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…
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


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 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 next door. Located right on busy N Mississippi …
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.
Theater in Portland

Portland Center Stage

The city's main theater company now performs in the Portland Armory – a renovated Pearl District landmark with state-of-the-art features.
Classical Music in Portland

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

This beautiful, if not acoustically brilliant, downtown venue hosts a wide range of shows, lectures, concerts and other performances.
Cinema in Portland

Flicks on the Bricks

On certain Fridays in summer, the Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes a huge outdoor cinema showing movies on a big screen.
Stadium in Portland

Moda Center

Formerly named the Rose Garden, this large arena is home to Portland's professional basketball team, the Trail Blazers.
Performing Arts in Portland

Keller Auditorium

The Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre stage performances here, along with some Broadway productions.