During this closure, we are hosting live streamed shows from the empty pub on our Vimeo and Facebook pages. Check the schedule!

These are funded directly by your donations, so please throw something in the tip bucket if you can!



(Donations are currently accepted on our “shop” page to support the pub and its staff during this time)

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that we’re temporarily shutting down operations at the Pub due to concerns over the safety of such gatherings in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We very much want to provide music and nourishment for the soul during these tough times, as well as keeping a flow of income for our staff and our musicians… but cannot remain open in confidence at this time.

This is a rough time for everyone, we’re all in this together. We’ll spread the word about internet streaming of our musicians’ private concerts, maybe find a way to stream some ourselves… and look for us to find our ways back to our feet after all this calms down. We hope we will be back with a full schedule of music and fun as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support,
– Nick, Bart, Brandon and Lewi (the owners)

We are open at 4pm on weekdays, 11am on weekends!

We are the oldest independent music venue in Portland! Serving the community with music daily since 1988!

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OPEN MIC on Sunday nights, hosted by Taylor Kingman!
Signup at 8pm, music at 9pm.

“The leaders of the city’s bluegrass, folk, old-time, gypsy jazz and Americana scenes, plus various combinations thereof, can be found every night at this entirely kickass bar. I’ve never seen a bad show here.”

Ben Waterhouse, 2011 Willamette Week bar guide
The LaurelThirst Public House has been part of the Kerns Neighborhood in Portland Oregon since 1988. Since its opening, The LaurelThirst has strived to provide a great place for people to gather and eat good and reasonably priced food, choose from a large selection of micro-brews and wines (many of them local) and a place to hear the best local music that Portland has to offer in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The LaurelThirst has been lucky enough to foster a community of exceptional and diverse people that includes its staff, musicians, neighbors and customers. It is a community that we are constantly thankful for.