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.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Portland host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

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

March 5
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
March 7
A gang of sweet angels punching you in the heart
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
March 8
Billy Blues Bar and Grill (Bar/Nightclub)
Vancouver, WA
March 8
Performing as duo and band. Story telling songs, good guitar picking, rollicking jams and vocal harmony. One of the many Splendors of this duo is that their collective harmonies are rich and dance above their collective tasteful guitars.
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Forest Grove, OR
March 8
Wonder Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
March 9
The Anne Weiss Trio is Anne Weiss, JP Garau, and Julio Appling. Anne is a nationally-touring folk and blues singer-songwriter. JP Garau is an active artistic playing piano, keyboards. Julio Appling is an upright bassist.
Portland FolkMusic Society at Southminster (Folk Music Society)
Beaverton, OR
March 9
Landmark Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
March 9
Northwood Public House and Brewery (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Battle Ground, WA
March 9
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
March 10
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
Polaris Hall (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
March 10
7th Annual Shamrock Cruise - https://www.ShamrockCruise.com
Portland Spirit (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
March 11
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
March 12
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
March 12
The Oregon Garden Resort (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Silverton, OR
March 12
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
March 15
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
March 15
McMenamin's Edgefield (Small Theater)
Troutdale, OR
March 16
Portland FolkMusic Society at Reedwood (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
March 17
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Forest Grove, OR
March 21
Bleu Dog Presents (House Concert)
Lake Oswego, OR
March 23
McMenamin's Edgefield (Small Theater)
Troutdale, OR
March 23
Performing as duo and band. Story telling songs, good guitar picking, rollicking jams and vocal harmony. One of the many Splendors of this duo is that their collective harmonies are rich and dance above their collective tasteful guitars.
Laurelthirst Public House (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
March 23
Bleu Dog Presents (House Concert)
Lake Oswego, OR
March 24
Award winning acoustic folk pop music that's entertainingly good fun is what you get when you bring Tim and Kathy Crosby to your home or venue. Let us entertain you! https://www.phoenixduo.org
The Oregon Garden Resort (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Silverton, OR
March 26
Join Us on March 26th at Spinella's. We will be swapping Songs and Stories. It is a Pay What you Can Show.
Spinella's Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Gresham, OR
March 27
Mississippi Studios (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
March 29
Mississippi Studios (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
March 29
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
March 29
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Listening Room)
Hillsboro, OR
March 29
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
April 3
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
April 5
Fronted by singer-songwriter Kristen Grainger, the folk-bluegrass powerhouse includes Dan Wetzel, guitar, vocals; Martin Stevens, mandolin, fiddle, vocals; and Josh Adkins, bass, vocals. Amazing harmonies, songwriting, and instrumentaion.
McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
April 5
Wonder Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
April 6
Kate Power and Steve Einhorn are lifelong musicians, songwriters, teachers, and were the owners of the world renowned performance venue, music school, and instrument shop, Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon (1981-2006).
Portland FolkMusic Society at Southminster (Folk Music Society)
Beaverton, OR
April 6
Barrie Dempsey is an award winning musician whose genre wears many different hats. He is a songwriter who spins stories about morality and love, yet can carry a Folk Americana/Roots feel, akin to writ
Chehalem Winery (Vineyard)
Newberg, OR
April 9
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
April 9
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
April 10
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
April 12
Polaris Hall (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
April 12
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
April 13
Polaris Hall (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
April 13
Northwood Public House and Brewery (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Battle Ground, WA
April 16
Polaris Hall (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
April 17
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
April 18
Jenner is a storyteller. His music is full of love, compassion and curiosity. The characters are relatable because they’re real folks
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
April 19
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Listening Room)
Hillsboro, OR
April 20
A Crow tribal member, Cary received the 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD and the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD.
Portland FolkMusic Society at Reedwood (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
April 20
The Rough & Tumble is a folk/Americana duo from New Hampshire. They aren’t afraid to take an audience from the lighthearted to the gut wrenching, and they do it seamlessly.
Old Liberty Theater (Small Theater)
Ridgefield, WA
April 21
With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.
Bleu Dog Presents (House Concert)
Lake Oswego, OR
April 26
Alberta Rose Theatre (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)
Bleu Dog Presents (Lake Oswego)
Cozine Creek House (and yard) Concerts (McMinnville)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
Hill Country West House Concerts (Tigard)
MarxHouse Concerts (Portland)
Wee Ceili Room Trad House Concerts (Tualatin)

Listening Rooms

Artichoke Music (Portland)
McMenamin's Al's Den (Portland)
Polaris Hall (Portland)
Strum Guitars (Portland)
U & I Cultural Event Center (Tigard)
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)

Folk Music Societies

Portland FolkMusic Society at Reedwood (Portland)
Portland FolkMusic Society at Southminster (Beaverton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

West Hills Coffeehouse (Portland)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vancouver)
Celestial Hill Vineyard (McMinnville)
Chehalem Winery (Newberg)
J L Kiff Vineyard (McMinnville)
Lange Estate Winery (Dundee)
Moulton Falls Winery (Yacolt)
Pendarvis Farm (Happy Valley)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Butteville General Store (Aurora)
Cooper Mountain Ale Works (Tigard)
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland)
Emanar Cellars (Battle Ground)
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Forest Grove)
McMenamin's Kalama Harbor Lodge (Kalama)
Mississippi Pizza (Portland)
Northwood Public House and Brewery (Battle Ground)
Spinella's Restaurant (Gresham)
The Oregon Garden Resort (Silverton)
Tigardville Station (Tigard)

Small Theaters

Aladdin Theater (Portland)
Alberta Abbey (Portland)
Alberta Rose Theatre (Portland)
Crystal Ballroom (Portland)
McMenamin's Edgefield (Troutdale)
McMenamin's Kennedy School (Portland)
McMenamin's Mission Theatre & Pub (Portland)
Old Liberty Theater (Ridgefield)
Portland Spirit (Portland)
Revolution Hall (Portland)
Roseland Theater (Portland)
The Old Church (Portland)
Winona Grange (Tualatin)
Wonder Ballroom (Portland)

Outdoor Music Series

Tom McCall Waterfront Park (Portland)
Library Park (Woodburn)

Bars & Nightclubs

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