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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.

Boiler Room
228 NW Davis St. Portland OR 97209
Karaoke bar in the heart of the of the Old Town's amateur zone.

320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland OR 97214
Rotture's downstairs pool/gaming room.

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.

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.

350 W. Burnside St. Portland OR 97204
Classic Portland Bar.

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.

110 NW Broadway Portland OR 97209
Queer-ish Dance Club

Flirts Specifically: Weekends
8439 NE Columbia Blvd Portland OR 97220
Cougar hotel bar! Who could want more!?

Good Call
11010 SE Division St Portland OR 97266
Dance club with Asian food that advertises free shots!? for some events.

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.

Gossip Lounge
11340 NE Halsey St. Portland OR 97220
Upscale sports bar bathed in blue light.

Groove Suite
440 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Multi-room lounge with dancing and sofas thrown in intermittently.

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

Irish Town
11600 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite F Vancouver WA 98684
Irish bar in a strip mall in Vancouver that also serves Asian food?

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.

Jimmy Mak's
221 NW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Long standing Pearl District jazz club.

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.

Lotus Cardroom
932 SW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Perfect around happy hour, CEG's finest establishment slowly transforms from downtown 9-5 drone lunch crowd, to bump'n'grind meat market in a span of 6 hours.

107 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209
McFadden's is now closed

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.

Mudai Lounge
801 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232
The marriage of Ethiopian restaurants and hipster/rocker hangouts is becoming a common theme in Portland, Mudai is no exception.

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.

Prime Time Bar & Grill Specifically: Thursday / Friday / Saturday
16015 SE Stark Portland OR 97233
They have a punching bag?

108 SW Pine St Portland OR 97204

Red Cap Garage
1035 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
Mainstay of the "Vaseline Alley," with loads of cheap offerings and debauchery.

1618 NE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97230
Huge restaurant and bar with attached ballroom on the edge of Gresham where you never know what type of entertainment you'll encounter.

Rialto Poolroom Bar & Cafe
14411 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR 97224
Sister bar of downtown's Rialto

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.

Ron Jeremy's Club Sesso
824 SW 1st Ave Portland OR 97204
Downtown swingers/sex club.

315 SE 3rd Ave Portland OR 97214
Live music venue, lounge and bar in industrial SE.

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.

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

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.

204 SW Yamhill St. Portland OR 97204
Two level nightclub that's probably exactly the same as the other zillions of clubs that have been housed in this space.

Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Two level lounge by day/evening, music venue or dance club by night.

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.

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

The Crown Room
205 NW 4th Ave Portland OR 97209
Extremely loud bar/venue that's awkwardly designed in layout, but has a wide variety of events that cater to a wide crowd.

The Know
2026 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Nice little Alberta 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.

Tillicum Club
8484 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland OR 97205
What's in a name anyway? Certainly, a worthwhile spot if you have a DD to take you to Portland's fringes.

Tony Starlight's Supper Club & Lounge
3728 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97232

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

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

Twelve 22 Specifically: DJ LV / Friday / Saturday
3530 N Vancouver Ave Portland OR 97227
Now LV's Sports Bar and Grill.

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.