Blog: Banana Stand & Double Dragon Team-Up for Secret Summer Series

Banana Stand is proud to curate a free, weekly summer series at Double Dragon, featuring select, secret guests performing at the critically-acclaimed restaurant and bar. Usually closed on Mondays, Double Dragon will open at 6pm to host the special event and offer a limited menu of late night favorites along with low-priced craft cocktails. Though we’re best known for our secret recordings, we’re excited to highlight incredible performers to a more public audience at one of the best places in town.

[Poster by Allyson Haller, limited edition prints available soon.]

Discerning music collectors can show off their deep catalog at the events by bringing in their own vinyl to be played along side others before each night’s act. (Don’t worry, records will stored safely so everyone can enjoy the show.) Casual, yet limited, the summer series will be the perfect way to spend Monday sunsets next to fellow fans. Though the series’ guests won’t be revealed, June 2nd’s opening event will be an advance album release from a promising new band who recently relocated to Portland. Further acts in the series will include local favorites and touring groups, plus other surprises.

If you haven’t been to Double Dragon, here’s some background: Started by Rob Walls (Momofuku, Beast, et. al), Double Dragon’s bar was named to Portland’s Top 25 by Portland Monthly and has been praised by PDX Eater for its “playful but even-handed cocktails.” Portland Mercury food critic Chris Onstad wrote, “Double Dragon’s product is that rarest of things: a second impression that exceeded the long-ago love at first sight.” Serving craft beer, classic cocktails and signature drinks alongside some of Portland’s best sandwiches, Double Dragon is also home to the much-loved Baby Ketten Karaoke on Saturday nights.

We hope to see you out on Mondays this summer!