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

Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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"
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Hart House Concerts (House Concert)
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Kennedy School (Small Theater)
Amber Sweeney, is a highly sought after performer & songwriter whose been compared to Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, & India Arie. Her distinctive voice & stage presence demand attention in any room.
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and has developed a taste for old guitars and smooth tequilas.
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Edgefield (Small Theater)
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.”
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at The Muddy Rudder Public House (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Strum Guitars (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Hart House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 9, 2019
Playing at Hill Country West House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at Lake Oswego Library (Library)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
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.
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Kennedy School (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Portland, OR

House Concerts

Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (Portland)
Doverlaff House Concerts (Portland)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
Hill Country West House Concerts (Tigard)
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

Doug Fir Lounge (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)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vancouver)
Confluence Winery (Ridgefield)

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

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