But this weekend? Here's a few to consider:
Catch a great happy hour at the Laurelthirst with the Mary Flower Trio - she'll be joined by Jesse Withers (of Jackstraw) on bass, and Spud Siegel on mandolin ... 6 pm, no cover
Sublime jazz vocals and piano from Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Frishberg (with a rhythm section, too) at Ivories Jazz Lounge ... 8pm, $10
If you go to Art in the Pearl, there's a stage with live music on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with some very fine "world music" acts ...
Rock icon Ian Hunter is at the Aladdin tonight, and doing a CD signing at Music Millennium at 1 pm. Since his days leading Mott the Hoople, Hunter has been an uncompromising rocker and inspiration to many famous and unsung.
Thad Beckman and Kurtis Piltz are at O'Connor's ... 8 pm, $7
Atomic Gumbo with some special guests are at the Trails End Saloon ... 9 pm, $??
The Fruit Bats are at the Doug Fir .... 9 pm, $15
Lee Fields & the Expressions will blow the bark off the Doug Fir with high energy old-school soul ... and Philly's Phunkestra opens ... catch this show ... 9 pm, $13
Will be a wonderful day up at Timberline Lodge with an all day celebration of Timberline's 75th birthday and music that will be a tribute to Woody Guthrie ... check out the lineup and events ... and it's free ... here's the story about it from OregonLive.