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Jimmy’s is closed but there are other options

If you are in town on Monday nights around 7pm, go to J Bar on 23rd Ave. in the Northwest section... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Michael A
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
Jimmy's is gone but Jack is not!

We LOVED Jimmy Mak's but alas, it closed after 20 years and Jimmy sadly passed away. Here's what... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Michael A
Portland, Oregon
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17 Jul 2018
“Jimmy’s is closed but there are other options”
3 Jul 2017
“Jimmy's is gone but Jack is not!”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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221 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3108
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

If you are in town on Monday nights around 7pm, go to J Bar on 23rd Ave. in the Northwest section of Portland. Lots of great music lead by the Dan Balmer Group. Have a great dinner or just drinks and enjoy original mellow jazz...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We LOVED Jimmy Mak's but alas, it closed after 20 years and Jimmy sadly passed away. Here's what we do now! We go to see Mel Brown and his jazz group play every Thursday night at Jack London Bar located downstairs in the newly remodeled...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place closed this January. Had good thoughts about this evening attending a Maria Schneider concert at the PDX Jazz Festival. Buzz tonight is that this place is going to be reprised in another Portland bar suitable to keep the jazz vibe alive.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed Jimmy Mak's. The entrance fee was reasonable and we got a table right in front of the band. They have a selection of bands throughout the month. The band we listened to were excellent and the singer had amazing vocals. Friendly staff...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Global_Traveller11
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Saw Mel Brown here last night. His band was the best ever and I was so caught up in how tight they were. The joy they felt playing together - 7 piece band - was inspirational and pure joy.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Went to Jimmy Mak's as I was told they have good music there. Arrived and stepped in to the room with the door man. He was friendly enough and then told me the cover was $15.00. I thought I would give it a try but...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Went here to hear some jazz with dinner. Music usually starts at 8pm, but I went a little early a little past 7 and caught an opening act as well. The show lasts from 8-11:30pm with breaks in between but you can leave at any...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Zoe Z
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Jimmy should change his last name to "Magic" because there's something very special here, more than great food and amazing live jazz music. This was our first time dining here and it most certainly will not be the last! Recommend you go Wednesday evening, the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Tomn8r4402
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We went to Jimmy Mak's to see Patrick Lamb play. We got there early and got the bar stools near the table area. Best seats in the house! We just had drinks, no food. Service was great and this was a nice, fun small venue...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank BethM920
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a Great place to relax with a drink and some food. Then listen to live Jazz. The wait staff is great and explains the items very well I tried 2 different local dark beers and they were wonderful

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Yuko-Stu
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Andy Ellis V
23 March 2015|
Response from Radon47 | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon the night's show, artist, and size of crowd, On two shows per night, they usually empty out the venue at 9:30 or so for the 10PM seating. Depending upon the artist, it's best to have reservations. Call Jimmy's... More
Andy Ellis V
22 March 2015|
Response from Radon47 | Reviewed this property |
Generally, doors open at 6:00PM and one can order upon being seated...food is available until 10:00PM