Hostel Café

1810 NW Glisan Avenue, Portland, Oregon, USA

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TrailJams & Friends Irish Session at Hostel Café

On Sunday afternoons, the Hostel Café in Portland, Oregon provides a friendly setting for this Irish tune-playing session. The café’s courtyard makes a great place to play tunes in the fresh air, and the overhead canopies provide shelter from the rain and sun. If the weather gets too bad, the session can move indoors. The café’s menu has a good selection of hearty or light foods and hot and cold beverages. The tempo of the tune playing is mostly moderate, with ample time at the end of the session to pick up the tempo. Guests of the Hostel Café and the adjoining Portland Hostel are likely to settle at one of the nearby tables to enjoy the music. Sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. and run for 2-3 hours. You can find more details about the session at To get an idea of some of the tunes that might be played, you can find a tune list at

Re: Hostel Café -- no session Jan 15, 2023

The session on January 15, 2023 is cancelled to make room at Hostel Café for the Portland Old Time Music Gathering’s jam sessions. This is the first time we’ve cancelled this session since we started it. The session will resume the next week, on January 22, 2023.

This session is mid-tempo and going strong, with around 18 musicians at a typical session.