Portland stays up late with live music, dance clubs and world-class comedy.

  • Live music venues From rock to jazz, Portland's live music scene offers tunes for all types. Make some noise »
  • Dance clubs Whether it's soul nights or dubstep bashes, Portland's dance clubs get you moving. Do a twirl »
  • Entertainment District These vibrant downtown blocks become a pedestrian-only party zone on weekends. Party on »
  • Comedy venues Portland’s comedy clubs are home to a hilarious batch of local comics. Laugh it up »
  • LGBT nightlife Find plenty of LGBT-friendly places to visit once the sun goes down. Explore more »

Dance clubs, karaoke and comedy all come out at night in Portland — as do late happy hours, swanky bowling and other unexpected delights.


  • Nightlife round-up

    Portland comes alive after dark, with restaurants, clubs, theaters, concert venues and performance halls open late all over town.

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  • Portland’s Entertainment District

    On weekend nights, several blocks in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood are closed to cars, making it easy to visit the area's many dance clubs and bars.

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  • Portland’s best themed bars

    Take a break from the real world with the help of these seven themed bars in Portland, where ambiance is just as important as the menu.

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  • LGBT nightlife

    Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and -friendly bars and clubs. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night with friends, a high-energy dance party or a drag show, Portland delivers.

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  • Portland karaoke at Voicebox

    Portland karaoke bars and nights

    Choose from private suites, pop-up events, tiki drinks and Chinese food as you select your ideal Portland karaoke venue from among the city’s top spots.

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  • Happy hours in Portland

    Portland's Happy Hour Guidebook details over 500 locations, so if you sense it's five-o-clock somewhere, the city almost certainly has you covered. Here are some favorites.

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  • Portland’s best hotel bars

    Some of Portland’s most destination-worthy bars just happen to be attached to some of the coolest hotels in town. Here’s where to check in for the night.

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  • Portland’s best patio bars

    When the weather warms and the days grow long, imbibers flock to these picturesque patios to pair a shot of sunshine with their summer drinks of choice.

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  • Dance clubs

    Portland may be best known for its indie music, but with a wide variety of dance clubs, the city has a rhythm that'll get just about anyone moving.

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  • Portland’s best dance halls

    From salsa and line dancing to Lindy hop and blues, our itinerary will help you discover the city’s favorite venues and popular weekly dance events.

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  • Tango in Portland

    The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and lessons available almost every night.

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