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Where to see Portland Concerts

Top Venues for Portland Concerts


Portland is known for its incredible music scene. The city attracts big names and has also become a favorite stop for up-and-coming talent. Bookmark this page so you can check the calendar links frequently.

1. Aladdin Theater

Where: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. (at Powell)
 503) 234-9694 (schedule and tickets)
503-234-9694 (office)

What: Once a vaudeville house and an adult movie theater this 620-seat theater is one of the best venues to experience live music in an intimate setting.

Aladdin Theater concert calendar

Buy Tickets: The theater box office is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also an hour before showtime.

2. Oregon Zoo

Where: Just west of downtown on Highway 26

What: Each summer, the lawn at the Oregon Zoo becomes a beloved outdoor concert venue. Bring a picnic and a blanket. These shows are very popular so get tickets in advance.

Oregon Zoo concert calendar

Buy Tickets: Available at Oregon Zoo office or via TicketsWest

3. Crystal Ballroom

Where: 1332 W. Burnside, Portland
(503) 225-0047

What: This beautiful venue was restored by the McMenamin brothers in 1997, complete with its famous “bouncing dance floor.” The Crystal has been host to hundreds of amazing acts.

Crystal Ballroom concert calendar

Buy Tickets: Box office hours are M – F, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Or buy tickets at Ringlers Pub (next door).

Or go through Ticketmaster.

4. Roseland Theater

Where: 8 NW 6th Ave., Portland
(503) 224-2038

What: This venue holds 1400 people in the main room and balcony, and there’s a smaller club downstairs. You’ll enter through the Roseland Grill, a popular all-ages hangout.

Roseland Theater concert calendar

Buy Tickets: Ticketswest

5. Wonder Ballroom

Where: 128 NE Russell St., Portland
(503) 284-8686

What: Restored in 2004, this historic building was once a meeting place for political and cultural groups (among other things). It holds about 750 people. The attached restaurant, Café Wonder, has become a popular neighborhood dinner spot.

Wonder Ballroom calendar

Buy Tickets: Box office is open M – F, noon - 6 p.m or buy through Ticketmaster.
(503) 224-4400

6. Clark County Amphitheater

Where: 17200 NE Delfel Road,
Ridgefield, WA

What: This outdoor venue is located 20 minutes north of Portland in Ridgefield, WA. You can choose from lawn seating and covered amphitheater seating.

Clark County Amphitheater calendar

Buy Tickets: The Amphitheater box office is open on event days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. through one hour after showtime. Or buy through Ticketmaster.
(503) 224-4400

7. Doug Fir

Where: 830 E. Burnside, Portland
(503) 231-WOOD

What: The Doug Fir is a must-see restaurant/bar/club. The downstairs of the lounge is a super-groovy 21+ concert venue.

Doug Fir concert calendar

Buy Tickets: Box Office opens 30 minutes before the doors. Doors usually open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets also available at:

  • Ticketswest
  • Most local Safeway Stores
  • Pioneer Square Visitor Info
  • Music Millennium Records

8. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Where: 1037 SW Broadway, 
(503) 248-4335

What: The “Shnitz” is a beautiful concert hall with incredible acoustics. In addition to concerts, this venue hosts the Oregon Symphony, dance performances, and the Portland Arts and Lectures series. It’s one of the venues used by the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA).

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall calendar

Buy Tickets: The box office (at 1111 SW Broadway), is open M – F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Or buy through Ticketswest or Ticketmaster.

9. Fez Ballroom

Where: 318 SW 11th Ave

What: Check out the lineup of DJs and other high-energy acts at the Fez. This is an excellent place to dance your heart out.

Fez Ballroom concert calendar

Buy Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster.

10. McMenamins Edgefield

Where: 2126 S.W. Halsey St.
Troutdale, OR 97060

What: Located about 30 minutes outside of Portland in Troutdale, OR, Edgefield is a lovely hotel/estate with several restaurants and pubs, a winery, and a golf course, a movie theater, and strolling gardens. Concerts are held on the lawn outside the main building.

Edgefield concert calendar

Buy Tickets:Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Crystal Ballroom box office.

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