Jazz de Opus
This venue is permanently closed.
One of the definitive nightclubs in the Portland jazz scene, Jazz de Opus presented touring jazz legends as well as many area performers from 1972 until it closed in 2003. During that time, the club, with space for fewer than 100 patrons, became a cultural nexus that reflected changing social and economic conditions. It was known around the country as the Oregon version of the Village Vanguard, the fabled New York club, and it contributed to Portland’s reputation as a thriving jazz city. Located in Portland's Old Town neighborhood at 33 N.W. 2nd Avenue, the club closed, said then-owner Gus Samander (who purchased the business in 1999) in a 2003 interview, because of declining audiences.