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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Portland. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

December 5
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
December 7
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
December 8
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
December 9
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
December 9
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
December 10
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
December 10
NWSP is John Weed (fiddle), Aryeh Frankfurter (nyckelharpa, harp), Lisa Lynn (cittern, harp), and Stuart Mason (guitar, bouzouki). They present a lush blend of extraordinary instruments and music in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions.
Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
December 10
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
December 16
Patterson Hood is a musician and songwriter living in Portland, OR. He's originally from Muscle Shoals, AL and plays with a band called Drive-By Truckers as well as being a solo artist.
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
December 16
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Listening Room)
Hillsboro, OR
December 18
Haunting reveries. High energy rave-ups. Indie.folk + bit of trad. As seen at Newport Folk Fest, Mountain Stage & more "These are songs with stories well told. This is what it's all about" -Steve Ear
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
December 20
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
December 23
Methven Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Dayton, OR
December 26
Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vineyard)
Vancouver, WA
December 31
Spare Room (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
January 4
Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
January 6
The Blue Diamond (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
January 7
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
January 7
Methven Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Dayton, OR
January 7
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
January 12
Award winning singer/songwriter Randy Lewis Brown, despite being well past his prime and having an early bedtime, can still take an audience on a magical journey of discovery with his story telling an
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
January 13
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
January 13
Tigardville Station (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Tigard, OR
January 14
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
January 15
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
January 15
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
January 21
A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music.
Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
January 27
Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Portland, OR
January 27
Laurelthirst Public House (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
January 28
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
January 28
No Depression magazine writes, “The joy in records like this is finding a true grass roots voice, something Silver Lake 66 has in spades . . . This is music for cold nights and warm whiskey.”
Strum Guitars (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
January 29
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 4
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 4
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
February 7
Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Portland, OR
February 9
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 10
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 11
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 11
Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Portland, OR
February 17
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 18
You are the shouted poetry of dawn. Each and every one of you, regardless of identity, gender, ethnicity or anything else, is born to the Hero's Quest.
Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
February 21
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
February 21
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
February 23
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Portland, Oregon

House Concerts

Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (Portland)
Cozine Creek House Concerts (McMinnville)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
The Holler (Portland)
Tiny Deck House Concert (Portland)

Listening Rooms

Artichoke Music (Portland)
McMenamin's Al's Den (Portland)
Mississippi Studios (Portland)
Strum Guitars (Portland)
The Garages (Beaverton)
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)

Folk Music Societies

Portland Folk Music Society (Portland)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vancouver)
Chehalem Winery (Newberg)
Lady Hill Winery (Saint Paul)
Lange Estate Winery (Dundee)
Methven Family Vineyards (Dayton)
Moulton Falls Winery (Yacolt)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cooper Mountain Ale Works (Tigard)
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland)
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Forest Grove)
McMenamin's Kalama Harbor Lodge (Kalama)
Spare Room (Portland)
Spinella's Restaurant (Gresham)
Tigardville Station (Tigard)

Libraries

Hollywood Library (Portland)

Small Theaters

Aladdin Theater (Portland)
Alberta Rose Theatre (Portland)
Crystal Ballroom (Portland)
McMenamin's Edgefield (Troutdale)
Old Liberty Theater (Ridgefield)
Revolution Hall (Portland)
Roseland Theater (Portland)
The Old Church (Portland)

Bars & Nightclubs

Alberta Street Pub (Portland)
Billy Blues Bar and Grill (Vancouver)
Corkscrew Wine Bar (Portland)
Jo Bar & Rotisserie (Portland)
Laurelthirst Public House (Portland)
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
Star Theater Portland (Portland)
The Blue Diamond (Portland)