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.
Know Before You Go
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, large events are limited based on the current risk level. For details on the events listed below, please visit their websites.
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.
There's always something funny happening in Portland. From stand-up comedy to improv comedy, comedy classes Portland has any kind of comedy you may be looking for. Portland boasts many stages to bring you fresh, up-and-coming, and touring comedians.
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 queer-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.
Portland Paseo is an afternoon/evening community gathering over two days, August 28 and 29. Inspired by the Spanish custom of the evening walk that reawakens the city, it is a linear celebration of artists, music, performances, visual art, street food, and artisan markets honoring and amplifying the amazing work of our BIPOC communities and the…
Music is medicine. RX Fest is a multi-venue, multi-day festival is a large-scale benefit for organizations vital to our community, all centrally located in downtown Portland at Star Theater, Dante’s, Kelly’s Olympian and Valentine’s.
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