What are the best places for live music in Portland?

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love the Doug Fir [Lounge], which is a really well-considered venue; it has great sound. It’s a smaller venue, but live bands play there because it has such a great sound system. There’s a club called Holocene, which tends to get bands on the way up. It’s a very hip venue with great drinks and high ceilings. Then the Crystal Ballroom is an old ballroom with a spring-loaded floor that was for ballroom dancing, so when you’re watching bands, you can feel the floor moving up and down. You feel a little woozy, but it’s a beautiful old venue to see bands in. There’s a lot of great venues in Portland.

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