227 Garibaldi Avenue
Garibaldi, OR 97118
Phone: (503) 322-2552
Fax: (503) 322-2581
Located inside the Sweetbrier Inn, this fun spot features excellent Northwest cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered; including a huge Sunday Brunch; and live jazz can be heard nightly Wednesday-Saturday. A selection of local wines and microbrews is available, as well as a more extensive list in the bar. Try the fresh Crab and Artichoke Dip for starters and finish with Hot Wildberry Cobbler a la mode. You will enjoy friendly service and a relaxing yet slightly upscale environment.
Lola's Room is the little sister of the Crystal Ballroom in Burnside. Lola's has a floor space of 3000 square feet and can easily accommodate around 200 people. It is right below the Crystal and hosts a variety of shows ranging from hard rock bands playing live, to more intimate performances. When there is no live music, a highly skilled DJ spins tunes that will lure you out onto the dance floor.
Great entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and the Grateful Dead have performed in this historic ballroom that is now owned by the McMenamin brothers. One thousand patrons can fit into the ballroom and it can be reserved for private events as well. Three on-site bars—including a popular nightclub, Ringlers—will satiate your hunger and thirst. It is worth a visit just to behold the local landmark's ornate chandeliers, picturesque windows and 7500-square-foot dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
This contemporary establishment opened its doors in 1979 and is Portland's oldest licensed gay/lesbian bar. The management believes in a sense of community and a common place to hang out. Though catering primarily to a gay clientele, people of all orientations are welcome to have a good time here. Enjoy local microbrews from Bridgeport and other breweries or order a cocktail, glass of wine or hard cider. There's also a small food menu to go with your spirits. Try lasagna or pasta salad from the bar menu. Billiards, lottery games and darts are available. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Boxxes is so much more than just a gay nightclub; it is an entire entertainment complex in itself. A large space that is spread out over half a block, it is an inviting place where there is always something to do. The blaring music ensures that the dancefloor is never left unoccupied, and there just always seems to be a theme, be it drag night or a Latin party. There are also some snug lounge chairs where you might want to take a break from all the dancing.
A warm environment and superb Thai cuisine will keep you coming back to this acclaimed restaurant located in Hotel Lucia. For lunch, request the mouth-watering Typhoon Barbecue Chicken Salad. Dinner specialties at Typhoon! On Broadway include Grilled Beef with Grapes and Bangkok Noodles. Visit the cocktail lounge on weekends for spectacular jazz. Try the other Portland location at 2310 Northwest Everett Street.
This club is one of Portland's hottest gay and lesbian spots, but fun even if you are straight. Catering to alternative lifestyles, all through the week you are assured quality entertainment, including a nightly cabaret with male and female impersonators. Open for lunch and dinner, the food menu is short and sweet, with basics like the club sandwich, chicken-fried steak or one of the many excellent burgers. Cash only.
If you are looking for a laugh, this is where you need to be. This adult-only stand-up comedy club is situated in a lively part of Old Town. Locals love to gather with friends and share some laughs in the simple, relaxed atmosphere. Appetizing fare, such as juicy burgers, is available. Enjoy cocktails, beer or wine from the full-service lounge. Arrive 30-45 minutes early to ensure seats for the show, it fills up quickly. There is no drink minimum and smoking is not allowed.
Denoted only by the statement "Viva l'Arte" as signage, this young space caters to art of all kinds: live music, performance and installation art, DJs and a surprising array of vegetarian gastronomy. In addition to the edgy mix of entertainment, a selection of good, stiff drinks and a relaxed loft atmosphere await visitors. The crowd harmoniously mixes PSU students and avant-garde gallery sets on any given night. Get there between 4-8pm for appetizer and cocktail specials. Nightly shows (usually with a modest cover) don't begin until 9pm. The kitchen and bar are both open late.
This vintage video game and pinball arcade is a trip through time– you will find a black lit wonderland of 80s video games that still costs a single quarter. DJs or bands entertain on most nights, with a small cover charge on band nights. Minors are allowed during the day, but a recently added bar is opened up at 5p every night to serve beer. Climb the ornate staircase to the largest collection of pinball machines in the area. You can even take the fun home with real, working home consoles and cartridges.
Netled in the heart of Portland, Society Nightclub & Lounge is wonderful spot to spend the evening out with your friends. Dance to the beats churned out by the DJ, while sipping on delightful concoctions. The fries, mango salsa, chicken gyro and lamb pita are definitely worth a try. You could drop in by this place for a late lunch fare too. This club opens its doors from 3p onwards, so if you would like to give your night an early head-start, this is your ideal location. Tobacco lovers can enjoy their cigarette at the patio.
Nestled in the nerve center of Portland's bustling and historic Chinatown, lies East Chinatown Lounge. As the name suggests, the decor and the food list reflects a dominant oriental influence. Even its location, between the Magic garden and Portland's Classic Chinese Gardens, adds to its eastern ambiance. Enjoy a blast from the past by joining this club during their disco themed nights; dress up in bell-bottom pants, flowery flowing shirts, polka-dot dresses and groove to the beats. They also offer some light meals to accompany your drinks.