Two things Portland, Oregonis best known for are Beer and Music. So of course they are also the defining characteristics of the city's nightlife. With more craft breweries than any other city in the world, Portland offers ales and lagers of singular style and quality. The many neighborhoods of Stumptown each have their own flavor and style. This is expressed not only by the shops and restaurants, but also by the many music venues located throughout the city. From small rock and blues stages like Doug Fir Lounge and Mississippi Studios to the symphony performances of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland has live performances for every taste. Popular night clubs have DJ's and dancing in Old Town and Downtown.
The flavor of the Northwest and the creative spirit of Portland is evident no matter what activity you choose.Here are our top 10 recommendations of some of the hottest night spots in town from live music to dessert bars.