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Location
(New! As of April 2014)
2530 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220

Parking 
Russell & Brazee Streets  
Do not park in lot behind Duff's!


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NO SEASAC MATERIAL ALLOWED - TO BE PLAYED ON THE PREMISES!

BOOK NEW YEARS EVE W/ THE STRANGE TONES! 
Doors 7pm, show at 8:30pm
Reserved seating with dinner purchase - dinner service 7-9pm
Advanced tickets available at tickettomato.com


DECEMBER 
SAT 20th FONDELLS - (Vintage Rhythm N’Blues) 9pm
THE FONDELLS 'RHYTHM & BLUES BURLESQUE REVIEW' 
$10 Cover 21+

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to go to a Burlesque show 
in the late fifties in New Orleans, Houston or Dallas? Maybe even Jack Ruby's 
Carousel Club? Well, now you can experience it for yourself at the Fondell's 
Rhythm and Blues Burlesque Review at Duff's Garage. You'll see hear and feel 
the vibe of the late fifties as the band grinds and the girls bump their way through saxophone driven R and B classics like Night Train, Subway, Harlem Nocturne, etc.. 
With 4 dancers, 5 singers, and 2 saxes the Fondell's put on a show to remember. 
Don't miss this entertainment package!

VOCALISTS:
Johnny Ward (Sharkskin Revue)
Heidi Hellbender (Oblivion Seekers),
Victoria Porter (Karaoke from Hell)
Jerry A (Poison Idea) 
Jon Wallace (Volcanos) 


SUN 21st RHYTHM RENEGADES - 7:30pm Free
​RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm Free - swing/jazz
Our main influence is the great Belgian/French Gypsy 
guitarist Django Reinhardt, who together with Stephane Grappeli formed 
the famous “Hot club of France” in 1934, and based on their collaborations 
and the Gypsy guitar styling’s of Django, a whole new style of Jazz was 
developed….called Le jazz hot .
Django Reinhardt has astounded and thrilled numerous generations of 
guitar players and jazz lovers with his amazing command of the guitar
 and his influence is evident even today.
This music has an infectious driving rhythm and incorporates most of the 
standard pop and jazz tunes of the 20′s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s …. 
As well as many modern day compositions. 

The Djangophiles, in keeping with the tradition of the music use acoustic instruments, and sound reinforcement only when necessary….The result is a comfortable listening level that is never too loud or intrusive.

MON 22nd Comedy 9pm
Featuring the Real Hijinx


TUE 23rd - WINGTIPS (Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing) 8:45 pm $3

WED 24th - CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

THU 25th CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

FRI 26th RETURN FLIGHT 9pm - doors at 7:30pm

SAT 27th MITCH KASHMAR & FRIENDS 9pm
​2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Winner 
'Best Harmonica' and multiple Blues Music Awards nominee

Delta Groove Recording Artist MITCH KASHMAR BLUES BAND 
featuring JIMI BOTT on drums

"Mitch Kashmar is my absolute favorite blues harp player of 
his generation, and one of my favorites period! He's also a 
first-class vocalist - his singing really knocks me out." - the 
late Harmonica great, WILLIAM CLARKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYih4ZceeoQ - 'Crazy Mixed World'

Noted by his peers as one of the most soulful and powerful blues singers in the business today, Mitch Kashmar has shared the stage with some of the most influential blues musicians including John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pee Wee Crayton, Johnny Adams and many others.
Mitch plays Chicago Blues, New Orleans R&B, West Coast Jump Blues and Swing, Boogie Woogie, Louisiana Swamp Rock, Texas Blues and straight ahead Jazz. 
His blues harp playing is second to none for creativity, drive and excitement. And he's also just as witty and imaginative in the role of songwriter. He's shared the stage with some of the biggest names in blues over the years, with Stevie Ray Vaughan paying him the ultimate compliment given from one musician to another: "Can I sit in?"
Besides his many years of touring internationally, Mitch also took some time to front the classic 70's funk-rock band War.

SUN 28th RHYTHM RENEGADES - 7:30pm Free

MON 29th Comedy 9pm

TUE 30th - WINGTIPS (Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing) 8:45 pm $3

WED 31st NEW YEAR'S EVE W/ THE STRANGE TONES -  8:30PM 
doors at 7PM, dinner service 7-9pm
ADVANCED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT tickettomato.com
Complimentary champagne toast!
$17 or 2 for $30
Reserved seats with a dinner purchase of an additional $15 per ticket.
Dinner service will include a choice of 3 entrees.
The Strange Tones have earned multiple awards and entry into the Muddy Hall of Fame as “Best Contemporary Band” as well as multiple awards for “Best Electric Guitar” and "Best NW Recording" by the Cascade Blues Association. The band draws upon the rich traditions of blues, rockabilly, surf, and R&B, mixed with film noir sonic hues, to create their own secret musical formula called "Crime-A-Billy". Led by the husband-and-wife team of Guitar Julie & bassist Andy Strange, and fortified by longtime partners Suburban Slim and drummer Andy Gauthier, these sonic crime fighters have a reputation for dynamic performances with a very original style. “Many people find it hard to show something new within electric blues format and they should ask The Strange Tones for some private lessons as they have found their own niche and truly shine.” 
-The Voice of the Blues, Przemek Draheim, Poland



JANUARY

THU 1st - CLOSED

FRI 2ND - BILL RHOADES - SPECIAL GUEST JIM MESI
SAT 3rd - BILL RHOADES - SPECIAL GUEST NORMAN SYLVESTER
​If you didn't get enough music on New Years Eve , we'll be starting 
out 2015 with a bang. There's a two night Blues show at Duff's Garage 
on January 2, and January 3, that will feature two of the biggest 
names in Portland Blues.
On Friday Jan. 2 "the Italian Chainsaw" guitarist Jim Mesi will appear, 
backed up by Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings. 
Jim has been one of the main fixtures of Portland Blues for over 40+ 
years. Having played in Brown Sugar, Paul deLay Band and his own 
Jim Mesi Band, he has been recognized as one of the leading guitarists
 in the Northwest and has received accolades from B.B. King, Les Paul 
and many other worldwide. He has also received numerous awards and
 is known among his peers as "one of the Best guitarists out there"!
On Saturday Jan. 3 "the Boogie Cat" guitarist/vocalist Norman Sylvester will appear backed up by Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings. Norman is another local Bluesman, who has been responsible for for the resurgence of Blues, R&B, Soul and Gospel in the Northwest. Norman is also an award winning musician and fronts one of the tightest units in the area.
  With his "Musical Family" Norman has spread the word of good sounds and many of the top players in the Northwest have been through his bands. An added bonus on this night will be the addition of Norman's longtime Bassman Rob Shoemaker.
On both nights - Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings will be playing their own Northwest sounds plus backing up the two Special Guests. Bill Rhoades is an award winning Harmonica player and vocalist. With Newell C Briggs (formerly of Curtis Salgado & the Stillettos, African Kings and many others) on guitar, Katy "May" Angel (Alan Hager Group) on Bass and Jolie Clausen (Norman Sylvester Band) on Drums, it will be two nights of "The Real Thing" Blues music.

SAT 3rd - BILL RHOADES W/ SPECIAL GUEST NORMAN SYLVESTER

​SUN 4th - RHYTHM RENEGADES - FREE 7:30pm

MON 5th Comedy, Featuring the Real Hijinx 9pm

TUE 6th - MAC & DUB (soul/funk) 9pm FREE

WED 7th - BLUES JAM 8:30pm
WED 7th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm - FREE

​THU 8th SISTER MERCY 9:15PM
THU 8th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free
Sister of Mercy introduces April Brown and her sister Kelsey
 Brown to the Portland Rhythm and Blues scene. April and Kelsey 
grew up in a singing family and provides amazing chemistry on 
and off stage. Originally from Los Angeles, April desired to take 
her talent to the stages of the Rose City. Nina Simone, Etta James 
as well as current artists such as Adele and Duffy influence April. 
She was deeply involved with the music world in Los Angeles, 
recording and singing with top names at The Whiskey and The Roxie. 
Now get ready for her vocal power in PDX.

Sister Mercy band members have deep roots in the Oregon regional music area. Roger Espinor and Ron Camacho played for five years with the original award-winning Rose City Kings. He produced three CD’s with this high-energy blues band and brings that creative, driving rhythms to Sister Mercy’s first album HEAD OVER HEELS. Ron joins Sister Mercy as one of the top bass players in the region with his strongest influence of Jaco Pastorius. Steve Savoie brings strong R & B experience on his slide guitar and strong energy to the stage. Keyboardist Debby Espinor rounds out the band. Highway 99 Blues club was home for The Love Doctors with Charlene Grant and lately she has played across the region with a local jazz band. Ray Charles, Dr. John and Nina Simone as well as Portland local David Vest have influenced her personal style.

​FRI 9th BIG MONTI 9pm
FRI 9th JAWBONE FLATS 6-8 FREE

​SAT10th
SAT 22nd The DK Stewart Sextet
$10 Cover 9pm- midnight

The Rose City's award winning ensemble breaks out more 
tasty and sophisticated gems from the age when blues was 
jazz and both performed in seamless style. "Johnny Guitar 
Watson" hits blended with "Charles Brown" tunes merge 
seamlessly into the N.O Funk of "Earl King" and blues poetry 
of "Percy Mayfield" materials. With DANCE as the priority 
and strong GROOVEs leading the way, blues lovers can unite to celebrate "Buddy Guy" and "T-Bone Walker" screamers featuring the precision horn work of Chris Mercer on sax and Joe McCarthy on the Trumpet. 

Peter Dammann nails the "Otis Rush" guitar gems and Joseph Conrad thumbs the precision bass as though it was Jerry Jamont's own instrument. With a flare for genre-specific dynamics, both Stewart and drummer Ed Pierce muscle the rhythm section charts like fine athletes. It's music for ears that appreciate the times and vocals that soulfully emote the blues of an era in it's hey day. Catch an audio ride from Chicago to New Orleans - with a sprinkle of two-beat stride piano at its core that’s sure to leave you wanting more on that last Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

Bring a friend or family member to dance or a date or loved one to romance in style at Portland's new premier hot spot for music on 82nd and NE Russell. Great seating - secure parking, large dance floor with a fine stage and audio system that presents the power of the band without overcoming conversations at the strategically placed tables. 8pm until midnight. Fine liquor - great company and happy faces abound... Don't miss this RARE appearance of a legendary Portland dance and concert band in these fine surroundings.

SUN 11th RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm Free 

MON 12th Comedy, featuring the real Hijinx 9pm

TUE 13th - MAC & DUB (soul/funk) 9pm
TUE 13th - SHARKSKIN REVUE (jump swing blues) 6-8pm

WED 14th BLUES JAM - 8:30pm
WED 14th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm FREE

THU 15th - BRANDON CAMPBELL’S COMBO DIABOLIQUE 9pm
THU 15th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free

FRI 16th KEVIN SELFE (blues) 9pm

SAT 17th WAY DOWNS - 9pm

SUN 18th RHYTHM RENEGADES - 7:30pm Free

MON 19th Comedy, featuring the Real Hijinx 9pm

TUE 20th - MAC & DUB (Soul/Funk) 9pm FREE

WED 21st - BLUES JAM - 8:30pm
WED 21st - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm FREE

THU 22nd BROADSTROAKS (blues) 9pm
THU 22nd - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free

FRI 23rd - MITCH KASHMAR & FRIENDS 9pm 
2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Winner 
'Best Harmonica' and multiple Blues Music Awards nominee

Delta Groove Recording Artist MITCH KASHMAR BLUES BAND 
featuring JIMI BOTT on drums

"Mitch Kashmar is my absolute favorite blues harp player of 
his generation, and one of my favorites period! He's also a 
first-class vocalist - his singing really knocks me out." - the 
late Harmonica great, WILLIAM CLARKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYih4ZceeoQ - 'Crazy Mixed World'

Noted by his peers as one of the most soulful and powerful blues singers in the business today, Mitch Kashmar has shared the stage with some of the most influential blues musicians including John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pee Wee Crayton, Johnny Adams and many others.
Mitch plays Chicago Blues, New Orleans R&B, West Coast Jump Blues and Swing, Boogie Woogie, Louisiana Swamp Rock, Texas Blues and straight ahead Jazz. 
His blues harp playing is second to none for creativity, drive and excitement. And he's also just as witty and imaginative in the role of songwriter. He's shared the stage with some of the biggest names in blues over the years, with Stevie Ray Vaughan paying him the ultimate compliment given from one musician to another: "Can I sit in?"
Besides his many years of touring internationally, Mitch also took some time to front the classic 70's funk-rock band War.

FRI 23rd - Alicin Rice’s Singer/Songwriter hour 6-8pm FREE
FEATURING: Birger Olsen, Eric Tworivers, Silver Lake 66



SAT 24th DAVE EDMUNDS TRIBUTE 9pm
​Tribute is to Rockpile which Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe
 fronted and wrote most of the material.  
As for the line-up...Whit, Erin and Steve from The Sportin' Lifers 
Albert Reda on vocals and bass 
Guests include. Jeremy Wilson and his band, Steve Lockwood, Sean Flora and Jim Wallace to sing "you ain't nothin but fine". Which was the last tune on the record "seconds of pleasure". Rockpile was the band that sounded like Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly meet the Everly Brothers :)) 

SUN 25th RHYTHM RENEGADES - 7:30pm - FREE

MON 26th Comedy Featuring The Real Hijinx 9pm

TUE 27th - MAC & DUB (soul/funk) 9 pm FREE

WED 28th - BLUES JAM - 8:30pm
WED 28th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm FREE

THU 29th - BROADSTROAKS (blues) 9pm
THU 29th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free

FRI 30th - BUREAU OF STANDARDS 9pm
FRI 30th - JAWBONE FLATS 6-8pm FREE

SAT 31st - MIDNIGHT SERENADERS 9PM
















Hours
Sat-Mon: 6:30pm
Tue-Fri: 3pm

​Contact Us
General Inquiries: 
        (503) 234-BEER
duffsgarage@gmail.com
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Booking Inquiries:
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