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Aladdin Theater

3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.


This enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall features a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.

c c Tim Easton, 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, $12

Alberta Street Public House

1036 N.E. Alberta St.


A good Irish pub has live music, live Irish people and a full bar with friendly bartenders. This is a good Irish pub.

c c Danny Barnes, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, $10

Berbati's Pan

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 Simon Widdowson CD release, Jonah, Little Sue, DJ Roger Campos, 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, $7

Billy Reed's

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.

c c Silky, 9:30 p.m. Saturday,

March 29, no cover

The Bitter End

1981 W. Burnside St.


This pub across from PGE Park pulls in sports fans and has a great jukebox.

c c The Piano Throwers, Jon Neufeld, David Pugh, 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, $6


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 Hell's Belles, the Rc5, 10 p.m. Friday, March 28, $10

Crystal Ballroom

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 Super Diamond, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 29, $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 Fastball, Butch Flocker, Smooch Knob, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, $10

Fez Ballroom

316 S.W. 11th Ave.

503-221-7262, Ext. 41

The Fez has refashioned itself as a Moroccan-tinged mystery den located in the catbird seat above West Burnside Street.

c c Zony Mash, 8:30 p.m. Friday,

March 28, $10

Jasmine Tree

401 S.W. Harrison St.


This tiki bar extraordinaire tends to draw students from nearby Portland State University. Occasional live music and DJs.

c c Smegma, Usaisamonster, Nequaguam Vacuum, Human Abstract,

10 p.m. Saturday, March 29, $5

Jimmy Mak's

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.

c c Derek Sims, 9 p.m. Saturday,

March 29, $5


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 Cheap Trick, the Anniversary, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, $22.50-$27

White Eagle

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 David Lipkind's Flying Harmonica Freak Show, 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, $6