Live music is performed (regularly or occasionally) in the following pubs.
Owned by Washington state's Backwoods Brewing, taps are mostly the beers from the facility in Carson, WA. Big bright open taproom plus a back room for overflow seating and live music. Great for a northwest Portland pub crawl; the density of brewpubs within just a few blocks is impressive.
Rambling multi-roomed pub-restaurant attracts the hipster-ish crowd with very good pub food, beer, and booze. There's a basement bar if it gets crowded at the main-floor bar.
Irish-themed pub and brewery with, of course, focus on Irish-style beers on tap.
Old-fashioned saloon pouring plenty of McMenamins standard beer range, plus usual pub food. Added bonuses are live music events and hotel rooms upstairs.
Locals' dive bar with tavern food, 38 taps, and beer garden out back. Nothing fancy, but there's plenty of craft beer among those 38 taps.