Portland has provided easy access to good music for a long, long time. From grungy Old Portland staples like Satyricon (R.I.P.) to recent renovation projects like Revolution and Polaris Halls, the city has always been a buffet of relatively cheap, varied live music. It’s also a pretty easy city to find a drink.
What follows is the intersection of the two: bars and restaurants with live music, a Venn diagram that is plenty wide here in the City of Roses. Between country twang in saloons and death metal in dive bars, those looking for a loud Tuesday night bender or a romantic Friday evening date spot can get their fix from Kenton to Richmond. In general this map leaves off places that are more venues than restaurants and bars, but places like Holocene and Rev Hall generally have something cool going on most nights.Read More