4512 S.E. 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 774-8876
Fax: (503) 788-9473
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you are a late-night bird or a chirpy morning person, this music venue cum restaurant located within the Jupiter Hotel premises welcomes you to its diverse services. Doug Fir Lounge was especially created to display the talents of the musically inclined. The interiors are classy and comfortable. The restaurant with its breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menus takes care of all your hunger pangs. A first class sound system boosts the performance energy, keeping the guests asking for more. And in case you don't want to drive back home, step into the adjacent hotel. With all these features in store, no wonder this young lounge has gained quick popularity.
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.
If you are on a look for a nightclub playing hard rock music, good ambiance and cool crowd, then Meow Meow is the place for you. This lively nightclub specializes in hard rock and metal music. It is also a venue for a number of concerts and rock shows. The chic ambiance teamed with state-of-art sound and light equipments make this a favorite venue for rock concerts. When visiting Meow Meow, wear your dancing shoes and make sure you are dressed to kill.
One of the popular venues for live music in the city, Branx is the highlight of the Industrial District nightlife. Taking over the reins from Satyricon, this venue has made 2nd Avenue a known address for some excellent live music and great DJs. Do stop by here when in town to catch some rock, punk, drum & bass, or some electronica.
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.