Portland State University Opera
1620 SW Park Ave.
Where: Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
Address: 1620 SW Park Ave.
Generally regarded as the best open-mic night in town, Helium's sign-ups fill quickly. Show up between 6 and 7 pm to snag some stage time.
The Brody hosts a thrice-weekly open-mic night. Comics get four-minute standup slots and can sign up online.