|These are mostly old-time jams. They come and go, shift and change. This page is often out of date. Bluegrass jam info is at the Oregon Bluegrass Association site. See
Portland Folklore Society for song circles 'n stuff.
Every Tues except the 1st
7-9pm Johnnie Ward hosts a mostly acoustic, mostly blues, jam at Star E Rose Cafe, 2403 NE Alberta, 503-249-8128
Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday 6:30-9:30
Tabor Space Coffee House at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, SE 55th & Belmont - #15 bus - Open to all old time musicians. Donation requested. For information call Marian at 503-236-1736
1st & 3rd Fridays 7:30pm
PORTLAND PARLOR PICKERS OLD-TIME JAM SESSION at 4908 SW Dosch Rd
Info: http://www.parlorpickers.com or 360-269-8833
See the website for all info, plus a long list of some of the session's tunes including keys and tunings for fiddle and banjo
Every Saturday 10am-1pm
GREG STONE'S BEGINNER'S BLUEGRASS CLASS & JAM at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison - For all instruments - $10 per session
3rd SAT 7pm - Washington Old-Time Fiddlers Association, District 10, all-acoustic jam in Vancouver, WA at Fisher's Grange at 814 NE 162nd Ave, Vancouver. All acoustic instrument players welcome. Very user-friendly, informal jam. Refreshments and room to dance. Receptive audience. Donation at door.
2nd & 4th SAT - Manor Grange Jam & Open Mic. Hosted by the Columbia River Oldtime Strings - NE 72nd Ave & 179th St, Battle Ground, WA. Jamming downstairs, open mic on the stage upstairs. Anyone can join in the fun; listeners as well as musicians are welcome.
1st SUN Keiser Old Time Jam (formerly the Waldo Hills jam) - 1:00 until the last dog bites (5pm or so) - Newcomers welcome. Acoustic old time music and vocals. Slower as well as up to speed tunes. Folks encouraged to share new (old) tunes. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Ln N, Keizer, OR 97303. Contacts: Steve firstname.lastname@example.org or John email@example.com.