Doug Fir Lounge

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Since 2004, Doug Fir Lounge has stood above the rest as Portland’s best sounding venue that hosts over 25 shows a month.   The Lounge was named to Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of top club venues in America in 2013.

Whether it’s the hottest new act on the scene, or a band doing an “underplay” (playing a show in a much smaller venue than they could otherwise), Doug Fir Lounge is the place to see the world’s best performers in the most intimate of settings for a truly memorable experience.

Some acts that have graced our stage include:  Sleater-Kinney, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, M83, Cold War Kids, Cake, The Shins, and many, many more!

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Doug Fir hosts concerts almost every night of the month.  Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office (which opens at 7:30 pm each evening) or in advance from Ticketfly.

Tickets can also be purchased via our iPhone App!  Download from iTunes! 

“Doug Fir Green Room Goes Red”

Red Bull Energy Drink had the concept of a ‘Green Room Goes Red’ project, which was to re-design the Green Room of a local rock venue/Red Bull Partner.  Then they wanted to take the project to the next level, in bringing it to life– with the hope of establishing Red Bull as a creative partner not just with an account, but also with the consumer– in this case, the Art Institute of Portland.   And so the Doug Fir Green Room Goes Red Project was born.

Red Bull’s brand philosophy is to convey that “spark of excitement that rushes through the unique people who manage to transform their crazy ideas into reality, thanks to the energy in their bodies and minds” – Dietrich Mateschitz (founder and CEO of Red Bull)– and this was the perfect opportunity.  Red Bull project manager Mauri Mansfield met with Doug Fir owner John Plummer and pitched the idea of a design-off competition to the dean of the Art Institute, Molly Deas.  Molly loved the idea, brought in the school’s Interior Design department, and together they created a summer course in 2011 taught by Stacie Fischer.   Consisting of 7 teams of 2 students, the course featured Saturday classes and special speakers including the local Red Bull management team, local musicians, and even used Doug Fir as a creative think-tank location.  The final consisted of project presentations to a panel of Judges.  Three teams won and ultimately collaborated on a final version from pre build-out through construction.  The winning design team was made up of Anna Foltz, Kari Klingsporn. Victoria Magda, Courtney Roberts and Morgan Thomas.

Many long hours, weekend days, and calloused hands later, the new Green Room Goes Red project results were unveiled in January 2012.  The final product incorporates elements and flavors of Rock n’ Roll, a very Portland-ish recycled bike tire wall (soundproof) , and refurbished furniture producing one very cool space.   Space elements include separate areas: charging station, diva vanity mirrors, a chill out space with a privacy curtain, food areas, a stage clock, suspended Red Bull coolers, and a preserved sticker wall extending graphics to a hand painted mural.