3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Enchanting concert hall, once a movie house, has relaxed vibe and great sound. Pizza and beer are served.
c c Gyuto Monks, 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, $28-$35
Ash Street Saloon
225 S.W. Ash St.
A rock 'n' roll saloon where anarchists, professionals and bike messengers congregate. Live music, full bar and full ashtrays.
c c Carmina Piranha, Morgan Grace, Tuesday's Taken, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, $6
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.
c c Super Rappin' Tour, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, $10
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 The Decemberists, Caleb Klauder Band, Richmond Fontaine, 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, $6
3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Live music for indie fans seven nights a week. Full of no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps.
c c Billy Nayer Show, 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, $8
1332 W. Burnside St.
Portland's Disneyland of music venues has two distinct rooms for two different 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 Dark Star Orchestra, 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, $16-$18
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 and has an open-flame fire pit near the back. Haughty hotties serve pizza and drinks.
c c Carla Bozulich & the Nels Cline Singers, 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, $10
316 S.W. 11th Ave.
Upstairs club loaded with atmosphere and Arabian Nights-tinged decor. Perched above 11th Avenue.
c c Zony Mash, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, $11
527 S.E. Pine St.
Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement for the soda pop club. Bring your teen-age brother. Bring your mom. Live music nearly every night.
c c Limp, Whippersnapper, Inspection 12, the Civies, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, $8
8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
The Roseland offers a full bar and a variety of live music with an emphasis on hip-hop upstairs and roots rock downstairs.
c c Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, El Ni–o, 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, $20
125 N.W. Sixth Ave.
Venerable rock club soaked in Portland history. Punk rock selections on the jukebox. Full bar and a Greek-inspired lunch and dinner menu available at Fellini's, attached.
c c Fernando, Jackstraw, the Boxer Rebellion, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, $5
St. Johns Pub
8203 N. Ivanhoe St.
Live music can be heard every night in this, the building that housed part of the Lewis and Clark Exposition. McMenamins pub food on the restaurant side and lovely concert hall on the other.
c c Cheryl Wheeler, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, $15-$18