You might not think of the Portland Expo as one of Portland's best concert spots. So you may be a bit surprised when you see who's on this list of Expo concerts; Queen, Bob Seger, INXS, The Clash, Snoop Dogg, The Beach Boys, and Jethro Tull have all played the Expo!

The Portland Exposition Building, officially the James A. Banks Sr. Exposition Building, but known to most as "The Expo," opened in 1915. It's the second-oldest arena in continuous operation in the USA, which alone makes it pretty historic.  We've all been to the Expo for a middle school track meet, car show, beer festival, or Red Claws game over the years, but the Expo has seen some pretty amazing events featuring historical figures and some epic concerts! When you look at our list, it's interesting that you will see big gaps of time in between concerts. Definitely quality of quantity! If you see that we have missed a show, please let us know, and we will add it. Wikipedia mentions that Janis Joplin, James Brown, and Dolly Parton all played the Expo, but we can't find evidence. Let us know if we've missed a show: herb.ivy@townssquaremedia.com. Thanks!

THE LIST OF ALL CONCERTS AT THE PORTLAND EXPO

 

2015

August-Beartooth

May-Steel Panther

 

2014

July-Snoop Dogg

June-The Maine

 

2007

October Thousand Foot Krutch

2005

November-O.A.R.

 

2002

October-Trey Anastasio Band

 

2001

July-The Monkees

 

1993

February-Phish

 

1991

September- Little Feat

 

1990

December-Indigo Girls

 

1989

June-Black Sabbath-Kingdom Come-Silent Rage

 

1987

September-Warren Zevon

 

1986

July-INXS

 

 

1985

November-Jimmy Cliff

April-Joan Armatrading

April-George Thorogood

March-Accept-Krokus-Rough Cutt

 

1984

September-Billy Squier-Ratt-Mama’s Boys

April-The Clash

 

1982

June-Clarence Clemons

1974

April-Queen and Mott The Hoople

1973

August-Uriah Heep

August-Mott The Hoople

June-King Crimson

1971

October-Jethro Tull

May-Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with Sha Na Na

1970

September-The Bob Seger System

1965

July-The Beach Boys (First East Coast Concert)

 

QUEEN AT THE EXPO:

 

 

BOB SEGER AT THE EXPO

 

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