Best Portland, OR Nightlife

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    10. Big Al's

    Big Al's is a massive family friendly sports bar with something for everyone, making it the ultimate family hangout. Besides being a sports bar they also have a restaurant, arcade, and bowling alley all wrapped into...

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    9. Henry's 12th Street Tavern

    Henry's Tavern is a restaurant and bar located in the Pearl District serving more than 100 local beers. Downstairs they have a dining area and a large bar area. Upstairs large bar area with high end pool tables, that...

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    8. Ringlers Pub

    Located beneath the Crystal Ballroom, a mecca for live music lovers, this pub attracts a large contingent of patrons who attend the shows upstairs. Even so, it's a terrific place to meet with friends and nurse a...

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    7. Casa Del Matador

    Casa Del Matador is a 21 and over Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in downtown Portland that's open from lunch until 2 AM. They serve fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos, nachos, and savory steaks and extra...

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    6. Vie de Boheme

    Vie de Boheme is an enchanting winery and wine bar that creates an old world experience; located in revitalized Southeast Portland Warehouse District on Distillery Row. They have live music, usually some version of...

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    5. Mississippi Studios

    Of all the live music venues in Portland, Mississippi Studios holds a special place in the hearts of many concert goers. Considered by many to be the best place in town to see a live show, the small, intimate space...

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    2. Pix Patisserie

    Patisserie has become a popular late night hotspot in Northeast Portland. Known for their award winning beautiful hand crafted French desserts, bottomless coffee, and extensive champagne list. One look at their...

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    1. Doug Fir Lounge

    Located below the Doug Fir Restaurant, the Doug Fir Lounge is a hip live music spot that's got a dedicated following who show up to listen to the mix of regional and national musicians booked to play every night of...

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About Portland, OR Nightlife

From dance clubs to trendy bars, Portland Oregon has a score of nightlife scenes. This diverse mix of options is what adds to the hip and stylish feel that exudes from this Oregon jewel. Once here, you will find that The Pearl District includes a wealth of the Portland Oregon bars and nightspots. Noted far and wide as the home of microbrewing this side of the Atlantic, Portland has a host of quality brew pubs. An interesting concept, theater pubs specialize in offering microbrews along with a movie. Favorite hangouts like the Saucebox bar and dance club combination, ¡Oba! Restaurante with its convivial happy hour and the intimate Kell's Irish Pub satisfy those night revelers searching for clubs. In Portland Oregon, the cultural center is the Northwest's second largest featuring orchestra, ballet, and multiple theater companies. Get the acquainted with the places and times from the Friday edition of The Oregonian's A&E section or the Willamette Week, the city's arts and entertainment publication.

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