Alberta Street Pub

Open 11am -midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 am-2 am Friday & Saturday

Re-established in 2013, the Alberta Street Pub is a complete remodel of the old neighborhood Public House. The kitchen serves up an inspired and locally sourced menu to complement our craft cocktails and the 21 rotating draft beers. The Pub continues its tradition of friendly service with skilled bartenders, table service, a live music venue, and enormous heated patio. The venue side has been updated as well with a focus on acoustics and comfort. We offer one of the best listening environments in Portland with an intimate setting and a high quality sound system. Whether it’s bluegrass, jazz, folk, country, soul, or funk you’ll find something to love nearly every night of the week. Ask about our service industry discounts or discover our happy hour food and drink specials Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm.

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Ojos Feos • Wamba • $10

   Mastered in the Pacific Northwest but with roots in Africa, Mississippi, Cuba, Jamaica, Spain and the Andes. Ojos Feos plays all original compositions which blend minor blues and flamenco progressions with Afro-Latin rhythms and jazz chords.  The music is structured with an upbeat and driving tempo, incuding polyrhythmic arrangements such as guaguanco, cumbia, samba, cha cha cha, songo, reggae, son Cubano and flamenco tangos.  

   The songs bleed out the hardships of the politically oppressed and marginalized, portray man's search for faith and his pleas for God's forgiveness, and in the Delta tradition, relate both fondness and frustration with the opposite sex.  The tempo and core of the music is led by the steady drumming of Jermey Kaplan, the rhythms are decorated and defined on bongos and congas by virtuoso percussionist

Dave McClean and delivered by the groovy bass lines of Jacob Badger.  Grace McClean lends her smooth and soulful voice to mesmerize the audience in Spanish, English and African languages. Lead guitarist Kameon Cregar adds crafty guitar hooks and effects and also doubles on the Andean charango. Classical music trained, Bolivian native Gisela Rodriquez, adds beautiful solos on the violin.  The all-original music project is led by multi-lingual vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Robbie Cree.

Wamba is the realization of a vision shared by dancer and drummer Richard Mensah Sokpor of Ghana and multi-instrumentalist Adam Carpinelli for a number of years. Based in Portland Oregon Wamba mixes traditional West African rhythms from Ghana with Jazz, Funk and Afrobeat styles into innovative original compositions.