Hawthorne Theater

3.0 out of 5 stars
based on 3 Reviews
3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-7100


"Indie, Rock, Metal, Punk, Hiphop, Rap"

Typical earnings for each musician

based on input from 1 review

Paid via…

  • Cover?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Donations?: No (1 vote)  
  • Minimum draw to get paid?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free drinks?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

  • Non-profit?: No (2 votes)  
  • Musician-run?: No (2 votes)  
  • Books local acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Promotes the acts it hires?: Yes (1 vote)  


  • Piano?: No (1 vote)  
  • Piano in tune?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard?: No (1 vote)  
  • Drumset?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Guitar amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Bass amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (1 vote)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Serves Food?: No (1 vote)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Capacity: 50-300 (1 vote)  

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Reviews from musicians



7 Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars   


This venue is all about the promoter. They book national touring and a lot of thrasher shows. It can be a great place if you have a good crowd. The sound guys were spot on each time i played.



1 Review
4.0 out of 5 stars   


Pretty good place. i've played there with my old band a few times and i did a couple solo acoustic shows there as well. it's a great venue as long as you get one of the good sound guys when you're there. one time i played there it didnt go over too well. sound guy screwed up everything.



39 Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars   


I believe this is a popular place with the under-21 crowd, especially rock, indie rock, punk, metal.

Dislcosure: I have not played there. However, if you're from out of town and you haven't heard of this place, beware:

- Afton entertainment has been known to book this club. Avoid them at all costs, they are a pay-to-play scheme.

- Mike Thrasher Presents booked this venue for years and became partners with the owners. He later sued them for spending tons of the business' money on their own family's stuff.

- This is one of the local houses that will commonly put six bands on a bill, sell beer to the amassed friend-bases of the six bands, and let the bands split what's left of the door after they cover their own costs. This is mostly true on weeknights.