Econo Lodge Expo Center
405 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1421
Phone: (503) 285-7777
Fax: (503) 286-8834
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.
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.
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.
Take a trip back in time at Jones, one of the hippest nightclubs in Portland. Recreating the disco era and styles from the 80s and 90s, this nightclub enables you to relive the decades gone by. Occasions like Valentine's Day, Halloween, Mardi Gras and others, are celebrated with great gusto here; the club is embellished in tune with the theme and guests are expected to dress accordingly. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy a vibrant nightlife, dancing and drinking till 2a. When the music stops, you can enjoy an early morning breakfast, that is served till 4a.
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.
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.
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.
One of Portland's busiest nightclubs, Dante's is a mid-sized, flame-themed venue that hosts national acts and cabaret, all week through. It keeps on spreading joy through its weekly acts and live paranormal talk radio till the late hours of the night. The menu has a gist of Americana and Italian touch and the pizzas of Dante's have even won an award! On Mondays, you can even do a karaoke with the live band whose performance is slated for that day. Some of the regulars here are Clyde Lewis, Iron City Rock, Candlelight Comedy Show and Sinferno Cabaret.
The lower floor of Portland's very first theater, The New Market Theater is home to the upscale nightlife joint The Rose bar | lounge. Brick walls surrounding contemporary styled furniture, with dim lighting covering this place in a warm glow, creates an elegant ambiance. Choose from their list of creative concoctions, beers and wine, while you take a break from all that dancing. Depending on season, this bar and lounge opens its doors from 4p on selected Saturdays. Contact the management for details before visiting.