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 several 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

May 25, 2019
Playing at Strum Guitars (Listening Room)
Mary Flower’s immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song
May 26, 2019
Playing at White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
May 26, 2019
Playing at The Vault at Gastro Mania (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 27, 2019
Playing at Billy Blues Bar & Grill (Bar/Nightclub)
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.
May 28, 2019
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Kalama Harbor Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Whelan's Irish Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Doverlaff House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Milwaukie Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Hart House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at Strum Guitars (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Mock Crest Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2019
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 1, 2019
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Jul 5, 2019
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 5, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Jul 6, 2019
Playing at The Yukon Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 9, 2019
Playing at White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
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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)
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

Portland Folk Music Society (Portland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Doug Fir Lounge (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)


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)
Old Liberty Theater (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

Milwaukie Farmers Market (Milwaukie)

Bars & Nightclubs

Lightning Will Bar and Grill (Portland)
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 & Grill (Vancouver)