3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall features a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.
c c The Knitters, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, $21
Ash Street Saloon
225 S.W. Ash St.
Anarchists, professionals and bike messengers congregate at rock 'n' roll saloon with live music, full bar and full ashtrays.
c c Mulligan Stew, The Wannabe's, Burnout, The Jimmies, 9 p.m. Friday,
May 17, $6
320 S.E. Second Ave.
New all-ages venue in close-in east-side industrial zone has no liquor license but offers quality shows from hip-hop to techie tuneage. Conceptual bathrooms.
c c Twiztid, Blaze, Dog Fashion Disco, DJ Platinum, Mac Lethal, 8 p.m. Friday,
May 17, $15
231 S.W. Ankeny St.
Portland's definitive rock club in the heart of the bar-hopping zone has something for everyone: a wide range of live music, pool tables, two bars and Mediterranean food.
c c Frank Black & the Catholics, 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, $13
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 Face to Face, Thrice, Midtown, 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, $15
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 The Toledo Show, Black Angel, 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, $10
316 S.W. 11th Ave.
503-226-4171, Ext. 41
Upstairs club located above 11th Avenue with high ceilings and wooden floors plays host to Dahlia each First Thursday.
c c Mike Clark and the B-Side Players,
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, $12
300 N.W. 10th Ave.
The most happening jazz club in Portland features regular gigs by Portland's finest: Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Alan Jones and more. There's also Mediterranean food and a downstairs hookup scene.
c c The Woolies, 9:30 p.m. Friday,
May 17, $7
527 S.E. Pine St.
Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement caters to the soda pop club. Bring your teen-age brother! Live music plays nearly every night.
c c Poison the Well, Glassjaw, Recover, Vex Reed, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, $12
31 N.W. First Ave.
Under-the-Burnside Bridge club offers funky beats and DJs spinning everything from down-tempo to a gravity-defying mix of chill-out sounds. Dahlia performs every Tuesday. Live hip-hop jazz and soul every Thursday. Full bar.
c c Voyager One, Man of the Year,
9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, $8
836 N. Russell St.
They say this old bar with Polish heritage is haunted. Now owned by the brothers McMenamin, it offers live music most evenings and happy hour 4 p.m. to
6 p.m. with $2.25 micro pints.
c c Reggie Houston, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, $10