Music Venues

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.


Mississippi Studios

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!


Aladdin Theater

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.


The Know

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.


Doug Fir

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

7/27 Six60

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!


Wonder Ballroom

7/24 The Sword

7/25 Blonde Redhead

7/26 Waxahatchee


Revolution Hall

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.  


Moda Center

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.


Star Theater

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.

Landmark Saloon

Great if you love country music.


The Liquor Store


Al’s Den

Often host residencies for musical artist.



Another great country venue.


The Waypost


Bunk Bar

That sandwiches at this place are insane, and the bands that come through are even better.



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