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 …
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.
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.
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.
Live Music in Portland


This steamy red bar books burlesque and cabaret shows along with national and regional touring bands (recently including the Briefs and the Electric Six). Drop in on Sunday night for the eclectic Sinferno Cabaret, a…
Live Music in Portland

Jimmy Mak's

Stumptown's premier jazz venue, serving excellent Mediterranean food in its dining room.
Bar in Portland

LaurelThirst Public House

Great acoustic bands and good beer spill the crowds onto the sidewalk at this dark, homey neighborhood joint. There's free live music, firmly in the bluegrass-folk-Americana zone, every night from 6 to 8pm and midda…
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 …
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.
Cinema in Portland

Kennedy School Theater

Another nice McMenamins venue; watch movies (second-run features and more) in the old school gym. Check the website for current screenings.