Open Mic Nights in Portland


This list will be constantly updated and changed for accuracy. Let us know if any information is incorrect or if you know of another venue. We have included some venues in Vancouver and other towns in the Portland metro area. Open mic nights are a great way to try out new music and perform in front of an audience.


  • Ash Street Saloon
    225 SW Ash Street, Portland OR (503) 226 – 0430 / 09:30 PM
    Generally only have a monthly open mic night. Bartender said “hit or miss.” Was instructed to call every Monday to see if there is an open mic night that night.
  • Irishtown Bar & Grill
    11600 SE Mill Plain Blvd #F, Vancouver WA (360) 253-1479 / 07:00 PM – Weekly
  • Jade Lounge
    2342 SE Ankeny, Portland OR (503) 236-4998 / 07:00 PM – (Weekly)
    If you are a musician and want to call to see if we have any openings you can email with a date and preferred time and someone will contact you. If you are doing things last minute you can call the lounge to see if we have any openings.
  • The Good Foot Lounge’s Sonic Forum
    2845 SE Stark, Portland OR (503) 239-9292 / 08:30 PM – Weekly
    Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps, Hammond organ and sound engineer provided! Click here to sign up. $1
  • Twin Paradox Coffee House
    8609 SE 17th Ave, Portland OR (503) 232-8202 / 07:00 PM – Weekly


  • Buffalo Gap
    6835 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR (503) 244-7111 / 9:00 PM – Weekly
    Sign up starts at 8:30.
  • Monty’s Tavern
    13095 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton OR (503) 644-2337 9:00 PM – Weekly
    This event happens on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays weekly


  • Brickhouse Bar & Grill
    109 W 15th St, Vancouver, WA (360) 695-3686 / 09:00 PM – Weekly
  • Monty’s Tavern
    13095 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton OR (503) 644-2337 9:00 PM – Weekly
    This event happens on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays weekly
  • The Alberta Street Public House
    1036 NE Alberta, Portland OR (503) 284-7665 / 08:00 PM – Weekly
  • The Blue Diamond
    2016 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR (503)230-9590 / 08:30 PM – Weekly
    This is a jam session. Talk to Phoenix upon arrival.
  • Portland Hawthorne Hostel
    3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland OR (503) 236-3380 / 7:45 PM – Weekly
    Runs from July thru September and is an outdoor weekly event.
  • Shanahan’ Pub & Grill (*NEW* 7/30/14)
    209 W McLaughlin Blvd, Vancouver WA (360) 735-1440 / 10pm – Weekly 


  • Scotty’s Garden Home
    7380 SW Garden Home, Portland OR (503) 977-2602 / 7pm – Weekly
  • Decoy Saloon
    10710 St. Helens Rd, Portland (Linnton) OR (503) 286-2655 / 8pm – Weekly
  • Macadam’s Bar & Grill
    5833 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland OR (503) 246-6227 / 8pm – Weekly
  • Mock Crest Tavern
    3435 N. Lombard, Portland OR (503) 283-5014 / 8pm – Weekly
  • Mojo’s Lounge
    1819 Main St, Vancouver WA (360) 694-0518 /9pm – Weekly
  • Monty’s Tavern
    13095 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton OR (503) 644-2337 / 9pm – Weekly
    This event happens on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays weekly
  • Oak Grove Tavern
    2099 Southeast Oak Grove Blvd, Milwukie OR (503) 654-6343 / 8pm – Weekly
  • The Clinton Corner Cafe
    2633 Se 21st, Portland OR (503) 230-8035 / 7:30 pm – Weekly
  • Trail’s End Saloon
    1320 Main Street, Oregon City, OR  (503) 656-3031 / 7pm – Weekly



None so far!



  • Plew’s Brews
    8409 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR  (503) 283-2243 / 7:30 pm – Weekly
  • Slabtown
    1033 NW 16th Ave, Portland OR (503)223-0099 / 08:30 pm – Weekly
  • White Eagle Saloon
    836 N Russell St, Portland OR (503)282-6810 / 6:30 pm – Weekly



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12 Responses to “Open Mic Nights in Portland”

  1. Aria Caffe Says:

    Aria Caffe has Open Mic(s) EVERY Monday at 7pm with sign-up at 6:30 and Fridays at 8pm with sign-ups at 7:30.

    Aria has a Kids Open Mic every Saturday at 3pm. Bring your cameras and join in the fun!

    Aria Caffe is a Music House serving great organic food and various beverages as well as a variety of desserts. Aria is All Ages and Open 24 hours a day. Aria has Music ♫ 7 Nights a Week. Free WiFi, HDTV-2 Big Screens and a Kid’s Playroom.

    We are located at 10006 SW Canyon Rd. Portland 97225

    • Halley Says:

      Fantastic! Thanks Aria Caffe!

    • Nealson Olroyd Says:

      Do you guys still have it going on through 2013?

      • Halley Says:

        This is a compiled list of what I was able to scour around the city. I am sure it needs to be updated. (Thanks for the head’s up. I should get to that one of these days.) It’s incredibly time consuming as I have to call each place individually and ask re: their open mic night/time. And then hunt for new ones. So it hasn’t happened in a while. If you’re interested in particular ones,I would suggest calling them to just check and make sure they’re still doing it before showing up.

  2. Kate Says:

    I’m so happy I found this site! I’m in a little a Capella trio, and we’re just entering the wonderful world of busking. Thanks for this great resource.


  3. Robert John Says:

    Barrel Room is now doing open mic nights Thursdays doors open @ 9pm Sign up that night with the bartender!

    We have house drums & pianos on stage for use and sound for anything else you may need

    Barrel Room Rockin Show Bar 105 NW 3rd ave
    Contact us for more info or questions 503-242-0700

  4. britt Says:

    Vino vixens will be hosting live bands, stand up comedians, acoustic players,poetry,bellydancing and the like from 6-10pm Wed. Jan. 25th!… And every last wed of the months following!

    Interested in performing? Please email or comment on our fb page(vinovixenspdx) to RSVP your time slot, and we will contact you with further information!

    Our open mic night will feature up to 15 acts…we have extended our hours to accommodate everyone 🙂 All who RSVP must come at least 20min before their time slot specified.

    We also have an added bonus for performers!…

    This will be a voting event! The performer with the highest votes for their performance at the end of the night will win a Sunday night showcase from 6-8pm! Bring friends and family to secure your running for this awesome prize!

    Not interested in performing but love live entertainment? No prob! Come and support local artists and enjoy the wine bar!

    Happy Hour is 3-7pm! $4 house wine & $1.50 PBR’s & Old German’s

    We also have a food menu! Please see link below:

    ***This is a 21+ event only***

    Vino vixens
    2929 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202

  5. Mark Elmer Says:

    open mic at the “Gladstone Card Room” 420 Portland ave Gladstone OR 97027 from 8-11 every Saturday night they have bass and guitar amps and a full PA and some great percussion great “comfort food” served and generous drinks! come have some fun and if you forget your guitar you can play one of theirs!

  6. LD Says:

    Open Mic-Wednesday at Beaterville Bar 2205 N Killingsworth. Sign up at 6

  7. Renaissance Roaming Says:

    There is a really great open mic each Monday at The Pub at the end of the Universe! The sound is awesome now that they have a new sound guy that actually cares about the night and making artists sound better than normal. They also have a cash prize each night, though it is drink ticket based so that kinda sucks but they have a 1st and 2nd place each week

  8. Laina Says:

    Hi there, I’m not sure how to remove the Alberta Street Pub’s open mic, as we stopped doing it in 2013. Thank you!

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