The Wonder has proven itself a major contender on the Portland music scene by booking many hot shows in its relatively short life. The historic building—originally built as a meeting hall—is spacious and beautifully restored with a nice balcony and bar overlooking the ballroom floor.
Make sure to check out the cafe lurking in the basement of the building, waiting to serve you a cocktail and some food.
Hip, happenin' warehouse space in hip, happenin' Southeast Portland. Holocene is host to both DJs and bands. With two large rooms and one long bar, it's a great place to shake your booty or bob your head.
The Goodfoot is a good old Southeast standby with a hint of a hippie vibe, separated into 2 floors—each with its own entrance. The lower-level lounge is a music venue hosting primarily hiphop, reggae, jam and world music acts. The upstairs pub is huge and has pool tables and pinball. The menu consists of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and house specials, all for a completely affordable prices.
Bar, Brewpub, Club, American, Burgers, Pub Grub, Seafood, Pizza, Buffet, Barbecue/Southern, Movie Theater, Menu
The historic Edgefield Manor once served as Multnomah County's Poor Farm but now, it’s anything but. Sprawling grounds with multiple buildings serving many functions. The main building has over 100 guest rooms. There are 7 restaurants and bars including a movie theatre, gardens, and a golf course. Just too much to list here. See their website (link above) for details.
Located in the Jupiter Hotel complex, the Doug Fir Lounge -located below the restaurant and bar, is like a super-cool log cabin bunker from the future. Playing host to some of the best touring and local bands it is by far one of the most unique music venues in the pacific northwest. The gorgeous log cabin-themed diner hosts a variety of musical events on their lower level, so you can see a show, drink a cosmo, and eat a "Fir Burger" all at the same place, then pass out in a swank room at the Jupiter Hotel just next door. The popular happy hour boasts some of the best cheap bar food in town, but get there early if you want to get a seat, because the lounge fills up quick with well-heeled urbanites.
One of Portland's finest music venues Sits 3 stories above busy West Burnside and plays host to some of the best international and local bands as well as other events. The ornate decor is capped by giant crystal chandeliers from whence the name was derived.
Former vaudeville (and later porno) theater, the Aladdin has become one of Portland's premier music venues. Hosting a wide array of national touring acts. AND It's one of the few places where you can actually sit down and watch a show.