"Best music venues in Portland"
I'll be in Portland in the early spring and would love to check out the music scene--I'm a musician myself so there's not a kind of music I don't enjoy. What's the one or two go-to places in town for a low-key night of good music?
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Lissa Willis from Portland, Oregon
Great choice, John - you're coming to a place rich with music in a variety of styles and traditions! There's typically a festival of some sort somewhere in the area most any time of year.
A good place to start is by perusing Willamette Weeks' events postings: http://www.wweek.com/portland/flex-202-music.html
I'm a blues fan, so offer this great link for events and venues calendar: http://cascadebluesassociation.org/blues-events/calendar/
Most everyone gets to Jimmy Mak's downtown. Duff's Garage Bar & Grill is another good spot. McMenamin's Kennedy School is a unique venue - bars and restaurants in an old school, with mostly weekend performances.
While you're here, you might want to tune into KHMD (89.1) for jazz and blues as you roll.
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