Nightlife

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

Portland's Bar Scene

From speakeasies to classy rooftop bars, Portland's after-hours spots are sure to satisfy.

Nightlife Round-Up

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

Late-Night Bites

When hunger strikes after closing time, head to these local eateries that stay open late.

  • Tik Tok

    Hearty, home-style dishes like chicken-fried steak smothered in gravy, meatloaf and deep-fried fish and chips await at this diner, which stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

    Tuck in to a belly-warming bowl of pho and other Vietnamese dishes at this downtown Portland eatery, which stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Original Hotcake House

    Beloved by local night owls and pancake enthusiasts, Portland's Original Hotcake House stays open 24/7, dishing up delicious diner grub and breakfast classics.

  • Voodoo Doughnut – Northeast

    Open 24/7, this iconic Portland destination's second outpost sells wild doughnuts topped with ingredients like bubblegum and bacon (and has shorter lines than the original spot in downtown Portland).

  • The Roxy

    A downtown Portland classic since 1994, The Roxy serves hearty diner fare (including the "Big Fat Heart Attack Special) 24 hours a day, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Alcohol-Free Fun in Portland

Just because you're older than 21, doesn't mean you have to act like it. Portland has a wide range of events that require no alcohol whatsoever to enjoy.

Dancing in Portland

Get your groove on at these Portland nightclubs, dance halls and studios.

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.

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.

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.

5 to Try

Nightlife Spots

For a late-night party scene, locals recommend these five hot spots.

  • Dig a Pony

    Dig A Pony has one of the largest bar tops in town, DJs playing an eclectic mix of records every night and an enticing and varied food menu.

  • Holocene

    A popular independent music venue, Holocene also hosts Gaycation, one of the city's longest-standing dance parties.

  • White Owl Social Club

    White Owl Social Club is a bar, restaurant, music venue and events space in Portland’s Central Eastside. It offers wine, craft beer and unique craft cocktails that focus on products from local and regional distilleries, as well as a large vegan menu.

  • Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

    This Southeast Portland dance club hosts many international musicians and eclectic styles. It also has a robust food menu, nightly drink specials and occasional art openings.

  • Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

    East Burnside’s iconic Doug Fir is known for live shows in the lounge downstairs, hearty brunch and generous dinner plates enjoyed in the mid-century meets log-cabin dining room.

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.

Comedy in Portland

Discover the next up-and-coming comic at one of Portland's many comedy showcases and festivals.

All Jane Comedy Festival

Portland's five-day comedy festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians each October.

Comedy in Portland

Check out plenty of in-demand comedians in a classic format for sidesplitting humor — live and in person.

Free Live Music and Comedy in Portland

Discover a new favorite comic or musician at Portland's free concerts and comedy nights, scattered across the city and scheduled throughout the week.

More Nightlife

Looking for something to do tonight? Scroll through a round-up of some of our favorite nightlife activities.

Upcoming Nightlife Events

Reel Rock 14
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Reel Rock 14

Revolution Hall $22

The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing’s greatest celebrations, returns this fall with a new collection of world premiere films. In The High Road, the powerful and bold Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed. In United States of Joe’s, climbers collide with a conservative coal…

Film
Nightlife
Tuesday Night Trivia
Ongoing

Tuesday Night Trivia

Portland Cider House Free

Every Tuesday, Portland Cider Co. hosts a Sporcle Live trivia night. Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories. It’s free to play, and winning teams will receive gift cards. There is a game at 7 p.m. and another game at 8 p.m., so you have two shots to win!…

Food & Drink
Nightlife
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Roseland Theater $20 GA, $40 Reserved Balcony

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet. It continues now that the living legend is in his late 60s, ushering in…

Music
Nightlife
Omni
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Omni

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $16 advance, $18 door

Angular ambitious Atlantans melding Wire and Gang of Four with new sounds.

Music
Nightlife
Open Mic Extravaganza!
Ongoing

Open Mic Extravaganza!

Helium Comedy Club $5

See the best local comics at Helium Comedy Club’s Open Mic Extravaganza, every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Comedy
Nightlife
Phantogram
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Phantogram

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $35 advance, $40 door

The New York duo’s second full-length album, Voices, catches the ear quickly, melding hazy dream pop, dark atmospheres and head-knocking rhythms into a compelling, original sound. Since 2007, the Phantogram sound has evolved gradually and organically, and the band’s career has mirrored that progress. Formed in Saratoga Springs, a small city in upstate New York,…

Music
Nightlife
Tuesday Night Trivia
Ongoing

Tuesday Night Trivia

Lightning Will Bar & Grill Free

Every Tuesday, Lightning Will hosts a trivia night in collaboration with Sporcle Live. Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories. It’s free to play, and winners will receive gift cards or swag prizes. Come early, grab a craft beer or some tacos and a Tecate for $5, Show off…

Nightlife
Burlynomicon: A Darkly Decadent Burlesque Revue
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Burlynomicon: A Darkly Decadent Burlesque Revue

The Lovecraft Bar $15

Produced by Natasha Riot, Burlynomicon is a darkly decadent monthly showcase of performance held every second Tuesday of the month. Featuring a rotating cast of burlesque and cabaret talent from Portland and beyond, performers present art with a dark but humorous twist in the mythos-inspired space of the world famous Lovecraft Bar. Doors open at…

Nightlife
Performing Arts
Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $15-$20

Australian ambient singer-songwriter.

Music
Nightlife
Of Monsters and Men
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Of Monsters and Men

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $52 advance, $57 door

You think you know the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, but you have no idea. Within the first minute of their new single Alligator, you’ll be wondering if this huge anthem is the brainchild of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronting Arcade Fire – all thumping drums, brimming guitars and a call-to-arms chorus about taking…

Music
Nightlife
Rare Monk / Bodies On The Beach
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Rare Monk / Bodies On The Beach

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $8 advance, $10 door

A co-headlined evening with intricate and emotive Portland bands with new music. With: J. Graves.

Music
Nightlife
Editor's Pick
White Album Xmas
Dec. 4–14, 2019

White Album Xmas

Alberta Rose Theatre $37.50-$57.50

White Album Xmas has become a tradition – a way to keep Portland weird during the holiday season. The Nowhere Band – a full 15-piece Beatles orchestra plays the White Album in its entirety, while the jugglers, aerialists, clowns and acrobats of the Portland Circus Allstars present feats of remarkable strength, focus and dexterity. Guaranteed…

Editor's Pick
Music
Nightlife
DIIV
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

DIIV

Revolution Hall $15

Rebirth takes place when everything falls apart. On DIIV’s forthcoming third full-length album, Deceiver, they craft the soundtrack to personal resurrection under the heavy weight of metallic catharsis, upheld by robust guitars and vocal tension that almost snaps, but never quite. With: Froth, Storefront Church.

Music
Nightlife
Magic Sword
Dec. 11–12, 2019

Magic Sword

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $18-$20

The music of Magic Sword tells the story of the most powerful weapon ever created: a sword of infinite power that appears only to those in the greatest need. When the Magic Sword appears, good will always prevail. With: Equip.

Music
Nightlife
Alex Cameron
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

Alex Cameron

Wonder Ballroom $20

Alex Cameron is an Australian musician, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Sydney, he is best known for his solo career, a high-concept act in which Cameron initially adopted the persona of a failed entertainer. He is also a member of the electronica act Seekae. With: Holiday Sidewinder

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Charlie Parr
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

Charlie Parr

Aladdin Theater $17 Advance, $20 Day of Show

Charlie Parr is the eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout Parr’s career and features Charlie’s trademark resonator guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator Mikkel Beckmen on percussion,…

Music
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Drae Slapz
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

Drae Slapz

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar Free

Willamette Week G!G Presents a showcase of the finest in Portland hip-hop. With: Brown Calculus, Rasheed Jamal.

Music
Nightlife
The Head and the Heart
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

The Head and the Heart

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $37.50 advance, $42 door

It wasn’t that long ago that the members of Seattle’s The Head and the Heart were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of passersby. That unbridled energy informed their earliest original material, which was honed in local clubs before…

Music
Nightlife
Felipe Esparza - The Bad Hambre Tour
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Felipe Esparza – The Bad Hambre Tour

Revolution Hall $37.50

Felipe Esparza has produced two comedy specials: Netflix’s They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You and HBO’s 2017 special Translate This. Esparza also hosts his own podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called What’s Up Fool.

Comedy
Nightlife
John Craigie - Keep It Warm 2019 Tour
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

John Craigie – Keep It Warm 2019 Tour

Aladdin Theater $23 Advance, $28 DOS, $40 2-Day Pass

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland-based performer whom The Stranger appropriately dubbed “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.”…

Music
Nightlife
The Dream Syndicate
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

The Dream Syndicate

Polaris Hall $25 advance, $30 door

Iconic L.A. psychedelic/alt-rock vets with a driving, kaleidoscopic sound. With: Eyelids.

Music
Nightlife
Hot Buttered Rum
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Hot Buttered Rum

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $16 advance, $18 door

Well-traveled, eclectic and progressive Bay Area bluegrass string quintet. With: Band Of Comerados.

Music
Nightlife
Ladytron
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Ladytron

Wonder Ballroom $32.50

Ladytron are a British electronic music band formed in Liverpool, England in 1999. With: YourYoungBody.

Music
Nightlife
Marco Benevento
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Marco Benevento

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $18

It’s impossible not to hear freedom and excitement coursing through the veins of Marco Benevento’s new studio album, Let It Slide. Produced by Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields), the record introduces a gritty, soulful edge to Benevento’s brand of high-octane keyboard wizardry—an uptempo, uplifting sound he playfully describes as “hot dance piano rock.” For…

Music
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Steelhorse - Bon Jovi Tribute
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Steelhorse – Bon Jovi Tribute

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill $15-$25

Steelhorse delivers all the Bon Jovi hits performed by some of the most dynamic musicians and performers in the Northwest. You’ll be transported back to the hair band glory days, singing along with the classics like “Living on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Runaway,” just to name a few.

Music
Nightlife
Spectravagasm: Holidazed
Nov. 22–Dec. 14, 2019

Spectravagasm: Holidazed

Shaking the Tree Theatre $10

Back by popular demand, Spectravagasm’s hit show from 2016 is a stocking stuffed full of scathing holiday comedy: Santa quits Christmas, Scrooge and the Grinch team up and Jesus has a surprise party. Guaranteed to get you on the naughty list. Spectravagasm has been delivering ridiculous sketch comedy since 2012 and was most recently seen…

Comedy
Nightlife
Performing Arts
The eXtraordinary League of Rockers Live Showcase Matinee
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

The eXtraordinary League of Rockers Live Showcase Matinee

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $8 age 18+, $6 age 5-18, free for under age 5

The eXtraordinary League of Rockers (XLR) gives young musicians (ages 8-18) the opportunity to join a band, learn what it means to take the stage and bring down the house playing real venues. In three months, each band participates in three live shows: The Showup, where rockers get their first taste of the stage; The…

For Kids
Music
Nightlife
Uptown Village Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Uptown Village Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Various Locations Free

Join several participating Uptown Village businesses for the third annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl. Find out which businesses are participating and where to get your map on the event website. Get your Ugly Sweater ready and join in on the fun.

Food & Drink
Nightlife
Kevin Burke - Second Saturday Community Concert
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Kevin Burke – Second Saturday Community Concert

Winona Grange #271 $20

Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. His far-reaching solo album If the Cap Fits and his work with such distinguished performers as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band established him as a first-class musician. Never one to be restricted by geography or…

Music
Nightlife
Amir K
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Amir K

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $20 advance, $24 door

Iranian-born, SoCal-raised comic with appearances on MADtv and Comedy Central.

Comedy
Nightlife
John Craigie - Keep It Warm 2019 Tour
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

John Craigie – Keep It Warm 2019 Tour

Aladdin Theater $23 Advance, $28 DOS, $40 2-Day Pass

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland-based performer whom The Stranger appropriately dubbed “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.”…

Music
Nightlife
Laughrodisiac Comedy Showcase
Ongoing

Laughrodisiac Comedy Showcase

Club Sanctuary $10 entry. Two-drink minimum.

An evening of stand-up comedy, followed by dancing and play spaces. Hosted by Chris Smith and Ben Warren. Past comedians include Shane Mauss (appearances on Conan O’Brien, HBO and Comedy Central), Caitlin Weyerhaeuser (voted Portland’s funniest comedian), Simon Gibson, Todd Armstrong, Ben Harkins, Milan Patel, Becky Braunstein, Chris Johnson, Dylan Jenkins, The Real Hijinx, Amanda…

Comedy
Nightlife
Sixth Annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Sixth Annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular

Wonder Ballroom $22

Stumptown Soul is back for its sixth year! An all‐star cast of Portland blues, jazz, rock & roll and soul musicians will light up the stage at the sixth annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular, a benefit for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation and the Children’s Cancer Association.

Music
Nightlife
Silversun Pickups
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Silversun Pickups

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $32.50 advance, $37 door

Silversun Pickups have always considered their sonic density a source of pride: The Los Angeles band’s four studio full-lengths — including their 2006 gold-selling debut, Carnavas — reveal additional sonic gifts with each subsequent spin. Their fifth album, Widow’s Weeds, also caters to an adventurous, patient group of listeners. Strident acoustic strumming tussles with raging…

Music
Nightlife
Moon Hooch
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Moon Hooch

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $18-$22

“I’m realizing more and more every day that you can make anything happen for yourself if you really want to,” says Moon Hooch horn player Mike Wilbur. “You can change your existence by just going out and doing it, by taking simple actions every day.” If any band is a poster child for turning the…

Music
Nightlife
Shades of Huey & Flexor T
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Shades of Huey & Flexor T

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill $10-$15

See the Pacific Northwest’s premiere tribute to Huey Lewis and the News and a country/rock show band in one amazing night. The Pacific Northwest’s premiere tribute to Huey Lewis and The News! Playing fairs, festivals, events and casinos across the region, this group of veteran musicians features a powerhouse horn section and all the elements…

Music
Nightlife
Belly Metal: Jingle Bell Raq Edition
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Belly Metal: Jingle Bell Raq Edition

Dante’s $10 advance, $12 door (cash only at the door)

‘Tis the season for a show that rocks and raqs! Come see live professional belly dancers shimmy, undulate and spin to your favorite metal anthems. Bang your head while you body tip the festive performers. If you’re a fan of metal, or a fan of belly dance, or just someone who likes to deck the…

Nightlife
Performing Arts
Speaker Minds
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Speaker Minds

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $5

Endlessly eclectic, soulful and exciting Portland hip-hop/rock/R&B collective. With: Rich Hunter, Madgesdiq, CEG.

Music
Nightlife
The Curious Cabaret
Ongoing

The Curious Cabaret

Curious Comedy Theater $20

The Curious Cabaret – A Riotous Vaudeville Revue is a brand-new monthly variety show hosted by Portland’s 20-time award winning physical comedy duo, A Little Bit Off. The show brings you the absolute best in top-notch local talent, with acts ranging from acrobatics and dance, to magic and juggling, with a whole lot of comedy…

Comedy
Music
Nightlife
Performing Arts
Waterparks
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Waterparks

Wonder Ballroom $22.50

Waterparks is an American rock band formed in Houston, Texas in 2011. With: De’Wayne Jackson, Kitten.

Music
Nightlife
Fiesta Navideña
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Fiesta Navideña

Aladdin Theater $15 – $20 GA, $10 Student/Low Income, $5 Children 12 & Under

Celebrate the holiday season Espacio Flamenco style with traditional holiday songs (villancicos), student and Espacio Flamenco Company performances, and a flamenco sing-along. Performances by: Espacio Flamenco Coro NavideñoFlamenco Kids through Level 3 Dance classesFlamenco guitar classesEspacio Flamenco Company

Music
Nightlife
Moon Hooch
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Moon Hooch

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $18-$22

“I’m realizing more and more every day that you can make anything happen for yourself if you really want to,” says Moon Hooch horn player Mike Wilbur. “You can change your existence by just going out and doing it, by taking simple actions every day.” If any band is a poster child for turning the…

Music
Nightlife
Local Natives
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Local Natives

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $35 advance, $40 door

“Based in Southern California, five-piece indie rock band Local Natives made quick waves at SXSW with their sweeping orchestral songs and celebratory swagger. Bearing musical similarities to Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire, their ride toward mainstream success picked up momentum when their song “Airplanes” was featured in an episode of the…

Music
Nightlife
The Holidays CAN Be Fun
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

The Holidays CAN Be Fun

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $15-$65

A very special holiday show with indie singer-songwriters. Featuring: Julia Nunes and Elizabeth and The Catapult, along with special guest Chase Burnett.

Music
Nightlife
Yacht
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Yacht

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $18 advance, $20 door

Conceptual L.A.-via-Portland electronic pop icons with new LP, Chain Tripping.

Music
Nightlife
Common Holly
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Common Holly

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $10 advance, $12 door

Inventive, folk-driven Canadian songwriter with new 2019 LP. With: Luka, Sheers.

Music
Nightlife
David Archuleta Christmas Tour 2019
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

David Archuleta Christmas Tour 2019

Alberta Rose Theatre $40 advance, $45 door, $125 VIP

TV star and pop sensation David Archuleta returns to the Alberta Rose stage for a not-to-be-missed holiday concert.

Music
Nightlife
Eric Rachmany
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Eric Rachmany

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $29.50 – $94.50

Positive reggae rock with a cause. With: Ted Bowne, The John Dank Show.

Music
Nightlife
Judy Collins - Holidays & Hits
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Judy Collins – Holidays & Hits

Aladdin Theater $52.50

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well…

Music
Nightlife
Los Straitjackets
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Los Straitjackets

Polaris Hall $20 advance, $24 door

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock ‘n’ roll around the world.

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