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

http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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

http://www.aladdin-theater.com/

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!

 

Holocene

http://www.holocene.org/

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

http://www.theknowpdx.com/

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

http://www.dougfirlounge.com/

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

http://www.wonderballroom.com/

7/24 The Sword

7/25 Blonde Redhead

7/26 Waxahatchee

 

Revolution Hall

http://www.revolutionhall.com/

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

http://www.rosequarter.com/venue/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

http://startheaterportland.com/

7/29 Blackalicious with Zion-I

 

White Eagle Saloon

https://www.mcmenamins.com/white-eagle-saloon-hotel

7/28 Janiva Magness

This is a beautiful venue, and it is rumored to be haunted!

 

The Old Church Concert Hall

http://theoldchurch.org/

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

http://landmarksaloon.com/

Great if you love country music.

 

The Liquor Store

http://www.theliquorstorepdx.com/

 

Al’s Den

https://www.mcmenamins.com/crystal-hotel/als-den

Often host residencies for musical artist.

 

Laurelthirst

https://laurelthirst.com/

Another great country venue.

 

The Waypost

http://www.thewaypost.com/

 

Bunk Bar

http://www.bunksandwiches.com/shows/

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

 

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