bob & Alices"

Sundown Pub Specifically: Tuesdays
5903 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Cozy vegetarian pub in St John's.

Tapalaya Specifically: TuesdaysTuesdays 6pm-9pm / Thursdays Thursdays 6pm-9pm
28 NE 28th Ave Portland OR 97232
Cajun/Creole restaurant that serves up their dishes tapas style.

The Know Specifically: loud
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR Portland OR 97232
New location on Sandy. Nice little Sandy rock/art bar with loud shows.

The Lodge Specifically: Blues / Wednesdays
6605 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97206
Friendly Neighborhood Dive

The O'Neill Public House Specifically: Celtic / Folk / Rock / Jam / Funk
6000 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97213
As authentically Irish as one can get in the US.

The Old Shucking Room (Dan & Louis's) Specifically: Thursdays / songwriter Night / Fridays / Saturdays
208 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
Small all wooden lounge attached to Dan and Louis Oyster Bar, open since 1907!

The Paragon Specifically: SundaySunday 4pm / Flamenco Guitar
1309 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
Nice Old-school Pearl District restaurant with a large bar area and porch/street seating. Perfect for scenesters on First Thursday.

The Waypost
3120 N Williams Ave. 97227
More of a cafe than a bar, but they have live music, film nights and readings.

Thirsty Lion Pub
71 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
"British" themed nightclub by CEG.

Torta-Landia Specifically: Open Mic / Wednesdays
4144 SE 60th Portland OR
Tacos and Tortas! 2-for-1 tacos at Happy hour.

Turn! Turn! Turn! Specifically: 1-4 nights weekly
8 NE Killingsworth St portland or 97211
Turn! Turn! Turn! Has six carefully selected rotating beers and ciders on tap, a full bar and super tasty culinary concoctions. You’ll find records, CDs, books, zines, hi-fi, low-fi, vintage fashions and a variety of other delights. Check out our calendar for a list of live music, Blazer games and other entertainment opportunities.

Twilight Cafe & Bar Specifically: Open Mic Open Mic Tuesdays 6pm
1420 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202
SE diner with "attached" music venue hosting a wide variety of music.

Twilight Room Specifically: Friday
5242 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Neighborhood bar that's popular with the U of Portland crowd.

Upright Brewing Company Specifically: Sundays
240 N Broadway Portland OR 97227
Tasting room only for a fab Brewery by the Rose Quarter.

Valentine's Specifically: Rock / Indie / Accoustic / DJ
232 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
Cozy and comfortable downtown joint that feels like a living room, with two floors to throw back a cheap PBR can or a nice cocktail.

White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave Portland OR 97214
Former Plan B space with a few upgrades.

Wilf's Specifically: Jazz
800 NW 6th Ave Portland OR 97209
Classy jazz supper club with red booths adjacent to the train station.

World Famous Kenton Club Specifically: Alt-country / Rock / Punk
2025 N Kilpatrick St. Portland OR 97217
Excellent NoPo dive with gruff but lovable service, colorful regulars, and frequent alt-country/rock acts.