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

We are the oldestĀ 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.