7 Best Piano Bars In Portland, Oregon

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Nestled in the Willamette Valley region, Portland is the largest city in Oregon. This amazing city is a blend of culture, shopping, and dining options and it attracts thousands of tourists from all around the world throughout the year. From cultural happenings to musical entertainment and theater, this city is one of the most desirable places to visit. Travelers can spend a lot of their time at Washington Park or they can browse through the collections at Portland Children’s Museum. Scientific enthusiasts will have a gala time at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, as they can check out the educational and interactive exhibits. Tourists can also simply relax amidst ponds, trees, and bridges at Portland’s Japanese Garden. Let’s not forget about the music scene! Here’s a list of the best piano bars in Portland, Oregon where visitors can stop by to enjoy a drink while listening to classics played on the piano.

1. The Barrel Room

Hang out with friends at The Barrel Room, which is a happening and vibrant bar. Located in the historic Sinnot Building (1883), this bar is filled with pianos and drum kits. Head to this dueling bar in downtown, where you can enjoy exquisite drinks and food menus along with live performances. Customers can also enjoy a romantic dance with their partner on a date night at the large outdoor area. Being the longest running dueling piano bar in Portland, it attracts tourists from out-of-town, as well as locals throughout the year.

The Barrel Room

Address: 105 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: The Barrel Room

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed Sun - Thu)

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2. Huber's Cafe

Founded in 1879, this upscale eatery is a popular destination for customers interested in American classics. Originally known as The Bureau Saloon this place offers a free turkey sandwich and some coleslaw if anyone buys a drink. Being Portland’s oldest restaurant, visitors head here more often and enjoy the traditional and pop music at the piano lounge, while munching on delicious food items. Huber’s also features occasional guest musicians in order to entertain their guests.

Huber's Cafe

Address: 411 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

Website: Huber’s Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri: 11:30am - 1am; Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 4pm - 11pm

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3. Hobo's

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Posted by Hobo's on Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Located in Old Town, Hobo’s Restaurant & Lounge is a gay-friendly American restaurant. Dine out with your friends or partner at this place, where you can whip up a Vodka Gibson or try some chevre quesadillas. Busy with a huge and lively crowd on weekends, people often head here to enjoy the live music of resident pianist, Jim Blackburn in the piano lounge. Apart from that, customers can also spend some quality time by the fireplace in the patio region, or can also engage in a game in the pool room.

Hobo's | Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 120 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: Hobo’s | Restaurant & Lounge

Opening hours: 4pm - 2:30am (daily)

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4. Mississippi Studios

Nestled in the heart of Portland’s historic Mississippi District, Mississippi Studios and Bar is a renovated church house. Hang out with friends and enjoy burgers and drinks in the bar region, while dancing to live performances. This intimate live music spot offers incredible acoustics and sightlines, along with great vegan/vegetarian options on the food menu. Visitors can either spend some quality time with their partner on the spacious outdoor heated patio or can relax by the twin terrestrial aquarium jellyfish mural in the secret garden. They can even hang out in the indoor lounge area.

Mississippi Studios and Bar

Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA

Website: Mississippi Studios and Bar

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

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5. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

An old-school steakhouse, Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar serve cocktails and delicious platters at comfortable red-velvet booths. If you are interested in a unique Portland dining experience, this would be the perfect place to crash in. Get seated in the elegant dining room and try some prime ribs or Maine lobster, while enjoying live jazz, blues, and funky music. Boasting a vintage Vegas-style ambiance, people often visit to sample the in-house delicacies like the house-ground burgers, Hopworks IPA-battered fish-n-chips, buttermilk-fried chicken and poutine-style gravy fries, amidst a musical atmosphere.

Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

Address: 5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213, USA

Website: Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 12:30am; Sun: 11:30am - 12am

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6. Portland City Grill

Located in downtown Portland, this award-winning restaurant offers new American dishes with an Asian touch. Plan a date night with your loved ones at Portland City Grill, where you can get a mesmerizing 30th-floor skyline view while sampling fresh seafood, steaks or salads. Sip a standout wine or craft cocktail while listening to soft music coming from the piano bar. If you are interested in some privacy, private dining options are also available, where you can spend some quality time with your partner in the private rooms offering breathtaking views.

Portland City Grill

Address: 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

Website: Portland City Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 1am; Sat: 4pm - 1am; Sun: 9:30am - 11pm

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7. Wilf's

Posted by Wilfs Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, 12 May 2019

Head to Portland’s scenic Union Station, if you are interested in enjoying a yummy dinner amidst live jazz music at Wilfs Restaurant & Bar. Located on the perimeter of Portland’s Pearl and River districts, this lively lounge is inspired by the 1950s era and serves classic American cuisine. From Caprese salad, Wilf’s salad, Dungeness crabmeat, Oregon bay shrimp to Grana Padano cheese, this place serves it all. Enjoy a private and intimate dining experience at this restaurant amidst some soulful music by Portland’s piano artists.


Address: 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: Wilf’s

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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Enjoy a nice night at one of Portland's piano bars

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Boasting funky neighborhoods, tourists can explore a dozen hidden gems in Portland. From Instagram-worthy clicks at Lan Su Chinese Garden, catching an event at the Oregon Convention Center to educating yourself on the Holocaust, this city has it all. Portland’s piano bars are the perfect spot to unwind after a day-long adventure and travelers love the atmosphere!

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