Contributor: Devin Busby is the Archives and Records Specialist for the City of Portland Archives and Records Center.
The Portland music scene offers a little something for everyone. Below is a list of local venues that offer a variety of shows taking place the week of the SAA conference.
7/25 The Marcus King Band
7/26 Long Hallways with Three for Silver and Yeah Great Fine
7/28 XDS with Donald Beaman
This is one of my favorite venues. The music is always good and Bar Bar has great food!
7/23 The Decemberists with Olivia Chaney are OFFA REX
7/29 Led Zepagain
The Aladdin get some of the best band that come through town!
7/23 Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson
When there is not a show, there is usually some other interesting event happening at Holocene.
7/25 Eye Candy
7/26 Thirsty City
7/27 Andy Cigarettes with Abronia, Alto!, and The Social Stomach
7/29 Nerve Beats with Way Worse and Sad Horse
The Know just relocated to its new location on NE Sandy. The music is great, and you can enjoy a game of pinball between sets.
7/24 The Life and Times with Shelter Red and Last Giant
7/25 Tobin Sprout with Elf Power
7/26 Rooney with Run River North
7/28 Jacob Miller & the Bridge City Crooners
7/29 10,000 Maniacs
The Doug Fir is another venue that gets some really great bands that come through. 10,000 Maniacs on the 29th!
7/24 The Sword
7/25 Blonde Redhead
7/22 The Psychedelic Furs
This venue is an old school that was turned into a venue. There is a café and bar within the venue as well.
7/22 John Mayer
7/23 Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
7/28 Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour
7/30 Ed Sheeran
Neil Diamond and Bruno Mars in the same week? How lucky! It just so happens that the Moda Center is the neighbor of the Convention Center.
7/29 Blackalicious with Zion-I
White Eagle Saloon
7/28 Janiva Magness
This is a beautiful venue, and it is rumored to be haunted!
The Old Church Concert Hall
7/25 Julie Byrne and Johanna Warren
This remaining venues listed below do not have anything on their calendars at this point. However, they all have music pretty much nightly. I highly recommend checking a couple out if you have the time.
Great if you love country music.
The Liquor Store
Often host residencies for musical artist.
Another great country venue.
That sandwiches at this place are insane, and the bands that come through are even better.