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Ararat (CLOSED) Specifically: Until 6am
5716 SE 92nd Ave. Portland OR 97266
Sadly, this place closed down. Armenian disco that attracts the whole eastern Euro bloc sect, often open until 6am on weekends.

Aztec Willie Specifically: Salsa
1501 NE Broadway St Portland OR 97232
Kid friendly Taqueria/bar with Pan-Latin dancing/lessons.

Bar Bar
3943 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227
Mississippi Studios attached bar.

Beech Street Parlor
412 NE Beech St Portland OR 97211
An old house converted into a bar, this hidden gem has a decent outdoor patio and a classic home style feel.

Blitz Ladd
2239 SE 11th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Enormous sports bar with good food, lots of games, a true sportsman's paradise.

Bushwackers Dancehall & Saloon Specifically: Swing / Line / Waltz / Two Step
8200 SW Tonka St. Tualatin OR 97062
Huge country dance club with free lessons on Saturdays and poker night on Tuesdays.

CC Slaughter's
219 NW Davis St. Portland OR 97209
On a scale of 1-10, 1 being there may be some gays holding hands here, and 10 being you will definitely see naked gay boys, this is an 11.

Crush
1412 SE Morrison Portland OR 97214
Chic, gay/gay friendly bar with excellent food and creative drinks.

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97205
Even if you hate'em, the McBros have a great downtown music venue.

Dante's
350 W. Burnside St. Portland OR 97204
Classic Portland Bar.

Dirty
35 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Meat market for suburban set, located in the heart of the date rape district.

Dixie Tavern
34 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Rock/urban cowboy themed bar is neither a tavern nor a rock bar, teeming with suburban 20 somethings eager to swap DNA and exotic diseases.

Dublin Pub
6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland OR 97225
Irish pub with live music 6 nights a week and 59! taps.

Duke's Country Bar & Grill Specifically: Free lessions Tuesday-Saturday
14601 SE Division Portland OR 97236
Country bar complete with a mechanical bull brought to you by CEG.

East Chinatown Lounge
322 NW Everett St. Portland OR 97209
Upscale bar with DJs nearly nightly.

Embers
110 NW Broadway Portland OR 97209
Queer-ish Dance Club

Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Split into 2 separate areas: upstairs pool hall & an downstairs funk-tified dancing kind of place.

Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
Pretty much only open during events. Runs the gamut of live music, DJs, cartoon breakfasts and gay dance parties. Oh, and hipsters galore clog the sidewalk while waiting for admission or smoking.

Iconic Lounge Specifically: DJ Thursday-Saturday
2226 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232

Jack London Bar Specifically: Wednesday / Jazz & Swing / Friday / DJ Gregarious / Saturday / Sunday
529 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204
The Rialto's dark swanky basement lounge.

Local Lounge
3536 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland OR 97212
Long struggling location finally found it's pace, casual, gay friendly environment.

Lola's Room
1332 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Bouncy floor dance club, heavy on the 80s, set beneath the Crystal Ballroom.

Momo Bar Maximo
725 SW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97205
Not exactly a destination, though considering it's location, solid for sneaking a post downtown shopping happy hour drink, as evidenced by the crowd.

Pasha
11830 Kerr Pkwy Lake Oswego OR 97035

Ponderosa Lounge Specifically: Lessons / Friday & Wednesday
10350 N Vancouver Way Portland OR 97217
Huge truckstop honky-tonk, offers free dance lessons, all things C&W.

Ringlers Pub
1332 W Burnside St Portland OR 97209
Huge McMenamins pool hall and weekend dance club below Crystal Ballroom.

Rock Creek Tavern
10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd Hillsboro OR 97124
Yet another McMenamins, this time in Hillsboro.

Santa Fe Taqueria Specifically: Thursdays / Salsa Lessons Salsa Lessons free 9:30pm
831 NW 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210
Tiny bar attached to a popular Mexican restaurant on NW 23rd.

Saucebox Specifically: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
214 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Upscale lounge famous for its book of specialty cocktails featuring a pan-Asian menu.

Scandals
1125 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
Since 1979 Scandals is one of Portland oldest continuously gay owned and operated bars in Portland.

Silverado
318 SW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97205
Portland's only all male strip club (after 10pm), catering to men. Women are welcome, but not exactly encouraged.

Spare Room Specifically: Line And Partner Class / Thursdays 7:30pm / DJ / Thursdays 9pm
4830 NE 42nd Ave Portland OR 97218
Huge bar with many cheap specials throughout the day and a wide variety of entertainment at night including bingo, karaoke, movies and live music.

Stag PDX Specifically: live dancers M-Sat @9:30; Sun@ 5:30pm
317 NW Broadway portland or 97209
Gay bar, with karaoke through the week, and drag brunch on the weekends. Their Annex bar has pool table. $3 cover Fri & Sat after 9:30pm

Studio 503 Specifically: Latin / Reggaeton / Salsa
6750 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Portland OR 97225
Miami-Style Latin Dance Club & Sports Bar.

The Know
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR Portland OR 97232
New location on Sandy. Nice little Sandy rock/art bar with loud shows.

The QuarterDeck
4300 E Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98661
Dancing, sports and karaoke in the 'Couv.

Thirsty Lion Pub
71 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
"British" themed nightclub by CEG.

Trio Club
909 E Burnside St Portland OR 97214
Bohemeth Karaoke joint mixed in with some DJ nights.

Tube
18 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Tiny little future chic turned hipsta-matic irony trailer. Always lovely 20 somethings, always good tunes spinning.

Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth St portland or 97211
Turn! Turn! Turn! Has six carefully selected rotating beers and ciders on tap, a full bar and super tasty culinary concoctions. You’ll find records, CDs, books, zines, hi-fi, low-fi, vintage fashions and a variety of other delights. Check out our calendar for a list of live music, Blazer games and other entertainment opportunities.

Wichita Pub
6106 SE King Rd Milwaukie OR 97222

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St. Portland OR 97212
Northeast Music Venue

XV (15)
15 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
Hipster joint in downtown's 4 block hipster/bridge and tunnel square.