5 Places to Listen to Live Music in Portland

There are plenty of things to see and do in Portland, including places to listen to live music in Portland. From fun attractions and a vibrant art scene to live music venues, Portland offers a variety of activities to try. Listening to live performers is one of the most popular things to do in Portland, and with good reason. Any day of the week, you’ll find a singer or band to enjoy.


If you’re looking for places to listen to live music in Portland, here are five options:


Revolution Hall


One of the most popular music venues in Portland is Revolution Hall. Located in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland, Revolution Hall used to be Washington High School’s school auditorium. It was unused since the school closed in 1981 and was  transformed into a music venue in 2015 . Catch performers like hardcore punk band Show Me the Body and singer-songwriter Andy Shauf here.


Aladdin Theater


A historic venue in the Brooklyn neighborhood, the Aladdin Theater was originally a vaudeville house in the 1920s and is now one of the most popular places to listen to live music in Portland. You can catch diverse musical performances from Vanessa Carlton to EPIK HIGH here.


The Get Down


The Get Down is a relatively new music venue and event space in the Southeast Industrial neighborhood of Portland. It has a capacity of 400 people and is also an event space. Diverse artists such as Wax Tailor and Wood Belly have scheduled shows this year. Take note that all shows are for adults only, 21 and up, unless otherwise noted.


McMenamin’s Al’s Den


Al’s Den is the speakeasy portion of the Crystal Hotel/Zeus Cafe area. This is a great place for a night out with unique cocktails and delicious food. Catch live music, or stand-up comedy acts here almost every night of the week. One Google review described it as a “Great place to have fun with extremely good music!” We guarantee you’ll have a great time at Al’s Den.


The Jack London Revue


The Jack London Revue is located in the historic Alder Building in downtown Portland. This new destination for jazz combines a speakeasy feel with the looks of a modern club. The venue features the northwest’s most talented musical performers and will also feature the best international and national performers. Watch out for more live musical acts here this year.


From jazz to punk to hip hop, you can find a live music venue in Portland that suits your musical taste. Whether you want a smaller venue for an intimate night of music or a large venue with a club-like feel, Portland offers excellent options for a night out.


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