Nightlife in Portland doesn’t mean just hitting the club. Portland comes to life after hours with open mic nights held throughout the city, nationally acclaimed karaoke spots, delicious late-night eats, adult-friendly gaming spots and plenty of alcohol-free fun. Read on for our guides to the city’s nightlife scene, then check out our events calendar to discover more things to do at night on your next trip to Portland.
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.
Speakeasy-Style Bars in Portland
Get a taste of Prohibition-era cocktails (legally, of course) at speakeasy-style bars in Portland.
Best Irish Pubs in Portland
Celebrate all things Irish, including beer, food and live music, at these local pubs – on St. Patrick's Day, or any time of year.
Portland Sports Bars
Whether you're cheering on our trusty Timbers or Trail Blazers or rooting for your own hometown heroes, here's where to watch sports in Portland.
Portland’s Best Rooftop Bars
When warm weather arrives, nothing beats a cold drink on the patio! Pair breathtaking views with the city’s best drinks at these Portland rooftop bars.
Portland’s Best Patio Bars
Enjoy your favorite summer beverage at one of Portland's rooftop bars or outdoor patios.
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.
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.
The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and lessons available almost every night.
Portland's five-day comedy festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians each October.
Check out plenty of in-demand comedians in a classic format for sidesplitting humor — live and in person.
Discover a new favorite comic or musician at Portland's free concerts and comedy nights, scattered across the city and scheduled throughout the week.
Portland Pinball Spots
Whether you’re a seasoned flipper wizard or just a sucker for those pretty flashing lights, these Portland pinball spots have you covered.
Gaming and Casinos Near Portland
If you've got a passion for poker or want to give the roulette wheel a spin, test your luck at these gaming centers and casinos near Portland.
Date Night Ideas in Portland
Planning a romantic evening in Portland? We have date night ideas for couples with all sorts of interests.
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.
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.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this annual costume-required celebration. Wear something blinky and illuminated (it has to be more than just a green shirt or a button). This is a participatory event, so bring something LepreCons will enjoy: toys, games, stickers, buttons, signs and a great costume. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s…
Join Paddy’s for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which includes a tented street party, Irish bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, corned beef & cabbage, and plenty of Guinness and Irish Whiskey. The tented event is family-friendly until 8 p.m. and kids under 12 years old get in free. Enter the raffle to win a trip…
Established in 2008, the Portland Lindy Exchange (PDXLX) is the biggest annual swing dance weekend in Oregon. Join us for 3 days of celebrating the music and vintage swing dances of the early 20th Century including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag. The Music PDXLX 2020 will feature LIVE swing and vintage jazz from…
At Portland’s annual Red Dress Party, all attendees are required to wear a red dress or pre-approved attire. Tickets to the event include entrance to the party, entertainment and dancing, as well as food and drinks all evening. All proceeds from this year’s Red Dress party will benefit Planned Parenthood and Q Center. Red Dress…