The brand new location is slated to open in early 2024
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About six months after locals discovered the Doug Fir Lounge could be transferring later within the yr, the quintessential Portland music venue has revealed when it’s going to host its remaining present within the authentic location.
The Doug Fir Lounge is at present discovered inside the Central Eastside District’s Jupiter Lodge, the place it opened almost 20 years in the past. Nevertheless, the intimate live performance house may have its grand closing on Friday, Sept. 30, with performances from Johnny Franco and Portland-based soul band Ural Thomas and the Ache.
In accordance with an announcement from the venue, that night time might be Portlanders’ final likelihood to expertise a live performance on the lounge till early subsequent yr — when the brand new location is slated to open simply “half of 1 mile away” on 301 SE Morrison St.
The constructing beforehand held Le Bistro Montage, a Cajun restaurant that had a 27-year historical past in Portland earlier than closing its brick-and-mortar location resulting from pandemic challenges.
Doug Fir’s transfer to the house on Southeast Morrison Road will usher in an up to date sound and lights system, improved parking for purchasers and musical acts, larger dressing rooms, a non-public bar and a patio. The brand new venue can also be anticipated to have a capability of greater than 300 company, whereas the present one has a standing capability of 299 and a fully-seated capability of 175.
“We have been all unhappy to listen to the information initially, however after viewing the plans for the brand new house we’re excited for the chance the brand new location will supply,” Doug Fir Advertising and marketing Director Annie Ostrowski mentioned in a press release. “I believe bands and audiences will actually like it.”
The unique venue has hosted a number of notable bands— from the Pacific Northwest and past — which have gone on to win Grammy Awards, make TV appearances and carry out on massive levels just like the Coachella music and humanities pageant.
In accordance with the discharge, Doug Fir Lounge will proceed to make updates on remaining occasions and what to anticipate from the brand new house.