505 N. Pacific Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 636-4610
Fax: (360) 636-4092
The Ponderosa Lounge has long been the best at putting its customers at ease and still carries on its tradition. The lounge serves as a venue featuring live bands, two huge dance floors, lottery slot gaming machines and two big screen televisions. For those who would like to hone their country dancing skills - Ponderosa offers partner and dancing lessons. Throw a party here and be the toast of the town.
Nights filled with music and dance, is what awaits all those who walk in through the doors of The Conga Club. Thursday nights get a glimpse of Cuban and Puerto Rican culture by joining them for their 'Retro Salsa Thursdays'. Friday is the night to dress up to sway to the beats of Rhythm & Blues. Saturdays this club comes alive with a salsa ambiance. Put on your best dress and dance shoes to dance through the night. On some nights Latin musicians fill this place with their melodies. Spend your weekend nights at The Conga Club, and be assured you won't be disappointed.
The "Cheers" of Astoria, this friendly bar serves a variety of sandwiches, burgers, beer and wine in a safe, clean atmosphere and offers four pool tables and two shuffleboard tables for added entertainment.
Flirts is a fun spot for singles. This popular nightclub is located inside the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport. Dance to live music from bands that play folk rock and other swinging sounds. Watch the big game on one of the big screens and enjoy drink specials during Monday Night Football. The menu leans more toward appetizers, customers can devour mozzarella sticks or jalapeno poppers for just a few bucks. Stop in for one of the liveliest ladies' nights going.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dance the night away to the DJ's beats on the dancefloor surrounded by mirrors, with laser shows adding to the entertainment quotient. The absence of a cover charge and regular drag shows and parties make CC Slaughters even more of an attraction, and it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most popular gay nightclubs in the city. The Rainbow Room is a secluded enclave where the mood-lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere, and you can kick back with an Appletini to sip on.
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.
Other dance venues have closed down, but the Fez keeps going strong. Home of the late night DJ performance, leave your car at home so you won't have to worry about leaving your car in the neighborhood. As varied as electronic music can be, you'll want to check first to see what is playing on a given night. While most evenings require you to pay a cover, Wednesday nights are free with the techno and house music of up and coming DJs ‘til 2:30am. The venue is kept almost surprisingly clean and the drinks are perfectly proportioned.