Live Acoustic Music Near Portland, Oregon

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Portland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Local libraries host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Portland. Restaurants and cafes around town sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

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May 5, 2020
Playing at Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Grammy-nominated, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones), Bruce's take on tradition has landed him in collaborations with some of the world's most highly respected players fr
Apr 1, 2020
Playing at Spinella's Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Carl's songs are honest and expertly crafted,with a straightforward simplicity that weaves effortlessly into Folk, Americana, and classic songwriter genres. His style evokes the best of John Prine,Mark Knopfler and Dave Van Ronk with stories as rich.
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Lola's Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 12, 2020
Playing at Blue Heron House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Mock Crest Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Strum Guitars (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
The husband and wife songwriting team and performers, Tempa & Naor just released their new album, Ember’s Fire November 10th, 2018. This duo has crafted a powerful, compelling, all-original work touching on themes of transformation, love, loss, and re
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Old Liberty Theater (Small Theater)
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Apr 20, 2020
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Cozine Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Blue Heron House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
Apr 27, 2020
Playing at Landmark Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 27, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
Apr 28, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
Apr 29, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
May 1, 2020
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
May 2, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
May 4, 2020
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
May 7, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
May 7, 2020
Playing at Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
May 8, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portland, OR

House Concerts

House Concert at the home of Jonathan Levy & Nancy Stone (Portland)
The Holler (Portland)
Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (Portland)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
House Concerts in Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego)
Blue Heron House Concerts (Tigard)
Hill Country West House Concerts (Tigard)
Cozine Creek House Concerts (McMinnville)
Hayloft Concerts (Salem)

Listening Rooms

McMenamin's Al's Den (Portland)
Strum Guitars (Portland)
Mississippi Studios (Portland)
Artichoke Music (Portland)
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)
Influence Music Hall (Hillsboro)
Wildwood Hotel (Willamina)

Folk Music Societies

Oregon Bluegrass Association (Portland)
Portland Folk Music Society (Portland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Raven and Rose (Portland)
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland)
Catfish Lou's (Portland)
Mississippi Pizza (Portland)
The Yukon Tavern (Portland)
Mock Crest Tavern (Portland)
The Vault at Gastro Mania (Portland)
Warehouse 1923 (Vancouver)
Lake Theater & Cafe (Lake Oswego)
Spinella's Restaurant (Gresham)
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Forest Grove)
McMenamin's Kalama Harbor Lodge (Kalama)
McMenamin's Boone's Treasury (Salem)
The Space Concert Club (Salem)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vancouver)
Confluence Winery (Ridgefield)
Andante Vineyard (Dallas)

Libraries

Lake Oswego Library (Lake Oswego)

Small Theaters

Roseland Theater (Portland)
Crystal Ballroom (Portland)
McMenamin's Mission Theatre & Pub (Portland)
The Old Church (Portland)
Revolution Hall (Portland)
The Secret Society (Portland)
Aladdin Theater (Portland)
Alberta Rose Theatre (Portland)
McMenamin's Kennedy School (Portland)
McMenamin's Edgefield (Troutdale)
Old Liberty Theater (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

Milwaukie Farmers Market (Milwaukie)

Bars & Nightclubs

McMenamin's Lola's Room (Portland)
Lightning Will Bar and Grill (Portland)
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
The Blue Diamond (Portland)
Laurelthirst Public House (Portland)
Alberta Street Pub (Portland)
Landmark Saloon (Portland)
Corkscrew Wine Bar (Portland)
The Muddy Rudder Public House (Portland)
Whelan's Irish Pub (Portland)
Billy Blues Bar and Grill (Vancouver)
McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Hillsboro)
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub (Wilsonville)