Entertainment

Cinema in Portland

Laurelhurst Theater

Great gourmet-pizza-and-microbrew theater showing mostly second-run movies and occasional cult films, anchoring a neighborhood with lots of nightlife.
Live Music in Portland

Doug Fir Lounge

Combining futuristic elements with a rustic log-cabin aesthetic, this venue has helped transform the LoBu (lower Burnside) neighborhood from seedy to slick. Doug Fir books great bands and the sound quality is usuall…
Live Music in Portland

Tonic Lounge

With live music several nights a week, mostly metal and punk, this friendly small venue is a holdover from Portland's once-thriving live-music past. It's been through a number of name changes and redecorations, but …
Concert Venue in Portland

Revolution Hall

Inside a remodeled 1924 school building (whose famous alumni include James Beard and Linus Pauling), this 850-seat concert venue has great sound quality and no bad seats. There's a rooftop bar with views toward down…
Cabaret in Portland

Darcelle XV

This is Portland's Vegas-style cabaret show, featuring glitzy drag queens in big wigs, fake jewelry and overstuffed bras. Musical performances are spiced with corny comedy, while hapless audience members are picked …
Live Music in Portland

Goodfoot

Very neighborly spot with affordable music acts in the basement, plus good dancing (especially Friday nights) and a great sound system. Upstairs is a bar with booths, cheap pool tables, stiff drinks and creative art…
Live Music in Eugene

Sam Bond's

Eugene's favorite live-music venue, located in an old garage. There's nightly entertainment from 9pm (with free live music starting earlier some nights). Also good pub food, cheap happy-hour microbrew pints and a ni…
Live Music in Portland

Mississippi Studios

This intimate bar is good for checking out budding acoustic talent along with more established musical acts. Excellent sound system, and good restaurant-bar with patio (and awesome burgers) next door. Located right …
Performing Arts in Portland

Keller Auditorium

Built in 1917 and formerly known as the Civic Auditorium, Keller hosts a wide range of performers, from big-name musicians (Sturgill Simpson) to the Portland Opera and the Oregon Ballet Theatre, along with some Broa…
Live Music in Portland

Crystal Ballroom

This large, historic ballroom has hosted some major acts, including James Brown and Marvin Gaye in the early '60s. The bouncy, 'floating' dance floor makes dancing almost effortless.