Local standup comedian Nariko Ott had an apt description for this North Portland venue: “It’s like someone looked at a Goodwill and thought, ‘I wish we could drink here.’” What space isn’t taken up by mosaic-covered tables and the small stage is devoted to a selection of used records and books, vintage clothes, and a shelf full of old music magazines from around the world. Oh, and a bar that serves well-curated craft beer and delectable sandwiches. Owned by an underground rock lifer, the calendar tends to be a wonderfully motley affair with regular Sunday night jazz gigs, showcases for up-and-comers, experimental/noise acts, and a healthy dose of roots-rock. ROBERT HAM
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8 NE Killingsworth,