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

Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Hill Country West House Concerts (House Concert)
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues, with a generous sprinkling of original material thrown in.
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Lake Theater & Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Catfish Lou's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Lola's Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 9, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 9, 2019
Playing at Lake Theater & Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Dec 10, 2019
Playing at The Old Church (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Mississippi Pizza (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Dec 18, 2019
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Portland, OR

House Concerts

Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (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)
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)

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)
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)