Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Mark's On The Channel - Scappoose OR

One of my very favorite places to play Mark's On The Channel is a true gem of a restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing Marina in Scappoose. Excellent food and a great beer and wine list with wonderful views of the boats in the marina outside. Really nice sound system as well (important!). Note the early time slot (their Happy Hour is until 6 pm) until and I will be back at Mark's on Friday, May 25 and play the fourth Friday each month thru the summer.

www.marksonthechannel.com

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May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Mark's On The Channel - Scappoose OR

This might be my favorite place to play. Wonderful restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing Marina on the Willamette River. Excellent food and a killer micro brew and wine list. Great vibe here and it has the feel of an at the coast location yet you are only 20 minutes from downtown Portland. Note the Happy Hour time slot.

www.marksonthechannel.com

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Jun
14
4:30 PM16:30

Food Innovation Center

This is a way cool event that is free to the public with about 100 vendors with free food samples and food for sale. Always a fun event and it is held outdoors at the Food Innovation Center at 1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Portland 97209. More details here as the date approaches. I will be providing the music.

www.fic.oregonstate.edu/

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Mark's On The Channel - Scappoose OR

One of my favorite venues. This restaurant actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Marina. Great sound system and vibe here. Please note the early time slot (Happy Hour until 6 pm). Excellent food from local sources and a killer beer and wine list. Just twenty minutes from downtown Portland. I will be playing this time slot at Mark's the fourth Friday each month thru the summer.

www.marksonthechannel.ocm

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Lloyd Farmers Market - Portland

Back at the cool mid week market that is always busy. The market is held under a huge permanent canopy and lots of seating in front of the music area. Some great hot food there as the market is surrounded by office buildings and many of the workers stop by for food and to listen to the music. Always a festive atmosphere. Just across from the 7th Ave Max stop.  www.lloydfarmersmkt.net/

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Oakridge Ukulele Festival

Always nice to be back at this very cool festival located in the beautiful Willamette National Forest in Oakridge, Oregon. Although the details and full line up will be announced later I was asked to be back in their line up. One of my favorite festivals that usually coincides with their beer festival (what is not to like). They have a Facebook page. Check back here later for more details.

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Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Wine:30 Bistro - Milwaukie OR

Great to be back at this wonderful venue. Wine:30 Bistro is located in downtown Milwaukie which has a cool vintage vibe. An intimate space for live music and in addition to the wine and micro brews on tap the food is excellent (and very reasonable). Killer desserts too hand made by their top level chef. No cover. Get there early as the good seats can fill up quickly.

www.wine30bar.com

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Rudder Public House

One of Portland's best places to hear live music this house converted to a restaurant / pub books only the very best acoustic musicians. Excellent food (killer pizza's) and over 15 beers on tap along with a fine wine selection. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th Ave and Tacoma. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. No cover.

www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Corkscrew Wine Bar

Back at this super cool intimate music venue in the Sellwood District of SE Portland. Just around the corner from the Moreland Theater on SE Bybee The Corkscrew is a wonderful spot for music where the audience is actually very quiet and respects the musicians in a concert like setting. Small plates and great desserts along with microbrews on tap along with an amazing wine selection. Check their eclectic music schedule (almost every night) with never a cover charge. Highly recommended.

www.corkscrewpdx.com/

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Portland Farmers Market

You read it right, February 10 at the PSU Farmers Market. It will be cold out there, but I will survive. The market is now open all year round and their music starts in February (instead of late March) this year. Always a big crowd there. Over 250 vendors in the summer. Not sure about the winter time but I bet is a good turnout. Lots of hot food and coffee available. On the Main Stage (they now have two stages). In the South Park Blocks.

www.portlandfarmersmarket.org

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Wine 30: Bistro - Milwaukie Oregon

Really great venue with exceptional food at low prices in addition to their excellent wine and beer list in downtown Milwaukie. Very intimate spot for live music with a good sound system as well. Please note the early 6 pm starting time. No cover. Check out their fine music schedule. They have quite an impressive line up of musicians playing  there. 

www.wine30bar.com

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Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Rudder Public House

Always a good time playing The Rudder. Located just east of the Sellwood Bridge this craftsman home converted to a restaurant / is a great place to hang out. Excellent food (great pizza's) and over 15 beers on tap. Never a cover charge (but don't forget the BIg Tip Jar). Age 21 and over after 8 pm.

www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Corkscrew Wine Bar - Portland OR

Back at one of Portland's very best venues to hear live music. The Corkscrew is one of the few places where the audience is quiet and respects the performers. They have a a nice selection of small plates and desserts and in addition to their fine wine selection they have several draft micro brew beers. Never a cover charge, this intimate venue is must check out night spot. Their music schedule is very impressive. See you there!

www.corkscrewpdx.com

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Dec
23
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Rudder Public House

It must be the fourth Saturday as I am back at The Rudder. One of Portland's very best places to hear live music. Never a cover charge. Excellent food and a killer beer and wine selection. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th and Tacoma Ave.

www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Food Innovation Center - Portland

Come on down to an always cool event put on by the Food Innovation Center of OSU. This is a large market of around 50-60 vendors with food products for sale with lots of free samples. Great atmosphere and there is always a good turnout. The event is free and I will be providing the music. This is held indoors as i t gets chilly that time of year. The time right now is approximate. Check back here closer to the event date for more info.  www.fic.oregonstate.edu/

1207 NW Naito Pkwy Portland 97209

 

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Wine:30 Bistro - Milwaukie OR

Great to be at this cool venue just south of Portland. Nice cozy bistro that features live music several times a week. Voted "Best Spot to Drink in Milwaukee" on a Willamette Week poll they have a nice food menu as well. This is a great place to kick back and enjoy the music. No cover charge.

www.wine30bar.com

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

King Farmers Market

One of the busiest markets in Portland with a great hot food and coffee selection makes this a cool spot to chill out and hear some live music. A large sit down area in the front of the music area. NE 7th and Wygant.

www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Corkscrew Wine Bar - Portland

Great to be back at this wonderful music venue. The Corkscrew is a fun place to hera live music as the audience is very quiet and attentive plus is a nice looking space with an excellent wine list ans several micro brews on tap as well. No cover charge with lots of small plates and desserts available. Check out their music schedule (almost every night of the week). It is very impressive. See you there.

www.corkscrewpdx.com

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Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Mark's On The Channel - Scappoose Oregon

Great to be back at my all time favorite place to play. Mark's On The Channel is a restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing marina. Excellent food, wine and brew selection and a beautiful view of the marina. It has a "at the coast" vibe without the long drive. Just twenty minutes from downtown Portland. No cover. All ages welcome.

www.marksonthechannel.com

 

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Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Rudder Public House

Back at Portland's premier acoustic live music venue. Mark your calendar for the fourth Saturday each month for my regular gig at The Rudder. SE 7th and SE Tacoma Ave (just east of the Sellwood Bridge). Excellent food and a great wine and micro brew selection. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. No cover.

www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

OSU Crop Up Dinner - Madras, Oregon

Madras is about 40 miles north of Bend, Oregon. Part of a great series of dinners put on by Oregon State University where top notch notch local chefs put together dinners with local ingredients. There is a "market showcase' from 4 to 6 pm and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm and runs until about 8:30 pm. Last year I played all their dinners and they are a lot of fun with great food and a nice atmosphere. A steal at $20 per person. These events usually sell out in advance so check the link below. There may be tickets at the door. The event is at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 850 NW Dogwood Lane. Madras, OR 97741

http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/127644/

 

 

 

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Ukulele Workshop - Bend, Oregon

It is my pleasure to give a one hour ukulele workshop at the Bend Ukulele Group meeting starting at 6:30 pm. The Bend Ukulele Group is one of the west coasts best groups and they get about 100 people at each meeting.

The following evening I will be giving a house concert in Bend and Thursday will be playing in nearby Madras at a dinner put together by OSU. see my website for more information on these.

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Sep
10
4:30 PM16:30

Menucha Fundraiser Dinner - Corbett Oregon - Cancelled due to fire

This event has been cancelled due to the forest fire in the area. Menucha is no longer under threat as the fire has shifted, but the air quality is very poor. It may be rescheduled but no decision has been made yet. Check back here in the future for more information or check their website below.

I will be playing at this annual fundraiser for the Menucha retreat in the Columbia Gorge. My music will be outside on the patio where guests will mingle while drinking and having snacks. Beautiful setting and facility. Tickets are a pricey $100 but it is for a good cause (and may be tax deductible) and a light dinner is included as well, I believe. Call 503-695-2243 for more information.

www.menucha.org

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Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Hollywood Farmers Market

Back at one of Portland's busiest markets. Located in the Hollywood District of NE Portland you can't beat this market for it's large vendor and food selection and just a great vibe. Always packed, the seats in front of the stage can quickly fill up, so getting there early is encouraged. Music is 9 am to 12:30 pm.

www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org 

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Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Muddy Rudder Public House

Back at The Rudder for my regular fourth Saturday every month gig. Can't say enough about this venue. Really excellent food and a killer craft beer and wine list. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE Tacoma and SE 7th Ave. Age 21 and over after 8 pm.

www.muddyrudderpdx.com

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Corkscrew Wine Bar - Portland

Great to be back at this cool venue. The Corkscrew is just a great place to hear live music as the audience is very quiet (rare nowadays) and it is just a beautiful space. Located in the Sellwood District of SE Portland (just around the corner from the Moreland Theater on SE Bybee Blvd) they have a great wine selection  (of course) but also beer on tap with small plates and desserts. No cover charge. Check out their music schedule on their website (I recommend you see Bass & Face a great duo with Craig Snazelle on bass and Mike Winkle on vocals). See you at the Corkscrew...

www.corkscrewpdx.com

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Aug
19
8:30 AM08:30

Portland Farmers Market at PSU - South Stage

Back at the Big Daddy of farmers markets. Over 15,000 people attend this market with around 250 vendors. I will be playing on their new south stage on the south edge of the market from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Yes, it is a long day but it gives me a chance to stretch out and play songs songs I rarely have a chance to play. See you there.

www.portlandfarmersmarket.org

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Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

OSU Crop Up Dinner - Coos Bay, OR

This is part of a great series put on by Oregon State University where top notch local chefs prepare meals with fresh local ingredients. Please note that the exact time will be updated soon with a lot the exact location listed. These dinners quickly sell out. Last year I played all of their dinners and it was a real blast. For more information go to www.fic.oregonstate.edu

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Aug
14
to Aug 15

Pioneer Square - Downtown Portland

I will be playing in this popular setting downtown at this event put on by the Portland Farmers Market. Lots of food, drinks and a great atmosphere as a mix of locals, tourists and office workers relax and listen to the music. Come on down!

www.portlandfamersmarket.org

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Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

Kenton Farmers Market

Very cool market put on by the Portland Farmers Market folks in the downtown portion of the Kenton Neighborhood. I love this markets with a long four hour playing time which enables me to dig out some vintage tunes from my over 200 song selection of tunes. The market is at the corner of N. Denver and N. McClellan.

www.portlandfarmersmarket.org

 

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Jul
30
to Aug 5

Ukulele Workshop in the Columbia Gorge

A very cool one week long ukulele workshop in the beautiful Columbia Gorge just east of Troutdale, Oregon. This event is put on by the Creative Arts Community. More details on this soon. This class quickly fills up and sells out so act fast to secure a reservation. Go to www.creativeartscommunity.org for more information.

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