Econo Lodge Southeast
17330 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Phone: (503) 654-2222
Fax: (503) 654-1300
Blinn's Boathouse offers good food, great tunes and a relaxing evening outdoors. Enjoy live nightly music as you sip your beverage of choice from the full bar and gaze out at the lake front view. Although you can choose from an array of grilled menu items including seafood, pizza is the specialty of the house and surpasses all expectations when it is steaming hot off the barbecue. The service is efficient and friendly.
This Southeast Portland bar plays host to marathon dance sessions that appear to help the local regulars shake off the workweek stress. A wide dance floor, flashing lights and large video screens make it a favorite dance destination. The full bar offers the usual refreshments plus a good selection of local microbrews; however, trendy cocktails are more popular here. You will find a disk jockey spinning songs Wednesday through Saturday nights.
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.
A club not meant for the faint-hearted. Loud head banging music and the hep crowd may not appeal to some, but if you're with your group of friends then you can have fun. Club Coco II is your usual run-of-the-mill club where you find music, dance and the crowd mingling. Not recommended for those who are looking for something fancy.
Duff's Garage is one place where your eardrums will feel the rocking beats and get you rolling. The music genre played here spans over country, western to blues and rock. Most of the Live shoes here have a decent cover charge. Performers here include The soul Survivor Horns, The Strangetones, Dover Weinberg Quartet and many more.
Perhaps one of the best loved bars in Portland, Crush literally has something for everyone. Events held here tickle the senses of all who enter with little left to restrictions and inhibitions. Cocktails are imaginative and feature liquors you won't find anywhere else in town. Often called gay-friendly, this bar is everyone-friendly, with a helpful and knowledgeable staff. Check out the outdoor patio or explore the art-clad interiors.
After dining at the hip Grand Cafe, head downstairs to Andrea's Cha Cha Club and shake it to the Latin beat. Ask about cheap cha cha lessons. A full bar will provide not only your favorite cocktail, but a variety of domestic and microbrew drafts as well. Tasty, inexpensive food is also available. Try a huge salad or filling sandwich for less than a five spot. Sample the enormous buffet, bulging with American fare while you enjoy a relaxed, friendly and extremely casual evening out.
In a town that is mostly lacking in good dance clubs, Holocene stands out as a place that welcomes just about anyone who wants to groove to the music. The vast space is broken up in to rooms and sunken areas with most nights having a theme, so it's always good to check their calender first. Bands tend to be eclectic or experimental, whereas DJs crank out dance beats most nights. Their bar is known for mixing cool cocktails, but being that the place is so popular, it's always best to order your second one while still working on the first. Holocene is overall a good place to see and be seen.
For the hottest weekend party in Portland, head to the FX Night Club. This vivacious nightclub is open till 3a on Fridays and Saturdays, only for the 18 years and above revelers. You can settle down in one of the private rooms of the club or hit the dance floor and dance to the thumping hip hop beats churned out by the DJs. Saturdays are ideal for girls night out as it hosts ladies nights which allows free entry for ladies before 11p. Call ahead to know more.
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.
Rotture pronounced as "roh-tur-ay" is located in the Industrial neighborhood of Lower Southeast Portland. The variety in music differs with every playing band and DJ. The space constitutes of a length that runs along till the end of the room with the stage at one end and the bar at the side. Reverse Dotty and the Cany Cane Shivs, Massive Moth, Hot Victory, DJ Beyonda are some of the names that have performed here.
Loveland in Southeast Portland is like a magnet for all those who enjoy great bands. This joint in the Industrial District has a great vibe from the moment you step in. Live bands play here regularly. Be warned, the place tends to get crowded really fast so get there early to be assured of a good spot to watch the show. The food at Loveland is quite good and they even have options for vegans. All in all this is one place you don't want to miss.