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3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall features a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.
c c Peter Case, Pete Krebs, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $13-$15
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 Palatine Hill, Fist City, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $6
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 Buck 65, Sleep, Josh Martinez, Vertigo, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, $8
The Bitter End
1981 W. Burnside St.
This pub across from PGE Park pulls in sports fans and has a great jukebox.
c c Higher Ground, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $4
3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Cramped with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps, venue puts on live music for indie fans seven nights a week.
c c The Gossip, Young People, King Cobra, Sleetmute, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, $7
626 S.W. Park Ave.
French-style brasserie serves lunch, dinner and, in the evenings, live jazz. Nice touches include black-and-white parquet floors and white butcher paper on the tables for coloring.
c c Charles Crossman Duo, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, free
Crystal Ballroom, Lola's Room
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 DJ Gregarious, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $3
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 Sinferno Cabaret, 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, $6
316 S.W. 11th Ave.
503-221-7262, Ext. 41
A Moroccan-tinged mystery den sits in the catbird seat above West Burnside Street.
c c Deeper Roots, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, $3
2845 S.E. Stark St.
Venue features funk-jazz band on Thursdays, Motown spinning on Fridays and live music on Saturdays, with cheap beer and wallet-friendly cover all days.
c c Surrounded by Ninjas. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, $3
2280 N.W. Thurman St.
Live jam band music for the hippie-country-Celtic crowd plays every evening except Sunday. There's a full bar, dinner menu and a covered, heated patio.
c c Little Sue, Lara Michell, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, $5
Jazz de Opus
33 N.W. Second Ave.
Classy jazz club has '70s-style stained glass and timeless cool.
c c Mary Kadderly, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $7
300 N.W. 10th Ave.
The most happening jazz club in Portland hosts regular gigs by Portland's finest: Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Alan Jones and more.
c c The Mel Brown Septet, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, $6
527 S.E. Pine St.
Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement caters to the soda pop club. Live music plays nearly every night.
c c Home Grown, Riddlin' Kids, the All-American Rejects, Flashlight Brown, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, $12
31 N.W. First Ave.
Under-the-Burnside Bridge club offers funky beats, a full bar and DJs spinning everything from down-tempo to a gravity-defying mix of chill-out sounds.
c c Dahlia, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, $5