If you can’t find the Know, ask a punk for directions. Portland changes. The Know doesn’t. A dive of the very highest caliber, the Know has been serving cold beer and punk rock for a decade. Divided into two spaces, the bar side is functional if small and packed with locals waiting for the show or the Blazers game to start. The real action is through the curtain, where high-volume punk rock peels the paint off the walls most nights of the week. For such a welcoming bar, the Know presents a laser-focused calendar of noise-based musical aggression, which has made it a flagpole for local and touring punk bands. To the patrons of the surrounding Alberta Arts district, the Know may just be a friendly rock-and-roll dive bar. But to DIY music fans, Maximum rock-n-roll readers, and an international underground of loud musicians, the Know has achieved near-mythic status as a venue.