Econo Lodge City Center
1889 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-7646
Fax: (503) 459-4000
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.
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.
There's a good reason why Silverado is packed every night: the male dancers who entertain the crowd are enough incentive for gay men to stop by regularly, and the great drinks and music just enhance the experience. When you mention the most popular gay clubs in the city, Silverado is a name that is bound to crop up. There is an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a drink or two, and the lounge is also available for private events during the day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Night life for Portland teens got a little more exciting when the doors to this dance club opened. The club caters to young adults under the age of 21. Bouncers, cameras and metal detectors watch over the kids while they dance and play pool and video games. The club is drug and alcohol free, providing supervised entertainment without the embarrassment of parent chaperones. Ages 16 and up are welcomed, but after midnight it is 18 and up for new arrivals. Only cash payments are accepted.
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.
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.
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.