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Portland Jazz: Jazz Around Portland

Below are our Portland Jazz recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Portland Art.

Jimmy Mak’s

Jimmy Mak’s has been a staple of the Portland live music scene for as long as there has been a music scene in Portland. Having helped launch the careers of a number of Northwest greats, the club continues to bring in world-class talent like Janice Scroggins, Randy Porter and Mel Brown. The cover is always reasonable and occasionally there isn’t one. This place is packed on the weekends, and reservations …more…

Portland Jazz Festival

The music scene in Portland, OR has gathered an incredible following and the strength of the Portland Jazz Festival is just one testament to the growing number of jazz fans in the Northwest. The festival takes place at a number of prominent venues throughout the city and even though tickets can be a little steep for some performances (upwards of $75 in some cases), there are also many free events …more…

Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge (Starlight’s)

This newer Portland club has made a great name for itself since its opening in 2007. A truly diverse line-up of cabaret singers, jazz bands, comedians and a whole host of impersonators keep things more than interesting at Tony’s. The club’s namesake built his establishment around his own nightclub act and frequently performs on Fridays and Saturdays. The covers are often laughably low considering the caliber of performer and the …more…

Wilf’s Restaurant & Piano Bar

Combining truly fine dining and jazz is an all-too-often ignored endeavor. However, Wilf’s has turned it into an art with an incredible wine selection, world-class cuisine and live jazz Wednesday-Saturday. Some of Portland’s finest jazz musicians (and there are quite a number of them) perform regularly at Wilf’s. Wednesday and Thursday shows generally begin at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. They do have a limited number of …more…