Arts + Culture

Where to See Live Music in Portland

Portland has a lot of live music for a city of its size. With several small clubs, an arena, and a historic theater all hosting live music acts, you're sure to find a show you love during your visit. Our boutique Portland hotel Pomegranate Inn is within walking distance to all of the downtown music venues in Portland, so bring your dancing shoes and see live music in Portland.

The State Theater | 609 Congress St, Portland

This historic theater was reopened in 2010 after a thorough renovation. The Art Deco theater is a great place to take in some of the day's popular acts of all genres. With just over 1,800 seats, the theater attracts big artists but still feels intimate. Multiple bars with views of the stage are on each level. With shows every weekend and some weeknights and affordable ticket prices, you're sure to find a show you'll love.

Port City Music Hall | 504 Congress St, Portland | (207) 956-6000

This downtown club is run by the same company as The State Theater, so they also host great acts. A smaller venue holding just over 500 people, the club books indie acts and local bands that have made it big. With a large bar and lounge, you can chat with friends in the back or make your way up front. With no seats, every spot in the small club has a great view of the stage.

Aura | 121 Center St, Portland | (207) 772-8274

Aura is a new addition to live music in Portland, after a renovation to a small sports bar and club create this 1,000-person venue. Now with a tier of balcony and floor seats, Aura hosts national and local acts, as well as cover bands. Located in the heart of Portland, it's easy to visit any of Portland's great bars and restaurants before or after a show at Aura. Take advantage of some great live music the next time you're on a lark to Portland!