Doug Fir Bar and Lounge, Portland
Portland , Oregon
Tel: 503 231 9663
Concierge.com's insider take:
With bands almost every night of the week and a state-of-the-art sound system, this is one of the city's premier live music venues. Get here early to mingle with local indie music fans and enjoy a drink in the ground-floor bar, a sort of urban lodge with retro accents (gold beaded curtains dangling from raw timbers). On a warm summer evening, the casual outdoor terrace is packed. The vast, spare basement lounge was decorated by the same cosmopolitan lumberjack. But once you're down there, it's all about the music, which has included shows from hometown heroes like the Decemberists and Spoon. Doors generally open at 8 pm and the music starts at 9, but it's wise to get tickets in advance (order through Tickets West, ticketswest.rdln.com). Although the Doug Fir also has a restaurant, you're better off dining elsewhere. Plan ahead and book a room at the affiliated Jupiter Hotelat the end of the night, you can tumble straight into bed.
Open daily 7 am to 2:30 am.