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

September 29
The Old Church (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
September 30
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Listening Room)
Hillsboro, OR
September 30
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
September 30
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 1
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 2
Dayan Kai, from the island of Maui, is a true force of musical nature. An artist whose musical abilities and style know few bounds, Dayan is known for his soulful voice, powerful songwriting, and multi-instrumental prowess.
Cozine Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
McMinnville, OR
October 2
The Holler (House Concert)
Portland, OR
October 2
Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
October 4
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 4
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 5
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 6
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 7
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
October 8
“One of the best players on acoustic [guitar] embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Old Liberty Theater (Small Theater)
Ridgefield, WA
October 8
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
October 8
Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage - she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing. Sometimes all in one song!
Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Portland, OR
October 11
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 12
Jess Anderly and George Veech are Strangled Darlings.A duo named for William Faulkner chasing songs & ghosts of a vivid American pageant.
Laurelthirst Public House (Bar/Nightclub)
Portland, OR
October 13
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
October 14
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 14
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 15
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 17
Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vineyard)
Vancouver, WA
October 17
Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vineyard)
Vancouver, WA
October 18
The Old Church (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 19
Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 20
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 20
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 20
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 20
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
October 21
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 22
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 29
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
October 29
Chehalem Winery (Vineyard)
Newberg, OR
November 1
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 1
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 3
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 4
The Old Church (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 4
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 5
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 6
The Old Church (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 9
Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 9
Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, OR
November 13
Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 13
Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 15
Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
November 16
Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
November 17
The Old Church (Small Theater)
Portland, OR
November 18
Tigardville Station (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Tigard, OR
November 18
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
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)
Cozine Creek House Concerts (McMinnville)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
The Holler (Portland)
Tiny Deck House Concert (Portland)

Listening Rooms

Artichoke Music (Portland)
Mississippi Studios (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)
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)
Laurelthirst Public House (Portland)
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
Star Theater Portland (Portland)
The Blue Diamond (Portland)