Cabaret Cafe


Cabaret Cafe

4 Vocalists

1 Theme

A Night of Great Music


Cabaret Cafe is an evening of song with 4 top-notch vocalists performing their favorite songs just for you

Deanna Maio, Portland Musical Theater Company Founder

Cabaret Cafe is a monthly event series with 4 of our city’s emerging vocalists performing in an intimate cabaret environment.

Hosted by Portland Musical Theater Company’s, Deanna Maio, songs performed will be from the musical theatre, pop, jazz and swing catalogs mostly and will all fall within the month’s theme.

Linen tablecloths and candles decorate the small bistro audience tables.

Yummy beverages and desserts are available for purchase.

Tickets are just $12-$15 and groups of 10 or more can save with our group savings. Tickets available at or by calling our box office at 971-225-7469

Questions: Contact us online or call 971-225-7469

 It’s Too Darn Hot – The Best Weather Songs

Aug 18 @ 7:30pm

Featured Performers are Mikki Jordan, Shanice Jordan, & Dirk Foley

Let’s Go to The Movies: The Greatest American Movie Songs

Oct 13 @ 7:30pm

Featured Performers are TBD

Where is it?

All performances are held at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge at 4834 N. Lombard St. Portland, OR 97203


Get your tickets now at or call 971-22-7469


Frequently Asked Questions

There are plenty of street parking options around the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge location. If you’re feeling fancy, get a “driver” by taking Lyft or a taxi.
Cabaret Cafe is a “nightlife” event that can be enjoyed by any mature young person.
Yes, Cabaret Cafe is handicap accessible. Please note: the theater space at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge is on the second floor. There is a staircase and a stair lift chair for our guests who prefer not to climb the stairs. Those using the stair chair will need to get in and out of it and can bring their wheelchair or walker upstairs. There is no elevator.
Yes. Our refreshments team offers yummy desserts and snacks, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and goodies available for purchase.
Cabaret Cafe does not use physical tickets. If you purchase tickets online, you will receive an email with tickets. You may print that out to make seating faster, or have them available on your smartphone. When you arrive for the performance, you will check in with The Cabaret host using your last name. You will then be led to your table by one of our friendly ushers.
Cabaret has its origins in 19th-century Paris, at Le Chat Noir, where musicians and poets performed in a casual atmosphere where people felt free to eat and drink. The word and descriptions of cabaret are derived from the French word meaning “wine cellar” to describe the small room where this form of entertainment was born. Over time, European cabaret evolved into a number of forms, including comedy, burlesque and sociopolitical satire.

In America, cabaret was performed in speakeasies and other intimate nightclub venues and evolved into a much more jazz-infused style of performance. New York City nightclubs, like the Cafe Carlyle, feature singers associated with music from a genre known as the Great American Songbook.

Today, cabaret is its own, identifiable art form, distinctive from musical theatre, nightclub singing, or a concert. The most essential elements of cabaret are simple: a performer in a small room with an audience at close range, seated around cozy tables, with the performer mere feet from the audience.

“…An evening of song and stories in an intimate space that shatters the “fourth wall.” Part stand-up comic, part balladeer, part evangelist; today’s performer often has a theme that unifies the evening, knows a great deal about the music they’re singing, and share that information in witty and inventive ways. At its best, cabaret can amuse, entertain, and inform…it can dazzle you, catch you unawares and make you weep… The audience participates in a direct, emotional conversation with the artist…”
~ Andrea Marcovicci, in the New York Times