3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Enchanting movie-house-turned-concert hall with relaxed vibe and great sound. Pizza and beer are served.
c c 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Dave
320 S.E. Second Ave.
New all-ages venue in close-in east-side industrial zone. No liquor license, but quality shows from hip-hop to techie tuneage. Conceptual bathrooms.
c c 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, Trik Turner, Pinehurst Kids, 94 cents
231 S.W. Ankeny St.
Portland's definitive rock club. This rambling venue in the heart of the bar-hopping zone has something for everyone. Wide range of live music, pool tables and two bars. Mediterranean food.
c c 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Helio Sequence, The Swords Project, Mono, $8
2808 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Serving plentiful portions of comfort food at lunch and dinner, Billy Reed's is located in the refurbished Standard Dairy building. Live music, mostly blues and jazz, Thursday through Sunday nights.
3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Live music for indie fans seven nights a week. Cramped, with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps.
c c 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, Dutch Flat, $6
1332 W. Burnside St.
503-225-5555, Ext. 8811
Portland's Disneyland of music venues has two rooms for two distinct moods and live music almost every night of the week. Lola's Room is small, with an intimate vibe. The Crystal Ballroom is grand, and its dance floor is drenched in the history of bygone days.
c c 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Five Fingers of Funk, $7-$10
Dante's Caffe Italiano
1 S.W. Third Ave.
Dark. Dangerous. Slinky. This inferno-style cafe and cocktail lounge hosts an ever-changing roster of live music, an open-flame fire pit near the back. Pizza and drinks served by haughty hotties.
c c 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, Sunset Valley, For Stars, Migala, $8
2958 N.E. Glisan St.
Live music is on deck every night at this neighborhood tavern where Southeast favorites regularly appear. Offers a wide selection of brews to round out the Cannonball Chili and Gardenburgers.
c c 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Buds of May, $5
8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
Full bar and a variety of live music with an emphasis on hip-hop upstairs and roots rock downstairs.
c c 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, Living Legends, Defari, Cool Nutz, DJ B-Mello, Tha Liks aka Alkaholiks, $18
836 N. Russell St.
Rumored to be haunted, this old bar with a Polish heritage is owned by the brothers McMenamin. Live music most evenings. Happy hour 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $2.25 micro pints.
c c 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Spigot, Mad Hattie, Jonah Howard & the American Dream, $6