3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall features a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.
Derek Trucks Band, Tony Furtado Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, $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.
Mofro, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, $8
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.
Ben Kweller, Brendan Benson & the Well Fed Boys, Audio Learning Center, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, $10
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.
Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, $16.50-$19
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.
Crooked Fingers, Mary Lou Lord, the Decemberists, Modernstate, 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, $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.
The Wailers, Topaz, Cansaman, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16, $20-$25
316 S.W. 11th Ave.
503-221-7262, Ext. 41
A Moroccan-tinged mystery den is in the catbird seat above West Burnside Street.
Lyricist Lounge Series featuring Dead Prez, Killer Mike, YoungBloodz, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, $13
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. Also on offer: Mediterranean food and downstairs hookup scene.
Mr. Rosewater, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, $5
527 S.E. Pine St.
Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement caters to the soda pop club. Bring your teenage brother! Live music plays nearly every night.
The Good Life, Rilo Kiley, Mayday, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, $8
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. Dahlia performs every Tuesday; live hip-hop jazz and soul plays every Thursday.
King Black Acid, Helio Sequence, My Regrets, Deflower, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, $10
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.
Fetish Masquerade Ball, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, $20
125 N.W. Sixth Ave.
This venerable rock club has punk on the jukebox, a full bar and a Greek-inspired lunch and dinner menu available at Fellini's, attached.
Dutch Flat, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, $5