10 Unique, High-Energy Dance Clubs in Portland, Oregon



Portland, Oregon is a truly unique city and the city’s sensational nightlife is no different. In Portland you will find a true mix of nightlife including a variety of dance clubs. Portland has dance clubs playing all genres of music and for all ages. 10Best has selected the best dance clubs in town, keeping the uniqueness of the city in mind.

We have included Portland’s Old Town area, also referred to as Chinatown, because it is home to numerous night clubs, bars and a great place to go dancing. In Old Town you will find Jones a diner that turns one of the most popular dance clubs in town at night. 

Also included is a local's favorite that offers one of the most high energy 80's dance parties in town, Lola's Room. It could be a complete list without including some bump and grind dance clubs, so we've included Holocene and Dirty Nightclub.


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The Whiskey Bar has focused on bringing a more organic, urban, underground vibe to Portland's night scene, while still retaining the fast, friendly service and modern amenities of today's clubbing experience. Top tier electronic acts, soul...  Read More


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Northeast Portland


 

Church is a funky community-oriented experience with a Roman Catholic theme. They've created an interactive experience born of communion, making Church much more than your average local watering hole. Here you will find a cheeky confession booth...  Read More


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Northeast Portland


 

At night this taqueria turns into a salsa and bachata club on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday each week. At least once a week they offer lessons. On the nights they do not have salsa they offer another type of dancing like mambo, cumbia, or...  Read More


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Southeast Portland


 

Trio Club is a +21 nightclub, restaurant, and bar with a swanky Las Vegas vibe. Plus, it has a Karaoke Lounge. They have food available to go alongside a beer or cocktail. They do not offer well drinks, but with original cocktails like the...  Read More


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Dirty is one of Portland's hottest dance club in Chinatown! The dance floor is equipped with 17 dance poles, so if you want to get crazy this is the place. There are actually two large rooms for dancing, so you are never too crowded. Each room...  Read More


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Splash Bar


 

During the day Splash Bar is a beach themed sports bar, but at night it transforms into a high energy dance club with a DJ or live music. The dance floor has multiple levels. The pool tables and video games are always free. Plus, they have their...  Read More


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Downtown


 

The Barrel Room prides itself on their original cocktail creations and delicious sharable food, like fried pickles. Inside you will either find a dj, dueling pianos or a live band. Outside on the patio a you will find yourself in a relaxed...  Read More


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Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom


 

Portland bar-goers looking to dance into the wee hours often end up here: Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom. Located on the second floor directly below the Crystal, Lola's Room is home to the famous Friday night 80s Video Dance Attack, where...  Read More


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Downtown
Jones


 

Jones is an 80's and 90's dance club and diner in the Chinatown section of downtown Portland. The DJ mixes up the music playing top 40 songs, hip hop, and 80's and 90's music. In addition to dancing they have old school arcade games you can play...  Read More


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Downtown
Holocene
Photo courtesy of Jim Yeager


 

Holocene is a 21+ bar, dance club, and venue all rolled into one. On almost all weekend nights they offer high energy dance parties, including themed dance parties, on their two dance floors. On Saturday's it is usually Booty Bassment, a hip hop...  Read More


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Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan

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