A round up of what’s going on in Portland this week including trivia, happy hours, live music, open mic & more!
Portland in the News: Those Valuable Timbers; Best Place to Travel; Salmon Sidewalk & More! | May 11, 2023
The Portland Timbers have been ranked the world’s 29th most valuable soccer franchise by sports business website Sportico.
Portland made Forbes’s list of The Best Places To Travel In The U.S. for 2023.
And Portland is home to a salmon sidewalk.Read More
2023 Mother’s Day Brunch @ Portland’s EastBurn Public House | Large Tables, Patio, Mimosas, Eggs Benedict & More!
May 14 @ EastBurn Public House – The EastBurn Public House is serving up mimosas, bloody marys, eggs benedict, scrambles, hash & more for Mother’s Day — No reservations needed.Read More
Al’s Den & Ringlers Annex Features Live Music & Comedy in Downtown Portland | Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
Al’s Den is an intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music fills the air.Read More
Free Portland Trivia w/ Bridgetown Trivia | Monday-Thursday
Bridgetown Trivia features the best trivia, the best hosts, the best prizes… all in the most beautiful city! Always Free to playRead More
White Eagle Saloon Serves up Pints w/ Live Tunes in North Portland | One of the City’s Oldest Haunts, Daily Happy Hour
The legendary White Eagle Café, Saloon & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel makes for memorable lunches or after-work gatherings with coworkers and friends.Read More
Win Tickets: Brett’s House Party @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Improvised Live House Music
May 16 @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge – Brett’s House Party plays 100% improvised live house music made with multiple synthesizers, bassists, and electronic drums!Read More
Inaugural Grand Lodge Brewfest in Forest Grove | Beer, Cider, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, Live Music & More!
June 3 @ McMenamins Grand Lodge – More than a beer festival, the Grand Lodge Brewfest is a great, grand, exciting day of summertime fun!Read More
PDX Urban Wine Experience @ Easton Broad | Featuring Portland Made Wines, Benefit for Portland Backpack Program
May 21 @ Easton Broad – The PDX Urban Winery Association is excited to celebrate Oregon Wine Month with a joint winery event.Read More
High Klass Brunch! Drag Brunch Show @ Escape Bar & Grill | Hosted by Savannah O Bennington
May 13 @ Escape Bar & Grill – Escape Bar and Grill’s Monthly Drag Brunch Show. Hosted By Savannah O Bennington. Savannah’s Birthday Brunch Edition!Read More
McMenamins Celebrates 40 Years: Happy Birthday, Barley Mill! | Food & Drink Specials, Beer, Live Music, No Cover
On June 17, 1983 McMenamins Barley Mill Pub opened its doors, poured the first beer and turned up the Grateful Dead. Celebrate in 2023 w/ live music, cocktail & food specials.Read More
Keepin It Klassy Drag and Comedy Show @ Escape Bar & Grill | Hosted by Savannah O Bennington
May 12 @ Escape Bar & Grill – It’s a drag queen’s birthday so it it guaranteed to be not only a hoot but also a holler. Come enjoy Delicious Food, Great Drinks, and INCREDIBLE Performances.Read More
Win Tickets ($30): Fox and Bones 1,000th Show Celebration @ Mississippi Studios | w/ The Quick & Easy Boys, The Get Ahead & James Coates
Join Fox and Bones backed by psychedelic gunslingers The Quick & Easy Boys on Friday May 26th as they celebrate their 1,000th show at Portland’s historic Mississippi Studios.Read More
2 Nights Featuring Tony Starlight @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Neil Diamond’s 80th Birthday Tribute, Musical Variety Show
Tony Starlight presents two comedy filled shows on May 19-20 @ Alberta Rose Theatre.Read More
Win Tickets ($45): Mariee Siou – Circle of Signs EP Release Concert @ The Old Church Concert Hall | w/ Kacey Johansing
May 26 @ The Old Church Concert Hall – Mariee Siou has been a fixture in the Neo-folk scene since her 2007 debut “Faces in the Rocks”—now acclaimed as a cult classic in the indie music world.Read More
Win Tickets ($50): Mighty Poplar @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Maya de Vitry, Bluegrass
May 25 @ Aladdin Theater – Regarded as some of the finest players of their generation, Mighty Poplar is never showy and always in service of the song.Read More
Win Tickets ($90): Grammy Nominee Bebe Rexha @ Crystal Ballroom | BEST F’N NIGHT OF MY LIFE Tour
June 7 @ Crystal Ballroom – “Meant To Be” earned Rexha a nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards, where she was also up for Best New Artist.Read More
Win Tickets ($50): Fruit Bats @ Revolution Hall | w/ Jeffrey Silverstein, Folk Rock, Alternative
May 25 @ Revolution Hall – New Fruit Bats album A River Running to Your Heart finds the project in the middle of a people-powered climb leading to the biggest shows, loudest accolades, and most enthusiastic new fans in Fruit Bats history!Read More
The Pharmacy Drag Brunch | Hosted by Devlin Lynn Phoenixx, Mimosas
May 21 @ The Pharmacy – The event is hosted by our queen, Devlin Lynn Phoenixxx with a rotating cast for each event sure to dazzle you with their everything!Read More
PDXWIT Presents May Virtual Happy Hour | Online, Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity
May 16 – At this month’s virtual Happy Hour, PDXWIT and sponsor First Tech celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!Read More
Thursday Night Bingo @ Unity Spiritual Center of Portland | Cash Prizes, Benefit for Unity, All Ages
Thursdays @ Unity Spiritual Center of Portland – Everyone is welcome to come out, play and have fun + CASH PRIZES!Read More
MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,600+): Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Rip City Comedy Festival, PDX Moon Market & More! | May 4-7, 2023
The weekend is back, Portland! Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta features food, drink, vendors and more all weekend. Artists Repertory Theater opens True Story. Move for a good cause at Walk/Run for the Animals. And this is the last weekend of Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.Read More
Portland in the News: City Green Lights Street Dining; Extreme Pollen Season; Foodie Passport & More | May 4, 2023
Explore new dining options w/ Black Business Association of Oregon’s “Foodie Passport”.
Oregon’s legislature recently banned foam takeout containers.
And Portland has OK’d the extension of the pandemic relic of street seating.Read More
Portland Spirit Presents Yacht Rock Cruise in Downtown Portland | Featuring DJ Scott Tom Playing Hits of the 70s & 80s
May 21 @ Portland Spirit – Join our Yacht Rock Cruise on the Portland Spirit and groove to the hits of the 70s and 80s with DJ Scott Tom from 106.7 The Eagle.Read More
Win Tickets ($24): Common Girl @ Mission Theater | Shoegaze, Post-hardcore, w/ Kill Michael, World’s Worst, Simpleton
See Portland band Common Girl on May 24 w/ Kill Michael, World’s Worst & Simpleton.Read More
Sunday Parkways Returns This Weekend in East Portland | Car-Free Streets, Free Bike Tuneups, Dance Performances & More!
The first Portland Sunday Parkways of 2023 will take place Sunday, May 7, in East Portland and visit Gateway Discovery, Ventura, and Lincoln parks.Read More
Xotica-Go-Go @ X Lounge | Featuring DJs & Go-Go Dancers Every Thursday in Downtown Portland
XOTICA-GO-GO is back, with headlining DJs and exotic go-go dancers to fill both sides of X Lounge on Thursday nights!Read More
Rauw Alejandro: Saturno World Tour 2023 @ Moda Center | Portland Cinco de Mayo Ticket Deal, w/ JABBAWOCKEEZ
See Rauw Alejandro live in concert when the Saturno World Tour 2023 makes its way to Moda Center on May 5 w/ JABBAWOCKEEZ!Read More
Oregon Rises Above Hate Presents AAPI Cultural Immersion Day in Old Town Portland | Free Admission to Cultural Institutions, Performances, Activities & More!
On May 6, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with free community performances, activities and admission to Portland cultural institutions.Read More
Win Tickets ($20): The Sextones, Andrew Cruz & Chris Lujan @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Soul & Funk
May 11 @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge – The Sextones built a devoted following across the West Coast before breaking out internationally with their self-released 2017 debut album Moonlight Vision.Read More
Artists Repertory Theatre Presents True Story @ Portland Center Stage | Film Noir Mystery
May 6 – June 4 @ Portland Center Stage -Drawing from the classic noir detective stories about the slipperiness of truth and blurring the lines of good and bad, True Story propulsively examines how facts, biases, and perceptions are manipulated.Read More
Win Tickets ($30): Jay Si Proof @ Mission Theater | w/ The Graduating Class, New Body Electric
May 26 @ Mission Theater – Jay Si Proof, or JSP, is the philosophical indie funk vision of multi-instrumentalist composer/arranger Jeff Chilton (Jay Si) whose credits include performing with The Diamonds, The Platters, & Broken Social Scene.Read More
Win Tickets ($40): The Talbott Brothers w/ Glitterfox @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Acoustic, Indie Folk
May 13 @ The Old Church Concert Hall – Their albums ‘Ghost Talker’ (2019) and ‘Letters’ (2022) garnered attention from ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘Billboard’ calling it “cinematic” with “captivating blood harmonies.”Read More
Win Tickets ($60): Hoodoo Gurus @ Revolution Hall | Australian Rock Band
May 19 @ Revolution Hall – The legendary Hoodoo Gurus. By any measure, one of Australia’s greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time.Read More